So can you tell me what kind of vst you use!
I don’t use VST , I prefer hardware synth modules. As I wrote already, that too simple beat comes from Alesis DM5 which is a great tool for the sound of real drums, but its electronic kits are a bit boring (because they are just exact replicas of 808 and 909), which partially caused the problem in this track. I understand I’ll have to switch to something else for electronic tracks.
As for other sounds in this track, bass and morphing pad come from E-MU Morpheus, most leads from Alesis QSR , and the squeeky lead (probably too squeeky actually) and additional pad layer come from E-MU Vintage Keys.
Back to the drums problem, I looked to the top selling items of the category, and I liked the beat in two tracks in particular:
Does anybody know what drums are used there, or about others that sound this way? I’m not sure they would suit this track before I try, but I’m definitely going to use such sound in future.
I don’t know this kind of drums and never use it. But remember the quality is important!!!
I see it took me 24 days to fix this track – I have rewritten the drums carefully, and created a different drums kit, instead of using too typical sound of 909. I also edited one lead sound, which sounded too squeeky because of excessive portamento. I was using a factory preset of the module, so I copied it and edited, reducing chorus and portamento. After each change I was listening to the track for many days in different places and with different equipment, until I was sure it sounds right. Today I became sure it’s how I’m going to make it, so I finally uploaded the update and the track got accepted. You can listen to it now:http://audiojungle.net/item/ether-space-house/2237184
It’s not changed dramatically, I just focused on things pointed out by the reviewer and a few details I was also aware that needed improvement. Now this thread can be locked, thanks to everybody for advices