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The Vodoú Queen

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  1. Wow, I love this. :0 I never played Turrican before, but I have heard little bits and pieces about it. But the song itself sounds like the game would be pretty damned cool and fun to play! Dude kinda looks like RoboCop too. XD ♥ I'm guessing it's an action-platformer, so would be fun to try out someday.
  2. Haha, thanks guys, and also congrats to Video. ♡ I think I've picked what I want for the next source to use. I'm a bit torn between three songs, but I'll make sure they haven't been OC Remixed yet and have my pick sent to TVG no later than tomorrow afternoon / evening.
  3. I really look forward to voting now! Also, I'll try to work more on my bonus entry and hopefully have something to show for it before the voting period is up. I'd also like to take a stab at this song cause it's real groovy. ;0
  4. @Souperion It's actually a normal level song. From my memory, it's one of the first songs you get to hear cause it's from like, level 2 or 3 of the first world, where it's basically a tutorial world. I know it and 'Zip' are like some of the first level songs. I'm sorry to say guys, I was working on a bonus entry but I'm sitting this one out. I'd still like to finish what I started and I will probably post it here so people can listen and comment if they'd like, but I'd rather not rush it and do the song no justice. I got busy with other stuff and physically sick a few times over the last week or two, so my brain wasn't in creative mode it seems. I'm glad for the big turn out tho and that people liked the round selection. Makes me very, very happy. ♡
  5. Mine's in. I really like Kirby stuff. Didn't want to miss this opportunity. ♡ BTW it said there was like 9 hrs left to submit a song. I think the deadline was accidentally set to 10 or 11pm instead of 1pm today (unless 10pm was the intended due time). XD
  6. Congrats @anachromium. And GJ to everyone else.
  7. Also, just for clarification: The record crackling and sound of a needle dropping are done purposefully in my song (it's not it hitting vol ceilings or artifacting). Although I made the joke about band class, I wanted to give the song an 'authentic' feel to it, like old mono phonographs and record players. Was me kind of remembering the old days when my folks would play old jazz and blues from RCA and Atlantic record labels back in the day. I feel old now... xD >.<;
  8. I think I might parody it a bit... >_>; Gonna have fun with this. ♡
  9. Woot. Quite a few people in this time. See y'all after voting. o/ ♡
  10. @Wassup Thunder Hey! Nah, it's way less the factor of I "don't like the critiques". I am very grateful to get them!--I think my issue is, like you said, addressing them adequately to learn better technique and, thusly, grow in skill. It was simply I noticed that dissonance is a big flaw for the moment, and I'm just trying to sit here and think of ways to fix it (or be able to). I think the problem is there's a lot of sampling I have to work with, so yeah. Yes, BandLab / Cakewalk does have it where if you right-click on a sample, you can change the pitch, (sharpen or flatten)--unsure about actual key. I'll have to further look into it. :S Might just have to look up basic tutorials on DAW and key changes, see where that takes me. Might be a simple matter like with EQ Bands, and messing with it enough times to be able to "listen out" for dissonance in harmony and adjust for it. BUT, if people have general ways to deal with it properly, just say. ^^ Always good to take on pointers. xD TBH, the song I queried to the judges is like the 2nd one I've ever composed--so it had very little in the way EQing or general balancing passes, if at all--so I am not overly surprised at the result. Honestly, I was taken aback happily at the fact someone gave me an in-depth reply with some coaching / encouragement with it. Way different than the form rejections I used to get when I submitted a work of fiction writing to a magazine or such, so it was a nice, refreshing, different take. I'm glad that it's not super often, the dissonance issue, but it cropped up often enough to ask and see if I can make it better. And well, you're absolutely right, and TBF I'd rather have a polite but informative rejection rather than a form letter just saying "better luck next time, kid." xD But thanks for the words of encouragement. ♥
  11. I also feel real stupid asking, as most people probably grasped this off the bat, considering key sig and tone is music 101...
  12. Ah I see. Sorry it took me awhile to reply. I do have a question though for everyone, but unsure if anything can be done about it. I see an overwhelming amount of commentary on my work so far be concerned or bring up the problematic aspect of key sig issues, abrupt changes and dissonance in my songs. I'm not sure how to rectify it. I can't really "ear" it, it seems. And, after getting back a first-time rejection letter from OCR yesterday (didn't make it past the first peer review), same thing applies--and I don't know how to fix that, whether it's discrepancies between MIDI and samples or two different MIDI...and I feel it's killing my chances at making even decent songs. I also get the occasional "song has no space" from certain individuals, but I'm trying to work that out by simply pulling out overcrowded areas (I tried that in Tekno-Saviour) and play it with dB and vol to put instruments in back, mid, or foreground. But yeah... Any tips? I'm unsure how to fix this / these problems, genuinely.
