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I know this is a month old by now, but I'd just like to tell you that I hear a lot of potential here. I'll just write down some of my thoughts.

The same melody is used pretty much throughout the track, but there are subtle changes that happen quite often to change it up. However, even when you change it a bit, the melody is still playing in the 'background'. I say 'background' because the melody is quite loud and actually takes over the mix, so it makes the changes harder to notice.

There are ways to fix this, the main way would be volume control. You need to think about which synths you want to stick out more than others, and adjust their volumes accordingly. There are other ways too but I'm sure you'll discover them with time.

That's just the criticism part though, the melodies are very nice and you change it up a lot which is really good for keeping a listener's attention. You have good composition and I think if you continue making music, you'll eventually be making some awesome stuff.

Keep it up! I'll be interested to hear what you come up with next.

keslarium responds:

Thank you sooooo much for your feedback, I'm trying to make another song soon, and btw I love your song Euphoria! It's amazing. btw I subscribed to your youtube because of this comment. Keep making music, because I gotta get inspiration somewhere.

I came here looking at the genre and was quite surprised with what I was hit with. Very nice intro, the sliding bass grabbed my interest instantly, and the song doesn't take long to get started. Loving the halloween vibes too.

Like the previous guy said, I found the pause before the last note a bit odd. That's about the only thing I can find fault with. All in all a very good track, keep it up!

Noisysundae responds:

Frankly, the intro is why I keep working on this one. XD

I reckon the reverse crash at the start was a bit loud. Both the intro and the dubstep part are good, but I feel like the dubstep part doesn't really connect to the melodies in the intro/break, it may just be my preferences though.

Aside from that, I reckon this is pretty good. Keep it up!

Ravitex responds:

Thanks for your review!
Well, I kinda agree about the thing that the drop doesn't connect to the melodies. In fact, thats one of my weakness: making a melody.
I'm glad you enjoyed it anyway.

Very nice melodies. I'm not sure if it's intentional that the percussion is drowned out by the synths, but I like it, it has an odd charm to it.

Keep it up!

Gravidi responds:

Thanks man! I'm glad you enjoy it!

I remember how I felt about the original, I thought it was beautiful. Now, 5 years of experience later, I can definitely tell the difference between the original and this. The original no longer feels as great to me, but this edit makes me feel what I felt when I heard the original back then. No complaints.

Keep it up!

D-Chain responds:

thanks Abbic!

I was definitely surprised when the drums came in, and found myself enjoying it too. It has a nice uplifting - almost cute - vibe to it that just makes it fun to listen to.

The only thing I would criticise is the lack of depth in the intro. It's probably just personal preference speaking here, but I feel like more complexity could be added to the intro to 'hook' people in, as well as give the song a sense of direction right from the start.

Either way, you've got quite a nice tune going here so, keep it up! :)

xxxZigZagxxx responds:

Thanks for the encouragement. It does sound somewhat cute, doesn't it?

Yeah, I was wondering whether the intro wasn't interesting enough. In the end I kept it in because I wanted the drop to sound surprising, but I think you're right, embellishments could be made to hook the person in more.

Thanks DjAbbic :)

ZigZag

The first half was really well done, nice spooky melody. When 1:14 hit though, it sounded a bit empty to me. Not sure how I'd change it, but I just wanted to point it out.

Some really cool melodies in here though, and I like the variation with different instruments playing the same melody. Interesting outro as well. That's new to me and I like it :D.

Keep it up :)

Breed responds:

Thanks for the review. Definitely one of those tracks that benefits from having a subwoofer, otherwise you're right that second half feels quite empty.

Cheers

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.

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.

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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