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New lil breaks number

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:35 pm
by Sionith
https://soundcloud.com/huntumusic/vigil-1

New breaks one i recently finished, any feedback would be much appreciated

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:03 pm
by T.R.O.
sounds nice

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:36 pm
by Doomo
I like the bassline sound and the overall idea. I think it needs some work in areas though

1) The kick drum needs more mids as it gets lost in amongst the sub of the bassline and perhaps doesnt quite fit as is.
2) The snare could do with a bit more punch too. sounds quite flat
3) The beat combined in general perhaps sound a little mono. You could try duplicating the tracks (snare and hi hats) and playing around with some stereo width on the copy so you keep the punch, tone and clarity of what is there but also add some width too. The alternative is to use a really fast auto panner on the copy. Ive done this with hi hats before and it works quite well in generating a bit more width.
4) Sounds like you could do with sidechaining the kick with the sub to help it cut through a little more.
5) In my opinion it needs an additional mid / high melody of some kind. doesnt necessarily need to be a hook but just something to fill that space as for me at the moment its a little too minimal. What instantly came to mind is this track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K73_uRTbY3Q

OK its dusky, and minimal ish deep house which tamtam will love, but that little sound they introduce at 1:35 which is nothing spectacular just fills that void. That's kind of what Im getting at.

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:52 pm
by dnr
I agree it feels a little unfinished and could use a bit more punch in the drums. The modulated bass sounds a little basic to me. It works in that dungeon funk sound that was big a couple years back. But I would try to add that extra element to build it a bit more.
But very nice starting point.

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:25 pm
by mrlapes
dungeon funk? have you just made that up?!

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 pm
by dnr
No. Haven't you heard that new breed of dubstep that's just dark and ominous and brooding? It's just called dungeon and there's some offshoot I've heard called dungeon funk.

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:46 am
by Doomo
never heard of it. I'm just not down with the kids any more

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:52 pm
by Lightshapers
people have been calling the less edm/moodier dubstep dungeon for years

not heard of dungeon funk though :lol:



although its a good name for that hard to get bit of mould thats building up on my shower door :chin:

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:53 am
by dnr
It's popularized by the drum & bass massive agenda. They put "-step" and "-funk" in all the subgenres.
Drum-
Neuro-
Tech-
Clown-
Half-
Dark-
No wonder the music is simply named "Drum...&...Bass".
But damned if I haven't loved it for over 17 years.

Boh.

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:11 am
by Doomo
and in the 135bpm ish arena we have "Bass Music". some thought has really gone into that :facepalm:

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:38 pm
by T.R.O.
not to forget shitstep and pissfunk, those are my favourites!

Re: New lil breaks number

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:41 pm
by mrlapes
absolute garbage step