  13. @TheVideoGamer I'll keep that DAW you mention, LMMS, in mind. TBH starting next month or something I might try the move to using more legitimate DAW to work with. Just wish I had a MIDI keyboard and pads to work with lol. Feel off with a typing keyboard and mouse.
  14. Thanks everyone for the support and critiques--will do my best to try and be more intricate with harps / pizzicatos / arpeggio runs and be more aware of tempo / key signature shifts. It's really hard for me, at least, to temper that latter aspect, especially when working with 2-3 separate sources PLUS the loops in BandLab Online. Guess my ears for certain tones and keys just needs more practice. ^^; Also gonna send my pick to @Bundeslang in like the next few minutes. Hope people enjoy it. :3 @anachromium You're certainly welcome. ♥ Your criticism (nor anyone else's) was too harsh or anything. I think, if anything, it's just a tad overwhelming for me cause I'm fairly new-ish to this gig, so trying to keep everything in mind and get better with each song made is crazy to say the least. But thank you too, for your kindness. I think I am OK with composition crafting, at least, but I understand your delimma. I never really ask about or seek out collabs for similar reasons--because I don't wanna drag others down with my limited knowledge on music crafting / theory or use of a kind of so-so DAW (not anything more legit like Cubase or FL, GarageBand, Ableton Live, etc.) And because I don't know how well it'd mesh taking someone's work on MIDI or WAV or MP3 and slapping it onto BandLab to mess with it further, I don't ask. However, I will keep your offer certainly in mind. And maybe when we're both a little more comfortable in our spheres of music crafting, we can do something way more defined, complex, and cool. @TheVideoGamer I replied to your query above BTW, hun.
  15. @TheVideoGamer Bandlab Online -- sadly I don't have the money to get FL Studio and the like. I do have Cakewalk downloaded, but standard DAWs for me, ATM, is very intimidating to look at. BLO kind of has a bit of the training wheels look with simplified DAW, but the sacrifice is no good instrument VSTs and you're using their loops and stuff unless you find you own .wavs online. It's all royalty free so no laws broken, but my hands are tied to limited things using it, I know. Also yeah I think I saved my song for the highest, best MP3 it could do. I thought it was less than 20 mb, but I'll have to re-check. Why do you ask?
  16. Full-Length Song: Rave Racer + Lufia 2 - "Tekno-Saviour ~ The One Who Will Fight to the Last Duel"
  17. UPDATE: So, apparently, Compoverse does not agree with the length of my song. I tested this out by uploading a different song, that's about 4-5 mins long, and it worked just fine. So anything over ~8 mins and Compoverse says no to it. So what I am going to do is upload a shorter version of the song, but follow it with the longer SoundCloud version, which I'll re-post up here.
  18. Right, sooooo ... it's still buggy AF. I'll opt to do it the alternative way for now. I've uploaded the song as an MP3 file and the blurb for it, etc, to my SoundCloud--also with the ability to download the file. I'll continue to try to upload it to Compoverse because maybe it's just having a go for the moment. Otherwise unsure how to fix it, but this is all I can do for now. ♥
  19. Thank you so much! ♥♥♥ Hopefully it'll work this time--if it freaks out again I'll let you know.
  20. And then it booted me from it entirely. LOL. Is there any way to re-open it or turn it in at this stage? I tried for the past 10 mins prior to it being due, and like I said, it kept giving me a weird error screen no matter what I did to try and force it to work.
  21. I am trying to turn mine in but it keeps giving me this screen: IDK what to do... It's past the allotted time now. :/
  22. Congrats Soup! And a huge well and good job to everyone else! :3 ♡
  23. I got my vote in. But I'll reiterate what I've said 1000 times over in my critique. None of it is meant to be mean or dissy. I loved all your work, as I usually do. Just this time I had to be a little more nick-picky and arsey, I guess for lack of a better term, because of that. It's all good and so different from the source, and as usual, I like it and respect the hustle. Hope whatever I said in my critiques is helpful tho. All I wanna do is at the very least be helpful. >_<;
  24. Once I am done with this composition for the VGM challenge going on on Newgrounds, gonna have fun with this one. 1 song mixed with both and a bonus source from Lufia II. Probably is going to be 90% MIDI work (first time). ...And only 16 tracks I can work with. Let's see if the uber excitement, over confidence (and pain) pays off, shall we? XD @Wassup Thunder I'm sure whichever you picked, song'll be fantastic.
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