Jocklaw - See Me (Liquid DnB)

JocklawUS

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Hey all,
I'm new here and excited to a part of this community. I've been producing for a long time but just recently started making DnB. I would like to show you guys my first shot at a liquid track:

https://soundcloud.com/https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fjocklaw%2Fjocklaw-see-me
I'm hugely inspired by artists like Bachelors of Science and especially Colossus - I really admire his production techniques and his sound design. Let me know what you think of this track. If you like my stuff, I'd really appreciate a like & follow on soundcloud. I'm also open to collaboration, it helps me learn things from other artists and teach them some of my own ways as well.
Much love.
 

JocklawUS

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Wow, that's extremely kind of you to say - thanks so much. Yes, the mastering is quite basic. I didn't do much besides some stereo separation & post eq'ing but I'm no mastering engineer so it's the best I could do.
 

Howitzer

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nice tune man! The mix sits together really nicely, its a little quiet, but for a pre-master, spot on.
the only thing that doesnt really sit we me is the snare sound, it really pokes out in the mix. While its not harsh, personally I dont think it's a good fit for the liquid sound youre producing.
 

JocklawUS

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Hey, thanks for your input and I appreciate the nice words. By poking out, did you mean that the snare is a bit loud? Or that the sample itself just isn't fitting?
 
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I was initially tempted to post the same thing about the snare (not fitting rather than any production issue), but after listening to the track a handful of times, I've come to decide I do actually like it. Any chance of posting up a longer version of the tune?

James
 

Zeal

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Really nice vibes man
The tunes just got no weight really. Its pretty clean though
Really needs to be heavier all around though.
The snare is a little annoying after a while, a shorter snappier one would probably suite it better

Thats a wicked tune though man, the vocal is really nice.

Great work
 

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Thanks a bunch, guys. The full track isn't complete yet - I'm still adding the final touches, which is why I posted here to get some insight before finishing it. I'll see what I can do to the snare without changing it too much. I personally think its fitting but I agree that it could be short and snappier, so I'm gonna see what I can do.
 

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tbh it sounds like youre compressing the snare after reverb, it gives it that hollow sounding tail. A bit of surgical EQ could work wonders on it, or a transient shaper, or both!
I do agree with the previous comment on the bass, its really smooth, maybe too smooth. Have you tried adding a bit more grit or opening up the cutoff on it some more?
 
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