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  1. I generally try to show my work to anyone and everyone that's willing to listen. I probably don't go out of my way for feedback as much as I should, but I tend to with work I feel my best about. I believe the fastest way to improvement is through copying the greats and receiving feedback from many different kinds of sources so I try to be as open with my music as possible.
  2. I mean, it's not really "supposed" to be a chillout track, but I can totally see where you would grab that from. I was just looking to write something interesting. Thanks for the ideas though, I think I'll try something like an 808 kick and see how that sounds. Been thinking about changing the snare too, perhaps to something with a different release.
  3. Hey guys, been a while since I've posted something here. I feel pretty good about how this remix has turned out so far, so I'm intent on submitting it. Just looking for general feedback, any comments are welcome. It feels almost finished, but more feedback doesn't hurt one bit. Thanks so much in advance for taking any time to listen/respond, I appreciate it immensely.
  4. I see it and raise you a this Merry Christmas everyone! :^)
  5. Alrighty, finally got an update, hopefully I actually accomplished something this time lol. Anyway please give it a listen! (updated the first post)
  6. Nothing is better than a Salior Moon transformation sequence. I particularly like her anti-virus defense and high-speed capabilities.
  7. I personally think Global Trance hit the nail on the head in his first post. In addition to time and hard-work someone puts in to something, how efficiently you learn and practice can make a world of difference. Although, certainly as you grow older, it's harder and takes longer to learn and make skills stick... simply because you're body is breaking down. The myelin proteins that form on our nerves that we use for... well basically everything, are the key. I think no matter how bad you think you are at something, you can still be one of the best at whatever it is. The most important thing you need is motivation and mentality of improvement. If you tell yourself you can't do something, then you can't, and vice-versa. The mind is a powerful thing. If you're interested, I recommend a really informative book called "The Talent Code", by Daniel Coyle. He has a good deal of stuff on his website too: http://thetalentcode.com/ TL;DR: To briefly answer the thread topic, yes. Typically, your skills (myelin) grow faster the younger you are.
  8. I actually had a chance to listen to this on my friend's nice set of studio monitors (sub included) about a week ago, so I know for sure now what I need to fix. I think I'll get it if I just play around with the low end for a while. I'll have something better to show once I get my laptop's CPU fan fixed
  9. Thanks, this small guide helps a lot. Most of what I do is electronic so I'm very new to mixing acoustic instruments and thick guitar tones, as well as vocals. I actually worked a bit on it this morning and I definitely got it to sound better in the lows... but listening to the track between headphones and monitors and even my car, the guitars became too hollow. I'm gonna have to see what I can do there, it's already too late for me to change my amp tone and I really don't want to rerecord lol. I also gotta be careful not to rely on looking at a parametric EQ too much and actually listen to what I'm changing Edit: Updated song in first post, adjusted overall frequency placement. Can't say this one is much better, just different.
  10. Thanks for the tips! How should I go about bringing the bass back a little without taking away a bit of the punch? Should I just pull out some of the 50-150 Hz range? Boost around 1k Hz? I still wanna have it stand out at least during the verses. I was actually thinking about the kick the other day, you're definitely right; I gotta pull some of the room sound, I think that's the problem. And I'll make sure to check my master limiter, I usually always start with a -2dB ceiling.
  11. Supposedly, the gates of Challenger are comparable to the gates of Heaven.
  12. production quality is opinion tho, you can only trust your ears
  13. Oh man, this is totally the Yoshi's Island remix we asked for. And that we deserve.
  14. Damn yo, this was pretty fantastic. Everyone is gonna have different tastes in mixing style so you can't make everyone happy. I really like how forward the bass is in the mix. It's the highlight and it's really well done; good arrangement and focus, while still keep the main melody prevalent. There were a just couple random things that stood out to me as awkward: 1. At 0:36 or so when the drums come in and 2:40 when they chill, that 1,2,3,4 crash cymbal just seems like a bit too much. Feels kinda harsh before the main chords/melody comes in. It's not something that would make me not wanna listen to the song, but I'd probably cringe a little bit during those parts. 2. The reverb/room sound for the music box (including the wind-up fx) felt a little out a place compared to everything else in the mix. It's probably just my ears being naggy, not really a big deal. Maybe that's what you were going for, but I think it wouldn't hurt to mess around with the wetness level. Really minor things, but it never hurts to aim for the best! Again, really solid, keep up the great work!
  15. Thanks! And yeah, I love them. If you haven't seen Taeyeon's "Devil's Cry" performance, you should check it out, a lot of people don't know it even exists. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJLQDqiua4w
  16. So uh yeah. Not really an original, but not really a game remix either, so I guess I'll post this here. Apparently I missed the train when there was an official remix competition for this song like over 2 years ago, so that kinda sucks. But hey, I still like it and wanted to do something. I'm just looking for some feedback, mainly on mixing, but if you have something else to say then go for it. I can get it to sound pretty good on certain headphones/speakers, but I don't think it's quite there yet. A second set of ears would be greatly appreciated!
  17. Thank you guys for the feedback, I appreciate it I probably won't end up adding any sound effects. I agree it would help give it more padding, but I still wanna keep that sort of indoor tavern feel. Live recordings would be awesome, I know the violin sample sucks haha. If you're genuinely interested in playing flute, I will happily accept that offer. If there's any issues, I'm sure we can work out an arrangement to accommodate your skill. I'm definitely not in love with it or anything haha. I see what you mean about the reverb. I didn't really notice it before, thanks! And yeah the violin sample really sucks lol. These are all samples from the standard Kontakt library. A lot of them are pretty decent, but I'm still figuring out the best way to dress some of the poorer ones up I think what you're hearing near the end are major seconds between the instruments, so that can sometimes be jarring if there's almost none throughout the rest of the song. I'll check that again to make sure I didn't screw something up, but I THINK that was it. The percussion could definitely be a bit more varied, but I almost want to keep it as simple as possible to keep the listener's attention on the other instruments. I suppose I'll just have to be subtle about it I might at some chromatic percussion like bells or something, I don't want to use synths so I can keep it feeling more natural. I don't think the harp is clipping, but I'll have to make sure. I think it's a bit "buzzy" from the lower frequencies. I was mixing sort of bass-heavy to compensate for my hardware, but definitely the low frequencies need to be cut a bit.
  18. I have a finished album, check it out https://soundcloud.com/sf-krow
  19. Bump. Still looking for any kind of feedback.
  20. I think anything really "synth-rocky" would be your best bet, especially stuff like Mega Man X.
  21. Tyty. Update with some dynamic/level changes. Added a violin to help move along the end.
  22. Wtf, this is really cool, I hope you get more hits. I can definitely feel the VGM sort of "theme" music in this, it has a great build up.
  23. Persona 4. Dat True Ending goodbye scene ;_;
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