[DnB] DirectLine - Edgy

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by DirectLine, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. DirectLine

    DirectLine New Member

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    Hi ! I'm pretty new in here :)
    I've been searching for a place where i could get some feedback on my production, and landed here !
    So here is my track, hope you enjoy (and if not please let me know, of course :p) :

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    There were a lot of good things about the track; I liked the flow and energy. You could maybe better define the drop somehow. OTOH, your lead voices, melodies, Arps, etc. were all great. Finally, I heard what seemed like a faint talking/wobble bass in there; it really should be turned up.
     
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    its a good tune but right from the start im put off by the bassline. it feels like it should come in later. or atleast cut alot of the bass out with some eq'ed automation. bring in that arpegiated stuff a bit more with some volume automation and what ever fx you like

    . few more fx on the transitions. drums need sorting out in the middle. they need to be multi band compressed as a whole drum bus. my opinions. but see what you get
     
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    Thanks both of you, those are really helpful advices that i can put in practice.
    @kdk : i'm not that good for my drops, i must confess ! i hope they will be more noticeable on my next production ^^.

    @fredehhh : thanks for the feedback, it's true that the bass should not come right in at the beginning. I didn't want too much of a slow introduction so the listeners would not be bored directly (cause i usually do slow introduction), but i guess i should have stuck to my first idea :). And also i'll try some multi compression on the drum bus, it's the first element i try not to mess up but it seems i missed some things ^^
     
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    Even just high pass the bass until the drums come in to give it some definition while still teasing that energy in the intro.
    Not really my cup of tea style wise but it's a nice tune man. Big vibes on that arp.
     
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    Well it seems this bass will be high passed then :p !
     
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    Reuploaded a newer version with a bass coming in a bit later in the intro
     
  8. Von Herzog

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    the drums are hidden -> sidechain compression
    i think the idea and structure are cool, but it sounds really muddy
    watch some videos about eqing and compression

    and use monitor speakers or good headphones