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dj_padman - Funkmatic dj_padman - Funkmatic

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Trash Funk! with a sore toe

I'd up the snare a bit. And the bass. Down the clav and sine melody to fit within the rhythm more.

Some of the beats seem kind of stilted, but that's in a good uniquely lumbering kind of way ;) that makes this loop cool. In fact, my favorite part is the sort of dissonant wah'd fake guitar sound on every other 4-and.

In traditional funk they'd put their wallet on the snare to get a real dry thunk sound. Not that you need to do that here (the trashy sound works) but just a cool bit of info. Clavinet is a good funk keyboard sound but it's kind of hard to play it funk style. It's not helping much rhythmically here IMO.

It's nice to see you stretch out. A little funk can go a LONG way! I dig your D&B man.


dj-padman1 responds:

I appreciate the review mate! Sounds like you really know your funk. :)

I'm in massive agreement about the volume of the sine melody, I always make these really stupid mistakes. Ditto for the snare, needs to punch through more.

Thanks for the trivia too, I would try that, but my wallet is so light that it wouldnt make much difference...;P

Thanks again for the review!


Black Lips Black Lips

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Geezer factoid alert - metal plates

Metal sheets are the original "plate" reverb. It's how they did it in the old daze back when studios had real rooms dedicated for reverb and there were no electronic devices to emulate it. Speaker in one end of the room and a mike or two in the other. Not sure how they miked up the sheet metal plates but I assume they had a contact mike on one side and speaker attached to the other end of the plate.

Anyway, nice loop.


mneten responds:

Thanks :P i likes it, but i wish i could ... make songs. or something. the whole melody thing is difficult, without a keyboard or something, though i've been recording some accoustic guitar stuff that i hope to use somehow later ^.^


Worship of the twin goddess Worship of the twin goddess

Rated 4 / 5 stars

sets a nice mood

This is pretty nice! It sounds very slightly oriental to me. The violins work well. If you wanted to expand it a bit you could try embellishing the bass lines a bit. It's the only part I find repetitive. Don't do it if it destroys the mood though. Cool!


Deflektor responds:

No,i like how it is^-^!But thanks for reviewing!


-Ambient Loop- -Ambient Loop-

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very pretty mood setting loop

Would go good with flash anim. More loops should be offered so good job.

Not sure you need it but i'd suggest trying a little room ambience on the drums, or as suggested a light slap or delay on the snare. Also, an additional hihat fill or just some slight variation there could improve the interest.



Nihil Logic Nihil Logic

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

beauty

Well, it's about as ambient as my "ambient" stuff. Everything has ambience, and "ambient" music has more of it. Works for me. (just add reverb? eheh)

Nice raunch toward the end. I like ambience that sometimes becomes a drill to the forhead ;) I was recently kissed by the zero naybobs too, bless their weasly hearts. - UT



Certain Defeat Certain Defeat

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice orchestra sounds

It sounds pretty good -- like a soundtrack, which I suppose is great for flash animation. It paints a nice mood (for those departed)... Definitely NOT a 0. What soft are you using?


dj-padman1 responds:

Hey dude, thanks for the review! This was done using Kontakt 2 string and woodwind samples, and the orchestral percussion was from Battery 2. I think the miscellaneous strange fx were from some free VST's. I think you might find some at http://www.krakli.co.uk. Cygnus really rocks, recommended!


G-Tarded G-Tarded

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Chewy drums - Tarded Clumpy Sounds

I like the general melody, feel, and especially the chewy drum sound. I agree with jetjc it could use some extra bass lines and a couple more melodic or atmospheric parts. The loose breakout section seems too "tarded" to keep my interest.

This would be a fun one to remix / colab if you gave me just the chewy drums and the basic organ melody part as separate stereo tracks. Oh, and I like the metallic sounds too.
- UT



dj_padman - Killzone dj_padman - Killzone

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love this...

This rocks! I'm way into funky d&b and I love your basic beat here. I also love the messed up synth and dirty noises thrown in, and the excellent use of the empty spaces and the scratch effect. That low note near the beginning sounds like a clarinet dropped a couple octaves. Very resonant. Good use of verb or delay without overdoing it. I can't think of any suggestions other than maybe to slam the ending just a little harder.

Nice job!



-=LJC=- Rain -=LJC=- Rain

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great mood builder

This would be a great track to listen to while sitting in the bath reading sci fi (or whatever). Lately I've been attracted to music that sets a mood but doesn't demand my attention as much. This is a perfect example of that, so good job! I can certainly hear the rain in my mind. thanks!


LJCoffee responds:

Thanks - I'm very glad to get some feedback on these latest tracks.


Stag Beetle Stag Beetle

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Nice song - drums a little low for my tastes

I like the song a lot. I think the mixing could use some work. The vocals and drums are way back compared to the guitar & bass line. I don't mind the vocals being back but the drums seems somehow muted. Nicely programmed BTW. You could try dropping the guitar & bass about .5 dB lower, which would automatically bring the drums up in the mix and the whole song up a little. Or maybe try adding some sparkle (EQ) to the drums to bring them out more. Hope you find this useful...
- UnderTundra