Time for a review!
Wow, that intro really caught my attention. Holy crap you've put a assload of work into this. The pads and leads you've chosen thus far are really unique and your automation work is top-notch. I liked the sidechained pad you started out with in the beginning too.
Oooooh, wow I really liked that filter you brought up at about 1:35ish. Gave me a feeling like I was jammin' out to this beat on a beach and got nailed with a wave. Sick job on that buildup.
I really liked the breakdown you have going at about 2:20 as well. Keepin the automation going on this is really keeping me interested as well. I'm diggin' this track man. I think you're second buildup could have been better with some snares or maybe kicks in there. I loved the wave again, but I think you could make it much more epic.
This song is really odd, in a really good way. It's like house, but you approached it with a more trance-ish structure. It really worked for the song; then again there's probably some sub-genre of house or trance that exactly describes the song. I'm just not as well-versed in electronic genre titles haha.
Okay, so the mixing is pretty good on here already. Every instrument I can hear clearly and nothing in the mix stands out unnecessarily. I think you could make your kick a bit tighter - try throwing on a bit more compression. Also try to compress your kick with your bass, if you aren't already.
Check out this forum thread on TranceAddict - it's got some pretty sweet info on different compression settings and techniques:
http://www.tranceaddict.com/forums/sh owthread.php?s=&forumid=48&threadid=2 76466
I really liked the bass you have going, but I think you could give the song a better low end by adding a bit more to the lower frequencies. Maybe a straight sine wave pattern at a medium volume would fill it out down low. That or you could just take the same pattern and double a couple of the notes an octave lower. This may just be my preference though, *shrug*.
All in all, you've got a sick song here. I love the feel you got going and that "airy" pad that you've automated to create the wave effect is sick. I'd actually like to know what you're using, because I've had trouble trying to recreate that in Logic. I swear if it's just a simple super saw or something I'm gonna punch myself in the face.
Great work here. I'm not going to download this now since this is a work in progress, but PLEASE PM me when you have finished this one. This has got some ridiculous potential and I want to encourage you to finish this. Once you have finish this, it's going on my iPod, I can tell you that.
If you've got any more similar to this, don't hesitate to PM me.
Awesome song man!
PS - You're welcome for the insanely long review lol :P.