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hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:54 am New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Hi everybody,

I am new here. I am making reggae and dub with ableton live since a few years.
I would really appreciate some feedback

https://soundcloud.com/hugoh-7/tromb

By the way I am searching a singer too

hugoh
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Postby dark water; Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:46 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

It's a solid reggae effort: good clear mix and pleasant bass and melody. Sounds like a live band. I have no complaints about the instrumentation or track structure.

However, I'm surprised that you haven't gone for any spot effects, particularly on some of the percussive beats or the clav-sounding instrument at times.

I can understand your wish to find a reggae singer, as your track although beautifully melodic, does sound like just a backing track at present.
There's a number of artists online naturally who will collab with your productions in return for payment, such as at:
https://soundbetter.com/s/singer-female
Of course, it's also possible that you might be able to get someone online to agree to do it for free.

Good luck!
hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:03 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Thanks man,

What would you use as spot effects?

Thank you for the website for singers. However, I did not intend to pay for it :)
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Postby sjm; Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:07 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Second the spot FX.

I would use Bionic Delay and/or Replika. Tempo delays at any rate, and nice and wide in the stereo field. Reverb to taste.

If you had vox, they'd be a candidate for the FX. With no vox, you can try dub sirens, various percussive hits/impacts and even your drum track. Depends how dubby you want to go.

You could also see if you can find some CC license vox samples to use. If you are just using them for effect, you don't need much. A few key words in the right voice and you'll be all set. I recently made a dub track and it has about 3 lines of lyrics... ;)

You'll want a send and you'll want to automate the delay feedback for the nice swell effect.
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:25 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Nice track. Would love to hear a more "dubby" version ... like Scientist, King Tubby, etc. I'd use bucket brigade reverbs & delays as spot effects.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:56 pm Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

it sounds great, but to be quite honest,
I could have used a little more "wow synth" :hihi:
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Postby Frantz; Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:01 pm Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Excellent mix. I agree you could use a singer or something to provide additional interest.
smd12
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Postby smd12; Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:46 pm Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

I will agree with the rest. The mix is really good, but needs either vocals or something to break it up a bit
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Postby thomekk; Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:03 pm Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

smd12 wrote:The mix is really good, but needs either vocals or something to break it up a bit

Today's problems more + more. Agreed. And sorry - I don't want to be evil :)
Sounds good "productionwise" yeah - but what it's worth? I'm missing ideas / developments / brave approaches. Just a test? Hm, ok.
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hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:49 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Thank you for all your comments.
Not sure to understand the last one though.

Just a test? You mean doing reggae? It is not a test I am doing mostly reggae and dub because that's what I like
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DJ LFD
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Postby DJ LFD; Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:30 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

I like the funk guitar, but the rest of the melodies need to a twist if you're going to be serious about Reggae... they're too simple, definitely vary them... if i smoked a doob i would get bored, no offense.

Solid effort but please YouTube "Chord Progression" and see what you can gather from it. too repetitive and simple at the same time, but that's part of learning ;).
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hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:44 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Thanks for the advice.
However I can assure you that there is only two chords in some famous reggae tracks
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Postby winkie00; Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:13 pm Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

Yeah sounds solid bud, maybe just some type of dub echo on that lone snare sound. Think its a snare ; ))
hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:40 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

There is two drums parts: one with a normal snare and one with a cross rim.

Do you mean dub echo on the normal snare?
hugoh
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Postby hugoh; Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:40 am Re: New Reggae Artist here [hugoh]

There are two drums parts: one with a normal snare and one with a cross rim.

Do you mean dub echo on the normal snare?
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