I cant sit here and write long ass reviews about the pros and cons about this song.
So ima tell you this..
I fuckin love it man!!!!
I wish i lived in the CHI so u could dj one of my parties.
I try to make stuff like this but never post it bcuz i can never get it right only because ive produced too much hip-hop xD.
But man i like yah music.
Keep it up man and hopefully one day I manage to sneak into a club and hear you DJing.
i dont under stand why this isnt number one on the newgrounds chart! ^.^ i cant stop listening to it!
Very nice... is this deep house? I love the intro... the break at 1:42 is amazing... this is a 10 if it was longer... 4/5 9/10
It's good, I like how they tie into each other, but I find that the melody lacks a little and it picks up kind of slowly. All in all, i really like it. It seems to have a steady beat and doens't constantly change the tempo, but might want to make a little more in differences when changing moods. very nice job ^^
The distorted bass combined with the massive sub bass makes an impression of unwanted distortion in the song, at least in the fade-in of the beginning, when the distorted bass is so silent you can't hear the notes, but still notice the dirt of it. Might want to fade in a distortion amount with the volume control for a nicer effect in the start. Now that's just to give a nice first impression to keep the listener through the song, not anything major at all :)
Might also want to adjust the level of the kick and get rid of the grainy sound of it- compress is and distort just a little bit for a harder effect- and finally make it nice and audible, cause it now has the horrible mix of being hardly audible yet making a painfully compression-like effect to the track. D:
Some kind of soft pad drones- windy, euphoric or dreamy, your choice, would do good through the whole track for adding more of the "night city" mood of it- you know, this is the kind of music you'd hear in the background of- I don't really have any examples right now, so I doubt you'll ever get what I mean- but try some very soft and silent, moody pads throughout (I know you have a few, but making em more constant would do good).
That's it for my suggestions. Might look like negative, unneeded nitpicking, but I just want to try and help where I can- I actually think this track is a damn good one. I sure did enjoy the clever melodies, subtle fifth pads, original percussion (especially hats- you did the entire thing all yourself? That's pretty amazing for an one-afternoon job- if it's completely original that is ^^) and gated synthage.
Now I just hope you're still active so this big review wasn't written for nothing.
Where to start on this one...
First off, I might in fact distort a little with the bass. I wouldn't really know because I made this song on a pair of headphones and it sounds perfect on them.
I do not really hear the kick drum distorting. It is at an unusually high pitch but it is maybe better like that so it can pierce through the heavy bass in the background. I need to test this song out on a bigger system and adjust accordingly. You can probably expect a re-release of this song at some point. (if i have time)
Not quite sure what you meant by adding in some wispy, dreamy pads. The song is full of them. Take another listen. I think the song had a very late night feel to it. that was part of the reason why I filtered out the bass and, well, everything in the song at some parts. A nice dreamy build up. The kind of memory you have after a long night out on the town.
Your review was ery technical. I understood everything you said, but you probably could have simplified many of your points and saved yourself a lot of time. I generally know whats up when It comes to technical talk.(ok ok ok. I will stop reviewing your review LOL)
I am more interested in what you have to say about the composition of the track and the feel of it because that is what my aim is with my work. Technical shit comes second. To answer your question, yes this is a 100% AuECS original cooked up in the laboratory.
Thanks so much your your review :-D
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.