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BPM: 140
Genre: Hardtrance

New track as of [5/24], another chill track I threw out done in approx 3 hours. It's another one of those "gotta listen to it twice" to really feel it.



haha, fun track you got going here. I liked it, but I got a few ideas to throw at you. Are you familiar with compression? I might recommend compressing and EQing your drum kick a tad. It's a huge kick but it feels really punchy on my end. I might also say that the mix could use some work. Try panning things up a bit. When you pan sounds they give off the illusion that they're louder than they really are so you can turn the levels down on everything and make more room in your mix. You might be panning already. I have a bad right ear but it really sounded like there could have ben some more space.

That bass at 0:34 was really crunchy. I would have turned it down a little or ran it through a filter. Massive saw synth at 1:10. I like :)

It doesn't sound like you know the miracle of layering yet. Have you ever tried stacking your drums to make new sounds? It sounds like your just using some nice samples. Next time around, get three to four different snares and three to four kicks and make new kits by layering old sounds. This will really widen up your sounds and lead to a plethora of new ideas!

If you're telling people to give the song a second listen when you've only put three hours into it is kind of lame. The most work I've put into a track was two months. That was three years ago. Now a days if it takes more than a day to finish it probably never gets done, so I'm a bit of a hypocrite but all the audio regs know that about me anyays. Keep plugging away and making fun stuff!

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SteveKaOs responds:

First off, I'd like to say thanks for reviewing!

Um... As far as the bass, I've tested this guy out in my car just to get a feel 'cuz when I'm producing this on my PC the speakers are awful so I can't get a huge feel on where the bass is going (saving up for headphones FTW?). I've been doing the compressing and EQing for quite some time now back when I was doing hardstyle tracks (which is where your layering is mentioned) but that was when I had some decent headphones to utilize. The whole "I can't hear well" is what's disallowing me to pull full potential in the mastering of my tracks.

Thanks a lot for your comments, even though I threw my arguments I'll no doubt take in mind what you've mentioned (when I get them headphones xD). As far as the track-time-to-completion you mentioned I see where you're coming from and I'm very much trying to work on investing more time into my tracks for that quality assurance. Needless to say, my main problem is when I leave a song and come back to it I forget what I want to do with it. Right now, I'm just in my experimenting phase which is why I really appreciate comments like yours and I'll definitely take it into consideration.

Thanks man!

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4.39 / 5.00

May 24, 2011
8:39 PM EDT
File Info
3.1 MB
3 min 21 sec

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