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*Originally Called The 1st Trial
Song is done
This came out really well, there are some mastering kinks I'm working though but I think the rest of the song makes up for it.
But yee, dassit.
Happy February.
Song has been updated, it should be 4 minutes or longer in length, if not, clear your cache!
Added some stuff to the semi-ending so it's not as empty sounding
Wow 400 plays! Glad you guys are enjoying this!
Also, check out the song on youtube! It's mastered a little differently so give it a listen if you want!

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Ignore TheBetterAudioPortal. He's a tryhard douche who's just jealous because you actually know how to make music. This song is great. I WOULD have put some extreme bass with the kick.

TeraVex responds:

Thanks mate.
I'll make a real hardc0re song that'll be toward his liking.

Why did you label this Hardstyle? This isn't Hardstyle. This is Hardcore where you forgot to add the bass after the kick drum.

The riff that comes in at ~2:30 is pretty dull. Well done, you picked some chords and did nothing interesting with what you have.

TeraVex responds:

Shit! I forgot to put in the airhorns!
I'll make sure next time you'll be the next person I go to for ALL of my hardstyle needs.
You must be the all knowing guru with your type of experience :^)

I like the harmonies and instruments at the beginning. It definitely is climactic and catchy, and I'm glad you're starting to aim toward more of a full-sounding mix. However, it's that very same full-sounding mix that has revealed a few weaknesses in the mastering, I'm afraid. Do you hear how the clap at :46 is getting a little distorted? That means you need to use the Equalizer to get rid of tones that are interfering with other instruments.

Here's how to do that: in each mixer tab (that is, for each instrument you have), click on the arrow next to the box that says "1," on the right-hand side of the mixer window. Then scroll down to "Parametric EQ 2." Try dragging the knobs below 200 Hz (there's a scale at the bottom of the EQ window) all the way down to zero for EVERY instrument EXCEPT the bass and kick.

Also, you almost never need limiters or compressors on the master channel. Lowering the volume levels and adjusting the EQ is a more effective way of making sure it doesn't sound too harsh. I'm sorry if you know this already, but I think you should think even more about how you equalize your instruments, especially since you have so many different bass instruments in there.

Anyway, I like the breakdown you had around 1:50 and how that climaxed back into the part at 2:22. Another highlight was 2:55. I think your sense of harmony has developed a lot in the past few months or so. I also enjoyed the part at 3:26. Nice job with creating a lot of structural variety in this piece. Personally, I don't even think you needed the last 10 or 15 seconds. Still, overall nice work. Mixing is tough, but I think it'll really make the difference in taking your music to the next level, TeraVex. Believe me: I still need to work a lot on my mixing myself. Haha, keep at it, man! ;D

TeraVex responds:

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for my next song!
Mastering is tough, but you being consistent in telling me has helped improve my music greatly!

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4.67 / 5.00

Feb 1, 2015
7:42 PM EST
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9.2 MB
4 min 2 sec

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