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Dust and Gold Dust and Gold

Rated 2 / 5 stars

A good try...

But death metal, ambiance, and techno don't mix well. Everything is out of tune with everything else, and it's on a repetitive loop, too. Presets are everywhere, and no effects to spice things up. I don't know exactly what you were going for with this, but it didn't work out. Good luck next time.

Jupiter Jupiter

Rated 1 / 5 stars

Hurts my ears...

There's too many presets here. In fact, I doubt there's anything here that isn't something you pulled out of FL Studio's toolbox. There's also no effects of any kind. The melody, apart from being completely bland and uninspired, sounds like something that could be easily generated with FL Studio's random melody generator.

I'm sorry, but you can't expect professional quality music from 5 minutes worth of work.

PaNdOrA-Heavan's Uprising PaNdOrA-Heavan's Uprising

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

This is why I don't go to NG often...

There's clipping everywhere. You didn't use a compressor. Somehow, I'm thinking that basically all of your synths are presets (even though they're very unimpressive and dull anyways). There's no EQ in sight, and everything seems to clash instead of merging smoothly together. I appologize for being harsh, but I'd be doing you no good by telling you that this is good. For somebody who's uploaded 50 tracks, I would expect better quality from you.

Perhaps what's holding you back is your hardware (you use poor quality speakers, don't you?). Perhaps it's all of the people giving you good reviews and encouraging this mediocrity. Perhaps it's the fect that you rush your work (you do a song per day, and it shows in how unfinished they sound). But more seriously, I'd recommend that you take a break from making your own music and try to recreate some professional tracks. Anything at all, as long as it's pro. After you've done 3 accurate recreations like that, I guarantee that your original work will be of much higher quality. But, 'till then, I just can't see why most of your work deserves anything more than a 3/10, mainly for the effort. Tracks like this are why I don't go to NG often.

-DJ Ultimus

Pandora-Tranquil responds:

and then you go an review fantasmal sadness and want to remix it?

im too lazy to check and see if i really did compress the shit, and yes it mainly IS my hardware, i barely have any decent speakers in my whole house. (i have to use headphones) but actually since fantasmal saddness ive been doing a different approach and doing more optimizing.

FUCK remixing a pro track, i hate remixes, for real they jus ruin it, it don even feel like mine. Yes i DO use presets, but i don see how that synth was unimpressive, it changed as it was playing, mainly it was the other synth that had bass in it, on the headphones i didnt hear it.

now that ive been doing it with these shit headphones for a while im getting better at SEEING the optimization, using more equalizers to make sure no bass'es clash and stuff.

oh and im not gonna check and make sure but i don think this song clipped once....

you made me think for a second, but ive actually gotten way better since i made this song so im not worried about sounding mediocre.

also the synths i used in this one were new and i was testing them, unfortunately they were demos and they had this shitty white noise that played every 20 seconds or so.

PaNdOrA-Fantasmal Sadness-LOOP PaNdOrA-Fantasmal Sadness-LOOP

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'd love to remix it

This is a very well done loop, and if you don't mind, I'd very much like to do a professional remix of it. To hear a sample of my recent remix work, feel free to check out my track, Firefly.

If you are interested, please contact me by email or (preferably) by MSN messenger at

ultimus at gmail dot com

I look forward to a response,
-DJ Ultimus

Pandora-Tranquil responds:

haha thanks dude, im gonna do a full version of this, so i don mind if u remix the loop.

thats cool that you like it, thanks!

depending on what software u use id be glad to send u the project file (i use fruityloops.)newayz thanks for the comment, im glad you see it worthy of a remix lol

Major Branch (ignoresub.below) Major Branch (ignoresub.below)

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Speed is good.

Don't slow it down, the speed makes it unique, but definitely add bass. Get rid of the clipping and resonance. I don't know if you hear it, but I CAN, and quite easily, too, with my HQ phones. Nonetheless, more effects and a fuller EQ spectrum are also in order.


Eleven Eleven

Rated 2 / 5 stars

So boring...

Percussion is good, and so is the melody, but it suffers from what most submissions to NG do - boring synths. Surely you can make some more interesing sounds than that weak little decaying saw synth. Not to mention the fact that there's really no bassline in sight, which is nessecary for trance. This is getting 4/10 from me, mainly for its potential.

Rave-Lit-Sky Rave-Lit-Sky

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Not bad at all compared to most submissions.

I like the melody (it definitely has the makings of good trance), but that's about the only thing that I can say about this one.

I'd have to disagree, I think that it sounds very unpolished as sounds a bit too much like midi (though still far better on a technical level than 90% of the crap that you'll find on NG).

Some EQ would be useful, as would automation of cutoffs to give the whole thing a less amateur sound. Still, though, this is getting an 8/10 from me, which isn't bad at all.

ZooL152004 responds:

thanks, 8/10 might mean squat to some but it means alot to me. i admit most of my stuff sounds amaturish (if thats a word lol) but to be honest i can willingly call myself a rookie, as i would be making money if i was at a standard level. the only way is up and thanks to your words and others i keep on climbing.


Zombies (loop) Zombies (loop)

Rated 4 / 5 stars

My opinion

I hate to say it, but most trance uploaded to NG is complete crap. You should stop uploading this stuff.

...because you're making all of the other artists look bad! Good stuff, man. It could use some mastering and EQ to give it a more professional sound, but other than that it's exceptionally well done. I'm not too good at mashups like these, and would seriously consider collaborating with you on a professional level if this is the kind of stuff you can come up with. If interested, feel free to contact me via email or MSN:

ultimus at gmail dot com

-DJ Ultimus

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DanceTrance DanceTrance

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

I'm speechless... and not in a good way

Okay, so you took a preset and slopped on some random midi (or various prefabricated loops), chopped up some samples to no the point of no recognition, looped it all over and over for 1:45, and uploaded it as your own work. Tsk, tsk, tsk...

Hostest to God, I really don't mean to offend, but I'm not going to sugar coat the truth. As a fellow producer, I know how hard criticism may be, but the only thing worse than knowing that your work is terrible is thinikng that it's good when it's not.

-DJ Ultimus

TheRealMrPretzel responds:

bahaha, dude this was back in teh day when i didn't know wat the hell i was doing. So critcise all you want, i dont care honeslty, this song is pure shit.

Endless Destiny Endless Destiny

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Ack! The Presets! They hurt!

First off, let me tell you that I think your work has potential, but there are a few things holding it back.

First off, the track is far too repetitive. I know that repetition defines trance, but the way that this track is laid out, it's hard to stand listening to the whole thing in one sitting, in my opinnion. A few effects here and there would do a lot.

Secondly, there is the matter of the whole thing being rather unbalanced. During some parts of the track, there are synths that completely overshadow everything else for extended periods, while other parts are barely audible, essencially ruining the balance of the track. I had to constantly adjust my volume to keep the track's volume at a constant. You should definitely try compressing your audio next time. Also, the frequency balance seems to be a little off. You have tons of mid frequencies that completely overtake the bass of the track, for example. However, that's not a major issue and can be fixed with a bit of mastering an EQ.

But the thing that really took away from my experience in listening to it was your constant use of unmodified presets. Being a producer who uses FL Studio, as well, I know that those presets have been used a million times over, and as a consequence, using them makes your track sound completely unoriginal and uninspired. You'd do well to learn to design your own synths - it would do wonders for the sounds of your track, as they'd sound how YOU want them to sound, not how some guy who made them thought they should.

-DJ Ultimus