Some home-grown vibes

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  1. See Me Soon

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    gc.png Ready for the next round?
    Once again, a drop of flavor.

     
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    The break is pretty nice, oldskool vibes, nice variations and things

    Kick is a smidge loud on my system.

    Track needs more variation and to develop more though, rather than just stacking up loops. Think about the bigger picture-build, drop, breakdown, verse, chorus, whatever, just different sections

    Also consider adding more harmonic/melodic content- it's not all about breaks and basses, you need some notes things to a) fill the frequency spectrum and b) add some kind of mood/vibes- dark, soulful, chilled, funny whatever
     
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    Thanks,

    I played some guitar and chopped it up. As for the breaks, a drumloop I created in midi, chopped it up too and good old 'funky drummer' on the background.

    I try to mix with a flat eq. Maybe your low eq is up?

    But it is a good way into the right direction.
    I don't like the newest dnb wave. A lot of noise, if you ask me.
     
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    My low end isn't up, no. The kick's not a huge problem, it just sticks out a little too much. It's easy to not notice these things when you're just starting out, also everyone's system is different so it could be my headphones are a little too heavy on the bass (don't think so though, on other tracks they're usually too quiet) or yours are a little quiet on the bass.

    You don't have to be new dnb to have harmonies/ melodic content though- jungle tunes will have a little bit, normally in the form of samples. You have a guitar, which is a good start, but I think maybe a little something else, just once or twice every 8/16 bars will add more interest and structure
     
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    your are right, totally forgot,
    I put my monitor to half low (vxt6) with the switch on the backside.
    They are pretty much wasted. . .

    but I will redo the track.
    put some more spice in it.

    again, thanks for the feedback
     
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    again on the kick issue:
    would you be so nice and check this kick out for me



    this kick is recorded along side the rest of the durmsounds.
    I did some 'new-york compression' on that one.

    is it to loud also?
     
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    I agree, sounds nice but it's like it misses something, maybe some samples used creatively or some pads :D
     
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    nuno-morris-gitaarhaak.png to be honest, all I did was chopped up some guitarplay and put a drumloop to it,
    one I had from creation an other track.

    Of course it could use some keyboard sounds or organ, for the soul
    a brass or two, for the tension
    and a smooth, not to heavy bassline, for the groove.

    if you check my soundcloud, you will find the before stages.
    one before chopping and one tempo'd up.
     
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    I'm not the best person to consult on mix tbh, I have got it wrong many times in the past.

    Another comment is you seem to be creating tracks really really quickly- it's unusal to make them so fast. Maybe you should spend more time on each track individually, and make each track more complicated- more complex sound design, more change ups more fills/edits, more layers of percussion, more processing etc. Simplicity is good but it feels like you've cut corners. try making a copy of a track you like (as an exercise) and you'll see how much work you can put into it...
     
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    there are tracks I worked on for months, some minutes.

    If I get creative, I am in the zone, but then I drink a beer and ... somehow get lost along the way :confused:

    this one I did in like ten minutes, and I really like it.
    I wanted to create something symphonic:




    but I just drop experiments on soundcloud.
    I miss some skills in recording, but I will get there...
     
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    "...try making a copy of a track you like (as an exercise) and you'll see how much work you can put into it..."
    don't really know what you mean by that, but looks like a great tip/exercise.
    please come again, teach me! :2thumbs:
     
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    this track has a shitty drumtrack, but I wasn't aiming for that in that situation. Also did not care for a decent pad, but what do you think about that bassline and overall groove?



    I think is pretty cool.