Nice, but some things...
The idea is here, but the execution could be made a little more smooth. First off, the intro is epic. Far too epic for the drop that you have coming eventually, and what BPM is this?
The drums you have coming in around 1:04 sound very sloppy. The song seems like it's about to drop into something that never comes.
I did nothing to the drums around 1:04 except adding some Hihats. So i dont understand the sloppyness your talking about.
Maybe you where expecting the generic WUBWUB drop like any other Dubnut. But i like trying new things and divide myself from the generic Dubstep scene.
Yeah its pretty cool... but there are a lot of things that could be easily improved. First off, the drums. They are not full enough to give the song a good swing and flow. Your snare is too bland, you should add some reverb and spread as well as maybe another layer. The kick is not punchy enough but you can easily fix that. Add some hats across the bars and play with the velocity to create ramps that add a lot to the music.
Right now I'm using some sub par speakers so I can't really detect any sub bass so I'm not sure if you used any, but if you didn't, layering your wobble and creating drop-outs is a great way to make things sound a lot "bigger".
The idea is here, though, and with some refinement you could have a real winner here. Also the intro is way too long, make it less than 48 bars. 32 is the standard for an intro, but seriously, fuck the standards.
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Thanks for the helpful feedback! :)
You used the same pneumatics noises as heard in Hydraulic by Datsik. Because it sounds exactly like that. Also, the pre-drop sample was featured in another song but I can't remember which. The drop was pretty dirty though. Originality is the key to success.
Actually, I found the sample on freesound.org and used it in my song before I knew Datsik used it in his song. A lot of big artists get samples from there. At least I used the sample kind of in the background unlike Datsik, who blatantly slapped it in without any other instrument or sample to accompany it.
I try to keep my songs as original as possible, including this song. Just because one sample was also used by a big dubstep artist doesn't mean this song lacks originality.
Also, originality, unfortunately, is not always the key to success. There are TONS of songs, in Electronic music and all other genres, that rip off other songs and are still very popular. For example, in his song "Body Shot", Tantrum Desire ripped off the Sherlock Holmes theme and the song, if I recall correctly, was pretty popular amongst Drum n' Bass fans. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is OK to do because it's definitely not. However, in this case, I did not rip off any song(s).
So, just think about it more before you go around pointing out what samples people used. In fact, instead of doing that, how about give people some constructive criticism instead? That's a much better thing to do. :)
Ees pretty good! Like the chap below me, the mixing could be improved, but as a whole, the song's pretty awesome. I also recommend a different snare sound because it did not sound very clear or powerful.
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The introduction is my favorite, the progression is pretty awesome.
Although I see what desired effect you were going for, you missed the target by a little. The flow was definitely lacking and the drum beat definitely should be a little more full. Use velocity to your advantage. Also make sure to layer everything with subbass because if you did, I couldn't really tell. You obviously put some time in, and for that I commend you, keep it up.
Thanks for the review and yeah I totally agree, because I come from the world of rock and metal I tend to over look the dynamics of the track in favour of focusing on the hard, heavy effect. I'll go back and try the sub bass laying, bulk up the dynamics and in fairness to your last statement it was started yesterday morning at 12 and finished by 8 so I should really spend more time on them. I just can't help it, I want people to hear it!!
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This is definitely pretty fresh
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