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Genuinely worked on this one for a while; hopefully it's actually enjoyable, etc. First 12 seconds are a tad dull but I'm both too lazy and unimaginative to do anything about it.
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Right off, those piano chords are really condensed. I would try not to chunk chords like that unless you arpeggiate them as you have in your later progression.

This sounds like a classical piece I used to dig as a kid. Probably Beethoven, and now I'm sad at myself for not being able to remember it.

I will say the mix is absolutely killing the virtuosity of this piece. Bass is super loud, piece is overcompressed, and sounds like all your master FX were applied with virtually no headroom. As a result, we have this head pounding pulsing of that side-chained bass, and your leads are buried under them. Try to mix your tracks at -6 dB headroom before applying mastering FX.

2:03 reminded me of Zombie Nation.

I really would swap that 100% velocity piano out for another synth or something at some points -- unless you edit/humanize, modify the velocity.

2:45 section shows a lot of promise, and I like that bass -- if it weren't so loud that it was distorting here I would give an extra star, full stop. More instrumentation like this though.

I recommend some general mixing tutorials for techno/dance. This piece has the potential to be an absolute banger but is harried by the mix pretty badly. It could potentially have something to do with your headphones or speakers not giving a true-to-sound representation on playback, but honestly, it sounds like some tracks were just mixed too loud, period.

Otherwise, great work. I'm excited to see how you grow as a producer over the next years to come. This piece has got some spunk, yo.

rat9352 responds:

first off, yes, i'm aware, my mixing is garbage lol... i will bear in mind what you said though - especially about the bass etc (i'll do what i can to change it in time for future tracks, but it's touch and go at this point, so, we'll see how that goes). secondly, thanks for the review - i'll start mixing as you suggested. velocity isn't something i've currently found out how to change on FLmobile but as soon as i do i'll be using it. i'll probably also try find a tutorial/tutorials (as you also suggested) on the genre - never actually have looked at one so it could do me some good i suppose. thanks again for the review - i appreciate your honesty :)

I appreciate that this song moves - there's some good variety here, and you introduce new phrases or at least effects before anything starts to get repetitive. A lot of bits (main synth, drums) did mostly stay the same for the whole track, but that's kind of par for the course for this genre.

I love nearly everything about this: the piano, the bass, the drums. E v e r y t h i n g.
Except, it seems like all of the sections drag on a little too long, and get mildly repetitive after a while. Also, drums a little hard to hear (especially the kick.) My favorite part of this is that awesome hi-hat section starting at 1:51, and I personally would have liked more percussive variety like that. This is a pretty darn good song, good luck!

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2.96 / 5.00

Jun 22, 2018
5:42 PM EDT
File Info
7.6 MB
3 min 47 sec

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