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The first half was just some thing from garageband, and I know that for a fact because I used it in a school project. I have no idea about the other half but I'm assuming it's some other song that you cut out. At least mention you where you got the stuff from in author comments...


This has a ton of professional sounding instruments and effects! This is definitely one of your most outstanding pieces for sure. This even beats Man on the Run. Dude, this is so good I'm gonna try another of my long reviews :). You better respond >:o

Instruments first.

First of, the kick. It just sounds amazing with the mix. Sounds perfect for a trance piece. I'm lovin' it. Can't say much more about it. It's awesome.

The clap, well, there's a bit too much reverb on it imo, because every 3 claps there's a 2 clap change in beat (I hope you know what I mean, hard to explain O_o) and the 2 odd claps have less reverb on them, which makes it sound a bit weird.

The hat is alright, fits with the mix and doesn't wear out unless your listening to it only. Not much to say here.

The blips that go throughout are amazing. They just give that trancey feel that would have been much less without them.

The baseline that becomes apparent at 1:02 is very trancey as well. How did you make that? Is it an arp? Meh, sounds good.

The main arp's lead sounds great with the other instruments going on. The sound also fits nicely with the melody and vocals.

Enough of instruments, time for the parts :)

The intro is dead-on. BAM straight in your face; some professional sounding trance. Sounds great. The half-gated synth there had an amazing effect on the rest of the mix and filled the empty gap that would've been there.

The intro of the vocals is just great. The fade-in was great. Gave the vocals some depth and variety.

2:17 was superb. The pad sounds spectacular. The little melody with the soft lead at 2:17 also sounded like it had potential, too bad we didn't get to hear more of it.

The outro, well, I guess it could have been better, but everything else can compensate for that :).

Well, that's the end of another attempt at a long review :S. Hope you enjoy this review and stuff. Great work here, love to see more work from you like this. Good luck :)

Blizzaine responds:

Wow thanks a lot!

I do really like the kick as well, some people have told me it doesn't sound right for trance but I beg to differ :p

The bassline is just a sort of offbeat triplet with the middle note 1 octave higher than the rest.

2:17 is really cool, I worked for a while on that bassy pad, added some higher octave blips to make it interesting.

Thanks again for the awesome review :) Really lets me know what I did right and wrong and how my transitions were. It's kind of hard to judge your own transitions when you know whats coming up next :p


Very nice! This is a nice change from your other recent work. I love the kick here, it is just very..good? :D. Transitions were fluid and simple.

The snare didn't drown out the kick, which was a good thing because the kick kept the song going and gave the mood.

The hats had a nice fast paced rhythm to them at one point and it sounded very good with the kick and snare.

The lead you used was sweet. The melody fit in with the lead perfectly.

Was a nice piece by you again :) Good luck.

One thing though, I think it got a bit repetitive for 5:15.


Very chill song. However, I don't think it should be in techno genre. There's no head-bobbing beat, so yeah.

The instruments used here are very relaxing and I can see, well thought-out. The melody put on them is also very chill/relaxing :). Percussion also has variation, I see you follow your own advice, unlike me :D. Not much else to say, so 5/5 to counter them bomber nooooobsss.

Stargenx responds:

Firstly, it's techno because.... well it just is. Listen to that. It doesn't fit into anything other than techno. Thanks for the review, though. My reply is so disjointed. XD I have my own sort of style. Not many other people like lyrical flowing melodies.

Nice man

Damnit peoples. Screw them rules and wobbles and just listen to this thing boomblast your speakers. Can't you peoples read? 'dunno if its robot-y enough to submit to the robot day competition :/' Can robots make damn wobble sounds? Friggin NO. I am ROFL'ing at the comment about the video :D.

Anyways, the song. Yes it is dubstep. It has the drop and snare. That's basically all you need.

The lead is VERY heavy and filthy. It also has a great melody to it. One thing I like about what you did here is that the lead plays on the drops, which just sounds absoloutely amazing compared to a lot of other things I have heard on NG (none of which have done what you did here).

The kick is extremely heavy and even through the very heavy lead, it can still be heard easily. What is amazing though, is that they completely overpower the song and yet there is no clipping or volume drops in the other channels. I would never be able to do that with such a heavy kick and lead.

The snare is very dry and crisp, which fits perfectly well with the kick and lead you had going. It is also very strong and doesn't drown other sounds (how the hell do you do that! >:( ) which is a good thing :)

The hats have a great rhythm with the beat. They also sound very well thought out. Most people (me included here) just slap on random hats for the beat. Enough about hats, I'm not too good talking about them.

The higher synth you got going along with the heavy kick+lead also has a great melody to it. If implented into a different melody, it can sound very relaxing I can imagine.

The intro is great. I like the reverse effect you used at the start, it gave the song a nice mood to begin with. The kick stutters compliment the reverse FX you have going as well. When the snare came in, it just felt complete. And then WHAM the huge bass. That was a good transition.

