Good work, but it's missing something. I would introduce a baseline after the 8th or 16th beat. It sounds not lively enough without that. I know you are trying to get a buildup, but there are also other ways of achieving that.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 734 times:
Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 1): Good work, but it's missing something. I would introduce a baseline after the 8th or 16th beat. It sounds not lively enough without that. I know you are trying to get a buildup, but there are also other ways of achieving that.
Nice song, but I do agree with FlyAUA (whoohooo..thats the 2nd time we agree)...
the song left me a little bit "hanging for more"..it thought there would be something else to drive the song....little more "oomph" somewhere..
PMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 665 times:
Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 1): I would introduce a baseline after the 8th or 16th beat.
Definately. It has space which is good, but there's no real low end depth in there, making it (to my ears at least) sound not quite as full as it could. You have the piano playing C to C octaves towards the end, you could maybe try doing the same with a bass line playing 16th's. It doesn't need to be too prominant in the mix, just enough to be there.
Also consider a key change somewhere to keep people's attention. If you stay on the C you'll have to come up with some pretty radical rhythmic or tonal changes to keep people's ears tuned into it!
You're definately on the right lines though. Whatever you do try and maintain that space you've created, and be aware that every sound you add needs it's own breathing space. Sometimes you can put lots of instruments in the same range and create some really interesting tonal textures, but it can quickly start sounding messy as well! It's a fine line, but experimenting is always good! You obviously have a pretty good idea of what sounds right or wrong, which is rare in itself.
Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
Blackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 640 times:
Hey, I don't have time to get the song onto a hosting site right now, but I'll get it posted on Monday...I will tell you that it's turned out much better than I had planned it. I fixed all of the changes you've all suggested, such as making it longer, and making what used to be the song into an intro...plus I've added a bassline. I think you guys will like it!
Blackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 550 times:
Quoting PMN (Reply 20): Nice one Blackhawk144! Stick at it, there arn't many better ways to spend time than making music, and from a good start it can only get better!
I've actually been doing this for 5 years now, but thank you very much anyway . The reason I posted this on FLStudio was because I was curious of the replies I would get here...normally I would post it on the FL Forums.