Roadrunnerr - Snare Placement - Liquid

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Cat Gas, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
  2. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Bristol
  3. Neomind

    Neomind Too many skulls!">:O

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    "Roadrunner - Imagine the snare" <---
    good synths and such things but you need a helluva lot of work on these drums.
     
  4. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    I thought it was the other way round o_O
     
  5. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Yeah your snare seems non existent. Or was that the idea? and I'm missing the point completely?
     
  6. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    Alright. I think I fixed up the snare and i'm upping it onto soundcloud again. And I made the bassline a bit quieter, because I thought it was a touch too heavy, and adjusted the levels of the various hats. Just sticking it back up...

    ---------- Post added at 19:35 ---------- Previous post was at 19:25 ----------

    ok its back up again :D
     
  7. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    227
    Location:
    Essex, England
    Still sounds the same dude. It sounds like its really muffled and shit. Almost like as if you were standing outside a club and you can hear it. And it sounds like theres reverb on it too!
     
  8. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    This is why it sucks to not have proper monitors :(

    I'll see what I can do tomorrow...
     
  9. luciduk

    luciduk Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    5
    nice track, theres some good subtle things youve done with the drums that i like. vibe with the synths is good, although maybe a little slow to progress. agree with the snare it sounds like its been compressed the wrong way or its just the wrong snare!
    personally i would have to say there just wasnt enough to keep me interested, maybe the touches were just too subtle for me to pick up on but i think the track just had a really slow pace, and little variation.

    hope that is of some help,

    i much prefer the sound in "not for the dancefloor". proper chill out
     
  10. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Bristol
    try just cutting out all the reverb when it drops and either lower those synthy chords at the drop, let the bass stand out, add some movement to it.
     
  11. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    Edited again.
    Changed the snare, removed reverb on the kick and snare lowered the lead after the drop, added a small twinkley piano sound, and softened the hats a bit.

    If that snare is still dodgy, I'll see what it's like with a clap underneath it to give it some lift.
     
  12. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Bristol
    link please?

    ---------- Post added at 18:11 ---------- Previous post was at 18:04 ----------

    Sounding better, but the snare and kick sound like there really not there...
    maybe try this
    Put just simple 909 snare style snare under your current snare....you might have to pitch it a bit...thatll give it some more punch
    and try layering up 2 or 3 kicks together, with eqing on all of them

    i just get the feeling that with some really punchy drums this track would be killa

    sound
     
  13. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    Third (edit) time lucky? :p
     
  14. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Bristol
    don't quite understand what you mean by that mate sorry :p haha
     
  15. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    I edited it again and stuck it back up on soundcloud :D
     
  16. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,749
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Bristol
    snares still sounding the same
    kick sounds better, although that might be my ears playin tricks on me
    make those drums punch thru mate and then itll be big
    just get em punchin!

    sound
     
  17. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    I'll see if sidechaining is better, or just layer more snares on. We shall see....
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010
  18. Quartus

    Quartus Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    2

    Exactly what I thought.
    Again to minimal for me. Sounds like 4 Beats Drag and Drop.

    But work on it, compress your drums more and master each track (EQ, COMPRESS, MAXIMISE, SATURATE...). The mastermix at least.

    Keep it real and go for it.
    Nobody got no potential ;)

    P.S.: If you don't have the oportunity to produce loud, try to get a cheap Sony MDR-7506. This is one of the most neutral Headphones and you can make a good (Demo) Production with them.
    But care for your ears.

    Cheers
     
  19. Nosta

    Nosta Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Devon
    I like that mate, pretty sinister! Don't seem much in the low end, but still sounds nice!!!
     
  20. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    London / Leeds
    Nooby question time.
    I get compress. But Maximise and saturate? o_O