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Love the drum / bass mix so much in here!
When the beat kicks, it's crazy.
Keep it up man! ^_^

I have really mixed feelings on this one honestly. There's some sections I really like and there are sections that I really hate personally and there is more of the latter. There is a lot of stuff I would have done differently.

First of all I don't like the transition at 0:14, the sound is very distorted (Possible a stylistic choice) and fades in way too quickly. Other than that the intro is really solid. It starts to drastically fall apart to me at 0:44. I really really don't like the synth vocall-y sound you used here at all. It doesnt sound that nice and it basically hogs all your attention from the baseline or actual melody since it sounds really detuned and loud in the mix (Maybe better levelling and EQ would have remedied this a bit). I would have used more of a pad with longer attack or a soft pluck with high reverb.

I really like the melody that comes in at 0:59, its really good actually and even the synth choice here is a good one. I just cant get over how grate-y the other sound is.

1:14 is all right, although the arp could have had a bit more variation, the root note in it going down in pitch to match the chord progression, it would have made it sound a bit more dynamic rather than just have it return to the same root each time.

You could have included some sort of progressive automation on the bass during the post chorus between 1:28 and 1:43. Maybe have the volume decrease over time along with some sort of distortion/resonance riser at the end, just to put a bit more emphasis on the transition going into the next section because it is a lot quieter in contrast.

The second half of the track just sounds like a mess to me, its dubstep I get it but it doesnt feel very organised like a lot of dubstep does, its just chaotic and in this case its not really a good thing. I cant say what I would have done here because I cant do dubsteppy stuff myself at all, in fact the second half of the track probably would have been completely different had I made it.

In my opinion this is definitely one of your weaker tracks, but as long as you work on what you potentially did wrong then its a win either way.

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4.46 / 5.00

Nov 8, 2018
1:34 PM EST
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5 MB
3 min 38 sec

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