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_-={Corrupted Matrimony}=-_ _-={Corrupted Matrimony}=-_

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Yeah, it needs another organ

Hey there!

Yeah, I used to be crodian...this one's the new, improved me! (Man, how do you keep finding me?) It's also to go along with the fact that I'm now known as Rig in all the other music sites and organizations I'm involved with *cough* www.splicemusic.com *cough*.

Alright, song reviewing tiiiiime

The start of the song is great with the marching drums...those low, low bells are a great touch! I can smell the corruption from here. And the choir is amazing as well, it really enhances the whole bad-guy-soundtrack thing.

I think that little organ solo piece around 2:08 needs a little bit of work. One thing I found that's really effective in building intensity during solos is to avoid hitting the root note (D in this one, am I right?). Cause then you keep the listener hanging and hanging, and it'll feel that much more explosive when you finally DO hit it! :-D

That crescendo in the last part of the song would be even MORE amazing with a really fast violin or organ melody over everything. Building, building, building, then sustaiiiiiiiiin

Overall, amazing work! High 5 for you.

P.S - I MUST have whatever you used for the choir...


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MaestroRage responds:

hmm, some very interesting ideas on building intensitiy and securing solid solos! Really I never thought of it like that, and truly it makes sense, give them the note they yearn for at the end!

As for the root note, to be bluntly honest, it took me about a minute to construct the piano in my head and find the D note. You may be right, however C# and G# were the two most common used notes in this piece, especially for the french horns, and other long noted support instruments.

As for another organ at the end, I tried that, and due to my inability to equalize tracks good, having two organs muddled it all up. Like looking into a muddied rippling puddle. You get the image, but it's just so dirty and distorted. As for fast violin, I tried this also, but... strangely enough it didn't seem to fit in. The sounds and instruments all seemed to share a common feel that the fast strings didn't seem to give off. The only way to make those fast strings noticable, was make them play on a high octave, and their sound just didn't seem to work with the rest. So that too had to die.

as for teh choir!

www.papelmedia.de/sf2/sf2/Papelmedia_Ahh-Choir.sf2

There ya go! I use that choir a lot, and was the dominate choir for this piece (Save the female opera singer)

Anyways, thank you for the review, i'm glad you liked the piece! (I also checked out SpliceMusic, seems like a neat place to be :D)


DJ Comet-Psychosis DJ Comet-Psychosis

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nicely done!

Haha, I don't listen to D&B often, but this is near the top of what I've heard. Did you use Sytrus for the bassline? I love that generator :-)
I love that softer part in the song, when you have something that sounds like a jet flyby in the background. What effect did you use to make it sound like it's actually passing above/behind you? Stereo spreader and panning, with some reverb? I MUST know. lol

Keep up the good work! Check out my stuff if you want, I don't have much D&B on there. (OK, I don't have ANY. haha)

- crodian


TheComet responds:

Just automation on the panning to make the sound seem like it's moving around you, as for making it sound like it's above or below you, you can get that effect by making it more high or low pitched as it gets closer to the center of the panning


&amp;gt;Tribal Groove&amp;lt; >Tribal Groove<

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Longer, perhaps?

Hey there! It sounds pretty good already, kinda like a "oh no, the enemy's coming!" sort of clip. Maybe a bit longer, and fluctuate the levels of the drums a bit more. That's all! Check out my stuff! :-)

- crodian


scoutzero responds:

Thanks for the review, man! I'll make sure I check out your stuff soon! :)


Alien Vs Cow Alien Vs Cow

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awesome!

I loved all those samples. Did you make those? What program did you use? lol, I'm curious.
I especially liked those heavily compressed drums near the end of the clip. Nicely done. Also, I think you could've stuttered that voice clip throughout the song more, instead of just having it at the beginning and the end.

Well, that's my two cents. Keep up the good work!

- crodian



Welcome to the Field Welcome to the Field

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow...

This song's amazing. Where'd you get those awesome sounds from? So real...

I love how it changed up from a drum beat to a soft flowing violin piece in the middle, then went back again...but even more intense. Nice touch. I'm gonna steal an idea or two, if that's alright. lol

Keep up the good work!
- crodian


Bosa responds:

A ha ha! Yet again, we have a good listener! Be my ideas under no law. Take what ideas you wish.

-Bosa (Ideas Included)


candy remixxx candy remixxx

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome dance tune!

I love this song. Just the right amount of pads and sounds, without getting overly complex. I love the strings especially...

Keep up the good work!

- crodian


snayk responds:

Thanks. I do tend to stick to simplicity when it comes to dance songs, for a variety of reasons. Glad you enjoyed it :)


-The Epic Battle v2- -The Epic Battle v2-

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great stuff!

This piece sounds great! I can tell that you put effort into it. The organs and choir sound give it a nice halloween effect, and I suspect that this tune will find a home in a spooky flash somewhere.

However, I think that it could use some more drums overall, like a straight rock beat. That would give it the headbanging quality it deserves.

9/10, 5/5, and a download. Peace!

- crodian



_-={Gazing at the Sunset}=-_ _-={Gazing at the Sunset}=-_

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great stuff!

This song's amazing. I love how you made a nearly seamless loop out of it too! (I must admit that the first bass drum hit made me jump, I wasn't expecting it at all :-P)

If I had any problems with it, it would be that the brass chords near the end sounded kinda...I'm not sure...chunky. There was one sustained chord (C over F, I think) there that kinda made me wince on the inside. In my opinion, it would sound a lot nicer with a B over G instead.

But that's the only thing I noticed. Great job! 5/5 for you.


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MaestroRage responds:

interesting, I didn't really pay any attention to the brass, but there is a good chance you are correct. I'll go look deeper into the song and see what I can make out of it.

I'm glad you enjoyed the song! Thank you for the review ^^. Sorry at having made you jump :D.


Open Horizon Open Horizon

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I like those sounds

Especially the vocal samples. What software are you using?



Pavement Pavement

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice first try

I must say, it's better than my first song. lol. If you want some tips with the program, gimme a shout.