Increasing the Speed of the Track

Discussion in 'Production' started by IronPuddinG, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. IronPuddinG

    IronPuddinG New Member

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    Hey DnB Forums,
    I had a question regarding the speed of the track. I'm not talking about the tempo, but rather the feel of it. The track I'm working on at the moment feels slow to me. I don't think it's a drum problem, as those feel pretty solid. I imitated what Pendulum did in this song (I punched a bass at the snare hit) and it helped, but it still feels slow. (The drop hits around 1:20, which is what I'm referring to.)
    [video=youtube_share;hBP2gdLRksk]http://youtu.be/hBP2gdLRksk?t=1m20s[/video]
    Here's the SoundCloud of what I have. I don't recommend turning your volume up too much as there is absolutely no mastering done at all.
    https://soundcloud.com/ironpudding-1/dnb-7
    Some help?
    -IP
     
  2. DJWhizzkidd

    DJWhizzkidd Member

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    Sorry, Im being cruel
     
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  3. JHSE23

    JHSE23 the yen

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    Dont listen to the dude above is clearly being a dick. Sounds fine dont worry is just your style. But in my opinion it sounds fast enough!

    He probably listens to tunes like this anyway

     
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  4. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    sounds fast enough to me m8.
    hi hats n shakers can add a feeling of "speed" to a tune. yours sounds "fast" - if you want it faster try increasing the hats/shaker rate
     
  5. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    You can try halving the timing of any chord sequences or samples you're using
     
  6. ShaqR

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    placing different cymbals, hats ect behind the beat is the way to go, on 16th, 8th and quarter notes work the best
     
  7. tv_g

    tv_g Active Member

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    I agree that yours already sounds fast but the kicks aren't cutting through the mix at all so the rhythm my brain picks out is predominantly off the snares. I would start by making all your bass synths sit around your drums (sonically) and giving the kicks more weight.
    After the edit towards the middle you might use a different timbre of hat/shaker as I find changes to the drum kits often give a track more lift. The hats could be compressed/gated/enveloped to have a sharper transient, and as mentioned above layering in cymbals and other hats can add to the hectic-ness.

    And of course there is the power of breakbeats. ;)
     
  8. `ry4ndnb

    `ry4ndnb Member

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    Layer the kick and snare, they`ll sound "fuller", maybe it`ll help
     
  9. StrifeII

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    they are nice and choppy. but yep, your drums need to be just overall louder and brighter in the mix.
     
  10. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    Sticks and flamme?
     
  11. JoeCarlse

    JoeCarlse -ToxicExit09-

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    Definitely the drums, only other thing i could suggest is make halve the length of the chord sequences...