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JudoChop

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Untitled Trap | Need feedback
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:01:02 am »
Hello,

I'm working on a trap song and I'm in need of some other opinions.  Mainly, what could I do to improve the middle part (the part between the drops)?  I feel like it's missing something, but I'm not sure what that is.  Any other criticism is welcome too
https://www.orfium.com/track/448370/judochop-untitled-trap-4-wip-4-judochop/

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Re: Untitled Trap | Need feedback
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 07:30:13 pm »
Replied over in our Slack Channel, but posting here for posterity:

i really like your drop melody, it’s very catchy. i also really like the percussion during the moombahton section. overall, i think it’s in a really good spot! you have a lot of solid ideas, the arrangement’s essentially done, and there’s not much that screams at me “I’M BAD FIX ME ASAP!" I like the idea of having a violin counter melody come in during the breakdown in the middle, but I think it doesn’t work as well as it could against the melody and harmony you have going on around it - consider maybe simplifying the main melody into a short loop and having it play some an upper pedal tone with this ostinato’d arpeggio. You could also consider replacing long, sustained strings with something more staccato, as samplers can have trouble reproducing legato string passages clearly. I would say my biggest concern right now is actually on that second drop lead; it kinda stuck out like a sore thumb to me - it’s a really neat sound sometimes, but it’s completely bone-dry and sitting on top of the mix. maybe add some reverb to it and pull it down a little!

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Re: Untitled Trap | Need feedback
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 07:48:36 pm »
Thank you Mussar