Drum & Bass New to the D&B Genre - First track

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by DFC101, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. DFC101

    DFC101 New Member

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    Hi all,

    This is a preview of my first D&B attempt after having come to like the genre in the last 6 months. Previous to this I produced Progressive, House and some Trance.

    Anyway, feedback greatly appreciated as I know I have a long way to go on the D&B learning curve!



    Thanks,

    DFC
     
  2. jaspervc

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    Drums are ok. But i think you should lose the trancy kinda synth. try making something more fitted to drum & bass?
     
  3. Tone1304

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    Defo need to lose the trance synth maybe learn how to make a gritty sine bass as a starter. I have heard much worse for a first song
     
  4. ToxiColora

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    WOW man, for a first song in this genere its pretty decent ;)
     
  5. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Like others have said, lose that euphoric synth. Drum and bass is all about the grittyness, dirt and darkness, as opposed to the happiness and light.
     
  6. DFC101

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, it seems to be unanimous.

    I'll be the first to admit I'm struggling to lose the cleanliness that comes with prog/trance. But I guess at least I know what I'm doing wrong!



    Cheers,
     
  7. Joel Sykes

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    there is allot of people that would love the trancy vibe to this tune ,,well done m8 . puts me to shame ;)
     
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    Can t agree with you, Sorry. It's all about personal taste. Ofc i like the darker tunes in Minor keys but there are some major key tunes that are incredible :)

    NICE ONE for a first track ! :)
     
  9. pattycake

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    The choice of melodic/harmonic ideas don't seem to fit with liquid style drums but yeah i wouldn't throw it in trash just extract the ideas that fit more with house style drums and try programming a bass first for the liquid drums, if you make a trance/house style lead there is not going to be much room for a bass that really grooves, as trance and house tend to be about a really big euphoric lead.
     
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    contrary to what some people have said I think the vibe of this song is strong.

    i can hear changes I would make in arrangement and just certain things id do but that will all come to you in time.

    great track.
     
  11. 20k

    20k fuck head

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    I really like this, I think the trancey synth works wonders in this to be honest

    Very well done for a first track
     
  12. DFC101

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    Cheers guys, maybe being slightly cross-genre isn't such a bad thing.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the mixing/mastering in the tracks. Listening back to this revision the bass sounds too clean and doesn't glue with the kick

    Glad some of you like it anyway!

    :)
     
  13. alcaponeuk

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    drum and bass is whatever u want it to be, its not jsut grittiness and dirtiness, this is plain and simply more liquidy than the usual hard stuff, not all dnb is reeses with an irratic filter going on and off, i enjoyed it with the trancy edge ! props to u bro