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Second song of my second month of making music. I looked up mixing and mastering techniques and now I know a bit about what goes into that. I executed it to the best of my current ability with this song.

This is a different genre than what I've been doing ever since I started. It sounds more like a smooth, mellow, rap instrumental. I was going for a hip hop beat at first, but ended up switching goals mid-way through. Rap instrumentals are normally sort of repetitive, so I feel like this fits right in.


Talent :o. That's all I can say. Making this after just two months of music is amazing. Seems like you were just blessed with musical talent. Would be an awesome rap instrumental and if there were some lyrics over this it would be epic :D.

Man, you got skills, the music is awesome, but lacks transitions, everything else is ok. And holy shit only 2 months of making music? I'm looking forward to see hear your stuffs in the future.

I am extremely impressed with the reverb effects, especially since you learned it in 2 months. The reverb makes the song's atmosphere sound beautiful. The song has some decent melodies, and interesting synths. The drum beat was good, but extremely repetitive, and the rest of the song was repetitive too.

This song's lack of structure and transitioning is the biggest flaw and one of the reasons for why it sounds so repetitive. Songs need to have different sections to them. You know how when you listen to any generic pop song on the radio you hear an intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus and then an outro? Those are each different sections of the song and they greatly increase the song's replay value. Also, song usually don't unexpectedly switch from one section to the next, the artist needs to use transitions to smoothly link one section to the next.

You've only been making music for 2 months? Damn, this is really good considering!

There are a lot of really nice melodic elements in this. I really like how the soft square lead accompanies the piano as well as fill in the blanks at some points during breaks and whatnot.

I also like the use of the synth FX at around 0:43, a very creative way to initiate a transition.

There's not a lot wrong with this other than repetition. The same beat is used through out and it can get somewhat tiring as well as the overuse of some samples such as that reverse crash but I'm just nitpicking really, it's a habit I usually fall into.

Aside from that this is really well made, I can see you making some decent stuff in the future. Keep it up!

I enjoy the melodic take on this track. I honestly feel that if it was going to be a rap track you might need a higher BPM. At the rate now, I feel this is more of some type of chillout music.

at 0:20 there is a synth that comes in which makes it stray farther away from a rap track in my opinion. It gives off an electronic vibe that you don't hear in many serious rap tracks. Also, at 1:37 that same synth hits a note that is off key, and you can tell.

My next complaint is that during the break, at 0:45 i feel like you could change up the drums a bit so its not so repetitive. Just a small beat change can grab interest from anyone thats listening.

Other than those things. Still a solid track. And when you add lyrics it makes a huge difference. So I could see this becoming great.

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Credits & Info

4.20 / 5.00

Feb 22, 2014
2:11 PM EST
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
5.8 MB
2 min 33 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.