It's got definite potential, but a few criticisms from me.
I don't like the panning on the synths. It's kind of annoying.
The hard kick is loud, that could stand to be turned down.
The song needs more in it; pads, subbass, etc. Look at other projects for examples.
This is a very well done first project! I hope you keep working on it :DPosted by: Etorna_Z on 2017-02-14 10:38:47
@Etorna_Z Posted by: Texxiliator on 2017-02-14 10:41:02
Thanks for feedback I'm really new to lmms but I will try and improve.Posted by: ash on 2017-02-14 10:58:26
You can learn from us! :)Posted by: Texxiliator on 2017-02-14 11:07:33
Can I repost when I have improved this song? Btw your songs are dope!Posted by: ash on 2017-02-14 11:13:48
Well yeah you can (Only dont do it like 100 times ok? :) )
Also my song are not so good (Still thanks) these are just few that are good : https://lmms.io/lsp/?action=show&file=4258
https://lmms.io/lsp/?action=show&file=8913Posted by: Texxiliator on 2017-02-14 11:21:36
Still better than mine! ;)Posted by: ash on 2017-02-15 01:50:23
I'm willing to answer those. :)
1. What does panning do?
Panning makes the noise sounds louder in one ear and quieter in another. For example, if you turn the knob all the way to the right it'll only be in your right earbud/headphone; you won't be able to hear it in your left at all (by the way, if you don't have any earbuds or headphones I suggest you get some, that way you can hear panning better).
2.What presets should I use for subbass and pads?
For me, I use ZynAddSubFX. When I open it up to create the subbass I add a little attack and decay and then turn the sustain value up all the way in the amplitude envelope. Then I turn the whole synth down two octaves. Then I add a small reverb in the effects in LMMS, as well as a bass booster (If you don't understand these instructions I can direct you to some basic ZASFX tutorials).
TripleOSC works, as well, but I like ZASFX better because it feels like it has nicer quality.
As for pads, ZASFX again. The folder with all of the ZASFX presets contains a ton of pads for you to experiment with, let alone just use.
3. Any other ways I can improve?
Practice, practice, practice. Look at other files made by people, see how presets work, make your own, etc. Also, begin to learn the basics of music theory and stuff like mastering and equalization.
And also a little tip; once you get to the point where you know your music sounds good, stop uploading your files to the sharing platform. Put them somewhere like soundcloud or another website, and especially do not give download links. People will take your stuff and claim it as their own, and I learned that the hard way. :/
If you have any more questions you can contact me at https://soundcloud.com/etornaz, just shoot me a message and I'll be happy to reply with anything you've got. :)Posted by: Etorna_Z on 2017-02-15 04:36:14
When I open zynaddsubfx it says envelopes etc are not supported with this instrument. How do I add attack and decay?Posted by: ash on 2017-02-15 09:59:31
My earphones are broken and so are my speakers ;( hoping to get some new ones soon.Posted by: ash on 2017-02-15 10:00:21
You're going to want to watch some of these tutorials, especially the very first one. It'll solve your problem.
https://lmms.io/wiki/index.php?title=Video_tutorials#ZynAddSubFXPosted by: Etorna_Z on 2017-02-15 10:15:01
Your synths are in a different key so the melody sounds kinda offPosted by: Squatro on 2017-02-15 18:25:50
Hey squatro I changed the starting note of the melody from C sharp to F sharp. I think it should be alright now. I will repost soon once I have improved more. I am a noob.Posted by: ash on 2017-02-16 10:03:27
Do you have soundcloud?Posted by: Texxiliator on 2017-02-17 10:44:21
And discord?Posted by: Texxiliator on 2017-02-18 05:56:08