This is great. I look forward to listening to your future releases :)
I like this one.
This is like The Residents or something.
NG should add a "field recordings" category.
Wow, im loving the sound of this, the percussion sounds great, loving the trip-hop'ish snare sound ;)
The bass sounds really great, and the higher melodys are giving off some dark vibes, also sounding good ;)
The vocal is nice :) reminds me of spaceape.
Its a shame we dont have more of this side of dubstep on ng. And usually when It is, it goes unnoticed.
Anyway, downloaded the EP. I will be sure to give it a listen tomorrow.
Oh hey! I haven't been on in a while, but yeah! Thanks for checking it out! I'd love to see some more stuff like this on here for sure. I've got some more stuff to post now too.
Wow, finally a dubstep track on newgrounds that isnt electro brostep bullshit.
It stood out to me that there is only one hi-hat sound that is really used prominantly throughout the whole track.
The snare sound was nice, but i didnt really like the way it was a flam, could do with just being a single hit imo.
Other then that, really liked it, the delayed notes sound really nice throughout. The bass is really good :) no mid range >:)
Newgrounds really needs some more real dubstep like this :)
Glad you like it. you are right on mostly everything. The snare is a single hit that I sampled, probably already layered. This was an experiment and seems easier to produce old school dub for me. I might grow on it.
Some brostep is good if made right. Depending on what you call brostep.
The bass sound is amazing, it seems so organic. You said its not really finished, which i agree with, but id really love to heard this developed more. It could maybe do with a bit of minimalist melody, but nothing electronic sounding.
Im not really sure how it would be classified as its not really dubstep due to it being 160bpm. Personally i would work on a really nice snare with loadsss of reverb or something and then let it go on for the rest of the bar without the distorted hihats.
Ive listened to this about 10 times so far ;) As i said, loving the bass, kinda reminds me of Burial.
I don't really listen to this sort of stuff on Newgrounds much :P but compared to a lot of the other stuff I've heard, the recording sounds way better, i guess thats cos you mentioned you had access to a studio, so makes it easier on the ears my end, alot of stuff on ng is almost painful to listen to. The lyrics seem pretty solid, although I'm no expert. And lovin' the accent man ;)
Thanks broski :D School studio is slowly but surely becoming my second home.
There were a few things that sounded odd to me when i listened to it.
The snare sounds really weak. I don't know how many samples its made out of, but imo it definitely needs something else there, as currently it just sounds like a single sample (correct me if im wrong).
The first drum patterns hi-hats sound a little weird to me because its just a 1 bar loop, personally i would have probably used a 2 bar loop with a bit more variety.
Other then that, it sounds nice, the main synth in the mix seems a little 'in your face' but most other things sound nice. I love the piano and strings, i thought more could have been done with strings in the last section, as it builds up til there, then nothing happens really.
Anyway, yeh, it was noice ;)
Whoo! Critical feedback!
Nope, you're right - there is only one snare sample. This track was done as a late addition to the "Trippin' Kitchen" game, and 72 hours to do a soundtrack (even for a fairly simplistic game) doesn't leave one with as much time for 'perfecting' things as you'd hope. The weak-snare has been a common complaint across all electronic tracks I've done, mostly since I'm accustomed to writing orchestral stuff: and there, you either have a snare or you don't :3
As for the bass, that's probably a combination of mixing on headphones + people saying my wobbles in the last track ("A Bowl of Spaghetti") were too weak. Also, due to the time constraints, I didn't EQ stuff properly (I've never actually learned proper EQ'ing, since most orchestral instruments already sit well with each other in a mix).
Thanks for the feedback & the crit, glad you liked the track on the whole :)
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