Originally Posted by DigginInTheCrate
i know for the drums , drums is the hardest for me. nice to have comments from other people than friends, u know how it is.
Adding bass to beats like this give me a hard time because i often find that synths dont sound to good and i have hard time finding samples from other pieces of music that have the same key as the one im playin.
The melody you played sounds a little like ambient music. Try to listen to ambient music.
Hihat is to loud and drums may be a little better and more gain. Try to use a groove on the drums. If you can't use a groove with your daw try this. Use a drum loop or make drums with midi. Use your markers on audio drumloop and place them a little off the grit line to get certain grooves.
Don't think using more reverb than usual like in pop music is bad. A lot of styles are famous because of more reverbs like Shoegase or Dreampop, Reggae Dub and Ambient music.