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Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by wilson89, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. wilson89

    wilson89 New Member

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    New to DnB (drum n bass - no name yet)

    New updated version of the song



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    I've recently gotten interested into dnb after listening to a lot of the liquicity you tube channel and netksy. I've been making electro tracks for little while but I'm really new to drum n bass. I could do with some feedback on my track, i.e. am I missing out some real fundamentals? Or am I on the right track, thanks!
     
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  2. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Very nice tune mate, can't see too much wrong with it tbh. Maybe the drop could have a bit more of a build-up or a silence part right before the drop, also the drums sound a tiny bit quiet to me, either that or the lead is a bit too loud. Needs and intro too, ubt yeah once you're finished you shall have a quality choon (y)
     
  3. wilson89

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    Thanks dude, i'll have a listen to the drums, I haven't got any monitors yet so I often get my mixes a bit wrong. as for intro and better build up, I agree, I really struggled to come up with something, so I'll give it another shot, thanks.
     
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    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    Lisen to a lot of drum and bass, keep making tunes, there are a lot of good bits in this one.
     
  5. wilson89

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    Thanks, I've been listening to lots of drum and bass lately, but I'm really liking drum step, I'm not entirely sure if I've achieved that or if it's just drum n bass, but I play on going down the route.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    if that's your first dnb tune, i look forward to hearing how you progress
     
  7. wilson89

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    Thanks man, it's actually my second, my first one is here http://bit.ly/LiYU82 I really had no idea what I was doing though, I just had a 174bpm drum loop and went for it. I feel like this one is a little bit more complex.
     
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    yeah man you're def on the right track

    id say be careful when looking at other tracks to see how they do things, because your arrangement is a lot more interesting than most of the stuff on liquicity.
     
  9. wilson89

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    I've been listening to quite a bit of drum n bass, and started working on this song again, I tried to make the drums bigger and also give more high end to the chorus.

    If anyone is interested here the new version
     
  10. alcaponeuk

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    wow mate if this is one of your first tunes and u made all that melody yourself youve got a keen ear for dnb - the melody and arrangement is the shiz nit! love it - the only thing i found weird on the arrangement was the bit before the drop where that sort of rolling 'marching band' style snares came in cause it sounded asif there was a mistake - and theres some extra drum loops that were a little louder than your original loops - id bring all the drums up to match the volume of those loud hits because there really good drums but a little lost under that main synth - fuckin sick tune though and the second drop made my hair stand on end cant criticize there! im amateur too though i wouldnt take my comments on board so much haha
     
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    OH SHIT - bro i was listening to the old version, i just heard the new version and you ironed out everything i mentioned, banging mate i cant pick anything out i dont like on the new one haha
     
  12. Fatkidscantjump

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    This is pretty nice, I like it so far. Really cool melody and arrangement.

    Maybe add some high cymbals to fill up the high frequencies a bit ? And some build-ups effects like white noises risers etc.

    I'm pretty much beginning too so i'm just telling you the first comments that comes through my mind when I listen, I'm by no means an expert so don't take it too seriously, just try if u have the time and will to do it, see what u can do with that.

    Anyways keep it up, really good start !

    cheers
     
  13. wilson89

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    Thanks man, appreciate you listening.

    Yeah I used a sort of frequency field plugin and I noticed that the chorus was missing some high end, I tried giving the lead, drums, hi hats and even the bass more high end but I couldn't really get it to boost.

    When you say cymbals, do you mean to higher end hi hat work? Or actually crash cymbals? Because I already have quite a few crashes in there, but can't seem to get them heard.

    As for the build up effects, I'm working on that right now! Thanks dude.
     
  14. Fatkidscantjump

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    I was more talkin about a ride cymbal, like the one in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azlD3GvWIzI&feature=related

    At some point I had troubles with adding high frenquencies presences to my tracks, and well i still have troubles with that, as with a lot of other aspects in my productions since I'm still beginner, but anyways, I had a couple of drum and bass loops that had a lot of ride cymbal, I high passed it and it add a nice "fullness" to high frequencies, I mean obviously u would need to work on the high frequencies of every sound of your track, but i really like those kind of sound because they've like reverb but still got rythm and dont completely make ur track go PSHH PHSHH lol, i dont know if you see what a I mean.