This track spawned from me messing with an acapella in energyXT as a VSTi within Renoise as per Psyj’s instructions in my “A New Vision” thread. This method really works like a charm. eXT + Renoise is an EXTREMELY powerful DAW setup. I really have to keep on exploring the various options available when these two packages are used together.
Anyway…I found a cool Bounty Killer acapella and decided to try making a dancehall type beat.
Thanks in advance for any comments.
Oh…and the slight distortion of the vocal is there in the original. It’s a vinyl rip, and sadly the vinyl i guess was a bit dirty. Nothing could be done about this.
hey this is pretty good. the beat is just perfect, slightly relaxed sounding because of the slow tempo. The tempo fits the beat and the vocals, but doesn’t make it dancy if danceable wasn’t such a wierd word, i would’ve use it here.
I think the bassline sounds too clean for this type of music. It misses nastyness or fatness, so that it doesnt support the kick (the whole song) enough. also i think you should program the bassline just as tight as the beat.
splajn: thanks for checking it out! I actually uploaded a slightly edited mix where i raised the level of the guitars a bit. I also noticed the same thing as you. Is it the current version that’s up on my ctg page that you feel has the tiny guitar?
choice: I’ll definitely check that stuff out. Thanks for the heads up! BTW…did you like my track?
i confess i havent, i just tried but seems it no workie atm. i saw the thread from the main forum list an was interested in what was going on. i like the 2 step style of ragga dancehall alot. thumo thump chit thumm thummm cit!
maybe I’m too stoned or something, but I have a lot of trouble playing the damn track, countless follow up pages do I need to register? ah yes, now I see…
crosses fingers hoping for a amen rinsout sounds good, with the mafia guitars… tho thin, defenitely upgradeable with more sound, piano stabs…brass echoing, bird chirping jungle samples …snare rush… think break… amen.