SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

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SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby SCObassmusic » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:18 am

Hey guys looking for a critique/review of a song I put out about two weeks ago. I'm currently working on another track in a similar style so comments focusing on that are very much appreciated. If you guys could let me know exactly what genre to qualify it as, that would be very helpful as well.

Here's the track:
http://soundcloud.com/scobass/32-drop

Also its the same track as the one in my signature so don't worry I'm not posting more than one track at a time.

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Re: SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby matias134 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:47 am

The song has a great melody, I don't like the drums, you should try with a more powerful snare. The song has a lot of potencial.
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Re: SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby TLBF » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:50 am

Cool man, I like it. Nice a full without sounding really clashy and muddy. That drop is sick too. Very melodic! This probably would be called dubstep. Or very hardstyle techno. :P
Some things I can give feedback on though,
The kick gets lost with all the crazy synths rolling around, you could sidechain all your synths, but because they're all either arp'd or gated, it will mess with your pattern. Maybe worth a shot though. Also, the snare could do with some high end, just to make it that bit better with a faster attack. Maybe layer it with a hihat.

Check out my latest track in my signature if you got the time. It's a lot darker than your stuff though ;)
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Re: SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby SCObassmusic » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I won't be throwing the corrections up now but over the summer I plan to remix and remaster all of my tracks and ill be keeping these comments in mind. I thought about side chaining when i was making the track originally but it kinda screwed up the song's flow. I'm thinking ill just boost the kick's midrange and bass, above and bellow the main basses in the song and give it a bit of a volume boost. I'm also gonna make sure i apply this stuff, especially the snare advice, to the new track I'm working on, Ill be uploading that here soon so we'll see if it works.
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Re: SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby Dave » Thu May 03, 2012 8:04 am

Weird, interesting chord progression you've got going on there, and cool trancey synth going along with the bass sounds!

I'd suggest first working on your drums - make sure the other sounds are quieter than the percussion. At the moment the drums are getting lost behind the bass and lead synths.

The drum samples are very thin at the moment too, I'd find some more powerful, punchy ones (The drums are all about finding good source samples) - there are some good ones by Vengeance, which you can layer - particularly that snare could do with some layering to add punch.
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Re: SCObass - .32 Drop [Dubstep...I Guess]

Postby NastyDasty » Thu May 03, 2012 8:10 am

The chords feel like they don't quite go imo. Reminds me of one of the Lucky Date synth tutorials for that first synth. Make sure that when you have a drop to make it sounds full and raise up the db by about 3. Not bad, keep at it!
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