Well, I kept expecting the synth/sample/whatever that lead was to change. It didn't, until the very end. For a loop, that's a very, very bad thing to do, especially with the sound of that lead, the scratchiness. The kick sounds a bit quiet to me but I guess that's not what you wanted to be noticed. It's okay.
Really Sick Effects.
I loved the effects. At some points, they sound like they overlap and just take over the song, which isn't so good. Don't get me wrong, they're great, just, in some parts, you should really consider changing the decay time of the reverb and such.
I dislike how the kick either overpowers the background, or you just manually muted it, but, either way, I think it would sound better if they kind of.. Worked together, rather than overpowered eachother. I think this would fit better in Ambient--mainly because, although it seems to be fast enough for Trance, it's really all just soft sounds and no real powerful part seems to stand out. It's very nice though, so, good job.
Thanks for the honest and helpful review
The release time of some of the notes in the chords sounded like you'd played it live, and I kind of wish they lasted longer. It's a very happy sounding loop, and I think you did a good job. But uh, really, the release time, that's a really important thing, man. :P
Good job, though! :D
damn, i have that problem with almost everything i make in garageband...ill work on it tho, thanks for the feedback!
The opening was very, very calming and definitely hinted at the rest of the song. The fade in was nice. I like the second synth you brought in, it has potential. It sounds a bit repetitive, in the beginning, but I like the arp/saw sequence you brought in. The percussion seemed a bit sudden, the hats and clap. The EQing was generally nice, and it seemed to feel very happy, and the name fits very well. Generally, I liked this song. You need some work on transitions, a little bit, but it's still a great song. :)
I really, really like it. The intro wasn't as great as the rest of the song, but I did still like the intro. At points, it sounds like it's a bit repetitive, and I'm only saying this because you could easily fix that. :P One of the synths you bring in sound a bit... Dirty. I don't know how else to describe it, but it doesn't sound like it fits. It still works, though, I guess. I liked it, overall. Effects were nice, and so was the mastering.
Hardstyle as Well, You Say? :3
This was great. The synths were all great--and so were the effects. Generally, you didn't go wrong anywhere. My only complaint is that at points it sounds like some of the tracks may be a bit too loud, and overpowering the other tracks, but it only sounds like that. I'm not sure if it's actually happening, but either way, very, very nice techno, man. I can't wait to hear the Hardstyle version. :)
I made the hardstyle version a while ago, check my music page ;]
Glad you like :D
also, mastering is absolutely terrible on both of these, which is why some things sound louder. i'm considering remaking one of them with my slightly better mastering skills.
no, really, the mastering process on these consisted of slapping a soundgoodizer on the master channel. that's how bad i was.
At points, your bass peaks and distorts. You should fix this with a limiter. I can't tell if it's the bass, or the kick, or both at the same time. Either way, it's one of the two and it's a bit unpleasant to hear. It's pretty short and I guess it could be a bit longer, I dunno, you could try to add some transitions or something, but that's all up to you. Overall, it was nice. I disliked the fadeout in the end.
Completely agreed, it was just something to kill time. The fade-out wasn't something I was going to put in, it just happened. But yeah, GarageBand is crap for editing in my opinion.
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