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Jan 28, 2011 | 12:39 PM EST
File Info
11.8 MB
5 min 11 sec
4.35 / 5.00

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

Rated 4.35 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
687 Plays | 41 Downloads
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Electronic - Techno

Author Comments

I don't have much time to put into music because of college and all, but when i do I try my best.

Some stats for you people:

Software: FL Studio 9 XXL
Time Taken: 3 Months (more like 5 days of actual work)

Instruments: 25
Layers: 1 - [Super saw is actually 5 leads spaced 10 cents apart from 0, both ways]
Patterns: 28
Mixer Channels: 10
Connected Channels: 4 (didn't include these because I used a separate send for side-chaining)
Envelopes: 8
WAVs Used: 5 (all percussion [listen to the kick, its a combination of 2 drums)]
Favorite Instrument: Boobass (There's just so much you can do with it and it only has 3 knobs!)
Worst Instrument: All of the Sytrus Instruments (I dont know how to use it! Presets FTL...)
Sodas: Too many (I'm trying to quit lol)
Sleep: (Who needs it?)

This song was inspired by an old school game me and my brother used to play on his Gamegear. Many hours were wasted on it (lulz). The lead portion derived from that game, the saw was created as a learning tool for layers that happened to go well with the song, so I just left it in.

I had a comment in one of my earlier songs to use a mash of different kick beats, and I tried, but old habits die hard i guess.

Thanks go out to my GF (read: "Wife") Lori, whom is having "mah behbehs" soon, and my family for putting up with my shenanigans, as well as Newgrounds for allowing me to explore the realm of music production.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Some thoughts

Even early on, I can tell that you really cared about making this song right.

The chord progression is a good one, but maybe switching it up every now and then would be good.

Around 2:30 the beat comes in with the pads and gated stuff and it really makes my ears confused (it keeps pulsing). That seems to be typical of technoey ravey music though, so maybe it's what you were going for, I dunno. I wont dock you.

It's really a shame that stuff like this gets nuked by 0 voters.

The lead is a great instrument, but maybe you should have worked on that melody a little more. I felt like it could have been more interesting. That was what was holding me back from really enjoying this song, I think. Maybe a build up would have been a good idea - it's kind of hard to keep a techno song interesting without changing something, be it dynamics, chord progression, etc.

My strategy (I'm not any sort of authority, though, my songs all suck) is that whenever I get a new idea I'll try to integrate it, even if it messes with my whole song structure. It kind of plays to my ADD tendencies ;)

Voted 5.

Heitoki responds:

I agree about the melody, it sounds empty. I was planning on releasing a version 2 for this song, including a piano interlude, with some background tie-in melodies.

I like the progression the way it is, but the dynamics was indeed faulty, and admittedly monotonous.

lol, i also like you, like to mess with songs "on the fly". Thats how i got the idea for the super saw, as well as the tec'ish square, which was inspired by Sonic and Knuckles boss battles.

I will work harder for dynamics though.

Ty for your input ^_^ !