You know I see a lot of ambient IDM qualities in this song.
As for your mastering:
The mix is very good. Every instrument is very much present and out front. Effects on instruments are of course to your liking but I would have liked to see a little more reverb on that plucked string and the intro voice sounding synths that carry through the whole song.
Other aspects of the song:
Density - It seems a bit thin. Although this could be a desired level of density. I believe maybe more layers or a higher chaotic beat(as often in IDM occurs).
Melody/Percussion/Rhythm - The main lines all seems to carry a good harmonic and unified emotion behind them, as well as tie together with the sliced up amen break really well. I believe maybe a bit more dynamics are needed in the percussion for that truly professional level sound. If you don't know of him my suggestion would be to check out Nubbin. He is on this website as well (http://nubbinownz.newgrounds.com/)(r emove spaces in URL). He is a perfect example of having really dynamic percussion of this style, and also very high quality music.
The structure of the song works entirely and I love it. Your heart is truly in the right place with this one. If you would like an in depth analysis of any songs or just a general opinion/help you can PM me or email me (LogicalDefiance@gmail.com). I am also currently looking for someone who uses FL Studio to do a bit of a collaboration work for a big online game so feel free to ask. Stay cool and as always, Cheers!
- LD -
Wow, almost missed this, I'm glad I wanted tpo listen to this song again. XD
Anyway, thanks for this review it's extremely helpful.
I had actually just been thinking that I wished I had put more effects in (I was trying to cut back since I usually go overboard with them) so I definitely agree. I did delete the flp though, unfortunately.
Density- I did actually mean for it to be pretty thin, but I wish I had been able to make the bass a little deeper and larger (more like a deep pad). It was hard to work with.
Melody/Percussion/Rhythm- I'm happy I was finally able to get the mel;ody/harmony right. Since I'm completely self-taught and have no backgrounf in music whatsoever, it is pretty hard to just go by ear. I'm glad I was finally able to. I'm still working with experimenting with the drums. I'm getting rather lazy, to be honest. I will keep this in mind for my next song, as I think it's still missing something. This may be it. As for Nubbin, I actually was inspired by him while making this. I'm a huge fan of his and wanted to do something more his style, without getting too close. (I wanted it to be borderline/barely IDM)
Overall- I will definitely remember this for the future and I may hit you up for that collab. I'll see how much spare time I have once school starts in a few days.
Once again, thanks. Reviews like these are why I post music and every time I get another it makes me want to work even harder for the next song. :)
The instruments compliment each other, and are well coordinated. Man, this song is great-sounding when all of them are playing at once (5:35). Songs like these, they are just amazing to the ears.
And a different title? Huhm... "Strange Times" perhaps?
I'd like to hear some more, 'cause this isn't that bad. In fact, it's awesome (even though it's gonna be underrated, it will STILL be awesome).
Man, thanks. This seriously just made my day. As long a I know someone enjoyed it, I'll keep doing more. :) Also, although your title isn't exactly what I had in mind, I did come up with one on my own after reading yours. I'm going to change it now.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.