This is a great start! I don't wanna pull ya down! You're on the right track.
Things to work on:
You've got really great ideas going on, just need to keep on practicing and practicing. All this made from scratch is really awesome man. Took me a long time before I made my own synths, etc.
Keep at it!
I have to concur with what you have said. Mixing and Mastering are not my strong points, especially when working with LMMS.
lol, very creative. =) Nice work.
Bahahah. Thank you.
Your sound design is getting much better! The first kick sounds like an older hardstyle kick and it sounds really good. Nice work!
A few tips:
-As far as your sound design the screeches are so close to being phenomenal, but you still have them a little to generic, throw some distortion and reverb on them and they'll sound grand.
-A lot of your sounds sound really thin, try to give them a little more depth. How? Most synthesizers have a detune knob and a voices control. Change your voices to 4-8 or Higher depending on the synthesizer and turn the detune knob and see what effect it has. Then EQ, and maybe even throw a distortion in depending on the type of lead. Flanger and reverb and tada! Your lead will sound like it has more depth.
Like i said before most of your sounds are really good they're just missing that little bit of distortion to give them the Hardstyle feel.
Your kicks were great nice work so much improvement! Stick with it man!
Hello MisterJayElectro! I'm glad you're still sticking to producing. I hear much improvement on your sound design and your mix. Very good job. Keep on producing because I hear great things to come. You've got really good ideas and flow in this track. Keep the ideas coming and keep on improving.
As always, stick with it and if you ever have any questions that I could possibly help with just ask and I'll do my best!
Man, you're awesome. You always go and make awesome tracks, then you come to my songs and encourage me, even though you're FAR better than I am. I really appreciate that, man. Currently going to stick to uplifting trance, or whatever genre this is here, since I feel like I can make these songs actually work (as opposed to hardstyle or house).
Lately I've been figuring out more and more "problems" on my own, it really feels great to start understanding how music and sound waves work! But I'd be more than willing to go ask you for help, seeing as how your hardstyle songs are always dang near professionally done. Thank you!
I see you've improved much with your kicks! The Synths were also pretty good. You're getting there man... You're getting there! Keep it up.
Things I didn't like:
-I don't like how long you dragged on the climax 2:15-3:00, 45 seconds of just that pad is to much.
Things to work on:
-Kicks: Work on the punch
-Synths: They're not bad but they still sound like they're not full enough, try adding phasers / flanger / chorus to give them more depth and more detune.
-FX Kicks: Camelcrusher is great for FX kicks (aka hard sounds) what you do is use the compressor with phat mode on, then the distortion "mech" and "tube" turned up a little, and last turn the filter "on" with the "res" knob turned all the way up and the "cutoff" knob about 1/4 of the way, notice how when you turn the cuttoff knob the sound changes frequencies making a different hard sound. Also, these FX kicks need lots of reverb and 90% of the time you can cut some of the bass from them.
Anyways, that's just my two cents hope it helps and sorry that I'm always so picky. As always if you ever need help with anything just ask and I'll do my best to explain what I've gathered. Keep up the great work!
Wow! This was great, thank you. it means a lot. (:
I'm glad you found me, dude! I've been meaning to contact you just to chat. c;
I'm also glad my kicks are getting better. You have no idea how long I worked. Jeez.
thanks again for the wonderful feedback, bro!
Intro synth is pretty good. Personally I would distort it more. Sounds a lot like bennan heart. The melody synth is alright could use some more layers. Kick needs lots of work, more distortion / eq. Listening through my iPod since I am on vacation but overall mix was good and the intro sounds almost there.
Keep up the good work man!
I'll take the Brennan Heart comment as a compliment... LOL, like I have a choice ;D
I thought the kick was really good for what it was. But by that stage in the mix, trying to distort it more lead to it overpowering the track. Oh well. I'll do what I can to learn from this.
Hokay, so for my homework list:
-EQ the Kick, and try to squeeze in more distortion next time.
-Work on Hardsounds (As if I needed to make a note of that one)
>lol change in bullet style
*what am I even doing anymore?
-Oh right, homework.
-Work with Zebra2 some more to work out the layers on the synth.
