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cattac - race against time


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Well, I rather like it. I sort of get more of a "Mysterious Cave" vibe from it, but race against time works too. The random melody thing has never really been my preferred style tbh, but you did a pretty good job of keeping it nice and fresh throughout. I quite like the really tingy sounding melody with the strong delay on it(I can tell you really dig the delay ;) ), but what I would've liked to hear is the reverb being switched off at some points of the song and have the synth sort of shift back and forth between its normal sound and the reverb. I actually did something like that in one of my songs with a reverbed piano, and I'm rather pleased with the result. In your song I think it would've helped the transitions feel more like transitions since it wouldn't be the same effect throughout the whole song. Just a random idea. One more thing, that clicky-ish snare at 5:31 is dope, however I think for the first part of it you should layer the kick alongside it, or some other low freq sound, because it feels a little bit weak. It sounds way better at 5:48 when the kick starts accompanying it. That's all I really have to say, good job.

CATAWAKE responds:

Yeah, ever since I switched fully over to Ableton, I've been liking the Granular Delay plugin a lot, sorta fits in with the style I was going for. As for the song title, I named it that after the song tenses up around the 3-minute mark, though 7:17 is my favourite. I'll try out the reverb switch thing, maybe it'll sound good with the other layers. As for the clicky snare, it's actually a hi-hat sample made of ice. I've tried layering the kick over it, and it sounds messy and makes some of the sidechain sound worse, ruins the whole breakbeat atmosphere. I'll try other things though.

But anyway, thanks for taking your time to listen to my song and write a review for me!

Credits & Info


3.82 / 5.00

Aug 20, 2017
7:43 PM EDT
File Info
16 MB
8 min 44 sec

Licensing Terms

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