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Melodic Dubstep WIP

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Ah, I can tell this track is going to be a pain in the ass to mix when I'm finished with it.

So, I sorta made a build-up and a drop. Made some good use of chords.

I promise the beginning is not the intro. Gotta find a complementary instrument that fits with the build-up.

I apologize that build-up is so lame.

Please review kthx


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So this is a WIP. So, when I review this, I was going to evaluate the current WIP as it stands (almost like it's a finished piece. Keyword, almost.) and then discuss how a potential final rendition would fare. So let's kick things off with the instrument choice.

The instruments in the beginning sound good. That 'wind' sounding synth right before the dubstep section is pretty good too. All your instruments in said dubstep section are pleasant to the ears as well. I gotta say, the instruments are sounding great: The percussion sound good, the synths and pads sound like long, lost lovers together (which is a good thing!), and the 'dubstep' (I kinda suck at describing dubstep instruments' sounds) parts of your piece sound absolutely great. I'm loving the dubstep a lot.

As for the mixing, The instrument that plays your chords in the chorus seems a little loud, and overpowers some of the rest of the mix, especially around the minute mark. In addition, I feel like your kick could be given a slight volume increase. I can *just* hear it over everything else. Other than that, the mixing is actually pretty good. You say it'll be a pain in the ass in the final version, but that pain in the ass will really pay off if done right.

Composition-wise, it's pretty darn good but of course, since it's a WIP, there are some hiccups. I don't hear much of a drop after your build-up. It just seems to go right into the dubstep. If there is a drop, it could benefit from being more pronounced. The build-up isn't as lame as you say but it does need to be fleshed out a little for the final product. I like the rest of it though. It's headed in the right direction for sure!

For the feel and theme of the piece, there isn't much to say since it's unfinished. The instruments work well together to create the same feeling throughout the piece. In a few words, the theme and feel is really nice!

Overall, I think this piece has potential to be a really good dubstep piece. For a finished product, I would expect: the mixing levels to be perfected from what I hear here, the few hiccups here fixed, and all the great stuff the song has going for it to remain unchanged for the final version (I'm talking the instrument sound and the overall feel of the piece.) Your dubstep composition skills are great and the song is a strong start for a WIP. Let me know when the final version is released. I would like review the final version to see if it has improved upon the WIP in a way that makes it stand out as a great song.


BlueAlpha14 responds:

Woah. You weren't kidding when you said you were going to review this XD

Yeah, it is kinda hard to describe dubstep bass instruments. Especially if you're not an avid listener.

Yeah, I'll have to fix the saw. Another person told me it doesn't really sound like a saw so I'll definitely have to play around with it.

The kick is weak, I agree.

It's funny how you say the mixing is good, since this isn't mixed. Well, I mean some of the instruments are mixed with the FX in Serum, but overall this isn't mixed.

I have a hard time understanding what you mean by "drop". The drop is usually where the bass instruments come in. That's the only thing I really need more clarification on.

Other than that, super thanks a lot for this review! I can tell you must've spent some serious time writing this, and it does help a lot. I'll be sure to let you know when the final piece is done.


This is a WIP and you make this better in the future :)
I dont like so much the melody but the basses are great!! Maybe this will be Drumstep!!

BlueAlpha14 responds:

Yeah, I kinda suck at Drumstep lol. You'll be able to hear my drumstep in a collab with TheDubStepTronic soon.

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3.04 / 5.00

Aug 19, 2017
2:59 PM EDT
File Info
3.3 MB
1 min 26 sec

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