QUOTE (Klokinator @ Apr 30 2012, 04:11 AM)
But it sounds more like techno when compared to something like Skrillex's dubstep or someone else.
Skrillex is extremely professional high-end stuff. They make moolah out the ass and can afford to synthesize pretty much whatever song they want, so don't try to get to their level xD you will not succeed without years of training.
Besides, your classical stuff is uber awesome x]
Actually, with todays modern technology, professional sounding production is easier than ever. In fact, Misha Mansoor goes to show the power of effective home production.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PfiL17YeI
This song was actually recorded at home in his small home studio near the beginning of his career, and he still produces all their music.
However you're right about years of training xD
For your dubstep jam thing, I thought you had some cool ideas, you just need to step up your production method and fill in the empty space. I'd say replace your samples, but you may not be able to afford new samples/ "afford" new samples
so heres what you should do.
For your kick, try to step down the pitch a little, and take out that muddy low mid range. Bring up an EQ on it, and try bringing your bass end up, your low mids down, your higher mids up and highs to a fair spot between them. For the snare, take out the clap sound entirely, and replace with a snare. With dubstep, you want a snare with a massive almost, smack in the face while getting punched in the chest sound. Bring up your upper mids and try to add a little distortion to the high end of your snare; which adds a nice "fizzle" to the snare sound. The hihat sounds alright, but needs a little variation in velocity, and bringing up the high end on the hi hat will make it sound brighter and make it mix better with the rest of the song. Bring it's volume down in the mix as well.
Raise the pitch in the synth in the beginning. It's too muddy as of right now to really try and lead the melody incoming. I like the "Di di doo" kind of sound; for lack of better description, that comes in. Also, the space between the beginning and the drop is really awkward. Try adding an empty reverb sound or a sweep there, to keep the listener from thinking the song is over; but providing a false ending.
Also; if I could suggest some excellent programs for helping you get a sweet dubstep sound, I'd try nexus, massive, vengeance essential drum kits, and generally a good selection of personal samples and sounds
Keep working on it dood, sounds good
Listening to it again, I noticed that alot of the bass is ALL low sine. While this is ok for anyone with subs, it's inaudible to anyone else, and hence creates long, awkward silences where the bass is literally... too low.