New beat, Oppinions?

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by louissmusic, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. louissmusic

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    http://soundcloud.com/louissmusic/beat-7

    Here's a beat i cooked up over 2 days, i looked into the Frequencies of all the drums and tried to get it to sit well.

    Here's the result, Please tell me where i can improve.

    Louis.
     
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    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    nice low slow bass drum i like the ghost rapid bassdrums too, but snare feels weak. also the top end is a bit loose. you might be able to tighten this with some adsr or gate control.

    nice effort though mate
     
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    What is adsr and gatecontrol? Would i need specific vst's for it? Or is there a thread to explain. Also when you say the snare is weak should i add another snare drum hitting at a higher frequency?

    Thanks for the advice :D
     
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    Also forgot to add, loving the music on your myspace. You have a really unique style that sounds amazing. Do you have an records out?
     
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    T Leaf Neighbourhood Sickhead

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    adsr = attack decay sustain and release (also called envelope controls)

    it allows you access to a sounds properties
    generally:

    volume envelope

    attack = time for the signal to get at its peak

    decay = time signal takes to go to silence

    sustain = how much of the signal stays whilst the key is pressed down

    release = how long the signal takes to go to silence after key is not pressed

    envelopes can control many aspects of a sound though.

    with gating, generally its the control over how much of the signal gets through. if i had a gate at -2db then anything over -2db would get heard. you also have attack and release on gates too.

    best place to look for this stuff is to do a search on the forums, cos you get so much info and its probably been covered before and in better detail :D (y)

    as for me being released: nah man :) i want to get some released soon, but i don't know how to go about it lol

    respect and happy producing
     
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    subprime Dysjoint

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    adsr refers to envelope settings. Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release.
    It's a sonic leash for your musical dog. Stops your hits from running off and chasing their tails.
    I think I'm drunk.
    Over.
     
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    subprime Dysjoint

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    Would you look at that! T-leafs on the case.
     
  9. GiDriK

    GiDriK Lost in jungle

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    thats a sick song right there
     
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    yeah. snare defo needs to be fattened up. try some compression, maybe! layer another one underneath it. maybe even distort or/and limit it.

    but maybe its just got to do with your eqing. trial&error id say.

    apart from that, get rid of those extra kicks. its not got enough jungle-feeling to it for those offbeat kicks imho. put some amens in or get rid of those kicks ;)

    have fun!
     
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    ez

    just to let you know i am on a laptop with laptop speakers so i cant comment on the low end lol

    im not a fan of the shakers its not just you its all shakers they can only be used if there done right the ride sounds a bit cheap imo if i was you i would try get hold of maybe a rock or jazz sample pack to get your hands on some live ones or do as we did and drag a massive drum kit to ealing studios and record them yourself lol our new tune has kinda the same sort of drum stucture as yours so maybe have a listen to that and get some ideas, breaks are always good just dont use them as they come! i tend to chop them up and change them to fit better that goes for frequencies as well, i wish i could help more with the low end but as i said "CRAPTOP" lol
     
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    Thanks mate, will take that into account.
     
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    Zeal Ohm/C2D/Dark Asylum/Ennex

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    not bad man kick drum is ok

    snare could still be beefier for me personally, get a snare sample with some nice low mids to it so it makes a nice hard low punch ;)
     
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    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    sounds quite nice an full maybe a little to much high end makin it sound kinda tinny.
    now u need to make a tune for it!lol:D
     
  17. louissmusic

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    True :D its fucked for the moment cause i lost all fl studio plugins so cant really edit anything at the moment, time for bass.