Any advises?

Discussion in 'Work in Process' started by Elnur Magerramov, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Elnur Magerramov

    Elnur Magerramov Ultrasonic

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    Hello everyone. Almost finished that track and wanted to get some advises, how to make it better.

    1. Productionwise. What I can add/remove in the structure of the track
    2. Soundwise. Mixing, sound design, mastering and other stuff related to the topic.



    Honestly, I don't like the intro, so I probably will change it :)
     
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  3. Smoove Grooves

    Smoove Grooves Platinum Record

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    Re. the end, all I can think of to say, is that DJ-wise it's good to have some extra rhythm track so the DJ can mix out of it after your big finish, instead of a sudden finish.
    Sounds great though, all in all.
    Perhaps those 4 hits of triplet snare which we hear at the start and become an element of the main motif could be less full eq wise, just a bit thinner and more secondary percussive-like. That 4 hit snare motif is what we used to use a lot in certain House stuff as a fill around 20 years ago, so perhaps my eq advice is because I hear it from another genre!
    Pretty epic! Good work.
     
  4. Elnur Magerramov

    Elnur Magerramov Ultrasonic

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    Ay, thank you very much for the advises, I`ll apply them. About the snare, yeah, thats is probably different use of it, I use it more like rhythm tool here, like a layer for the synths, but I`ll still cut some of the lowend from them :)
     
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    nice track, sound wise its there, not much to say about production as to me it sounds ok
     
  6. lorenzolamasse

    lorenzolamasse Noisemaker

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    My 50 pences, from a mastering standpoint it's quite clean (lead could be wider at 03:10 for example).
    The main drawback is the vocals, they really look synthetized (of course I know they are), probably you could add some granular filtering or some shimmering reverb on them to blur that artificial look, unless that was by intent ? Secondly, vocals and piano plays at unison, that might be boring for the audience, maybe you could change the piano chords a bit to add some interesting harmony ?

    Great job whatever !
     
  7. Elnur Magerramov

    Elnur Magerramov Ultrasonic

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    Thank you everyone for your opinions. I’ll try to apply everything you said here to the track and make it better.

    Btw there is another question, do you think, does a track like this have a chance to be signed and supported on big labels like Armada, Flashover, Black Hole, etc? I know, that most of the time, they don't even listen to the tracks which you send them, that's why I'm asking. Is it worth a shot or it will be better to release it independently and put some money on promotion through some blogs, facebook ads, etc?
     
  8. Smoove Grooves

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    Whatever you do, if you set up your own publishing company first, it'll be better for you in the long run. It's relatively cheap to do.
    Then, you can license it to somebody else (for a price!) for a while and let them represent you.
    I reckon independent is good, but having said that, a good publishing house can do a lot to get your stuff heard.
    Labels; I wouldn't really know about nowadays.
    Good luck! It's definitely worth you pushing your stuff.
     
  9. fritzm

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    Any advice? (sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine).
     
  10. The Pirate

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    @Elnur Magerramov Thanks for sharing your music with us. the song has potential but it needs some work to take it there. I will do a complete rework of the structure/arrangement of the song. I will start on the intro and outro and work my way in. The main problem that I hear in this song, is a total lack of that instrumental hook, the attention grabber, to make it memorable. It is within its parts but you are not using it properly. The track plays like 2 different songs. One that starts at 0:00 and a different one at 2:52. Pay attention to going in and out of the break. You certainly don't want to lose the song's energy in the transition.You are very close my friend. Very close. Most importantly, you did the right thing asking us for our opinion. Take in everything we have told you and use it to your advantage.
     
  11. Elnur Magerramov

    Elnur Magerramov Ultrasonic

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    Hi everyone! Thank you for all your advises, I applied almost everything you said here and got the track signed on an American label. It is not a big label, but you gotta start somewhere, right? :) Release will be in October. Already started working on another track! Also, got an offer from CR2 Records to make them a Mainroom Trap sample pack, I`m not so good at that, so If anyone wants to join me in this stuff, you are welcome. All the income will be split, of course. And thank you, again!
     
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