I listened to New Dj's on YouTube and their stuff is okay but listening to this song, it captures my interests and doesn't let go, great beats and with that you have my respect.
Sure beats the hell out of my Techno song...
holy crap man. Great job. hits hard, dosen't let up, keeps on moving. Great beat. I'd expect this to be used in a couple flashes.
Hah thanks! that was the idea ;D
Yay you're back
Tank award well deserved ;)
Great song as always. For your doing it's slightly repetitive, but it's sure a hell lot more diverse than most crap you hear on the radio nowadays! Awesome song as always, and it'll go on my Ipod before you can say "you're-going-to-score-the-Tank-award -2009-also".
Thank you :D yeah i figured it was kinda repetitive, but ive been lstening to so much breakbeat im starting to feel its ok. lol, wich issnt really a good thing but, ill break out of it ;) thank you for the review!
it reMINDS thing-thing 3
anyway.. its awesome! XD
Wow, now the hard part, critisizing
So, wow, the song is awesome, not really a surprise seeing as your music has been awesome for years since, well, i guess when i first heard sky runner.
back then, i never really used the audio portal, and you and cornandbeans were the only two people i really listened to. Slowly that thought me to go deeper into the (very confusing and scary) audio portal, where i learned about more music. cornandbeans kinda dissapeared, but you have always been here, creating more and more awesome music. then i remember people always referencing anything good to space pirates, heck, they even used that as an example for the CC mac contest, didn't they, and then you know what, it turns out all these new songs you made were either for, or just ended up in, castle crashers.
anyway, tome to review this beast of a song.
Drums. The basic kick and snare seem to stay where they are, throughout all filters and progressions, except when there is no kick or snare. i guess that is necessary for such a long song to keep its momentum. I really like all the different things you did with the drums, filtering was amazing, your hi-hat, what is it?it almost sounds like, well, not a hi-hat, but does sound too much like the snare at points, i admit. at around 5:00, i don't like the how you can here the reverb of the snare, it kinda gets hurt, from compression, or just cause of the sample, I'm not sure. also, sometimes the kick looses itself in the low saw, maybe a little of sidechain is in order there, just a wee bit, like a few dB. also i like the initial snare with the little bit of compressed reverb, sounds sexy.
General instruments. I pretty much like all of them, don't know what to comment on, umm. some of the high instruments kinda forget their boundaries and flow into the bass, but not too much, i guess it is inevitable with the constant change of instrument patterns and so forth. some of the 8-bit seems really outta place, i know you like it, but you may need to reverb it and EQ back a bit or something to make it seem natural to the song. the main instrument kinda gets repetitive, i believe thats where any of the feeling of repetition comes from, it overlaps both the bass and the treble at any given time, so it tends to stay lead the entire time, which also i guess may be necessary, but that is why the song feels a little long (well, ya, aside from the fact that it is long). I also really like that funky bounce in instrument you play from 4:06-4:12, what is that, and what did you do with it? The strings later on are quite good as well, very unnoticeable at first, which is great for strings. the synth after these strings is nice too, EQ'd perfectly, like wow, my only complaint about this is that pulling it in and out doesn't really give you the potential to build with it, you just seem to go back to the strings and alarm buzzing synth.
Random hits: Plentiful and beautiful, the dentist drill sound, the fade ins and outs of random instruments, all the background noises, all the little IDM hits of quick repetition. Any good song has lots of little random sound sin it, and this has that, how do you choose what to put where, and how are you able to fill the whole song with little things like that without making anything take over. again the only thing at this point is the 8-bit sounds, but still, fantastic job.
Random vocals. apparently you like the "i like you" "i like me too" the most, because it is used most often. I really enjoy the parts with the quick sinusoid panning, or LFO, or ping-pong, whatever you feel like calling, kinda takes a bit of presence in the song, but sounds amazing. The EQing of all of the vocals are great too, they are hidden behind the song, but are still audible, and you can tell what they are saying, HOW DID YOU DO THAT SO WELL? was it the samples? was it the compression? was it the EQing? was it a combination, please let me know!
sorry that the review turned more into just observations, but this is WAY above my level. I don't really care if you read it all, but please, teach my anything you can. oop, well im out of tex
WOW! that has to be one of the longest and most serious reviews ive ever gotten. ofcource i red it all, i always read everything pepole write to me. i just cant respond to them all, usually.. i must say i agree with almost everything you said, this beast of a song was so hard to control. i had to do tons of nifty little things to keep the CPU level from breaking of the chart. Cycerin gave me some helpfull tips on how to prevent the song from suicide..
as said im not completely happy with the outcome, but i could poke at it forever with little result. all in all im happy with it! and im realy gratefull you took the time to write this skyscraper review. it actually helped aswell as beeing nice. a real constructive review! ;)
and the voices, its actually "i love you, i love you too" i tired to get out the feeling of mind control.
well, since you took the time to review ill take the time to explain. the control series is a little story, wich has something to do with one of my game concepts. the last stage of the song is where obviously pepole get brainwashed. the voices are sampled from a old Dos game, and was ment to represent that. they turn into monotone dolls. the voices in the song goes like this, if you listen closely: "jenny, i, i, i feel something abnormal! GUUaegh" "HELP ME!"
"I Love you." " I Love you too"
To tell you the truth, im not that good at mastering, i just basicly fix whats wrong without giving it any special thought. "opps too much treble *fix fix somehow* XD
anyways, Thank you! glad you liked it :D
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