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Artist: Nano Crisis
Song: Lock and Load

The long empty parts, I know about them. That's reserved for the 'Verse' sections. I had it extended to accomdate writing lyrics into it but I didn't shorten in this version, but don't fear, it will be fixed when the parts are filled out.

So the intro is me playing with a different style. trying out a few different things, vox, electro etc.

Other then that the metal part of the song is using different composing techniques and production methods. Really fun making this piece, even if it's not finished yet as you can probably tell.

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I also really liked the intro to the song. Vocals do need some work but at this point they don't seem like a major part of the piece. Your song writing is excellent in my opinion. Everything flows quite well and I never lost interest. Your mixing could be helped a bit I think by reducing the amount of reverb in the mix. Reverb can do wonders to the atmosphere of the song, but too much will make it seem muddy and sloppy. Anyways, besides all that, I really liked it man.

Copy-23 responds:

Hey thanks for the comment!

The vocals are just placement. It's me singing and I can barely control pitch at the best of times, so doing falsetto was never going to work haha. I like how you saw that and heard what I wanted it to be, not what it is, takes alot of forethought, thanks again for that.

The mixing is pretty basic, each guitar is double recorded, so i played it twice and overlapped into each hard panned. There's some parts that need to be re-done because the picking slightly pops out of timing so that's #1 on my books. So the mixing is bare with no compression or effects (bar the pedal) and sitting roughly at -10 db (Normally I use -6 db but my DAW was having a dummy spit and without compression there's alot of frequency space being used by ... well unheard frequencies).

The reverb is a bit up in the air as you can tell. When I started this piece, I heard an opera which triggered the inspiration of trying to 'simulate' and I use that term loosely, a female choir/gregorian chant type sound. So everything built up from the 'Singing on a large live stage' so reverb was a bit overused, especially when it's tone changed later.

Thanks for the well made review! \m/

It was good. The beginning segment was particularly nice.
What string library did you use? It's a bad one. That part itself was nice.
I found it really relaxing. The vocals were pitchy as hell. But the guitar made up for it. I'm not a fan of the percussion. It was too generic sounding.
Try writing the vocal line on the guitar and then singing while playing the line on guitar as well. I find that works for me.
Anyways, I'd appreciate if you'd look at my most recent upload if you have some time. Thanks. :3

Copy-23 responds:

Nice comment; (Deffo worth a pop onto your tracks).
The vox is me in falsetto, it's for laughs, I really wanna female singer and layer it properly. The strings is a mix, but I haven't gotten around to adjusting each instrument yet. Normally I offset pitch very slightly and tweak tone to feel like there's alot more human strings, but I'm not 100% happy with the composition of the intro, so I'll tackle that first.

Drums haven't been completed either, it's like an advanced version of a tempo ticker haha.

As for vocals, my voice isn't trained to be accurate. I only do it so I have an idea of what I want.

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Oct 2, 2012
2:27 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
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6.7 MB
5 min 52 sec

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