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Under The Sun 2

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The original version of Under The Sun had terrible mixing and even though it has a great melody, I just couldn't listen to it. My mixing improved a lot since then, it's still not great though, and I decided to do a remake. The original version is a dance song, this is drum n bass.

Thankyou to all the people who gave me advice from the preview I submitted.
I will admit I rushed with this song since I started school again. Also, video games are currently my priority over music, so that left even less time to work on the song. I generally don't enjoy working on projects over a long period of time.

edit: After listening to the completed song about 5 times, I am very happy with the result. If I didn't make it, I probably wouldn't even be able to tell it was rushed. It's also so catchy and has an extremely happy mood throughout the entire song. The song has the best mixing I ever did :D


This could fit very well in a sonic game... I like it.

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The mixing is well done! Nice work. A mixing protip that someone once gave me that helped me more than anything else is that when you have a bad mix, turn down all your levels and remove your limiter. This will magically turn it into a good mix. You might think I'm joking, but it works EVERY TIME.

If you want to improve your mix a little more, maybe bring out dat bass a little more. Other than that, it's fine.

I enjoy the subtle filter in at :28.

Sound design is good.

The melody comes in at 1:00 but honestly it's not really doing it for me. Like, it feels almost random, it isn't really trying to express anything. I can't really give you any help for this, because writing better melodies is generally something you have to learn on your own. In my opinion this is the biggest flaw of the track - with a better melody it would be much better.

It was pretty smart to switch out instruments at 1:50. It adds some vibrancy to the track. Though again the melody isn't doing a lot for me.

This song is definitely really happy. So many major chords. :D:D

Good job doing the buildups and hits for the transitions. Makes the song move along pleasantly.

Anyway yeah I think that's more or less it. I gave you a low score, but I hope you're not discouraged because the song is pretty good all around. You just have to work on writing better melodies. There's no short cut to a good melody unfortunately. You just have to keep practicing. Good luck!

P.S. And yeah learn to play piano ;-)

BlueOceans responds:

Thankyou for the great and detailed review!
I completely understand why you don't like the melody, and you are not the first person to tell me. My melodies rarely have any emotion to it. You might be surprised by this, but I spend a lot of time on all my melodies. I focus on making my melodies catchy and pleasurable to my ears rather than making them fit into the song. I think this is a taste thing. The main melody in this song is actually my favorite melody I ever created. I'm not sure If I will change the way I create melodies, but I will definitely consider it.

I never use limiters in my songs. I always turn down my volume levels to the point where a limiter is unnecessary.
I got 3 reviews in one day all telling me to raise the bass. I will do that soon and update the song :D

As what the comment said below; I'd like the kick to be a bit more punchy. I also like the bass to be heavier. Besides that, the melody is well made!

BlueOceans responds:

Thankyou. I might make those edits and update the song one day :)

A nice, happy song. I have no issues with the mixing except for the fact that the bass drum could be a bit stronger.

I have a similar feeling toward most of my old songs, and I really want to remake them to meet my current standards, but college gets in the way...

BlueOceans responds:

Thankyou for reviewing. I will probably fix that.

Nice job! 5 stars. ^_^

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4.56 / 5.00

Oct 6, 2013
3:12 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
2.9 MB
3 min 11 sec

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