Essence of Life

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Started on the 16th of this month, this project soared to the finish. This song is everything that I've ever wanted to be able to get out of FL Studio and I am truly proud with this one. Sometimes I feel like the vocal levels might be too loud or too quiet in most parts. Without proper headphones (I've always used cheap earbuds to produce music... haha) I cannot actually hear whether the levels are fine or not. It'd be nice if you could let me know where things need improvement.

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That... was just.... amazing... I can't believe how awesome this is.... wow... just wow..

carl565 responds:

Thanks! This song is still the last song that I was actually 100% proud of. I really wish this song had gotten more recognition than it did/has.

Like stated before, in the beginning they are a bit drowned out. Your vocals and your low end clash too much, but that's an easy fix if you were just to eq the vox a bit. Also, invest in some good headphones, it'll help you, and everything will sound awesome. You can get some good sennheiser headphones online (amazon,ebay) for 20$.

My gosh though, what the hell did you do with Clay? This is fucking incredible. This is so beyond anything you've made in the past. This is INCREDIBLE. Your progress is something that makes me happy to have known you when you started! Your skill and composure with this piece is phenomenal!

I'm having a 3rd listen-through now. This is seriously awesome. I can't believe how in love with this piece I am. Your build-ups are immaculate! The choices of synths are spectacular, and your use of counter-melodies is brilliant. This deserves so much more recognition that it has. Well done! Very well done!

Fav, 5'd! Moaaarrr plzz.

carl565 responds:

I'm responding to this with a giant smile on my face while knowing that I have to leave to work in the next 5 minutes... fuck... anyways though, haha, I am so glad that the song appealed to you that much. Honestly, this song only took 3 and a half hours of work time, as far as FL Studio tells me... could be more or less. I've been doing a lot of experimenting with EQing, but really don't see the point in going to far into it without the proper headphones.

I got to the final touches of creating the song and figured that I'd find some sort of a speech to be put in and in my opinion, I found a VERY fitting line of vocals for this. I'm loving this song as well, and that is so fucking rare. I usually hate all of my music but instead, I've been replaying this over and over again.

I really do know what you mean by the constructiveness of the song. It really is so different that my older songs. I feel like this song actually carries a story along with it, progressing just like a book all the way until the end. All of my older songs never really had a feeling like that.

Thanks for the review, it's always great to hear your opinion of my songs.

Yes, you can be proud with this song. It's very nice! I hope you'll go on like this :)

carl565 responds:

It's awesome because I put this song on my personal Facebook page and explained how proud of myself I was, haha. I'm really glad you liked it. You and I both can hope that I'll go on like this in the future but I know for a fact that I will make it a reality. Not to get too cocky, but I definitely know that I'm getting better as a song writer.

In the beginning the vocals are drowned out, but the instrumentation is on point. I fuxx with it

carl565 responds:

I figured the intro vocals seemed drowned... I really don't think I will come back and fix the problem, it's better to just move on and take note of it. I laid out all the instruments and was about to just upload it like that but then searched up life speeches and just sampled out vocals and put that over breaks in the chorus. Thanks for the review!

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May 19, 2014
9:35 PM EDT
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11.2 MB
4 min 55 sec

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