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    Souperion got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    Tossed in a mix. Good to see it's in great company.
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    Souperion reacted to HoboKa in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    It's 8PM and I just woke up.  Good time to be on Tokyo time...crap.  This is going to be an interesting week.  
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    Souperion got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    We are all looking forward to Rundas a la HoboKa. If it wasn't a bonus entry, I'd have to vote it 1st out of principle XD This is going to be a round to remember, methinks.
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    Souperion got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    We are all looking forward to Rundas a la HoboKa. If it wasn't a bonus entry, I'd have to vote it 1st out of principle XD This is going to be a round to remember, methinks.
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    Souperion reacted to HoboKa in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    Eh, it's on time.  Quicker than me too!  Next monday, for sure I'll start working on it.  Hehe.  
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in An OverClocked Christmas XIV   
    Got room for one more? I've got something from Mega Man ZX in the works.
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    Souperion reacted to TheVideoGamer in MnP 119: All Metroid's   
    I did something so interesting it ended up being a bonus. You'll see why once you figure it out.
    Submitted!
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    Souperion got a reaction from Julien Mulard in Epic power symphonic metal medley from Final Fantasy Adventure / Sword of Mana   
    Julien! Good to hear your work here again. This thing takes the listener by storm, gives me a combination of vibes from Mega Man X and Tales of Symphonia (is that weird? That's kinda weird.) Stellar performance. You did good with those variating segments (organs, harpsichords, oh my!), it nicely breaks up the soundscape of the guitars and synths.
    Perhaps it is an element of the genre, but I wonder if it may be beneficial to try changing the guitar's sound through the piece, as it is fairly consistent all the way through (the actual timbre, not performance. I like the performance.) The mid-high favoring lead is slammin, but it does hang around that mid-high for most of the piece. Maybe there's a segment that could do well with a lower tone (drop an octave, EQ the 'tar to favor more towards the mid for a part, something like that.) Of course, I'm about as much an authority on guitars as Aristotle was. Still an awesome piece, go get yourself a milkshake. Or smoothie or something.
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in Atmospheric Orchestral Piece   
    Aw, thanks! I was experimenting with reverb back in these days, hence the echoing glock (and half of the other instruments.) I was playing Radiant Historia at the time, and it's soundtrack goaded me to try something a little cosmic.
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    Souperion reacted to Julien Mulard in Epic power symphonic metal medley from Final Fantasy Adventure / Sword of Mana   
    Hello everyone!
    I started working on this a few years back after finishing Sword of Mana, but I never finished it, because my computer could not handle it anymore. It was almost finished for 2 years. New PC, a bit of free time (a few days getting all my plugins to work again), and here I come!

    Featured tracks, in order of apparition :
    Seeking the Holy Sword       GBA version / GameBoy version Investigation of recollection  GBA version (exclusive) Crumbling World                   GBA Version (exclusive) Final Battle                            GBA version / GameBoy version I was going for a straightforward power metal track with a few orchestral / classical elements and a lot of guitar and keyboard solos, in a style inspired by band I listened to in the mid 2000 such as Stratovarius, Rhapsody of Fire, Sonata Arctica, etc...

    I'm open to any sort of feedback. I have my doubts regarding drums writing and guitar articulation (mostly in the first solos and the intro riff), as well as mixing and mastering. Plus I listened to the old version regularly for years, and the recent changes I made, while necessary, are still alien to me, so a pair of fresh ears or two would be welcome! (you can also listen to it too if you have an odd number of ear(s))

    Clocking at just above 7min, I know it's a fairly long track, but if you like old school symphonic power metal and/or Sword of Mana, you should have a good time! (no refund though)
    Here is the track! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xYGQNcIBv3IJFUHAyTObQgBRuAZ_05X4/view?usp=sharing
    I sure hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!

