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The Vulture (House/Electro) - Feedback really appreciated!

Postby JBoy90 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:30 am

So, after buying my first synth and some Adam F5 Monitors - I've finally got the first draft of my first track done!

It's hardly going to change the world - so I'd really appreciate as much constructive feedback as possible.

There are a few things I'm still trying to improve upon (and equally figure out how to improve), but would really appreciate hearing what you guys have to say. For example I've got 2 different kick drums in the mix, one is only used on the 2 drops and outro (which I think sounds decent), and the other one (used throughout) sounds a bit puny I think. So if anyone has any good sample links that would help too haha!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/623 ... ulture.wav
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Re: The Vulture (House/Electro) - Feedback really appreciated!

Postby JBoy90 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Just occurred to me that it'll take you ages to load off dropbox, so got a soundcloud link now.

Surely someone can give this a listen ahha

https://soundcloud.com/jonnybrown-1/the-vulture
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Re: The Vulture (House/Electro) - Feedback really appreciated!

Postby Richie Royale » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:28 pm

For a first track it is alright, but for your market, it is too short and moves from section to section a little quickly.

The bass line is a bit untamed, the high hats are lost in the mix and the snare gets lost later on in the track.

Is the kick a single sample at the beginning or is it layered? If it is layered there is one I don't like the sound of, but nothing sounds puny, as you put it. For house and 4/4 music the 909 is a good standard kick to use either on its own or layered with something else.

Keep working at it or move on and try another track, you will constantly learn the more you do it. The best advice is always to compare your track with tracks you like, checking the balance of sound and also the structure of the track.

Want more drums? Check this lot out

http://warbeats.com/Community/Forums/aft/57

I'm just downloading myself, but it looks like a good selection, provided they were sampled well.
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Re: The Vulture (House/Electro) - Feedback really appreciated!

Postby JBoy90 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:57 pm

Hey man, cheers for the feedback.

Yeah I'd agree with most of that. I think the bassline does need a bit of work - what do you think needs doing?

I can definitely do better on the songwriting side of things, so just trying to use this track as an outlet to improve my production values!
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Postby Richie Royale » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:52 am

The bass line sounded a bit mushy (technical term ). I think it is the way the sound evolves which makes it sound lumpy (more technical terms). Try a sine wave with the sustain set to full, little to no release and then mix in saw or square wave, filter to taste and see how that sounds.
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