176 bpm drum and bass chill tune thingy

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wickfut
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446 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:48 am

Last edited by wickfut on Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:36 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Vortifex
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1156 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:43 am

I thought the fizzy reverb from the drums could be dialed back a bit. Because of the relatively sparse arrangement it needs the reverb, but it would sound better with a more natural sounding and slightly tighter reverb, IMO.

Overall the vibe of the track reminded me of the intelligent DnB stuff from the mid 90s. The break in the middle could be shortened and/or have more elements added to it to keep the flow going, but not bad effort for your 1st breakbeat tune.

nasenmann
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657 posts since 24 Oct, 2005

Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:50 am

sounds very good. personally, i would've thrown in a bit of a progression in the bass later on, with the vocals, a little VIb for example. just an idea, would've sounded good.

if that's your first breaks track, welcome to a world of possibility, and godspeed! godspeed to that spirit molecule. hehe cheezy.

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layzer
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6358 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 pm

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooo not the amen break.
lol, jk..

The problem i have with that sped up drum style is that
it becomes monotonous and irritating.(IMHO)
kind of like the bassline in psytrance.
on the plus tip i did enjoy the nice mix. :tu:
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wickfut
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Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:01 pm

ha, the drum loop I chopped up came with Cubase drum loop library, which had the reverb built in. I'll try remaking the loop myself with my own samples and see how we go from there - or I could just gate the hell out of it.

Just done a remix sort of, faders down and redone it. Will do the bassline to something with a bit more ooomph and slidey tomorrow.

Cheers all for the feedback!

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146 posts since 25 Jan, 2019 from Brazil

Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:29 pm

Nice song! Drums could be a little more powerful? :band2:
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biodiode
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Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:11 am

I enjoyed this one strangely even though we have a very familiar drum loop playing. Mix sounds good but the kick part of the drums could do with a little more. Nice job.
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nasenmann
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657 posts since 24 Oct, 2005

Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 am

so i take it this is rather stock-y as far as drums go? well i don't know cubase. i thought it was relatively custom, at least. well...it's a good loop.

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wickfut
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Re: 176 BPM chillout track

Post Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:36 pm

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wickfut
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Re: 176 bpm drum and bass chill tune thingy

Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:33 pm

new youtube vid and mess about tidying up.

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