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This song needs to be discovered!

Another great piece of work from you, once again. Although it was your Top 5 "Forever Gamer" that brought me to your audio, this song is also an instant favorite, 10/10, 5/5 and download. Again, a marvelous job. I have to ask you, since this song sounds like it was made in FL Studio, what on earth IS that marvelous bass you used? It has a powerful, energetic sound to it, and if it's a default in FL, and you don't mind sdharing, I'd really like to know...

Anyway, thanks again for giving me another song to add to my collection of music. Listening to your work is giving me inspiration, and the knowledge that not every song I create has to be 160 BPM in order to sound truly great. =)


SkyMarshall responds:

Thanks man :) And ofcourse I dont mind sharing. For this one I used one of the bass-patches originally preset in reFX Vanuard, and just tweaked it until I was happy with the way it made the kick bounce with bass. But, a lot of the bundled samples in FL has good bass potential as well. It's all a matter of equalising and cutting the punch at the right time.

And no, 160bpm is too fast. Happy harcore I guess :)
I usually stay in the range of 125 to 140bpm.
You get to play a lot more with instruments when its slow. Try it :)

Spoken like a true gamer. Thank you.

I'll try my best to remain calm while reviewing this, having just eaten a brownie and imbibed coffee.

I absolutely love everything about this song, from the lead synths to your truly awesome use of 8-bit squares and pulses. I use a blend of 8-bit sfx and newer-style saws and synths in almost all of my music, so this is exactly my cup of tea. I'm usually not a fan of lyrics in my music, either, but this song speaks to me... 100%. Nice voice, very well mastered, extremely catchy, and a fantastic ending. This song seems to hit every audible frequency from the lowest bass to the highest treble, something I strive to acheive in all of my work, and you've hit the nail on the head. Thoroughly pleasing from beginning to end. 10/10, 5/5, an INSTANT download, and placed on my iPod ASAP thereafter.

All hail the new anthem of gamers everywhere! Gamers of the world unite!!

Great work, and I hope to hear more from you in the future.


P.S. - Any advice you might have for my work would be greatly appreciated!

SkyMarshall responds:

I'll try to remian calm when respondin to this, as Im at work plowing through my 50th cigarette and god knows how many cups of coffee Im on now. Jesus. Anyway, nothing like a wall of text when your bored to tears :) Good choice on the 8-bit sound, I will check it out when I get home from work as well. There really should be more artists focusing on game-inspired music... it speaks to more people than folks generally seem to know. I will make more for sure, and Im glad you'll continue to watch out for new tracks.

P.S. - Adviced and/or tips can be arranged.

Great sound all over. Deserves Weekly #1, I think.

Yeah, this song outranks the other 4 for the weekly Top 5, I'd say.

Anyway, commentary:
I think you balanced the song well, and the synths that you chose matched each other well. No fear on the mastering, for the most part. However, the kick needed just a slight bit more low bass and bass. It was fine in the mid range. The bass could have used more low bass and bass, as well, but not much.

10/10, 5/5, and DL. Thanks for giving me something new to add to my collection.


P.S. - Check out my page sometime.

How else COULD I vote?

You've done it again, Kr1z.

Great choice of bass for this one, as well as the lead synths. I also enjoyed the portions of the song that had the ambient pad as a background to your main melody. Well executed.

10/10, 5/5. Current Score - 4.51 / 5.00 (+ 0.0030)

Congratulations, once again,

P.S. - Check out my most recent works, too!

Kr1z responds:

thx, awesome review! i'll check ur stuff too (=

Definitely better.

Definitely sounds much better with the bass. Now, the only thing I'd recommend is to try and see if you can vary the bassline up a little bit. The bass matches well, but the loop of 6 notes makes it just a little bit repetitive!

I'm going to try to release a techno version of this song, and maybe you'll catch my drift. I'll even use your song as a reference for the notes! THen, maybe you can make a Rock version of my techno version! It'll be like teamwork! XD

9/10, 5/5. Current Score - 4.05.


gamerworld14 responds:


sounds like a good deal

A perfect example of old-school rock music!

Great job on this! Nice classical bass, perfect percussion, and the synth in the background matched perfectly. (It sounds like the synths they play in Wii Sports Baseball, almost.)

Great work, and I'm proud to say that I have no advice for you. Come up with some lyrics and throw us another one sometime!

10/10, 5/5, and an immediate DL.

CyborgStalker responds:

Glad you feel this way. I'll work hard to produce more simmilar work.

Not bad! Just one thing missing.

The main melody you had was good, and the percussion was fitting.

The only thing is, I think it needs some bass. A melody is good, but without bass, the song is more like a skeleton than a body. Bass adds the meat to the bone, so to speak. A particular note in bass can totally change the way a melody sounds, so give it a shot next time! Good work on this one.
Drop by my page and check out my stuff, sometime!


gamerworld14 responds:

i actually still had it open just in case something like this happend and i changed it to fit your needs. I will probably be posting it tomorrow b/c i have already posted two audio submissions today. lol

thanks for the good review

Nice job!

I like this song. It sounds like the kind of song you'd hear as a boss battle for someone's Final Fantasy-type RPG game. Pretty cool.

9/10, 5/5, and I'll download it so I have something new to listen to when I'm playing Tetris.

Check out my song on the Top 5 this week, "Kirby Super Star - Dynablade 1", if you get a chance, and my other tracks as well, if you feel like it.

Good luck in the future,

m-3-s-s responds:

Ty for your review man :D
ur song is rly good ^^
Awesomeness XD

ill be doin my best in the future :D

This is astounding!

This song has the perfect feeling for a Funk song! Everything is perfect; the bass is totally hot, the trumpets sound crytstal clear, the main flanging synth you have matches well. I can't give you any advice on this.

Oh, great job on the vocals, too. XD 10/10, and 5/5.

Current Score
3.60 / 5.00 (+ 0.0031)

Very nostalgic, and extremely ear-pleasing!

Great job on this one! You did a marvelous job at really making the entire song blend together nicely, used a variety of synths that combined perfectly, and the song constantly felt "full," as in there was rarely a point where I felt a certain part of the audio could have been louder or softer.

10/10, 5/5, and DL'd. Great job!
Check out my song up there this week, too!


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