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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2010-12-27 08:28:28


I need advice on which to improve this song.

I made it short 'cause it was a demo

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-01-09 03:21:00


I put this song demo together yesterday afternoon, I really want to improve on this song since it's already sounding really good. Please check out this song and give me some helpful advice. Thanks!

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-01-09 03:27:40


I put this song demo together yesterday afternoon, I really want to improve on this song since it's already sounding really good. Please check out this song and give me some helpful advice. Thanks!

lol I forgot the link lol.

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-02-23 04:43:58


Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-02-25 14:08:05


The-Sony-Guy

Very honestly I did not see the title of your song until after I reviewed it. Extra props on giving out that springtime vibe!
-Tyler

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-02-25 23:35:20


Hey guys, just recently thought to submit a song I never really ended up finishing, being out of inspiration and not knowing where to go, so I'm hoping this club might just help me with that.

Anyways, here's the link:

It's important to know I'm using a notation software rather than a sequencing software, wich deprives me of higher quality sounds and/or advanced EQ and stuff like that.

Cheers,
Samuel H├ębert

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-06-10 18:48:30


Srry, should have took this in my previous post, but excuse my double post.

I think this song is cursed to remain a WIP. Its been so for a total of 18 damn hours so far, yet I have not come up with a solution for its potential-sounding but yet meh-ish feeling it gives you. Or at least me. Probably have 4 different versions of it lying around in my HDD somewhere. One of them are uploaded here to newgrounds so you could compare them and select the best one, which I will work upon.

Original

While this is the latest one
http://kiwi6.com/file/oy0o614e9a


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-06-10 18:51:19


Damn, I got that post in the wrong topic. Oh well, that means more views ;D

This is the post I was talking about:

Not sure what to say, really, but here are two of my WIPs. In fact only one truly is a WIP, as the other was planned tobe trashed, but I regret it now.

As for this song, I am not fond with how unpleasant some frequency ranges can sound, and I am speaking of the phased instrument. I came up with the idea of using two equalizers, but is there no more convenient solution? Also, how could I add up to the drums... to the tempo? Lastly that bass sound is really basic, only two subtractors used in a combinator. How could I spice it up a bit? There may also be a problem in the note layout, but I dunno... fresh ears are exactly what I need, and I hope someone can lend me theirs.

linkie http://kiwi6.com/file/u2gt40h92v

I will dedicate this song to games out there that could use some soundtrack. I am a bit confused on how to proceed with the build, but maybe someone can suggest me something? That would be totally cool. I kind of like the sound of that maelstrom noise, but at the same time not. If I want to keep it, what to do to make it blend in more?

next linkie http://kiwi6.com/file/au1td444xi

Cheers everyone


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-06-15 19:09:23


Experimental.

I have never attempted classical/orchestral or dub-step before so why I'm trying both for the first time at the same time... idk...

Symphonic Dub-Rock @ my youtube channel.

Hoping to get a little feedback before dropping it on here.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-07-21 15:09:58


At 7/21/11 01:07 AM, LaForge wrote: http://www.speedyshare.com/files/2951313 4/demo170final.mp3

I feel I did an alright job mixing this but I need some approval from the trusty audio fags of the forums. If the link expires let me know and I'll upload it again.

o_o are you sure you uploaded the right file? That one's horribly distorted and compressed so much that it pulsates like a jackhammer.

At 7/16/11 06:14 AM, sandordude wrote:

I love what you have so far. If I were you I would put a filtered version of everything maybe (especially toning down the drums), then immediately after that bring the main part back again but with more straightforward banging drums and various other elements to flesh it out. For tonal changes, why not just try changing a few noters and see what works out? Don't be afraid to experiment with out-of-scale tones and transposing entire chords.

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-19 14:09:57


This thread keeps getting linked but nobody posts in it o.o

I'm concerned with the transitions on this. It's already four minutes long and I'm just getting to the B section, and I think I might have to bridge things together making it even longer. I've been working on this for a long time so it's starting to frustrate me how unnatural the transitions sound :X

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-27 12:28:44


Could you please give me some advices about this

It's my first try at making hip hop and I don't know if it's even fits within the hip hop genre

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-28 01:04:49


Here is a song that I am working on, please give your advice and criticism about basically anything. The beginning is a soothing enchanting feeling melody and then later on as more instruments are added. The idea changes and a dark michevious flute melody starts, and goes on for a while, but then eventually the old idea comes back and it ends with chord.

Just tell me what you think, about which instruments sound good and what not, and the notes and mixing and whatever you want. Except for...*important*

Don't criticize the harp sounding lead because in the final version of the song it will be replaced by my guitar's clean setting. Unless you actually think the harp sounding thing sounds good.

Here's the song
http://www.mediafire.com/?dgsgmddz3mocvy s


Life is Short. I will make it shorter.

Wait? Life is pretty long.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-28 23:14:03


Any suggestions how I shall continue this one? I think I want to add some winds, but I'm happy if someone will listen to it.


| Holy Adventure | Dream of being best | Music I've composed.

