My first post here

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Meloz, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Meloz

    Meloz Member

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    Hey guys, this is my first post here and I was just wondering what you thought of this:

    http://www.soundout.com/SoundOutPla...d)&stream=SoundOutV2/413288/324812-413288.mp3

    Its a work in progress at the moment and no mastering has been done on it so it's a little quiet. Its quite a commercial sounding track with an interesting intro :)

    Would be great if you could let me know what you think / areas of improvement.

    Cheers.
     
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    Intro is nice man, but i'm not so into that wobble that kicks in in the main part. It could be nice, but it gives a bit too much agressive feeling for me. Also check ur kick, make it come through nicely. I'm sure this track can become something nice, the melody gives me a happy feeling!
     
  3. Meloz

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    Cheers for the response, I always have issues with my kicks! Think I might sidechain it on the break as well as the sub. Reckon I should roll off some of the high end of that wobble bass make it a bit smoother?
     
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    Jep, and maybe some reeverb and chorus... And sidechain the sub under the kick, and maybe also the break like u say. Don't change the snare, it sounds good for me though :)
     
  5. Meloz

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    Yeah the snare is sidechained on the break but the kick isnt. Ive done little processing on the wobble bass so I will check that out tonight. Im running it on a 10 year old PC at the mo so it's struggling a bit to say the least, have to bounce everything to audio just to play the damn thing!

    Thanks again!
     
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    all the elements sound pretty good to me.
    If you master it properly I bet will turn out very good.
     
  7. Meloz

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    Cheers, I have been thinking about sending it off for mastering but I don't feel it's good enough yet. Its a bit difficult for me to judge because I have no monitoring speakers at the mo, this tune was mixed completely in my headphones. Do you think it's too toppy and harsh in the high end? Think I might turn the breaks down a bit as it could cause issues in mastering?

    Cheers
     
  8. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Sounding good in the headphones is a good first step. Check out the track on a couple different systems (car audio, home system, iPhone, etc.) to give you an idea of who the sounds are being transmitted in the mix. Mastering will definitely help smooth out a lot of the parts. But the key to a solid master is to submit a quality pre-mastered mixdown.

    Cheers man, keep up the good work.
     
  9. Meloz

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    awesome intro.

    synth should be louder in the beginning but i love how it fades in.

    those snares in the buildup are fucking true.

    check out slate fg-x mastering plugin if you're trying to find something to boost your volume and add some mastering compression.

    the lfo bass is a little too intense. but damn, you're making a really nice track. hope you get after it.

    best,

    R

    ---------- Post added at 16:59 ---------- Previous post was at 16:52 ----------

    i might get a triplet lfo rate on that wobble and add some chorus and distortion to it
     
  11. Meloz

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    Cheers for the response, I think I will send it off for professional mastering at some point. On the pre-master the kick was more prominent in the mix, I think gets a little lost in the version above (I have very little mastering experience so probably screwed it up at some point in the chain!).

    Thanks all for the responses.