Drum & Bass Blue Frequency - Empty Room

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Blue Frequency, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Blue Frequency

    Blue Frequency New Member

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    Hi, a new Drum and Bass tune.



     
  2. Rounder RG

    Rounder RG Active Member

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    Sounds pretty nice to me. Mid range basses seem a little too loud and drown out the drums a tad. I think the song structure could do with a little work, first 1:08 was a build up to a second build up for another 20s seconds. Also felt a little like you had shown your hand too early, nothing new really happened at the drop as the bass had been kicking around for a minute and a half before the drums. Like the spooky synths at 1:50 and the variation on the second drop. Interested to hear a bit more. Nice work.
     
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  3. Kolendo

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    I have to agree with Rounder, the mid range bass would be fine if it didn't drown out the percussion
    I think subtractive EQ and better glue compression will really let the drums shine
    Maybe try panning that top synth and mid range bass growl? That would help your kick and snare to really pop
     
  4. speak

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    I also agree with the notion that nothing new really happens in the drop. Your mid range bass could really use some punch in the sub region. Right now it seems very top heavy. I'd layer a sub bass below your current one, or tweak the current sound. (sometimes the latter is tricky, so layering might be easier)

    Also if you want something to "happen" in the drop, you could always use some pads/chords to make things pop, instead of resorting to sort of technical production tricks.