DarkeSword

Robots vs. Knights

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Just submitted my track. Had a lot of fun playing with the 2 source tracks, they were a great combination! 

Also big shout out to @HeavyViper who was able to record the guitar parts for me at the drop of a hat. Thanks a lot mate!

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I don't mean to sound impatient, but when will round 1 voting go up? Maybe it already is up and I missed it.

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Hey everyone. Due to a family emergency, I'm going to have to put the competition on hold. I'm very sorry. Round 2 remixers, please continue with this week and submit your remixes on Sunday. We'll pick back up with Round 3 once things settle down. Again, I'm very sorry.

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It's okay DarkeSword, I understand what it's like to have issues and emergencies with your family (my family's quite dysfunctional and my Grandma is sick practically every day). Hope things clear up soon. I'll be waiting for Round 3.

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Hey folks. I've decided to continue on with the compo. I'll be posting Round 3 match-ups tonight, and Round 1 and Round 2 music together tomorrow night for voting. For those wondering about my family emergency, my mom passed away last week while visiting India. While I certainly appreciate any condolences you have to offer, please do not post them in this thread; I'd like to keep the thread on-topic. A "like" on this post would be fine, though.

Thanks for understanding! I'm looking forward to everyone's entries moving forward. :)

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Folks, voting is up for round 1.

I'll put round 2 up tonight.

I encourage everyone to leave some reviews in the voting threads.

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Submitted mine for this round! Excited to hear everyone's sick tunes!

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BOSS BATTLE IS LIVE

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Just submitted my entry. This one was quite a bit of a struggle to get the arrangement and flow right, and I also tried to learn some new stuff to make things even more challenging for myself. Anyway, hope you enjoy a nice bit of retro 80s synthwave cheese, looking forward to the other entries!

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Forgot to mention when I submitted my entry that Dewey Newt helped by providing the drums for my song.

 

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Had a lot of fun with this track. Probably could have polished it a bit more in places. 

Looking forward to hearing the other takes on Tinker Knight.

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Didn't mention yesterday but submitted mine for Beat Squad!

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Hey folks sorry for the delays but music and voting for the past three rounds are FINALLY up.

Just want to note a couple of things though, regarding filenames:

  • Team names are Team Knight and Team Robot, not Team Knights and Team Robots
  • vs. should have a period
  • Your source should come first in the (Source vs. Source) section.
  • Make sure you’re submitting 16bit, 44.1KHz WAVs. I had to convert some WAV files last night.
  • Please PM me your links on the forums, not on Discord.

Thanks!

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I'm putting my round 4 reviews here since the voting thread for that one is just for votes.

  • Armor Medley: Well, it's a piano medley.  Does what it says on the box.  Almost no integration of themes here, pretty much just three piano covers end-to-end.
  • Lonely Cosmic Workshop: Nice integration of the sources.  Severe overcompression, though, and the levels could definitely use some work.  Could do without the fake orchestral instruments.  Overall, though, this definitely hits the main design goal of the compo.
  • Shovel Power: There's a certain deliciousness in using 80's synths to remix a game designed to emulate 80's game aesthetics.  Other than some odd harmonies a little atypical for the genre, I don't have any substantial crits here.  Fun stuff!
  • Not So Deviant Ballade: Lots of clashing notes, and the various instrumental lines don't sound like they're integrated in any meaningful way.  The vanilla saw lead and the overcompression aren't doing this any favors, either.
  • Ghost in the Machine: As much as I hate cliche titles, you could hardly have chosen a different one here!  Accompaniment is frequently off-key.  More vanilla leads, but at least it's a couple of different ones.
  • Tinkering on Pluto: A very static arrangement.  Instrumentation and beats hardly vary at all after the melody kicks in.  Heavily crowded in the mid-highs, making the instruments very hard to distinguish from one another.  Seems like some lengthy sections are repeated wholesale.
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For anyone curious about the lyrics in "Shovel Power" (such as they are), here goes:

Quote

Shovel Power
Get ready for the fight
Shovel Power
Dig in with all your might

Shovel Power (2x)

Join the fight,
The strenght is ours.
Become a knight
and wield the Shovel Power.

 

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Okay folks, here's how scoring is working.

Each Squad vs. Squad victory is worth 2 points; not submitting a track gets you 0 points.

For the Boss Battle, the team that has the most remixes listed in the voters' favorite 3 gets to choose between taking 9 points or to counter-pick the opposing team's remixing order for the next three rounds.

Here's where things stand: Team Robot is in the lead with 10 points (from 5 Squad vs. Squad victories) vs. Team Knight with 6 points (from 3 Squad vs. Squad victories). These victories include default victories (i.e. the opposing team did not submit a remix). There was one battle where no remixes were submitted, so no points were awarded for either team.

Team Robot has also won the Boss Battle with 18 appearances in the voters' favorites, vs. Team Knight with 12. This means that Team Robot gets to choose whether they want 9 points, or if they want to counter-pick their remixing order against Team Knight for the next three weeks.

Team Knight, please provide me with your remixing order for the next three weeks ASAP. Team Robot, please let me know if you want the points, or the counter-pick.

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Match-ups for Round 5 are up. You have until Monday to send me your tracks. Please make sure you follow the submission instructions. Good luck!

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Matchups have been fixed due to an error with Team Knight on my part. Please check your match-ups.

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