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Sleeping Giant (featuring Suzi Q Smith) by Sallecta

Round 67
Author Sallecta
Title Sleeping Giant (featuring Suzi Q Smith)
MP3 Link https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3NqRs12_eLCUnpSNzJDNkx4Rlk
Module Link sdc67_Sallecta-Seeping_Giant_(feat_Suzi_Q_Smith).zip
Filesize 1645KB
Score 2, 2, 2, 1, 1Total Points: 8 (5 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

TAL Elek7tro instruments/effects, drum one shots, and sharp Suzi voice in short but fast tune with mix of heavy baselines and some light melody/pad targeting all to kind of drum and bass style.
Delays used as tool to distinct instrument in mix and enhance it's stereo effect.

Created with Psycle 1.10.1 release 64 bit version

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Vocal samples riped from
Suzi Q Smith - When They Tell You Not to Sing
Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)
http://ccmixter.org/files/suziqsmith/35123
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Comments

Comment by Shadowbane on 2012-06-21 00:58:17

Really liked the track, but I thought that the first part where it stops for the vocals was a little bit too long of a pause.

Also, although the rules say that you have to include 'all plugins required by the track' it really isn't necessary to include the standard plugins, only ones that don't come in the base install. (those are incredibly uncommon unless you write them yourself though)

Overall I found the track to be very smooth and enjoyable.

Comment by organic_io on 2012-06-21 11:33:31

Hey Sallecta!

I agree with Shadowbane about the stop being too long.

This is a really nice breakbeat/d&b tune.... Really punchy and interesting drums during the intro. Nice filter work on the synths, bass, and drums. Once the full d&b beat comes in, it's really fresh and interesting. I love this type of syncopated beat. However, the snare doesn't really "do it" for me, you may want to try adding a bit of distortion on it, EQing, etc, until it sits a little better in the mix.

Still, overall a really nice one.

Keep up the great work!
-Scott

Comment by hexmode on 2012-06-22 16:06:07

Cool vocal samples, starts the track off great. I like the bass sound that comes in, and nice drums there too.

The cut-off of the word "sleeping" during the bit without drums is a fraction too late..

nice fx and fade out.

I think after it says "did you believe them?" it should just drop straight into the beat rather than having it fade in ;)

Really great drum and bass beat that comes in, with really nice syncopated snare rhythm. I'd maybe pan the hats here a little bit more in the centre, sound slightly too wide to me. Also with the snare, perhaps maybe boost the volume or distort it a bit, and put it a bit more central too?

Really like the deep wobbly bass sound, and the melodies that come in go with the track very nicely. Got a nice melancholy vibe. Maybe put some chorus or filter or something on the glockenspiely sound.

I really enjoy the little FX that comes in at 1:57 :)

Really nice track, enjoyed it.

Comment by tenfour on 2012-06-23 13:57:34

I think the "story" that the track tells is great, but seems out of style or something. If it were more atmospheric / artsy, and less dancy, then the breaks and variations would make more sense. As @hexmode says, the opening of this track is really strong with the vocal sample. I believe it loses all that momentum though.

Love the production on this; it sounds rich and present, the use of the pad really gives dimension here. Enjoyed this a lot. You do a lot of subtle things to make a beautiful track.

Comment by Airmann on 2012-06-25 18:21:00

like the beats and the intro, later on it gets a bit too soft (?). I expected the opposite.
Cool wooow effect btw.

Comment by chunter on 2012-06-26 20:37:39

I too expected something harder after the intro but what you have is a bit refreshing and the drums sound very crisp.

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