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Starry Night

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track with that my kind of nostalgic-romantic feeling

made in Fl12, using mostly harmor, nexus, vengeance drum samples

reverb, delay, eq, maximus

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next time make the bazz a bit louder, it's there but it needs to be more present
you can feel the track lacks something in the main sections
mixing could be done better
the rest is pretty much spot on like the feel/mood and structure
i'd have made the piano melody a bit more memorable but thats me

keep making this stuff and your ears will adapt and see what sounds better and what not what you like and what you don't bla bla bla usual advices bla bla bla
in short words Keep working
have fun and a good day

5TanLey responds:

I didnt know that ears can see :O thx for review, btw

While the gentlemen and you both are correct about it having bass, there isn't enough bass in the right places. Of course there are no hard rules to mixing, but there are things that people across the board can pretty much agree on, and one of them is what sounds good on the low end.

The kick is definitely there if not a bit muddy, but they are right when they say there isn't much of any bassline because while it might be there, you can't hear it because the low end is polluted by reverb from other things. On FL Studio and pretty much any reverb plugin I can thing of, you can control how far down in frequency your reverb will sound. Keep it in the same lane as the instrument itself, whether it's in the mids or highs. As a general rule of thumb, never ever put reverb in low end frequencies, they'll clog up your mix with mud. Another way to clear up your low end mix is to put a side chain on your bassline, so when the kick hits it will lower in volume so the kick and bass won't be fighting for the same space. You can use panning to clear up room in higher frequencies, but it's not advisable to do that in the low end because it sounds weird as hell. Try sidechaining some upper frequencies with your snare and lower frequencies with your kick, if you like that effect.

The biggest problem many musicians and producers have is that they fill up their mix with too much stuff that's unchecked, and the frequencies bleed into each other and make bad sounds. Hopefully some of the stuff I said helps you out a bit!

5TanLey responds:

I think I already do almost everything you said, but it still doen't sound very clear :D.. anyway thx for a great review!

Good job on the song itself. However there is one thing to work on. Your snares don't hit very hard. I'm sorry if i say that for basically every song i review but it seems there is no snare at all. If this is big room, ignore this, but all i can hear that is the snare is the click and noise tail, not the impact. I suggest you add an impactful snare to make it sound better. VERY VERY nice kicks, it is cool. I also liked the leads, it gives off a more trance feel. And you stuck with the mood for pretty much the whole song. So nice job. You should make more songs like this.

5TanLey responds:

about snare - that's on purpose my dude.. if you listen to any professional trance track, you can notice that snare/clap is really low in the mix, everything is driven by the kick :)

thx for review anyway

This song is Great! It has some good melodies but track lacks bassline. Perhaps it's because you took most of the the low frequencies from the song while mixing.

That's my opinion. 4/5
Hope to hear more!

5TanLey responds:

dunno, bass level is just right for me, shaking my tiny room :)

Credits & Info


4.19 / 5.00

Sep 17, 2016
1:38 PM EDT
File Info
7.7 MB
3 min 22 sec

Licensing Terms

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