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I decided to make a song that was a cross between downtempo and Drum and Bass, but I wanted to get this one out a bit quicker so it's shorter. This was built on a project I started last year.

Things I used: Ambient sample I recorded, my phone to record it, CAD mic, Korg Volca Bass, FL Studio 12, LMMS, Audacity

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jfG9umvLdI

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I like the riff at the beginning, although you may have gone a little overboard with the reverb - the instrument seems to have a lot of feedback. I wasn’t a huge fan of your drum samples - that kick has a lot of treble, and the snare was a bit dry. It’s also really easy to tell that the snare is getting distorted by the pads at :55. I think you need to be stricter about equalizing all of the instruments here and compressing the drums. It was a good idea to bring the piece full-circle with the riff at 2:00, but I think you needed a smoother transition there. The piece also has a sense of continuity without much structural variety - the energy levels don’t change all that much, and I’m not hearing anything in the way of dynamic contrast or phrasing. I want you to find more ways of creating variety besides adding and subtracting instruments over time - using filtering, volume levels, and automations could really add some emotion into this piece. The melodic content here is solid, though, and you have a good sense of harmony. Keep at it, BeeFef. :)

6.25/10


BeeFef responds:

Thanks. The reason why the drum samples sound a bit off is because I made them/recorded them myself. I'm still working on it. And I think the distortion on the snare is caused by the kick compressing with it sometimes during the faster part. I actually added like some sort of crunch sound to the snare for that part to make it sound better without the kick, but I guess it didn't work that well.

I hope I make it in!


Not bad but parts of it echo a tad too much but overall pretty decent!


BeeFef responds:

Thanks for pointing that out!

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BeeFef
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Listens
391
Downloads
13
Votes
7
Score
2.90 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 6, 2017
8:12 PM EDT
Genre
Drum N Bass
File Info
Song
5.6 MB
2 min 26 sec
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