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Mexicoke Mexicoke

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The intro splash screen reminds me of the old Adult Swim splash screens.


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[Anime test] Bus Drifter [Anime test] Bus Drifter

Rated 4 / 5 stars

It was pretty good, liked the style, kept it simplistic and good cinematography. overall 4/5



Playstation 4 Playstation 4

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's sad to see so many down votes because it is the same style as another users. The animation and voice acting was great. Does it really matter what the style?

5/5 - you earned it.


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JamesBeavers91 responds:

There needs to be more people out there like you.

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RoboMaro RoboMaro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

W00T!!

i got first today =D


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Instrumental 1 Instrumental 1

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very cool first song to post on here. That intro was pretty epic and like a "calm before the storm" type of style. Great riffs and very nice use of dual guitars with octaves and panning them pretty good on the left and right channels. Also noticed that you didn't keep reusing the same riffs over throughout the song which is always nice to hear considering a lot of music gets repetitive when it is written with the same riffs and/or in the same key. All of the instruments are set to a pretty good volume relative to each other but I would say turn down the guitars just a tad bit.

Criticism:
-Not to discourage you just hoping to help with this next part.

Timing - Your timing is a tad off between the instruments at times. I would recommend using a metronome when recording to make sure you're always in time. Most DAWs (Digital Audio Workshops) have them built in. Alternatively, you could write the song, throw down the drum track and follow that track but the metronome will be easier to follow.

Clipping: I can hear the clips in the song from when you cut a certain part out and re-recorded that part of the track. One way you can help with that is if you feel like you can't play two riffs consecutively, you should play the first riff completely and play the first few notes leading into the second riff. Cut that track back to the last note of the first riff and record the second riff from there. Playing into the second riff in the first clip will make sure you don't hear that clipping noise (Sounds like one of the instruments just cuts off when more should have followed). Following the metronome will also help with this so you know exactly when you hit that last note.

At 1:25, when the music first picks up, I would say let the clean guitars ring out when the drum track comes in so it sounds more natural. You actually did this exact thing at 2:05.

Other than that, great track like I said and keep it up. Don't get discouraged and just keep writing. This is honestly better than a little more than half the song I posted in 2014. Hope to hear more from you!

-Insomnimatic


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Bulletproofinblack responds:

Hello,,
first of all thank you for your Feedback! I'm really glad you liked the song and thank you for trying to help me improving!
You are right about my Timing. This was the first time I've ever recoreded a song and it was honestly quite difficult to play everything on Point and even more difficult to understand how to use my DAW.

I have acutally recorded a second song last month, but it still has kind of the same issues like the first one i think. I hope you will listen to my second song too and I hope you can also give me some Feedback! :)

Btw. I'v just listend to your Songs and I really like them!


Titanium Tower Titanium Tower

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good track. Lots of great ideas in this track and it sounds "full". It sounds like you spent a decent amount of time and put thought into this song and it shows. You have a good sense of timing as well. Definitely an awesome track for your first upload. Definitely keep at it, man. I hear a ton of potential just from this song. I enjoy the mix of Dubstep and Metal songs with bands such as The Browning and Beyond All Recognition so I'm glad to hear this genre mix here on Newgrounds.

(This next part is not to discourage you from making music, I just want to point things out that I've noticed and some of it is just personal opinion / preference)

Criticism:
I did notice some of the panning of the instruments was to the extreme left or right channels and that usually isn't a good idea, I would say about +50% to each side is a good point up to +75% (Play with that percentage to find a mix you like) This is also goes with the symbol and tom panning, you could make it sound like each one is being played more to the left or right but not completely left or right.

It has quite an extreme change at 2:05 almost making it sound as if it's a new song all together. I would say slowly transition into a drastic change like that. (Opinion)

It sounds like the levels are all trying to overpower each other. On your DAW (Digital Audio Workshop), you will see the main sound level bar when you play the track. Try to make sure that bar is somewhere in the low yellow range (mid range if it's not colored). That's why there's some crackling in the audio at certain points. You could either turn the track down as a whole or during the loudest parts turn the audio down.

The crackling could also be from your raw guitar input (if you're using a real guitar to record those tracks). Check your input levels on those tracks in your DAW and on your interface (if you're using one that shows the input level) and adjust those to get a cleaner sound.

Other than that, great job and keep at it. Can't wait to hear the next song you put out.
-Insomnimatic



Singer neeeded!!!!!!! Singer neeeded!!!!!!!

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not really my style of music but this is pretty damn good. Nothing is overpowering one another and the seams are great. Really reminds me of game music. Wish I had this kind of talent haha.


Sonik-TLA responds:

Cheers man, appreciate the review. Grab a digital synthesizer one day and try out presets, that's what I do.