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#291 Soundspace - Free promotion for bass music producers

Posted by Soundspace on 21 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

I run a channel which promote different genres of bass music, chillstep, future garage, deep house etc.
 
Feel free to send me your stuff via our dropbox on Soundcloud, it's the main way we check for new music so sending us pm's or commenting links here will result in them not being seen or taking a while to get back to you.
 
Here are our links:
 
Channel:
http://youtube.com/soundspacepromo
 
Dropbox:
http://soundcloud.co...dropbox/profile
 
Facebook:
http://www.facebook....dspacePromotion
 
Also feel free to subscribe for daily uploads, and thanks to anyone who does!
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#79 "This weeks producer" interest?

Posted by Someone on 23 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

I think its a good idea, but not in the moment... When this forum has more active users, that would be a good promotion...
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#5 Your favourite chillstep song?

Posted by Chillstep on 06 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

Let's get the ball rolling. What's your favorite chillstep song at the moment?

Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LubdUfJLdT4&feature=plcp
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#307 Let me embrace you with my new song :)

Posted by KilligrewMusic on 29 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Hey, I recently joined this forum, as I know the chillstep community is amongst the best in the world :)

 

Basically, I'm a producer, pianist.. I put alot of emotions into my melodies and aim for quality tracks everytime, and every song I do is very unique in it's own way. I wish to share what I've done, so please tell me what you think. My youtube channel has been growing quite alot last months so it's going forward atleast.

 

I'm focusing heavily on a mix between chillstep - melodic dubstep, my piano songs were "approved" by Blackmill himself, and he kind of inspired me in a sense, but I try to be original aswell.

 

This track will be uploaded on my channel tonight :)

 

Hope you'll enjoy! <3

 

http://killigrew.ban...ere-is-the-love

 

Sincerely,

Chris Killigrew,

http://www.youtube.c.../KilligrewMusic


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#917 Last Ronin - Meditate

Posted by LastRonin on 02 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

Hey!

 

I would like to invite you to check out my latest release "Mediate"

 

This is a full album containing some nice chilled tracks that i think the community will like.

 

https://soundcloud.c...l/sets/meditate

 

Feedback always appreciated.

 

Peace!

 


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#741 Soundcloud list over chillstep artists

Posted by Chillstep on 30 December 2014 - 11:36 PM

Added a lot of links now of producers i found relevant to the genre :bashful_cute_2:


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#652 A helpful response to new and upcoming producers.

Posted by TheWhiteTiger on 02 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

Hello,

This is a response to Bmo27, who was asking for advice from me.

However, i feel like it could be useful for others as well.

I'm by no means a professional, but i feel like i have a good insight after two and a half year.

The music that i have up on my accounts, are very outdated compared to my current knowledge i feel.

So listening to that does not necessarily give you a reflection of my skill level. 

Here is my response.

 

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I can tell that you are fairly new to producing, which is fine. Everyone needs to start somewhere, but it's hard for me to point out something specific that needs improvement, when everything does. That's how it always is in the start. You need to just keep at it and learn everything you can.

 

But a good idea would be to start learning about how you get a good mixdown. That is probably one of the most common problems for all

new and upcoming producers. And you usually don't realize that it is a problem, at least i didn't. 

Mixdown is one of the most important elements in EDM currently to get on bigger promotion channels and such.

It's a boring task, but when you figure it out, it will be very rewarding.

The most common mistake in mixing is that people usually want either the melodies or the bassline to be the loudest thing in the track.

But really, it should always be the drums. (Mainly kick and snare) 

By doing that, it gives the track much more energy and space to breath.

I usually lower all drums to -3db (for when the track needs mastering) and then i keep the rest to around -6db or where i see fit. It all depends on the sound and such.

But this should give you an initial idea of how the process could work.

Don't bother about mastering until you figured this out. (I've only just figured it out recently myself at a point where im happy with the sounds. And i've been at it for around two and a half year.)

 

Another thing is trying to add more instruments and effects to your track.

Listeners get bored fast when it comes to music, so the way you keep them interested is by introducing new things regularly throughout the track. (A thing i like to do is adding sounds that gives the track a story. You can clearly hear this technique used in my old track Memory.)

Presets from different software is completely fine to use when starting out. However, there is this "elite" in EDM, who will call you out for using them when you reach a certain fan size. So the community will eventually force you into making your own sounds.

