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KKS - Tapping on my Desk

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Specifically designed to make at least one part of your body move with the track.

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Tap... tap... tap... Yeah okay I'm really sorry for not reviewing this, man. :< I'll try to be more on top of this next time.

The Good:
-That is a really really nice introduction. I like the wind noises in the background, they go along well with the tapping and clicking.
-The instrument you introduce at around 0:20 which slides all over the place is sweeeet.
-The plethora of interesting effects you used are really really cool, they really *make* the song. I particularly like the one at 0:48.
-0:50-1:27 has some of the best pad-age I've heard in most songs, I'd love to know what you used to make it, or where you got that.
-3:04, oh my gosh. That was an awesome transition to awesomeness. It just bursts into awesome like a boss with that really cool breath effect.
-For some reason, at 1:20 the entire song paused for a measure and made a little sound like a snare roll. This has no relevance to anything the actual song did, but I thought I should say it because it was cool, maybe you could add it. :P

The Not-So-Good:
-Unfortunately, the synth coming in at 0:30 is a tad off-key. At the same time, it seems to be in the right key though. It's a tad weird. However, the main thing it clashes with is the little slidey synth.
-At around 1:13-1:14, the drums get a bit too much in the high register, and it gets a bit painful to listen to.
-Occasionally some of the instruments get buried in the mix, though I can hear that this'd be a tricky song to mix if only because of all the effects you used. Granted, this could be intentional to have some instruments take a major background role, I don't know.
-My body didn't move with the track! D: Is this a bad thing?
-Unfortunately, it's blatantly obvious that you used patterns/boxes/repeated measures/whatever the hell you want to call them. I'd suggest trying to use either more patterns or just one or two so that you can make it less repetitive. The entire song isn't exactly really repetitive as it is, but it could use a bit more variation overall - I've noticed this with some of your other songs. It's a difficult habit to break out of, but I know that you're very good at music and I trust that you can achieve it if you try. :)

Overall: Experiment success. All the funky instruments and sound effects REALLY make the track what it is. I'm not sure it'd be nearly as interesting with normal instruments, but as it is, it's almost absurdly cool.

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KKSlider60 responds:

Thank you for your exhaustive review, as it was a nice read all along. :)

Some synths and instruments are literally thought in my mind as being part of the background ambiance, while others make up... well, the leads and the "front row" so to speak. It was an interesting review because I knew that repetitiveness and patterns were somehow involved in your perception of the piece as a whole. No, I'm not in the position of making social experiments all of a sudden, but I somewhat predicted your outcome. :) And I'll explain why. Those are concepts I like to challenge once in a while, see how they affect people, how much the very notion of "repetitiveness" and "patterns" influence their own lives to the point it's natural for them to "see them everywhere". I deliberately used them as part of the whole "experiment", involving not only unconventional structures and unpredictable instruments, but also something else deep down everybody's subconscious - what we usually don't think of in everyday life. Needless to say, somebody expected some sequences to be repeated or changed in a set time, others were totally amazed of what I did, some others complained it was "too changing" and it "didn't have a melody".

I'd love to discuss with you via PM (or some other ways) how some simple concepts can condition our very thoughts in any action we perform or see with our own eyes. I'm no psychologist, mind you, but it's an intriguing matter indeed.

Again, thank you for your time and support. I'm glad you enjoyed my other works as well :3

Well done!! it would go great with a mini game lool!! keep it up!

KKSlider60 responds:

Thank you ^^

And that's how you future gangsta, son.

KKSlider60 responds:

Hell yeah, bro.

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Sep 9, 2012
12:27 PM EDT
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9.3 MB
4 min 5 sec

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