I really like this! Like what everyone else has said, the mixing is a bit strange. Im not that great at mixing myself so I cant really tell you why, everything just sounds punchy and not very well balanced. Past that though, the actual composition of this track, aswell as the instruments, is awesome! I love the piano melody at the start, this is a really cool track!
However, since the other reviews have pretty much said the same thing, Ill give you some other feedback which is really just down to my opinion. For one, I think the transistion at 2:10 could be better. The actual transisition part is good, but when the new synth starts fading in it clashes with the pads pretty bad. Maybe you could have changed the chord the pads hold to match the new melody, I'm not sure. I also think it gets a bit too repetetive after a while. The section in the middle was a nice break from the main melody, but other than that its mostly all the same chords and melody, perhaps try changing the chord sequence behind or develop the piano line some more!
One last thing I liked was the panning, it was almost quite 80's with how much you put in there, but on a whole it all seemed to balance out and worked well IMO. Nice song!
Regardless of what genre this may be, I love it! I'm not a fan of labels anyway! The melody is fantastic and so are the instrument choices. As for the soundgoodizer, I used it all the time when I first started out as well. It's a nice way to quickly make things sound more full. But as you learn more and get better with your tools, you'll find that it's much better to EQ and compress everything with more robust plugins. You'll have a lot more control over your sounds and you'll expand your options ten fold. If you're just using it for a few things because you just like the sound, there's nothing wrong with that! But I definitely recommend checking out as many EQ and general tutorials on youtube as you can if you haven't already! You can never know too much!
Thanks Chemiqals! I'll definitely look in to finding better alternatives for mastering for my future tracks.
The Song itself was wonderfully good, I also like the acid part around 2:26 however it was not built into properly. The lack of mastering also cost you quite a bit but people do make mistakes. I personally never use Soundgoodizer because of the delay it causes to my already delayed synths. The Piano was nice and chill which kinda put me into a good mood.
Thanks for the comment. Yeah the whole mastering thing is still confusing to me in general. I guess I'll get better with it as I go on.
This isn't really Trance man. The arrangement is really sloppy and it gets repetitive around the 1:50 mark.
At 2:20 was kind of random. You had nothing really built up to that. Fix up your automation clips at 3:00 too. That was way too sudden.
I'm not really going to comment much on your mix. It was clean, but not polished enough. I suggest focusing on your arrangement for your future tracks. Listen to a lot of radio shows like ABGT, ASOT, FSOE, etc.. to get the idea of Trance in your head. The key word for Trance has to be, "Smooth". Keep that in mind.
I hope my review has been useful for you. PRO TIP : STAY AWAY FROM SOUNDGOODIZER !!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the constructive criticism! What's wrong with soundgoodizer though? Oh, and I listen to a lot of progressive trance. Wouldn't this be in the same genre?
I'm really digging the piano, pads, and melody, my only real problem is the mastering.
Throw a limiter on there, if you're using fl put maximus on the master effects slot, maybe even some soundgoodizer.
Nice work though, keep it up
Wow duh. Can't believe I forgot about mastering this. I did some stuff with maximus and soundgoodizer. Now it sounds a lot more clean and has less of a muffled sound. Thanks for the the comment. If you happen to see this and wish to listen to the edited version, then be sure to clear your cache first or else you'll just hear the old version.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.