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6th Apr 2015 03:42 - 9 years ago
Description : This is a song I've been working on for a while and I've had a sortta writers block while making it. I'd be very appreciative if you guys could give me feedback on how to make it better and/or longer.

Comments (22)

If you have time take a listen and give Mephod some feedback.

Kronaz
Kronaz 4th May 2020 19:36 - 4 years ago
Nice, there are some issues though. Raise the volume of the piano, you also need some heavy drums. I think there are way too many crashes. It definitely needs some hats. You could add in a different variation of the main chords, it gets boring after a while. We could do a collab if you want and I'll walk you through making a great sounding song.
Cheers,
Kronaz
ArslanKhan
ArslanKhan 26th Jul 2018 10:58 - 5 years ago
wooo v.nice
fvazquez2005
fvazquez2005 28th Aug 2017 08:37 - 6 years ago
This is so solemn. Nice piece of art
Shravan7
Shravan7 19th May 2017 04:44 - 7 years ago
Amazing
123worm
123worm 14th Feb 2017 23:54 - 7 years ago
I love this!
Mosaic
Mosaic 26th Apr 2015 15:00 - 9 years ago
Hey Mephod

Thought would check this one out for you as my genre is trance, ok first I am really liking what I am hearing BUT it isn't trance, genre wise really don't know but not trance...Ok 2 listen now...First thing that strikes me is the tempo, very slow, don't know what tempo you are doing the piece, but trance would be normally anywhere from 128bpm up, Dub wooble doesn't help give trance feel either to the piece, the droning sound that comes in from start a little high needs to be softer into the mix, if you could add good kick/trance beat that would move the piece along with a good solid trance bass or bass's, lifting the tempo you would get the more trance drive and feel you are after...Have plenty of trance track examples up on my profile if you want to hear what I am saying...Either way whatever genre this belongs in, it was a very impressive effort with the thinking you have used in the arrangement, really enjoyed the couple listens to it...Fav...Peace n Respect Mos...
beerling1970
beerling1970 19th Apr 2015 17:20 - 9 years ago
It needs a middle but what I don't know mate, but when I thought it was going to bust a drum beat it stayed the same.
Drum beat and stuff needed.
Brilliant other than that.

Steve
Mephod
Mephod replied 19th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks for the comment, I'll try adding a drum beat to make the song more interesting.
RealProblemShuckers
RealProblemShuckers 15th Apr 2015 18:51 - 9 years ago
Add more but overall good!
somomojo
somomojo 14th Apr 2015 21:11 - 9 years ago
great vibe on this recording. nice changes and dynamics.
manurag12
manurag12 14th Apr 2015 09:02 - 9 years ago
Nice...
Diskonnect
Diskonnect 13th Apr 2015 12:09 - 9 years ago
Im not sure this is trance, but it sounds pretty cool whatever it is, nice sounds! You could maybe add some organ, bring out the sub bass some more?? Like others have said, maybe try and flesh out the middle as you have a nice intro and outro.
flonut7
flonut7 12th Apr 2015 00:36 - 9 years ago
well done, other then some mixing levels that ould be evened out a bit this song is very well produced excellent work
Spivkurl
Spivkurl 11th Apr 2015 19:55 - 9 years ago
Very very interesting stuff! I guess I'm generally a purist when it comes to trance, so I'll say that this seems like a different genre altogether. For example most of it seems half time, which rarely shows up in the beat and bass of classic trance. Has more of an ambient and dubsteppy vibe to it. Also a good trance song should be trance inducing, which I guess this did not for me. I like your melodies and all, and you wouldn't really need to change those. A main section or two with full time rhythmic elements would add a lot I think. Definitely would help make this a longer song as well, which is also quite common in trance music. Might I ask what the tempo of this is? It's a nice sounding mix so far though, so don't change that too much! Had fun listening!
Mephod
Mephod replied 11th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thank you for the feedback it's really helping me make my song sound better and become more trancy, I'm gonna add some more volume envelopes to give it a more trance feel and I might make the dubstep part less dirty to make it mix with the trance vibe in this song more.
Oceanically
Oceanically 10th Apr 2015 18:42 - 9 years ago
Nice! This has an uplifting feel to it :)
centralsdev
centralsdev 10th Apr 2015 03:40 - 9 years ago
you should add more to this track.
Mephod
Mephod replied 10th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
I'm working on it thanks to all the comments below this track is starting to come together.
SHWAK
SHWAK 10th Apr 2015 03:34 - 9 years ago
yo skull dude

nice sound on this one

i hate writers block...

put it into audacity and change the speed to twice as fast ( it will sound all chipmunky)

but at that fast tempo you can sometimes hear what should/shouldn't be happening with your mix
Tripcore
Tripcore 9th Apr 2015 07:03 - 9 years ago
Has this been updated by any chance? I gave it another listen and second time round' the 4th piano key seems fine.. or perhaps it's because I know what's coming so it doesn't sound out of place anymore if that makes sense.
Mephod
Mephod replied 10th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
No I didn't update it.
BradoSanz
BradoSanz 8th Apr 2015 08:30 - 9 years ago
I think maybe the piano at the intro could have it's volume raised a bit. Seems to be getting drowned out by the bass synth. Keep it up!

ER
silverman
silverman 8th Apr 2015 05:32 - 9 years ago
I love the wobbly bit that comes in at 1.27!
So unexpected and for some reason it reminded me at that point of LUCKY MAN by Emerson Lake and Palmer where the synth comes in unexpectedly at the end.
This is nothing like that but had a similar effect on me.
Loving it.
Tripcore
Tripcore 7th Apr 2015 03:44 - 9 years ago
I'm only use to the standard type of trance with a beat, never heard of a trance like this before. anyway... The timing of the piano at the start is slightly off compared with the beat. And something similar happens at the end section as well. The 4th piano note/key in my opinion would sound better as a higher note. Besides that it's a captivating & good song.
Mephod
Mephod replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
I think I know why the piano sounds off beat on the melody, I tried to add a appogiatura to the melody (I think that's what it's called) so I think that's what's causing the piano to feel offbeat when it actually is so I might take it out. I'll try out the piano as a higher note thing too. Thank you.
crucethus
crucethus 6th Apr 2015 04:51 - 9 years ago
So to me you have made an amazing intro and a nice outtro. Now you need to beef up the middle. To evade writers block here is a little trick. Listen too what you have and write down a description of what you see in your mind, or feel when you listen too this song. Par Example I feel I am sitting on a harbour looking out on the ocean and watching the boats coming in when I hear this one. Then suddenly I remember a real cool time I had with friends. So make the middle about that. Write "cool time with friends" or whatever instinct this makes you feel and you-ll be able to overcome the block. Usually a block is your trying to hard to force something out. you gotta let go sometimes and take on a different direction. The Best example of a song block is this famous musical songwriting duo and one of there famous tracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfOeXT_257w&html5=1
Cru
cru
Mephod
Mephod replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thank you, after following what you said my writers block is getting a lot better, I will now follow these words whenever I have writers block ever.
BillyVenus
BillyVenus 6th Apr 2015 04:01 - 9 years ago
Love the chord progression you used! my fave is 1:27 :D

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