Showcase - May 11-17, 2020

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  • @Khaly Beatz : I like the structure of “Wild Out” and the 808 that you used. I thought that the mix could use some work as I think the 808 is making the low end a little too muddy. Other than that though, it’s good
  • @2GooD Productions : I like this “Running Shit” beat, the mix is great and the structure and instrumentation give it a classic vibe while still making it sound fresh. Great work.
  • @Pappas Beats : Overall, I think “That Moment” is a good beat and has good sound selection but I think the strings could be mixed in more so that it fits with the track more. Maybe add some blend reverb to the strings and the whole track. Nice work though

Here is my beat for the showcase:
Yup, i hear it as well .. added em last and didnt give a good listen to and was tired lol. I will make it right, thank you very much for your input, appreciate it. I will return the favor tonight qhen I get home.
 

2GooD Productions

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What's up people! Look...receiving and getting feedback is all this thread is about IMO...when i try to give feedback I'm taking it seriously, listening to the beat with intense focus multiple times...plus English is not my native language...checking grammar, spelling mistakes(trying not to embarrass myself)...I'm saying this is time-consuming for me...and sometimes I feel that effort is not appreciated... some of you just want to drop their beats here and go...which is fine...with all that said...IF YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE FEEDBACK... LIKE THIS POST AND I'M ALL OVER YOUR BEAT...
My beats for this week:
I agree man, this has been an ongoing issue for as long as Ive been posting in the showcase. Its the feedback system and the rules that make illmuzik the community it is, lots of people dont realise that without networking with people that you are closing your door to endless opportunities for collaboration and growth as an artist.

The connections and relationships you build today could open doors in the future. So many today and in this business in general are very self absorbed and egotistical, it really does come with the territory. You have people that make music for love and those that just want to make money and then you have everybody in between.

After a while you get fed up with reminding people of the rules, they dont give a fuck about rules or anybody but themselves many times. Thats the world we live in, it aint changing any time soon. Can just delete the posts of repeat offenders until they get the message.

Yes it is time consuming reviewing peoples beats and finding something constructive to say, but it is what it is. You arent obligated to review everybody's work, if you could do just 4 or five that would be fine and fair. Just giving feedback to one person with a one word like "dope" is a bit lazy as fuck, but you get those people too.
If I dont have anything constructive to say I will usually just say how good I think the track is, but at least do a few more.

Not everybody has the time to go through reviewing everybodys stuff, but at least do a few, is all Im saying.

Now onto your beats, "Fierce" I love the the whole vibe of this, so much Id like to flip that intro. It has an arabian vibe to it that has me having crazy ideas. Mix sounds clean, nice variation, nice drums. I would just love to go to town on that main Arabian sound though.

16:27 I like this one too, I would consider adding some higher octave piano keys to it too, just some little flurries of keys here and there to add to the tension this beat is building. I really like the emotion of this beat and the tension. Put some strings in there too, just one long sustained note in the root key in a higher octave that lasts for 8 bars then suddenly disappears. Once again, the mix sounds nice, that bass sounds nice and the drums sound nice, good work.
 

2GooD Productions

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I like this this, Im hearing stabby chords in the off beats, using maybe grand piano, staccato strings or staccato brass or all three hahaha, would really start taking this into dre territory. This has the potential to be a sick gangster beat. Everything I hear today is giving me ideas.


@Chad I like the drums and the bass, not a huge fan of the choppy sample but once it gets going it doesnt sound too bad. Its more of a taste thing than anything else really. Theres is also a high frequency fuzz that comes in with every kick, is that added intentionally? Or could you filter it out? I think it would sound better without it.

@Pappas Beats Id slightly filter out some of the higher frequencies of the piano, or just bring the volume down a bit on it, its a little too loud in the mix. Id bring the strings down a bit too once the piano is quieter so they are balanced. The mix sounds really clean, I can hear everything very clearly. I just think that taking the loudest instruments down a bit will allow the beat to thump a bit more. The bass sounds nice too. Did you compose it? This one is giving me ideas as well. I think I better go and make a beat and get it out my system.
 
