Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

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Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by pboss » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:29 am

Hi, I'm looking for any opinions (or hard facts) you may have about this track.

"Bass Blaze" found here:
https://soundcloud.com/pattyboss/bass-blaze

This is a first mix. I'm still working on getting the levels strong enough, and playing around with how to do the arrangement and drops and whatnot. This is a reggae-feel dubstep track. There are actually two listings out there right now for dubstep, but this one will do for now:

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by roberthamilton » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:38 pm

Sounding really good, Patty. Nice work! :D

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by Glenderrr » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Not familiar with the genre but I liked it, cool stuff!

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by pboss » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:41 pm

Hey, thanks so much, Glen, Robert and Kyle, for taking the time to listen. Kyle, thanks for pointing out the cluttered issue at the drop - did you mean that to be the point where the drop begins around 1 min and then going forward from there (I think that's what you meant).

I'll take a look and try to thin that up. I also felt like I had too much bass 'mud' in there at the drop, but not sure how that is coming across on your respective listening environments.

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by pboss » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:12 am

Thanks, Kyle, all feedback is great.
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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by coolhouse912 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:20 pm

This is really strong Patty. I listened to several tracks on your SC page. This one stands out among your dubs for the speed with which you bring in new elements without letting things get chaotic. That seems to be the new standard in this genre & IMHO you nailed it.

BTW, I was struck by the variety of styles you handle with such seeming ease. Great stuff!

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by pboss » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:45 pm

Hi Michael, thanks a lot.

I haven't done a subsequent mix on it yet, but I may try to thin a little, based on feedback here. But it's my fifth dubstep track after deciding to dive into the genre a few months ago. I am working on getting initial levels up higher within Logic, and that is one element that is reflected in this piece I think.

I also think that these types of tracks may benefit from having a 'regular' version where the drop is one minute in, and a TV version where the drop happens much quicker, as that is the portion the publishers seem interested in. I'm still focused on managing form, but also, having the goal of coming up with some kind of melodic theme. Onward and forward with the production! Thanks again for listening.

And regarding genres on my SC page, I am a piano player and hack at guitars. I went back and actually studied privately for all of 2012 for composition and counterpoint, which is where the 18th century style fugue came from. To tell you the truth, it was Mazz that recommended getting the pencil out and studying (and having the teacher erase what you wrote he described, ha). Even though I have a degree from Berklee, I did not get much counterpoint in my particular program, so delving into it was really a good experience for me.

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by eeoo » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Wow, this is killer Patty! Not my area of expertise but I thoroughly enjoyed the listen, good luck with it!

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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by pboss » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:27 pm

Thanks, Ethan, kind of you. Did I tell you, I am your biggest new fan? - Really been enjoying your brilliant music. (SoundCloud has made that a lot easier).
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Re: Dubstep - "Bass Blaze"

Post by coolhouse912 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:20 pm

pboss wrote:Even though I have a degree from Berklee, I did not get much counterpoint
I got a little counterpoint as well as form & analysis. It's all a dim memory now. :roll:
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