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Would it be accurate to call this Progressive Trance n Bass?
Just posting because feedback and so on.
Trance gates are cool.
I need a better build. Time to figure out how to make good risers.
I think the intro may be a little plain, and the song lacks the extra percussion that makes Drum N Bass special. The song will need more substance; keep in mind that Drum N Bass can be difficult sometimes.
The build up is not bad, but it needs more percussion to make it more suspenseful (like the rest of the song in general). Use crashes and impacts as well.
The mixing is not great either; however, I think you should focus on sound design; try to make some risers like you said and experiment with them.
In the end, it is all about differentiating yourself from everyone else with your music and being proud of what you produce. Keep practicing and you will see a significant difference ;)
Progressive Trance n Bass seems to work btw
There will be quite a bit more percussion - as you can tell, I haven't even added hats yet :P
I'm planning on adding some snares to the build, and a crash somewhere would probably work well too.
Haven't got to mixing yet as it's nowhere near done. There's not too much point in mixing much until everything's in there that will be in there.
I think that this track is already quite substantially different from most DnB songs considering the trance gate. xD
I'll be working on it more this afternoon, so there may even be another WIP in store.......
There's some nice choice of instruments here. Everything blends quite well, yet still manages to be distinct from each other. The beat is good, though the kicks could be heavier in my opinion.
I think you're on the right track; the buildup is too gradual and too similar to the introduction such that it doesn't feel like a contrast, and causes it to lack the progression it needs to be more engaging. It also feels like some layers are missing that could be added with each repetition, like lighter, higher, faster moving parts maybe. The part around 1:08 onwards was quite good though; I like the bass here and those repeated notes really shine.
I'm making sure that everything is in a different frequency range. :P
I'll see what I can do about making the kicks heavier. I was thinking the same thing.
I don't really feel like the buildup is too gradual (it's only 8 measures, though it isn't very distinct yet) - more just nonexistent. I just need to add a bunch more stuff to the second half of this, build and climax alike.
Glad you like the bass and repeated notes. I was really happy with both of them myself. :P
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