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My entry for F-777 and Kr1z's contest detailed in this forum post http://www.newgrounds.com

Results are posted here http://www.newgrounds.com

So i didn't win the contest. Regardless, here's my current progress. I still need to smooth out a few transitions (mainly near the end) and it is not "properly" mastered (I just threw a maximizer on the output bus. If you have any other suggestions to help me make this the best it can be, I would be glad to hear what you have to say! Thanks! :D

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Hey man :D
Thanks for participating in our contest!

This track itself is awesome, but it doesn't beat the winning songs :)
Here's what I'd change about the song:

- The pad/bass thing playing in the intro part: do not sidechaine it to the kick. You could do that when there's a 4/4 beat but not to this dubstep drum pattern, it doesn't flow too well.

- Make this pad/bass thing in the intro fade in slower, make it a longer fade in.

- Chorus has an awesome bass :) But the drums need to be better. The kickdrum needs a bit more punch and sub, while the snare needs to stand out more and should be a bit more 'aggressive'. For the hats, try adding more, for diversity.

- The overall song is well variated for the instruments, good job on that! However, sounds li;ke it's the same chords playing pretty much all the time, so it would be better if you can add some variation part where you change the bassline/chords.

That's my advice :)
Mix is pretty clean & tight, and the song structure rocks, so keep up the good work!!

5/5 so ur score goes up :)


liberatingpulse responds:

Thanks so much for taking the time to review this! Those are great suggestion and the compliments made me feel good :3. About the instruments: I create all my synth sounds from scratch (I can't use presets because Karco said not to :P), so I was really glad to hear that you liked them. I'll definitely see what I can do about the drums. I'm working on doing lots of layering with that, but it seems I still have some work to do. . .

Again, thank you so much for the review. This kind of stuff is really helpful to my development as an artist.

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Sep 28, 2011
12:41 PM EDT
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4 min 34 sec

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