I can't remember if I've commented on this before.
But I'd like you to know that personally this is one of my favourite songs from any artist. The lyrics are well written and suit the composition, which is very well put together. I personally don't see much in the way of flaws. It's just really, really good.
Wow! Thanks a bunch, man! No lie, you just made my day.
I think the intro might be a little too busy. You would probably be better off just starting it at the 10 or 18 second mark. It's a really cool lead line, rhthymicly. I like how you dropped out the melody when they lyrics started, it made it a lot easier to hear (and pay attention) the vocals.
I like the idea of adding orchestral elements at the 2:42 mark, but I think there should be more. Maybe some horns or a timpani or something. The pizzicato strings sound slightly out of place by themselves, but if there was more accompanying it (during 2:40+) it might not be so jarring.
The vocal harmony at the end was neat, but you waited too long to bring it in. I would drop it all together and end on a quick "got me good" use the harmony on that line earlier.
Anyways, this is a good song with a lot of potential. I hope you take my words with a grain of salt., I'm just trying to help out (saw this on the WIP thread)
I like what you've got going on here. It's incredibly energetic, and the singing isn't too bad either. I think if you made this 100% electronic it'd sound good, but the singing sounds great (which is rare for Newgrounds, trust me). I'd say if you were to add some effect to the singing occasionally it'd be a bit more unique, even if it was just an odd eq or delay.
I'll have to remember to check your stuff out in the future. This is pretty great.
Thanks so much, man! Great to hear you enjoyed it!
Epic intro! You got potential!
Thanks for listening!
I saw your forum post about wanting some suggestions for mixings. Alright, I'd kind of drop the volume of your voice a little bit, so that sits a little better. There's a lot of mids in your voice, so I'd suggest maybe dropping that just a tad, and adding a little bit of high end to add some airâEU"it lacks a fair bit of high end from my perspective. There's this heavy-ish synth that I hear in there, it's kind of like "na... na na", if you know which one I'm talking about. I'd pull that up a little bit so it's a little more prominent, just make sure to drop out any frequencies that are competing with the vocals if you do that.
I can see what you're saying about the vocals, and they're definitely the part I have the least experience working with (plus one of the more difficult things to get right). Mids down, highs up. Is the heavy synth sort of a constant pulse? I think I know what you're talking about, and if I make the synths sit a bit wider and the vox a bit softer/higher, the mix'll sound a lot better.
Thanks so much!
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