i agree with MuscularPancake it gets better as you listen to the song
Glad you liked it.
Some parts of the song sounded too empty, i think having just one or two more instrument in the background would have prevented that. I really like your kick, what did you do to get it to sound like that? The drum beat is also very good.
Thanks. I understand how you think some of it is too empty, but I was going for those sort of progressive builds in this song. The kick in this song happens to be one really good sample. I think it comes from some pack I found on the internet called "Free Deep Kicks Pack". However, you don't need my samples in order to get a nice deep and full sounding kick like that. The number one key to getting a powerful kick is to make sure it's the loudest thing in your mix. You should be able to see it peeking every beat if you look at your track in a waveform editor. Of course, you still need a good kick sound to start with. Layering samples is a really good way to get a full kick sound if you're not using modern composite kick samples. Start with a simple deep sounding kick like a 909 or something, and then add a short, high click sound to it. You could use a rim sound, a snare with a really fast release, etc. Mess around with transposition and whatnot, and be creative. One more thing, make sure you don't eq the hell out of the main thump. Cutting out the high frequencies is not the way to get a modern kick sound.
I liked the main riff, and the break, not so much on the snare but that's just me!
Gets better the longer you listen to it :)
I'm glad it grew on you!
Starting is good , Drop is good , 5 stars for you well done.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.