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Fifen :) I like your BP filter effects for the intro, and dude that is a super heavy bass! Your choice of drum fills are excellent and minimal, very fitting for the track so far. Damned those pads make for some atmosphere. Your hats don't have a lot of high end bite to them, makes it so it blends with the track nicely. I'm still waiting for that awesome 16th note kick+bassline drop, but the offbeat bass actually works a lot better than I thought it would have. Ahh nice pitch bending at the end, or were those just gnarly effects?

Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this :) don't hear enough goa/psy trance these days.

Sequenced responds:

at the outro all I did was used automation on some knob on fl studio's harmless (i think) and then I just automated the OSC knob in TS404. so yeah basically pitch bend :p

thanks for the review brahhh


Man did i ever love that intro. Sounds like some quite drunk stumbling on the keys :) the whole track actually has a super dope vibe going on. Your instrumental solos are freaking ridiculous, and very new school jazzy :) that background stutter arpeggio definitely carried the whole beat but man did it ever add some spicey flavor to those keyboard solos. Even moreso when you brought backcthe original groove with that syncopated rhythm on the piano. Original, funny, and enjoyable:)

Sorry if my typings a bit fucked, im typing this review on my phone lol. Hopefully you canvget your computer up and running soon :)

Quarl responds:

dawww, love <3

What the fuck?

This is straight out of a 90s CD. Like for real. Sugar ray anybody?

That's not meant to be an insult at all. This is the most professional thing I've heard all day, everything is touched up perfectly, and the lyrics are just the right level. Did you sing this or do you have a singer? Well regardless, you did an excellent job on this. I'd be happy if you could take a couple minutes to check out my tunes? I'm at pervok.bandcamp.com and reverbnation.com/pervok. Keep this up, you're bound to build a fanbase with music like this.


CosmicCowboy responds:

Thanks, man. Yeah I'm doing everything myself. You bet, dude. I'll check your stuff out.

I'm not a genre nazi, but since you brought up the topic, this is closer to dub than to dnb. If it were dnb, it'd be running at a minimum of 160-165 bpm.

This is a pretty cool song idea. Obviously you autotuned the lyrics, but they sound like they could use some more effects. chopping, reverse, flangers (you can play with the feedback/delay/rate and turn them on and off for effects only in certain parts) reverb, all these could make those lyrics just a bit more exciting. Plus I just think they're dry as hell. But the drum beat is cool, I like that old school snare drum sample. You have some really nice ambience going on the background with that bell-pad that you're using. Really the only other thing I heard that I would change is that the bassline overpowers your kick sometimes; sidechaining, re-eqing or just using a different kick sample could help to solving this. But yeah man, I could jam to this. Slick.

If you wanna check out some of my tunes, I'm at pervok.bandcamp.com and reverbnation.com/pervok :) You've got some quality tunes here

SilverSpyro responds:

Yeah, I'm not the best at mixing or adding the vocal effects stuff but I did realize it's kinda missing that to really round it off. It actually is at 160 bpm though, which I let be my deciding factor haha.

This is a pretty simple high energy sounding little techno jam. The drums definitely need more power, I can only hear them at the beginning of the song but when everything else gets layered on, they kinda disappear into the high end of the mix. It'd be a sweet idea to layer on some more solid sounding drums later on, just so we're not jammin out to just the instruments in the future :)

Fuck though, those are some pretty damn slick shredding arpeggios you threw in there. Respect :) I love synth solos. Good work! Like musically this is actually a really sweet song with some great ideas, it just has to be produced correctly now :D

If you wanna return the favor and check out my music, I'm at pervok.bandcamp.com and reverbnation.com/pervok. Thanks, and keep doin what you're doin!

Smitsy responds:

Thanks! I understand where youre coming from, mixing (especially drums) has always been hard for me but Im still learning. Maybe one day Ill come back to this one. And sure, Ill check out your stuff :)

Oh yeah, that is one happy sounding melody. Most of the melody sounds like something you'd hear out of a jump up tune, but that last chord you hit in your chord progression really does make it sound like something that really does belong in an anime. I like the melody, even though I'm not a fan of the fact that it's so cheerful :P It's pretty damn catchy.

