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This song has a story behind it (not like it’s suppose to invoke a story, but… well, you’ll see).

I always send my songs to friends before I upload them, so that they might catch some problem that I didn’t. Well, one of my friends said that the mix was muddy in the midrange (sounds like a weird band name, muddy in the midrange, lol), and that I should talk with a professional mixer.

The next day, I learned from aforementioned mixer that my mix was not muddy in the midrange… because there was no midrange to speak of. My ears have been betraying me for as long as I have been making music.

Hey, it's all part of the process of improvement, right?

Anyways, after reworking and reworking the mix, this is what it sounds like. Hope you enjoy.

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Nice intro, but 1:22 was a really, REALLY disappointing drop for me. Not intense or heavy or even dubstep. Honestly, a full two minutes is entirely too long to wait for a drop.

Really amazing! I love the melodies. I love the old school vibe in the second drop. The whole song reminds me of Zyzyx and Teminite. The kick and snare are too loud but I still adore the song.

The drum is well designed in general. For instance, the different percussions at around 1:20 and the small 3/8 pause before the 7 beats really prepares you to what comes next.

The progressive crescendo that starts at around 1:16.5 becomes to high-pitched at 1:20. I was expecting it to either 1) restart low-pitched and loop twice or 2) come with a modifier that somehow hides a bit the saw shape of the sound (i.e. be it distortion or literally a change of shape (not sure what to use here, but I see the raw saw shape of this instrument as a problem)).

This "raw instrument" problem affects in fact the "main" instrument of the first "drop" at 1:22. It gives me the impression that you worked less on this part of the song and gives it a less meaningful/authentic taste.

However, everywhere where there is bass, I hear this problem less.

If I'm not wrong, you used a low-pass filter at the beginning on the piano-like instrument. That was a good idea, and indeed makes a contrast with the introduction that comes next.

I don't hear those fast "integral" crescendo (with the piano) a lot. I think this alone makes your song quite unique and adds some depth to it.

To be honest, I feel inspired.

Hippokopter responds:

Thanks man. I'm not the best at buildups, haha. I think I understand what you mean with the whole buildup saw issue. Had I recognized the issue before publishing, I probably would have automated the spread (difference in pitches between unison voices, to be clear) to be wider and wider, to give it a bit more of a restless feeling, I guess. Something to remember for the future, right?

I'll be reviewing some of your songs shortly. :P

what happened to that E? xD

I like 00:14, its empty but it thinks thats on purpose
the lead at 00:30 conflicts with the piano at times
at 00:57 the low-passed bass sounds really weird until the lowpass comes mostly off
The drop lacks energy somehow, I think it could use more bass frequencies, its well made but the chords are just a bit empty imo
the second buildup is really nice
in the second drop, the snare is a little too light to support all the bassy stuff
2:30 bridge is nice
at 2:43ish the kick and hats come in but the lack of the snare kinda leaves you hanging

SO good!

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4.62 / 5.00

Dec 22, 2019
3:56 PM EST
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10.2 MB
4 min 27 sec

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