Right now, it's just a concept track made with SEGA Genesis sounds. Obviously, the finished product will not be like that. I've been thinking about this for years, and whether it would really work or not. So far, I haven't found any remixes like this. What is it like? An Insane Clown Posse inspired remix of Sonic 3's Carnival Night Zone music. I always thought that the song Hokus Pokus would blend well with Sonic 3's Carnival Night Zone music, so I finally started this project. I'd like to know if I should go forward with this, knowing full well that I could emulate the style of ICP to the T.
Here's the preview link, which will become an audio page link very soon (I upload audio to Newgrounds on Thursdays most of the time).
It's supposed to loop, but in the preview, it's not doing so properly. It should be fixed when the audio is published to the site.
This is a really cool take on the source. And I am really digging the bass. Anyways. I think you've got a real nice progression through the piece, like light scintillating off some titular precious mineral slowly rotating with a spotlight on it. Even without radical changes to the melody and such, it's thoroughly captivating in a relaxing way. Nice work!
The instrumentation/arrangement is perfect for that grand ballroom vision. Really enjoyed it!
Only thing I would consider for future projects of this type would be to upgrade your strings to a nice sample library to punch up that realism. They aren't cheap (generally $200-500), but even some of the free ones around now can be used to great effect: http://musicproductionhq.com/free-sample-libraries/
Well done to you and the Materia Collective. Always felt that this piece needed more love. Your additions fit in smoothly and keep your stated intent. The arrangement is comfortingly similar to the original, which only magnifies the alterations and innovations. Nice work!
I REALLY like this arrangement, there are some great ideas in here, great energy dynamics overall, the little triplet section at 2:59 is awesome. The production isn't getting the job done though. All the sounds are very vanilla, all drum elements and synths too, and the bass is apologetically quiet. Give this another pass at the production, improving the synths and sounds and balance, and this one will be a yes from me.