Drum & Bass Advice on how to improve this new track

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by XenfleX, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. XenfleX

    XenfleX Member

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    Any ideas on how to improve this new track?

    http://soundcloud.com/xenflex/interstellar

    I plan to put more edits in and having the 2nd build up and drop more different.

    Also any mixdown advice is appreciated!

    Thanx!
     
  2. Meloz

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    I'm no expert so this is just my opinion. The drop wasn't very exciting for me and the drums sound quite static. It sounded better when the break came in so I would put the break in as soon as it drops. There are quite a few long areas where nothing much happens, the intro was quite long and so was the 2nd break-down so try shortening them a bit. I didn't feel much sub so try adding a sub bass which sits under the main bass playing the same notes. There may also be a little bit too much reverb on the main bass as it tends to sit back a little. Quite liked the spacey pads though, I think with some work on the bass and the drums it could be a nice track!
     
  3. Grindlefly

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    My opinion contrasts above slightly. I thought the intro was spot on. Good length, I really liked the filtered drums coming in. I do agree with the lack of a sub bass sitting "underneath" the drums, and also think it might be worth injecting a bit more "energy" into the beats as once it kicks in it seems to lack some punch. Was overall thinking it's a good track. :)
     
  4. XenfleX

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    thanks guys, useful advice. I'm gonna work on it a lot more and I'll send it to you when done.
     
  5. msmith222

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    no tune anymore?