I dig it bro. Really like how it builds. One thing I would suggest is to change the kick sound to something that thumps a little harder. If you have ever hear the Ame mix of Holding You by Wahoo that's the kind of kick I would expect to hear in this kind of track. Solid work though.
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Yeah your right about the Kick. Your being kind as the kick is not the only element that needs some polish and umph. This falls under the umbrella of things I still don't know how to do yet. Mixing it down adding compression and so on. I have not tried to adjust anything yet. I could just start cranking nobs and so on until it had some thump but I want to do it with a little knowledge, not be so blind. A friend just sent me a bunch of tutorials on how to master and engineer stuff. Hopefully they will get me through some of my issues. It's all the minutia that is rendering me a total noob. Like knowing how to get THUMP out of your kick. But it's all of these little and very important things that make a track real.
I think the kick has plenty of low end and sounds good. You could probably put a tiny EQ bump somewhere on it and it'd have that low end thump you're looking for. I find just a narrow band of 1db or 2 between 55-70hz gives a kick plenty of subs.
If you find the kick and bass are fighting each other once you EQ the kick, there's a trick with sidechain compression that can help. It's a little tricky. You need a compressor with a side chain function that you can slap on the bass track. You set it to listen to the Kick track and compress the bass down just a couple dbs every time the kick hits. Attack and release should be really short. It allows the kick to peak through the bass when they hit together, instead of getting swallowed be the bass. It's not always necessary, but helpful when they fight each other in the subby regions.
That low end percussion sound that comes in later in the track is fighting the bass and kick though. I'd look to EQ it out of the way of the other elements. Roll off some of the subs from that sound and find a spot in the lows/low mids where it doesn't cover the kick and bass but still has that deep punch you want.
I wouldn't try to fix it in mastering...
I like it, I agree the kick could have a bit more punch to it, overall very good track though.
nice track..like the stabs..percussion works well.
Damn, I was feeling it at first, good progression, but then in the 2 last minutes I've lost it.
Too much sounds altogether to me. But this could be the non-mastered point...
I dunno, but great vibe anyway!
man.. this is a serious track right here.. really like the groove.. but like Cracky i think all of the strings make it cheesy at the end. no need for the epics bro, keep it siryas.
really liking this one. I agree about the kick and the strings at the end, but aside from that this is quality material!
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