Thanks for the input dude. <3
P.S. Wooo, I have a place on your iPod, at least temporarily. XD
It's not exactly bad, but it's far from good. It's a good start, I dunno if I've said this to you before or not but... Keep on creating more songs, and even if they sound like crap you're always going to learn something from every song you make. Eventually you'll start to make really good music. I've been making music for almost 4 1/2 years now, and I'm still not "professional sounding". Electronic music takes time to master, time to learn. Keep at it. Don't give up, ever. Just keep on making more songs! Learn, learn, and learn! So much to learn! And so much fun in the process.
Also just to add this in here somewhere, once you find a genre that you enjoy producing, stick with it. Learn the structure, study other peoples work to get ideas and concepts down. Always start with the basics, and then slowly add on.
I hope this helps a little bit, it's mostly just me ranting on. And don't be offended, I promise you if you stick with it, you'll reach the goal you wanna reach.
Don't you say that. Your music IS professional sounding and you know it. But yes, this is why I upload nearly everything I do, even if it's crap. I put it here, get feedback, a few tips, and dig back in with another.
Lately I've been into producing trance, but at the same time I thoroughly enjoy hardstyle. I guess I'll stick to trance, because I'm no good at some of the finer points of hardstyle.
Don't worry, I'm not offended! I'm glad for any feedback, well, short of something like 'ur gay'. Seriously, thank you!
Always improving man. I like your reverse kick, the punch is very good. Just wanna get into some Mixing gripes. The vocals are overpowering the whole mix causing everything else to compress.
As far as the NS Kick is concerned, it's definitely a good start but you really need to keep practicing. Kicks are just so annoyingly hard to make it's stupid. I wish it was just as easy as "EQ Distort" but, there is just so much more too it. I don't even know half of it yet either. Either way, my point keep on working on it and don't give up. Hardstyle must be made bigger because there is nothing like it.
Also, I have to agree with knowitall8, at 4 40 it sounds like a different song and doesn't fit.
On a good note, the structure of the song is there. You did it a good job with it, your FX's and sound design is getting better every time.
Keep up the good work, and let us hopefully help hardstyle spread on newgrounds!
Hah! I didn't even check to see if anyone had responded to this. I'm just kinda used to low scoring songs not even getting covered.
Alright, alright. No more dubstep in my music, I promise. All it was, was to prove a point to a friend. I am sorry that I damaged the production by doing so. Next time, my grudge matches get their own stage. I promise. XD
I see what you're saying with the compression issue. I wanted the vocals out front, and I guess I did a poor job of it. I'll see if I can fix it next time. I don't do vocal mixes very often, because when I do them, they sound plastic to me. But your track "Wasteland" had me inspired. Sue me. LOL
Next mix should have some whale songs mixed in somehow, as that was the challenge put to me by the fellow I made the track "Yggdrasil" for.
Keep your eyes peeled, and if you really wanna help me out, spread this song about a little. I share "Come On" with everyone, cause it's fuckin' boss. And If you had it on youtube, I'd put it on my profiles, like I did with Zexus' track "Sideshow"
I digress, thanks for the positive review.
I just wanted to see how low it would go if i voted 0/5. HAHAAHHAHAHAAH I'm SO FUNNY. HAHAAHAHA
O.o. Better, and better...
I really like your intro synth. Now let me tell you, what you've got here is pretty damn good. Aside from the fact that your kick / sound production isn't top notch. WHICH is something that doesn't happen very fast. You're making so much progress every song it amazes me. Invest in a good computer for producing, and some speakers.
Oh, don't get me wrong with your sound production. You're improving a LOT every time. And your kicks sound a whole lot better then my first few did. Also, once you start getting very very comfortable with your DaW start working on researching mixing, mixdowns. I can hear a lot of Peaking in this song. Once again something that doesn't come right away.
If you ever need tips, or help. Just ask me, I'll do my best to help you!
Keep the ideas growing, and don't stop!
Man, you always give me some sort of inspiration. I was actually going to practice fixing the peaks and such in this song, but when my computer would run this song at about 80% without playing it, I decided it was going to be uploaded and forgotten about.
Eventually I'm going to build a computer (read: Pay someone to build a computer for me) that will be better than the economy-class desktop and laptop I have now.
Thanks for the compliments and tips! I'll probably never be as good as you, but it's my goal anyway :D
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