Originally Posted by DRR
It must be a great track - I've just listened to it 3 times:-). That is seriously brilliant drumming - is it entirely programmed, or did you use drum pads to capture it? I'm very impressed in any case.
That probably sums up my appreciation though - I'm not sure that the piano chords and occasional snatches of melody do the drums justice. Nothing wrong with them, but I think that the song would support an additional melody line or counter-melody at a few points.
I noticed too that the drums filter themselves away at several stage before returning. I think they do need to go away and come back, but I think the current processing could be improved further.
Not criticisms! Just comments.
My next project is to see if I can create some percussion just as good.
Yeah, I agree with what most of what you said
For the pianos and stuff I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, but I get what you mean
The filtering with the drums comes from me not knowing what to do with them
If you have any suggestions go ahead. It's one of the few tracks I've made I'm willing to continue working on. There's something about it that makes it special to me. Like vibes with me on an emotional level but I feel like it can be pushed further. So yeah, any advice is welcome
As for the percussion, well, that's sort of the center of my creation process for most of my tracks. I usually just beatbox all the time and if I like an idea I record it on my phone, come home and record multiple instances of it on a microphone. So this time I got the core rhythm down and played it on my cajun and sung over it for the melodic ideas and then I get going (was the first time I did so, but was kind of effective). I recorded myself getting wasted and playing/singing some random shit and took all the ideas I liked from the jam
Hope that helps you for your project