Drum & Bass Fatkids - Waiting for silence (Preview)-

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Fatkidscantjump, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    20
    Hi guys got a lot of spare time this week so its my second post in a short time, hope its ok.
    Anyways i'm making this atm :

    at this point i dont really know how I should make this track evolve and could def use some feedback. Went "hardmode" for this one, aka composing all the musical parts lol, the two last tracks i've been making were remixes so i'm struggling a little bit more on that one.

     
  2. kdk

    kdk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Santee, California, United States
    I guess this is just a beginning? It's a good start. I did feel there could be more to the intro/buildup, at least as far as more musical voices/snippets. I did like the flow of the beat, as well as the background sounds (the swelling string-like sound in the mid register). I wonder if the vocal could be EQ'd to stand out more. The drums were nice and crisp. It's late here so I had to use my headphones; I don't know what the sub is like, therefore...

    I'll keep my eyes open for when you post the finished track; it should be interesting.
     
  3. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    20
    yup its the beginning, its a wip so i tried to focus on the mainparts of the song, i'll make more of a buildup at the beginning cause i'm agree its too abrupt.
    as for the vocal as I wasnt really sure about it i wanted to keep it "quiet" in order to not ruin the song, will see if I can bring it out a little more.
     
  4. Psychoholic

    Psychoholic Quantum Cunt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Excellent start mate, great drum flow, vocals need some work though, really nice melodic stabs kind of funky, I'm looking forward to hearing the complete track!
     
  5. specter

    specter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    21
    Nice mix. :)

    I noticed that you used a simple pause as a transition from the part with vocals to the part without vocals (at 01:25). It sounds a bit weird; maybe you could use some tape stop effect automation instead of the pause (there is a free plugin out there by TbT).
    This could really help you to make a transition to a new part and to introduce new melodies etc. to the song.

    Otherwise, as I said the mix sounds great to me and the main theme of the track is really good.
     
  6. 4est&Cal

    4est&Cal Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Heidelberg
    Lovley tune mate
    nice mixdown so far
    would make the intro a bit longer and the subbass a bit louder...
    i listened to your other tracks, you got a nice style, sounding fresh ;)

    Cheers
     
  7. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    20
    Thanks for the feedback guys !

    any tips on how to work on the vocals?
    will see if i can make transitions smoother too :)
     
  8. Circuit

    Circuit Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Cambridge, UK
    Wow, this is a wonderful track so far - I would definitely love to hear the finished tune!
     
  9. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    5,158
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Here is a tip I have been working on. I usually write, for melodic purpose, 4,8, or 16 bar loops. However recently I have started writing notation for 15 bars. My theory behind the madness is simple. End the musical tension and buildup before the 16th bar, and then use the the 16th bar to "fill" in before the cycle repeats. If you practice this theory every 16 bars you have the advantage of changing up the track with out destroying the melodic structure of the track. Does this make sense?
    Your songs are awesome. I just think you need to add more fills to break the repetitious cycle of an already repetitious music.
     
  10. ExplodingMan

    ExplodingMan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    2
    Got a really nice vibe man, i really enjoyed it to be honest, no complaints. Big up!
     
  11. Manimosity

    Manimosity New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    i agree with this, basically have some breaks and pauses here and their. that way the bassline isnt pumping non stop in a repeatitve manner. really digging this btw sick track
     
  12. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    20
    Makes sense, will definitely try that. thanks !

    and thanks for all the feedbacks means a lot, but I'm afraid I might be on a dead end with this one, i'm really struggling with variation and overall arrangement. gonna take a few days until I got back to this track i really wanna finish it.
    again thanks for all the feedbacks !
     
  13. Hurricos

    Hurricos Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Sydney
    Nice clean drums. The whole track sounds great!
    Hope you finish it!