My lame-ass attempt at D N' B. How bad is it?

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My lame-ass attempt at D N' B. How bad is it?

Post by purefunk » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:02 pm

Espionage

Let know how terrible this is.

It will only make me better.

I've tried Drum N' Bass before and I still don't think I have it even close yet.

Thanks if you listen.

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Re: My lame-ass attempt at D N' B. How bad is it?

Post by Spiralgroove » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:21 pm

purefunk wrote:Espionage

Let know how terrible this is.

It will only make me better.

I've tried Drum N' Bass before and I still don't think I have it even close yet.

Thanks if you listen.
it gave me deja vu 8O 8)

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Post by purefunk » Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:35 pm

Trying to get as much feedback as I can.

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Post by sebovzeoueb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:08 pm

I think you need more hardcore kind of sounds, and a faster tempo. Try also more snare fills and manic stuff. Also a good way of making something Drum 'n' Bass is to have plenty of sections that are just Drums and Bass (hence the name of the style). Also I think there are too many synthy pads and not enough pure bass. I generally use Sine Wave through Saturator and low pass filtering to make it sound D'n'B. Something simple and loud bass wise, and complex drums I think is the "answer", although of course there is no fixed recipe for any style of music.

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Post by purefunk » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:20 pm

sebovzeoueb,

Thanks for the feedback.

I'm not a big fan of the 'schizo' kind of DnB, hence the melodic-ness.

But, all feedback is good for consideration, I will address.

Thanks again.

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Post by sebovzeoueb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:04 pm

Well, it can be possible to use slightly more intricate rhythms and stronger bass without it becoming "schizo". And try the just Drums and Bass thing, that generally works quite well. Just one question, are you using pre done loops, or is it all self programmed/played?

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Post by purefunk » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:29 pm

Rhythmatically, there are a couple of loops used in the drums along with programming.

Musically, it's all programmed/midi.

I'll try the 'drum and bass' breaks idea.

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Post by sebovzeoueb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:52 pm

ok, it's just that I find the drum loops in your piece sound a bit "standard:, and lacking in fills, and when you program drums it does allow for more flexibilty... Having had another listen, I think it is quite a nice track, and not that far from chilled Drum 'n' Bass, but it could do with a bit more originality, and maybe some more bold elements.

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Post by purefunk » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:39 am

Will do.

Great advice.

Funk up some fills.

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Post by leedsquietman » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:40 am

I like the music not sure if it really is dnb, sounds more like euro house/trance music sped up with some dnb influence on the beats. I prefer this to dnb anyway, so maybe my opinion is not the one to seek re: a dnb song !

Good tune man, sounds like an action movie or gaming soundtrack.

It has quite a bit to capture the listener's attention, so you don't need to put too many more fills in there imho.

Nice job anyway.

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Post by ethios4 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:35 am

I'm not a huge dnb fan, but this is generally the kind of stuff i like...melodic with trashy drums...I dig the trance type sound personally

To me it sounds like all the "right" elements are there...now its time for some "wrong"...the part that really grabs you and makes the track personal...the part that makes the listner say "how the fuck did they do that?!"...make it dangerous, maybe even irrational...

Aside from that, perhaps introduce phrasing into each element, especially the drums....little subtle turnarounds every 2,4,8 bars...makes the repetition feel more like a logical progression...

Nice work! It sounds good!

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Post by sebovzeoueb » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:31 am

ethios4 wrote:the part that makes the listner say "how the fuck did they do that?!"
I totally agree. I think at the end of the day whatever style you do this is the important bit. I have done many tracks that were intended to sound Drum 'n' Bassish, and totally don't, but it doesn't worry me, because I still think they sound good. I was just giving tips for if you DO want it to sound like Drum 'n' Bass, based on my personal quest in that direction... But at the end of the day does it matter?

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Post by purefunk » Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:18 pm

leedsquietman is the winner.

Originally it was a prog-house track. Most I posted to it didn't like it, so I changed it.

Maybe it's not intended to be a DnB track. Prog-house didn't work. Dnb might not.

Prog-Breaks?!?!

It'll have 3 differentc incarnations.

To much thought in the melodies and arrangement make ppl think trance.
And I don't really like trance. Or maybe sub-conciously I do, I just tell myself that.

I'm going to jump out of a window. j/k

Thanks a lot guys I appreciate all the feedback.

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Post by ravebot » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:43 am

yeah its really trancy
but its good tho
maybe not drum and bass
cheers

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Post by jacob_ma » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:25 am

Who cares about Genre's anyway...

The biggest tunes which smash the charts are usually the Genre benders anyways... Pendulum anyone!!!

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