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Left Alone "In My Heart" Recon Left Alone "In My Heart" Recon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice Demo :D

Sorry for getting back to you this late, great song BTW, better than most the stuff on NG. Could be a little less repetitive though... Also it sounds like if you spend more time EQ'ing the instruments they would come through a lot clearer, remember each synth needs its own freq range to thrive in. The kick could be louder, and on a side note should always be the loudest part of a song, it carries the song and allows the song to have energy, it is always the most important part to any piece of electronic dance styled music. I love that one synth in the background that comes in at :28, it is crystal clear as ice. Now the one thing missing from this track that would make a banging piece of art is a creative bassline. If you come up with a bassline more defined, less generic and filled with automation this song would destroy its competition. I know I'm guilty of being lazy with bass but it really adds so much emotion to the song if you can make one that is truly genuine. For example listen to Estiva & Temple One - November Lovely (Estiva's Enhanced Sessions Mix), great song with a creative bassline that is still simple. Something like that is what you want to shoot for, not too complex but not too generic. Anyways great song and keep up the good work!


D-Chain responds:

Hey thats np bro ..
i saw your PM today, and im gonna keep in touch with ya on youtube.

thanks for the usefull review man!
dont know if this is your last one, but if it is, then its a great last one ;)

keep banging!
and bring peace to the earth.

`-'


Estiva - I Feel Fine *Remix* Estiva - I Feel Fine *Remix*

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Hey, Retuning the favour here!

Ok so from the start - Very strong kick beat, it has bass that sounds like a one complete drum (as opposed to 3 different parts) and it has a nice punch to it. That percussion sound mixes really well and sounds very Lavkastor style. So good job with the intro drums! Great sounding bass, kind of generic but still good. Personally I would experiment with it more! BOOM here comes a very nice sounding lead but I have to tell you it seemed a little to sudden to me. You could have done a lead in with the cutoff filter to make it sound more natural. As all the elements are coming together here it is sounding great, I'm waiting for the breakdown to hit as I speak... There it is, I was expecting some deep low filtered pads to be here. As good as that bass grinding noise is I would keep it subtle and lead it in slowly while some beautiful pads bring the song through the flow. This sounds great at 3:20 very deep and emotional but once again that bass grinding sound feels like it is drowning out everything, usually for breakdowns its best to keep the emotional parts up front. Alright I'm at 4:00 and it is building up. I love that chord progression going on there. I'm at 5:08 and it sounds like this should be the climax but I honestly don't feel it. It feels like the synths are drowning out way to much of the kick, it's barely hear-able. The kick should always be completely noticeable in the mix at anytime it is playing else there is something wrong. Also you could add some sidechaining in there so you don't have to reduce the volume of anything to much and sidechaining makes your mix sound so much powerful. Something I learned recently was if you want power in your song - sidechain, sidechain, sidechain! For the outro, pretty much what I said for the intro.

Overall 9/10 - Amazing song with a few things that are a little awkward. All the synths sounded amazing and it was all very professional, you could get your name big soon with this amount of talent! It's more trance that we need like this on NG and not cheesy Eurodance. Keep up the good work and thanks for the review. I will send you the full version of my song when I have time to render (I'm sure you know all about that XD).


D-Chain responds:

w00t thnx for the long review XD never expected to get this hella favour back xD
and yes, as always.. i shall take all these hints/tipsys into the next one :)

honestly, i always seem to have a problem during the klimax..
but thatll be fixed in the future, im sure of that!

About the drowning-out, side-chaining is something i realy DON'T like xD
if there's absolutely something i hate into producing, than it would be side-chain.
mostly i try to get of of the side-chain and replace that 'part' by better quality :)

once again, thnx for the power-full review!


-Its a Cold World- -Its a Cold World-

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Finally!

A top 5 song that is actual trance and not the cheesy eurodance trash most NG'ers seem to think is trance. This is why you are so awesome, you manage to carry your style and passion for music across all genre's which is something I hope to do one day. You are ready to get signed IMO, you were a long time ago :). Keep up the great music.


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Awake - Bastion of Dreams[prv] Awake - Bastion of Dreams[prv]

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Super kooooollllllllll

Good mix between VG and Modern Electronic. The way you make the sounds work together reminds me a lot of Adam Szabo, if you haven't heard him you need to check him out. Also, really good job with the variation you have going on in this song.



We Never Got To Say Good Bye We Never Got To Say Good Bye

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I just found out...

a friend of mine died and this fits in perfectly with my mood right now as I think of our past times together. R.I.P. Michael.



Ectso - A Sunday in Nantucket Ectso - A Sunday in Nantucket

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing

Perfect for a horror video game or maybe any industrial game like something made by Valve (half-life, portal, etc...).



-ForLorn- -ForLorn-

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thought I would check up...

Haven't checked on you in awhile, it seems everything is going quite well for you. What amazes me about your music is that it creates so much atmosphere like you are listening to it in an ancient coliseum or giant cave and you can really imagine the beauty around you. I'm waiting for the day you find your style so you can get signed and become famous... well at least in the trance music genre. Keep writing amazing pieces like this, catch you later!



[ RaveLeNation. ] [ RaveLeNation. ]

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

How did this...

get top 5? Not to be an ass or anything but a song that isn't even mixed decently should not have gotten top 5. I would suggest searching up an article on mixing through Google or something like that.



-I Don't Know- -I Don't Know-

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Mrmilkcarton 4 Life

Good job with this one, nice to see you working on other styles. I don't know how you do it but you create a perfect atmosphere with your reverb and delay in all of your songs. Keep going, soon you will be the best!


Mrmilkcarton responds:

Layers.


Happy People Lied Happy People Lied

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, it sounds so professional

The only thing I would change would be the beeping sound at 0:14 and make it quieter. I would like to hear more from you in the future, its hard to find stuff like this on Newgrounds.


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Oknavi responds:

I will probably go back and do some track mastering on this one day, I agree that I need to tone the melody down at 0:14.

Thanks for your kind words!!