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Happish song
I uploaded this to my friend's account on accident...don't know how that happened. Sorry for the wait


I liked your synth samples, although the chord progression was a bit cliché. I think the beat was cool, and you have a good sense of harmony. It's a simple yet cute and upbeat song. I would've liked to see a little more dynamic contrast later in the song, although overall the structure is good. You might've needed some more smooth transitions at :51 and 1:07, among other places. Might I suggest using sweeps or crashes? In addition, the ending was very sudden. It might help smooth over this piece a little if you added some reverb, and it feels pretty inconclusive at the end, especially since the piece doesn't end on the tonic. My main problem with the piece, however, was the mixing. Do you hear how, at :18, the chords at the beginning get MUCH softer, and are almost inaudible whenever the snare hits? That's because some of the frequencies in your chords are interfering with some of the tones in the snares, and you can fix that through a process called mixing. I don't know what software you use to make music, but I do know the software I use, FL Studio, is a common one to use to make this kind of music.

First of all, press F9 in FL Studio. The window that just came up is called a mixer. If you click on the "master" tab, there might be a box on the right side of the window that says "Fruity Limiter." Please click on the arrow next to that box, and then click "none." You NEVER want there to be a limiter on the master channel. EVER.

Another great thing you can do to limit distortion is called Equalizing, or EQ'ing, for short. I won't delve too deep into this now, as it's pretty complicated, but I will give you one basic tip which should really help you out. 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." You can experiment with this more on your own or consult YouTube tutorials on how to use it best. For now, though, a little will go a long way: drag 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.

Okay...hope all this helped. Good luck man, and I sincerely hope you keep working at it. I give you all this advice because for years I struggled to increase my viewership on Newgrounds without knowing basic mixing tips like these. ^^ I hope to hear some more of your work soon. ;D

Adreil responds:

No no, this is awesome! Thank you so much for the help. I've heard about these things before, but I never really understood why you needed them. Thanks for shedding some light on it. Haha, I don't use FL, but I think I know what you're talking about. I agree that the ending sucks...I'm not very good at those, and I'll work on mixing everything. Thanks for the review and the help! I hope I don't disappoint you

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May 28, 2015
8:18 PM EDT
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1.8 MB
1 min 59 sec
3.94 / 5.00

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