Re: [House/Dance] James Pingel - Absence of Memory
Thanks guys, coming back and reading your input got me to launch my daw for the first time in a couple of days and think about the next steps for this song!
Warren this is 109 bpm with the drums in 4/4 time. The chords and all melodies follow.... something else. The only other time signature I know is 3/4, and this is something different. It essentially squeezes an 8-bar 8-chord progression into 4 bars and then adds swings and inverted stabs (also with swing). I find I like to work most in the 92-115 range for stuff where I start from scratch. Though these days I usually feel like anything under 105 is really slow and plodding, so I usually start at 106 and go from there.
You're not "supposed" to be asking for feedback on tracks until you have 30 posts, but you don't seem like a spam-lord just trying to reach the 30-post count and get their track on here as fast as possible, so I will oblige.
I didn't hear anything wrong with the production. To me, the track felt like riser after riser until the last 30 seconds when it all just fell. But it never seemed to rise to anything and it didn't have anywhere to fall from. Where's that drop dude? You're close, and believe me, I know what it's like to have songs like that, I used to get this exact complaint all the time. I wish I could tell you how to make a "drop" (I use that term loosely because I still don't think I'm great at making them), but it sort of just clicked one day after a bunch of practice. Just keep making stuff and trying your best and you'll get there.