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Workshop #279: KitKat by VanIsleStyleZ

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This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

Description of the track:

This was my first attempt at writing fast EDM. Up until then, I had been only writing dubstep and glitch hop, and some more mellowish poppy stuff. 80-130 bpm, with the stuff over 100 bpm having half timed drum beats.

I used a sampled break-beat to get myself going, than matched and layered MIDI kick and snare over the top of the break-beat, for more control and more of my own sound. Bass came next—I used Massive for my bass top and Ableton's operator for my sub. I then took a selected few of the notes in the bass progression that we're at the end of the progression, copied them and pasted them on a third bass I made from Ableton's Analog. This I used to glide through the song filling up open space and being kinda creepy.

Made some riders to come in and out. Threw in some one shots I sampled. Added in a sampled vocal lead, ran everything through some send and returns with a bunch of automation and than mixed her down.

I'm 29 years of age, and have used Ableton for almost two years. But I've written songs for about 15 years—not steady, though.

Thanks, Ihope you like it or, well, feel it's a good song for people to comment on. I bought all the sample packs with the samples I used in this track.

Artist's website: reverbnation.com/VanIsleStyleZ

Lyrics:

I like the way you move it baby
hit that get that, lemme break it off like a piece of kitkat

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