Dubstep ARTFX - Like A Zombie feat. Farisha (work in progress)

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  1. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hey guys,

    Back with a new project I'm working on at the moment, it's a remix from Farisha's acapella called Zombie. I've spend most time doing the intro at the moment to get everything sitting well with her vocals, also I haven't done the sub yet and still not fully satisfied with the midrange bass layer. If you have any tips, they are highly welcome!

     
  2. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    It is pretty cool. Wish the drop was as full as the intro. Kind of a big build for nothing right now. Has far as mid bass I guess have you thought of granular synthesis.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Yes that's why I told you I've only been working on the intro mostly. The drop is far from finished.. Granular synthesis is cool, done some things with it in the past using Kontakt. Any tips on good synths for granular synthesis?
     
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    moonglow359 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    I'm not even into dubstep. I like it. Yeah bass is a bit fucked.... Sikk
     
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    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    No you are a way better producer than I am. I don't have the tools or the know how. I just know what it does in theory and how it sounds in some other peoples songs. Point being I think it could really and some dynamics to the drop when while you are working on it.

    Edit: I looked around and found this tut http://www.youtube.com/watch?annota...&feature=iv&src_vid=6WGPpWiB3OU&v=6JYjga5_FTo
    I think if you used some of these ideas in certain places it would be super cool.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Thanks, will check that right now!
     
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    subprime Dysjoint

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    Intro sounds total pro. Reckon you need to throw some extra midrange stabs and 'fills' in amongst your main synth there for interest. The 4/4 section comes on quite early too, but that's just a minor opinion.
    Sounds like you're halfway to a big poppy dubstep banger.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hehee thanks mate, great advice on the synth stabs! I'll give some feedback tonight on your newest project!
     
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    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    Where's the sub?
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Don't you read?
     
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    Nah... what's the point in that? Too wrapped up in my own ego. Again, where's the sub?


    :teeth:
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Hahaa, it's on it's way. Had no time left before I posted this so I didn't do the sub yet at time of uploading. I'm now working on the sub and probably will rearrange some stuff. Will upload the new version tonight.
     
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    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Top notch mate, I wont comment on the sub or drop lol!

    As for Granular Synthesis, try Camel Audio's Alchemy! Knowing you for a while now, I know you'll love it!
     
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    Maybe I should connect Camel Audio then.. ;)
     
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    Updated version:

     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Guys come on, I added the sub and nobody even felt to reply? What's this...
     
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    I thought the snare rolls in the intro build-up could have had a bit more crispy bite/presence. On the drop where's the screechy bits? Jokes, but it did sound all a bit same plane of sound, does that make sense? low and mid range. I'm a bit drunk but you did demand feedback.
     
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    Man that vocal is simply blazing hot. The kick/snare/vocal relationship is tuned to absolute perfection. I love how that hi-passed riff creeps in around :50–it's those little nuances that really keep the interest of the track.

    And that bass sound at the drop fits like a glove. In all honesty, I'm not sure what to add for input...maybe some experimentation with some automated lowpass filtering of the vocal during the break (whenever you get around to it).

    This tune is really top notch and I'd love to have a copy whenever it's wrapped up. I'll keep checking back with the progress of it.

    Cheers.
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Wow thanks, that's some advise I can work with. As I said I'm not totally satisfied yet with how the drop sounds, still working on that.

    I'll keep you updated!