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SICK!

But not Nu-Disco really. I'd classify this as Dance, personally, as it has the loud/heavy kick and thick synths. Nu-Disco is more personified by a live-sounding drum set and classic synths but using modern compression/production techniques.

Sorry to get into semantics there. :D

The song itself is amazing, my ONLY complaint is the weird ^knock* sound that you use at 0:03, 0:05, 0:07, etc. It seems totally unsuited to the rest of the track. Everything else meshes and gels so well but that just seems off. I'd use a big splashy clap as it raises anticipation more.

Or4nges responds:

Yeah I know, the only real disco-ey portion is the bass in the intro and the breaks. But I went for nu-disco, failed, but still claim it as such. Probably from stubbornness. Actually this was when I still thought French House and Nu-Disco were the same thing. I was going for a French House vibe, but without the sampling. Either way I got something totally different lol.

Also that knock was kind of a last minute thing. I wanted a sort of house beat behind the intro/outro, and I thought it fit pretty well. Now that I think about it, a clap would probably work a little better.

Either way, I'm gonna upload a more finished track eventually, I contacted the band I got the "You can't back down" from, and they're gonna send me the acapella to that song :D I'll have more of that in there, and probably fix the knock.

Thanks for the input! Always glad to get some good critique here and there.

Haha, such a playful melody

Seriously such an uplifting and smiley tune, man. Sounds like an old happy hardcore song but slowed down. Perfect BG music for a whimsical adventure game.

Or4nges responds:

Haha, spot on. I wrote this while playing minecraft. Made me feel like just walking around.

Thanks man!

lulz

Weird. I was a huge original Transformers fan when I was a kid so this made me smile and laugh. :)

love the lead synth. :)

Great smooth and rich bass too. The breakbeat is neat but the melody gets kinda repetitive after a while. I think it's the chords, maybe if you automated them over time, automating things like release and filter cutoff.

Like when you drop the beat at 1:09 or so it'd be neat if the chords were very tight release and bit lower on filter, then gradually bring filter then release once it's -just- the chords to get a really huge clubby kinda sound goin'. :)

You've got a great melody so you don't need to change that, just automate things a bit more to liven things up! Great track, Blackbyrd. :)

TheBlackbyrd responds:

I would love to learn how to automate. thanks for the tip. Now i have something to look into.

Haha, great song, it grows on you.

Fun and bouncy with great transitions and a constantly flowing and evolving melody, I liked this quite a bit. :) This is totally going to get used in some games, it's too good not to!

Honestly, no complaints, great chiptune. :)

heroin-Addict responds:

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! haha, I'd like to see this in a game. I can't even imagine what the game would be like to fit with the tune heh heh
if you like this one you should check out some of my other stuff.
Thanks for the review and and the score!

It was Robert. Robert did it.

Haha, great use of samples. Quite the story. It's just too bad this is so short! You gotta finish it! :)

Totally sick beat. Both the slow at the intro and the more kick-heavy at the end. Dude, finish the track!

H4UNT3R responds:

Thank you! I heard the story and I just had to sample it haha
I'll try my best to make the final as hard as possible! :D

Great melodies, very uplifting

I really like how you change it up at 0:52 as well. It kinda reminds me of classic 80s montage scene music around here. Totally getting pumped for the person's One chance. Cause, y'know, you only get to succeed at something ONCE. :d lol, cheesy, haha. :D I love when the beat kicks in though, very sick. Sounds like you program out your own beat and it's pretty well done, I like!

My only complaint is your clap, it sounds pretty trashy, maybe use a cleaner one? :) Really love how the tune unfolds. Though the beat and melodies sound kinda off-tempo around 3:20 in.

Besides that, great track Silverfish! :)

Silverfish101 responds:

Couldn't have said it better!! :)and no worries the claps can be an easy fix, thanks for the comment man. ( p.s i think i fixed it lol)

Beautiful harmonies

I really like how everything chimes together so well. The introduction of the saw-synth is great too, a subtle departure from the intro but seems so very well suited once you bring the drums in.

Kinda reminds me of the Tron soundtrack, actually. Nice work, Maize. :)

duuude, so sick but where does the snare go?!?

The central theme is absolutely AMAZING but it seems like there's no snare at all. You need a biiiig deep snare pounding away in there man as the one you're using seems to get drowned out. Try some different compression methods maybe. Other than that, this song is great! :)

DustDevil responds:

Thanx Man, i will boost the snare and repost it :D im glad you liked it :D

Trippy and glitchy, I like it

A little heavy on the high-end at times though, my ears are getting a little sore.

Your kick is superb but I think the track would fare better if you found a different percussive sound as the constant click-clack kinda gets annoying after a while.

It kinda strays from ambient and becomes more dance/pop-like after the initial intro but I like where you take it 2 minutes in. Again though, the clicky percussion sound is ruining it for me, sorry dude. :/

Great tune besides that. :) Really really love the intro. Like super love that part.

DustDevil responds:

Im glad you liked it :D I'll get rid of the clicky sound because it gets kid of annoying after a while now when you mention it xP

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