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an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 06:12 #1
ive been trying to move more towards a french housey kind of sound lately. heres my obviously unfinished track: http://soundcloud.com/narwhal7/powde...-an-unfinished
i was wondering if you guys could give me any tips to get it finished because im totaly stuck.
thanks!"Anyone hating on any genre of music simply doesn't know the context in which its meant to be enjoyed." -Madeon
Re: an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 07:35 #3
Last edited by alive2011; 12th Jun 2012 at 07:41."Anyone hating on any genre of music simply doesn't know the context in which its meant to be enjoyed." -Madeon
Re: an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 12:31 #4
I don't really like it. I can't hear the vocals. They ARE a bit cheesy and the kick is way to bitty. Your on the right track though!
Re: an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 13:04 #5
from my understanding, the basic formula that revolves around french house, is that you take a disco track (preferably something that you can boogie down to), you loop it and toy around with it.
technically speaking, you have accomplished that, but when songwriting comes into play, it gets a little more difficult.
the vocals, while catchy, can get very annoying if they were to play through the entire track.
take other parts of the original sample, and work them in as well; use the sample you have at the moment for a "chorus" or something.
along with that, cut the bassline from the original sample, and rewrite it using the software synthesizers (or, if you play bass, re-record it); this allows for a thicker bassline, that the samples tend to lack.
i've uploaded an experiment that i made a while back. don't lash out about how it's not funky, or it has a horrid structure or whatever, because it actually took me less than an hour to make this (all of my experimental projects do), as i only wanted to achieve the techniques i could hear in disco/house tracks. perhaps you can get some ideas out of it.
http://soundcloud.com/delphicloud/26-03-2012/s-UxVX3 (it's private because it's not really my style, and i have no intention to put more work into it).
on the other hand, i could be completely wrong about this whole thing and should just stick to what i'm used to. sorry, if this wasn't informative enough, i'm not really cut out to be a teacher, haha.
edit: also, don't just continue creating under the influence (ha) of a short wall of text like this; keep experimenting like you are right now. =]
Last edited by tom2991; 13th Jun 2012 at 00:25.
Re: an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 23:17 #6
There is definitely a track there, just clean it up and slow it down a bit. Around 125-130bpm would be better. Needs a bit more of a bassline too.
Re: an experiment.12th Jun 2012, 23:39 #7
I think you need to limit the use of the sample. Perhaps cut it up and experiment with little snippets of it. I'd also like to hear maybe an instrumental solo or two; use it to introduce new tracks like a funky bassline or a synth lead. You can't go wrong with a brass section either!
EDIT: and don't overuse the filters!
Last edited by DJ_Sam_909; 12th Jun 2012 at 23:43. Reason: filters.
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Re: an experiment.13th Jun 2012, 11:26 #8
I wouldn't say its bad but like the others said it needs some work. And I personally don't think its too fast.
Re: an experiment.13th Jun 2012, 11:40 #9
also, i little advice on soundcloud.
i hate to dish the bad news, but the comment on your track was an automated one (they usually are).
if you're ever unsure, suss out other comments the user has made; you'll find heaps of exact duplicate comments made to other users.
we all get them, it's so annoying.