RAC - Empty lost souls

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This song was inspired mostly by the Portuguese act Moonspell, it has the dark sound that is characteristic from the band.
Fado is also somewhat an inspiration for the song since it is the most "portuguese sounding" style around there and has the characteristic of being very sad mainly.
Inspiration from the electronic band Amor Electro is also present in my piece.

Got 9th place on RAC7.

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hound8 has the right idea. the guitar butchers all saddness that comes out of this. maybe you should have added a harmony guitar to go along. like dancing partners. :D

DivoFST responds:

Yeah when i made this song i was very bad at mixing and that is specially noticeable in the guitars they are way too loud.
Thanks for the review larry!

I didint find this one sad. At 1:40 it just doesnt sound sad.

DivoFST responds:

Fair enough..

Cant agree more with Bosa... He is spot on :)
well what can I say? I loved the guitars the most... very bluesy! \m/
fuck yea 5/5

DivoFST responds:

Thanks a lot adi!
The guitars are just a simple Pentatonic but i think it fits well :D


I feel as though I'm dancing with a ghoul at the high school dance of 1992 while listening to this. I love the reminiscent and nostalgic feeling that this song portrays -- I think I might of actually listened to something like this at a Halloween party in the early 90's.

The chords and instrumentation are both flawless in my opinion. As you may have guessed, the synth are perfect for my tastes, but I would have used power drums to give that '80's' feel to the song. You may have not actually wanted the song to sound vintage, but it does, so might as well roll with it eh? The guitar parts are also flawless, and I wouldn't change anything there.

The only thing that needs mixing/mastering are the drums, really. Like I said, change the kit to power drums (or vintage 80's drums) and lower the velocity just slightly. Also, I was disappointed with the ending. You would think that it's meant to loop with such an abrupt ending. You can edit the song however you like, so all of these are things to consider I suppose. But honestly, you are a master and I am a novice. I could learn a thing or two from you.


And a five vote from yours truly.

DivoFST responds:

Thanks Bosa, i am thinking on doing some changes before the deadline comes and your advises will surely come in handy. Im going to try a lot of new Strings these next few days and may end up changing the instruments and also im going to check other drums to see if i find any that sounds better.
Dude "I'm Saving Her Life" ia a master piece not a novice piece, i hope you are aware of that . If you don't get top 3 in this contest something is seriouly wrong!
Thanks again buddy and keep your good work!

I love those chords. Eeeep! ^_^ Admittedly, it does have some ethnic Portuguese influence. The melody is beautiful too.

The only complaint I have, really, is with regards to dynamics -- the piece doesn't sound like it's been humanised very much. Every note is at the same volume, to put it simply. This makes the piece almost sound like a MIDI. Otherwise, the idea is simply beautiful, and the way you progressed from an orchestral, possibly Classical-era piece to a rock piece is quite seamless.

Keep up the good work, knock out the kinks there are, and I say you'll be on your way.
All the best in the RAC! :D


DivoFST responds:

Thanks a lot for the comment TroisNyxEtienne, i must admit i was pretty happy with the piece itself but felt i never really did a good job mixing it, unfortunately i am in need of a serious tutorial to up my game on Mixing because i am a zero in that matter.
Thanks again for the comment buddy!

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2.90 / 5.00

Sep 5, 2012
3:13 PM EDT
File Info
5.4 MB
3 min 5 sec

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