I think it still sounds cool as hell even if it's a preset. Kudos once again man, don't fail to impress.
Just Presets, really.
The main melody line you have going, is the common "8-bar" preset from z3ta, I believe. You've used it okay, but thats not the point, it's a preset, and therefore derives your song of originality, it's a very commonly used preset, heck, I see it everywhere.
The melody line at 00:55 is just random, comes from nowhere and is very cluttered from all the noises in the background, maybe a more clearer saw/lead for it would suffice.
Really, the rest of the song is just the same "8-bar" preset and a hash of the melody you used earlier, this song isn't much, sorry to say.
A few things you should think about doing, one, is making your own melodies. I mean, if you're going to run a melody for the bulk of the song, make it your own, everyone knows about 8-bar by now. Two, is transitions, make them more expected, they seemed random and out of place. Make it slide from segment to segment.
Still, work on this piece, take out 8-bar and make something original, you've got a good backing set, you just need an original melody.
fair enough lol. To be honest it's been a good while since i've been able to produce a track with all my own stuff. if you get the chance/care to you can check out the rest of my stuff and see I'm not all about presets :) It's refreshing to see an honest review. I suppose the transitions are pretty lame, and I agree, the 8-bar is pretty much overplayed. I tried to find a better saw/lead for the :55 melody but either I couldn't find one or i was just too lazy and wanted to put something out. I just may go back and revise the song to incorporate more originality, I just have to find the time to do it. I threw this together starting around 11pm thru 5am. just about the only time when people will leave me alone lol.
Anywho yea, thanks for the review, and if you'd like, check some of my other work out, and as promised, if you have any tracks, I will drop a review for you as well :)