Nice work. I'm listening to it again now. It reminds me of the Noisia/Spor collaboration. So sweet!
Awesome production. Awesome composition.
I like the synths in this
But I reckon to make it really powerful dubstep, you'd need some intense punchy drum samples. I'd recommend the vengeance drum sample packs. This is a fucking sweet song though, nice work.
I just got Reason Drum Kits 2.0, but after making this song, so I haven't got a chance to use them yet. I will definitely check that out, though. I'm always looking to gain that little extra punch. Thanks!
Okay, I thought, great intro, sweet piano melodies, punchy drum sounds, nice leads, clear mixing.
The main thing I think you should work on more for this song is that wobble bass. I'd personally say leave out the automation/lfo/whatever is is controlling the filter, and just leave the bass as a dirty "reese" sound. Then, to keep it interesting I'd say put over some really haunting reverbed vocal samples in the odd place. You don't need a wobble bass for it to be dubstep, and I love the parts without the wobble, but in my opinion that wobble is a bit too "cheesy dubstep" sound.
That's all just my opinion though, and it was worth a download. Stay proud of it- the people you've showed are right to love it, I'm just giving a suggestion for what to do next.
I know that it doesn't need wobble (and a decent number of mine don't), but to my ears it just worked for a little variation. We all have different tastes, and this one suited mine just fine. Thanks for the suggestions, though. I might use that backverb/reverb idea.
I think it's proven that sentient life lives pretty much nowhere near earth. Apparently it's almost definite that life in some form does exist somewhere, but the chances that we'll ever come into contact with them are next to nothing. But it's definitely good to think about the possibility of it. . .
Anyway, this song is pretty beautiful- sounds like something out of "cafe del mar"- have they influenced you at all? I now feel the need to make extremely chilled music. Haha, the guitar and piano work really nicely together. Did you record yourself really playing guitar? It sounds pretty organic.
10/10 5/5, nice work.
The possibility of extraterrestrial sentient life is thrilling but unfortunately out of our reach... because of the immense distance between them and our primitive technology. Imagining such thing is surely a great opportunity for further inspiration.
Never heard of "cafe del mar" by the way, but I'll listen to it now.
Everything you hear is completely synthesized, and I rarely record something - whether it's my voice or me "playing". XD
Thank you for the compliments and review ^^
hmmmm . . .
I think you should keep the gradual intro- but you need to do some slow modulation, or something to keep that bit with just the bass drum more interesting. Maybe slowly pull down a highpass on the kick drum? From 1.02 onward it's awesomely done, though. I fucking love deadmau5 eh.
Also, I think at 5.00, don't drop back down- for the build up section I was like "it's finally gonna drop, it's finally gonna drop! . . . oh", so I think that's when you just bring out everything full bore- sidechained basslines, powerful drum sounds, and add a new lead melody. THEN start pulling it back. Deadmau5 usually has one really intense part in his songs which make all the build ups worth it.
Amazing work though.
Awesome mixing, I agree with the last review, that bass is sexy. I'd say take out that section with no drums and have a build-up to a drop- where you bring in an epic detuned-saw trance lead. and give the high/mids on the bass some more distortion after the drop to make it real powerful.
That's just what I think would be cool after this anyway. Good luck with it!
Sexy drum sounds
Probably not a very helpful review, but I like that snare. It's ruthless. And the wobbly-pitched synth at 1.09
TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!!
This should get in to weekly top 5.
Where is the bass?
I did enjoy the track, that intro drum beat was definitely interesting, something you don't hear in every dubstep song. The composition in general, with the song returning to back to that intro riff every now and then was good- returning to the familiar section works well.
What I think the track needs is a slightly longer intro before that noise-build up, also I'd recommend keeping a kick or high-hat going as this build-up happens, because this would keep the rhythm going, and make it easier to dance to the drop. Often producers would put a kick steadily doubling its timing with a highpass taking out more and more of the low frequencies over this part.
One other problem I have is with the bass sound after the drop. It seems to only contain the high-end. If you layer your current wobble with a more midsy wobble, going at the same time, and a sub bass (which you'd probably need to sidechain compress with the kick) then it'd sound ear-raping as. Finally, after the drop simplify the drums and turn them up- the crazy drums work in the intro, but not so much the more intense parts. And the synth sound at the start sounds sort of like a fruity-loops-esque preset, you should mess with it a bit more, perhaps layering it too.
That's all the criticism I have to give, I hope it was relatively constructive, haha. Good luck with future dub to the step.
Much obliged. I've worked on my production routine a bit since this track (in reality this was my second ever track). A fill during the drop would work; my idea of a drop is like a crescendo to a break-down, usually i separate the drums from the different verses. I like your idea of keeping my off-beat drums to the intro; i really liked the sequence i came up with and whored it a little bit, need something with a heavier rhythm for the heavier parts.
That wasn't an FL preset, but close. Sylenth1, with modifications. I've since moved on to MASSiVE =DD now i'm racking my brain as to producing dublines with variating wubs without having to use pitch gates, and since automation is impossible under my current method, with some equipment I can start automating with MIDI, then the quality should go up substantially. Thanks for the review though very much appreciate it.
Hahaha, if it had an emotional sounding intro, and maybe a little more crescendoey bits, it'd sound like an awesome deadmau5 song.
On that note, put in an emotional intro and more crescendoes. :P
I know you wanted it to be drum and bass, BUT MAKE IT DROP INTO DUBSTEP.
imagine this, okay- you've got your build up going on- it's coming up- it's coming up then silence at the end, and everyone's like "oh yeah another dum and bass song" but wait . . . . <drum fill> to RUTHLESSNESSSSS!!!
lol it's funny you'd say that cause that's exactly what I intend on doing xD
I've already started on the dubstep bit but still working on the transition into it from the dnb part. more coming soon ;D
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