i dont know why but i get a megaman speed run feel from this :D awesome arcade-ish tune, it feels a little long but the melody keeps it crisp, once the piano kicks in it gives it a little depth and spice n__n really nice tune sir, keep em coming! :)
p.s. for some reason i wanna play mario kart with this as the soundtrack :D
kick needs to be stronger at 0-50 melodys nice sounds basic but thats fine
1 38 theres a lil brake beat that sounds really nice
1 55 i like the difrence in the drums how they have a lil patterns in them overall this is pretty nice sounds really retro . vary good for a first submission
Thanks for your review!
Just had a listen through this several times and I'll share my thoughts
First of all, from a composition side, it's fine really. It's not overly repetitive as you thought of it as and the length of it is pretty acceptable aswell. That's a pretty good main lead from 00:50 onwards, it works pretty damn well with everything else going on!
Next, the actual sounds and patches you are using. The Transition FX you are using I recognize straight away (I use the same booms, fades and splashes haha). You may want to stretch some of them out and maybe do some pitch adjustment to them so it sounds more unique and fuller. Secondly I am struggling to hear the Kick you are using properly on both my ADAM A5X's and through a variety of cheap and pricier headphones. It may be worth compressing it abit more and then raising the volume on the Kick so it sounds more 'forward and present' in the track.
The 3x4 Tremolo Guitar tone you are using seems to clip itself after each note and has no release on them. You may want to increase the release of the notes via your plugin or if that's not possible, some short-size diffused reverb should solve the problem and make it sound much better.
Bonus points for your pad work though, it's atmospherically impressive to hear!
Onto the mastering, apart from the kick as mentioned above it's generally ok. Bass response is smooth and not overbearing. Not much high-end hiss coming out of the track apart from the hats you are using (I'd say just to be safe next time I'd cut off all frequencies above 17,000hz when dealing with hats, crashes or china).
That's all I can really offer to say at the moment, I would be interested as to how you will progress from this stage. I'll definitely be lurking in the background, listening out to any of your future releases you upload to Newgrounds. I've scouted you aswell to help speed the process through to proper ratings and presence on here!
Hope you found what I've mentioned helpful!
Just had to read through that several times, it was so beautiful ^^
I know the problem with kick, but i didn't know how to properly fix it. I'm still pretty new to mastering stuff. And i'll find a fix for the guitar.
I'll definitely keep all those tips in mind! And thank you very much for scouting me!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.