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Jul 22, 2011 | 4:43 PM EDT
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4.4 MB
3 min 13 sec
4.26 / 5.00

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Rated 4.26 / 5 stars
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After being pretty much inactive for almost two months, I spent an entire afternoon just working on this little song. While making it, I honestly started bobbing my head without noticing every single time I played the song through, so I decided to name it Compulsive Nodding. I hope you find yourself nodding compulsively, or your money back!



Rated 4 / 5 stars


It's actually a pretty good song, you used pretty neat synths and there was enough variety. It felt a bit empty at the beginning though (0:00 - 0:41). I think that's because the beat didn't develop. Throughout the whokle song the beat stays the same: kick and clap. You could've added some hihats, or maybe even a ride cymbal playing together with a kick, because now I have the feeling that something is, well, missing.
Other thing I noticed: your kick loses its power throughout the song. When you listen to the first few seconds of the song, the kick is really present, and that's good, because it's a nice kick. Then, when you skiip to 2 minutes later, the kick has become much softer. I'm not sure how this has happened (probbably a mistake in EQing) but it sound a bit strange. The claps can still be heared well at the end, which makes it even more strange.
Also, the bassline. Good choice for a bassline synth, a basic sinus (I always use filtered sawtooths but a sinus is good as well), but it kinda overrides the lead synths. You can clearly hear this at 1:15. The part before that point had no bassline, and the lead synth felt present, but after that it became less, which is because the bass was overriding it. The weird thing is that the bassline doesn't even sound that loud, so this has probably to do with the bass synth having too much, eh, bass. Maybe you used a Bass Boost or increased the lower frequencies or something, but to get rid of the overriding bass, you need to keep those lower frequencies down a bit, even though this is a bassline.
Last but not least: what's with the volume drop at 1:07-1:08? That's really a weird thing to hear, when suddenly the volume gets taken down for a sec. I'd like an explanation for that. :P

Anyway, that's my honest opinion.
Can you return the favor on my latest song, plox? :)

- LO

transcendstheworld responds:

Your honest opinion is greatly appreciated. Since I basically made this in 2 hours, I didn't really notice all those details that you pointed out-the kick, the bass, etc. I'll make sure to pay attention to all of the things that you noticed in the future. The volume drop was really supposed to be a transition, but it was last-second and I didn't even plpay the song through and see what it sounded like before rendering.
Thanks a lot for the review!