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We must rise again [hardstyle]

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This is my 4th attempt at hardstyle, i think i have a bit more of an anthem theme this time. Your tips make these tracks better guys! I want to get as good as or better than Toneshifterz! Can you guys please point out anything horribly wrong with this track? I always read reviews and try to always respond.

P.S. this is still a WIP


Good but needs some work :D

The intro needs to be longer, and more transition effects need to put in cause some bits just seem to happen.
Try automating compression on the main synth as it comes in. xD
I like your melodys and all that was good, just need to improve on the technical. Check out DVlooper and pick out what good about his!


tigger888 responds:

Alright, will do, thanks for the tips!

As for a 4th attempt...

I think this has done it's worth. I'll get deeper into this, it made me too.

The pad and string work was absolutely phenominal. I'm still trying to get that full sound out of my pads. Although it still could've used some Chorus, and EQ.

As for the claps, they were quite basic to my ears. And perhaps too hardly placed? Try softening it with EQ or a soft limiter. A well placed snare roll wouldn't be bad either. In this case I mean, a little march.

Reckoning hardstyle intro's should be longer, and mostly with cut off kick/bass at first. And building it to another kick and bass which are more agressive.

Try introducing the kick and bass a little more. It just flew in. I'd love to hear a fading kick coming in, and when you think it'd pop, there'd be a 1/2 sec break. And kapow! The kick and bass fully pump up the scene. As for the lead in this case, you could distort it a litle, fade afterwards and re-play the melody over like 4 notes.

Once more letting the kick and bass just flop out ain't cool. Automations will do the trick. You did on the leads there a little. overall ending was nice though.

So far it's considered as a work in progress. But I just wanted to mention these tips which are essential for this genre. And for the completed track.

As a sum up; Equalize it rather more. Get in some cases volume diffrences and make it as much stereo as posible. Try transitioning an fair bit more.

That's all for now. If you have troubles or questions in mixing? Try and Pm me about it. I believe I can help you.

5/5 9/10 - I know the genre is tough.

My review shouldn't be considered as offensive. It wasn't my intention too, but rather for constructive critism.

Take care,


tigger888 responds:

Whoa man! HUGE thanks, i will implement all those, i usually have leadins and transitions, but this was a test to see what adding strings could sound like, and if i can get a decent kick sound. I really appreciate this in-depth review, i will try to make a epic breakdown into something like this, i will try restructuring the main melody, and then having a lead-in melody and then break it down into a thumping main crashdown. Thanks for your time! These kinds of reviews are always appreciated and greatly helpful. I hope i can make this track better!



Another masterpiece.

Just as many other of your songs!

tigger888 responds:

Wow... I am astounded. You guys encourage me like no other! I'll try to make even better! Thanks for the time!


As far as I can tell, it seems like your eqing is a tad off, but thats just me. I cant find anything else wrong with it. Good job!

Keep it up


Ill be listening

tigger888 responds:

Thanks man! This is a WIP btw, so i am still going to put alot more work into it, i will mess with EQ and try to make it sound not as muddy! I want to get down that epic feel that toneshifterz have though, they sounds so nice!

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Sep 23, 2010
2:05 PM EDT
File Info
2.6 MB
1 min 10 sec
4.20 / 5.00

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