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New NewGrouds Audio contest entery... The old one did not come out well... This is my first attempt at dubstep so it may not be too great... Enjoy anyways.

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Wow, really interesting FX from the jump.

I'm really not liking those string synths. Would swap it for a less obvious synth. And by that I mean ... like a saw or something.

Now, your chord progression is certainly unique, but those strings are trampling over it, and that synth that enters at 27 secs isn't helping it any. It's sort of rather obviously and dissonantly pointing out how simple your progression is. By 1:12, those strings have become stale and almost annoying.

Your drop is quieter than your build, which threw me off. I'm just not really feeling things gel together here. Your percussion at least sounds good. I'd have liked to hear that bass synth used in your drop compressed or tape saturated. Your strings are louder than it is. What you've done at 2:26 is more tasteful than their earlier application though.

Like Kwing, I'm also a harsh samples fan, but I'm not really feeling like your trash cymbals before 3 minutes in are adding much to the track.

That 3:06 build doesn't sound bad.

3:11, that bass is about the volume your first drop should have been, and I find myself wanting more of that dirty bass stab here. Extra half star for sounding WAY better here. I still feel like a lot of your elements were copy pasted, dragged, or stretched into place. 3:52 I was hoping you would gradually add percussion back in, but instead we went back into the main theme again, which has already become fairly stale.

Also, it sounds like you're using Mixcraft crash samples. I would probably recommend a different sample library bc most of them suck honestly.

By 4:50 I'm hearing a lot of distortion on those stabs.

Overall, not the worst dubstep piece I've heard, but I certainly recommend taking some time out to go over tutorials by your favorite producers, listening to what others in your chosen genre are doing, and trying to imitate it in some form or fashion -- not because you'll never get good pushing your "own" sound and personal techniques, but because you may find you learn some tips and tricks that take you higher. I do see a lot of potential in you, just hearing that bass on your drop, as well as how adventurous you're willing to be with your production and structure. Keep at it!

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

CodebreakerS responds:

I appreciate it man!

Ive watched plenty of tutorials so I'm reasy to make the my best dubstep song yet!

This sounds rather repetitive. That's fairly normal for dubstep, but a combination of the instruments you're using and the same samples being used amplify the effect. Some slower soundscape type stuff in the background would give the sensation of the music moving forward, and a couple extra layers might help with the simplicity.

There's also some tonal inconsistency. I'm a big fan of harsh samples, which you introduce at 1:20 and 3:10, but they don't really fit with everything else you're doing.

CodebreakerS responds:

Yeah this was my first dubstep song and I'm much better at making it now

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Jun 27, 2018
10:16 PM EDT
Genre
Dubstep
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7.1 MB
5 min 10 sec

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