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Apr 16, 2017 | 12:11 PM EDT
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3.4 MB
2 min 28 sec
2.80 / 5.00

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Rated 2.80 / 5 stars
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Made this in 5 hours over spring break. Probably my best project. I'm happy with it.

Work Info:

Author(s): PassarinoT (Myself)
Album: Start Over
Description: Some newer, spicier, more vocal filled DnB!



Rated 3 / 5 stars

The sweep at the beginning was a good idea, but it sounds a little harsh in my headphones. I’d suggest using an equalizer to take some of the treble tones off of it. A couple of the samples sound pretty generic, notably the piano, and the frantic harmonies at :31 make the texture seem a bit too busy. It might help to replace that harmonic instrument with a different one that doesn’t have as much sustain, just to keep it out of the way of the melody a bit more. Speaking of the melody, it seemed very distorted in the mix at several points. Do you hear how it sounds quieter all of a sudden when the harmony part comes in at :33? That means that both instruments use similar frequencies, so they’re distorting each other. You can fix that by eliminating some of the interfering frequencies with a mixing tool called an equalizer. I suggest you do some research on how to find an equalizer in whatever DAW you use. Also, the melodies themselves are very square rhythmically and heavily grounded in the chords (basically arpeggios) giving them a stagnant feel. You also don’t vary the melodies or harmonies much over the course of the piece, and even if it’s short it feels pretty repetitive by the end. The fade-out ending also struck me as a bit lazy. I’ve been really tough on you in this review, though. You have a good sense of harmony, structure, and flow. The main culprit here is the mixing. Equalizers and compressors will be your best friends from now on! :)  But seriously, they’ll totally help you make your production quality sound more professional. Keep at it, Passarrinotrain. ;)


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PassarinoT responds:

Hi and thank you for responding! :)
First off, I agree. The sweep had a bit too much treble, and yes the melody was a bit frantic, though honestly I wasn't even really aiming for a melody there haha. And with the 'distortion', that was intentional, I used a controller so when the melody came in the legato-sounding bass would fade a bit, before it drowned out the vocals. I will try some alteration in the EQing though! And I would agree with the ending haha. I need to work on that. Many thanks and harsh is good in critique! I will always take into account this review when I work on new stuff! Many thanks,