New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

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aaron aardvark
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1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:14 pm

I put a new song in my music website called "Really Really Need You". Please tell me how you like the song, and how it can be improved, and I can return the favor if you wish (leave me a link). My song is at the top of this link:

https://www.soundclick.com/artist/defau ... tent=songs

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Benedict
KVRAF
3225 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm

I like where you are going.

For some reason, every time the vocal starts after a break, I think Beatles! But it really isn't like them at all.

I like that you are playing with song structure but at times feel like there are transitions that don't hang together, esp those where the song just seems to stop.

:-)
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wagtunes
KVRAF
17971 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:56 am

Been a long time. Absolutely love the synth work on this one. Gotta tell me what synths you used. Mix is super clean. Really, really love this one. Sorry, couldn't resist. I don't mind the vocal stops. I think they're cool.

Anyway, could you review my latest? It's called "Just Like Jimmy Neutron" and it's on the last page of my mega thread. At least that way somebody'll listen to it.

Thanks.

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:19 pm

Benedict,
Thank you for listening and commenting, I appreciate it! I will now seek out your music.

I will get to wagtunes tomorrow, as it is late here.

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:38 pm

wagtunes,
Thank you for the kind review, I appreciate it! The bass synth is u-he Hive, as is the polyphonic glide synth, and the lead synth during the chorus. A synth pad and the synth at the end is Dune 2. There is a Sylenth lead synth in there also. I will now check out your song.

limesodas
KVRer
8 posts since 31 Oct, 2019

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:36 am

This is nice, I like the sound design and how the feeling of the song hits you
love the mixing too!

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:16 am

limesodas,
Thank you for listening and commenting! I will now check out your music.

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Bansaw
KVRian
871 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:33 am

I like the vibe and the retro feel.
I listened to Really , really need you. Good. I think your vocal melody might be more interesting if you withheld the root note more often. Meaning create some tension, more unpredictability.
(there's no need to review my music, but do review my next one which is retro, a genre which you are familiar with. : ))
ps: Liked Egypt. Liked the next one with the flange-guitars (or phased?)
Actually listened to more of your stuff. I think vocals are good and fit this music. Would be nice to have some female vocals in there at times.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2415 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:11 pm

Hive synth, and it's major competitor, heh? It works.

It is somewhere between Klaatu and Gary Numan in style. It is different in a cool way. A stronger lead in places might have pushed it harder toward Gary Numan/NIN but it works as it is.
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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2415 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

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Post Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:12 pm

Dupe

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:32 pm

Bansaw,
Thank you for listening, and for your comments! I'm gonna review your latest song now because I'll probably forget your request. I won't mind if you send me a reminder, and I will review a future song also. I actually have worked with several different female singers when I was single, but now that I'm married, I don't think my wife would be keen on me working with female singers.

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:55 pm

thejonsolo,
Thank you for the review! I'm a fan of Gary Numan's hit songs; I'm not very familiar with Klaatu, but I've heard of that group. I will now seek out your music.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
57335 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:35 pm

almost blue monday intro!

reminds me more of the underground new wave 80s stuff, rather than the pop.
enjoyed it as always.

not sure where or what my last was, so no worries :)

Music Bird
KVRist
266 posts since 23 Apr, 2017 from Eastern US

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 am

Good job and excellent sound design.
Synth1, PG8X, Dexed, Sound Canvas VA, FB-3x00 series, blooo, scrooo, qyooo, SQ8L, GTG FM4, DSK Asian and Indian DreamZ, and much more VSTs. Casio, Yamaha, Korg, Alesis HW.

aaron aardvark
KVRAF
1677 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: New synth song to review (will return the favor) as of Jan. 15th!

Post Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:49 pm

Music Bird,
Thank you for checking out the song, and commenting!

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