Something really weird, need feedback (Drumstep)

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by Amnestic, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Amnestic

    Amnestic Member

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    Was messing around with a bunch of odd stuff. I was wondering what you guys think, and if it's worth working more on this.
     
  2. smoothassilk

    smoothassilk Active Member

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    It's messy.
    The amen sort of works by itself, but when you bring in the bass it just becomes really chaotic and muddy. I think glitchy beats only tend to work with really short hits without any tails on. The kick seems to have far too long a decay for this kind of thing. Generally speaking, the bigger and flabbier the drum hits, the fewer you use of them. I tend to use two samples of each kick and snare: a full weight one that I put on the important beats, and a ghost one that's lower volume for all the variation and interest.
    Also the break I feel is present too much of the time, I would use a different intro for contrast and possibly put a little bit of break in just before the drop.
    Good thing you're trying to do something different though. Sorry for being harsh. :)
     
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  3. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    Weird is always good ;).
    But it does sound a tad bit muddy due to the bass, as was mentioned before.

    Keep at it! :)
     
  4. Amnestic

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    All good tips, I'll probably re-work this quite a bit when I have some time.
     
  5. Nucleoid

    Nucleoid Nucleoid Drum & Bass

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    Some more transients on the kick/snare would make them punch through a bit more and have the focus on the beat come out. I think some eq would do miracles too, and a bit of sidechain on the bass. All in all really cool thing, I like!
     
  6. d'Art Fader

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    at first I thought it was messy, but there is a story in there, it kept me listening.
    It would be a nice track to end or start a DJ set...
    but no way you could throw this in in the middle of something, then you loose attention.

    but I think the vibe is oke, although it's not my choice of style to listen to too much.

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