Rozovian

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  1. I tested a little bit: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03894 I noticed the blueblue.fr link having some issue for this track. I didn't get "waiting for network" but the track never loaded. I tried an older mix, and no problem there for that mirror: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01219 So it might be something with recent uploads on blueblue.fr. But you say all three links have this problem for you? Which remixes did you try this with? Do you have the same problem with old remixes and new ones? What phone OS, what browser? iOS, android? Safari, Firefox, Chrome, something else?
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  3. Late eval, we apologize for that. And not much of an eval, either. No source link, no source comment. It seems to be mostly voice clips from the game, random vocal samples, big edm synths and a nice beat. I'm not sure what melodies are relevant to an eval. There are also some weird key changes between parts. Jarring, but not a dealbreaker. Look, you know better than anyone else if this contains source material from GoW4's music and to what extent you've used it. I'll mark this as wip for now, link a source and change it back to ready for review if you want it evaluated for being posted on ocr. Fun track though.
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  5. eval Still sounds like a midi mockup. Decent piano sound, no problem there, but the performance isn't very convincing. I can hear variation in velocity, but that's mostly between individual melody lines or voices, not within phrases. There's also no timing variance, which is also something used (unavoidably) by actual performers. I don't think there's any use of pedal, either. Additionally, this seems to be a three-handed piece, as best as I can figure. Not a huge problem, but deliberately four-handed (as in for two pianists) or downscaled to two-handed would make more sense. That's far from the biggest concern, though. Good choice of source, and I think it works quite well as a piano piece. It seems to be quite conservative, but I'm not terribly familiar with the sources and what makes each unique and different. As an adaptation for piano it's a lot more about the performance and the embellishments rather than overall structural transformations. So I can't say whether it's too conservative. Transitions are rather abrupt at times, e.g. at 1:27 and 3:32. Dramatic changes between sections aren't a problem, but it has to flow better than that. A solo piano track needs a good performance. A more thorough arrangement-focused review could tell you if the arrangement itself is passable after transitions are dealt with, in which case you could ask a pianist on the site to play it. They'd also be able to provide better feedback on the arrangement in regards to it being playable, something that's well beyond what I can say. What I can tell you is that in its current state it won't be posted. Yeah, I find the stiff performance the biggest problem here. It's something you seem to struggle with, a recurring thing with your wips. I suggest you either work towards improving your performance skills (either actual performance, or faking it by manually humanizing sequenced material), or shift to a genre where the sense of performance comes from sound design more than from the notes themselves, or both. Whatever you do, good luck.
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  7. I see a lot of bumps in this thread. eval I'm immediately struck by how bright and loud it starts. You might want to tone that down slightly. Doesn't take me long to hear that it's too loud. I don't mean the loudness itself is the problem, but it leads to problems because the mix isn't made to be this loud. Do some EQ cuts to lower frequencies the tracks don't need (lows, mostly). Decide which tracks are foreground and which ones aren't, and give the lead instruments a bit more room by cutting their important frequencies from the background tracks a bit. That should give you a cleaner sound without you having to turn down the master. Instrumentation is simple, reminiscent of the original Sonic games. I don't mind. But the mixing would have to be better for this to pass. Arrangement starts off very close to the original. But with new melodies, then new sections, new stuff I can't connect to the source. It sounds like Sonic stuff, but I can't say whether it's from this source, from a different source, or is original additions. Someone better versed in the Sonic series' music might be able to provide better feedback on that. I think this is a good mixing practice track. My advice would be to keep working on the sound, perhaps redo the levels and effects entirely (do take a backup save first), get your mixing skills up to par. Whether this track will pass after that or not, those mixing skills will be useful for other tracks.
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  9. From what the others have said, this track sounds like something I'd wanna hear. But your link has disappeared. Maybe you deleted the original. I'll mark this as wip for now, feel free to provide a working link and change it back to ready for review if you want a staff evaluation.
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  11. eval Well, I like it. I like the sound design. The arrangement is indeed much like the original tune, so as an ocr style ReMix it's likely a no go. But as a sound upgrade, it's a rather good one. The reverb is much too heavy, the snare is really weak, the instruments crowd out each other in the frequency spectrum. I think some general mix techniques would be useful for you. You know, cut lows from where they aren't needed, decide which tracks are foreground and which ones are background and give them levels and frequency range priority accordingly. This is stuff I don't expect hearing damage would prevent learning and using, since most of those operations would be in the <5kHz range. This wouldn't pass the panel. Not in its current state, at least. I don't think something this conservative in terms of arrangement would pass, despite the added harmonies and embellishments. So, a decent sound upgrade that also serves as good mixing practice, but probably not an OCReMix-style arrangement.
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  13. Terve, did you actually finish this? I'll take it off the ready for review status for now, feel free to mark it back if you have an update and want it evaluated for ocremix.
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  15. Apologies for the late evaluation. Can't say when this was marked for eval, but I suspect we were quite late regardless. Anyway... It is too loud. I don't mind it being garbled and warped in places, since that's clearly intentional. But I can't tell if the loudness is. At 0:54 when the level drops, some noise similar to clipping noise also drops, suggesting it is indeed too loud. I'm also noticing some really distracting compression issues at around 2:20. So on the production side, there's stuff to do. You might be able to clear some headroom with EQ-ing out the lows from the instruments that don't need them, and being a bit more selective about levels and frequency balance overall (which would also bring out some of the background instruments some more). But if that doesn't work, cutting the overall level by a few dB should take care of the overcompression and clipping issues. The arrangement is cool. I like this sort of creepy take on the source. There's a few sections where the dissonance seems like poor writing rather than intentionally unsettling, like at 1:10. I really like the calmer sections, when the production issues related to loudness aren't getting in the way, but also just for how the track moves from soft to loud. The ending is a little weak. It could use a little more signalling before the 4:55 final note, e.g. with a tempo slowdown or a cymbal crescendo or something. I think the instrumentation is fine. The weakest is the lead, which sounds like a string ensemble used as a lead. Layering it with a more solo performance sounding string lead could resolve that issue, but there are other solutions, including leaving it as it is. Though any solution would still require better mixing in order to pass the panel.