Qeu-Wormhole

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by dnbforthejuan, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. dnbforthejuan

    dnbforthejuan New Member

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    Hi, so this is what I consider my first actual drum and bass track, I make a living as a guitarist and keyboardist but I'd really like to make DNB, the sounds are what excite me the most. This track started out as experiments in sound design, I know it's really chaotic and I would like to make DNB that's really frentic but will admit maybe this tune's origin make it a bit too chaotic. My next tunes might not be as seemingly random, tho this tune does have a chord progression.
    Opinions are welcome. :)

    https://soundcloud.com/qeu/wormhole
     
  2. dynednb

    dynednb New Member

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    Hi mate, I checked out your track. I agree with what you say, it's probably a bit too chaotic.
    It's got kind of a dubstep vibe which isn't really my thing-but you've definitely got some production skills as some of the elements sound pretty awesome. The drums need work, the snare is too muddy, but then it's competing with a hell of a lot of synths.
    If you want to do DnB I'd say definitely try and strip it down to a riff and drum pattern that's good enough to carry the track, and build it from there. If the original bass line is good enough enough it should only need a sparse amount of atmospheric elements to fill out the track. But then that's just my style of DnB :).
    I've checked out the rest of your soundcloud and I always admire a musician whose willing to explore different genres. Just keep doing what your doing dude!
    Let me know when you post up some more DnB!
     
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  3. dnbforthejuan

    dnbforthejuan New Member

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    Hey, man, thanks for the feedback, really thoughful and helpful. Yeah, I like all sorts of music, and live off of playing jazz and pop music gigs, but really want to make some heavy DNB. Thanks, I'm really just now making a concentrated effort to produce DNB, and will definitely put more stuff up!