I really like the panning of the percussion, you did a good job with that. The bass is also very catchy and is clearly what holds the song together. I have to say I'm not a fan of the drum rolls. The beginning sounds a bit too muddled together, most notably when the kicks come in at :25. This dissipates at :42 and from then on the song becomes very catchy. Another thing is that I wouldn't classify this as "Dance" music as you selected, but either way it's a pretty nice tune! Keep it up!
Thanks for the review Overturn. I love the bass on this, really enjoyed writing it, the bit you're talking about between :25 and :42 is the duelling piano, I tried various things here before I settled on what you hear in this final version, I feel it added to the vibe of everything else, such as the bassline and felt it complimented the rest of the arrangement, may be not to everybodies taste though but ho hum
glad you liked it though and much appreciate your review
While the arrangement itself is sounding a slight bit cluttered, I think the themes are all working quite nicely. I enjoy the warmth between the piano and the other synths, they go very well. The bass is a highlight, you wrote it exceptionally. I also enjoy the structuring changes into a more relaxed pace around 1:40 - it gives it some nice variety. What I would suggest is mixing it better and taking care of the background space with perhaps a pad or some sort of ambient "fog" that will fill it and make it a more atmospheric piece.
Great job anyhow! Keep it up.
Thank you HalfStepTides
I'm happy you liked this piece, I absolutely loved writing this and that change you refer to, you'll have no idea how long and how many listens through for me to decide and work out how that would sound afeter I created the build up I knew I wanted a different pace and took forever to figure out the direction to take it, multiple tries until I eventually settled on what you hear here.
Thanks for the advice on background filler, I rarely use pads, don't ask my why, I rarely think to use them, I love working with multiple instruments though, especially when they can compliment each other with an interwoven feel between the instruments.
I certainly have more in development and they'll all be released when I feel they're ready
thanks for your review, glad you liked it
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