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Groove Grove


Author Comments

I've recently gotten more samples to use, since I've switched to a new computer. This is the first song that wasn't one of my video game OSTs, in fact I might be deleting some of those permanently.

I had used a mix of retro sounds, modern drums, piano in some parts, and I made this in FL Studio 12. I wasn't making music for a while cause I was still figuring out my new setup and everything, after that I was ready to get back to making music.

This is the first version of "Groove Grove" a song made by me, Nicolas Kaplan. The drums may sound artificially looped but they're actually made (beat-per-beat) by me. So are all the other melodies / sounds.

I was aiming for some sort of groovy theme and it kinda ended up sounding 2% similar to Pretty Young Thing by Michael Jackson but that wasn't my intention though it's pretty cool looking at it now.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it, have a wonderful day.


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Watch that bass and those low-mids, bruddah!
Sadly, I don't have time for a full NGUAC review right now, but I wanted to say how much I love the composition, here.
The production, however, needs work. Most of your levels are pretty good (although the lead is quiet, and the piano is buried), but the EQ is all outta wack.

I may come back with a more complete review later (or you can hit me up), but for now I recommend cutting the low end (below 80hz, maybe even higher) from everything but the bass and the kick. Then figure out where the kick needs to pop through (maybe 120hz or so? not sure), and give that a lil tiny boost, and carve the bass in the same spot. Then fix the levels so that the low end of the bass isn't so overpowering.
Lastly, find something like Bluecat Frequency Analyst, and take a look at how pumped the volume is 500hz and below, compared to the top half of the audible range. Figure out what to carve and turn down (or up) in order to give this track some breathing room, and you'll be on the right track.

Mad love for the funk here, man.

Desmae responds:

Thank you so much, this is really helpful.

Credits & Info


4.61 / 5.00

Mar 6, 2019
6:18 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
9.7 MB
6 min 2 sec

Licensing Terms

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions:

You must give credit to the artist.
You may not use this work for commercial purposes. *
No Derivative Works:
You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

*Please contact me if you would like to use this in a commercial project. We can discuss the details.