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Aug 13, 2008 | 9:52 AM EDT
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Song
1.6 MB
1 min 26 sec
Score
3.84 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 3.84 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - Techno
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Author Comments

Every so often I get bored and wish I could make music so I attempt it. Today I spent about 4 hours and ended up with something that wasn't total crap. So enjoy the random mix that this song ended up as.

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StepStep

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

For your second song...

...This actually isn't that bad, TBH. At times it can get a little annoying to listen to, but I must say, for a beginner to FL Studio, I'm actually quite impressed. I remember my second submission. Oh God, it was horrible :P.

The melodies are alright. I won't lie to you, they didn't really have much of a hook to them. This song consists most of arps, but it has some alright melodies such as the one at 0:37. It actually sounds a little off-key, but it's OK, way better than a lot of beginners' attempts at melodies. I'd suggest adding a few more melodies though, at times your range of melodies gets a little limited throughout the song. Try adding some solos too, maybe a few breaks (the song goes quiet for some time and stays calm with some ambient stuff, then a buildup and the song reaches its climax) and stuff to break the monotony. One thing that I don't like about this is that a lot of the time it feels as if there's too much going on at once. Sometimes, simpler is better, and this is one of those times in my opinion. Still, for a second try at melodies, not bad, not bad at all :).

The synths, to be honest, sound a little annoying. Overall they were alright, but the one that came in at 0:07 was pretty weird and I think it would work out much more if you had a softer or lighter synth to take its place. Still, I have to admit, the sound effect that first came in at 0:13, although annoying, actually sounded pretty cool and fit with the song. Maybe you could turn its volume down a little, since when it comes in, it drowns out all of the other instruments (this may be because of the fact that you have a limiter in your master channel. Go to your mixer [Press: F9] in FL Studio and there should be 'Fruity Limiter' written somewhere in the horizontal bars on the right. Click on the arrow next to it, and choose 'none'. That limiter is messing up your volume levels, PM me for more details if you want). Synths overall were alright...

The transitions aren't really too special. There was nothing abrupt, but the transitions overall were pretty weird, for example the ones at 0:54, 1:01 and 1:05. New synths weren't introduced too well, such as the one at 0:06 which sort of came in out of nowhere. Also, that sound effect I talked about (the one at 0:13) played at random times in the song, so when it came in, it felt as if it came out of nowhere. Still, some transitions were alright, and no transition was THAT bad. This song definitely lacks buildups and build-downs though. Instead of building up to a climax and building down to a calmer part, you simple skip from loud to soft really suddenly, and it doesn't work out too well. Try and fade things in/out, and add a few buildups here and there. It could really do wonders to this submission...

The structure is pretty weird to be honest. You don't really have any noticeable structure, and the variety was so good the song became pretty random. I'd suggest for a structure that you have a chorus playing every 16 bars or so, and in the 16 bars that the chorus doesn't play, you have a few alternate melodies. There's already a good start to a solid song structure. The intro wasn't too bad, but the song immediately starts crazy and random, maybe if you build it up and gradually introduce new elements to the song instead of starting straight away it'd be a smoother intro. Outro was pretty weird, try and give the outro a final and satisfying ending note.

The drums, well, I'm not really sure if there are any drums. I might be hearing a kick in there, maybe a hi-hat too unless that's a synth, but if you do have any drums, I think you should turn them up a little, since theyr'e drowned out by the synths. If there are no drums, add some :P.

I want to stress the fact that even though this may seem like a harsh review, for your second song this is way above the normal standard, so if I were you I wouldn't give up on music since I'm sure that if you continue at this rate, you'll be a great producer, and if you need any help with FL, feel free to PM me ;).
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Fishtales responds:

Lol to be honest I have no idea what i'm doing with FL and still don't I was just playing with stuff and was hoping for a review like this. Unfortunately I canned everything I had. Still have FL so maybe ill give something other than a loop a try. I don't think there were drums though. I can't remember. Thanks though., I do appreciate your time.

Also I use to listen to this a bit. and it use to hurt my head so that's mostly why I stopped trying.


newrounds1newrounds1

Rated 3 / 5 stars

very newbie song

i wont say its good but its alright for a newbie song to be =)

Peace out..


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Fishtales responds:

Hmmmm you actually gave me a better score then what I was expecting so yay for allright! and thanks for review