New Dance-floor Drum & Bass

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by marcelkennard, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    This song's entitled "Make It Funky," by me, Marcel (a.k.a MANTIS).
    This song has been a nightmare to mix, but I think it's pretty much there now.
    Hope you enjoy it, please feel free to leave feedback and I'll be sure to return the favour for your productions! :)
     
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  2. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Muted cow bell down in the mix a tad.

    The only other thing i would say is that the synth lead seems poke through more than the bass on the drop possibly trial a second version where the bass is more prominent on the drop and the lead comes up a tad on the switches through volume auto...

    Very nice though!
     
  3. D-A-JayQuikness

    D-A-JayQuikness I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Agreed should have some heavier bass
     
  4. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    Heavier Bass you say???

    Are you referring to the mid bass or the sub bass here? or a bit of both possibly?

    ---------- Post added at 17:49 ---------- Previous post was at 16:57 ----------

    I've quickly whipped up what I think might be a slightly heavier bassy version if you care to listen again- it's back at the top!
     
  5. D Double U

    D Double U FQ Sessions

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    Definitely better, I'm only listening through lappy speakers btw just the obvious things that got me.
     
  6. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    Aah fair play mate, cheers anyway!!!
     
  7. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    great sound, mixdown is pretty wonky, needs a little more warmth and sub. the hats sound a bit blurred, to much tail going on maybe, getting them sharper/clearer would help allot i think, love the vibe n sound, great energy
     
  8. bansal321

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    loving this song! really bouncy, and really interesting!... i cant give u any criticisms really enjoyed this 1!
     
  9. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    This has got tons of energy to it! really liking the vibe on this one, good build ups, Fantastic drop!
     
  10. bulletstorm

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    this track is one of the good ones =)

    just needs a little tuning. bit more subbass and I also think the highhats could be turned up slightly.
     
  11. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    Wow, I wasn't expecting this! Great track man, it builds nicely and the drop is proper. Call me crazy, but I dig the cowbell, perhaps lower pan it a bit left or right so its not so dominant.

    My only critique is the snare, it seems to get a bit "lost" in the mix when everything kicks in. Perhaps consider sidechaining it to one of those synths or performing a bit of surgical eq on some of the other sounds to allow some headroom for that snare to punch straight through the mix.

    Overall though, this is a wicked tune.

    Cheers.
     
  12. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    What I'm hearing on my headphones....Cool tune for sure...little too cold, little too metallic, little bit too sharp in the high mids somewhere, over-all a little too light as a result.
    Good tune but that's my translation.
     
  13. Balthazaar

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    Nice tune for sure agree with subprime....
     
  14. Rezonate

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    Cool sounds, would bring the drums up in the mix a bit personally except for the cowbell. Could do with more sub as well imo.
     
  15. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    Cheers man, Yeah I've got the snare sidechaining with the synths already thats the problem, it's still a bit weak, might have to try some more EQing...


    As for everyone else, thankyou so much for your comments, I will take them all on board and try and attempt another mixdown very soon... I think I need to just give my ears a rest from this tune though as I've heard it incredibly much
     
  16. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    It's amazing how much of an impact a fresh set of ears can have on a mix. I can't wait to hear this choon again.

    Cheers!
     
  17. MrMush

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    Very nice!!!! Cant think of much other.
     
  18. Snaz

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    foots tapping, heads nodding, nice one! :)