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Jul 14, 2011 | 12:54 AM EDT
File Info
3.7 MB
4 min 2 sec
4.19 / 5.00

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Rated 4.19 / 5 stars
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509 Plays | 24 Downloads
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Electronic - Dance

Author Comments

This song has been sitting collecting cobwebs due to my procrastination. The song is Unfinished and Unmastered, so is of course of poor quality. I just hope you enjoy it for what it is. As usual please vote and comment! Constructive criticism is GREATLY appreciated.

Dustin Lane (Mushu - Productions)



Rated 4 / 5 stars

A Good Song to Wake Up To

You're good at this. At this point, there are only a few suggestions that could help you take your music from good to great, because you seem to already have songwriting skill. Even the transitions are smooth, which in my opinion are the hardest parts to do.

Here are my suggestions:
First, invest in some higher quality instruments. The synths are fine. The drums could be replaced cheaply. Finding a low cost replacement for Slayer might be harder. Most importantly, buy FL Studio! I know it has nothing to do with your song's quality, but it will save you frustration in the future. When I started music, I had the demo version too, so I respect anyone who can put a song together with that.

Second, adding something high pitched during the parts where the bass synth and the drums play together would bring it out a bit more. I'm thinking a quiet atmospheric synth sweep, or some quiet bell runs up or down the octave. You could also add another percussion instrument there, or switch up the bass drum kick, maybe every other measure so it still has that driving dance feeling.

Finally, some EQ could give your song a unique sound that distinguishes it from other songs made with FL instruments. Reverb on the drums to match the synths would be good. But that's all mastering, which you said you haven't done yet. Overall, this is a good song. It's catchy, even without the mastering. I looped it while writing this review, and after listening to it that many times, it has grown on me even more.

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Mushu-Productions responds:

Thanks! It's good to finally get someone that gives GOOD advice. I know I need to get FL studio, it's been on my wish list for quite some time lol. And about adding a higher pitch synth during the drum and bass part, that's where the "words" are to go (I.E. the synths that I never put in). When I wrote this song, I envisioned it with strong vocal melodies, so I'm way ahead of you on that part. = ) I EQ'd some during recording, mostly to Slayer since it's such a murky instrument, but my skills are a bit mediocre when it comes to that sort of thing. Again thanks SO MUCH for the great advice. Hope to hear from you more in the future. = )
Peace -
Dustin Lane


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

This better help, or else!

You have a nice beginning. I like the first bass, but the second bass thing that comes in sounds too rough for the song when it first comes in. It would also be a good idea to add some changes to the bass earlier on. Either that, or to the melody because it stays the same too long...for me anyway. The drums is simple. That can be a good thing, but I would add more to them as the song goes on.

Soo!! the couple of things to work on is the repetitiveness, and adding a more complex drumbeat as time goes on.

Keep it up.

Mushu-Productions responds:

Thanks for the review! This was my first actual song with words and everything. As I said before in the description, it's unfinished. I was originally going to have a synth take place of the vocals to demonstrate how it would sound in it's entirety, but I just got tired of never having the time to re-create everything (I have the demo version of FL studio) so I put it up as is. So yeah, that's why it's so repetitive. lol thx again for the review. much appreciated!
Peace -
Dustin Lane