Which is fine, since it opens up for a lot more of different possibilities

That's also what i've been working on a lot lately. It's tough to suddenly having to learn this technique, since there is so much to it.

 

Also, a very common mistake, that frustrates me a lot:

Don't go around and spam comment sections on youtube and such for people to go and listen to your music.

(It's alright to write on forums tho, but just keep in mind that those who are here, are probably producing themselves. Which means there aren't much point to posting your tracks other than for criticism and such. You won't gain a fanbase on here is pretty much what i'm trying to say.)

Send your tracks to promoter. If they don't upload it, it usually means that you need to go and improve your stuff some more.

 

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I dunno if what i wrote above makes sense, so feel free to ask questions and such in this thread.

I will do my best to reply.

 


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#613 Chillstep.CO Sessions

Posted by Chillstep on 05 April 2014 - 05:52 PM

Syntheon and Electromagnetic Blaze mix now released!


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#559 HI!

Posted by Jukeboxhero on 19 February 2014 - 03:39 AM

Heya, I'm Nick I'm 19 years old 20 here in March and I've got an addiction to Chillstep. I don't have very many friends to relate to with the genre so I just googled 'chillstep forum' and here I am! 

 

I have an external hard-drive made up of Chillstep, and some Trance with a few strays like Drum n Bass, Garage, Ambient or just Dubstep tossed in.

 

My Chillstep Hall of Fame Producers:

 

Blackmill

CMA

Electus

Sacred

 

All these fellahs are absolutely amazing to go back to and listen to each track they've ever made.

 

Some other guys I've found:

 

A.N.O

Rous

Rimshox

nExow

Remi

Skyflair

Temporal

Soundnet

Lucid

Cresce

Michael St Laurent

Synkro

Stumbleine

Sorrow

Rameses B 

Sizzlebird

EMBRZ

Lexis

Owsey

Resotone

Xan

Spheric

Kaj

Kygo

 

I really look forward to seeing some new stuff. Always glad to add to my collection. 

 

I'm also more than willing to add some youtube links for each producer listed if someone would like to give a listen.


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#549 Chillstep.CO Sessions

Posted by Chillstep on 07 February 2014 - 10:00 PM

Syntheon will be presenting the next Chillstep session!


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#516 "Rise"

Posted by syntheon on 16 December 2013 - 08:05 PM

hi guys,

 

I hope you like my new track:

https://soundcloud.c...e-free-download

 

 

thx guys!


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#438 ChillingVibes - New Chillstep Radio

Posted by ChillingVibes on 12 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Hey chilled people,
I just launched a new internet radio yesterday. I put a lot effort into the site and would really appreciate it if you come and check it out. I promise you won't regret it.
 

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chillingvibes.com

 
Not much left to say about it, you'll find some chilling tracks combined with stunning photos there, a nice clean UI and anything that you'd expect from a chillstep radio! Here's a preview of what you can expect:
 

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Looking forward to your feedback and track submissions!
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#424 LiquicityDubstep promotion channel

Posted by LiquicityDubstep on 07 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

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Liquicity Dubstep
 
Liquid Dubstep or Chillstep is a breathtaking new genre. Liquicity Dubstep is channel dedicated to the promotional purposes of this new genre.
 
If you like relaxing and fulfilling music you should definetely check out this channel...

Enjoy!
 
Youtube: http://www.youtube.c...iquicityDubstep

 

 


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#345 Soundcloud list over chillstep artists

Posted by SDDx on 16 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

Hi there, 

I produce Chillstep myself, one of my songs made it into OnlyChillstep's Chillstep selection #25, so maybe you would consider taking a look at my soundcloud page? I have a new chillstep release coming on May 10th hopefully was well :)

https://soundcloud.com/sddx


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#305 Site for Pictures (for Covers, Wallpapers, etc)

Posted by Someone on 29 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hey just though I should share this website, usefull if you search for a Cover-Picture for your new release, a Background-Picture for YouTube-Videos or anything in that direction.

The site is a search engine for websites collecting free vectors, photos or PSDs (for Photoshop).

You'll have to look up the license, may the creator wants credit or even donations for a commercial use.

However, heres the site:

Freepik

 

Maybe you guys know other sources for free Photos?


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#276 VA - Subsequent Hymns (Flying Woofer Recs) - Out now for free!

