I'm really damn proud of this piece of shit.
Ok... story time...
I got the inspiration for this track after accidentally running over a duck in my mini van. I took my eyes off the road for two fucking seconds to pick a cd, and the next thing I knew he was under my fucking tires. I LOVE DUCKS. You have no idea how fucking bad I felt after that one. I started the song that night, worked all morning, got one hour of sleep, and I worked on it all day the following day. I kid you not when I say that I had the full 4 minutes of the song done and sounding awesome in the first day. (Sorry if that comes off as pretentious.)
Honestly though, this is probably the best song I've ever produced. Even if you don't like dnb, understand that it's kind of what I'm good at... granted I'm still an amateur, but I really feel like I've been learning a lot lately. Every synth in this song was made using Reasons initial patches (except for the piano and violin.) I put a lot of work into getting the drums to sound they way they do by layering several drum kits and running each one through it's own mixer. I put almost no effort into the rhythm, but cut me some slack there. I've only been drumming for 5 to 6 years. Really, how do you expect me to get good at rhythm with only 5 years of drum education? Daily education? Only 2 to 3 hours a day? Seriously. Cut me some slack.
Some of you might think the last few measures of the track seem unnecessary. In all honesty, I put in that little ambience so that I can mix it live in a DJ set if I end up doing that down the road. Also, I really wanted the song to hit the four-minute mark. Sue me.
While I'm uploading this track for the madness comp, I'm also submitting it to AeraDynamic's "Watching the World Die" project, which promotes awareness of animal abuse. You can read all about it in his news spot by checking out this link:
Added little bonus, if you think you can hear the reese I made that sounds like a quacking ducky, you win!
I'll be putting some more work into this tomorrow. I just got new speakers a few hours ago but I can't listen to the mix on them yet because everyone in the house is asleep. I've been mixing on headphones for the last year; so if any one can give me some mixing/mastering tips, please post them!
I really want to know if I should set my systems bass and treble knobs to their initial positions. It may seem obvious, but I really don't know. The mix sounds fine on my laptop speakers and in my headphones, but at the low volume level I just tested my new speakers at, it seems like setting the knobs to their initial positions made the mix sound really bad. Also, how does a decibel measure sound and how is it relevant to a compressor? I've been making electronic music now for two years and I don't know this stuff and I've tried to learn it but no tutorial can really explain it adequately.
If you took the time to read all that, you've probably unconsciously listened to this song 5 times all ready :)
ONE LAST THING
If I find that you've downloaded this, re-uploaded it to another site and have used it with out my permission, I will personally contact the admins of whatever shitty site you're affiliated with and personally shut you down. I want to go pro and I while I appreciate having my work admired/shared, I do not apprieciate stealing in the least bit. Contact me if you want to use my music. Seriously. I worked really fucking hard on this piece of shit.