chjolo

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About chjolo

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    Snacks'N Jaxson (+1)

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    Pembroke, New Hampshire

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  • Biography
    I like to create and perform music. I'm also a game developer/programmer, currently (at the time of writing this) in school for game programming/development.

    I am familiar with and used to use Sonar 7-X2, but I primarily use PreSonus Studio One 2.
  • Real Name
    Chris Logsdon
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    Composer, Programmer, Game Developer
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    Mango De Pwn
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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Sonar
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Drums
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Piano

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  1. I like it. I enjoy the mood and simplicity of it. I might be crazy, but it reminded me of the feel of some songs from the Final Fantasy XI soundtrack ( which I see as a massive compliment, considering it's one of my favorite OSTs ). I like your (re)interpretations the source, but it feels more like a cover than a ReMix to me. I'm not sure if that's what you intended by "Re-Orchestration" or not. My main gripe would be in the articulation of the sustained cello + violin playing the melody. They feel unnatural in places, and some notes don't come through as clearly as they should. It's more noticeable on the violin, and especially problematic with the faster phrases. I don't feel it's an issue in the (1:20-1:35) and (2:28-2:43) sections, but definitely in the rest of the song. My suggestion would be to really fine tune the articulations to try and make them feel more natural, and also try experimenting with different and varying articulations. You might find that it gives more character, and it would certainly give more personalization to your Re-Orchestration. I would like to hear some variation or addition in the last 1/2 or 1/3 of the song. I don't find the repetitive nature to be a problem until the (1:20-1:35) section returns at 2:28. At that point my ears are wanting to hear some kind of rhythmic variation. The source accomplishes this when it introduces the drums. I'm not saying you should add drums or even imitate the rhythm of the drums in the source. I'm just saying I think you need something of your own creation that accomplishes the same idea. To be blunt, I'm not a fan of the ending. I would be more inclined to let the big cymbal wash have the final say, and take out that last pluck. This actually brings me to the last point I'd like to make: The cymbal washes fade out too quickly for my taste. I'd like them to have a moderately longer release. I understand this is unfinished and even missing a section, so you may be planning to address all these things already. I honestly have no issues with the mix. I like the sound of the instruments, and I feel it's well-produced. Nothing feels crowded or muddied. I really like it I hope my feedback helps.
  2. I absolutely adore the complete disregard for "normal" and "reasonable" with this. It completely shattered any expectations I had. Some of the most exciting and fun stuff I've heard!
  3. I'm so happy to have found this track and this remixer. It screams John Scofield + Medeski, Martin, & Wood. Which I think is one of the best compliments a Jazz artist can receive.