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Kr1z - A Silver Kiss [Demo]

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Demo of an upcoming trance track.
Worked on:
-Drums: no loops used, placed every hihat & snare & clap etc myself.
-Mastering: no clipping no earhurthing shit (?)
-Bass: !! Found a new trancey basspattern (not a preset, made the bass myself)
-Gated lead: Made my own gate this time :)!!
-No presets used this time!

Tips, comments?
Enjoy anyway :D!

Edit: wow a gay score

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WOW!! Kris!!

Just Kris.... Kris man.. Kris...

This is what i call ecstacy!


Have to say I really enjoy this so far. Love the gated lead and also your new bass patern matches very nicely. I really like how the bass comes back in around :45. Keep it up! Cant wait to hear the final product!

Kr1z responds:

working on it :D thx for the review!!


As usual with trance songs, I'm not terribly fond of the intro, but that's just my genreism speaking, since you've done as far as I can tell a fantastic job of fitting with the genre and since, for mixing, the long intro would be amazingly useful.

Anyway, even as short as it is (woo for demos!) I wish I had crazy colored lights and a fog machine. I really love the sound of the lead, and the bass as well. Nothing in this song hurt my ears or sounded poorly done, so I'd say you've got the mastering down well. And the drums really have a professional trancey feel to them. So I'd say everything you worked on turned out well, and as usual it's amazing.

THAT'S more like it! :D

Compared to your other song I also reviewed, this is tons better, you seem to have taken my advice, or at least improved by a lot. Still, I hear problems...

Starting with drums. The kick sounds like a Vengeance sample, and not just that, but it's really raw, too. It feels like you didn't add any FX on it, you just used it as is. Which you shouldn't - one, it's recognizable, and two, it's not as loud as it should be, a problem that could be fixed with some good EQing and perhaps some compression. Your hihats sound really good in the beginning, but later on they get drowned out, towards the end I can only hear two or three samples, the rest are inaudible. Clap sounds pretty Vengeance-ish but personally I find them the hardest to disguise beyond recognition, you might have found it difficult as well. ;) Lastly, FX is amazing. :D

Synths are all good, I actually don't recognize a single one this time. :O The bass isn't as bassy as it could be, though - in fact, there's nothing in the song that reaches down to those "booming" bass frequencies. You come close, but you don't quite make it. Just mix and EQ better and you'll be fine. ;) The bassline is great, as is your gated synth, but the song doesn't really have a melody. The closest it comes to one is the top note of each chord the gated synth plays, which probably isn't enough.

Another short review for now, though I really enjoyed this one. :D Finish a full-length trance track like this and I'd definitely download it and add it as a favorite song. Keep it up. ;D

Kr1z responds:

Yeh, i checked ur latest tips & applied them.
Thanks for the help!
Your right about the kick, its raw.. but since i have not much experience at all, i can barely decide what kick to use.
About the hats: i'll try to fix thatz ;D
Clap: yeh thats a damn hard thing xD
Bass: lets make that a lil more pumpy then!
Thanks for the tips again!


Dude you're becoming a pro at this, very soon ppl will start calling you No 1 DJ!!! Love your bass and awesome drum patters also, how did you made the gate?????

Anyway, exellent work man...oh wait...hey dude, Above&Beyond just called, they want their DJ back XD

Peace bro!

Credits & Info


4.79 / 5.00

Jun 12, 2008
4:50 PM EDT
File Info
1.3 MB
1 min 25 sec

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