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  1. Second verse should be a somewhat original take on the song.

    Third verse should include some originality too.

    Try to create a better ending than fade out.

    Production-wise, my only complaint is it's too compressed/limited. I want to hear the flow of the song without the pulsing the drums are doing to everything else.

    Just my opinion on it. So awesome otherwise.

  2. Hmmm. I like what you're going after, but this song has some issues I hope you can iron out. The beginning hurts my ears: the organ synth just clashes too much. Try less delay or reverb and maybe some EQing.

    The clap is WAY too loud. I suggest maybe a lower frequency and slightly less volume to make it less distracting. You can still have a punchy clap without it being too much.

    Overall, the mix is good, but a bit boring the first half. I like how you started mixing it up after that, but I was ready to switch songs halfway through.

    There are some other issues, but I think this might be a good place to start. Baby steps.

  3. Alright, I'm not sure what you mean by 'Source' and the Tiny URL is the standard Soundcloud share link, but I'll keep that in mind.

    As for instruments, there's not much I can do to make them sound less fake, that's what I'm working with. A Banjo, I might be able to do.

    As for cleaning them up, I think it sounds rather nice, I'm working with a fairly out of date VST (Edirol), but That's what I could afford, so It's what I use. I know a few areas need some fixing, as the sounds blend together into a little bit of a jumble though.

    Source is simply the original song. And just copy the address bar of soundcloud instead of using their share option.

    Try this soundfont: http://www.gamefront.com/files/21458874/SGM-V2.01.sf2

    It has some really good sound quality instruments, hence, its monstrous size. There are some really good free VSTs out there, if you're willing to search a bit for them.

    Play with the EQ. Play with the stereo. Listen to other songs and analyze their sounds. For now, though, focus on the arrangement. The mastering will come over time as you relink your remix.

  4. Piano sounds kind of thin. I like pianos to be full and warm, especially in this style of music.

    I hear a couple sour notes in there. Nothing too drastic, but if you were trying to go for majestic, these notes are not it. Try to stick to your key when you get to the ambitious parts and you got something going.

    You need some sort of change up in there. The song begins to get a little stale, and it's a shame. Put in some kind of change in song flow to keep it interesting, because right now it's something I want to fall asleep to, but not enjoy.

  5. Two things right off the bat: Please include a link to the source and please do not use tiny urls. It makes people reluctant to click on it (Tiny urls are notorious for viruses).

    Alright, so some cleaning up of the instruments is in order. They also sound too fake. Maybe some EQing and effects could fix those up.

    I recommend some banjo in there somewhere. Just my personal opinion.

    Other than that, add some more originality and you're good to go!

  6. I agree with the above poster that the tune is lacking excitement, although an exciting song doesn't mean one needs an exciting remix. If there's an element of relaxation you'd like to get from this mix, I think curbing the harshness of the guitar tone and blending the guitars together would achieve that.

    I think you may have misunderstood what I meant by "excitement". I'm talking about elements in the song that interrupt the flow in a way to keep it interesting. It can be ambient smooth pads meant to relax you, but without some sort of shift in flow, the song becomes boring and unexciting. I'm looking for that next stop in the proverbial bus route that wakes me up from the stupor of the train ride.

    Know what I mean?

  7. Source:

    The song needs more low end from that bass. The remix sounds... empty.

    Also, it's boring. Hate to put it like that, but I feel no excitement like I did in the source. I guess you need more dynamics, because it reminds me of a straight road in a desert with no curves, bends, or hills. Nothing to look at.

    The melody needs to stand out WAY more. also needs to have some ambient break downs, SOMEthing.

    I sense potential, but it has a ways to go.

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