Drum & Bass Need help fixing this track!!

Discussion in 'Production' started by xicotam, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. xicotam

    xicotam New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am scratching my head on how to improve this tracks for a live event and struggling to find out what is wrong with this!
    Need your pro advices!



     
  2. SuBKA

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    They need some heavy basslines man, especially the first still has a lot of headroom for a filthy bass. :)
    Just my opinion.
     
  3. Ran

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    ^ agree. And you could maybe add some stabs and effects. also try to push a bit the pad in the front ? /not pro advice :pimp:
     
  4. ShirPan

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    what i notice first of all: id sync those snare-layers, so there is actually one snare hit instead of two
     
  5. Mason John

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    Yo the 1st track, I'm listening to it right now, it's sounding pretty good and I'm liking the groove it's giving. I'd probably trim off some of that intro tho personally, or add a little more kinetic charge to it at least. And agreed w/ SubKA and Ran. I didn't notice the snares having a problem, but I can see ShinPan's point too.

    I like the kinda 80s thing going on w/ the 2nd track's intro. And again, pretty nice groove, some Jazztronik flavor in it. I think it could use a rolling sub bass in there tho, sorta mimicking the lead but not in some cheesy way xD.
     
  6. fluid.element

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    First Track;

    I would bring the volume down on the sample at 2.08, it sounds like its resonating through the roof, if that was on a PA system it would sound horrendous, in my opinion anyway!

    Next I would make the bassline stand out more, mess around with EQ'ing the middle (somewhere from 600hz to 1-2khz) frequencies until it nicely pushes through the mix, the synth/sample going along with it is overpowering it, or alternatively do the same with the synth but bring those freqs down. I would play around with the balance between the two.

    Quite a funky track though and I can already imagine people off their nut raving to it :)

    Second Track;

    The main thing with this one, I would like to hear the bass a bit louder, it has nice movement but is a bit quiet.
     
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