Same things as in your last review except this track is a lot more pleasant since it's slower and less intense. Though that also makes it more boring. And wow it's loud as hell too.
Your tunes seem to be getting more sensible at this point. Routine techniques and a better sense of songwriting seems to be sinking in. That's good!
Haha this is so slow... but yeah my melodies start making a bit more sense here. But ugh I still can't believe how slow my improvement was from 2008 - 2009 :(.
Loud as hell is thanks to that limiter. I rememember that limiter always making lead synths drown out all my other background synths, so my solution to that was to turn the background synths UP. I used to turn volume knobs up to crazy amounts. I bet if I took the limiter off this, the song would explode.
Ugh Soundfonts lol
Here's a good example of beginner's lack of knowledge in the art of proper mastering. You can hear this when the bass drum hit's and momentarily drowns out the rest of the music. I was like this once... and unfortunately still am... :)
Soundfonts are ok for mock ups but you should really go for proper sound libraries even free one's (Namely EWQL, Vienna, Native Instruments etc)
If you msg me I'll send you a link of the ones I use (some of which are free)
Also you should be looking to add MANY more instruments, in fact what would be a good basic addition to this one would be lead and bass guitar (a little bass goes a long way).
Don't worry tho, everyone's been here before many of which also can't compose to save themselves. You have talent all you need is sounds that can keep up with that creativity.
You're completely right. I limit myself to soundfonts since I can't afford any VST's. I may be lucky enough to get East/West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver version for Xmas, but that's only if I'm lucky. I definitely need more instruments as well, I was only training my piano harmonizing skills, which by the way, are horrible. Wish I knew how to master, then maybe I can fix that awful kick. Anyway, I'd really appreciate it if you send me some links to free sound libraries; thanks for the offer. Anyway, thanks for the helpful review!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.