    Thank you for listening, and have a great day!
    Edit: Passing in Ready for Review, because the more I listen to it, the more I believe this is finished and ready to be submitted. Prove me wrong mods! ^^
    Edit2: More than 1k views in 5 days? Wow
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    Souperion reacted to HoboKa in Atmospheric Orchestral Piece   
    This reminds me of some stuff during the PS2 and GameCube era.  Kind of has a Wild Arms meets Xenogears vibe.  There's a lot of applications for this tune.  You should slap it on Unity or something and make a few bucks off it.  Whether you position yourself as premium content or low shelf content is up to you.  Couldn't tell if the tune is loopable or not, but I think it won't be too hard to do if not.  As for the production quality, I think it's mixed OK, and the articulations are at least mid-tier indie game quality.  Those bells are especially good.  (edits)
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in Atmospheric Orchestral Piece   
    This was my first attempt at original music almost a year ago. I want to remaster it, and would appreciate any outside critiques that my biased ears are probably tuning out. Thanks for the listen!
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    Souperion got a reaction from soundyg in Chrono Cross - Orchestral Medley   
    Wow, comes out swinging with grand brass and glory. N-o-i-c-e. Even without playing a minute of Chrono Cross (which I wish I could remedy) this tells an epic tale. I really like how you employed delicate instrumentation even in intense segments. Nice work!
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in PRC417 - Bowser's Plains (Mario & Luigi Bowser Inside Story)   
    This has been a really fun song to work with. Looking forward to hearing ya'll's takes on it.
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in PRC417 - Bowser's Plains (Mario & Luigi Bowser Inside Story)   
    This has been a really fun song to work with. Looking forward to hearing ya'll's takes on it.
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in Majora's Mask: Song of Healing Remix   
    I've been tinkering with the keyswitch functions of Eastwest, been hoping to get a midi keyboard in the near future. Yeah, I'm an FL user too. I'll take another look at finding that dang mod wheel again, maybe it will help. 
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in Majora's Mask: Song of Healing Remix   
    Appreciate that catch, I've been having a hard time making things more... organic. Maybe I'll get better at it this pass. It's probably all over.
    I use Eastwest's Symphonic Orchestra, mostly. Got the strings, piano, and oboe from there, plus an Irish Low Whistle from Ra and the Bawu from Silk (both Eastwest.) Thanks for the listen!
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    Souperion reacted to HoboKa in Majora's Mask: Song of Healing Remix   
    Wow, the strings are bitter and piercing.  Perfect October music, just shy of 11 days.  I got no feedback for the articulation and production though.  Best to leave that to more trained ears.  But I love it.  (Edit 4000) This reminds me a lot of American McGee's Alice**.  BTW, Majora's Mask was a bit too challenging and jank for me, but I'd love to watch a Pro Let's Play of it someday... I LOVE the atmosphere of it (and this remix too!).  
    Oh hey, I caught something robotic that u may want to fix.  3:03-3:13, there is some detach notes that are the  exact same velocity and timber.  Might want to alter those juuust a tad.  I wonder if there are other similar hiccups...might want to go over it with a fine comb.   
    Also, what Orchestral Library(s) are you rolling with?  
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in PRC417 - Bowser's Plains (Mario & Luigi Bowser Inside Story)   
    This has been a really fun song to work with. Looking forward to hearing ya'll's takes on it.
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    Souperion got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Majora's Mask: Song of Healing Remix   
    A remix of the Song of Healing that hopes to do a little healing. I named it for the classic imagery of a broken heart that, though outwardly ruined, still continues to beat, to live, to feel. 
    The piece, like that heart, still needs loads of work. I'm particularly trying to work on the layering (of my gratuitous strings), making transitions smoother, and balancing the instruments (those darn violas). And of course, any other glaring compositional flaws that happen to stand out. Thanks for a listen.
     
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    Souperion got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Majora's Mask: Song of Healing Remix   
    A remix of the Song of Healing that hopes to do a little healing. I named it for the classic imagery of a broken heart that, though outwardly ruined, still continues to beat, to live, to feel. 
    The piece, like that heart, still needs loads of work. I'm particularly trying to work on the layering (of my gratuitous strings), making transitions smoother, and balancing the instruments (those darn violas). And of course, any other glaring compositional flaws that happen to stand out. Thanks for a listen.
     
