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Beginning Today-Shifty Mix

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"Beginning Today" is a project that spanned for 2-3 days (I forget) for "FoD's Drum Challenge," in which audio portal user "Father-of-Death" challenges fellow audio portal users to create a drum track for a piece he created. A prize for the winner(s) is undecided, but why do I or you care? Just listen to this "shifty" (as in glitchified and crazy) mix of ambient sounds and drum samples plus effects that I meticulously put together, and enjoy yourself :)

-All main and ambient drums (including my trusty metronome even), as well as the vox were created/recorded by ImperfectDisciple (me).
-Other drum samples (crash cymbals and hits) were used from the FL Studio sample pack.

Vox Lyrics-"We have not lived until we have lived for today, We have not dreamed until we have dreamed today, so let's begin."


Incorporated Genres-Drumline Cadence, Glitch, Punk, Rock, Ambient.

P.S. Why the heck am I being so formal!?!?!?? GAH!!!

Enjoy :)




THis is pretty interesting. I like the way the vocals are sliced up. Nice job.

ImperfectDisciple responds:

haha, thanks! Those were all my vox, so I found it a bit difficult to get it all set up to do that sorta stuff, but then I figured it out and I had good fun :P

-Thanks for the review!


Great concept

definetly a great concept in here, I love the background textures. The aliensynth was a nice touch to harmonize with the voice, kind of reminds me of a spaceship launching into space.

Not sure what were the confines of this song, but it feels a bit short and rushed. The vocals came in too soon I believe you could have wrote a longer buildup messed around with the drums and melodies a bit more, instead of jumping right into the vocals. The short automation fade at 00:47ish felt a bit awkward, and not enough action felt like it took place for that effect to be necessary.

As for the vocals, great use of glitch FX and splicing the rhythms in the first part felt a bit off, but the spliced "go" sections was real nice, the patterns blended real nice with the faster beats, and I especially like the part where you retriggered all the channels!

As for the drum style, definetly enjoyed the synthetic marching style in the intro, then the technoish beats, into the more energetic moving drums.

Generally feels a bit unfinished, but still definetly worth the listen! very interesting :)

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ImperfectDisciple responds:

Haha, thanks! Just so you know, I only made the drums :P


I like the style used on it.

I think the 'Glitch' style worked very nicely with this track and the drums. I could hear the drumline cadence as well, which I think was a unique way to incorporate it. I especially enjoyed that since I'm part of one. :D

As far as diversity, it doesn't really start to kick in until the end really. The beginning sounds very similar, though the changes are noticeable and fit the music appropriately. The really drum change comes in the end though where the energy begins to flow and you begin to play witht he vocals in there as well.

Overall I really enjoyed your version. :D

ImperfectDisciple responds:

Thanks, I worked hard on this! Yeah, diversity comes in and out, and most of the changes were rhythmically (drums :P).

-Thanks again!


Returned review.

Overall it's alright.

The drums in the beginning didn't have much depth and left that part of the song feeling a little empty, but rhythmically they were pretty good.

The vocals were good at first, and repeating them with a glitched style was fine. However, the "GO" part was very distracting from the rest of the music.

When you changed the back beat pattern to the "and" of the beat instead of two and four, it ruined it for me. That drum style just didn't fit with the style of the song.

Again, the overall song was fairly good.

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ImperfectDisciple responds:

Meh, everyone has an opinion and I'm cool with that. I hate repetition as well, but I figured "hey, it's only 10 seconds"

-Lol, thanks for the review!



Interesting effects and samples you used in this. The glitchy vocals give it a nice rhythm but it kinda distracted me from hearing the actual drums. Still really nice though and a lot better than mine. It's also a lot less repetitive than mine which is good. :P Keep it up man.


ImperfectDisciple responds:

Thanks! The glitch vocals were supposed to be drums, but I suppose it's always a matter of opinion, which is alright, no worries!

-Thank you! Good luck in the contest :)


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Credits & Info

4.11 / 5.00

Jun 23, 2008
9:00 PM EDT
File Info
3.1 MB
1 min 21 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.