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[Separate Ways]

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Author Comments

"Separate Ways" started as a 32-measure arpeggiofest and from there I built an entire song around it. Although it's still in a rudimentary stage, I personally believe that this number marks my entry into a higher echelon of GarageBand mastery (compared to my other attempts at trance). I went and looked for inspiration on YouTube; most of the people used FL but I learned a little about trance syncopation and managed to incorporate some ideas into this song.



Like the progression you put into this song, really awesome.
I think the kick drum really needs more punch to it, I can barely hear it, as it was muffled by the synths..
Honestly, the beginning wasn't that good, seemed a bit too loud.. But when I got to 1.26, the breakdown, the song caught my ears. I seriously love the piano sound you used, which was greatly enhanced by the lead synth in the background and the arpeggio. Really epic.
Honestly, I'd prefer if the arpeggio was a bit softer. If it were, it would be worthy of my mp3 player. =) I could also hear some clipping near the beginning when the arpeggio got a bit too loud.
Overall, great song!!

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rogiferus responds:

Thank you for a concise and constructive review. I'm currently shifting focus from working on songs to mastering equalization which proves to be absolutely pivotal in music. I rush through the normalizing process so as a result the bass could be limited whereas the treble and the 'crunch' becomes overbearing and I'm working on that still. Additionally I can't disagree with the points you've addressed; when I get around to this song again I'll definitely invest in a more creative intro and piano line. Once again I appreciate your feedback.



I really like how it's controlled randomness. It's really catchy and has got my toe tappin. You have a really defined beat. I can see what you meant by arpeggio fest though. Great song all in all.

rogiferus responds:

"Controlled randomness" has to be one of the more accurate terms to describe my works en collectivus, thanks for your review.


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Credits & Info


4.32 / 5.00

Nov 6, 2010
2:16 AM EDT
File Info
2.9 MB
3 min 9 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.