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Drum and bass song with some chiptune touches

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The cover art was done by @MatthewLopz

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just wow.

Absolutely stunning melodies and perc! This track hits hard.

If I may critique the mix a little, that drum kit could punch much harder through the bass & synths with some side chaining. Track like this, I'd be tempted to merge both the bass drum and snare drum signals to control the levels of your synths. You could then beef up those same synths with some controlled distortion or EQ units. A compressor will let you minimize the differences in an instruments dynamics in such a way that makes it sound louder. With that contrast between side chaining, distortion, and compression you can make some tremendous leads.

That arp pad @ 00:41 could benefit from some experimental cross channel panning! You could automate a change in pan continuously from left to right in a square shaped pattern. The benefit to panning is that doing so will induce an illusion that a sound is louder than it really is. This then allows you to turn the levels down a little on that instrument making more room in the mix for everything else. An amazing mix knows when to pan what. Bass frequencies sound best in the middle but mid to high frequencies can get some nice field panning. I typically find a place all the way to the left or right side for my auxiliary percussion such as tambs and hi hats. Since the drums are typically the most important element in the mix for EDM genres you can leave the bass and snare drums center field :3

There is much to love about this track. Please don't take this review for negative. I just want drum and bass producers to produce the sexiest drum and bass they can :D :D

ok, this is super good, none of the parts feel bland, empty, or out of place, it works super well, great job

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4.54 / 5.00

Aug 24, 2021
10:36 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
2.9 MB
3 min 12 sec

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