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welp, i decided to put my first DnB track ever upon NG. if it gets a standard NG reaction (e.g. if people hate the fucking guts out of it), ill take it down.

sooo leave a review and vote! unless your a troll. then fuck off.


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Standard NG Reaction.

Surely, this is not one of those. I'm always one for first attempts. Especially when the track is of the liquid variety.

Let's listen to this a couple times...

I shall say, I'm glad you know your Drum & Bass. Many times I explore the DnB audio portal and... majority doesn't really sound anything like it. You have the basic beats and breaks.

The intro is extremely smooth. That entrancing melodic line acts as a great hook. The hi-hats could do with a volumetric rise, as they do come in quite quick.

Also, as they follow the break, they could use some variation to their velocities. Having it continue at the same level of volume doesn't offer much. Especially with a track like this that sounds extremely organic, it would help if the hats were side-chained or had changes in velocity.

Kick is a bit lacking in power. It sounds like the usual bassdrum, which is fine. But you could add another sample that has a bit more 'thump' to it. As for the snare, it's a bit muddy, and I mean muddy in terms of its frequencies. Has all the lows, and the mids, but it needs a nice bright pop to it so it can stand out more.

But for this type of track, it actually works well. I prefer the harder type of kit, but this is completely fine.

Bassline is super creamy. Love the modulation of the LFO. Not over-powering, and not too underrated. Acts a great filler for the lows.

The pads sound quite nice, but something about the chord structure is giving it a bit of issue with the amplitudes. At some points it sounds louder than it is, and others it sounds fine. Might want to sort that out. You could manipulate the envelope of the synth you're using so that the attack is a bit slower, the release a lot longer, and the hold a tad shorter and decay quicker.

You have great melodic fillers and FX. I applaud you for making the track have superior amounts of depth and spaciousness.

Have to say, that vox... just fits superbly well.

Overall? A very good first attempt. You have the basics down, and that I say awesome. I hope to see some improvement! I'll be keeping an eye on you.

-Jandré París

Directinput responds:

Thanks for the great review! Really appreciate it :D

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Jan 19, 2012
8:38 PM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
10 MB
4 min 22 sec

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