Nice synth violin solo? At least that's what it sounds like. At some points the instruments you chose are a bit too loud, I think trying to get the sound levels perfectly even with everything in a song like would be ideal, in my opinion. Enjoyable piece of work.

If you wanna return the favor, you can check out my music at my reverbnation or my bandcamp account :) pervok.bandcamp.com or reverbnation.com/pervok

larrylarrybb responds:

Thanks, and I checked out your stuff. It's pretty good, I like your unique style.

Alrighty, so ya kick it off with some weird ass low-gurgling like sounds. The drum intro with just those ambient effects really reminds me of Noisia. It's never a bad idea to layer samples that have similar tones or complimenting tones, and changing the pitch of them so that the samples you're layering don't collide, and help the sound instead of work against it. I don't really layer bass drums (unless it's a bassy kick sample and a kick sample with the bass zapped out of it to give the bassy kick some texture) but for instance, that clap you're using sounds great. But it sounds like it could use a little poppy snare underneath it just to give it some more presence.

Wow, 4 minutes in, and it's like this is an acid freaks ideal music. Keep on playing with your bass sounds so you can get a sound that stands out a bit more :) Also making a cool sounding bassline with a shitload of effects, zapping the bass out of it, and then layer just a sine wave (just one oscillator) underneath it so that it gives the bass with no bass a nice thick sound.

Interesting piece of music sir. It wouldn't have hurt to hear some drum breaks or pauses for dramatic effect in the song; I heard a few parts where it could have really helped the arrangement. Keep doin' what you're doin man!

FightingSeraph responds:

Now that is a legitimate review, and this started out as an exercise from watching Boy in a Band's Darkstep tutorial videos. As for making music, I'll keep at it even if most of my songs end up sucking shit to the point of being unsuitable for the Audio Portal.

Right off the hop, I like your samples but the only one that seems appropriate in the drums is the bass drum. That clap is too abrasive for the whole feel of the song, at least for the intro. As always with your other songs I've heard, I love your female vocals. Where do you get those?
But what I mean with the clap is that a softer clap sample would have been awesome to use instead of that slap-clap, and wait til about the 1:37 mark in the song where you introduce the rest of the drums. I think it would have been more appropriate for the feel that you're goin for in this track.

Other than that... spacey, ambient, slow, good producing, great great vocals... good shit :) I enjoyed this song a lot, even though it kind of has the same volume throughout the entire track without changing the main theme.

Hyperion666 responds:

hmmm the clap I liked for the echo effect but maybe a snare would just fine too but yeah I can see your point definitely in the beginning haha I don't know why I didn't hear that probably heard tooo many times making it and the vocals are from fruityloops sample by past projects I just sampled it cuz it went well with the vibe lol I might just take it down and re do that clap though I don't know that really made sense to me

I actually really like the ideas that you bring out with this, but i think it opens up a lot of space for experimentation. Like the backwards drums and instruments are great, but when the bass and the female vocals come in I'd like to hear some more solid drums. You could just zap the low end frequencies out of the backwards drums for that part and then re-EQ and sidechain some new drums into that awesome bassline.

Good shit man! Different than anything I've heard thus far.

Hyperion666 responds:

omg thank you I was thinking the same way but I didn't know how to re EQ haha sweet thanx soo much for that and yeah I love to experiment new ways of doing things stuff no one else has done if they have do it better but yeah ill get right on re making this thanx bro I love having a knowledgable engineer hearing my music most of them I create on accident anyway trying out new stuff so I miss a lot of things that way most people that hear my stuff either say its bad or good but not why thank you again your very helpful

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Haha I loved that crazy synth work at 1:12. The drum fill also made my day :)

...and the drums punched my face

Quarl responds:

lol, I haven't checked in on you in a while. sorry sir. I'll do so promptly.

also, sorry about your face :C


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