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Jan 23, 2013 | 8:40 PM EST
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4.5 MB
4 min 55 sec
4.18 / 5.00

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Rated 4.18 / 5 stars
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After reading some comments and re listening to this song on several different mediums (Car stereo, Headphones, Computer Speakers, Ect...) I have decided to add some crashes to keep the beat going as well as use some advanced side chain compression. This will hopefully make the kicks stand out more and keep your head banging to the song. I changed the ending a little too which makes it more resolved. Thanks for the listen.

Please leave a comment and of course rate it so I can improve my future works. Also feel free to check out my soundcloud too if you would like. Thanks again.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I have to agree with what the previous reviewer mentioned. Here are additional comments.

Gold edition? Tags = awesome. That brought a smile to my face in a good way.

For your kicks, I prefer you don't put that much reverb on them. Dry percussion sounds better in my opinion. Prior to 0:42 the oscillating pattern is letting me know we got another fruity loops user. As for 0:42 bass pattern, thedoor6 said it is overused and I agree but it is okay to use in a small section of the song. Unfortunately, you use it in a vast majority of your song.

1:37 Not a bad transition. I'm not a fan of that lead. Not only because of that fruity loops oscillating pattern but also the sound of it. Whiny instruments aren't very catchy. Kudos on changing the drum pattern. Pads need a revision. Too generic sounding with little fx/dynamics put into it.

2:05 There comes a point where the rising wind fx can't be used as a easy way to transition. You already used that transition fx at 1:37 so you need to be more diverse. The piano composition is good. Seems to be overpowered by all the other instruments though.

2:57 Ah yes, that same fx transition. The piano composition doesn't really count as a new thing. It plays a similar pattern if not changing a few notes here and there. If you want your song to be considered progressive well the song has to progress.

4:21 Finish off with the wind fx. Is it just me or does the piano seems to be only playing in the L head piece? I can see you trying to be different, but with a solo (pad is already playing a minor role anyway) its good to fill the space up...or at least have the pad panned more to the R.

So like thedoor6, I am here to give you constructive criticism. Hopefully I did not come off too hard on you. Perhaps I was not listening hard enough, but I didn't notice the side chaining going on. In summary, use dryer percussion including the kick. Don't use the same fx for all your transitions. Work more on mixing your track as some instruments get overpowered by the rest. I suggest you do not use panning as your main tool to compartmentalize your instruments. There are much better tools for that. Anyone who tries progressive music has a big target that reads "warning repetition ahead". In order to bypass this, you have to work really hard on your instruments. They need to fill the music space up and have plenty of fx on them. Also, the song needs to progress. Yours did not progress nearly as much as other progressive songs I have heard. Last, but not least, you do not need to listen to your song in all types of speakers. If you can mix and master your song well on the computer, it should sound good everywhere else. If not, you need to tweak the EQ, imaging, compression, and dynamics in general. I suggest you try to listen to your song at a quiet volume. For some odd reason, your ears will pick up the flaws easier in a quiet song than a loud song. Best of luck in your future projects. 5/5
Bye for now


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Like the clubbish-style intro, but it was a little too long. That bassline at :42 I feel like I've heard a million times before, and it got a little repetitive, but I like what you did with the song at 1:37 with the different-sounding melody. I like how you kept the energy up and added some more layers to it later on, and I like the melodic section at 2:59. Your transitions in general were okay, maybe a little cliche, but progressive trance isn't my favorite genre, so I understand. ;) I like the melodic twist you put on the bassline towards the end, and the ending in general was nice and tranquil. Hope I didn't come across as too critical- maybe this piece just isn't my style- but good work overall. :)

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Dj-B345T responds:

Thanks for the review.

1. Yeah, the bassline might be a little cliche, but I think that it fits the genre pretty well and I really like the 8 bar length instead of the usual 4.

2. The melodic sections are actually my favorite parts of this song to be honest, that is why I had 3 of them including the ending.

Thanks again for the review, I hope you check out some of my other tracks and give me your advice/opinions on those as well.