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My first proper attempt at Drum-and-Bass (more on the liquid side) that I made on request. Please do listen and enjoy!


I like the ominous vibe at the beginning. It sounded cool how you used the piano for both the dark atmospheric bit and a brighter, more melodic sound at the beginning. The drums at around :45 mesh with the counterpoint pretty well. I wasn’t a huge fan of the string samples shortly thereafter, however. They sound pretty fake, and also cut off suddenly at 1:16, without adding much to the piece IMO. At the drop at 1:30, the kick becomes lost in the mix, and in the general I think you could’ve made the drums a bit stronger and crisper. The chords at the drop are probably doing most of the distorting. I’d be really careful about how you equalize them. You have a good sense of melody and harmony, and the composition is overall really good. Strong transitions and structure, although I wasn’t a huge fan of the buildup-to-outro model at 3:05. That said, the real downfall of this piece is in the instrumentation and mixing. I think those should be your main areas of focus going forward. Keep at it, man. ;)


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DJ-DG responds:

Thank you man for the constructive feedback! Will definitely keep this in mind for the future!
Honestly, the strings were a sort of an add-on to the main piece... didn't work too much on their expression and whatnot...
Yeh, the chords do distort quite a bit... I kinda wanted that effect tbh but it went too far I guess...
My mixing needs work, I know, but in my newer stuff the drums are hopefully a lot better...
Anyway man, thanks for the honest views!

I like the melody of this! Its so calm and chilled.

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Turn up the drums and turn the piano down and you'd have a 5 star track! There's also some weird distortion thing going on at the drop (1:27) at the beginning of every two measures.

Also, recommendation for the future: do a bass heavy dnb song. I'd want to hear that.

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DJ-DG responds:

Thanks for the feedback man! I will give your suggestion a shot soon!


I really like the melody, drums are good too, great song!

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DJ-DG responds:

Thanks for the review, man! Appreciate it!

I agree with ChaelMusic down there, everything is great, but the drums need more power. Solid energetic buildups, but not really drum and bass. (no offense here) it kind of sounds like a cinematic song that you just added a beat, buildups and guitar.

Keep up the good work!


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DJ-DG responds:

Thanks for the review! Now that you mention it as well, I'll definitely take a shot at making those drums sound better, cause it's definitely an important thing to do! Will upload an edited version soon!


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3.70 / 5.00

Apr 16, 2017
1:37 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
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5.1 MB
3 min 33 sec

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