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Constellated Spirits

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Hey, trying new Future Bass style with this track, hope you enjoy! And this is my entry for the 2nd round of the NGUAC. Hope you enjoy ;)

(I had to edit this track twice because the mastering messed up. No I hope everything's fine).

Thanks AeRogue for suggesting the name https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMHMPImuGMm3bJL89-yi4A

Thanks StormblastXL for your feedback

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I love it ! ^-^ So, i'm french too ^^
Ca me donne des idées pour une mélodie, je ne te plagierai pas, promis U_U

JobrekthoMusic responds:

Je suis content de t'inspirer ;)

Whew, loud mix 0:07 is clipping, and this is a relatively quiet section of the track. 0:28 is also clipping throughout, each time the kick hits, even with what sounds like it may be sidechaining.

0:42 sounds copied and pasted from the intro, or vice versa; there have been some slight changes from the melody, but it's so eerily similar -- I recommend a different transition sound.

Drop is fairly pleasant sounding, but it sounds like the high end has been scooped out of the mix.

One thing I'm noticing throughout, the bassline is really high. I would lower it by an octave at least occasionally.

2:08 sounds like a brick wall limiter has been pasted over top and is beginning to clip seriously badly in the right channel each time your leads and bass hit. This is a sign the track has been mixed too loudly before mastering FX were applied. Take off your compressors/limiters, and this would be clipped to death.

I also notice a lot of what sounds like some parallel motion between your bass and some other harmonic elements. If you don't know what this is, see some tutorials.

I'm also not sure I would call this dubstep. The bass is very flat and one dimensional, no formant modulation at all. Two step drums are certainly a dubstep pattern, but this sounds more like ... I don't know, just not quite dubstep. If you wanted to take it there, however, you certainly could just with the subtraction of a few elements in your drops and a simple side-chained wobble bass. These are not hard to do. Definitely research a tutorial or two for your DAW/instrument, and if you're disheartened that you don't happen to have one of the fancier ones, there's always CS One Bass VST. It's free as far as I know.

Structure wise, the song is fine, but it does sound repetitive. I recommend learning some simple music theory, functional harmony, that sort of thing. That and a little study on mixing and mastering will take you to the next level.

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

JobrekthoMusic responds:

OK too bad thank you anyways.

Nice work! Overall, your sound design choices were spot on, except the snare during the drop didn't really seem to fit in my opinion. Maybe if it were pitched up a little or a little more dubstep snare like it would fit better. Also, I think the sort of clipping in the drop sounds nice there, but not in the buildup before it.

JobrekthoMusic responds:

Ye thank you! This is helpful :) Next time I'll choose a more Dubstep snare, I choose this one to experiment but yeah... Thank you anyways :)


JobrekthoMusic responds:

Thanks :))

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3.60 / 5.00

Aug 1, 2018
8:03 AM EDT
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9.2 MB
4 min 1 sec

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