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By Anon_Buster on November 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Version 1 of a track I worked on this week. I wanted to simplify the flow of music to make it smoother and not as broken into distinct sections as others. I heard a lot of songs this week where the drum pattern ran throughout most sections, sometimes with variations, or the idea only slightly changed between sections. I wanted to do something a little more like that.

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November 30, 2020 7:02 am

That bit at 2:00 is awesome, and I like the way you build to it. Are you thinking of making a version 2?

November 30, 2020 7:12 pm

I like the upbeat vibe of this.  It feels like setting off on an epic video game adventure.

December 2, 2020 1:25 am

I enjoyed this track. The bass sound and the different lines in this track are light and fun, bringing a smile to the morning!

December 2, 2020 3:42 pm

Ha... your description is like everyone of my songs.  4 on the floor with a pattern that runs unchanged for the duration of the track.  I want to trade places and be writing more distinct sections.  Greeat synth and drum patterns on this track.  Really upbeat like a rally cry, military drum beat. But the synths keep it punchy and fun. Nice electric piano in there too!

December 2, 2020 4:33 pm

Drums are something you can overthink real easily, then the truth is that drums can be real easy, just start hitting things with sticks. The same goes for a lot of parts of the song. The trick is making them work well together, and you did it well with this one.

December 6, 2020 6:39 pm

December 6, 2020 8:27 pm
hent03 wrote:

That bit at 2:00 is awesome, and I like the way you build to it. Are you thinking of making a version 2?


Thanks! I was working on a version two where the drums became the typical electronic smashing kick on each beat and the snare was a thick, heavy shot of lightning on the 2's and 4s. I also threw on a lead synth with a modern sound that had a quick decay that fell to a low sustain level. The track felt a little more solid--probably because it had more of a recognizable sound to modern electronic music--but it wasn't teaching me what I wanted to learn.

I stopped working on it because I had a couple other ideas to work on that were more interesting.

December 6, 2020 8:31 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I like the upbeat vibe of this.  It feels like setting off on an epic video game adventure.


Thanks Cos!


Kedbreak136 wrote:

I enjoyed this track. The bass sound and the different lines in this track are light and fun, bringing a smile to the morning!


Glad to hear it!

NWSPR wrote:

Ha... your description is like everyone of my songs.  4 on the floor with a pattern that runs unchanged for the duration of the track.  I want to trade places and be writing more distinct sections.  Greeat synth and drum patterns on this track.  Really upbeat like a rally cry, military drum beat. But the synths keep it punchy and fun. Nice electric piano in there too!


I've fallen for the epiano after playing Persona 5. The composers do so well making the tracks pop with minimal sounds and, of course, an epiano.


Devieus wrote:

Drums are something you can overthink real easily, then the truth is that drums can be real easy, just start hitting things with sticks. The same goes for a lot of parts of the song. The trick is making them work well together, and you did it well with this one.


Thank you for the comment. Drums are still really hard for me. Until this year, I never thought about them. Now, I like the way they sound, but I struggle to find the best sounds, setup, patterns, ideas to use. For now, as long as I'm getting close, I'm happyish with it.

emily wrote:


Whoa. That is intense banner waving. And a lot of bare feet, and potential sweat/bacteria left on the mat. I might be a germaphobe.

December 6, 2020 10:06 pm

Look up the rudiments, they'll give you a head start on things. There're 40 and once you know them, you can work them in.

As for sounds, that's not really relevant. There's a running gag that your snare sucks, it's all about placement in the mix. Some duck around it, others keep it low. I personally prefer keeping it "on the back of the stage", which means mostly centered and individual drums slightly panned, but with a dash of reverb.

December 18, 2020 5:52 pm

I agree that sparkly synth line at 2:00 is awesome.  I like the almost marching-band-like drums with the feel of the snare.  Nice stereo panning on the epiano and other synth too.

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