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New melodic dubstep track with a drumstep twist! I hope you all enjoy and decide to stick around, because big things are on the way! Lots of collabs and big projects coming. An EP, maybe...? ;)

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Sheet dawg this is good. Little bit better mastering and this could be top notch my mans

R3VMusic responds:

Thanks dude, I’m trying to get better at mastering :D

This sounds really refined and professional! My only slight criticism is that the mastering isn't as aggressive as it usually should be for genres this intense. If you don't already know, although I suspect you might, the goal with mastering is to squeeze out as much headroom as possible without things getting too distorted, and in the process, maximize what's called the "true peak" of a song. When digital information is converted into analog sound via speakers or headphones, sometimes, though the electrical gain of a signal is at 0dB, it will end up outputting a sound louder than 0db, for... reasons. The loudest analog sound in the entire song is the true peak, because it's the peak of what will truly come out of the speakers or headphones.

Mastering for harder genres is all about getting that true peak as sky high as possible, which usually doesn't go below 1dBTP (1 true peak decibel) in the drops. A nice free program to monitor true peak is the YouLean Loudness Meter. It has a bunch of cool stuff and it's totally worth downloading.

A couple of important notes:

Some platforms will clip a signal if it goes above -1dBTP, noteably YouTube, so if you're mastering for YT, just make sure that your song is -1dBTP at most. (I haven't found any free 64-bit true peak limiters, but there is one 32-bit true peak limiter whose name eludes me.)

Also, when there's some kind of monitor on the true peak, the monitor is only predicting what the true peak will be when the signal is converted from the digital world to the analog world. As a result, different VSTs will predict sliiiightly differently, but they'll generally all be within something like half a tenth of a dBTP. (For instance, Fabfilter's Pro-L is 0.02 dBTP more lenient than YouLean. None of it matters, but the programs will sure try to convince you that it does, lol.)

Anyways, that's it. Pretty awesome song otherwise!

By the way, NG is showing that you've only posted 9 songs here, but this sounds like you've made more than just 9 songs. How many songs have you made?

R3VMusic responds:

Wow, thanks a lot dude! I actually didn't know that different sites(i.e. YouTube) can make your stuff clip when other sites don't. And I agree that the master might not have been as loud/aggressive as it could have been. I was just running into problems whenever I tried to get the master louder, stuff would sound muddy and messy. Honestly if I had put together a cleaner mix it probably would have been easier, so I'll keep that in mind going forward. I'm pretty novice when it comes to mastering, so your tips/feedback here is super appreciated!

Also, I've made a total of 14 songs. A couple are private because they were some of my first, and as to be expected, they were terrible. I started producing in December of 2016, although I've been playing piano since I was a toddler. I suppose I just grew in skill very quickly since my beginning a year and a half ago, haha.

Again, thanks for the support and feedback man! :)

This sounds very very professional. The ambient rain and nature sounds in the beginning combined with the perfectly mixed piano and violin really just nail that sort of cinematic feeling that is hard to describe in words. The overall Dubstep is amazing also. Amazing mixing, amazing song, very well done.

R3VMusic responds:

Thanks a ton dude! These kind of reviews always make me smile :D


R3VMusic responds:

YOO <3

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4.62 / 5.00

Jul 1, 2018
1:21 PM EDT
File Info
10.3 MB
4 min 31 sec

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