Roast My Song (Constructively)

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HDDigitizerMusic
KVRer
9 posts since 25 Feb, 2014

Post Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:52 pm

I have a song I'm wanting to do an extra good job on for a special occasion. If you're feeling generous, I'd love it if you would take a listen and give me any advice you have on the mixing, sound design and overall quality.

Mixing has never been my strong suite, so feel free to just say it as it is; I won't get my feelings hurt because I know I have much to learn. Just try to keep it constructive and factual so that I can try your advice.

Update: Removed preview from my soundcloud to make room for official track.

If the whole thing sounds off (which it very well just might) just give the top five most glaring things and I'll give them a go. :) Thank you!
Last edited by HDDigitizerMusic on Tue May 19, 2020 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRAF
4773 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:32 pm

Vey nice track, not much to complain about the mix and production. Tight beat, good melodies.

I'd probably introduce that slow section a bit later. Also I'd probably relax the limiter a bit, there seem to be some compression artifacts in places but it may be soundcloud causing issues actually.

Good work!
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Bansaw
KVRian
1076 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:06 pm

0:22 nice fx and underwater bass
0:36 a bit of a volume jump, had me reaching for the volume knob to turn it down a bit. I'd not have such a big volume jump.
1:21 very interesting vibe change. Sounds like a totally different song; which could be a positive thing, or negative depending on how you're using it.
2:43 nice breakdown.
I think the mixing is Ok. Every sound seems to have its own place and there are no notable clashes.
Just maybe sort out some volume normalization here and there and its a good track.
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wagtunes
KVRAF
19077 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:18 pm

For the most part it's fine. The one lead has, IMO, maybe a bit too much upper mids but that's just a taste thing for me. Well done. :tu:

Robmobius
KVRAF
3516 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:34 pm

Not my style of track... It's melodic DnB. I prefer darkside old school late 90's DnB.

However, I think you done it well and the melody's go well together. Mix is fine too! Reminds me a bit of some 80s Japanese anime show. Good tune overall.

The only thing I'd say, I'd like to see a bit more beef to the drums again that'd be my personal taste.

PS - I like the abrupt change.
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koalaboy
KVRAF
1859 posts since 18 Mar, 2006 from Plymouth, UK

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:18 am

Sound wise, I like all of the elements.

As for the structure it has a 'feel' but doesn't really offer anything to hold on to - it's almost like a preset demo where many cool ideas were connected together to make a piece but it doesn't (in my opinion) offer anything to remember and doesn't really build a cohesive result in my memory (aka, not a 'catchy tune').

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27405 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:42 am

koalaboy wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:18 am
it's almost like a preset demo where many cool ideas were connected together to make a piece but it doesn't (in my opinion) offer anything to remember
I agree with this ^^
Production is fine, although the "lead" synth is a little harsh sounding at times. It really needs a hook to make the track more memorable imho.

noylis
KVRist
77 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:33 am

I cant give any advice but the song is great,its like 2 songs in one but very well blended together

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KVRist
316 posts since 11 Jun, 2019

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:10 pm

Headphones here. The Leads are too loud i. m. O.

I´d definitely think about the overall Loudness and Frequency Balance. You could make the Track much more exciting with more Variation. A slow Spectrometer will probably not show many Changes (exaggerated). Spare the Ears of your Audience to hit them harder the next Time!

DSM V3?

The Arrangement is really impressing. Very well done. Keep on going!
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HDDigitizerMusic
KVRer
9 posts since 25 Feb, 2014

Re: Roast My Song (Constructively)

Post Tue May 19, 2020 10:54 pm

Thanks for the advice, everyone! It was very helpful and much appreciated. I will definitely try each and every one out!

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