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Whack Attack*work in progress* Whack Attack*work in progress*

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Hmm...

I'd probably appriciate it more if the majority of it wasn't just ripped from one of those "Cool Stuff" project, like Bafana pointed out. All you seem to have done is taken a perfectly good project, ruined the mix, then slapped a preset synth over the top and made some random melodies.

Not very original but I suppose you gotta start somewhere. Next time try starting from scratch instead of an already complete project.



Prodigy - Omen (Rec0il Remix) Prodigy - Omen (Rec0il Remix)

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Hmm...

I see what you were going for but everything is just clipping and distorting, it just sounds like a mess.

I think this would be great if you put more effort into the mix and maybe put less focus on loudness. Your extra melody and beat sounds great, the intro and breakdowns are also pretty good but I can't really go into detail because the mix is seriously that bad.

Hope you sort this out, it has potential.



Distant Star &amp;gt;feedback&amp;lt; Distant Star >feedback<

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Quality, not loudness.

I'm not sure you're aware of how loud this song actually is. Much louder than it should be really, feel free to turn it down and get rid of that clipping.

Anyway, a decent track but the clipping and loudness make it too crowded in parts where it shouldn't be. I like the piano score a lot and I love how much variation there is overall. The beat is a bit weak though, and it sounds way too robotic, especially the hats. I think the percussion should vary between each bit, like use instruments for different sections because that snare doesn't work well in some parts, for example in the piano breakdown.

I could tell this was produced in FL after I recognised a couple of effects and synths but you used all the instruments pretty well so I don't think it matter for this track.

The mix, like I said, is pretty poor with all the clipping. I also think a lot of the instruments need EQ'ing so they don't feel like they're fighting for the same space in the track.

In a nutshell, great ideas and arrangement. However, a bad mix. But I guess that's something you pick up over time.


mr-jazzman responds:

Lol I'd check the date that thang was submitted my friend...and also note that it's the feedback version! =D

My skills have greatly improved since I submitted this song. I've learned how to get rid of essentially all of the FL-ness of the songs I've been producing recently. Yes, I understand the EQing is improper, and ultimately this isn't what makes it feel "competing," but in fact that the mix is improper.

I can't wait to show you some of my new stuff man. And I can't wait to redo this song, because it does have great ideas.

Thanks for the review, even though I believe it was slightly overly critical at points. No problem though, thanks for the pointers.