Hard Poppin Bubba

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209 posts since 13 Dec, 2011

Post Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:24 pm

Hi. Tried to do a rock tune and kind of succeeded imo. Comments I welcome

https://soundcloud.com/madrigal7/hard-p ... orus-fixed

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15896 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Hard Poppin Bubba

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:51 am

My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9
Performance - 9.5
Mix - 9

Overall - 9

Comments: Reminds me of some of the pop/prog from the mid 70s. Not bad. I enjoyed listening to it.

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595 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Hard Poppin Bubba

Post Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:49 pm

Nice. This kind of track begs for vocals to complete it.

209 posts since 13 Dec, 2011

Re: Hard Poppin Bubba

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 am

Thanks for the nice words gentlemen

1864 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Hard Poppin Bubba

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:21 am

What's going on with your hihat? It's all over the place... Makes it hard to focus on the rest of the music, at least for me. I really think you need to work on the hihat to get it to sit in the mix where it belongs. It's the first thing that sticks out and it's very distracting.

I'm also not a huge fan of the wash of white noise that comes in mid way through (it's actually the synth, but all I'm hearing is lots of hiss).

Bass is monotonous and plodding (velocity!), organ could probably do with some work on the note lengths/release and there's several points where it's more of a wash of sound than anything else. The instruments all sound programmed, which gives the track a General MIDI feeling, rather than that of a rock band going wild.

So it just didn't click with me, feeling somewhat disjointed in the grand scheme of things. While I definitely think the overall mix could be better, my biggest issues are really at source (static programming being the main issue, but also sound choices). Does that sound harsh? I'm sorry if it does. I just hear a lot of rough edges that suggest quite a bit of work still needs to be done. The basics are there, but I'd call it a mock-up at best - the basics of an idea rather than a finished track.

What's your experience playing guitar/bass/drums etc.? To me it sounds like you are outside your comfort zone, and your initial post also echoes that. I can give you some pointers if you want, but first I'd need to know how you're going about creating the parts and what experience you have with each of the instruments. No point going in over your head or boring you with stuff you already know :)
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