Drum & Bass LiamJ - Almost Idle

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  1. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

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    Hey everyone, my name is LiamJ. I've just recently got back into some production, and I'd like some feedback on this track that took me, actually quite a while, to put down. With help and support from people such as friends and a member of my family.

    Over the course of about a month+ I've come up with this: http://soundcloud.com/liamjcooper/almost-idle-new-demo

    Thank you for any feedback and listens, much appreciated.
     
  2. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    Not bad mate. Good production.

    Wasn't particularly keen on your chord sequence. Could help but feel a distinct lack of bassline frequencys either.
     
  3. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

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    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I might work on a VIP if I can to see if I can sort out the chords placements, but I know what you mean.
    As for the sub bass, I'll look on this forum on how to make a good sub bass to perk it up a little better.
     
  4. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    1 or 2 low passed sinewaves. Is all ya need matey.
     
  5. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Sine, or distort a square wave then low pass it
     
  6. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Not bad man! Just by looking at your waveform I can see the response looks nice and punchy. Drum are sounding quite full.

    A couple suggestions:

    - Hi cut that opening hi freq synth a bit. Digital music has enough hi-freq information in it already, so free up a bit of headroom by cutting it just a bit–of automate a high cut to add a bit of movement.
    - I have to agree with elmaruk. The last chord in your progression sounds a bit off...not in an evil dissonant sounding way, but in a way that it doesn't flow with the progression. I'd consider a different chord here.
    - To fill up your sonic space, perhaps create a midbass line that plays along with your chords, but in monotone. This will add a bit of thickness that could really aid your track.

    All in all, not too bad. Keep banging on it.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    Nice tips lost. Yeah I think the progression may be a bit off - but perhaps it could work if it was split up into a smaller loop that repeated only 2 chords at a time for 3 short phrases before altering on the 4th or something???
    Maybe work in more of a call and response pattern with them using another mid bass and it could sound alot nicer !
     
  8. windowkill1

    windowkill1 Young listener

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    Thank you for support and suggestions guys, if you want to listen to the final thing... check my signature!

    Thanks again for listening!