chandrasekhar limit by organic_io
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A drum & bass piece in two movements.
I never understood why people don't make drum&bass songs that are musical. So this is my attempt at such a style.
Time spent: ~9 hours.
still needs a proper mixdown workout, look for final version in a week or two.
"if i had had more time before the deadline, i would have" (tm):
worked on the melodies in the second movement more. found a better lead instrument here too.
made the bassline a little more unfy/gritty. i will do this after the compo with a different bass instrument probably
mixed it better
probably 5 trillion other things
i hope you enjoy it.
mp3 link: dj i/o - chandrasekhar limit
Comment by overthruster on 2006-10-19 02:13:32
the reason more people dont make drum n bass that is more "musical" is because its DRUM n BASS, ie, pretty much just drums and bass, with some samples, etc, maybe some things thrown in to give it more "space" or something... also its a pain in the ass to dj stuff with lots of melody, whereas if its just drums and a bassline, much much easier to mix.
besides the lead thing and the melodies, its very drum n bassy for sure. i sort of wish the snare was a little "snappier" and the bassdrum was a little harder soudning, but that might be more with the samples, my bassdrum was sort of mushy too. the bassline sounds great and is very well mixed into the track,. very well mixed and the change/drop in the middle is pretty nice leading to some nice drum acrobatics in the later part the lead at the end sound really familiar... i wish at the end it would go to a simpler beat for a little while at pattern 32... the ending is really nice though and loops perfectly with the beginning.
oh it sounds much better in the mp3 version. the snares are much snappier and the kick is much more tough sounding...
Comment by Sagosen on 2006-10-19 10:55:10
I always get lazy after commenting a couple of songs, but I have to say I liked this one.
You're increasingly getting better i/o, very good beat on this one, sounds like a breakbeat. ;)
Not too sure about using the flute as lead, but that's just taste talking.
Comment by harold on 2006-10-21 01:58:36
Your drum programming is improving. I really like the drums in this one... I think the major chords are distracting from it however... I see what you're trying to do, but I think you need to just go all the way and write some really nasty chromatic dissonant angry throw down. Major keys are for children's songs and movie themes. ;) Definitely enjoyable overall.
Comment by Sonicade on 2006-10-21 14:30:02
I liked the second half more than the first although both sounded good. It does sound like a musical fusion of different styles in this track. I like the texture you got from the pads from the start. Marimba is a nice accompanyment. Well done entry and points for a cool title.
Comment by andyray on 2006-10-21 16:14:39
I like your gusto, man! but imho you didn't really pull it off this time. sure, on the production side everything seems nice and tidy but the mix of styles and the vehemence of the drum track doesn't really do it for me... just a personal note in all honesty... BUT! all your entries Always brings something interesting and slightly provoking in a subtle way..
Comment by tyns on 2006-10-21 16:19:55
Drums are over power.. has a nice egyptian feel to it.. Second half is more interesting then the first... Good Effort! But something is just not tight enough here.
Comment by RobWilliamsJnr on 2006-10-26 07:45:46
i love the way this builds. like your boldness, getting great sounds out of the asmples i was afraid to touch.