[madboss] - Rebellion Of The Soul

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When I made this track, I had the melody with the chrod progression and the lead motifs. Yet it took months just to find the proper form, instruments and sounds I wanted to hear with it. So it wasn't an easy flow. Usually they say, when the flow doesn't come easy, the song doesn't sound that good... well I'm satisfied with this one. Maybe not my best, but I like the overall end result.

Let me know if you have any comments, and feel free to rate, dowload or use the track!

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That initial buildup is pretty sweet, you really carried the energy through nicely into the drop.

Main synths and chord progression are really spot on as far as score goes, I'm digging it! Only complaint I have is that I think your synths are a little overcompressed, there's some distortion when it's going full tilt that's robbing the track of some of it's clarity.
I think you might be able to swing some EQ work on those synths to clean it up if it's not compression, cut out the frequencies that overlap with other synths (keep your low midrange stuff in that range, cut out the excess, highs in the highs, etc). With everything kept in their own frequency ranges via EQ, it should keep things clean.
Not too much I can really say without seeing it there, it's really a feeling out process but it pays off to learn!

This is purely my own preference, I kinda wish the kicker had a little more click to hit to boost the attack, but that's strictly preference, not an issue with the track itself.

Mixing issues aside, this whole track is fantastic, with a really respectable length. The strings really help pull things together near the end there, and dammit this is catchy and will be stuck in my head for a bit XD

The outro is a great touch might I add, very satisfying closure to the track!



madboss responds:

Wow, well thank you sir for your detailed and very helpful comment! I think the reason why you feel the synths distorted is the Ozone mastering suite I've put to the main out channel. Back in the past I composed many tracks with having an Ozone default mastering template added to the main out channel to boost the sound, but considering the busy instrumentation that caused the frequencies to compete against each other and I think this is why the whole sound got blurry.

Nevertheless I very much appreciate your comments, and the time spent on writing this review, and I'm really happy that you enjoyed the track! Thank you!

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Nov 4, 2018
11:59 AM EST
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10 min 6 sec

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