New Neurofunk from Lucider - Free 320K downloads

Messages
193
Likes
2
#1
Here's the latest version:

https://soundcloud.com/lucider%2Flucider-the-black-widow-V2
I used all Reason 4.0 for this. Happy to answer any questions and most of all I'd appreciate feedback, especially from DJs who have tried to mix it. I know it's just tough to stack up to the pros out there and I only have turntables so no way of mixing it with some phace or noisia or something.

Cheers,
J.P.
 
Last edited:

RUSSLA

Technique
VIP Junglist
Messages
6,466
Likes
1,093
#2
Needs some serious EQin across the board and some treble, there seems to be none. Would be a big track if it sounded professional :) Sounds very very flat tho
 
Messages
193
Likes
2
#3
Thanks for the feedback - can you be more specific? Like, more highs to the drums, or the reese? There's already a +1dB shelf on the mix down and I'm not about to give it more overall...I'm scared of EQ'ing up the highs too much on any part but I can play around with levels on the upper bandwidth tracks. More hi-hat for example. And I think that one of the snare voices could be bumped to give it more of "click".

Anybody have some thoughts on the EQ? I'd have to take a look at the EQ for each part - fortunately there's only three elements: drums and two reeses!

---------- Post added at 17:18 ---------- Previous post was at 15:34 ----------

OH LOL at myself -
Many thanks Russla, I was kinda pissed at you calling it flat until I started EQ'ing again...damn that was embarrassing A -> B'ing new to old. And the best part is that I don't have to soft clip as much to get the same perceived SPL.

I took a big -6dB scoop out of the main bass reese in the 100 - 300 Hz range as well.

At this rate this tune won't sound half bad by sunrise.

The new version has replaced the old in this post as well as soundcloud.

-J.P.
 

RUSSLA

Technique
VIP Junglist
Messages
6,466
Likes
1,093
#4
Thats a lot better now man! Can hear the highs nicely now, theres nothing wrong with boost inbetween 10khz and 20khz .. very cool track! you get my PM?
 
Messages
193
Likes
2
#5
You still want to master it?

I think it's sounding kinda muddy, I'll probably rinse it again sometime soon. I *may* have added some post "wah" reverb to the reese...for "shinyness" but it was probably a bad idea. I think that I should tighten up the release on the 808s that make up the subbass too. Tighten the hi-hats. Tighten everything...though I do want to maintain that retro almost techstep feeling I get from it.

Bleh, I saw Mahem on Saturday - makes me look like a goddamn sissy in production and on the decks. Never seen so many double drops live - course he's spyin the waveform on his lappy. He brought a new mix from Evol Intent - now I have not been keeping up with things as I should, but there's a remix of "Mind Control" or whatever the track is called in there! Sounds like a selves remix.

American DnB represent!
 
Messages
193
Likes
2
#7
New version 9/30 at top of post.

So I tightened things - is this any better now?

I added some hihats but I need to fiddle, they decay much too fast and are boring. There's more mid-lows in the synth and drums. Really, does the snare still need more highs?
 
Top