Drum & Bass First DnB track need feedback! (Liquid)

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  1. graffitizax

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    ez guys, im new here, been producing hip hop for a couple months and dnb for about a week so heres the first tune i thought was good enough to finish, id love any criticism or feed back, its the end of a youtube url because iv had trouble posting full links

    watch?v=le8b4B4VZcw&feature=plcp

    safe
     
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    Here ya go man.. Mixdown needs a lot of work.. Structured pretty good though..

     
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    this is insanely hard for your first dnb tune, ive been producin dnb for months and this is better than all my tunes, only thing i would say is the drums in the intro are a bit brash on the ears! oh and invest in a soundcloud account haha - id probably slow down the filter and have a long rolling filter instead of a constant wobble on the drop as well, still hard though
     
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    thanks mate, yeah i need a lot of practise still with eq/mixing, also i was unsure whether the intro was too long what do u think?
     
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    cheers mate :) yea too much high frequency in the drums i couldnt get rid off
     
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    Pretty standard length really.. Some artist make their intros really long..
     
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    Why not? You can certainly get rid of them..
     
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    well basically the highs come from a high pass break i wanted just for the splash cymbals, i took out as many frequencys as i could without it sounding shit and lowered the volume pretty much as low as possible and they were still coming through that loud
     
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    Umm, you could still EQ the harshness out of them.

    Are you using monitors?
     
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    you could try putting all your drums to a send channel, putting one eq on all of them and just rolling down the high shelf a little and perhaps cutting some, but automating the equalizer only to come on where you want them to be dulled out a little
     
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    nah i just got some swag headphones
     
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    yea thats a good idea safe for that
     
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    no worries bro
     
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    sounds pretty good

    id try keeping the pads in that you took out at 22 seconds then take em out at 44

    maybe do a gradual low pass

    the tremolo/vibrato on the keyboard at 44 sounds kind of straight. might do it on the offbeat.

    when the drop hits... you should just scrap that synth and make the piano louder

    after 2:33 it sounds like a new song, id just end it there and add some more layers to what you already got
     
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    yea good idea cheers mate
     
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    yea i hear ya thanks for the advice, the piano was really clashing with the synth and im not good enough at eq yet to really sort it out so its not as loud as i wanted it to be
     
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    Yeah

    I just picked this up and it's a good buy. If you're just getting into producing drum and bass this would help



    3rd one down
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    looks pretty sick il have to cop that on payday
     
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    i had no idea danny byrd had made some tutorial videos nice one
     
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    There are tons of good tuts on the net. I have to ask though, why the sudden shift to dnb from hiphop? I know a lot of hiphoppers (including myself) find their way to dnb but i am curious what you made you want to learn dnb?