Drum & Bass ARTFX - Black Eyes WIP (first dnb project in two years)

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  1. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hey guys,

    I'm back at Drum & Bass after crossbreeding to Dubstep and Electro for some time. I felt I wanted to do some Drum & Bass again and see what I could come up with.
    Made this in the past three days, very far from finished and most time has gone into the intro so far. Let me know what you think! :D

     
  2. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Drums sound good.The stabs sounds super reverb on my end. Cool track and I think you are off to a great start. I can not wait to hear the finished product.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Yeah there is a lot of reverb on the stabs, maybe I should use the reverb in parallel.. Gonna try that in a minute. Thanks!
     
  4. Prideinyouride

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    Love the intro! Time well spent.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Thanks for the compliment!

    Not fully happy with it yet, but I don't remember me making a better intro than this.. I thought yesterday that maybe it was kinda long, but I like it so much that I just make the track longer instead of making the intro shorter.. :p
     
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    You know I really like this. Getting a very atmospheric feeling. I escpecially like the guitars. Personally, I don't mind if the intro is that long ;P
     
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    As the others have said, great atmosphere work on this one but yeah intro may be on the line of being too long. And I'm not too fond of your bass. I think a more low passed bass would make wonders.

    Great production anyways! :)
     
  8. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Well I'm more the guy who likes midrange basslines, so that's a no go for me. Anyway thanks for the advice, and yes I noticed that some people might prefer the intro to be shorter but hey, that's my artistic freedom that says not to do it.. :D
     
  9. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Will check this later dude, forgot last night but intrigued to hear reading the comments :)
     
  10. BLoodstaiN`

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    fat chorus or what o:, bassline sounds very wet.
    Nice intro mate. Although i'd like to hear a snare that goes more like tssh than Tsuk (Fonetic kinda typing :p)

    Nice track though!
     
  11. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Thanks guys, looking forward to your feedback Russla! Just spend the entire afternoon jamming on my Meinl Deep Shell Tar drum and got some amazing percussion samples to replace the ones in the intro with... Stay tuned, I might even drop a sample pack.. ^^
     
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    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Drums are sounding nice and punchy, the fit into the mix quite well. I really dig the break you have sequenced (2:56) and that grimey bass (3:42) is quite nice–so nice that I'd love to hear more of it hinted throughout the track; however, that's just me. The production and subtle automation is all fantastic.

    All in all, I like the track. I feel like it could be a quality backing soundtrack for video game, and I mean that as a sincere compliment.

    Cheers!
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Thanks mate, good to hear that from you. Still struggling a bit in getting this thing finished though.. :D
     
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    Diggin' this track mate. u should zeker en vast (dunno the english word for it atm but i see u speak dutch ) make more Drum&bass!

    Btw is that a sixth sense sample?? i used that one exactly for an old clip of mine :D

    grtz
     
  15. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    You mean the vocal? Nope mate it's coming straight from the 1978 horror movie: Halloween if I'm correctly.. could be another edition of the Halloween movies though, but I thought it was the 1978 one.

    Damn dude you forgot again? Hahaaa.. :D
     
  16. vitalstatistics

    vitalstatistics New Member

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    Epic intro! Top skills.....its pretty long would shorten it personally. Drums are wicked and synth sounds good although i feel it could do with some variation perhaps some more wobbly bits and maybe some small snippets where it went a up an octave or you could utilise some picth bend together with lf filter?

    Great job so far though man will keep an eye out for the next version
     
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    not bad man, i prefer the bass when you switch it up, intro is real good!
     
  18. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Thanks guys! The long intro is just personal preference and will not be changed.. I felt that this long intro actually adds to the whole buildup to the climax. I tried it with a shorter intro but things just didn't felt right in some way, so I like the longer intro. About the drop yes good advice about the "wobbly bits", sounds like a good idea. Also a pitch bend here and there might be pretty nice..
     
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    sounding cool man, good groove to it! think the main synth needs another couple of layers i recon, seems to be a bit to middy. potential deffo!