Originally Posted by Renovia
yeah it is a work in progress. i actually haven't placed the melody in the song yet so that's why it seems sort of bare... i listen to van Burren, Tiesto, and i have a bunch of the 'state of trance' albums. I couldn't believe it when I heard Depeche Mode on one - it was GOOD!
I actually used GarageBand to lay the tracks down. Most of the loops came from the program Soundtrack though.
I can up the volume for the total track it actually isn't that far up - only about half way. it's hard for me to tell because i've been listening with headphones. Guess I should plug this into my stereo!~
Ok so let's go with the beginning of the song - - - how much longer should it be? should the very beginning continue with out any added tracks? should the beginning start and wait longer before bass or drums and wait even longer for the actual 'dance' groove to set in?
I would like like the beginning longer before the bass sets in and even a little bit longer before the dance groove sets in. How long? Hard to say and I think it depends on the composer (you). But there are many tracks out there that drags it toooo long before the next instrument sets in, case in point, The New Order's sound track-Confusion in the movie Blade. It is a 10 minute song and each instrument sets in about every 2-3 minutes and it lost my attention. I have to agree that composition of the song was good. I actually think the song can be made into 2 or 3 different songs. It is good and keep it up. We want to hear more.
You should listen it through your surround speakers. It could be you are encoding it at lower bit rate, thus the quality is not as great as it should be. It just sounds a bit muffled. I am sure you can adjust that on your mac/garage band.