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Grave Robbers

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I worked for quite some time on this track. I especially focused on the mastering and tried to do better than on most of my songs. Enjoy.

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So I...but it...then I...it can't...

Five stars.

SoTJake responds:

Let it all out, boy. :D

My headphones work now. THis iS gOOD

Trap isn't much my style either, but certainly good for what it is.

The first verse of your track - bassline could use some more dynamic variation. Switch up the textures and the timbre. Layer it up and give it some more thickness besides just a mid and sub. As a listener, hearing it drone on like that just tires me out after a while and I lose interest before your second build up.

Kick could use a little more warmth and sub behind it. Have it release a little more as the sample is cut pretty short. Hihats could be turned down a tad as they have some pretty harsh transients.

Post build up - you decided to swap to a 707-808 kick. The driving force just kind of fell off at that point. You began with a pretty punchy kick to a flabby one with not that much hit. The swap was welcome, but the forward movement suffers for the percussion in that regard. You can certainly do that, but keep it punching and driving. A little bit of distortion and some compression would help with that. In that same vein, the clap loses strength at this point as well. I would pin that just on tweaking the mix.

Speaking of which... it's pretty good. Overall, it could use a little more warmth. When that 808 comes in is when it's lost in the mix when put up against other instruments, so definitely need to work on that.

Actually, a good song to check out some good 808-ing is Dr. Ozi's Carnivalstep VIP. Feel like that'll be a good frame of reference for what you're trying to achieve. You can keep all the of hit without sacrificing the sub of your 808. Just gotta keep workin' at it!

Keep on keepin' on!


SoTJake responds:

Thank you very much for your response. Yeah, the 808 was really a bit weak... I had the problem that the 808 overlayed the other frequencies before and was too dominant. Seems like I lowered it too muhc, as it had enough punch before. Maybe a little more wamrth would have helped, too.

I don't really enjoy trap stuff, or electronic. But, for what it is, it's amazing. I've been following your work. I gave 5 stars to your last song before this one, "Dust", because i liked it and i enjoy it. Now, im giving this one 5 stars for what it is, an interesting and really well done trap song. I listened a lot of trap because one of my best friends listen to it, but i dont like it at all. The point is, i have something to compare with (Im talking about comparison, but im not sure that's the correct word, i speak spanish) and it's better than a lot of stuff i listened with my friend. Actually, the first time i listened trap i laughed a lot, and i still doing it, but i didn't with this one. I liked the Egyptian influences too, but, the thing i like the most, was your improvement in the mastering. Really glad that you have been working in that and you improved it. Keep working, i like your stuff a lot!

SoTJake responds:

Thank you very much for your response. I am very glad you liked it :D

Credits & Info


3.70 / 5.00

Feb 10, 2015
9:20 AM EST
File Info
6.3 MB
2 min 47 sec

Licensing Terms

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