Posted by sonictantra on 19 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

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CHILLSTEP - FUTURE BEAT -  GLITCH HOP - AMBIENT - EXPERIMENTAL - IDM
 
In today’s electronic music scene, where genre overrules music perception and function of most listeners, comes a need for a fresh start. More and more grow into listening to music with certain perception, presuming that a certain ‘genre’ must sound the same. As hard it is in this day and age, I ask you to disregard this type of listening during the special occasion of this ‘Subsequent Hymns’ compilation.
 
Tracklist:
1. Lord Boyd - Shark Dad
2. SnubLuck – BlipBlop
3. Midnightsmack – Slo
4. A. Poco. Lips – Snowdayinspace
5. BelgiumBeats – Pounding Madness
6. Able8 – UFO
7. Beats Craze – Ciroc CoCo
8. Amin Payne – Higher
9. Astrobear – In the Beginning
10. Known to be lethal – Quantum
11. Moniker004 – Busta
12. The Blank – Forget 
13. NH-Trio – Summertime Relativity
14. Grain Mail – Can(t) Believe
15. Math Bonus – Colordrip
16. Bx2 – Senselessness 
17. Lab 5 – Wind
18. Bærfrens – Sleepi Androyd
19. Loec – All (Night)
20. Gelido – Emotion Library 
21. Olivaw's Twist - Theory of Prediction
22. Dublab – Dubseed (Feat Nina Hynes)
23. Metaphorical Cloud – Aethereal
 
DOWNLOAD WAV, 320 kbits MP3 and FLAC:
 
To support us please download via DepositFiles:
WAV:
 
MP3:
 
SPOTIFY:
 
EKTOPLAZM:
www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/subsequent-hymns
 
 
~ Presented by Flying Woofer Records ~

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#274 Up-and-Coming Chillstep Producer!

Posted by ekKo on 18 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Hello everybody! My name is ekKo and I am a 13-year-old up-and-comer producer. I'm still learning, and I really appreciate feedback of any kind, especially from fellow producers. I'm a little bit socially awkward, and I'm sort of afraid of making a Facebook because of this, so I don't have one, haha. I do have a SoundCloud as well as a YouTube. My Soundcloud I tend to neglect because I run into trouble attempting to upload tracks alot, but ANYWAYS... here are the links:

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.c...r?feature=watch

(I know, MarshMallowMarauder is a weird username but I was like 10, okay? I was immature back then :D)

Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.c...kko-the-amateur


Track Previews:

http://www.youtube.c...UourSBe1lc#t=0s

http://www.youtube.c...UYNWbsAqMY#t=0s

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WPxXoFx4FRo

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qyshu9UUlao

 

I hope you enjoy! Every like, comment, subscribe, follow, anything really helps me out motivationally and self-esteemily. Self-esteemily? Is that a word? Probably not. Anyways, enjoy and stay chill ;)


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#260 PLUSHDOTHU - VA - Chill BrokeStep Sessions

Posted by FourTa on 13 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

VA - Chill BrokeStep Vol. 2.
 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Z5pADlirHBs

 

VA - Chill BrokeStep Vol.2.
Chill Out, Trip Hop, Electronica, Breakbeat, Indie

01. Thriftworks - Viscosity (Original Mix) - Thriftworks
02. Random Rab - Clairvoyer (Original Mix) - Merkaba Music
03. Andrew Bayer, Alison May - Brick feat. Alison May (Original Mix) - Anjunadeep
04. Kalabi - Revolver ft. Canola Tenderfoot (Original Mix) - Kraak Records
05. Griff - Improbability (Original Mix) - Adapted Records
06. 80s Casual - Fiesta (Original Mix) - Cold Busted
07. Libton - Well if I.. (Original Mix) - Addictech Records
08. Wax Tailor - I Don't Know (Original Mix) - Lab'oratoire/Undercover
09. Lunar Sound - Light Is A Voice (Original Mix) - Undergroove Music
10. Tevlon - Mi Propria Vida (Original Mix) - Manta Tracks
11. Pedestrian and Maribou State - Mask (Original Mix) - Pets Recordings
12. Aligning Minds - Weeping Willow (Original Mix) - Gravitas Recordings
13. Ry and Frank Wiedemann - Howling (Original Mix) - Innervisions
14. Last Magpie - Hypno (Original Mix) - Losing Suki
15. Finnebassen - Jezebel (Finnebassen og Hansebassen Edit) - Finebassen

 

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https://soundcloud.com/plushdothu


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#259 PLUSHDOTHU - VA - Chill BrokeStep Sessions

Posted by FourTa on 13 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

VA - Chill BrokeStep Vol.1.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fkyNp82Xfng

 

Various Artists - Chill BrokeStep Vol.1.

