My first dnb track looking for feedback

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    • #281570
      ,Init
      Participant

      Hello guys im kinda new about dnb.
      I made this track and i’d like to receive some feedback.
      Thanks for your time

    • #281721
      ,DESTRODESTRO
      Participant

      Hi Init,

      I gave the tune a run through and from a listeners perspective I really liked;

      The intro – The big instruments and orchestral pad/vocal combined create an interesting and engaging sound that keeps me hooked and builds the intensity from the very beginning.

      Did you play in the chords or was this from a sample pack?

      It’s really nice.

      Arrangement – You’ve got a good understanding of how a tune should be structured, there’s lots of peaks and drops that keep the tune running and make it feel like it is moving forward and keeps me engaged.

      The drop – at 2mins 8secs through to 2mins 54 secs the intensity and build is superb really enjoyed that.

      Things to work on.

      Drums & drum fills – The drums definitely need some work, they sound quite vanilla atm and need to really punch through the mix, the arrangement works but they are not as razor sharp as they need to be.

      The ending – It feels like you ran out of ideas on how to close the tune out and it just fizzles away.
      Would be nice to rework the ending, maybe bring back some of the ideas from the intro so it feels cohesive and tells a story.

      I think if you can get the drums really popping and the end of the tune to really close things off you’ve got a really great first tune you should be proud of.

    • #281724
      ,Init
      Participant

      Hi Destro, First of all
      thanks for your answer and for your time!
      Orchestral sounds are from kontakt library, but i wrote everything, i didn’t used any sample chords/Melody. I’m Happy about you liked It because im not a musician and im Happy to being able to give to you some feels!!

      I Will definetely work as soon as possible on drums, i Will try to make the punchier and maybe more ritmhyc.

      The ending was a big problem because i feel It out of the main story of the track.
      Im thinking to remove the saw-ish chords and instead try to use the glide lead in the breakdown as My main lead in the drop (After the break).
      It can be a solution for get more “consistent story?”

    • #281778
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      Much to be proud of on this tune for sure! The Orchestral music in the intro is really good. Channeling Bach there!

      The intro builds the listener into a place that expects a lot, and at this stage the drop is perhaps lacking in a certain modernity to make it stand out. Made 10-15 years ago and this would be more impressive that it is today.
      This is not to say it’s not well constructed, you clearly have a good grasp of arrangement and keeping things moving.

      It’s just that we want music to pop out… to have that quality that makes the listener instantly know there is no doubting that this tune was made incredibly recently.
      It’s a bit of an abstract idea, but with enough study of new tracks, styles and aesthetics you will find out what will make your tune pop out.
      Drum grooves and modern, minimalist snares are a good place to start…

      The vibe, some of the individual sounds and layout are there. A track like this is worth keeping safe and revisiting when your skills have moved on even more. Often some of your early ideas are actually really good, they just need a ‘you’ from the future to come back and do them justice..
      Never dwell on a tune too long, keep moving, keep your mind and DAW fresh…

      Nice work though, you have potential for sure 😀

    • #281784
      ,Init
      Participant

      Thanks for your feedback!! I will go ahead and trying to making new tunes aswell.
      I Will leave It There and i Will go back to optimize that !! Thanks for the tips!! I Just bought Joe Ford courses tho, maybe i can do some Better Sound design aswell 😁

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