I love the synths and swells/sweeps and atmosphere. It's very punchy and energetic, catchy and intense. I think you have some balance issues. The melody at around 2:00 was a little too loud, and I think you need to do a lot with the mixer as far as compressing/limiting some stuff. It's pretty harsh-sounding and penetrating at times. Maybe that's what you were going for, but I think you can still clean it up a lot. That said, all the effects and breaks were very well done. Complextro is a hard genre to make and master, and you're 80% of the way there. The vocals at around 2:30 added a lot to the piece, btw, and I love the ominous mood throughout. Good job overall! I personally think this is a stand-out piece among dance tracks I've reviewed for this competition. ;) Keep it up, man! ^^
Absolutely! Thank you for the review. :) I definitely think that mixing and mastering needs a lot of improvement -- though this track is one of my older ones. I was still grasping the concept of compression and limiting at the time -- and am still learning about that now. However, I think I've come a long way in my more recent tracks, especially in terms of clarity and mixing levels. But thank you for the critiques! It means a lot :)
For fucks sake, this is fucking awesome. If the mixing was better I'd give this song a 5/5 but anways, you really used everything those synths could give. This is a really good song, melody-wise and variatio-wise. The mixing lacks something but since I don't know how mixing works exactly, either, I can't really say what it is.
Anywas, keep it up, good work. :D
I know I reviewed this previously, but I can tell you it sounds far better now that you've cleaned up the reverb. Now that I can hear the synths clearly, I must say that these are some juicy synths. There probably isn't a single synth in here that I don't like.
There really isn't much else to say, I think you've got this nailed other than the mixing/mastering (which can never be perfect). Good job and keep it up.
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