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Merry Melony ep.1 Merry Melony ep.1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

One of the best things I've seen on this site

Really great job, one of the best flashes I have seen on here, and that means a lot coming from me, since I rarely say that to NG submissions. nice to see something different than all the other usual stuff floating around. Well, I wouldn't say different, but you certaintly set your own style, which is like that gritty dark comic book kinda style, and I'm glad I didn't watch some very lame cheesy fight scene involving anime clones.
I always thought that if I would learn flash I would make things like this, try and do something different, create a surreal kind of world to let out the crazy imaginations and visions I have, I liked the sort of magic realism you had going on with the cars and the talking rabbit, really cool stuff. So yea, if you read this review, cool, you should be proud of yourself, great job.
I gave it a 9 cuz I wished it was longer.

The Performance Artist The Performance Artist

Rated 4 / 5 stars

very nice

Ah, that was great, really. Nice original setup and the ending was really good...

Recent Audio Reviews

DnB loop DnB loop

Rated 0 / 5 stars

YO yo

sup, this song was so good I just had to give it a bad score yo, lol jk,
dunno what to say about the song,
Good sounds, but the drums get lost in the synths (if anything in DnB it should be the other way around) dnb doesn't usually use a lot of the sawtooth synths like that tho, so maybe u might wanna change it up a little, depends what u want really. And, u know how I feel about loops lol, so I guess drum loops are ok, but it'd be better if u added some bits of orginial drum programming. (try the DnB kits)
btw, I hear there was this awesome song called thermal reaction played at some rave somewhere, and the two guys who made it were called strifer and surgeboy or something like that, u should look into it.

Beholder (Beta Resubmission) Beholder (Beta Resubmission)

Rated 3 / 5 stars

totally unorginal, but well made

yea, not my kind of trance, way too cheesy and commercial, someone mentioned before about the old skool rave synths, but all I hear are those god damn annoying super saw synths, and a cool acidy line in the back. If I were you I would have expanded on the acid part and left that overdone anthem part alone, cuz damn, how many trance songs nowadays do that sht? It's what's slowly destroying trance...or turning it into some bad pop stuff. Just my two cents, but yea production is good (that is if what I'm hearing isn't just pre-made loops) and you lay down the acidy vibe well at the start, two bad it fades away.

DJ-Ultimus responds:

Thanks for the honest review. Yes, I was going for that mainstream feel for this one - and if this is the impression that this track conveys, I guess I have succeeded in that aspect; although I can certainly understand when you say that it sounds "cheesy and commercial", and perhaps uninspired. I fully agree.

In the final version (which I can't seem to get quite right, but anyhoo), yes, the acid mashup from the beginning is extended and revamped for a fuller introduction, and the shred saws are backed up by other synths to give them a more interesting and fresh feel, which I agree, is needed.

However, I believe that shreds (supersaws) are simply an artifact of trance, in the same way that guitars are an artifact of metal, and I just don't think that trance can be trance without including them in some form or another. But yes, I know what you mean when you say that it's by no means original, but then again, with the rise of the internet and and sites such as NG which are breeding grounds for aspiring amateur artists such as myself, the term "original trance" is paradoxical in itself.

Anyways, I can assure you that I use no prefabricated loops of any kind in any of my tracks. I make it a point to use only synths that I create on my own, both to avoid copyright infringement, and simply because I feel that it gives me more control over having the track sound as I want it to.

In conclusion, I would once again like to thank you for your review, and I hope that you fins my future work more original and inspired.


-DJ Ultimus

Level 8 Level 8

Rated 3 / 5 stars

nice one

Good stuff, though I definitly don't see this as a boss level thing, just not fast or chaotic enough. I see this more as a, two guys strutting down the street, or an introduction song to some evil guy in a video game. But I liked the song, great basslines you have there, especially the sub.