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  2. XPRTNovice

    3. completed FFVI - Terra's theme

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  3. XPRTNovice

    3. completed FFVI - Terra's theme

    I am actually a huge fan of minimalist mixes. More is not always better. So kudos to you for going out on a limb with this and keeping it simple and meditative. I love the instrumentation you've used, and your mixing is spot on. So...I'm going to mark this completed, because I think the quality is there, but I ALSO have reservations about the length of the piece. Not because I think what you've written is bad, but because I think it's incomplete. In my ears, you've told half a story. But that's such a subjective opinion, and the rest of the mix is so good, that I am going to leave the decision up to you whether or not you think this is ready for the judges. Just be prepared for them to come back to you with similar feedback. If they do, though, I feel like you're skilled enough to know how to flesh out the story of the piece and fatten it up. Great job.
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  5. You've marked this ready for eval, but the link shows TRACK NOT FOUND.
  6. Lot of good stuff going on here. I haven't heard previous versions, but I think you might be ready to toss this up to the panel. The only thing that bugged me a bit was the presence of the drums and some of the bassy tones throughout the whole piece seemed to be burying some of the more important parts - I know that's miserably unspecific, but it was more of an overall feel of the piece than anything else. I marked it complete because the headphones I'm currently using are definitely more on the bassy side, so I think you're pretty solid on this one. Good luck.
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  8. Hey there. I've returned this to WIP mostly because of the quality of your instrumentation. Your arrangement is actually really solid, and you clearly know what you're doing from a mixing perspective as mostly everything is balanced and well rounded. But in today's environment, you have access to a huge array of libraries - this sounds like there's a lot of MIDI happening here with not a lot of humanization. I couldn't quite tell if this was an intentional nod to the way lounge music sounds, but it's missing the dynamism of a fully formed arrangement.
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  10. Hey there - I went ahead and marked this back to WIP, as you said in a post that it has "no chance of passing the panel." Mod review is for tracks that you believe are at least close to passing with some tweaking. After listening to the track in the OP, I would encourage you to dive deeper into the community and really dig into the basics of sequencing, VST instrumentation, and arrangement. When you feel you have an arrangement that you're nearly sure will pass the panel, we can try again.
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  12. The last 2? What's wrong with BadAss 1? I usually use Dropbox, but yeah Google Drive or Soundcloud work fine as well! In other news: we have our first two claims! @heymagurany is giving Madeline from Celeste the spotlight she deserves and I am bringing Ezio Auditore da Firenze into the fold! Remember: if you're not a posted mixer, we want an update every month! It doesn't have to be big, but it needs to be something
  13. Often the most controversial topic, as there are so many ways to approach it. Even i get some things wrong, and end up with a poorly produced mix. If you really want some tips, i'd suggest you try this topic, as many people provide some great ideas. It might not work for you, but give it a shot, it could come in handy. Oh well, good luck. You really do have the potential to make great music. Again i'm no expert, and i get things wrong, but i'd thought i give my two cents.
  14. BloomingLate

    My first video game compositions

    Hi Cyril, I checked out your tracks for The Shell game. The first two tracks are very nice, capturing that mood for water/beach environments. The other two were also well done. Despite being somewhat more aggressive the battle theme does have some elements that tie it back in with the others. Overall the OST very much feels like a video game soundtrack, so good job
  15. I just posted my second try at replicating the feeling of the trance music I listened to growing up. Trance became my favorite genre around the time I started going to high school. Life for me was very difficult during those years due to bullying and general difficulties at school. Music was one of the things that helped me get through and has inspired me for years to come. I pushed myself to get this track beyond the level where I usually give up. Not only is it much longer than my usual stuff, it is also more varied. I'm very happy with the result and am afraid to tweak it further. Enjoy Yesterday is Gone (Moving On) - on Soundcloud Registered Soundcloud users can download this track for free.
  16. You could always upload it to soundcloud or google drive, then send it as a dm to one of us here!
  17. What are some ways to improve my mixing as its the area I need to work on the most?
  18. Thanks for your great feedback, that helps me a lot. I will try to improve my work with the things you mentioned :).
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  20. Liontamer

    *NO* Ranger-X 'Stage 5 Theme'

    It's a cool genre adaptation with a basic but decent groove, no question. But beyond that, this was too conservative, repetitive, underdeveloped, and dynamically flat for the submissions standards here. The core beats were plain and looped for basically the whole time, and once you've heard the first verse & chorus up to 1:07, you've basically heard the entire scope of the piece aside from some minor textural differences via sweeping SFX and robovoice drops. The energy level did have some subtle changes, but was still pretty flat; there were opportunities at spots like 2:29 to do something more dynamic or varied, and that ultimately didn't happen. NO
  21. I just want to say, I'm seriously impressed that you managed to include most of my favourite musical genres into one single song, and one which invokes such fond memories of a game that (I'm sorry to say this) I don't have a lot of memory from in general. (These things happen when you grow up with a Sega Genesis, and don't play Link's Awakening until on the Virtual Console... but anyway.) And also, I for one am glad this took a turn from the sombre tone it apparently was going to have initially, and instead is so light-hearted and fun. OK. Time to download. And thank you.
  22. Haha, another track from workshop made it here I fondly remember listening to this one a lot of times back then, and, of course, remember liking it a lot! Very reminiscent of some Shnabubula's stuff from NES Jams, and that's certainly a good thing. Not the most common blend of components here - bits of jazz, chiptune and whatnot, but, hey, it works. Works very well, for sure Very good job, man!
  23. Nutritious

    *NO* Ranger-X 'Stage 5 Theme'

    Man, this is a really odd original track. Let's see what you did with it. From the start, structure and melodic elements are definitely very similar to the original, with beats and some transitional elements added in. Honestly, there's not much development in the track. It gets into second gear with the groove and melody synths, then basically stays there with some copy/paste for the second half. Drums stick with the same pattern throughout, with gives the impression of a loop played over synth lines that are basically verbatim from the original. From a cover perspective, this sounds like a pretty solid sound upgrade and is a nice listen, but we're really looking for more personalization and development OCR. NO
  24. I'm thinking about doing a remix of "Riku Theme" (KH2) but I'm not sure which place to submit the demo when it's done (got any suggestions). I'm doing it in my own style mixed with Dark Psytrance. Anyway the first demo won't be submitted until at least a few weeks later. If you accept me for this , then I will do my best to make my mix truly badass and original. Good luck to everyone and I hope this album turns out as great as the last 2.
  25. I received a request to cover the Magus theme from Chrono Trigger. Here it is, with a suprise at the end!
  26. I can see why the double-build is not to everyone's taste. Thanks for listening!
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