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Nice intro, grabbed my attention right off the bat. I like the cheery vibes from this too. I feel like the kick sample is lacking a bit of click, but that's personal preference. It seems somewhat repetitive, but not to the point where I'm saying 'wow this is repetitive', which is fine I guess (at this point I just noticed this is supposed to be an instrumental, so vocals would definitely fix that problem).

All in all, a nice track to lift your spirits, good job :)

akiTONE responds:

Thanks! Yeah, the vocals would kind of help, but being an earlier composition it's still kind of basic compared to the stuff I've put out recently.

I really do like the lyrics though, so I want to try and make a solid instrumental to compliement them.

Very nice right from the start. Love the mini transition to when the big synth comes in at 0:15. I feel like at the main part, the piano is the thing that's giving the most melody, but it doesn't sound like it stands out enough.

Not much else to say at this point, it's sounding great so far :D. Maybe try a little highpass filter on the big synth at 0:30 and see how that works out :p

Oh damn! This is sick! I love how you have all the atmospheric synths/pads in the background to give the heavy beat some kind of melody. The beat itself is pretty awesome as well. That siren-ish synth at 1:34 is really nice too.

However, I feel like the whole section from 2:30 to 3:15 didn't really add anything to the song, since it didn't lead up to anything different from what came before it (I notice the new voices, but it seems to me to be too subtle of a change). Also, because of that, it does seem a bit repetitive.

This is a really nice track though, good luck to you.

Waidmann responds:

Thanks man, I appreciate it.

It sounds a lot more crisp than the previous version, which is awesome. Love the panning on the snares at 2:16. Also the pitch bendy synth sounds less out-of-place than the previous version. I feel like the sidechain is slightly too strong at 2:13 though.

Awesome build up at 2:43, but I think you should experiment with adding a 1-bar-pause at 3:12, see if it makes the impact stronger :p.

Anyway, great quality. I think once you have your quality down, your creativity can take over then you can have high-quality creativity :D.

We'll miss you here. Hope to see you around elsewhere.

D-Chain responds:

Thanks Abbic!
I will put those in the final mix because ive always loved your reviews ;) they are simple yet effective. keep it that way lol
besides.. i will be around.. on newgrounds, checking daily for new born talent or reviewing perhaps scouting if any decent users on the list. just not the music submission part because its time i set another 'course' and think smart.

Personally I don't mind the reverb in this, I actually find that it fits quite well. The transition at 1:56 feels a bit odd to me however, although it's growing on me the more I listen. Having said that though, I think you should find a way to make it sound better the first time (sorry I can't help you here :p).

Everything else is amazing. Love the synth, and the hat patterns are just so smooth. Can't wait to see what else you can do to this. Good luck!

It's been a while, but I remember your previous Man on the Run remix, which was great.

This however, this is amazing. I really like what you did to the vocals and piano to make them fit the tempo. All the synths are great too, although I feel like that detuned synth at 2:17 could have been used better by adding porta and giving it a more emotional melody.

The drumwork in the buildups is great too, but I think the snare sounds a bit weak after the drop hits in comparison with everything else that is happening.

In any case, this is just nitpicking. This was a great track so keep up the good work.

Lovely atmosphere at the beginning, but I can't say it's new from you :p. The melody is great too, I love that synth, it feels so rich and warm. Pretty fancy snare roll at 0:32 as well. I was thinking about how the pitch rise in the buildup would sound if you sidechain it with the snare roll, maybe play around with that a bit and see how it works out.

Something irks me about the pitch synth that comes in at 1:32 though, I don't really like it. Maybe try to give it a melody.

The synth and percussion quality sound top notch, keep it up :)

D-Chain responds:

Haha yea, yesterday i woke up and got this weird pitch idea you are hearing at 1:32..
for some reason it also reminds me of the jump sound-sample in all mario games.
however.. i can not really give it a melody, that would ruin the whole 'anti' climax feel of the song. and as you might have noticed, im quite the anti-climax guy.

Thanks for reviewing!

-The anti-climax guy

Haha I watched Death Note recently and I can easily imagine your voice being dubbed over those characters, kudos for that one.

I can't really say anything about your range because I don't have enough experience with these reels to make any comparisons, but the voices that had effects placed on them were done really well. Keep it up.

Chemiqals responds:

Thank you! Light is one of my favorite characters to voice. In fact Brad Swaile, the English voice actor for Light, was the person who inspired me to get into voice acting! I've done quite a few Death Note fandubs! ^_^

I feel like there's something off about the hats that come in at 0:29. Maybe change them to open hats instead of closed hats. About the flute thing detracting from the buildup as said below, you could perhaps sidechain it as the snare roll starts. As for the drop itself, it feels a bit empty between the growls, so maybe have another softer bass playing at those places too.

That about sums up the critiques. The melody was great and the use of the flute worked out nicely to convey the 'deserted' feeling that you wanted. The growls themselves also seemed to be very well designed, although the high screechy synth felt a bit loud. Also as oOzeroOo said below, the ending was pretty sudden.

So far this seems very promising, I'd be interested to see where you take it if you decide to work on it any further :). Good work and keep it up.

Pandasticality responds:

thank you for good critique :) il work harder next time, thanks for the tips n__n!

Wow this is huge. Definitely not what I expected when I clicked on this. I don't really have any critiques to make, this is great. The synthwork is perfect and the energy is there throughout the whole thing.

Well done, keep it up!

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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