The main part (heavy stuff) is just amazing to listen to. The mood it gives is so intense, you will definitely want to listen to it again. The beat is also very addicting because it is so gripping and powerful.

The breakdown is just amazing. The melody playing there was great. The lead playing it was also very good and fit well with all the other sounds going along with it. The kicks playing there with all the FX were very good and sounded very professional. The transition back into the main theme was just breathtaking, literally, I held my breath. Great job there.

The outro was just a bit too sudden, maybe filter the lead down really quickly or something, that cymbal was just too sudden and didn't fit well. But, I liked how you faded away the break's melody. That was a good addition to have. It would have been really dull if it wasn't for that.

Conclusion, well, it has great and professional sounding synths and beats all over the place, and almost flawless. About sounding robot-ish, I have to admit that it doesn't sound too robot-y but what can you do, music like this is hard to make robot-y.

Anyway, this uber long review was supposed to try and make you reply, because I don't see you responding to many reviews, so here's my attempt ^^.
Keep making your stuff man, many people look forward to your next piece and I am one of them ;). Would be nice if you replied and maybe drop a review off my newest piece. :D


Say no to garageband :(. It's just some loops from inside garageband with pitch changes. :\. If you want to produce your own music rather than taking loops from a program try Fl studio 9 or Reason 4.

I'll give you a 4/10 for pitch changes and finding a fit with the beat and synth loop.


This has great instruments and synths, and it's even better considering how it was made with 3xOsc. The sidechain on that pad is just sick. The plucks also sound great with the beat. The lead though, I have to say, it's a bit on the low volume side, maybe make that a bit louder, so that you can notice it.

The kick is perfect for trance like this. It doesn't have too much click to it, which is great. It also goes very well with the snare, because that snare is just good :P
The hats are in a very nice beat with the kick and snare, which makes this song's percussion perfect.

The sidechained pad has a nice, epic feel to it, which is always welcomed in trance. Also, not having the pad at max freq was a good idea, otherwise it would just have sounded empty on the low freqs.

The lead sounded very soothing and relaxing, and had a great relaxing melody to it as well, which is very trancey. The only flaw here is that it is not too loud, which I guess, leads attention to other aspects of the song. Just increase the volume a bit here and this will be amazing :)

To conclude, this song has a nice variety of instruments with a nice calm melody and a killer sidechained pad combined to make a near flawless trance piece :). Also, didn't realise this was looping until just then :S A very good loop for a flash I can imagine. Well done.

XotiK responds:

hey thanks for the review. this one is just about done. Still need to add in couple effects and adjustments.


Like many of the folks here, I'm gonna 'try' to make a long, rediculous and nonsense review! First, to make it look long...I like pinecones. Those are the longest author comments I've ever seen. This song is cool. Hey wait, it's Supersteph54! I seriously didn't realise till then >.>.

Now that's out of the way, I really like the intro. The fade in with the hats sound really good. However, I think it would have sounded better if there was something else before that. Maybe a piano or a pad (or both :D) to accompany it for about 20 secs to make it sound more full/epic.

The melody, like a lot of other people here, reminds me of Chaoz Fantasy. The note's rhythm (is that spelt right? =\) is almost exactly the same as CF. The sound of the instrument playing the melody though, made it more interesting than it would be otherwise. If it was a saw, I can imagine it being less interesting.

The kick imo, has too much high on it. It's just personal opinion, but I like the kicks that have more OOMPH to them. If you take a look at a few of my recent songs, I have used Maximus to lower the high and meds on basically all my kicks. Yeah they're not powerful, damn. >.> That's enough of my kicks. I feel a bit show-offy now that I mentioned myself...

The snare/clap (which one?) went well with the kick I guess, since it is also pretty high. There's not much else to say here, so I'm not gonna pretend to be smart and just stop here.

For some reason, the kick at 1:00 sounded much stronger than before. Maybe it's just the EQ'ing or the other instruments drowning out the lows of the kick (which I <3 :D)

1:39, the windy sound that is playing actually sounds very good there. Maybe it's just the rhythm, but normally I would have been very annoyed by it. It made a would-be-annoying sound into a great transition.\

At 1:48, I can hear a lot of variation melody-wise, so I think you can keep that part going for a bit longer than you did. That was one of the 'good' moments in the song where many things come together.

The breakdown is amazing! That piano had a great melody to it, and the choir accompanying it just fit perfectly. The higher piano had an even better melody, and when combined with the kick+snare/clap and hatst, it's just a killer. That was one of my favourite parts of the song.

The outro fadeout was actually unexpected, which is always good because it throws the listener off balance and he/she has to listen to it again :P. At the very end, it is not completely silent. Is it supposed to loop?

Anyways, this is near the end of my longest review EVAR!!111oneone. Time to conclude everything.

This song has a very professional sound to it and the effects (which I started to pay attention to after my 6th listen) are extremely well planned and composed. I envy your skill at FX and transitions (which I will never be good at :S) Also, as an afterthought, the clap in the break sounded very good, it should be played more maybe in a longer intro? Just an idea.

