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What do you do when you get a healthy dose of writer's block? You beat the keyboard into submission until a melody comes out. Then you beat your mind against your cranium until music comes out.

Or something like that I guess


Anyway, hello again my Newgrounds fans. I've got another pumpin' dubstep tune for you to headbang to. I personally think this has become one of my best tracks produced on my desktop and I think you'll enjoy it as well.

God bless.


Edit: I've remastered it so the kick is a lot better, if you've already listened to it before May 20, refresh your cache and it should sound much better.


I'm really enjoying the bouncy feeling the melody has, it really gives this an unique twist. Also those chords added nice amount of depth.

I have mainly two points that could use improvement; the mixing and the bass. For me it sound's like there are some clashing frequencies between some synths that could be eliminated with some more EQing. Also some volume levels could use maybe a bit of tweaking.

The bass sounds kinda... generic in my opinion, it has that distinct massive 'watermark' stamped on it :P (It's gonna be awkward if you didn't use massive for it...). I would spend some time to make tweak it a bit to fit the overall feeling of the track better. The modulation was on point though.

All that said i did really like this track a lot. I also don't actually think that this is overly repetitive :P

Hope that you found my ramblings useful ^^

Also, that ending ;) (Am i beating a dead horse yet?)

Spadezer responds:

I don't know how I missed this in my notifications but I recently found it

I think I hear what you mean about the mixing. It seems in general that most of the instruments are competing with each other.

About the generic bass I have two things. 1) I will abuse Massive presets (lack of sound design understanding may contribute to that) and 2) I actually intended to have generic leads/basses. It kind of was the point of the song. But, meh, generic massive bass is generic.

Thanks for the kind responses, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I like the melodic content at :04. The synth at the beginning is a bit generic, but fits the mood of the piece well. I wasn’t a huge fan of your drum samples either - the clap is pretty cliche, and the kick had a bit too much treble IMO. At 1:06, the bass is a little indistinct. I think it could be crisper if you tone down the reverb and be a little stricter with the equalization. I appreciated your use of panning with the synths, although I think drums should really be kept front and center except during transitional moments. The drops at around 2:00 - 2:45 were cool. The melody is getting pretty repetitive by around the 3-minute mark, though - I think it needs some more variation, and I also think this piece didn’t need to be 5.5 minutes long. I also thought the transition at 5:02 could’ve been smoother. Still, this is a pretty well-structured piece. My main issues are with the sound design and the repetition. Keep at it, man. ;)


Spadezer responds:

Alright, a TaintedLogic review. Much appreciated, and thanks for the feedback


Spadezer responds:


Hehe hey Spadezer! I was going to echo what Connor said. I would say that there are better techniques that could be used to separate the synths. Different stereoshaping and different EQ settings. It doesn't sound so noticeable listening on speakers, but on headphones it's as if there's very little in the centre of the field. Saying that, compositionally, this is a really great track! I particularly enjoyed the dubstep parts and the tempo shift! Very nice! :)

Spadezer responds:

Sweet! Thanks. It's cool to hear such high praise from you.

About the stereo shaping, I tried out a maximizer that I've never used and I guess I got careless with the panning in that, but I don't feel it detracted to much from the main enjoyment. I could be wrong though. Thanks for the feedback

Pretty catchy! I found that a few of the parts panned to each side kind of stuck out a bit and made it seem a little unbalanced, but pretty solid nonetheless! I definitely really like the main melody, and those haunting chords over the drop are awesome.

Spadezer responds:

Thanks I'm glad you like it, and I really appreciate the feedback. I think I see what you mean, but at the same time I likely did it so that I could keep synths better separated especially for when it got really busy. It'd be good to hear other people's opinions about it.

Thanks for the feedback

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Credits & Info


3.77 / 5.00

May 19, 2017
6:59 PM EDT
File Info
6.1 MB
5 min 22 sec

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