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Mary Had a Little Dubstep Mary Had a Little Dubstep

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Heh. Funny, the middle section is rather... interesting.
On a more serious note, I really like the way you handle your LFO's. From what I can see, that skill is going to serve you well in the longrun, I say that because I haven't practiced LFO automations at all. (All I do is set the knob at a certain rate, clone the synth, then set it at a different rate... it get's really messy.)
Your technique on the other hand gives the sound a very dynamic feel. Once you improve a bit on synth patching, it looks like you'll be able to dish some serious stuff!

Halcyon13 responds:

Hey man, sorry this took so long. I need to get on newgrounds more often. Thanks man, this song was actually my first attempt at automating LFO's after I figured out how to do it. I kinda cheated, using the "wobble bass" preset on Harmless and tweaking the LFO on the synth itself (therefore avoiding the need for an external filter to control the LFO). I had a bit of a "no fucks given" attitude towards it, and slapped this together in about four hours, hence the middle section.
Anyways, thanks for the review, and I'm glad you enjoyed. If you wouldn't mind, could you PM me and tell me what you mean by synth patching?

Norat - Way of no return Norat - Way of no return

Rated 4 / 5 stars


So you've taken an interest in DnB production as well? Cool, as a big fan of DnB I think I can give you some insight at the very least from a *listener's* perspective.

Overall, it sounds nice. Good build-up. I do like the beat and the sounds you used.

"Standard" DnB (I guess you can call it that?) is usually a bit faster. *A lot* of people will tell you that producers go around 165-180 bpm, maybe higher. But that's just everyone else (I mean that speedy amen break can only be used so much right?) I really love this genre, but I want it to have flexibility so tempo is honestly up to you.

I've honestly been more of a neurofunk fan, but when it comes to liquid from what I can tell by producers like Apex or High Contrast, there's a lot of use of this sort of 'mellow reese'. But then again there's always so much variety even within sub-genres. People like Brookes Brothers do something almost entirely different.

I think I've name dropped enough though. I mean this is your creation after all. All I can really say is that you're on a great start, especially for a first attempt. You are definitely headed in the right direction to making some really nice stuff. Like last time, I look forward to more.

(Sorry if it seems weird that I'm reviewing you again. I saw the track under new submissions on the main audio page.)

Bass Canon (WIP #1) Bass Canon (WIP #1)

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I think it sounds great!

I'm loving that intro and the arrangement toward the latter half of the sounds really good. Really does catch that video-game vibe. You seem to know scales n stuff, everything really fits. Sounds like you're really maximizing what you can do with fruity edition, I think I'm gonna keep an eye out for what you may do in the future!

Norato - Nou-Rau Wip 2 Norato - Nou-Rau Wip 2

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Sounds good

Everything comes together very cleanly. A lot of subtle, smooth changes as the song progresses which I like. After a couple of listens I did actually hear the changes in the beat which I felt were again, very smooth. For example those drops in reverb at around 0:37 and 2:50 were a nice touch. Nothing feels out of place. That de-tuned bell/chime thing toward the middle sounded a little weird to me at first but I think it came together pretty well. I hope to see the final product!

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Norato responds:

thanks :) there will be more beat changes in final song, also I was thinking about adding a pad or low synth to make it sound more full.