If anyone has a spare minute can they please feedback our latest track :)
This is our first post in the forum and we'd like some of your opinions on our work. We've got a new remix up on soundcloud with more of a deeper feel. Please feel free to critique the track and check out our other stuff. All feedback and tips are massively appreciated and we will always return feedback.
Thanks for your time,
Rich and Dan
Last edited by Luister; 07-30-2011 at 01:45 PM.
Like the track has a nice swing to it
As it's only a 2 min clip I won't be harsh but from what I heard it sounds like one long loop.
Maybe a little more work on the arrangement could be in order.
Just heard the track, thought it was pretty groovy. I especially liked what you did at the 1.55 mark. Ive gotta say tho, im not a fan of those backup vocals in the background, think it would be better without it. But thats just me.
nice work guys, started following you :-)
Nice beats bro; you definitely have a great groove thing happening and that's a great point to start from, but I hear this same mistake at least 10 times a day. And I try to explain it but it just doesn't register. Cats just keep sending me the same mistake and after a couple of years they fade away. never to be heard from again.
Your tracks are going nowhere. They're loops right now. Ideally you want the tracks to build and get more exciting as they get closer to the end. Get more variety on your breakdowns and you'll make people raise their hands in the air.
By more variety in your breakdowns I mean completely different instruments. If you just drop a few drums, people won't notice and they'll get bored. Learn to do crescendos in your breakdowns...........some of your drums can get busier, you can add different instruments and sounds, lots of possibilities.
Once you've finished the majority of the song, try playing it at low volumes. A loop will kick like hell at high volumes and fool you into thinking it's special. But playing it at low volumes will show you how exciting it really is.
just to follow on from what marshall says...
try and imagine a DJ playing your stuff in a club, try and imagine yourself dancing to it - if you get bored, you can bet your ass other people will get bored. Right now your tracks are mid-set filler rather than anytime killer.
Thanks for all the feedback guys. Totally agree with the whole continued loop thing, really want to work on this and make our tracks flow more. Think that it's the arrangement and flow of our tracks that is the area that needs most improvement.
Guess this is a skilled art that takes a lot of practice to do well, so we've definately got something to work towards!
Thanks again for all the constructive feedback
Rich and Dan
Last edited by Luister; 08-03-2011 at 05:48 AM.
also remember that automation plays an important part in a track - you can really create some good ebb and flow with careful automation....try adding some nice pads or stabs, you can get a good 'call and response' thing going by adding sounds after every 4 or 8 bars. There's various things you can do to 'trick' the listener into thinking there's something really interesting going on - how we perceive sound and rhythm is based on little changes in the music, so to keep the listener interested you need to mix it up a little...
hope that helps
Cool thanks for the advice Rich. Have started following you on soundcloud, will check out your stuff after work