poonisThanks for the feedback man. What would you change? I’m genuinely curious and am very open to suggestions/advice as I have no clue what I’m doing really, I just chase a feeling and follow it whenever I make a beat. I really want to get into it more and possibly upgrade to ableton but it’s all so intimidating that I don’t even really know where to start. I just feel like I have a solid grasp on garageband at this point so I’m nervous to try and get comfortable with other daws and start really learning how to mix and master better
You have a good baseline sound but the hats kind of come in at a weird time. The initial vocals are good but its kind of jarring when you switch from that to the other melody. My best advice is to start listening to a bunch of house tracks (Especially tech house from 2005-2010) but try to "see" the track in your head like the producer would when he made it. For instance, what is the baseline sound, what is the leadup and the "hook" before the next layer drops etc. Dont try to get too complicated or try to make your own synths or beats yet. Just focus on using pre-made samples and learn how to structure songs for now.
For instance when you get a collection of sounds you want to work with, think about which ones have the most impact and let the track build up to that and maybe come back down and build up again. It sounds weird but good house music is like sex, you build up the tension, slow it down and build it up then release it with a drop or hook then build it up again.
This is probably the most legendary minimal house track of all time. Listen to it closely and study how the track gets you on a groove, then lets the groove slip away making you want it back and the tension builds before it drops on you again but with more impact and more layers.
Honestly, I am by no means a real producer but that is just some advice from what I have seen.