Darkgate {outdated demo}

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ok this is the updated version of my new sequel song darkgate, and i really wanna know what you guys think about it, so i can improve it & stuff
btw, ive only spent 2 hrs on this, so dont bash it too badly

peace. (& give feedback!!)

EDIT: this is outdated


Has potential, but needs a good bit of work.

This one was confusing, im not completely sure where to start.

I like the intro, and the lead that drops at 0:12 is very mainstream techno-ish, but the fill that comes in (rather abruptly, I must say) at 0:38 seems off key with the first lead. From there, it seems to progress into a sort of 'noise', which is greatly accelerated by the guitar synth and the robotic modem-ish sound that drops soon after. It seems to start to clean itself up around 1:25, soon to make an abrupt change-of-direction (almost characteristic of your tracks lol ) when the guitar returns at 2:05. And from then on when the original lead returns (rather off key) at 2:39, it re-begins its progression back into 'noise'.

I will note that I do like the clap-ish sound that drops at 0:25, it keeps the beat kinda fresh for me

-Add a low pass filter to the guitar, it seems to have too much of the higher frequencies, which further compounds the 'noise' issue.
-Create a soundscape. If you give the fills different pans, it will help alleviate the fighting between the instuments (what is primarily responsible for making the song sound noisy), and at the same time accentuate the actual leads (many times I had no idea what the leads were).
-Play the leads on a different octave from any of the rest of the instruments currently playing. This will also help the lead stand out more.
-Figure out a general direction for the song and stick to it. (It almost sounds like the song is wandering)

Give this track a good cleaning up and you might have something nice!

Let me know when you do and ill be happy to review it again :)

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4.03 / 5.00

Dec 18, 2008
8:31 PM EST
File Info
4.3 MB
3 min 46 sec

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