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in NieR / NieR: Automata; "Groove of the Ancients"; a ReMix of "Song of the Ancients"   
    Happy to help. Again, I lack knowledge of the genre style, so find what fits best for the intended approach.
     
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in Super Metroid: "Ambient Maridian Depths"   
    The opening bell synth... It hurts so good. And the ambient sfx just hiding behind the song. But when the choirs came in, it really hit me. Wondrously ambient and hauntingly serene. I wonder if the piano has a bit too much reverb on it, though. Is that a flute that comes in at 3? I rather like how it's almost dry effect from lack of reverb contrasts with the wet sounding of everything else. The harp thing (can't tell if it's a sample or synth) sounds like it's straining a bit at the higher notes around 4:00-4:10, makes it sound a bit fuzzy, which is sad because it sounds real nice otherwise. 
    Good luck, really enjoyed this piece.
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in NieR / NieR: Automata; "Groove of the Ancients"; a ReMix of "Song of the Ancients"   
    A (really) late welcome to the composition scene! I'm not too familiar with the fine points of this kinda genre, but here goes.
    On my first listen through, I felt like some of the transitions were a bit jarring as you shifted between the moods of the piece, such as it starting out with the ballad-esque intro followed by applause. That may be due to my lack of experienced appreciation for the style, though. I did enjoy the buildup from 0:28, and you used the brass quite nicely in that segment with the swells. There's a refreshing organic vibe in most of your piece.
    The transition of 1:50 is a bit odd to me. You had a nice and energetic groove going up to it, then it seems to lose a bit of it's energy and fulness. Maybe I'm just missing the bass there. The vocal bit is just a tad shrill and loud, maybe try variating it's volume for that segment to keep it fresh (few measures at normal volume, a few lower, that kind of thing). Once it hits 2:35, though, it's really smooth and enjoyable. 
    I feel like the transition of 3:25 to the vocals alone is a bit sudden. The part sounds good, but I think it needs something of a herald to the change, you know? A good cymbal crash with 2-4 beats of silence, for example, could punctuate the shift. Similar situation at 5:00, feels like it wants an exclamation point for the sudden silence. Try a few different effects, find your groove.
    All in all, this is real entertaining song to listen to, nice work. Keep at it. I understand the feeling of working in a vacuum, hope other folks will be willing to give ya listen and some friendly direction. The best advice I can offer you is to keep mixing, share things here, and join the conversation. Comment and help other mixers, and hopefully they will reciprocate. Keep making this cool stuff.
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    Souperion got a reaction from HoboKa in NieR / NieR: Automata; "Groove of the Ancients"; a ReMix of "Song of the Ancients"   
    A (really) late welcome to the composition scene! I'm not too familiar with the fine points of this kinda genre, but here goes.
    On my first listen through, I felt like some of the transitions were a bit jarring as you shifted between the moods of the piece, such as it starting out with the ballad-esque intro followed by applause. That may be due to my lack of experienced appreciation for the style, though. I did enjoy the buildup from 0:28, and you used the brass quite nicely in that segment with the swells. There's a refreshing organic vibe in most of your piece.
    The transition of 1:50 is a bit odd to me. You had a nice and energetic groove going up to it, then it seems to lose a bit of it's energy and fulness. Maybe I'm just missing the bass there. The vocal bit is just a tad shrill and loud, maybe try variating it's volume for that segment to keep it fresh (few measures at normal volume, a few lower, that kind of thing). Once it hits 2:35, though, it's really smooth and enjoyable. 
    I feel like the transition of 3:25 to the vocals alone is a bit sudden. The part sounds good, but I think it needs something of a herald to the change, you know? A good cymbal crash with 2-4 beats of silence, for example, could punctuate the shift. Similar situation at 5:00, feels like it wants an exclamation point for the sudden silence. Try a few different effects, find your groove.
    All in all, this is real entertaining song to listen to, nice work. Keep at it. I understand the feeling of working in a vacuum, hope other folks will be willing to give ya listen and some friendly direction. The best advice I can offer you is to keep mixing, share things here, and join the conversation. Comment and help other mixers, and hopefully they will reciprocate. Keep making this cool stuff.
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