how do you make those bass stabs (the elongated distorted ones)? I've mad my own, but I want one that sounds like this so I can do some progressive work.
just some criticism, it sounds too loud IMO. everything is pretty crisp, but that high end is deafening. other than that it's a good piece. I like the progressive house feel.
Haha yea i believe its loud, im always harshly pushing my mastering limits to get the perfect balance and put myself to the test. once i have polished it i can go anywhere..
so the stabs. i believe you are talking about the intro bass stabs? if so..
the bass stabs are actually layered bass sounds, i believe i used some kind of pitch to start the actual stab -waveform- i also used a percussive sample from a rather unknown sample pack no one has EVER heard of and no one EVER downloaded(troll) to enhance the overall punch just to give that little extra umph.
i also believe i used a sine bass for its base(pun intended) layered with square and sawtooth waveforms.
im sure you are cunning enough to figure out what you want :)
if you still can't get it to work like you want, msg me.
and you are right about those highs. its been a year since and listening to it now only gives me an idea of how far ive come yet have a long way to go still.
Thanks for your review tho.
Keep that percussion where it's at mate, I see too often people over time overcompressing and overgaining their percussion until they end up with a mess just as bad as Monstercat or Spinninrecords. The bassline is beautiful, it's not overpowering and it's not too far back, and you can still focus on all the wonderful soundscape work around it. The only thing I'd suggest as far as future projects is play around with structure a bit more, you have the kind of style that could easily go 7-10 minutes without seeming repetitive. Good job, keep on!
I will try my best to put all the goodies you mentioned into the next project of trancyness.
As far as I know, most people dont really know how to keep their percussion tight and loose while still maintaining the perfect mixing.
I shall now try ending the nonesense im speaking of because I have more things to do.
See you later.