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Bordello Frostbite Bordello Frostbite

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I don't think I felt cold as much as I felt like I was in one of H R Geiger's nightmares, and covered in some biomechanical goop, which, turns out, is full of nano-bots that have transmogrified me into a printing press.


Quarl responds:

Me too :D


Your Mudkip Has Evolved Your Mudkip Has Evolved

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You wobbled me into a thin paste, then used a rolling pin to turn me into little flat pasty-cakes. I'm tired...


Quarl responds:

woah, I haven't seen that name in years. AdmiralConq is in the building...


Audio 8bit Ambient Melody Audio 8bit Ambient Melody

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ahh, felt like I was in an 8-bit pixel glass boat, watching the pixel sea-life go by underneath. I cracked open a 3-pixel beer and sipped while the scarlet of the evening sun painted the calm waters. Yup... this is the life.


Chronamut responds:

haha pixel-sweet :P

thanks for the review my colombian brudda from another mudda!

-shawn-


Doo Do Doo! [WIP] Doo Do Doo! [WIP]

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ooh, I love Doo

I feel like a key change down, holding the phrase to 2 measures instead of just 1, with a powerful major chord bridge followed by major chorus to outro, keep it short and sweet.

That's just me personally :)

-ac-



Leer Leer

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Loud!

First thing I noticed about this, as I have trouble making my music loud, but I'm impatient while mixing myself.

I noticed you like to go into a few scales not too many delve into with this genre, which tickles my fancy. Strong synths carry the song, but I don't like how it started to overpower the bassline, which is what made me love the song initially, probably a compression oversight, but there I go, the crow calling the raven black.

Cool drum buildup around 3:10, but it didn't go too far after that, but sweet drum glitches following that. Oof, that synth hurts! It burrows like a scarab in my ear.

I think you ought to play with your dynamics a bit more, and don't underestimate the power of subtlety, not everything has to be blaring loud. ooh nice little transition at 4:40ish silencing the reverbing synth.

Good song, but I think it's a bit too long at 6:25 as well.
You've perked up my ears, and I think you show a helluva lot of promise

-ac-


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InvisibleObserver responds:

Thanks for taking the time to leave an actual review. I think if you give it another listen I softened things up a bit in a post weekly edit, however there's still a lot of changes to be made which won't be seen on NG.

There is surprisingly very little compression within this song, but the send channels getting the synths to sound the way they do make it so there is duplicates of volume outputs that were never properly silenced down.

I actually really screwed up the mix with the wetness levels of reverb and whatnot, along with sends and delays. I need to automate alot of them during the more busy sections down to help clean things up (it removes that painful edge).

6:25 while lengthy with a more finished product is fine, just as is that grating high synth as you said hurts.

As for 'loudness', its popular on ng to just limit things, raise volume and compress or sound goosize the pants off of things. Filling out the frequency ranges properly though tends to sound best, and filling in the gaps of a song with reverb. Stereo on bass helps a lot too. Theres no one magical trick, but typically if things sound fat, delay and reverb are quick-fixes.


SR - Cappa SR - Cappa

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Sweet beginning

Wow, this mac is starting to feel a little too close for my comfort. I love the progression, harmonic pads in the background, bellodies serenading me, nice cheesy snare, heh, lots of space in this mix. Ooh, great evolving pads there at 3:00, and hey, hats, and a slightly less cheesy snare? Alright, we're getting somewhere, still have 2 minutes to go...

Wait, the last minute is fadeout and silence? Did something go wrong there?

-ac-


SineRider responds:

Hm I was thinking of adding on more but i a bit of writer's block, so i ended it.

Thanks for the review, glad you liked it :)


(_RGH_) Intro(New Year's MAC) (_RGH_) Intro(New Year's MAC)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Tonight's on Five'r

I CAN DO THIS! I CAN MAKE IT! YEAAAA! ALRIGHT WE DID IT! CONGRATS TEAM WE DID IT GOOD WORK!

Ooh, I like this part with the hats and little doodads on the percussion coming in, cool guitar melody, ahh and then the melody you were talking about comes in, and wow that's pretty damn fucking shitawesome, man that part was powerful! Euphoria inducing awesome.

Melikey

-ac-


RyeGuyHead responds:

YES!
Exactly what I needed to hear...especially after the original couple votes it got haha
The Admiral RULE$$


Wintertide Wishes - Long Edit Wintertide Wishes - Long Edit

Rated 5 / 5 stars

VERY cool atmosphere to this track!

Ohhh I love those harmonies in the beginning, and OOH key changes!

The lead and the background pads, the way the rhythm literally bounces my head and up down, icicle synths chiming away and clawing at my brain, love love love the pads, ooh, the gated(?) synth's melody around 4:07 is what I was talking about, and now a distortion effect on the original sine-ish lead! A man after my own tastes. I like the diversity in this song man, I am a huge fan of making things sound new constantly throughout a song. Great work! Why isn't this in the MAC? (Unless it is, and I'm just dumb)

-ac-


shizeet responds:

Thanks for the rave review, man! And yes, this is supposed to be a MAC-8 entry, though I didn't explicitly write it down in the description for this version. And yeah, I like the pad parts too :) - often when I do electronic music, it's either very bleak abstract stuff, or pad happy ones like this one (though it does also have a bit of abstractness in it). I'm glad you picked up on the diversity - I tried to keep the basic building blocks in this piece to a minimum, and just tried to play around with changing and arranging them in various small ways.

Oh, and best of luck in the MAC!


Tendencies of Fires Tendencies of Fires

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

it's ok

I'd agree with dj-sleeper about your strokes-like sound with guitar, if you'd played that in a higher octave, it would have sounded like the chorus to "Reptilia", haha. I really like when the bass guitar comes in, cool bassline indeed.

However, I have a few critiques:

1. I'll start off by saying that sleepers review did not come off as condescending at all, and if you can't take a review as kind as that, maybe the music business is going to be FAR TOO INFURIATING FOR YOU.

2. I agree that your vocals are not really in time, though sometimes they are. I also just don't like your vocal melodies. When you actually have a vocal melody, it's too low for your voice.

3. The song is lacking power, it's missing like a bridge building up to a euphoric final chorus release, or something maybe less generic than that formula, but something nonetheless.

Just a few things.

-ac-


TomBanks responds:

Yeah what you said is mainly true - about the singing especially, although I know the the left and right channel vocals throughout the song don't sync, that's not by accident. The music business would be too infuriating for me, but I have no intention of entering it; I love music, but it will always be a passion that I persue at an amateur level. I really don't develop anything here, but stick to a single main idea, which is what I seem to have more success with; anytime I try to make anything more complicated, it is utter trash. With music, though, sometimes simplicity well done is best ( a lot of Red Hot Chilli Peppers songs are a good example of this ). I appreciate your insightful thoughts on my song, and thanks for writing.


-Rising Sun- [MAC 2008] -Rising Sun- [MAC 2008]

Rated 5 / 5 stars

very cooL!

Euphoric: Check
Solid Production: Check
Boner in my pants: Check

I loved the piano melodies, and I love the pads you've got going on too, chord progressions are majestic, the drums are light and bouncy and catchy and fun, and a rainfall sample!

I love how the song starts, flanged/chorus'd low octave piano chords are tits!

Great job man

-ac-


Gloudas responds:

haha thanks a bunch man, I appreciate it