I really quite like the way it's coming out thus far. Just a couple things that I can think of as of now. Take everything with a grain of salt, your creation is your own.
The pluck that started in the very beginning and lasts for the entire duration of the song (G, G, Aflat, Aflat, Aflat) sounded good enough fading in, but as it began to take precedence amongst the other leads fading in at about 0:30... somewhat lacking. On top of that, while I acknowledge that this is still a WIP, the pluck continues its same progression for the Entire Song, Until the small twist at 3:06. That I think can be introduced much earlier as a transition between a first verse and into another trance segment, before tying it back in at the end as you have done for variety sake (audiophiles have attention spans as well). Also, I'd tone down the volume or something, it takes front stage for too long or too powerfully over the other instruments (primarily that heavenly piano *w*), and add accompaniment to compensate (which I'd do anyways).
I loved the delayed piano sounded distant, it felt like the accompaniment it was. I'd go the step further by strengthening the presence with more volume and maybe a side-to-side pan. I am infatuated with panning in some respects; but understand that it is one thing to listen to a singular track, and another to take in sound coming from all directions. Directional position, can increase the listening experience beyond listening to a single track, and taking in a performance if you will.
Also, nice ending with the delay effect, again I would pan the delay and accompany even the delay. While most of the track centralized around one single melody, you did have a final bridge and a climax that mirrored the first chorus around 1:12. In fact, this trance piece has a pop-ish structure. Dance more than Trance imo, but electronic genres.
Wow, i'm blown away at this review, it's much more constructive and i appreciate it a lot!
I've done a lot more now, but still focusing on introducing the melodies and increased variation later on with more percussion and pads. However, the pluck is loud, and adding variation with sounds and maybe different notes could spruce it up as it is a long intro.
The piano's delay is done totally by the program producing it, i have some sound effects accompanying the percussion that pans between the L and R (which is now more pronounced) and as you say i could do that with a few more instruments to put people off their guard.
This track is definitely going to be one of my best so i'm taking extra care, don't you worry!
Thanks again for the review, much appreciated!
It is very good as it is, if I had to suggest something maybe introduce a couple of new sounds to play the melody to keep everyone interested, although i enjoyed it right up to the end. Brilliant melody by the way :)
Indeed! That's the plan at least, it's just putting the song together with all the main parts and an outro, then adding stuff in after. Thank you so much for the review, means a lot! :)
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