What do you guys think? Should I persue developing into a complete track? If so, any ideas of what type of instrumentation to add? I’m kind of stuck at the moment, and I’m planning on letting it rest for a couple of days before I take another stab at it.
It’s definitively worth to be developed further. I don’t like the distorted lead, but the rest sounds really nice. I can’t really say, which instruments to use, but i would look for dub oriented stuff. Also bring the piano, which sits in the background more to the foreground. I really like the melody of it.
I agree with Beatslaughter, the distortion on the lead sounds a bit off, or maybe a bit too harsh. The overall feel sounds great though, and I would love to hear a finished track based around this.
Perhaps a more bold, thickened piano sound could be used in the lead (tape compression would work). I only say this because imho your track idea would work really well with some vocals or vocal samples (and I don’t usually like vocals, so I’m sure of this) and a piano is the best support/lead instrument that doesn’t interfere with a vocal sound.
I can only back up what the other guys have said though, work on the actual samples a bit first; or I guess you could make it a song and work on the samples after…but it definately needs a smoother lead
I’m still not done…I want to work on varying the drums throughout the track, and fixing up the ending arrangement. Also, I think the vocal sample I threw in there is a bit too frequent, so I have to switch that up.
I know it seems like I ignored your comments, but I truly didn’t! I considered all of your suggestions, but this is the direction this track took. I like it, and I think that’s really all that matters. We truly make music for ourselves, right?
cYDRONE: zero kefren influences here. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of his music. I never had an Amiga. :-/
Very good progress you’ve made and yes the vocal is a bit overused.
Maybe process it a bit like it was scratched. Also the beginning of the song sounds a bit empty, i would add a lead instrument there. You could also experiment with some ethnic like instruments and drums. BTW, i really love your drums, they sound nice and dirty.
Thanks again for your feedback. Good idea on scratching the vocal sample! I actually have a mp3-vinyl system similar to Final Scratch, so I can try that fairly easily.
I’ll try adding some more melodic content in the beginning section too. I actually tried adding some timbale type sounds to the percussion, but it ended up sounding a bit busy. I totally agree with you that some ethnic percussion would sound cool … I’ll try that again.