First DNB Tune

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by arthurso, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. arthurso

    arthurso New Member

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    Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out- Box-E

    Been producing for about 5 months now, first track that I'm really happy with.
    Any feedback would be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
    Mainly compositionally, still new to drum and bass. Been listening to a whole heap of Bukem/Pho-tek etc.
    Also pretty much basic mastering/levelling
    And even just plain simple whether you like it or not!

    Thanks!

    http://soundcloud.com/box-e/tune-in-turn-on-drop-out
     
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  2. paracyte

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    you can hear photek influence right away ;)
    Like the tune mate,
    Intro needs a little more work, drop is bit sudden.
    Personally I wud make drum come more forward.
    Like the chilled vibe in dnb so I like this one mate.
    In tunes like that there is a lots of space for
    a nice ideas, I wud add some synth line,
    or just synth touches.
    Hope that helps/
    Cheers.
     
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    fractal Well-Known Member

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    ye really like this kind of style and youre drums have got a pretty nice flow. like what paracyte said i was expecting to hear some nice synths or samples to give it a bit more character but real nice work mate
     
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    cheers for the feedback guys. i kinda wanted it to be more minimalistic with the focus being the drums and the ambient noises. anyone else?
     
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    Jealous. Being new to this also, any tutorials on mixing and mastering that you would recommend?
     
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    I'd be careful with adding too many new drum drums if you're determined to focus on the percussive, rather do a bunch of different high hat and ride patterns.

    Just do a forum search for "mixdown" and "mastering", Jace.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! Yeah now that you've said that the change in drum patterns is a bit jarring...I'll see what I can do!
     
  8. Ray Sparra

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    arthurso, that's a fine piece of music, If I didn't know you were a beginner I would of thought an old school head made that,,, little boxy sounding though,,,,

    do you use samples?if so where do you get them?
     
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    Really enjoyed this one. Commented on soundcloud aswell. :)
     
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    sweet track mate..for me the bongos/congos whatever they are are a lil too much in the front of the mix
    n as said before the drums could be made more present in the mix
    add a synth or 2 n u got urself a maad tune!

    but great work considering this popped ur dnb cherry ;)