Mix and master this song correctly and you'd be getting 4.5-5 score from me. Since though it's repetitive, I like that kind of music, techno house styled
I like overdrive and distortion, and I see what you're trying to do. The thing is that digital clipping doesn't sound good usually and your song is no exception. I can't pin point the exact thing that is clipping, so sorry about that.
Here is a few tips:
Listen to your songs with more than just one device (like headphones from different price ranges, or stereos).
Listen to the song with different settings (when it is exported) like bass boost or with flat eq.
Remember all songs are their own beasts, and require unique changes to make them sound good. Simply using a setting that has worked in the past, will quite quickly stop working. I tried this and thus I have the most crappiest sounding album I've ever heard.
And live recording is no excuse for bad mixing/mastering.
Also this "i wow see what i should of known that the competition was going to be main stream stuff" is bad for you and you should figure out why. It made me laugh though.
"Mix and master this song correctly and you'd be getting 4.5-5 score from me"
Then try & remix/master it for your self if you feel good enough ..i on the other hand feel fine about this track it was so much fun to make really enjoyed every moment ;-)
& yes i do test music on many other settings & speaker set up /headphones ..
i try to avoid the main stream sounding stuff coz its kinda boring & predictable but i guess that's what a lot of people like ..."you" (& Others ) like ... so fine ? ..so do i sometimes too ...
but most the time
i do not
so why aim to make that ..?
== I wasn’t your judge for the NGAUC, but here’s some constructive criticism anyways. ==
So, let’s get the obvious out of the way first: the mixing here is pretty darn bad. By 1:30, this track is clipping (or just being squashed under a limiter - I'm not totally sure) horribly. To fix this, you really need to turn down how loud all your instruments are, until it’s no longer clipping. This makes the whole song very difficult to listen to. The main melody of the track is somewhat interesting, but the song is so long and the melody is repeated so much that it gets pretty tiring towards the end. You should really shorten this song to give it a bigger impact. The melody *is* creative though - I think you’ll be able to write better songs in the future. Score: 4
Mini-scores (See http://johnfn.newgrounds.com/news/post/936953 for what this means and how to improve)
* Composition: 2/4
* Arrangement: 1/4
* Mixing: 1/4
it was recorded live at the same volume & compression as all my other live tracks pretty much which i have no problem with the master volume at all ..?
i wow see what i should of known that the competition was going to be main stream stuff accepted only
like all your perfectly sequenced notes in your Nintendo ds-10 software (just sticking to the rule book) i guess
draining the fun ,creatively & life out of music...
thanks 4 the heads up
i will not bother with the competition now at all
this has a nice relaxing groove to it, good background music.
yes the melody's seem too come together rather well on this 1.. was real fun to make ;-)
glad you like
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.