Being Alive (By Beats)

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This track was made for NGASS 2013 as a gift for eatmeatleet. I had to make a track that focused on drumkits and bass. It was fun trying to build the song around a catchy beat, especially making the intro beat as a lead-in. Wouldn't say I got to try something different with NGASS than what I usually make, but it was still a fun experience.

Though, still not sure if there's something missing with the mixing and mastering. And for anyone wondering about the title, I finished making the track the previous day before Dec 21, the supposed end of the world. So named it something to reflect that.

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Yes to be honest but do not take offense to it to maybe help future with your music.

First of all Drum samples are terrible you need something better cleaner kick drums I would easily buy or download a bit more professional samples are how much heel out there .. Intro with percussion is usually ok but in this case, so there is no effecter as reverbs, equalizers little basic part. They are very dry.

Arp melody is quite ok, around 2 minutes into the song switches to more high standard which is better, I personally had used them from beginning to end.

The song itself needs some extra mixing so there will be more balance for the audio system you have. One hears kick around 2min disappears away because of bass, synth you are using.
Try lowering the volume and raise them low sounds maybe a little more filter works.

JJM121 responds:

No offense taken. :P But yeah, I agree with what you said. The drums could really have used some cleaning up. I actually removed the kick when the bass comes in. That's why you don't hear it. But the overall mixing still needs work I guess.

Thanks a lot for your feedback btw! Really appreciate it.

I like the song, especially after 0:50 but because you only hear the drums in the beginning I happened to only hear to the drums the whole song along so they distracted me a little off the main melody.
Good song though, keep it up :)

JJM121 responds:

Yeah, the melody could've been brought out more.Thanks again man.

The drums are a bit too soft(it kind of felt like they were an unnecessary distraction in some parts of the song), other than that it's great, nice and cheery and catchy, brought a smile to my face.

JJM121 responds:

Thanks for the review! Yeah, the mixing for the percussion could've really used some work (chalk it up to the lack of variety in samples) but still learning bit by bit.

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Dec 26, 2012
3:55 PM EST
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7.7 MB
3 min 22 sec

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