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DJACE
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Since the negative things already have been said, I'├Žll start with the positives.

First of all, the melody is very nice and makes you wanna dance. The arrangement is actually genius in this . It's the part most people have difficult with, but I think you pretty much nailed is.
As an EDM producer myself, I actually seem to have enjoyed this track more than most others. Mostly because of the melody and arrangement, but overall I thought this was pretty good actually.

A tip I can come with is to use more chords to spice up your leads. Instead of just layering chords with one single melody line, try to make the different notes in to entire triad chords. This will make the song sound a lot fuller.
Also, try finding some better drum samples, or try learning how to make good drums. The sample you are using in this track isn't actually that bad, but it takes experience to know how to utilize it in the best way, so I recommend trying to find samples that sounds good without too much work.
The mixing can use a lot of work.Try to simply go through tutorials on how to properly eq a track.
The part at 1:55 where you slow down the tempo of the lead doesn't sound too good. The idea is good, but you have to be punctual when doing this. I don't know if you are using fl studio or not, but in Fl studio, use the beat markers in the piano roll to know how much you can delay a part by, and still make it fit the beat.
Last, but not least, I'm going to repeat what people have said in a way. Actually, what you lack isn't music theory, and tthere's actually nothing in this track that implies that you need to study music theory (though I really, really would adivce it anyway). The problem you need to face, is that you need to use your ears to hear the difference between good and bad. Before you decide that you have finished a song, don't be engulfed of the hype of having made a good melody or arrangement and just stop there, but try to think, "is there any way I can make this song better?". If there is, do it. Never stop trying to improve your songs, that's how you learn.

Though I will give this track a 2.5 due to all the accumulated fault of this track, I did actually enjoy it, and I think there's something for you in Dance music :).

Thx for requesting a review from the:
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attak1616 responds:

Thanks for the long reply, I really appreciate the time you took to write it. I was trying something a bit different with this track to be honest, I could have spend a bit more time on it truthfully but as you pointed out I was pretty hyped.
I'm going to try and learn music theory, the last time i touched upon it was about 5 years ago when I was learning piano but I only got to the beginning of grade 3.
Also someone else pointed out to layer drums on reddit, so I'm going to try doing that from now.

I really appreciate all feedback even if it's negative, it helps me improve alot and helps nudge me in the right direction in terms of where I'm going with music production. I've still got a long way to go and any support like reviews and criticism is very helpful.


Music Theory...learn it..
https://www.musictheory.net/

No Rating
Nope. First learn music theory, then come back. Then try again. I won't review that. It's better.



Learn music theory, to be more specific, learn about scales. Use better drums. It's a long road, you'll get there if you keep trying.


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attak1616
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Listens
644
Downloads
21
Votes
3
Score
2.26 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 25, 2016
2:05 PM EST
Genre
Dance
File Info
Song
19.9 MB
3 min 13 sec
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