And that concludes my rediculously long review. I am actually typing fast so that I can see how long it is :P. Also, after reading previous comments, I am VERY sorry that you are deaf in one ear. I just can't imagine being deaf in one ear and still composing pieces like this. You have earned some respect and envy from me, and rightly so.

Keep making masterpieces like these and maybe I will take the time (32 mins -.-) and effort to make another review like this. 528 characters remaining O_o.

Good luck. If you respond, I'll be sure to read it ;)

Step responds:

Oh my God, man, that is the longest review I've ever received. SBB cuts a close second, but dude, this is definitely the most helpful review and it's a real honour getting a review this big (and getting your 100th review), which took you a whole half an hour to write O.O. Thanks SO MUCH! :D.

I'll definitely take my time to respond with my usual monster wall of text, because this review deserves it more than any other review I've ever responded to.

To start with, haha probably anything which is written in unnecessarily thick detail with unorganised paragraphs is probably written by me xD. It's pretty weird that I have so many reviews which are unsurprisingly long for this song, although I'm definitely not complaining; this is my best song and I'm really glad that there are so many helpful reviews.

I'm glad you liked the intro, although your idea of starting it with pads is a genius idea. I can definitely imagine a great ambient intro for this, since it'll definitely make the current intro sound even more epic when it fades in. Thanks a LOT for the excellent idea, if I revisit this song (I probably will), I'll definitely try and add pads at the beginning.

Yeah the only difference of the rhythm in this melody from CF's is that the last two notes are different in rhythm, but I can assure you it was unintentional xD. I definitely agree with you that saw waves are probably too uninteresting due to the fact that they're used so much.

About your comments on the percussion, I totally agree with you. When I made this I knew nothing of compression and rarely EQ'd my kicks properly. Instead I just layered around 10 kicks :P. As for the snare/clap (it's both a snare and a clap [layered] lol xP) I think I might turn up the low end a bit more on them too. You're not the first one to point out that this song is too rough on the high end.

As for the kick at 1:00, that's just me increasing it's velocity more than I should have xP. Haha, to be honest, there are a lot of things in this song which sound professionally done, yet are just me unintentionally doing something random, and being lucky enough for it to turn out good xD.

Heh, the wind sound is a badly filtered sweep. Again, I'm lucky to have it sounding half decent :D...

As for 1:48, I didn't feel like continuing it since by then, the FLP file was sticking so much that I didn't want to do anything, unless it was EXTREMELY necessary. It's why I made the piano part in a separate FLP xD.

Regarding the piano part, it's weird actually. It's your favourite part but a friend of mine who listened to it said the piano part was his least favourite part. Still, you can't please everyone I guess. Glad you like the piano part!

Lol, if you heard my song Speeding Through Infinity (which is a much older version of this) you'd expect the fade out, but I suppose it's pretty cool that the listener will want to listen to it again after hearing the ending xP. It's not really supposed to loop, I only timed it right so it could loop, but it's still a bad loop :3. I've actually made an HQ looped version which will be used in a game in the future :D.

Heh, I'm glad you think this has a professional sound. Like I said, it's me being lucky. Transitions are actually something I'm good at. When I'm composing, I think 'alright, what will sound epic if played after that bar' and an idea comes to my head easily, therefore making a good transition. My problem is thinking of song ideas, but once I've thought of a good one, it's plain sailing from then on, usually.

The FX was because as I said in the Author's Comments, on my way to and from school, people around me were listening to professional trance songs with volumes high enough for me to hear them even when wearing headphones, so I learnt a few tricks.

Thanks a lot for all the support about the deaf ear and all :).

...And obviously thanks for the really EPIC review. This is surely my favourite review, and I'll be going back to it again and again as reference when I revisit this song. Thanks a LOT! :D.

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This is great! The intro is all short, simple and sweet. Baseline is also great. All your leads and synths fit perfectly with the mix of instruments in this. At 1:02, that was amazing. The vocal sample used also sounded great even though I couldn't hear what it said ^^. 3:13 love that sound :D. The outro was just great.

All in all, a great song.
Btw, what's up with having more downloads than listens? Any idea? Happened to me too :S

Elfire responds:

Cheers buddy, yeh i kinda like the vocal samples to almost be in the background appart from the dominant ones, i know its "not done" in similar stuff but....screw it, sounds right to me

yeh ive been hearing alot about this more downloads than listens thing lately, ive got no answer but i know it happens to alot of people.

Maybe deaf people download?



This sounds like nothing I've heard before. I can hear a mainstream 'feel' I know what you mean, but to me, I also hear some very light dubstep and techno influences on the instruments here. Sounds extremely chill, and I can easily imagine some rap or singing in this. Very well thought out and composed. Congrats and good luck.

I experiment with a wide range of electronic genres (currently experimenting with complextro). I've been making music since November 2009. I use FL Studio 10 (Producer Edition) for all my productions and I currently use 3xOsc and Sytrus as my main VSTs.

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