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Hey fellas!

This is a new song I've been working on for a little while now, and like I did with Distant Star, I released a "prototype version." This song still could use some tweaks - perhaps even majorly in some areas - but I've hit a roadblock so far. Hence, I decided to release it to the sharkpit: You listeners.

This is important to note: I WOULD SINCERELY APPRECIATE MORE FEEDBACK THAN 0-VOTES. If you don't have something to say, please leave this alone, as it does me no good blasting this song to kingdom come...Please, save that for after the real one comes out, and then go ahead and 0-vote that one if you're jealous/think it's a horrible piece of junk. But please, don't vote without submitting an entry first.

I would like to note that this song was made almost entirely with original sound in FL 9. All the drumbeats were made from scratch and the sound clips are from public domain, and the voice clip at the beginning is from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, voiced by Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn ("I know what hunts you.") If you think that I haven't given enough credit as to where this small portion of sound of my song originates from, please feel free to tell me; I would really like to try and avoid a legal issue/any issue with the Newgrounds staff. It is my will to cause little to no friction on this site as is humanly possible, and I would hate my reputation to be ruined because of something I can simply delete.

Now, as for the style of the song, if, you're interested: I REALIZE THAT THIS ISN'T ENTIRELY 100% TRANCE. Please understand that this song has some experimentation, to a degree. It's sort of a mix between trance, drum and bass, and perhaps some other things as well. Don't comment on this because it isn't "pure"; I already understand that, and you're preaching to the choir. I figured that NG could really use some new sounds that raise the bar on song quality, and although my sound really isn't the best, it should be the effort that counts -- something that's rare to count, since the voting scheme is so skewed.

So, with THAT said (please read at least the last paragraph if you don't read anything else before making your next move...do it!), give her a listen and lemme know what you think. =)


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The Beats are really good. I really enjoyed that grungy grinding noise sounded very dirty which is awesome. Only complaint I would have with this track is that some of the beats wouldn't move smoothly together. I think what was really throwing off the beats was that grungy noise sadly enough. Also the drums could use a little work syncing them together with the song. Besides that great song keep at it.


This gives me a songasm.

Was that a bad thing to say? lol


It is pretty awsome but I agree with the comment of putting a bar in 2/4 or 4/4 but I can understand that it is FL studios. It can be difficult I guess. My friend didn't recommended to me and so I am using Magix music studios. It is confusing at first [any really is just face it] but than you get to your corny chezzy music like your other one [your first song or oldest one as you called it]. You eventually get better. My friend uses Reason and hes got a keyboard in all. Back to the song, it is very electronic and I guess it fits under the trance catagory but Iit doesn't sound like it would. It don't know any other catagory to fit in it eather.

Keep making more.


i'd categorize this as "miscellaneous" if i were you, good song


I think the kick drum is dying for some more acoustic sounding click to get it to cut through the synth progressions. Which are pretty marvelous by the way! Try layering something like RD_Kick2 over the current kick at a low volume with all the bass taken out and with a shorter decay.

Every now and then I reckon you should throw in a bar of 2/4 or 4/4 now and then just to throw the timing a bit and give the piece a bit more of a feeling of urgency.

Synths sound nice and fat, are you using those dynamic process VSTs I recommended to you (endorphin and dominion)?

The piano comes in too strong from 2m47s onwards, the filtering is gorgeous though. It ends thoughtfully.

Solid work all around! :)

mr-jazzman responds:

Dude, thank you SO much! No, you don't even know -- I love you (no homo, of course =P). This is the exact type of feedback I've needed and will always need, and I'm so glad that you've provided. These are all good suggestions for sure.

For the kick drum, you're probably right. I did at one point try layering an acoustic drum on top, but for some reason it just didn't sound right to me. Perhaps with what you told me, it will appeal more.

As far as the 2/4 and 4/4 bars, I seriously thought about it, but realized this is exceptionally difficult to do -- especially in FL Studio. What it involves is changing the measure count in the General settings, as far as I can tell -- which is exceptionally gay, considering I've got so many ideas for guitar and so forth that switch up the time signature every npw and then. I don't know if it's possible to even switch between time signatures in a single project; it might involve two instances or something. I don't know, but if you find an easier way (like some automation clip or something), please let me know. Because I had the same idea, I just gave it up when I realized it would be extremely difficult if not nigh impossible.

Thank you for the comment on the sunths. Unfortunately, I haven't used those VSTs on this project yet ( =`( ) because this is the first project I did on my new laptop; I have to download those VSTs yet for this computer, but I have them on my desktop. They are pretty nice and handy, from what I can gather =) Thanks for the recommendation for those btw.

Yeah, I totally agree on the piano being too strong at the end. I'm listening to it right now and it kinda hurts my eardrum a little bit ( >( ). I'll just turn down its velocity a bit, and that should do the trick. I might even be able to put a clip of live piano in there if I can get one of my prodigious friends in high school to do it for/with me, which would be beyond awesome, but for now the soundfont will have to do.

Once again man, thank you so much for the suggestions. This is invaluable to me, and I hope you know that I'll have to credit you now in the final project. I was so afraid that since my song got 0-voted right off the bat, no one in their right mind would ever give me any real suggestions/criticisms (at least, not for a week or so =P). This is all good stuff, and I really look forward to what you've got in the future as well. Keep on rockin man!


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4.70 / 5.00

Oct 13, 2009
11:57 PM EDT
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7.8 MB
3 min 24 sec

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