Deviance - Strange Fruit

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by sleightmind, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. sleightmind

    sleightmind New Member

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    Hey guys. Here's my latest release. It's a dark, complex, liquid track with vocals from Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit. Take a listen and let me know if you feel it.

    Cheers,

    Deviance

     
  2. nusphere

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    some nice musical elements in this though I don't think the more abstract electronic sounds are quite gelling with the acoustic samples. The drums are sounding rather flat and quiet.
     
  3. Nick1727

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    The song has some very interesting ideas going on, and I love that trumpet! but right now, the mix and especially the drums are sounding a little flat. Its a nice song overall though!
     
  4. sleightmind

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    Hey guys. Thanks a lot for the feedback. So, what would you recommend I do to liven up the drums? I've spent quite a lot of time working on them. I went through hundreds of samples to find ones that I thought were clean and punchy. I EQ'ed them so that they filled out the frequency spectrum. I experimented with varying velocity to make them sound more natural. I panned different drums left and right to fill out the space. I used Ozone for some stereo widening and exciting. I sidechained the bass to give the drums more room. What else could I possibly do?
    Thanks guys.

    Deviance
     
  5. krimson

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    Love it! Trumpet seems a bit overpowering though. I'm also wondering if it could muddied up a bit to help gel with the more synthetic sounding drums and bassline.

    Great track overall!
     
  6. subprime

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    A snare with more sharp attack might help crisp up the drums. Sounds a bit like a shaker at the minute.

    Cool song tho, lots of cool stuff going on.