Drum & Bass Dog Ears wip

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by subprime, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Haven't made anything in a while, I know the intro and breakdown need work, but the general thing, what do you think?

    Cheers.
     
  2. oversight

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    got a really cool bounce to it, i like the bass too. could do with some more fx etc going to keep it interesting, also i think the snare needs a bit more snap.
     
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    Liking this one so far. Definitely onto something, would be interested to hear the finished version!
     
  4. JimpaDirt

    JimpaDirt Vettvilling

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    Intresting sounds, its like kinda weird but I like it somehow :lol:

    Some fx, like oversight said. Some sweeps and such wouldn't hurt. It could bring the tune more alive!

    Good job on this one :)
     
  5. RepliKa.DNB

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    yeah mate thats fat! lovin the sounds man proper filth! check out my tunes
     
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  7. junglistguy2221

    junglistguy2221 Drum & Bass Producer

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    bass is cool but drums sound too muffled. catchy groove, will sound really good with some more work.
     
  8. moonglow359

    moonglow359 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    scrap the tune and use the basses for a new bassline and different drums.
     
  9. subprime

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    Cheers for all the comments guys, so re-work/brighten up the drums seems to be the thing. Ok
     
  10. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    At 1:37 the mix seems to get better. I don't like the 16 bar hats. Don't sit well for me. Bass is cool and interesting. Sounds like a pig who found a truffle.
     
  11. subprime

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    Lol, quality feedback. Appreciate the other comments as well, cheers.
    Trying to rework the drums, new samples needed I think, can't get it to sit right.
     
  12. Phat_Sam

    Phat_Sam Well-Known Member

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    BROCK OUT!

    That bassline is hench! This is the sort of dnb I wanna be listening to atm! Just need to bring the drums forward in the mix. Make the kick n snare abour 2dB louder? As IV4 said, the hats are a little jarring.

    It's pretty muddy in the 200hz - 750hz range. Think maybe something needs to be cut around 500hz? Just a bit.

    Also... needs some global reverb on it. Not a lot, just enough to match it to the synth at the beginning. Something to give a bit of presence...
     
  13. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Sounds pretty sick mate, weird panning stuff going on in the intro.. :D Kinda like it though, maybe the intro should be a little less abrupt, but still good work. Bass is heavy that's for sure! Nice work, try to make the drums a little bit bigger and your on a very good way to making this a nice banger!

    For the intro maybe try a part with no drums, maybe even some cinematic type stuff, think it would suit this track fairly well.
     
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    This.
     
  15. subprime

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    Cheers guys, I was thinking something similar today when I had a fresh listen. Intro was kinda just chucked in there cos I needed one! That's a good idea about using something more ambient (y)

    Phat Sam, thanks man, I'm hoping I can polish this one off, cos parts are good and parts are shit and that's often where my tunes end!