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Sketch 3: I'm a Massive N00b

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Yup, I just bought Massive by Native Instruments...it's pretty sick, ain't it? I really like that tone. More to come in the future; this is just a n00bish little snibbit I made right after buying it lol. Enjoy!

Lemme know if:
A.) There needs to be more/less bass.
B.) The snare is "snappy" enough.
C.) The kick drum is "poppy" enough.
D.) The hats sit in the mix at the correct volume and carry some of the beat of the loop.
E.) The blending of the mix is okay (i.e., is each instrument distinctly audible?)


-Jazzman, a.k.a. Bassfly


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it make me think about a death core breakdown concept... maybe you can continiu on this sugestion the rest of the song... (good ass alwais)

mr-jazzman responds:

Great idea! =D I've been contemplating it now...just gotta sit down and find time to record some vocals and guitar!

A, sort of B and sort of C

In my opinion, the Bass could have a little more low frequency, to give it a more phat effect. Not the high wobble at the end of the loop, of course :]
The snare needs a bit more lower frequency (as well) in my opinion, and has to be a little shorter and stronger. I'm sure I'm not the only one, I like my snares firm and not too 'psshh'. I don't know if it's reverb, but It could be a little shorter.
The bassdrum is indeed nice and poppy, but it could use a little more low frequencies and slightly more volume to make it more punchy. (Don't know if you want punchy, poppy or both :P)
Well, these are just my suggestions. I think I might buy it sooner or later, now I've made my first step into the genre :P
Nonetheless, you've made a good choice :D

mr-jazzman responds:

Thanks for the input! Yeah, I've discovered when it comes to snares that it's more personal preference, I think. I've been experimenting with combining acoustic snare samples with my electronica ones, and the result is a little strange but works in some cases. "Pshhhh" I think is good in intro phases for the most part, where you need more ambiance, but a clippy sort of snare is what you need in the body as you suggest, and that's good. The hardest part of low frequencies is getting them to blend properly; sidechaining helps, but is not the end all be all. Levels are more important in my opinion. I'll see what I can do in my future projects! =D Thanks again for the input!

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