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Ambient intro was epic. Panning was delish as someone mentioned below and the subtle glitches were win. Only had a few suggestions :)

I personally wanted some more variation/glitching in the drums because after awhile it became a tad bit repetitive (I know that this takes forever, but it does wonders in terms of direction for a song).

In addition, I wanted to have a "main" instrument. Either some nasty epic bass (might not fit w/ the direction of the song - or better yet, it might contrast well enough to fit in very well) or some main lead. This song is actually ripe for vocals and perfect for it. If you're planning on adding those or something, then forget what i just said haha.

In the end the song just feels a little incomplete. So a main "something" whether it be a bass, a lead (epic or ambient, w/evs), vocals or even varying up the drums so much that the listener gets to focus on those, I think it would make the song completesauce!

Shweet track tho man, can't wait to hear more on your new account :3

S0LUS responds:

Haha, gotta love multiband compressors. I put a lot more variation in the drums than I normally would have, so... I got tired. I'll try to vary it more next time I guess. xD
And, as always, I intend to add vocals to it eventually. ^^

Epic indeed.

I'm having issues here trying to suggest a direction for you to take...

One side of me feels that the song is incomplete and agrees with the person below that it needs some more variation. Buuuuuut, at the same time... it almost feels like if this song had vocals on top of it, it would already be complete. It feels ripe for some vocals w/ fx. Almost Nine Inch Nails crossed w/ Daft Punk Vox or something. In this sense, every element of the song would be tied together and it would feel awesomely complete. Even a vocoder w/ FX would do.

You have got a decent structure set out for a vocal version. The only thing I could really suggest is adding some sort of bridge to break up the continues music. You do that towards the end before the last "chorus" but I think if it were longer and had more of a build into the final chorus it would feel more complete. The mixing sounds good, nothing special though. As a final mix, you may want to bring out the kick more or bass. Accentuating portions of the song so that the listener is really drawn in (Hurray EQ cuts!).

So with all that being said, the instrumental is pretty good by itself, it's just a little repetitive. So the way to solve this without adding vocals would be to add some sort of lead that basically does the same function as vocals. This lead should not be repetitive and even each chorus it should be slightly different. You want the parts to reflect the same feeling but in a different way. An almost flute-like lead here (well sorta - you already have one) would be epic. That or some sine-wave type lead. Maybe a badass distorted lead would fit, but it could overpower. I'd say experiment with sounds til you find something you really, really like. But remember that you really have to vary it throughout the song so it feels to the listener like it's going somewhere. I find the best way to do that is to find your synth patch or sound and once you have it, put the song on loop and just play around with ideas on your keyboard as it plays. After awhile, you'll get something you like and it'll develop.

So all in all, epic song for me to keep on loop like it has been last ten minutes :D - Also, this gave me the same feeling that Matrix song (red dress girl one) did when I listened to it :D

N3XUZ responds:

Yeah, it definitely needs something more lead-y and vocal-y. I plan to do vox eventually, but I've no adequate mic at the moment. xD

Dirty and Nasty :P

Sounds delish. Love the notes and melodies - very dark and dirty :D

Mixing is definitely getting better - I did want the drums to be a bit heavier (the kick mostly). I loved that wobble bass, but after awhile, I wanted some of the high harmonics in on the patch. It brings out the bass a bit more as an element of the song and also dirties up the bass track.

That being sad, this has badass written all over it. NICE!!

want. moar.

N3XUZ responds:

I definitely plan to keep fucking with dubstep. It's fun as hell. And I'll keep it in mind to add more harmonics and whatnot. xD

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