Wow, now the hard part, critisizing
So, wow, the song is awesome, not really a surprise seeing as your music has been awesome for years since, well, i guess when i first heard sky runner.
back then, i never really used the audio portal, and you and cornandbeans were the only two people i really listened to. Slowly that thought me to go deeper into the (very confusing and scary) audio portal, where i learned about more music. cornandbeans kinda dissapeared, but you have always been here, creating more and more awesome music. then i remember people always referencing anything good to space pirates, heck, they even used that as an example for the CC mac contest, didn't they, and then you know what, it turns out all these new songs you made were either for, or just ended up in, castle crashers.
anyway, tome to review this beast of a song.
Drums. The basic kick and snare seem to stay where they are, throughout all filters and progressions, except when there is no kick or snare. i guess that is necessary for such a long song to keep its momentum. I really like all the different things you did with the drums, filtering was amazing, your hi-hat, what is it?it almost sounds like, well, not a hi-hat, but does sound too much like the snare at points, i admit. at around 5:00, i don't like the how you can here the reverb of the snare, it kinda gets hurt, from compression, or just cause of the sample, I'm not sure. also, sometimes the kick looses itself in the low saw, maybe a little of sidechain is in order there, just a wee bit, like a few dB. also i like the initial snare with the little bit of compressed reverb, sounds sexy.
General instruments. I pretty much like all of them, don't know what to comment on, umm. some of the high instruments kinda forget their boundaries and flow into the bass, but not too much, i guess it is inevitable with the constant change of instrument patterns and so forth. some of the 8-bit seems really outta place, i know you like it, but you may need to reverb it and EQ back a bit or something to make it seem natural to the song. the main instrument kinda gets repetitive, i believe thats where any of the feeling of repetition comes from, it overlaps both the bass and the treble at any given time, so it tends to stay lead the entire time, which also i guess may be necessary, but that is why the song feels a little long (well, ya, aside from the fact that it is long). I also really like that funky bounce in instrument you play from 4:06-4:12, what is that, and what did you do with it? The strings later on are quite good as well, very unnoticeable at first, which is great for strings. the synth after these strings is nice too, EQ'd perfectly, like wow, my only complaint about this is that pulling it in and out doesn't really give you the potential to build with it, you just seem to go back to the strings and alarm buzzing synth.
Random hits: Plentiful and beautiful, the dentist drill sound, the fade ins and outs of random instruments, all the background noises, all the little IDM hits of quick repetition. Any good song has lots of little random sound sin it, and this has that, how do you choose what to put where, and how are you able to fill the whole song with little things like that without making anything take over. again the only thing at this point is the 8-bit sounds, but still, fantastic job.
Random vocals. apparently you like the "i like you" "i like me too" the most, because it is used most often. I really enjoy the parts with the quick sinusoid panning, or LFO, or ping-pong, whatever you feel like calling, kinda takes a bit of presence in the song, but sounds amazing. The EQing of all of the vocals are great too, they are hidden behind the song, but are still audible, and you can tell what they are saying, HOW DID YOU DO THAT SO WELL? was it the samples? was it the compression? was it the EQing? was it a combination, please let me know!
sorry that the review turned more into just observations, but this is WAY above my level. I don't really care if you read it all, but please, teach my anything you can. oop, well im out of tex