Electronica, Chill-Out, Dub

01. The Mollusk - Oxygen (Original Mix) - Enig'matik Records
02. Trifonic - Ninth Wave (Original Mix) - Trifonic.com
03. Kalabi, Remulak - Reside Away (Original Mix) - Mareld
04. TyDi - Nightfall In Suburbia (Original Mix) - S107 Recordings (Armada)
05. Ronald Jenkees - Early Morning May (Original Mix) - Ronald Jenkees
06. Kuba - We Can Still Learn (Original Mix) - PQCHILL057
07. Desert Dwellers - Bodhi Mandala (Drumspyder Remix) - White Swan Records
08. Kuba - Labyrinth Of Colours (Original Mix) - PQCHILL057
09. Kalabi - Can't Sleep Won't Sleep (Original Mix) - Mareld
10. Liquid Stranger - The Squid Strander (Original Mix) - Interchill Records 
11. Hibernation - Bartok 100 (Original Mix) - Interchill Records
12. Rone - La Grande Ourse (Original Mix) - InFine
13. Agnostica - Improvisation (Live Version) - Audiokult
14. Versa, Rowl - Jupiter (Original Mix) - Smoking Sessions
15. Burial + Four Tet - Nove (Original Mix) - Text Records

 

http://www.facebook....5100?ref=stream

https://soundcloud.com/plushdothu
 


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#223 Tips on mixing!

Posted by Ask on 08 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

In my opinion, mixing is the most important process in a track. It's more important than the mastering! It's in this part that you can give that ''grain'' to you song, and also making even the littlest sounds audible and the way you want.

 

Here are what I think the important things to do when mixing:

 

-Use a decent headset or speakers, don't mix with cheap earpods. The more ''neutral'' you sound is, the better result you will get (For example do not use Beats by Dr.Dre / or speakers with a Sub, because you might get suprised when you listen to it on another sound system).  I currently have a Sennheiser HD-25 and it seriously changed everything in my songs!

 

-Use a bunch of stereo enhancers to widden your tracks / separate all your tracks so they are not in the same stereo place! Or use VSTs such as PanO'rama to automate that.

This is very important for hats, as if you leave them in the center of the stereo field, you probably wont hear them when the snare kicks in for example. That's why you can put them a little bit on the left or the right.

 

-Listen to your tracks in mono, by turning the stereo separation knob to the right: it's good to have your tracks mixed in stereo, because sometimes if you separate too much your stereo field, things will completely disapear in mono, and it's good to have your track well mixed in both cases.

 

-On your master track, always keep a Spectroman so you can see which frequencies are missing / are too loud, and fix these problems with EQs (on certain channels or even on the master to give your song a grain)

Also, put multiple EQs on a same channel to really cut out the useless frequencies, sometimes I have channels with 3 EQs!

 

-Always keep a Limiter on every track so your channels don't go over 0db!

 

-ALWAYS drop your master level to about -3db (max -6db) : mixing at lower levels is better for your ear so it doesn't get too tired, and so that your tracks are always below 0db. This also permits too boost more important stuff like kicks/snares that are supposed to be a little louder than the rest, without going over 0db.

Putting you track at this level is also benieficial if you want to get it mastered (but I wont talk about this here)

 

-Concerning the kick, I always see people boosting the 40Hz part with an EQ: you shouldn't! Lower the 40Hz part and boost the 60-80Hz to give more it more punch.

 

-Once your track is finished, to get a better quality, you can export it as a 24 bit WAV, re-open that file in Edison, go to ''Edit'' and click normalize. This will make your song as close to 0db as in can get. This is the first part of mastering.

 

-What is also important in mixing is experimenting, and spending time on it.

 

-And finally USE YOU EARS, and don't give too much importance to the DAW! Do the mixing the way you think is the best.

 

I can't think right now of more stuff, even I know there is still a lot to go through. I'll probably edit this post often do add/change stuff.

 

Feel free to ask questions/correct me and/or add stuff!

 

I hope this helps!

Ask.


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