Drum & Bass Direct Line - Jagged 64

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by DirectLine, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. DirectLine

    DirectLine New Member

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    Hi everyone !

    Here is my latest track. I've been struggling a bit coming out with this one :



    Hope you enjoy, and please, feel free to comment as always :) !

    Cheers & Love !

    Edit : I've edited the soundcloud link to the newest version
     
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    I like it, but i would love to see you add more weight to it - like more bass attack or something that would disturb the placid feel of it. It is a amazing tool to enhance the calmness of the other parts. I like your "Fast Lane" track better, all of them would gain from some more aggressive elements.

    But this is a matter of taste, maybe. Cheers!
     
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    interesting idea of tune, but I don't like sounding =\
     
  5. DirectLine

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    Err ^^ ! It doesn't seem to get so much love :/ ! I'll try to work on those synths maybe, change them to something more harsh or make the bass come up front a bit more .. dunno really :mad: !
    Thanks for the feedback anyway :)
    Any more advices ?
     
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    Nice flow, still lacking punch..
    And I'd get rid of this dull one-note synth, playing from 2:01 - 2:33 ;)
     
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    Hey thanks, that's actually really helpful ^^ ! Any advice on how to make it more punchy ? Because it's something I always try to do and never really manage to ...
     
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    It's all about equalizing (turning down frequencies of instruments that are not really necessary and avoiding frequency conflicts of different instruments) and compression.
    For equalizing, you need a spectrum analyzer for each instrument.
    If you are new to compression, you could try the easy-to-use free CamelCrusher VST plugin - also for distortion (moderate distortion settings work as a compressor) - for a start: www.camelaudio.com/camelcrusher.php
     
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    Thanks for your feedback really! It helps me a lot :)
    So I try to rework the mixdown a bit :

    Please let me know if it's any better !