There was a simple and...
...nice intro, the swirling vox-synth really gave a great mood to the song. The up-fade of the beat, until bassdrum comes in, was nice. The chords of that first synth are really good, but I´m not 100% sure bout that homemade bassline... :P Its smooth and all, but it kindof doesnt feel right. Perhaps it should have been darker? i dunno really. Difficult to create own instruments though, myself I do that all the time, and rareley get ant instruments i´m pleased with.
Anyhow, perhaps that what you should doing indeed, it´s fun and you get yout own sound :D
I strongly suggest you don´t use the reason soundfactory too much, that rabotnik cymbal really took my experience away, since I myself use reason, and have herad that one many times. Of course, not that many ppl actually who likes and listen to this song actually use reason, or make music at all, but still, it makes the song sound more amateur-ish, wich is totally unnessesary. There was some other noice I reckognized too... at least mess around with them, so they are more difficult to spot. Am i getting too puristic now? :D
Anyway, the song itself is, like i said, really good, it really deserves my 5. The buildup of the whole thing is just awsome.
Keep at it like this mate!
I think I'm way too used to the current bass, it's like an accquired taste for simple things... so I'm not up to the challenge of making a new one!
I don't use the Factory Soundbank THAT much, but I made this song as one of my first and I thought the Rabotnik cymbal sounded really great in its role. Now that you bring it up to my attention, it does sound a little like I didn't have the incentive to search for a more original cymbal. I do mask a lot of pre-made instruments, but I didn't back when I made Ion Storm (I added EQ only now, but the song was made a while ago).
Haha you're definitely getting puristic and in this review I'm glad you are.
Thanks for the review,