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Mar 14, 2009 | 6:20 PM EDT
File Info
2.2 MB
1 min 54 sec
2.73 / 5.00

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Rated 2.73 / 5 stars
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416 Plays | 40 Downloads
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Author Comments

Work in progress :D



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Now I'm not a hardstyle expert....

contrary to public opinion apparently haha O_o'?

But I do know my way around a music track. And specifically, I would make these suggestions to improve this track:

-I find that a 4/4 time signature is much better for dancing. And that goes for the synth too.
-Talking about the synth, it gets boring after a while. I would suggest adding some effects so that it's not the same sound throughout.
-Talking about effects, the reverb is wayyyyy too high, I would suggest lowering the decay time considerably, or lowering the wet signal significantly.
-The bassline synth doesn't match the melody, which seems to mostly follow 3 note chords. Also, the bassline is really quiet, even with my mdr-v150 headphones.
-I don't know, it just feels like there should be more than just that one synth playing a melody or chord. You could have something in the background, or put this main synth in the background and have a different synth take up a slower legato melody.
-The drums are pretty powerful, but in terms of creativity, they're not all that spectacular. No nice hihat sequences and nothing with a snare or anything like that, just the kick. I suggest adding a hi-hat sequence at some point or adding snares to introduce different sections, or percussion effects, you know?
-Intro is your sticking point in this one. You spend a full 45 seconds on just that one synth repeating notes over and over again. Combined with the massive amount of reverb, the intro buries this song pretty badly. You have to change something at least within the first 30 seconds to retain interest, like add another synth melody, improve the melody significantly, or add slight drums.

This is the first song I've checked out though, and you've already said that it's a WIP, so I hope that my advice was pretty helpful. Sorry for the low grade, but I can't go easy on anyone.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

too much..

the music is nice.. but i think too much reverb on that synth and that basskick is pretty hardstyle lol xD

HardStyle223 responds:

thanks for the tips. its a work in progress :D