[(Kind of) Chillstep] Direct Line - Triste Espace

d-low

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music is dead cool. good stuff. but i think the drums sound a little dated and don't have much of the modern snap that we are accustomed to.
 

smoothassilk

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Yeah I agree with d-low. Chords are lovely, what progression is that?
The kick and snare have too much reverb maybe as well, but the biggest thing is that a really huge dubstep kick and snare would benefit this piece a lot.
I understand why you're holding back on the drums, it's not a heavy piece, but really heavy drums can work very well on a chilled piece like this, check out joe ford's 'frozen sound' and 'moving on' for examples of what I'm talking about.
 

ApeCat

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I'd add live hats all the way to help with the live feel of the drums, which need work.

I guess the progression and stuff is alright, there could be some more incidental and one-off sounds and effects to help switch things up a bit and keep it funky.
 

DirectLine

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Thank you all for the replies ! It's really helping me improving :)
I'll check joe ford's work (I already know and love what is doing ^^)
For that "new kind of drums" do you have any other exemples ? Is it really on the drum sounding or on the structure ?
 
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#8
very sweet melodies and a great piece, but the kick and snare do not sound well at all. On the other hand, the hatline like the one at 3:12 fits in very well with the track.
 
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