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I'm really happy with how it turned out... composition wise. In terms of mastering, I didn't really know what I was doing. I've started learning about all of that stuff though, so hopefully, each new upload will be improved in that respect.

Please vote and review fairly as I need as much constructive criticism as possible. Enjoy. :)

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I love the clap and the beat.
I said that the song was the snare.
Thumbs up if you like it.

I love the energetic mood and bouncy vibe it has to it. Smooth-flowing as well, except maybe for 4:46. Need a sweep or crash there to make it less sudden. I also think the bass is taking up way too much space in the mix. You might need to turn down the volume a bit, but it could also be that it wasn't equalized enough. Open up "Parametric EQ 2" in the mixer and drag down the tones for the bass except the lowest 200 hertz. Also, it could use a little more structuring: moments like 3:30 where the parts change, instead of an ongoing, frantic melody like during the first 3 minutes of the piece. More dynamic contrast would be ideal. Overall, though, it's pretty good. I like all the echo/delay and filtering stuff - that was cool. You should really upload stuff to the Audio Portal more often, Elephly. You have potential. Keep at it, man! ;D See you in the Writing Forum! ^^

Elephly responds:

Thanks for the tips! Music is only a little hobby of mine so I don't tend to get stuff up often.

What you said in your description was spot on -- composition-wise this piece is really nice. The mixing/mastering however is not so hot haha.

I appreciate the change up in you chord progression at 0:49, and I wish there was more of that throughout.

Most of what you need to learn about mastering you can find easily on Youtube, but I'll just say a couple of things I think you could look at:
1. The delay on your piano is a bit over the top. It becomes hard to follow because of this.
2. Your bass has no presence in the upper frequencies. Although basses should primarily reside in the lower frequencies, it is hard to get clarity if the upper and middle frequencies are just completely cut out.
3. It sounds like there is way too much compression on everything. It is hard to make out the individual instruments well for most of the song.
4. Your drums, especially the kick, need to be louder (or, probably more accurately, everything else should be quieter).

Altogether though, I think you have cool ideas, and I hope you take the time to come back to this at some point after you get some more experience with mixing/mastering.

can u lend tabs ^^?

Elephly responds:

too much work for me D:
maybe if I've got free time

Very nice track, I love it!
Do agree with you that maybe more could be done with it....but frankly I couldn't tell you what that is so just ignore that!

Elephly responds:

Thanks man

Credits & Info


4.73 / 5.00

Feb 16, 2013
6:07 PM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
4.9 MB
5 min 20 sec

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