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Aug 30, 2014 | 12:35 PM EDT
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11.4 MB
4 min 59 sec
4.31 / 5.00

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Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Fixed kick drum
added more sub

The arrangement for this is finished but i feel the mix isn't quite right(not sure about the kick) Any feedback with issues of the mix would be appreciated.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is awesome. I found it by accident while looking for OccularNebula's Ignition. I was about to skip and then the melody kicked in and I'm glad I didn't.

Easily the best mistake I've made all day!

One thing though:
- You should lower the ceiling on (some of) the crashes. They're a bit much, especially when the melody is weaker.

8-bitheroes responds:

Thanks for leaving some feedback! Its good to know when someone is enjoying your work.
I'll take note of those cymbals.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

The front synth (the one that often plays a single note over and over) is rather loud, especially in its solo part. It is annoying me, but, other than that, I do really like this track.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The beginning and next change of pace is very interesting. My only complain for this part is the drum beat's volume is quite loud and somewhat drowned other instruments. Next part is good ear-cnady, although I believe if you use harder synth (without so much wetness), it could be more ear-catchy.

Ah, the wub right there got me, every good mix and it doesn't drown everything else. The 3rd part (near end to end) is quite repetitive. I was expecting some build up beside the change of notes. What missing through out the piece are low freq instruments. You need bass in there to keep the balance. Snares are weak and being buried under the amount of stuff, like the loud kick.

Overall this piece has really good potential. With some fixes and corrections, it can be an A-level work. 4.5/5

:) Keep up the awesome work!

8-bitheroes responds:

Thanks man, you raise a good point about the low freq, I think I will add more sub and the kick needs work.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This is amazing dude :)

8-bitheroes responds:

Thank you kindly.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool track. Since you wanted feedback on the mix, I'll be glad to focus on the mixing.
Overall the mixing is solid. I think I can hear what you mean about the kick. The volume and pitch is fine, it just needs to be focused more towards the lower frequency. It sounds a bit too much like a thwack and should be more of a thwump if you catch my drift. The way I've seen it explained in a Youtube video is that when you adjust the bass on the kick to be a little higher (above 100 Hz), it's more prominent and can be heard better in the mix. Then when you adjust it a bit lower (below 100 Hz) it's more felt than it's heard. In a big house setting it's those frequencies when you hear the kick that you can feel it in you chest as you're hearing it. Bottom line is I think some low frequencies need to be heard better from the kick (somewhere between the 60-90 Hz range).

The bass synth is good but it could use an accompanying sub. Leave the bass line as it is, just add a sub synth that's really subtle but can add a new dimension of bass to your track. The tricky part about that is making sure it's not trying to compete too much with the kick in the same frequencies. You don't want to overpower the kick and you don't want to wash out the bass with the kick either.

The only other complaint I have is the kick at 01:14. That particular rhythm when used over 3 measure messes with my head since the kick is so loud. The troubling part about this is that I can see exactly why you would do it, and I would have done it as well. But it's like my ears don't like adjusting to the volume of the kick, and then listen to everything else become not so compressed once the kick settles, and then back into the kick again. Just me being nitpicky though.

Now a few things that are awesome in this track since I've bashed you enough. It's a really cool piece. The themes your making a sweet to listen to and the melody is fun. Your arpeggioed synths are placed well and not overpowering or too quite. I really want to know what you're doing to get the alarm at 01:22. It's not the cutting in and out but I want that tone because it would be perfect for some of the stuff I do. I love the growl at 03:41. Oh look, a key change.

With the composition as it sits right now, I'd say this deserves an 8.7 out of 10.

Once you get past the mixing, I'd download this without a second though.

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8-bitheroes responds:

Thanks for taking time to give some in depth feedback. This will help me out a buttload, plus i think you hit the nail on the head with the kick drum issue. I did actually have a sub in some areas of the track but the fact you didnt hear it means its probably way too low in the mix.
If by alarm you mean the riser sound at 1.22 ..thats just a harmor with the unison pitch up high a large number of voices with some compression on a dash of reverb and plenty of delay.