The baseline strange was a bit strange. Your instruments' qualities are a bit all over, and don't don't really go together well. The effects sound ok, but you're not using any background sounds to set the feel for the track properly from what I can tell. This is definitely a step down from your last two songs in quality, but a step up in effects. As a side note, I'm going to start holding you to a higher standard than I was, since you've improved quite a bit since I started reviewing your tracks.
I couldn't agree more, I was really proud of myself for the composition aspect of it, but I find it hard the composition I want without the quality being a bit askew. From what I've heard, it most likely has to do with mastering, but I don't even kniw what that is, let alone how to do it. I'll try to figure it out at some point. I'm definitely okay with you raising your standards, as the struggle would stop if you didn't. The fact that you did raise your standards, however, is definitely a motivational milestone for me. Thank you for staying and reviewing after all this time! Every time I upload a song, I'm always eager as to what your review will say :p
Both of the versions are amazing, and just listening to them makes me want to play the game they're for. Speaking of games, you've potentially introduced me to two I've not heard of before. Thanks. :)
Damn, that's smooth, and catchy. I'd love to hear this style, but closer to the speed of slipstream.
The base in the second part of the song sounds a bit too gritty, I think. The melodies overall could use a bit more extreme variation, I can hear the variation, but they still sound a bit similar. The instruments throughout the song are fairly good, but what you used for the last melody, at 1:53, should be smoother. It doesn't fit very well with the other instruments with that much 'oomph'. I'd suggest lowering it's volume a bit and adding a little bit more reverb, or if you already have reverb on it, making it a bit fuller. I'm pretty sure I heard some square pings sidechained throughout the song, but you need to make those slightly louder, it's like they're getting walked over by every other part of the song.
Can't say I'm a fan of the way it started, but it did build up the atmosphere properly for the rest of the song. The level of depth in the instruments playing is incredible, and I can say without a doubt this is my favorite track of yours thus far. I'd really love to see what you and Step could do together.
Thanks for your review. I honestly tried to collab with him in the past but he seems kind of unreachable at times. He might just be busy.
I just noticed that you had this out. I guess I'm more than a bit late for it, huh? Anyways.. this is pretty incredible. I don't know how you keep taking my favorite songs from this game and making them better, but damn.. nice....
I can say without a doubt this is better than your last dubstep track, despite the fact that it's only really half dubstep, and the other half pretty much resembles the DnB you usually make. Only a few parts of it could be considered drumstep, I think.
Thanks man. To be clear, drumstep is 175bpm dubstep basically, which is what this is :p
It feels a bit upbeat for ambient. This is just really chill drum n bass, I think.
The tags and description both have this listed as chill dnb. But the dnb genre itself is not appropriate as it's too slow and calm a song imo
The percussion could be a bit quieter later in the song, at some points it feels like it's drowning out the other elements of the song. Otherwise, excellent job.
A bit funky, but does indeed sound much fuller than before. The overall quality of the instruments is really damn good compared to most of your other songs. Keep it up! :)
Thank you! This is the first five-star I've ever gotten from you, and I'm glad you think of it as such. :D I wish I could've made the drop better, and I would if I knew how, but for now I'm stuck in this funky mess that I can't seem to avoid. I'll definitely try to continue improving from here, the only way to go is up! :D
Thank you for taking the time to review all of these songs, I'm quite positive that I've improved a lot because of your reviews. The consistent input is something I'd be lost without.
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