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Ronin Ronin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is dope. I was really taken aback when the vocals came in because the beat was slow and had a sorta janky rhythm to it, while the rapping was super fast and frenetic. It's a cool contrast. I'm wondering what the track would sound like if the drums were busier and more frenetic like the vocals.

Dig the vinyl noise in the back. It was almost acting like a set of hats, in addition to the hats you had in the beat.

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B-RadGfromOV responds:

With the beat I was going more for the lofi stoner sound. Faster hats would be good for the rap I suppose but I think ultimately wouldn't be right for the feel. So yea I agree the contrast is a little jarring at first. Verse would be better on the original beatbit was written to.

Sad Boy Dying . png Sad Boy Dying . png

Rated 5 / 5 stars

aw man

stay strong bro


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Nymph Nymph

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's got a Madlib vibe to it. It would be cool if there were sudden stops and starts throughout the beat, and maybe some corny vocal samples thrown in there that echo for eternity.

Dig the bassline. Dig the way the background sample is chopped up. I think the drums themselves are fine, but I'm a tad iffy about the hats that go on top of them at 0:16. Maybe they're a tad loud? Maybe you could sidechain them to the drumloop so they don't compete with the main drums as much? I'm just brainstorming here.

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DJDureagon responds:

Finally a good review. All good points. Sudden stops might be a good idea as for the hats. i feel liek the high end is lacking so the hats fill that space but i could tweak them for sure. As for vocal samples they are always a good idea i just need to find some that are suitable. Thanks for the feedback.

b r a i n . f o g b r a i n . f o g

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dat filter sweep. You need some cute french girls singing on top of it, totally drenched in reverb and then it would be aces.

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4cat responds:

I hate france! but thanks babey butt

Rain? Rain?

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It doesn't sound like rain to me. It sounds like you're walking around some ancient library filled with magic books or something

I like that bass pliddle jawn that comes in at 0:22

Feelin' the jingles. Some reverb on them would've been cool. The chops just suddenly start and stop, which is cool but not like organic. Like I'm teleporting around instead of just walking around

Dig the drums, got a nice ramshackle boombap feel to them

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flag it flag it

Rated 5 / 5 stars

what do you mean by "flag it"?

I dig the goofy triplet rhythms in the plinky sounding instrument. They're definitely not eighth notes or whatever, they got a lot of swing to them

Those drum noises are cool too. I really dug the bottle falling off a desk at 0:46, and the sudden fall at 0:11 (na na na na na na)

That squirrelly Tyler synth in the intro -- beep bee beeeeep beeeep BWWWWWWWWeeep

xxxZigZagxxx responds:

A lot of songs lately I've been following the song title name scheme of "f@#$/ it" so this was just following that trend.

Yes those are some swingy synths

Thanks for your appreciation. I use some strangely real samples...

Yes that synth at the begin! I could have left that as a beat to be honest. Sounds rappable.

Thx phosphorus

Does It Count Does It Count

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That wah wah thing at 0:46 was cooooool.

That chromatic guitar riff is pretty unsettling. Dig the panning you do on it.

The piano at 1:34 was Shadowesque. Loved the tape stop on it before the drums came back in.

That clap by itself is a tad harsh on the ears, but when it's mixed in with the rest of the drums it sounds fine.

Hats had a cool rhythm to them.

BOULLIE responds:

Yo I made something using your Uno track. Kind of an ode to my city. I'll let you know if I post it or not

Thanks for reviewing

feel it feel it

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Drums and bass sound dope. At 3:27, when that voice (dead center, a tad nasal, almost sounds like a duck) sounds slid up, it sounded kinda off to me. Like it should've went up to a higher note or something. That was the only thing that sounded off to me. This track was way cool.

xxxZigZagxxx responds:

Thanks phospho. I think I know the one you're talking about. That little riff haha. Thanks for the kind words, my friend. :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dig the drums. Especially that crash when the drums come in. Did you layer some extra kicks to give some extra oomph, or was that how the sample sounded originally? It sounds great.

Horns were great. Just the right volume (for me, anyway).

Dug the chops.

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B-RadGfromOV responds:

The drum pattern is mostly rearranged, sticking more kicks inbetween but the oomph was just from messing with the eq on the sample. I like these drums a lot too, I've used this sample twice recently, the other was Mood though from a different part of the drums.

Thanks for the listen.

SOV - Sewage 3. SOV - Sewage 3.

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I listened to all 4 of these SOV tracks you put out today, and this one's probably my fav. The two things I really dig:
0:22 -- the high pitched clinky motif that sounds like it has some echo on there.

1:14 -- Those really regal sounding chord stabs. This music sounds more like a castle/kingdom than a sewer. Must be a very luxurious sewer!

Calamaistr responds:

The highly pitched motif was supposed to portray rats and mice in the sewers.
The chord stabs makes the track a bit more jazzy, ive always done manual echoes in my chiptune work however. In fact ive never used a single non manual effect. :)

Its been a long time ago since i made this now though, hopefully ill be able to do stuff like this again in the future, had a rough time inbetween.. and though my knowledge of music has even evolved as i play alot of guitar these days im not always confident enough i can reproduce this, then again i never thought i could produce this when i did either, always felt musical ideas just flew me by and i was intelligent enough to recognice and capture it. :) Thanks for your review. -cal.