Clouds 雲


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Just some chill hip hop instrumental. Samurai Champloo/Nujabes/Dilla inspired.

No identifiable samples were used in the making of this beat. :)

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i absolutely love the drums in this!
but the sounds should be more nostalgic/realistic
you should add vinyl scratches and noise.
this is honestly really catchy

RoTbCoffee responds:

Thanks for enjoying!

I totally agree. Vinyl scratch noise can do so much, especially to give it more of that lo-fi vibe.

Very chill indeed. What works for me here is that bassline and the Asian-esque wobbly instruments. The water sound effects also evoke the idea of rainclouds. I also like this continuum; it's a very interesting progression. I would have loved to hear the higher notes be brought out a bit more, maybe as the piece progresses. A change in the balance later on might help to make the music sound a tad less repetitive.

I also wish the percussion in this was a bit more...wet. Like that snare could have more of a lower pitch and a bit more of a lasting "crash". I dunno, like adding reverb or echo to the percussion? The other instruments overall could also use some reverb as well? Sorry, I'm not that familiar with mixing terms. :P

Overall, it's sonically pleasant to listen to. A couple adjustments to the percussion and general balancing would make this piece sound more expansive.

RoTbCoffee responds:

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to respond, and sorry for such a late response from me. ( I did read the post shortly after you made it however!)

I appreciate the feedback, and I agree that I could have taken more time in the post production process, adding some more reverb here and there, maybe even widening the sound with some clever panning.

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Mar 10, 2017
3:00 PM EST
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
6.3 MB
2 min 46 sec

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