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Failed Garbaje

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So after I made Taken Away, (which I personally think is my best song) it's been WAY harder for me to finish a song. I started 7 songs since then, and ended up placing them all in a playlist called "Failed Garbaje" on my phone.... Lol. I'll probably revisit them someday i'm sure.

So why has it been harder for me to finish songs? They probably aren't that bad in comparison to most of my other tracks, but ever since I made Taken Away, I guess I raised the standards for myself. Let me make this clear. I'm not saying that song is perfect or anything, i'm just saying I think it's better than anything I personally created.

This song here is probably the best attempt out of all of the other songs I failed to complete because they didn't come out how I wanted it to. This definitely has many fixable issues the way it is now, but eh. I'll just move on to something else. Unlike my other unfinished songs, this one I feel like it wouldn't be too hard to finish it and end up with a decent end product though. All of this failure has given me more time to spend learning VSTs and other technical stuff. So that's definitely a good thing.

Plus, what is failing anyway? You don't fail... You just get better... Ayy


The beginning is great, and I don't know if you intended this or not, but the piano sound slightly hidden is very interesting. It forces you to get into the track and listen, and is a trick I did often in my stuff.. understated details! The buildup all the way to 1:36 comes with variety and interest! Now when the beat kicks in, I suggest focusing on mixing those drums so that they are more balanced in the frequency spectrum (the kick could use low end, the snare could you use some rolloff of the low frequencies to allow the kick to shine and a bit more definition in the very high register, the hats could also use more definition in the highs), and perhaps compression on them (if you know how to use this properly). To get your drums to stick out in the mix, try rolling off the low end on anything that's not a kick or a sub (and even then you may do it with these), and the two main areas where the snare hits. Great job!

I really like the part that starts about 1:37

This is a good tune

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Credits & Info

4.45 / 5.00

May 18, 2014
4:00 PM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
2 min 32 sec

Licensing Terms

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