First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

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Kongru
KVRian
791 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:21 pm

As there's been a bit of a lo-fi Hip Hop buzz here of late I thought I'd give it a go: https://soundcloud.com/kongru/goodbye

Do your worst :tu:
Signatures are so early 2000s.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
17929 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:37 pm

Well, you definitely captured the sound. So kudos there.

My beefs

1. That snare is really harsh. Could probably use some EQ to take off some of the edge.

2. Could use a little more development. Even as a lo-fi hip hop piece goes, this is pretty static. Sounds like a 5 second loop played over and over with few exceptions.

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Karma_tba
KVRian
1100 posts since 12 Aug, 2004

Re: First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:59 pm

Mama usta say.." If u don't have anything good to say...…"

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KVRAF
7924 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Alesia

Re: First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:29 pm

I think this is going in the right direction :tu:

ol' waggy is right, the snare could use a bit of smoothing.

I would like to see you develop this a bit more.

Kongru
KVRian
791 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

Post Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:59 am

Appreciate the feedback, I usually make Drum and Bass which is probably why the snare is a bit too harsh and aggressive.

I wasn't sure how repetitive to make it as a lot of the stuff on ChilledCow's playlist is pretty repetitive but I'll try changing it up a bit.

Thanks for the advice :)
Signatures are so early 2000s.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2404 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: First Attempt At Lo-fi Hip Hop

Post Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:31 pm

Since the other part is looped, I agree that adding variation to the percussion is critical. I also would love to hear a few other elements come in. Lots of room you have here to play with.

The edits on the background loop work well, and could have used more (I assume you used something like Sugarbytes or Glitchbitch for that).

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