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-30 02:32:26


To the song above mine, it seems to be building up to something there towards the end. I think you should maybe go for a drop where everything cuts out except the timpani and a faster melodic instrument solo. [embellished around with other stuff lightly] and then maybe have that lead back into something big and epic... of which how I dunno. But keep it up!

Here be my WIP please give me some direction suggestions if u can -_- im just doodling so far.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 58522


Mue = music engineering... its not a typo.. it was just a dumb thing to do

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-30 02:36:14


Any ideas would be wonderful, as I've only been adding 15 seconds per day in order to save myself from writer's block. Enough ideas to double the length would be incredible.

Thanks


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-30 07:38:46


http://soundcloud.com/xyresic/rubicon-wi p

It's a housey-electronic song. (Note: probably isn't housey, I have no idea what I'm talking about.)
I won't be able to do much on it at the moment, as my computer is struggling to process half of the song. But any feedback is appreciated!


bork bork bork

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-11-30 21:25:48


My WIP- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zZQpKg4 tQ

Review-
At 11/30/11 07:38 AM, Xyresic wrote: http://soundcloud.com/xyresic/rubicon-wi p

It's structured well, but there are some huge problems, like synths playing in multiple keys and conflicting with each other. With music (and especially with House) you should stick to one key, because then your synths will be in key with each other and basslines, melodys or whatever will sound better. You realy should try to learn and understand music theory because this song has a lot of potential.


Very Nice.

BBS Signature

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-01 12:12:51


Just curious if there is anything that someone else thinks i can do with this, i have some ideas, but just curious

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-04 07:48:52


Kind of Ambient/Instrumental Hip-Hop/Electronica

http://www.mediafire.com/?idzbdord2llq7t e

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-05 04:21:45


At 12/4/11 07:48 AM, Frazmaster wrote: Kind of Ambient/Instrumental Hip-Hop/Electronica

http://www.mediafire.com/?idzbdord2llq7t e

I think its real cool chill music, definitely have a little something going on there and I enjoyed listenin to it. With that said there is definitely room for improvement as with anything in life. The intro was really long, and the tone of it was kind of harsh and not fitting of the mood later in the song, and maybe have something with the wind constantly in the back or make the wind a little louder. Also the drum beat that comes in about 2:20 and keeps goin on was kind of awkward you have (bass - hit- bass - bass -bass - hit) try (bass - hit -bass - bass - hit - bass ) with pretty much the same rhythm.

With that review done
This is a school project and a remix of Penn State's Fight On State i don't particularly like it, and since ive submitted it i have fixed that pause near the end (youll hear what im talkin about )


Crashing Smashing, Lots of noise all around him, ....

if you are lucky his friends will send for all the king's horses and all the kings men

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-09 23:41:06


http://soundcloud.com/chriscrane-1/doubl e-filet

Just started working this one, looking to see if anyone likes it, first try at making my own sound effects, should I compress more things with appropriate variables to bring anything down or make something heavier?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-13 21:22:35


http://soundcloud.com/zam-theory/hardsty le-in-progress

im not shure what i should do with it.. i had insperation last night but poof lol. what do 'you' think i should do with it? :/

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-13 22:53:35


At 12/13/11 09:22 PM, Tabu112 wrote: http://soundcloud.com/zam-theory/hardsty le-in-progress

im not shure what i should do with it.. i had insperation last night but poof lol. what do 'you' think i should do with it? :/

http://soundcloud.com/zam-theory/more-wo rk-on-to-hard-trance <i work too fast T_T

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-14 02:51:17


http://soundcloud.com/module-3/zelda-mai n-theme

Would love some outside opinion on the song itself and mix :)

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-18 05:22:37


http://soundcloud.com/zam-theory/trancer ll-2 would like some opinion on this mix so far, maby even a sugestion on where to take it. (im going to be continuing the bells i just got tired..)

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-18 10:37:20


SONG! Can someone please review this?! I already got some advice and it helped soooo much. I feel that the more people can give their input the better I get... I would seriously appreciate any feedback.

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-21 02:24:36


Hey! I've finally started working on making another track again, and this time, I would like someone other than me, who has listened to the same thing over and over, to hear it and give me feedback. Like having a fresh ear, per se. Anyway, here it is on soundcloud!

http://soundcloud.com/herdunculus/where-
champions-shine-work-in

Thanks!

As for the guy above me, I would just like to say that I REALLY love the beginning and how you mashed that voice into the track very smoothly. It is very fluid. I feel that there could be more of a "bass" feeling in the song, and I think there are too many higher frequencies (or something I'm no expert). The drop could have definitely been much more powerful.


Check my SoundCloud Here!

Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2011-12-21 02:27:51


Oh and before someone says it, the first 30 seconds or something is empty i know, it's just there for filler, because I didn't want to work on that section right away. I am also going to make a much more strong drop! I just need ideas!


Check my SoundCloud Here!