Waterbird (re-imagined)

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this is a re-imagined version of my own first song i posted on my soundcloud. i was going through my project bin when i found waterbird and i opened it up to see how terribly written it was and how i could do so much better, so i ended up keeping only 30 or 40ish percent of the original in this song, and it became kind of an electronic and instrumental mix with some fun little synths and other stuff. the whole time it reminded me of a little bird having fun in the water living life to the fullest as should we all. rate if you liked it, leave a comment if you have any suggestions :)
my soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/colin-muir-787980693
My youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLlv5qvfxANzXdNj0GFx9g


Not too bad. Mastering needs a lot of work, and you have a lot of muddy frequencies blending into each other on the low end. I recommend looking up johnfn's mixing/mastering tutorials, which you can probably find in the NGUAC thread.

The progression here is about the same as Pachelbel Canon. Melodies sound pretty canned to me and aren't really .... melodying. They're just sort of porting around in the chords. Melody usually goes stepwise.

Also, be mindful your bass drum can actually be heard in that muddle of low frequencies. Compress your percussion. Snare and hats also seem overly dry and stick out because of that.

My computer crashed while I was writing this review so I forgot a lot of what I was going to write. Bottom line, good idea, not so good mixing. Also try to incorporate more stepwise and fluid melody. Jumping around is for harmony -- otherwise you end up with a song that sounds kinda neither here nor there

ColinMuir responds:

Thank you, that means a lot. Ill take everything you said into consideration :)

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4.00 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2017
5:52 PM EDT
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8.3 MB
3 min 37 sec

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