Sammie Dub #2

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Moe Shinola
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1501 posts since 11 Nov, 2004 from Kansas City, MO

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:47 am

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wagtunes
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18424 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 am

In spite of the various arrangement additions and subtractions along the way (percussion, synth sounds, etc.) But 3 minutes in I had lost interest. Making a 6 minute plus track based around one riff is a tough sell, for me anyway. Actually, the piece would have been better if you had just left the riff out of it and just had the surrounding sounds, which had some variety.

Mix wise, it's fine. Just doesn't do much for me musically.

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Moe Shinola
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1501 posts since 11 Nov, 2004 from Kansas City, MO

Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:02 am

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 am
In spite of the various arrangement additions and subtractions along the way (percussion, synth sounds, etc.) But 3 minutes in I had lost interest. Making a 6 minute plus track based around one riff is a tough sell, for me anyway. Actually, the piece would have been better if you had just left the riff out of it and just had the surrounding sounds, which had some variety.

Mix wise, it's fine. Just doesn't do much for me musically.
That's ok. It's a 1st draft mix anyway. I was kind of thinking along those likes, but dropping the bass out in parts didn't sound right. I'll listen some more.
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wagtunes
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Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:04 am

Moe Shinola wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:02 am
wagtunes wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:58 am
In spite of the various arrangement additions and subtractions along the way (percussion, synth sounds, etc.) But 3 minutes in I had lost interest. Making a 6 minute plus track based around one riff is a tough sell, for me anyway. Actually, the piece would have been better if you had just left the riff out of it and just had the surrounding sounds, which had some variety.

Mix wise, it's fine. Just doesn't do much for me musically.
That's ok. It's a 1st draft mix anyway. I was kind of thinking along those likes, but dropping the bass out in parts didn't sound right. I'll listen some more.
Instead of dropping the bass out, have some variations on the riff, just so it doesn't sound like a loop played over and over.

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Frantz
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5319 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 pm

Mean and moody dub. Impressive considering it was made on an iPad.

It sounds like a backing track. I suggest adding some speech samples to provide additional interest.

No_Use
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2431 posts since 13 Mar, 2004

Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:24 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:04 am
Instead of dropping the bass out, have some variations on the riff, just so it doesn't sound like a loop played over and over.
That's quite common though for Dub tracks that they live around a single bass line.
But then lots of other interesting stuff should happen to keep the interest.

Btw. mixing wise, I find the bass line is a bit too bright for a Dub track (at least I'm used to deep Dub bass lines :D)

edit:
Just to give an example, this can keep me well entertained over the whole track, just because of the FX.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ErXykaZM0

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Moe Shinola
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1501 posts since 11 Nov, 2004 from Kansas City, MO

Re: Sammie Dub #2

Post Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:26 am

Cool thanks! That dub is great. I tried to find dub vocals but there wasn't much online at the time I was making this tune(at least on freesound.org). Also, originally I meant to combine my Hadeeth 2 drum loops with 808 drums and the bassline ended up making it sound like a Dub for bellydancing to, which is why it's a not-quite Dub.
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