It's been soooo long since I've been here. I don't know exactly when I last posted but it's been waaaay too long(I found it, it's been almost a year. Yikes). More great music here and it's been a pleasure to listen to. I've written a few comments just down below so you'll need to scroll down to your name and see what I've said about your song/songs! And if you scroll down further, you'll see my music and hopefully you'll give it a listen!
Wrath of Pharaoh
I have to say, it's a really good song. I like how the drums really drives the song. The voices sounds great which really does give that Egyptian feel to it. The brass sounds good too to really give that epic feel that it would typically need for that kind of Hollywood Egyptian music haha. It's a great overall song. Great work!
Character battle 2
A nice fast paced battle like song! I quite enjoyed it. It's quite frantic and quite hype. I would be inclined to agree that it's goofy because of the synth! Good job!
(The varcaroo recording you did)
Hey! So first off, let's address the elephant in the room. It sounds great. It has great progression, places where you allow the user to "rest" and synths to support your guitar. The drums has a nice beat and you have nice variations of it. You've even got a nice guitar solo around the 3:00 mark!
However, you need to be worried about a few things,
1. volume - You want your listeners to come into your song with a decent level so that their ears aren't blown out completely. I'm not saying loud is bad but you need to have a set volume. Most platforms has a LUFS(Loudness Units relative to Full Scale), for example YouTube has a standard of -14LUFS If someone was listening to a youtube video and then came to your song to listen to it, it would be totally different. The difference in loudness would be a deterrent. Making the listener uncomfortable. So be wary of it! (There's a lot more to this subject, go check it out! It's super interesting)
2. Balance for your song. Typically speaking, every song needs a beat and drums are super important but for songs like metal and rock, they tend to want their drums to be noticeable. Your drums are being overshadowed by your guitar because it's too loud and taking up a lot of the low end too. Let your drums breath! They want to be heard as well. Your hi hats are a little too loud but your drums aren't loud enough! Make some room for them. It would drive your song even more and it would be super awesome to listen to.
Other than that, great work, I'd like to see more of your work being posted it. Keep it up!
Five year winter
It's a wonderful atmosphere building song. It has that synth constantly being played to give a sense of tension. In the background there is another to give it sense of vastness. The transition around the 2 minute mark is pretty cool.
Galaxy map Revisited
Another really cool one too. I like strings in the back ground. Giving it more progression to the song. The song feels pretty good in terms of making it seem mysterious and tense. I like the simple piano melody. It keeps the listener listening!
Never gonna give you up
You absolute legend of a troll. This sounds too good for what it is. hahahaha. It sounds really good. I like the synth, it sounds pretty smooth. I would say though this song sounds a little compressed a little too much. (or it could be just the drums that are a little too compressed) So because of that, the drums doesn't feel like it's in the mix. Although, weirdly enough, the drums sounds a lot better around the 2minute mark making it more present in the mix. I would like to see this song with a good mix because it has potential to be even greater and more troll as you envisioned it to be hahaha
Bury the light
A good remix. It has a nice overall balance to the song and really enjoyable. It's pretty good. Not much to say other than it's well done.
Summer days - spring time
You know, I like it, a nice opening, simple with a flute to introduce and some glockenspiel to give this royalty feel. A choir to make it intense. Strings to bring more harmony.
HOWEVER, your snare duuuuuude. COMON. Let it play louder my dude! It's a simple snare roll and a few hits here and there which is completely fine but I can barely hear it. It wants to be heard! Let it be known to your listeners that it's there!
I'm happy that a developer has contacted you. Congratz!
(for both of your songs)
Okay so first things first, I want to say that I'm not a professional singer by any means but I do know enough to know that your inhale is lacking! It can be definitely heard to certain parts of both of your songs. For example in the song exec_reflec=etealune_magatama, around the 01:08 mark you run out of breath. Look up some breathing exercises and breathing techniques for singing! It makes a huge difference because you can sing longer without losing your breath.
And don't push on your voice too hard! If you want a long lasting instrument, you take care of it and your voice is no exception. You do this in the same song around the 00:40 mark. There is a right way of pushing your voice and it's not when you have you tense your neck muscles or for that matter, all of your upper body. Singing is a relaxed state and you need to be relaxed as you do. (with the exception of screaming in metal which you're not trying to achieve!)
As well as this, try mixing your song a little bit! Give it a little reverb and let it be in the mix of your song! You don't want this separation of the song and your voice!
As well address the distortion! I'm sure that's an unwanted sound in your song.
Other than that, good work for doing this. Work hard on that fanfic and the music! Let's see what else you come up in the future!
So here's my music, I hope you guys will enjoy!