So I made (another) dubstep track

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:18 pm

beats me wrote:I appreciate the production on all of it but way prefer the stuff with a groove or some kind of feeling (to me) behind it.
This is how I feel about Skrillex (which isn't real dubstep but a lot of people seem to categorize as such).

It's WAY too much being thrown in with no real substance or feel behind it. Technically interesting, but vacuous... and somewhat obnoxious.

I myself like to apply some interesting sound design and edits here and there to my own tracks but I'm trying to keep a balance. Don't want to get carried away and cross that line.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:44 pm

aqua_tek wrote:Sold my soul, hopped on the wagon.

aqua, I've actually dug your 80s inspired dance tracks on the ReveNOVO album.

If Pitch Black can resist the move towards dubstep, so can you.

Be strong, my friend. Be strong.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by pulsoc » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:18 pm

Good work man

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by Hidden Driveways » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:29 pm

I like how the wobble bass notes land differently & broken sounding.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by regretfullySaid » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:10 pm

This is how I feel about Skrillex (which isn't real dubstep but a lot of people seem to categorize as such).

It's WAY too much being thrown in with no real substance or feel behind it. Technically interesting, but vacuous... and somewhat obnoxious.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Anyway, looking forward to hearing your tracks when I get home since work blocked the site :twisted:
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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:45 pm

Thanks, lads!

@ LSZ, what can I say? I succumbed to the dark side.

I'll keep working on the 80s inspired stuff as well. Got kind of a multiple music personality thing going on :lol:

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by condra » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:36 pm

Hey. Haven't gotten through them all yet, but that Snap Remix is fucking brilliant. Well done.

Dubstep is growing on me :(

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:44 pm

thank you

I'm actually sort of moving from dubstep to... wait for it... DRUMSTEP :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/deat ... easer-clip

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:12 pm

aqua_tek wrote:thank you

I'm actually sort of moving from dubstep to... wait for it... DRUMSTEP :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/deat ... easer-clip

That would have sounded so much cooler if played on a fretless bass with a BUTTLOAD of chorus ala' Mick Karn.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by nowtime » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:19 am

scutheotaku wrote:Nice track, aqua-tek! Not a big dubstep fan myself, but nice nonetheless.

As for Bassnectar - I'm not a fan. His songs are too repetitive me and don't really make me want to dance. If they were too repetitive but made me want to dance, then I wouldn't mind. If they didn't make me want to dance but were interesting, then yes. If they make me post about how and why I don't like it, then no.

Yeah, though - nice track!
Went to a Bassnectar show in Santa Cruz a couple of months ago and it was the dance and sonic experience of a lifetime (except maybe the Wish You Were Here/Animals Pink Floyd tour in '79). Loudest damn music I ever heard and brilliantly designed to shake the spine, brain and chakras into a frenzied ecstacy. A peak dance experience. The drops were ridiculous. The wobble was skull shattering in a delightful way. Went with a very sexy woman and me and her really showed those kids (all ages show) how to move. Smoked a couple hits of good herb, but felt like I was on major psychedelics.

I would really love to know how he produces his beats, bass and synths. Sometimes I think I hear hardware. His swings and grooves are very original to my ears.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:56 am

LoopStationZebra wrote:
aqua_tek wrote:thank you

I'm actually sort of moving from dubstep to... wait for it... DRUMSTEP :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/deat ... easer-clip

That would have sounded so much cooler if played on a fretless bass with a BUTTLOAD of chorus ala' Mick Karn.

:x
taking notes for next track

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:22 am

aqua_tek wrote:
LoopStationZebra wrote:
aqua_tek wrote:thank you

I'm actually sort of moving from dubstep to... wait for it... DRUMSTEP :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/deat ... easer-clip

That would have sounded so much cooler if played on a fretless bass with a BUTTLOAD of chorus ala' Mick Karn.

:x
taking notes for next track
Or I should say "track after next".

Here's another "masterpiece" I started today. :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/dont-stop-teaser

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by beats me » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:44 am

aqua_tek wrote:
Here's another "masterpiece" I started today. :lol:

http://soundcloud.com/thedeathwave/dont-stop-teaser
You're like the master of whatever you touch. Not always my cup of tea but you mastered it. :) I think this track could use a little boost in the tempo though.

Now when are you going to get crackin' on that dubstep remix of The Lost Boys theme?

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by aqua_tek » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:01 pm

Thanks sir. Always flattered.

About the tempo, I actually toyed with a few different ones at first. Decided that I preferred it kind of slow like this for now. :)

And thanks for the reminder on the Lost Boys theme. Absolutely MUST be done.

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Re: So I made (another) dubstep track

Post by beats me » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:13 pm

I totally love that Don’t Stop the Music track and have tried messing with it a few times myself but it’s at an odd tempo that never seemed to really gel with whatever else I had going on. That’s probably why I honed in on the tempo on your version. It’s probably fine but I just don’t think a good remix tempo can be achieved with other outgoing and incoming tracks.

I guess you’re now the tempo master too. :x

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