definately hardstyle; hardstyle needs bass
you get more bass in some of the synths and the end of the bass hit you use, rather than feeling much of anything in the main kick. i'd recommend a) boosting that kick with some EQ, (also a friendly plugin for making kicks bassy is maximus; just throw that on an tune down the highs a bit.) and b) try throwing staccato bass synth to hit WITH the kick at the same time.
I can see that you put a lot of work in to syncopating the kick, though i'm not sure at certain parts where it's obviously trying to be a triplit, but it's juust off (like 1:33). i'm not sure if you noticed or not, but of FL, what i assume you used, in the top right of the piano roll box there's a 'snap to grid' option with magnet icon. there, you can choose to go 1/3 or 1/6 of the bar -or- the beat. very useful :P
at the end of the song, i appreciate the break that you threw in, but it's just a bit -too- quiet, so i'd recommend either throwing reverb and delay of the bass hit to fade off, or throw in a very quiet bass with a free filter on it in the background to keep the time (as in 1, 2, 3, 4 hit).
the whole song generally has too much distortion IMO so that it ruins a bit of the clairity of the song; i do recognize that hardstyle's characterized with a lot of distortion, it's just a bit too much.
The bass hit you used groans with a tinny sound which you can fix with some detailed EQ work or just throw a unifying filter onto it (you've gone and made the pool girl cry! try using a 'woody' word. much better).
i like the transition to the swing synths from the intro, that was very well handled. i like the general song and the melody, along with the chord progression; well made as far as that goes. i thirst for the bass in a hardstyle song and i'm just not feeling it! (and don't worry, i put on my Monitor headphones for this review, had to make it accurate :P)
Well, the main thing I need to address is the distortion. It's not distorted at all--the limiter ceiling is set to 0 DB, you need to turn down your headphones or get a preamp because they're distorting and it's not the fault of my mastering. As for the kick, I'm working on mastering it so that it won't be so blended in with the rest of the song. At 1:33 I was having trouble with the actual rhythm of the kick--I understand the 1/6 and 1/3, if I didn't, I wouldn't be able to have made these melodies, Sam. :P
So yeah I do agree with the kick, I need to fix that. The distortion is.. Sorry, it's just not me. As to the bass hits, yeah, I should probably make them more defined. Thanks Sam. :)
not that bad for a first.. but the bass is weak.. a little dry.. it needs a deep hit behind it.... to shake the speakers.. other than that the beat itself isn't bad
Well hey, that's fine. :)
I'll probably end up doing a remaster of this in the long run.