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crosstevsky

beats architect
Battle Points: 109
@2GooD Productions ,,Not Gonna Take It'' Sounds nice, like it can be some kind of a interlude...very intresting...Nice composition chops... harmony, melodies....everything composed nicely. Drum track fits nicely in the beat...nice groove. Sonically...I like all of the orchestral sounds you are using...stings, woodwinds...except for the brass...I'm noticing in almost all of your beats there is a brass sound that tbh it annoys me a little...sounds like a cheap stock sound. Some of the synths seem like out of place to me...2:20 for example...
It sounds like the track is lacking a little bit of low end...
Thanks for your feedback, you can have my intro...or I can pitch the loop to you.... Well I understand, some people don't like feedback, they just want to showcase their beats...that's ok...I'm just trying to find the people who care enough for my feedback...that's all...
@Pappas Beats congrats. on your son first rap...I hope is not officially released yet..because I find many things that can be improved :) While I was listening to this on my phone prior to this "review" :) everything sounded decent...Now, with my headphones on...not so much. First of all...I'm not gonna be commenting about the vocal production and your son rapping skills, cause I don't have much experience with vocals...although this sound pretty good to me...
That main loop sounds good...I was expecting more hard-hitting track after that loop...The main elements that can be improved are drums and bass...With this kind of drum pattern I think you can use more powerful drum sounds...heavier kick and a snare with a longer sustain(maybe you can try some reverb on the snare and hats).
For that long drony bass line, you can use something heavier and also more "spacious" because that is one of the main elements in the track...you can combine the saw and sub-bass into one consistent line...or use something else...overall, I think you should put some work into these two elements(drums and bass)
 
Battle Points: 69
@2GooD Productions ,yeah thats my beat bro, thank you for thinking otherwise, take it as a comploment.. i think? I heard, and someone stated, my strings were sloppy as heck so I will turn the piano down and smooth my strings out tonight after work. Thanks for the feedback brother.
 
Heres todays little number.
Your drums are good bro. I was vibing.
What's up people! Look...receiving and getting feedback is all this thread is about IMO...when i try to give feedback I'm taking it seriously, listening to the beat with intense focus multiple times...plus English is not my native language...checking grammar, spelling mistakes(trying not to embarrass myself)...I'm saying this is time-consuming for me...and sometimes I feel that effort is not appreciated... some of you just want to drop their beats here and go...which is fine...with all that said...IF YOU WANT TO EXCHANGE FEEDBACK... LIKE THIS POST AND I'M ALL OVER YOUR BEAT...
My beats for this week:
That 2nd ones hard, you have a nice sound man. I like that you leave a lot of room for an artist.
 

Fo.Rillaz

Keep it simple. Keep it RILLA.
Battle Points: 2
I agree man, this has been an ongoing issue for as long as Ive been posting in the showcase. Its the feedback system and the rules that make illmuzik the community it is, lots of people dont realise that without networking with people that you are closing your door to endless opportunities for collaboration and growth as an artist.

The connections and relationships you build today could open doors in the future. So many today and in this business in general are very self absorbed and egotistical, it really does come with the territory. You have people that make music for love and those that just want to make money and then you have everybody in between.

After a while you get fed up with reminding people of the rules, they dont give a fuck about rules or anybody but themselves many times. Thats the world we live in, it aint changing any time soon. Can just delete the posts of repeat offenders until they get the message.

Yes it is time consuming reviewing peoples beats and finding something constructive to say, but it is what it is. You arent obligated to review everybody's work, if you could do just 4 or five that would be fine and fair. Just giving feedback to one person with a one word like "dope" is a bit lazy as fuck, but you get those people too.
If I dont have anything constructive to say I will usually just say how good I think the track is, but at least do a few more.

Not everybody has the time to go through reviewing everybodys stuff, but at least do a few, is all Im saying.

Now onto your beats, "Fierce" I love the the whole vibe of this, so much Id like to flip that intro. It has an arabian vibe to it that has me having crazy ideas. Mix sounds clean, nice variation, nice drums. I would just love to go to town on that main Arabian sound though.

16:27 I like this one too, I would consider adding some higher octave piano keys to it too, just some little flurries of keys here and there to add to the tension this beat is building. I really like the emotion of this beat and the tension. Put some strings in there too, just one long sustained note in the root key in a higher octave that lasts for 8 bars then suddenly disappears. Once again, the mix sounds nice, that bass sounds nice and the drums sound nice, good work.
Dont want to complain or something, but the thing is, what if people like me, just cant say much about technical stuff, since im just making beats on a regular basis for like 2 months now. Most of you guys are more advanced than me, i still write something, but just cant say much about the indepth stuff. Most of you will think " hah what does this n00b know about beats" and you re prolly right. But then i ask, how can i advance when nobody takes shit from a noob serious? Posted 2 times in showcase and only Beatmaker88 told me just to stick to Trap style. My last beat wasnt even spoken about, which is fine, ill keep posting in here and write down my opinions, even if nobody gives a damn. :D
But i can imagine some people will feel excluded that way, especially beginners. Atm i can just pick those beats out i know something of and can leave my 2 cents. All those threads feel like a VIP lounge where the elite is discussing their own stuff, without noticing others around. I kinda know i make shitty stuff, but i also would like to hear people saying "its shit!" and what could ve been done better or whatever.
So yeah, again im not complaining about anything, everything cool.
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Memento Beats

ILLIEN
Battle Points: 452
Hi All! :D

This feedback is going to be quick as there a lot of new things here. I will keep posting more detailed feedback soon but today I'm not able to do this. I will also include members that are not included below.

