This... tastes like waterflame...
Great stuff, makes me wanna crash some castles :3
I would usually write things i dont like about it but i really love all 28 seconds of it, so good job!
Missing a star because I reserve my fifth star for truly mind-blowing or revolutionary stuff (completely subjective, of course) perhaps if there was just more going on, more effects, more instruments, and the instruments could have been a little less generic sounding. There was some great uniqueness in the composition both melodically and percussively, so you get half a fifth star :3
Two things that bugged me, the first is the drums, I didnt dig the compression all that much, would have been better if you sped up the release or compressed the cymbals separately from the rest of the kit. The other thing was the lack of spacialization. It kind of makes sence for there to be a lack of panning effects since VG music back then was mono, but it would have been nice to get some spread.
You got skills though man so keep going :D
Looking at the other remixes out there...
I just uploaded my version of the song of storms, so i decided to look at the other remixes on newgrounds... Its a hard call saying which one of ours is better... Taking pygmalionism (the love of one's own art) into account, your'se is probably better, though I'd love it if you gave mine a look.. ^^''
Now for the review. I really like the piano part, how it was layered and had the reverse effect, though at some point the different lines became hard to distinguish (around 1:00). This is an easy trap to fall in if your used to hearing all the parts separately in your head, but it could use some more effects, maybe a low pass filter to make the harmony less punchy, so the melody sticks out. On the contrary, the harmony at 2:48 was a little hard to make out, i could only pick out some of the notes, maybe try raising the whole line up an octave? just an idea.
I hope this helps :D
The intro is flawless in the sense of creating chaos with a piano. You're not really supposed to be able to tell the difference between the notes, however they all blend and real parts of the song.
I have listened to your song and have left a review. I don't mean to be bias whatsoever but I believe my track is better than yours.
A fine start
The only thing i found overtly wrong is the drums sounded pretty thin. Sounds like you recorded a live set and then looped it, which is fine, but it also sounds like you used only one mic on the entire set. Specifically, the hi-hat is by far the loudest part of the set, but musically the least important, and the bass and snare needed more in the low end. The guitar(s) sounded really great though, I'm guessing you used a DI? The only other thing i can think of is the song is really short but that kind of thing is really up to the artist.
I'm learning a big manual and the intricasies of the machine at the same time learning guitars..lol
Also I compiled the guitars, drums and bass without setting the correct volumes...
It's lots of fun and I love the challenge but I need to find more stuff on this recorder..lol
Thanks for the critique...
Perfect amount of wetness to dryness. You got delay, reverb, abstact sounds, pads, layered instruments all going at the same time and it still sounds amazingly clear. Major kudos on the mixing! I'll definitely be coming back to this one :P
The beginning sounded like that of Bass Canon lol
Overall fine mixing but its missing that sub woofer range. maybe add an extra measure of silence at 0:47 to let the reverb run its course. A pause like that kinda "makes us want" the drop. Also you should start bringing the level of that ding by 0:43 cuz it sounds pretty piercing when you loop it, maybe bring the wave in sooner if it sounds too dry after lowering it. As for the main bass, Im not sure if you can do this with FL, but it sounds to me like the flanger/phaser/auto-filter/feedback (whichever of those FL can change, i haven't used it) could use some fine tuning.
needs more boom. It could use a breakdown using just some of the accompaniment or something in the middle for variety, and theres a really long pause at the end, maybe cut that down a bit. Not bad though, i like :D
If there is an accompanyment
I don't hear it. Sounds like one note being played by one instrument quietly on the up-beats. At 0:04 you could at least drop it 5 letter names and get yourself a good ol' IVI (151) chord progression. As for the rest, the bass drum and melody dominated the mix, bring those down, except where the melody's filter brings it down low for you by cutting the high freq.s
K thanks man :)
Alright the first track is done...
Now you just record/write the rest of 'em.
lol yea I think I may do a few more openings. I dont write them down because i just keep playing the tune in my head and hit the keys I think work best. Thanks for your review :)
Lifting the pedal
I think you should lift the pedal more at 0:28. I would do it once for each beat (if its going at ~120). I don't like the dissonance of those 16th notes ringing out through that whole passage. The same goes for the other sections where you use that 8th16th16th pattern. I dunno, maybe I'm too picky because I'm used to having all the piano music I hear being written by Mozart or Bach. I would write more but I'm actually procrastinating and I should really get back to work...
Will keep that in mind, thanks!
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