Re: [Downtempo] Aukopi - The Breaks
This is nice! I've missed breaks. It kind of reminds me of some of ASC's drum and bass. I love the stuff you do with the vocal, and the bridge and outro are just awesome. Those synthwave/electro house kinda sounds into the bells definitely hit my nostalgia sensibilities.
I hear what you mean about the bass problem. I think maybe your sub is an octave too low? If you listen across the 1:00 minute mark where the bass steps up, it cleans up during that step-up, then comes back. Either way, it definitely sounds like the fundamental is down below 30hz - I can hear it as beat rather than a tone.
As a quick fix, you could maybe throw a highpass on it at 30hz and see if that helps? I've usually found it I get the best bang for my buck by just putting it up an octave, but it might be worth a shot.
Also, I'm not sure, but it might be worth putting a long decay on the sound and pulling the sustain down a bit further than it's at. It sounds like the sound is just drawn out. The notes would have more impact if you let it recede a little.
Thanks for the listen!