Journey To Paradise (EP2 Demo)

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This is my demo for Synthetica EP2.

I made everything from scratch, from the plucks to the bass, and from the bells, to the pads, without the use of VSTs, since Reason 4 doesn't support VSTs :).

The full song will be about 6-8 minutes longs, all mellow proggy house.

Thanks for reading,

Digital Pulse

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to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ91VP OgasQ

(without the space)

Finally someone else who loves the bass kick!!

Dude you know where its at with that kick ^_~

I don't make very much House, because it is too hard for me lol, but this has made me want to find more lol, I hope you post the final version here!! I was so sad at the end of the loop... (had to listen again LOL)

Good work here! (ESPECIALLY the kick!! woot!)

DigitalPulse responds:

I like the kick also, but it's to loud. I might end up finishing this song, but I doubt I'll be posting it on NG.

Thanks for the review,

Digital Pulse


Love the bassdrum and sidechaining. The effect in the beginning that phased was pretty cool too. The chord progressions were good but I felt at the 7th bar you should have went down some. Good demo, I like it.

DigitalPulse responds:

Thanks for the review,

Digital Pulse

nothing special

rellynothing at all new or interesting in the slightest just like all your other songs

DigitalPulse responds:

Yeah, sorry.

nice concept

this was a pretty decent song. ill jst comment as i listen.

first off, the mix is getting absolutely destroyed by the bass drum. its killing off all the other instruments once it comes in, so take that down a notch. the other effect of that is that it seems pretty much like there's no bass instrument. i think you were intending for the chord stabs to do that. but its jst not there anymore. its jst the bass drum, so that makes the song come off as a little superficial.

the lead chords are really soothing. you chose an excellent sound for that, and the chimes complement them more or less perfectly. good job, its a memorable and simple chord sequence that works really well.

other pet peeves: the speeding up snare roll in the build up at the start is trite. it works, but id try something different ;) the song doesnt evolve in the 30 seconds when the beat came in. play around with your lead chords. also, try to play with more percussion to make the beat deeper. finally, as a suggestion, in the build up with the chords, maybe you can try to exaggerate the chords more than you did in terms of sustain/release to make a really full sound with a strong, soft bass pad (some derivative of sine would work probably). that would plunge the listener into warm depth right off the bat.

apart from that, i think that overall this is a decent composition. its not very interesting at this point, but thats probably because its a 1 minute sample, so keep at it. good luck!

DigitalPulse responds:

I'm a bassdrum whore xD. I love putting my bassdrum over everything else, but maybe I did overdo it, maybe not. :P

As for everything else you said (I am not going to reply on it all lol) I started this song from scratch 3 hours before the deadline, so I sort of didn't add much depths, or automate every single thing (including release!) I normally take a good 10 hours adding FXs and automating, but I just didn't have the time :( lol

Thanks for the review,

Digital Pulse

Credits & Info

3.89 / 5.00

Sep 30, 2009
11:36 PM EDT
File Info
1.1 MB
1 min 0 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.