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Gets old too quick

Sorry, but this piece does become very repetitive, very quickly. What you need to be aiming for is something around the 30 second mark that can loop better - this has far too little variation to grab the attention of the listener and it will be sure to drive them away from it a short while after.

I can understand how you've gone for a James Bond style sound, along the lines of the classic theme, but with development, this could certainly become more likeable.

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ForNoReason responds:

Thanks for the advice.

Great sounds!

Your pieces certainly are a joy to listen to and I really think that this it the sort of thing that makes the Audio Portal such a wonderful place to get epic pieces.

The piece is so versatile, with many used, particularly for backing video montages or slide shows. I can certainly picture things like scuba diving videos on coral reefs being a particular focus for this.

Great work to back you up from sorohanro, as the muted trumpet for the jazz solos certainly gave this tune an additional dimension, which brings it even more to life!

I could sit and have this tune in the background all day :)

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An interesting dedication

Certainly a nice sounding song, but I can't picture myself using this tune to do some cleaning to, with a selection of Mays' employer's cleaning products. It just doesn't seem right.

Anyway, we need to move on, so I think that you've done something nice with the guitar that you threw in there. Perhaps try fading out the beat and melody, as that gives the guitar even more stage (possibly just lose the melody) and make it a solo, which would sound great.

Good blend of keyboards that you've put in, it certainly makes it a rather happy and industrious sounding tune that you've made. Although a little repetitive in places, it's not bad.

The finish was a little abrupt. Consider looping it.

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Sawdust responds:

Yes, thanks a lot for your suggestions.

I made a new version some time ago, I'm going to submit it, I'm not sure if it's any better though. Still, thanks!

A touch too much static

A shame that the louder parts of the song are dominated by static - it can't even be cured by turning the track down, which is a shame.

It sounds nice, with a good blend of beat and melody, even with some nice keyboards thrown in to try and harmonise, which is a very interesting sound.

I can certainly see this becoming a very well liked track when you tidy up the static issues during remastering.

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statueofdiveo responds:


Please tell me where this static is.

Video Game Hip Hop

What an interesting blend of the classic sounding video game music, combined with a hip-hop song / rap. A very pleasing combination of music and lyrics.

I think that there is a slight issue with the way that the chorus beat / counter melody blends in with the piano. I think that it needs some work in mastering, just to tidy it up.

It certainly gives out an interesting message to the masses.

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A bit of static

A shame, because there is the eminence of static within the tune start, but it does get masked quite well behind the melody. Perhaps just mess with the equalisation of the bass ever so slightly and go from there.

A good melody and some good little sub-beats from the drum snares and the chimes. I can understand that it's not a rave, as it's far too quiet for one and perhaps even too slow for a rave tune.

If it's going to be a rave tune, perhaps consider making it longer and having something like a short bass solo, which is some of the shenannigans they tend to like in Rave circles ;)

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LightKeeper responds:

I noticed that right afte uploading and listening to it more, I think it has to do with the frequencies mashing together during the low pass in the beginning.

My intention was to make a trancy song that was like a rave, but not really. :)

Good sound

A bit of a basic loop for you with the melody, but a nice sounding track - sometimes simple really does work out best.

I think that the combination of something a little more 'out there' and experimental for the counter melody could have caused the simple melody to benefit the way it did and the bass beat, without being too heavy has certainly complimented the piece as a whole.

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jxl180 responds:

Thank you for taking the time to review my audio,

Double beat really has issues

I think that second powerful bass beat in the background that's not keeping time with the rest of this track is what's dragging it down. Sure, the main beat and the melody are great, but this 'low thumping' in the background, which sounds like someone hammering on the recording studio wall isn't doing anyone any favours.

The melody is something nice that keeps the track going, punctuating some of the industrial sounding beat nicely. I like the way that it all fits together and the piece starts to sound like it could become something better.

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jxl180 responds:

This is the first time I heard about the second base. Thank you for the review.


Isn't this a remix?

I always thought there was a difference between a remix and a remastered song - a remix changes the song around, including things like tempo and sound etc, while a remastering of the song just tidies it up, possibly getting better, more crisp sounds for the tune, etc. For me, the slowing it by 5% makes it a remix, but I'm not a pro, so there you go.

I think that the vocals do get a little cramped, especially when the vocalists all try to sing over one another - every voice is fighting for control and some of them drown the main lyrics out, which is a shame.

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Needs a little mastering

Firstly, I'd suggest that you tell your drummer to try hitting something else with the cymbal - it makes a much nicer sound if it's coupled with a bass drum, or even a snare. Save the lone cymbals for the big finish, when every cymbal on the kit get struck about 20 times within the space of 30-40 seconds.

Great metal sounding guitar, as you run up and down the scales. A lovely sound that does sound a little metal.

The mastering work is required, because it's slightly static at the upper end of the guitar notes, which is a shame.

The ending was slightly too abrupt as well, but other than that, it's not bad at all.

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Sawdust responds:

Lmao this was all done on FL, but that's a new good piece of advice, which I'll make sure to keep in mind when I'm editing this thing, thanks a bunch!

You know, I stopped shaving to think of something to write here. That worked out well.

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