Snyderman

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  1. Reminds me in a way of the Dr. Wily's Wedding track. Which is a good thing. Very lively and organic, not so mechanical and such. Even though I love electronic music, I have to toss out some mad props to the musicians who play live instruments this well. Well done. Definitely a keeper.
  2. Hmm... some of those effects are a lot more tasteful than DJPretzel's abuse of them. A very good mix, of a track that's not yet covered (though I intend to do the Forest theme, the flying level where you fight the dragon). Very cool stuff from Shnabubula. Hopefully more to come.
  3. I hate to say this, but the intro is infinitely more interesting than the melody of the song, the first 30 seconds of the song or so. When I first heard the intro, I was expecting something huge and epic, but unfortunately it didn't end up that way. Of course when it reverts to the beginning at 52 seconds or so, that's not bad, but the melody is kind of tedious. However I must give you props for remixing immensely obscure games. I still listen to the Boy and His Blob remix all the time. I agree with Prot, the arrangement is good, but the melody is kind of bland. Still, I always expect high quality stuff from Mazedude, and it IS high quality and it's still very enjoyable. 8/10.
  4. The percussion wasn't bad, but I didn't like the effect. The percussion had a strange way of being stereo, it didn't sound very fitting. It might just be me, but it sounds like certain things are panned hard to the right or left, versus being even throughout. Overall not a bad remix, but then again, it IS another Final Fantasy 7 remix. I really wish people would stay away from game hot spots (FF6/7, Sonic 3 Ice Cap, Streets of Rage 2, etc...) and remix more obscure games.
  5. A lot of you guys have become way too jaded, valuing production quality over substance. "Oh this isn't equalized properly, this is too loud, my finger hurts." All I hear is whining. Sure, the production value of this particular song is high, but that's not why I like it. It takes a cool original and modifies it slightly so that it has a really awesome feel to it, very professional, but incredibly catchy. I love Blind's style, though I wasn't too fond of his Starfox mixes (That's just me). I think this whole site has lost touch with its whole "quality control" madness. I doubt stuff like DJ Siamey's remix of Xexyz or Awesome A's Katakis 2k4 will ever make it on this site, but I listen to it a lot more than TurksInPursuit or even Mazedude's TurtleWave, and I normally LOVE Mazedude's style. The last few months have been full of underwhelming songs with excellent quality sound. I still listen to Vicks Cornatto's What Hath Thou Done With This more than a bunch of other remixes on this site. Sorry for getting off topic. Anyway, keep up the great work Blind. You manage to get a high production value WHILE STILL KEEPING THINGS INTERESTING. I listen to Fear Factory a whole lot, even though Wintermute nearly ruined my opinion of it (as well as Bramble Blast, UGH!).
  6. Awesome take on the original. I always loved Rob Hubbard's stuff, and as much as I love Dodo's rendition of Sanxion, I wish someone would make a cover of Sanxion of this caliber. I personally love the lead, the lead and bassline are very reminiscent of the old C64 SID chip with the very whiny (or the bassline's warbly) sound, while still sounding modern through updated sound. I would have to say this is probably one of my top 10 favorite OC remixes. A song like this inspired me to seek out Rob Hubbard's other music, it was that good. I thought the backbeat was interesting but a bit repetetive, but the backbeat only. I really can't see how people claim this song is repetitive, it plays through the entire song exactly ONCE (the original song) which ends at 2:19. The original section at 2:45 is probably one of the best solos I've ever heard in a remix. When I first heard it in this remix, I was like "Man this second part is awesome!" and when I came back to the original, my secondary reaction was "Dear god! A minute and a half of straight original material! This is even MORE awesome!" Surely the bassline and backbeat get a bit repetetive if you focus on them, but I've always been a melody man myself... and you cover a song from the C64 (by one of the most well known C64 composers of all time) which is already all about the melody, then you've got me. I really hope sometime in the future I hear more from Gustav Taxen, amazing stuff. Sanxion is still dying for a proper remix by the way.
  7. This isn't a request... but I found this really cool VST. It's free too. http://preromanbritain.com/ymvst/ It emulates Atari sounds fairly closely, I found it somehow when looking for C64 stuff and really love this thing.
  8. Yes, but it still has an (fluctuating?) wave. It doesn't keep a steady tone. It has that sound like it's resonating, and that's not quite the C64 sound I'm trying to capture. On another note, some of the other presets in QuadraSID are pretty good, but I think it's kind of odd to be shelling out 60 bucks for a 20 year old hardware emulator.
  9. Yea, I was testing out the QuadraSID demo, but I couldn't figure out how to get the Sanxion lead to sound right, heh. There's the progressive lead (preset), but it has this annoying trill if you aren't playing the notes legato, which gets really annoying.
  10. Nah that's not the issue. I've used VSTs before (though not extensively). It ends up giving me an error message and leaves me with a "fruity wrapper" on the step sequencer window. As long as I'm here, could someone recommend a good C64 sound simulator/emulator? I tried Quantum64, but it doesn't quite sound right.
  11. For some reason, none of the VSTs work for me that were mentioned in this thread. I stuck them in my VST folder of FruityLoops, but they all seemed to fail to load.
  12. Weak. Plain weak. Normally, I wouldn't mind such a remix... but this is coming from Disco Dan, the guy who created the awesome BlueLightning and Braving Tal Tal Heights. Sure, it's an old piece... but given how hypercritical Disco Dan is of some of the remixes that are submitted to OCR, this is very disappointing. VicksCornatto's What Hath Thou Done With This > Magnet Man Goes West. And to think if that were submitted now, it wouldn't be accepted because of its samples. While I'm on the subject... shouldn't we be a little bit more critical of a remix's substance rather than sound quality?
  13. So you're saying you prefer when a track (or two in Bottled Metro's case) is copied almost verbatim? Then what's the point of remixing it? If the original is good, I'll listen to it in its unadultered form, no point in wasting my time listening to a remix with merely higher quality instruments. As for this mix by SGX, excellent. I've never played ICO, but I love this track. It's one of those long songs that doesn't feel too long (like Wanderer Flayer by Bart Klepta or BrinstarBenLewis... good songs but a tad too long).