Cool midi take on the Misfits. I'm not sure how much you know about production but there's a fair bit of mixing/mastering/compressing/EQing/side chaining you could benefit from. Not sure if that's a drum loop or not but you could use compressors to boost some of those sounds then sidechain the signals and let them punch through the mix. Compression does more than compress. It amplifies! Side chaining lets you control the levels of one instruments with the levels of another so a lot of people will use the bass drum to momentarily de-amplify the bass whenever it hits for that fraction of a second. It's weird to get used to but I whore out the side chain signals once I get into a project.
Panning helps too. Sending sounds to the left OR right channel exclusively creates the illusion that the sound is louder than it really is which means you can turn that instruments level down a tad and create more room in your mix!
As for the composition, I might have thrown some digital distortion on the drums to make those more electro as well. Everything else soudns really cool. I love those arpy sounding pads :)
Thanks for your review. Usually my approach to compression is "smash the shit out of everything until it sucks and swells and squares off and induces listener fatigue". I didnt do any of that here. i have been threatening to make a misfits cover ep on halloween for years now. Some time before the witching hour of the witchiest night of last year, i decided to hurriedly make good on that threat. Fuelled by jack daniels and marshmallows, and armed with just Famisynth, addictive drums, and some fuzzy, years old memories of how to even play the songs, i set about making this fabled EP, and succeeded in cranking it out before the clock struck twelve. It also included Hybrid Moments and Where Eagles Dare.
But if i'm honest, they probably sounded even worse...
thanks for listening :)
An overall great and well-made song, very entertaining. I rate this song 4 stars, because certain song elements are repeated too often in my opinion. The first three sounds/tones kinda remind me of the song "dynamite" by Junior Senior. :)
This reminds me of when I first started making electronic music! haha I used to make beats very similar to that.. really raw rockin stuff, awesome!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.