@OMAR. Very smooth production. I like the arrangement. Maybe one thing I don't like is the sound of snare. It sounds a little bit too to me. But overall, the whole track is very good.

@Marc Duncan Probably, it is your best beat I've heard so far. Really cool mix. I like the sound of guitars. Beat has very interesting mood and vibe. Really good job man! Keep it up! :D

@2GooD Productions You already know my opinion ;)

@DeeJay Ngwazi Very good beat. I like sound of drums and the main melody. Especially those snare rolls are very tasty :D Overall, great job. :D

@beatsmiff Dr Dre Type Beat Ooooooooh! Wow! This is fire man. :D Mix is on top level here. Nothing to add. :D

@stcbeats Nice sounding drums. I like the melody on vocal and pads. It has a unique character to me and I think it would fit very well in some movie soundtrack. I really enjoyed listening to it. One thing I didn't like was that growly sound that appears at 0:39 and 1:29. But other than that it's very interesting.

@Flintoast As @2GooD Productions wrote, your beat gets better as it progresses. Nice mix. I like it. :D

@WIKTO-GRIZZLY Quite melancholic beat but I lilke it. Mix is great as always, nice melody on guitar. Also great video :D Good job :)
 

crosstevsky

beats architect
Battle Points: 109
Dont want to complain or something, but the thing is, what if people like me, just cant say much about technical stuff, since im just making beats on a regular basis for like 2 months now. Most of you guys are more advanced than me, i still write something, but just cant say much about the indepth stuff. Most of you will think " hah what does this n00b know about beats" and you re prolly right. But then i ask, how can i advance when nobody takes shit from a noob serious? Posted 2 times in showcase and only Beatmaker88 told me just to stick to Trap style. My last beat wasnt even spoken about, which is fine, ill keep posting in here and write down my opinions, even if nobody gives a damn. :D
But i can imagine some people will feel excluded that way, especially beginners. Atm i can just pick those beats out i know something of and can leave my 2 cents. All those threads feel like a VIP lounge where the elite is discussing their own stuff, without noticing others around. I kinda know i make shitty stuff, but i also would like to hear people saying "its shit!" and what could ve been done better or whatever.
So yeah, again im not complaining about anything, everything cool.
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I understand what you are saying...there is no elite group here...that i'm aware of...i welcome everybodies opinion...it doesn't have to be "technical" ...say what you feel...i would appreciate the effort and and i will return the favour cause i will know that you are seeking feedback, not just showing off your beat...
 

Chad

ILLIEN
Battle Points: 8
@Memento Beats : I like the sound selection, drums, and structure of this. It definitely sounds like it could be used for film, tv, or like an ESPN commercial. Only suggestion I had was to possibly EQ and/ or compress the synth at 0:56, it was fine for the most part but was masking the mix a little at that point. Great work.

And thanks @2GooD Productions. After getting your feedback, I brought down the highs of the kick at around 10 kHz, and heard what you were talking about.
 

Memento Beats

ILLIEN
Battle Points: 452
@Memento Beats : I like the sound selection, drums, and structure of this. It definitely sounds like it could be used for film, tv, or like an ESPN commercial. Only suggestion I had was to possibly EQ and/ or compress the synth at 0:56, it was fine for the most part but was masking the mix a little at that point. Great work.

And thanks @2GooD Productions. After getting your feedback, I brought down the highs of the kick at around 10 kHz, and heard what you were talking about.
Thanks a lot man :D I appreciate your feedback and I agree with EQ. I will keep that in mind. :)
 

Fo.Rillaz

Keep it simple. Keep it RILLA.
Battle Points: 2
I understand what you are saying...there is no elite group here...that i'm aware of...i welcome everybodies opinion...it doesn't have to be "technical" ...say what you feel...i would appreciate the effort and and i will return the favour cause i will know that you are seeking feedback, not just showing off your beat...
Its all good man, you re right with what you wrote before. It sometimes just is really overwhelming when ou write down some feedback and after you post, there are another 10 beats that got already posted. But in the future ill try to include everyone in my feedback. And as i mentioned, didnt want to complain about anything, just felt like i had to share my thoughts on this topic. :D
 
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