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A song i made for my friend's birthday, enjoy

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this is AWESOME

at a morning i heared to it in 3 hours, and it still ROCKED :D

I think that was the best bithday, with that song!


Well, it's not your latest...

But you specifically asked for me to review it, so here goes. :P

First thing that comes IMMEDIATELY to mind is the really strong compressor you've got on the master channel. It gives the entire song a really bloated feel in the bass ranges, as there's tons of bass coming from both the kick and bass, but it never clips thanks to that compressor of yours, hence the bloated feel. It also sometimes compresses the hihats too so that they pop up at annoying parts of the beat, making the song annoying to listen to, though it didn't happen too badly here... it does make your open hihat a bit hard to listen to, but that's about it. My advice would be to avoid placing anything on the Master channel (except for temporary effects, i.e. an EQ sweep or filter for a buildup, etc.) until the very end of the song. Then, once you do, go for SUBTLE, NOT DRAMATIC! It's one of the biggest problems I see with many people at your level, you may or may not realize it now but it's a bad thing. Do any of the professional songs you'd buy have this kind of compression going on, to this degree? I seriously doubt it. ;)

Second major point are your blatant VEC samples. Namely, the:
1) Hit
2) Kick
3) Intro loop
4) Snare
5) Ride
6) Open hihat
7) "Get" FX
8) Horn FX

And I have suspicions about your sliding sine and crowd as well. Of course some people will recognize some or none of these depending on their familiarity with VEC, and I've probably missed a few myself (judging by that many blatant sounds, the rest may just as easily be VEC also), but the point is, these are recognizable sounds that aren't yours! If the sounds aren't yours, then it's that much harder for you to develop your own style that everyone can recognize you by (and think, many famous artists on and off of NG have their own style, but how many use sounds as blatantly as you have here? Very few I bet). I seriously doubt you don't want your own style and don't mind being just another generic-sounding artist. :P

Which leads me to your synths - first of all, I recognize a Nexus supersaw or two, see the above paragraph. Second, their sound is overall very generic, it all feels "done before" to me. You took the easy way out with your bass and placed it on the offbeat, and the chord progression is a very common one too - be a bit more original than that! ;D What's more, if you're ok with using VEC sounds raw like you have, I wouldn't be surprised if all of these are presets. I certainly can recall hearing most of these synths and sounds (or other sounds closely resembling them) from various other songs I've heard in the past.

Something I DID like about this song was the very high overall energy and the structure/pacing, which caught me, perhaps because they seem (to me anyway) to match up well - rarely done on Newgrounds. :P The stuttered voice at 3:17 was nice to hear as well, I haven't heard anything quite like it so it sounded like a nice addition to me... it's a shame it didn't pop up elsewhere in the song. :(

I think that's about all I've got to say for this song. Hopefully all this advice should help you out some, I'd be glad to give you another review once you submit a song that shows real improvement to me! Even if it doesn't show real improvement, I can always comment it on MSN, just ask. ;D Keep it up!

voted 5

Oh wow. You made this for his birthday? I wonder what his wedding is going to be like. haha

The song was very catchy. I honestly don't know what to think about the intro. It seems like a DJ was mixing from one song to yours. It's different. I honestly don't know what to think of it.
The song itself was amazing. It had everything I look for in a song. From the great bass, to the panning, to the horns, everything. Amazing work. I love this.
-TMM43 (DJ-Pinke)

Pyroific responds:

It was actually for a girl, but yeah :P

Not Bad

Can't say I could listen to it forever but, for the most part it was pretty good.

Pyroific responds:

okay, i'll accept that :P

Credits & Info


4.40 / 5.00

Jul 11, 2008
8:20 PM EDT
File Info
7.5 MB
4 min 6 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.