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Hardcore Fantasy

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An old skool happy hardcore rave track I made in FL Studio using a VST called Rave Generator, which has some really nice classic sounds!

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It’s a catchy piece. At the beginning, you did something really bizarre with the kick, as it seemed to fade in and out rather unconventionally. This whole track is held together rather loosely as a cohesive whole. It’s extremely minimalistic and lacks proper transitions at a number of places, including :24, 1:00, etc. Another really quirky thing about this piece is that for a significant section in the middle, starting around 1:12, the kick seems to play on the off-beats only. Then, at 1:40, you simply repeat the entire previous 80 seconds on loop again. Forgive my strong wording here, but that’s a pitiful way of structuring a piece unless the piece is itself a loop. The piece should have a sense of direction and overarching progression to it so that it feels both climactic and conclusive. I’d recommend trying to build off of the harmonies you had earlier in the piece during the second half. To do that, however, you’ll probably need more of a harmonic “skeleton” for your piece (bass, chords, etc.). There’s some serious lack of texture here. Most of the piece has no engaging or creative drum patterns, no bass, no pads, back-up melodies or unique effects. Instead, you’ve tried to tie everything together with an annoying, repetitive sample (:21 and other places). I don’t really regard this as a song so much as a collage of ideas that need to be fleshed out more. Compositionally, the piece is lacking...so much so that mixing and mastering aren’t really that relevant. I think you need to focus on structure and fill more than anything else. You could do a lot more with the rhythm section (drums and bass) of the piece, which will in turn help you smooth over those transitions and allow you to vary the melodic elements of the track more while still having enough structural coherence. I’ve been really tough on you in this review, so I hope that helped! Please don’t hesitate to PM me with any questions you may have. Thanks and good luck with your future projects, man. ;)


AlxEllis responds:

Thanks for the detailed review man! :) and not at all I appreciate detailed feedback!

Tight! This song is super up beat, and fast paced. It got me head banging! This song is great, keep it up dude!

AlxEllis responds:

Thanks for listening! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

===Happy Hardcore 4 Life===

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Jan 10, 2016
4:15 PM EST
File Info
8 MB
3 min 31 sec

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