New Drum N Bass track for review, build up an drop

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by gabs67, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. gabs67

    gabs67 Member

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    Hi,

    I've followed the advise I received on here after posting an old track which was to do a small section of a track and see whether I think thats good enough to bother making into a full track. Anyway I've attached a new build up and drop so please feedback.

    Thanks in advance,



     
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  2. CuriosityKilledTheCat

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    hey man. It's not really the kind of music I listen to but I think you could make a decent track with what you have here. the drums need more punch though
     
  3. smoothassilk

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    It's not terrible, worth finishing to see where it goes... the lead is a nice little motif that sits nicely arrangement wise, good idea there.

    I think the drums are punchy enough personally, but they are getting swamped a bit by leads and chords- work on mixing techniques to make them sit together better.
    I've never been sure about space filling pads in DnB... usually people use a really thick bass instead, but don't feel constrained by convention if you want the track to focus on chords rather than bass.

    It's a little rhythmically dull, especially the chords- try doing some weird rhythmic patterns to make it more syncopated and interesting.... draw them in on the piano roll if you have trouble visualizing them in your head.

    Also consider adding some 'ghost snares' (lighter quieter snares) on the offbeats to give a breakbeat feel. (Listen to Noisia- Could This Be for the kind of drums I'm talking about)
    This isn't something you should always do, just something I personally think might be good, so ignore if you like.
     
  4. BattleteK

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    Yes, the drums need more punch and space. I would also consider to draw in some automation to keep the main bass moving, now its just one dull note
     
  5. gabs67

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    Hi thanks for feedbacking folks. Finished the track without vocals, it would be very much appreciated if you could let me know your thoughts...