cool riddim. if you stuck a 909 house beat on top and sidechained everything to the kick you'd have a louis la roche track :v
i really like the phasing clap sound, the open hat sits on top of it really nicely. a lot of the bass elements kinda step on each other once that low reese-ish pad plays out - might be good to sidechain that under the kick a little bit. right now the kick just doesn't cut through like i want it to, and the rest of the percussion doesn't suit a really round, subdued kick sound either. would be cool to cut some dynamics into the hihat pattern, maybe divvy it out across two or three different samples to give it some flavour?
personally i can deal w/ repetition. would be cool to build on this to make an actual 4 minute track and not a 2 minute track played twice - i think some vocal samples and soft, high strings would be nice once everything kicks in. could probably throw a classic long snareroll buildup in as well. anyway this was pretty neat and i'm keen to hear some more developed work from you. peace out
Thank you for the feedback, and apologies about the whole link saga! I must have posted the project link or something. I'm keen to try out the sidechaining suggestions that you mentioned, I've never really used it before and could probably benefit from it. If you've got any tips about that I'd be happy to hear them. I was also thinking of finding some vocal samples (similar to the rest of the Lurker Diaries stuff) but I wasn't sure that kind of tone would suit a more upbeat tune.
Pretty simple and repetitive. Sorry. 2/5
Yeah I'll accept that. House songs in general are repetitive but vocal sampling tends to kinda make that okay, and this has none of that. It was mostly a test of ghost synths and whether or not I could even do upbeat stuff. Might update with some melody later.
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