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Possibly 5 times better than all my other songs! First song using custom Sytrus presets and FL Producer Edition! I'm really happy with this, tell me what you guys think, and feel free to use this in Geometry Dash!

Also first attempt at dubstep, don't pay any attention to my other one.

Also my longest song.

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OK, so before I start this review I would like to say that I'm not perfect with my music either. I have some knowledge with music and can't implement it (Due to the fact that I'm using garageband). I really can't wait to see you grow as a song artist.
[-] Suggestions [-]
- Always start with a bass line, chord progression and melody. Once you have those you are ready to create a song. For most dubstep works, it is 4/4 time with 4 chords. Almost always minor unless you are creating melodic dubstep. But I wouldn't worry about that now.
- A good reminder to have is to always have multiple layers of music going on. I have broken this rule myself, but I have recovered from it, and will follow this rule in the future.
- Always have a kick and a (bass?) drum. I noticed you were toying with drum patterns, but they must have at minimum a melody on top of them.
- As I was saying with the drum patterns, what creates a "drop" is actually Moving from the V (Five) chord to the I (one) chord. That is when you use the crazy drum patterns and go wild.
- [Side tip] If you don't want to create actual chords with notes, you can "Cheat" by using an arpeggiator. It is a synth(Ish?) that moves the scale. But I warn you that it only does certain chords. So proceed with caution.
- When creating a chord progression and a melody, it is ok to have some dissonance, as long as you go back to the I chord with no dissonance.
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I am currently working on a song that will have a d minor chord, a minor, g minor then an e (Diminished?) chord. I hope it is certainly better than any songs I put out.

[-] Your actual song [-]
- The song was pretty slow to start.
- I personally wished that in the beginning you made the drums quieter so we could hear the melody.
- I also wasn't a big fan of the synth used. It seemed like the pitch bend was too much, to the extreme point in which it came out wrong.
- I also wouldn't have called it dubstep.

[-] Overall thoughts [-]

I hope this helped. I can't wait to see you grow as a song artist. I also understand that I am certainly not perfect with my songs either. Good luck for any of your future songs! :)

GeometryDashBrad responds:

Thanks, this is my first full review! I agree since I'm not great, but this is still my best. I would call it dubstep, but that doesn't really matter because what it needs is a subbass, 140 bpm, and half-stepped drums. (Been doing my research) I suck at mixing, so that's a problem XD. But anyway, I agree with most of that as I'm still experimenting. Good luck on your music, I'll go check it out!

Credits & Info

1.91 / 5.00

Dec 31, 2015
7:54 PM EST
File Info
2.5 MB
2 min 9 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.