Really nice track, this. So many elements coming together so nicely. The hard panning in the beginning threw me off for a moment - I was almost going to give my speaker a kick - but as soon as other sounds came up, it all fell into place. This is just a personal preference but I almost wanted the drums to cut out at about 3:16 for a few bars to let the guitar do it's thing on it's own for a bit. All around though, this is a very emotive and lovely piece and in retrospect, of the 11 minutes I spent listening to it, I don't feel like even a second of it was wasted. Well done.
Thank you LJC for your kind words. Haha, I have new speakers, some m-audio db5's and they really bring out the stereo field so I'm really into heavy panning of my shizz now. I'm doing a remix of this at the moment, as there's some peaking issues apparent. I'll have a listen to your suggestion regarding dropping the drums. I'll let you know when it's done. Again, thanks for the review.
Lovin' this quirky little discobot. I'm so glad to see that you're still dropping bits on this board!
hello there! Long time no speak;) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I don't get a lot of those these days;)
cheers brah :)
The score is way too low on this track. I guess people aren't giving it a chance or aren't able to appreciate it... I do though - I thought it was a trippy little head groove. Damn nice.
alright old chap, i knew u would.
what is dis score u speak of?
Noisalicious an' Dirtiffic
Fuxxin slick track. Got a great new-school fusiony feel to it - if that makes any sense... Really nice work all around.
thanks old boy
As far as timbres go, I'm liking everything except the kit you used for the percussion. Also, not really hip-hoppy... feels a little too upbeat for hip-hop and a little too laid back for anything else really...
Still, nice that you're mixing up a few styles.
A few minor mastering issues here - again, a low cut would clean things up and a limiter would prevent any unintentional digital distortion. I think you may want to experiment a little with multiple compressors. Compress the drums on their own to thicken them up, then run everything through a second compressor and make a few tweaks to your levels to get everything to gel a bit tighter.
Decent work for NG - -=4/5=-
good idea with the 2 compressors, i never thought of doing it that way. a note on the limiter: a tend to stay away from anything that ends in izer or iter :P using limiters and sizers in my opinion destroy the sounds especially if you have a peaking db sound like the "sci-fi echo" sounds at the start. a low cut is needed and probably an envolope filter on the 3rd kick and 2nd snare which are a tad too sharp. :( thanks for the 4, it was generous :P
Agreed with the last reviewer
Very nice chop job but this could have been so much more with the addition of some really heavy drums in an IDM-ish style.
As is, it sounds like an arp experiment or work in progress but that's all cool.
I'm voting 4 on this because I really liked the direction you were headed but I felt that it fell short without percussion and it ends really abruptly - almost sounds unintentional and I was teetering towards a 3.5 but since that isn't an option I'll round it up :)
lol yeah, i understand what you mean. after i had done the piano the arp and stutter work left me so tired the idea of doing it all again with more layers and everything for drums was exhausting. i definitely want to revisit this and finish it, but it was such an effort. i'm thinking of using the piano riff, taking out the stutter and just creating a stutter pattern combinator and rewiring it through massive and using massive to alter the low and highpass without affecting the choir and then layering a drum sample over it so i only have to arp one layer lol. pretty lazy thing to job and unlikely way to get ultimate results!
i was also thinking o changing the piano so a popcorn style lead and the choir to a 3 way malstrom reese. if i synced the break of the lead and bass then so the silence was at the same time i could easily fill it with an IDM drum break. i dunno, maybe this could be out collab :P
All sorts of nice stuff here.
Nice job on this - laid back, chilled out and catchy. I see a few peeps have mentioned vox - they may be right - vocals could take this track from a damn fine piece of bg music to a radio hit. Then again if the vocal suck they could sink it.
Something to be said for simplicity I guess. This is really easy to listen to.
Do this again, then again, and fame will be yours!
you are so true in what you say in that last few lines. Simplicity does work, but its not through just being simple i came about this. It works well as you've noticed and well yea it's darn catchy, alas i change my style constantly so i doubt its gonna happen again, though i do have high hopes for the compete version of chapter two when it's complete, a wip is now up on site. Sorry about the delay in replying, working ruins me and any free time is generally spent drunk. take it easy and thank you for the kind words.
Always love listening to your work
Great job - nice bit of chill. Left one point for improvement though - Not sure what helpful advice I could give right now but a little more variation on the drums after about the first minute couldn't hurt. Just a bit though - I don't think you need to go overboard with anything crazy... maybe just change up every fourth bar a bit more. At this point, the following suggestion is almost cliché but perhaps a few triplet stutters here and there might be cool. Overused? yeah probably - but I still think they're cool just the same.
Two other things you may want to try - the bass from about 1:40 to the end is great as is but a slow morph from 1:40 to 3:10 could give it more of a sense of evolution - same with the synth that we hear from 2:40 through the end - try morphing the cut and/or res a bit and see what happens.
Play with the drone that starts in at 1:47 - a little gate action could add some interest - or perhaps one better - run this bitch through a sequenced gated multiband compressor or some other such rythmic choppity toy.
Aside from that, the only other thing that I can think of that would make this better would be to rename the track "LJCoffee is my hero" :D
Thanks for making my life a little more interesting with your music!
long time ler...
thanks for the listen and advice.
the new version is coming along nicely, added muchos variation to the drums and some other subtle messes in the first half.
haven't touched the second half yet but i was thinking along the lines you mentioned to give it a little more movement also am gonna try and builp it up and open this section into something epic, have to see how it goes.
Not Drum and Bass - Also, copyright infringement
No score or vote assigned. This is definitely not Drum and Bass. You're lucky you didn't catch an instant audio ban for the clip of "Countin' Flowers On The Wall" at the end.
I suggest that you immediately remove this submission - or at the very least, edit it to remove the section at the end. If you don't, you not only risk getting this track deleted but if word gets back to Wade about it you could have your entire account deleted as well...
Changed ending and genre... Still, do you like it or not?
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