It is quite repetitive and would sound better shortened, but what I really would like to see in it is sound breakdowns and some LOUD drops because thats what makes this sort of stuff. And dirt up dem drums.
But really nice bassline, it really fits with the drums. And you have the whole add extra percussion to fill out the track. Keep it up.
Come review my shit (wait fuck can you swear on ng? too late now)
That is some proper darkstep almost neurofunk, what the hell would you label spor as? It sounds sick together but you have to dirt up those drums, try some parallel compression and just some overdrive or saturation.
If you haven't got the bass from a loop pack I will be very impressed. Keep it up
Haha, thanks for the tips bro. I also made the bass on my own.
I have to agree with the reviewer below although you fail to accept any criticism only praise.
You have a good bassline in there, but it feels like that might be it. It completely suffocates the rest of the track that you haven't spared any effort for, because you have just focused on the bass.
This could really be coming on to pro standard if you brought the drums up to the standard of the bass and sort out the little decorations you can almost hear over the top. I don't think you over used the crash, but you can have more than one crash in there which would sound awesome.
And what was meant by the lack of mixing is the fact that the bassline takes up what seems like 40hz-5kz with no space for the kick to breathe let alone the snare. Pick up an EQ and phatten up the kick and snare, and tame that dirty bass so that it fits in with the track. Not sure if this counts as promotion of outside sites but if you google audiotuts they have some good tutorials for mixing.
Oh yeah and wobble basslines are over rated. Especially in dnb. I don't say this because I'm closed minded, but because they are done to death.
If you don't like what I have to say feel free to message me on it, I hope I'm not being too hostile.
see, at least you take the effort to make yourself clear when reviewing.
you are not being hostile at all, neither was the guy before me, and if you took me for beying offended, i might have misrepresented myself. my point was that most of his critisism was regarding issues of taste. wich, if you are reviewing objectively and correctly, should not affect the grade.
your review on the otherhand is full of usefull critisism, thanks alot. i will take on the tuturial for mastering. im not full of myself, i have no problem with admitting that im poorly skilled at that. big ego's only get in the way of getting better :)
You have a solid song on your hands, I really like it.
Excuse me for being a judgemental arsehole, but if it were me I would make the drums louder when they come in, make a longer song (listen to more dnb and you'll know how) and I wouldn't have made the bassline major, but minor, as it sounds like your on the path to achieving something, not raving.
Especially like the drums, and i'd love to know what break you're using or if you made them yourself because they are proper old skool.
Other people seemed to like it and it has a high score, so maybe it was just me, but I didn't really like it. It felt like an assault on my ears, which I was eventually going to lose, so thank god the track is only 1:23. But atleast you managed to get some interesting beats in there, I only had real problems with the kick, which sounded like kicking a wet cardboard box.
And it is definitely not drum and bass, more experimental. Not enough people on here listen to actual drum and bass to understand what it is, so I don't blame you for putting it in there.
thanks for being honest at least :)
For your first song this really isn't as bad as your current score, but you got some critical things wrong. The melody really didn't work along the vocoded voice, try something either minor or atonal. Also listen to more electro and pick out the structure, probably a building intro into the main section/loop with variations. This would improve your composition a lot.
But ignoring that, you got the synths working quite well so you must know the software you use - which is great for when you're trying to get ideas out - and that really benefited the song. Keep trying.
I'm not a huge fan of the flute-like lead, but waiting for the drop bass actually made me slightly excited, so I'm impressed. Keep it up.
Thanks! Still a work in progress though. :)
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