--First impressions / suggestions- --It was very misleading towards the start of the song. It was very empty and i wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. The use of some ambient pads goes a long way, if nothing else a small amount of white noise filter can help make it feel like those gaps are less apparent. I mostly hear just a bass, drums and a lead. (personal preference warning) I personally would have liked to hear at least some chords in the song if nothing else but to help aid in giving it more of a full sound. About 1 min i would recommend getting edirol orchestral for strings, its decent and has some ok sounding strings.( i couldn't tell if those were strings or the synth you made/ preset used wasn't fitting.) If you ever have some money to blow and want realistic sounding strings look into holly wood strings, by quantum leap east west.
Things i liked- That tune is insanely catchy.
-Good use of side chaining, it really helped the kick stand out
-Amazing white noise flares, with a very cool decay effect on them.
-The song is nice and crisp very nice job on eqing and mixing.
-The trance drive bass was epic, i'm a huge fan of that style bass. It was almost verging on Psytrance and goa trance( which is freaking sweet).
- Nice sub bass drop at the end.
Pretty good man, i was bobbing my head through most of it. Since
No problem on the scouting btw, if you are coming on to ng with this kind of stuff off the bat, you really deserve to be part of the portal. There are allot of people out there that i often wonder how/why they even submit things if they don't ever get any better or try to. As long as you keep trying to improve people will help you along the way.
Love and trance