ReMix: Sonic Adventure 'LightSpeed'
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The ReMixer writes:
"It's a Sonic Adventure Remix of the Twinkle Park theme. I've heard this theme appeared first on Sonic 3d Blast game or something. Anyways, this is just what you would expect I would submit. TRANCE. As always, made and mastered in Fruity Loops, no sfs, only vsti's blah blah etc."
A general note to the world: we get a LOT of trance submissions. Many of them are made with FruityLoops presets, change the original melody very little, have templated drum tracks that loop for the entirety of the piece, and rarely deviate from the staple-foods tenets of the genre. Needless to say, nine times out of ten, that's not going to be a substantive enough arrangement to qualify as an OC ReMix. It's not that the panel or myself particularly dislike trance or are biased against it. It's just that for one reason or another it lends itself to being used in ReMixes in ways that aren't usually as creative as other genres. Therefore, when a trance ReMix DOES get posted, you can assume we've looked at it very carefully and that in some fashion it goes outside of or above and beyond what a "template trance" mix of the song(s) in question would sound like. Hopefully that helps explain something to someone; otherwise please disregard and continue reading. S|r NutS has crafted an enjoyable, well-balanced trance piece that's chock full o' synth, four-on-the-floor kick, beds of reverb, filter sweeps, some nice builds, a much-appreciated deviation from the main melody towards the end, and some brief Mae "vocals" in the form of an airport-style, spoken "Sonic.... Lightspeed" that's a cool lil add-in. Analoq weighs in:
"*sonic* ... *lightspeed* ! heh, mae's vocals are kinda cheesy, but forgivable in the context. what i like about this is that there has been an acceptable amount of variation on the original theme, making it a passable trance mix. not as tight as it could be but it's got just enough of the good stuff to make it over the bar in my mind."
There probably could have been more risks taken, but I concur that there's enough substance here to balance with the style and make for a good trance package that does what you'd expect and more. Solid work from S|r NutS, worth getting into.
- Pachi Risu on November 23, 2009
- Mona on July 17, 2009
This is another example of me loving a 303. I think I know what kind of gear to get next. :-D
- OA on March 18, 2009
- Psythik on July 25, 2006
Great and awesome sir Nuts. Truly.
- Bummer on July 11, 2006
- Ichitootah on September 18, 2005
- Txai on April 18, 2005
The only Niggle I have with this is that it could use a louder beat. Such quiet beats in trance create the smell of cheese, and when turning the songs up to the desired volume, the synths drown out the beat and burn your ears.
Very nice otherwise though, and great to see someone make a great pro-trance statement on OC ReMix and, in turn, convince me it's still possible that I and other Dance oriented musicians may someday make it in too.
- DistantJ on April 18, 2005
(PS i could swear that this is from sonic 3d blast, the genesis version)
- isaturnthegamer on March 18, 2005
- Aki Kitsune on November 6, 2004
- maniacalsephiroth on August 8, 2004
- codeman38 on May 14, 2004
nice work nuts! :)
- Sadorf on April 20, 2004
- Hadyn on April 20, 2004
joking of course.
There is that pizzicatto synth in there that sounds a wee bit out of place... too upfront causing it to sound imbalanced. Possibly making the peak nout so loud would fix that.
Other than that I can see no qualms about this piece.
Other than it being a bit cliched with the genre.
- Xelebes on April 19, 2004