Minimal Track

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by looklookbb, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. looklookbb

    looklookbb Member

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    Although I am working on more traditional dnb tracks, I'd be curious to see what you people think:



    Thanks!
     
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    interesting beginning. i like the vibes but could use a little depth to separate the bell and the strings, maybe even a one shot here and their. snare seems a bit lifeless. good eq and compression might do well. i also noticed no hats, not that it matters really if thats what your going for. but cool vibes for sure.
     
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    Thanks man!, do you mean stereo separation? I definitely notice subtle depth in others tracks, but not sure of the ways it's done.
    Yeah I'm leaving the hi hats out of this one, I am going to go back and try different drum patterns after the first one to try to get a steadier build up of energy

    Thanks again!
     
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    try using two kinds of reverb, one for close and one for far. volume is also a great way to make things seem far or near. maybe go with the balancing first then try adding reverb second. if you imagine a stage, and how things would be set up their. drums and bass center and prominent, strings probably behind, maybe some proper panning or haas effect to the bell things. but yea certain stuff like that does wonders for mix downs.
     
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    Where the bass at? Where the hi-hats? :p
     
  6. gruff

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    sereen! If it was me i'd vary the velocities of some of those drums just a little bit and layer with some more hits to add texture/variance to stop them getting too repetitive. try automating some mid/side EQ or popping a subtle rotary on the strings to build some movement
     
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    lovely vibes.

    feels a little like a loong intro though
     
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    I know you're going for drum and bass but if I were you I'd replace the drums with a half time trip hop style beat and add a big fat dubby bassline.
     
  9. looklookbb

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    Awesome, thanks for the feedback! I don't check here much but definitely appreciate it, definitely will try to add more subtle movement while keeping it appropriately bleak and grim haha

    Thanks again
     
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    The chord sequence is a little cheerful- not sure if you were going for a darker vibe with the church bells but it doesn't really come through with those note choices. A more minor/chromatic sound might be better if you did want it darker.

    Biggest and most obvious things have already been said- no hi-hats and no bassline. I was expecting the earth to shake with mighty sine wave sub at some point and it never did...