Originally Posted by charlton1
Hi, i'm a big old skool DnB fan and i can be quite a harsh critic so please don't take it personally, we put our tracks online for feedback
I honestly think its a really good first attempt at DnB but i'm not even sure if i would class it as DnB, i mean the tempo and basic 2 step drums are there but it doesn't have anything else.
I find the drums to have no "Roll" and whilst the piano is nice its just too much cheese for me mate and the main synth also has cheddar in it.
Tip on the drums.. layer and layer your drums. if all you have is a kick, snare and hats you probably don't have enough. look at getting some old skool funk samples then resequence and layer them in. It takes a lot of time to get used to DnB drum programming. i personally find guys like Fanu to be outstanding so maybe take a listen to him. Drum programming is a skill on its own and takes a lot of time to get any good at.
I personally don't like the style because its way to happy happy and it just doesn't gel with me.
all the best
Hey, I'm always eager to see in which ways I can improve, so no worries mate. I'll even say thank you ^^
And I get what you're saying, I did try to take inspiration from DnB but ended up doing something a bit different.
Oh, and I'll definitely look into your tips for the drums as that's the part I'm struggling the most with. Even though I've been playing music for a while now (mostly non-electronic stuff) I know almost nothing about drums.
My first take on electronic music was chiptunes, so that's probably where the "awful" cheerfulness comes from, I still tend to take quite a lot of inspiration from it as I personally enjoy happy sounds.
Anyhow, thanks for sharing your thoughts and advice on how to improve! It'll definitely be of help