|Originally posted by TranceLover007 |
How many bass lines you have right from the beginning?
1st bass is saw-square, syncopated offbeat 'and' notes with 1/16th pickups.
2nd bass is sine-square, straight offbeat quarters.
|One of them sounds like has some artificial deformation on last two notes (sounds like the mid range one) but is gone in second part of your track.|
What you are probably hearing is the first bass's ghost notes. There are 2x 1/16th notes with very low velocity at the end. I imagine it has something to do with the filter-in and resonance of the patch. The other thing the adjusted velocity does is add emphasis on the 2nd and 4th down-beat in the measure. No actual deformation from plugins or otherwise though.
There are a few bassline parts though...One of them has a solid quarter at the end, one a short quarter, and the driving line has the low velocity 1/16th roll. These are added for extra flavor...Since I'm running a single note bassline, it would be even more bland without it.
My whole goal with this tune is to use simplistic elements and sounds, with simple chord structures, to produce something dynamic/spacey. It's definitely not the most active of listening pieces...better for doing other things while it plays. But that's the reason for the simplicity. If it's too active, I end up stopping w/e I'm doing to listen to the song...I didn't want that so much. So yeah, to sit and just listen to it would/should be a little boring. I do plan on spicing it up a little more, but I'm still hunting for the right sounds.
|1:48 - may have to get a slightly better transition into a break (in my opinion) - the rest has really good potential if is taken right direction - so far so good !!!|
Better transition in what way? Less abrupt? More sound FX used to spice it up? I kinda like the way the high-passed perc line creeps in and kills the energy as everything else peels off. It also keeps with the simplistic nature of the track.
It also ended up being a really interesting percline so I wanted to use it to drive a breakdown and have a section for it.
Cheers for the listen and feedback Darek. o/
Last edited by theterran on Jun-25-2014 at 02:26