|Originally posted by Oakenshield |
thanx people i have not been producing long so im muddling along with things.
il go back to it Monday as weekend is football time
il work on my transitions...
transitions can be tricky, a simple way of doing is to take your drum sounds at the end of a measure or right before the percussion drops out, one of the simplest yet effective transitions are using drums. sometimes it can be something as simple as a nice, short drum fill, or using them to build up a whole bar for tension.
try taking one of the synths in your track, and draw a note in the key of the track, give it a nice release so it kind of slowly fades out. export the audio for this and reverse it, you'll see the waveform look like it's winding up, combing that with reverse crashes and stuff like that can do the job pretty well.
as for the outro, don't get side tracked worrying about that much. it just needs to be easy for a DJ to mix out of. same with the intro. they're parts of the track that people will hear the least. also, try beginning the track with full drums (maybe without the clap/snare).
the lead acid thing could do with some pad to compliment it in parts, and would also give you a chance to expand on the melodic and harmonic aspect of the track.
as for having the skills, if you can produce at this level then you have the skills to do transitions. technically speaking it's not difficult, the actual challenge is doing it in a way that is tasteful, simple and aesthetically pleasing.
one other piece of advise is to try and place something unique in the track to make it stand out as your own. right now it's not really exploring anything too original or unique. figure out a way to make it sound like "you"