I liked the vocals. You integrated them well. Did you say them yourself? The ominous mood was well-done, too. I think you could've cut the intro down from 45 to about 20 seconds potentially, though. I like the vocal bit at :45, and I think you did a good job contrasting the energetic and more relaxing parts of this piece. The transitions are solid, and this is pretty well structured. I would've liked to see some more up-front melodic content, and I think it does get pretty repetitive after a while. The progression is good, and I don't have any complaints about the mixing, but I feel like you could've done a bit more with this one. I do enjoy the bass slide transitions though, like at 3:15. The drums are good, as I would have expected given the genre, and I liked the variations you put on them after around 4:22. The ending was conclusive and fitting as well. It is pretty repetitive and minimalistic, though, but if that's my only major complaint, I'd say this is solid work, Waidmann! ;) Keep it up, man! ^^
I like this a lot.
Love the intro ambiance with that voice sample. Honestly I think the sample could have been a bit shorter, but considering the genre and the style it's supposed to be listened, it's perfectly fine. Nice vocal panning with the sample right before the beat drop at :44.
At the drop, the droning bass is at a perfect supporting volume and the drums are solid. The little stops you have in your drum pattern are nice, but I would have liked a compressed open hihat/splash to fill the holes so it doesn't stop the flow of the drums and provide a little variation in pattern.
Love the phaser effects in the background throughout this part. The siren jitter synth at 1:10 - amazing. Great effect that contributes to the insane energy of dnb. Transition into the quiet part with the gentle plucks was smooth, the 1:32 jitter synth with the gentle plucks was such a jarring contrast it sent chills down my spine. Great placement there.
1:42, back to the beat and more drum variations! awesome. The little stops on this part were better because you used the kick as the stop sound. The phaser sounds continue, really nice touch, and the fading high pitched sound helps to fill out the high parts, nice effect. Reverb on the reverse cymbal around 2:52 was perfect. Little vocal echoes are subtle and nice.
Bass swell around 3:14 was sick. I noticed you used this offtune hit sound, almost like something vibrating - that is amazing. I love the placement. You used it earlier around the first quiet part, after the first drop and in the transition to the second. Great variation and sample usage.
Around 4:12 to 4:21, I like the gently changing stringlike synths in the back, they are a great complement to the chaotic elements surrounding it. Transition back to the original drum patterns with the offbeat light snares was a nice tone down to the end. Sick ending with the jitter synth abruptly cut off.
All in all dude, you blew me away. This track is downright amazing work. I just have little nitpicks for you that I listed, but your mixdown was spot on and your track is so unique, especially for dnb. You've got a great thing going - you earned a follower and a favorite. Good luck in the competition! Cheers.
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thank you friend.
Oh damn! This is sick! I love how you have all the atmospheric synths/pads in the background to give the heavy beat some kind of melody. The beat itself is pretty awesome as well. That siren-ish synth at 1:34 is really nice too.
However, I feel like the whole section from 2:30 to 3:15 didn't really add anything to the song, since it didn't lead up to anything different from what came before it (I notice the new voices, but it seems to me to be too subtle of a change). Also, because of that, it does seem a bit repetitive.
This is a really nice track though, good luck to you.
the track was designed this way
sorry it didnt seem like it lead anywhere to you, thought the structure was pretty straightfoward, dunno how you can miss it.
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