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    I maek boomtiss
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    Michael Molina
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  1. wow, I know this song by heart but I couldn't recognize it at all in your mix at first. After I checked what the source was, it's pretty clear the source is there in the first half. It's transformed but it's very clearly the original melody there so no source usage issues for me. The performance here is pretty lovely, and I have no issues with the production, so this is a short vote from me but I highly recommend this one if anyone wants to hear a very different adaptation of this theme, it will catch you off-guard at first but believe me, it's very clever in how it uses the theme. A lot of interesting movement here with the melodies too. Overall, pretty clever piece. YES
  2. Hey, I think I've heard this OST before. I think you have some very neat ideas here with the transformations, structure changes and adaptation. 0:40 and 3:10 are interesting ways in which you transformed the original melodies, as an example. I think you're good on the arrangement front here, but you also need to cut down on repetition. More on that later. There are a few aspects holding back this one for me: the mix balance can be off at times, when you have an instrument panned to one side but nothing on the other side, it makes things feel lopsided. There's also the original melody used maybe one too many times. I would shorten this track to around 3 minutes to make it short and sweet and cut down on needless repetition. The mix can get very crowded and over compressed in sections like 1:47 and 3:10. Relax your master compression and let me mix breathe, it will be for the better. I would love to hear a refined version of this one, so hit us up again. NO (Resubmit)
  3. Hey, thanks for the invite, but I don't think I can get into another project at the moment. I do think the idea for a JSR album is solid though, lots of fans and the music is already great. Good luck!.
  4. This is not bad, but it has some pretty evident issues, mainly in the mix and performances. The production feels pretty lopsided here, some sections feel like they lead is getting buried and nothing is taking precedence, except for the drums which are very upfront. There is some very heavy and obvious ducking on the guitar parts and the mix as a whole around 1:32, and in the second guitar section the balance seems off regarding the lead guitar vs everything else. The mix feels very bottom-mid heavy, which causes the rhythm guitars to get lost most of the time. Due to the subdued mix the climaxes don't hit very hard and fizzle out. Regarding the performances, it doesn't feel like there's a lot of detailing done in the sequencing of the orchestral instruments, they feel pretty robotic overall. That's not necessarily a dealbreaker in an arrangement where the orchestral elements are used as a backdrop for the guitars and the rock arrangement, but in this one they're pretty upfront and exposed a lot of the time due to the inadequate mix, and as such the failings are made evident. I feel like if this was mixed well I could consider giving the instrumentation a pass, but I think some work in that front would be appreciated either way. NO (resubmit)
  5. This arrangement feels kinda messy. Like the structure doesn't get the listener anywhere, it just feels too consistent throughout. The drums are just kinda there doing their thing and don't communicate well with the rest of the parts. Some sections feel like too much is going on and that the instruments are just doing their own thing (~1:20). Not sure about the accordion cutting out so suddenly at 1:35. I think this needs some changes arrangement-wise, to bring everything together cohesively, it doesn't sound literally random but it does lack direction. The production also could use a second pass to separate everything better frequency-wise. The performances were alright, it just needs more refinement. NO (resubmit)
  6. The arrangement is good enough but the mix is not. Feels very pedestrian in its execution, some tracks sound dry, and even though the song is very loud, the soundscape ends up feeling very thin and lacking warmth. It feels very raw for some reason. Also a lot of of ducking due to compression, noticeably in the synth solo. The drums have too much presence IMO. I think this needs a second production pass, relaxing the mastering and bringing some warmth to it while bringing the different instruments/tracks together cohesively. NO (resubmit)
  7. Wow, what a fresh take on this classic tune. Never thought I'd hear it performed and transformed this way, so you're already getting tons of points for originality here. The performances are great, albeit a bit loose at some spots, like when the guitar is contrasted against the banjo, it can seem a bit out of time. I like the inclusion of the electric guitar for the small flourishes. Some sections in this feel pretty intimate, such as the solo/expansion around 3:20. Overall excellent arrangement and quality performances. The production seems clean and without glaring issues. It feels like it has a lot of open space which fits the mood. The vocal chorus sections are probably my biggest issue with the production as they seem a bit too exposed for my taste and some sections (i.e. starting at 3:20) drag their usage for too long and feel too static. I don't think this drags the piece down too much though. The added sfx work well with this piece as well, together with the ambient pads. I really enjoyed this. Super original and with a great delivery, one of Reuben's best for sure in all aspects. YES
  8. I didn't listen to the old version, but this sounds good to me. Production is fairly clean if a bit muddy at places. 1:45 for example, the guitar lead get obscured by the background and all the other elements, and in general I think the low-mids could be cleaner and have more separation but overall, pretty good. The arrangement is solid and the performances are some of the best I've heard from Ryan so far. Lots of energy and it didn't get bored at any point, with well-placed breaks. Minor issue I would've liked changed is that the song starts way too soon after the Capcom logo jingle, kinda messes up what I think the idea for the intro was, that this song is what plays as an intro to the actual game. Anyways, minor complain there. Solid stuff. YES
  9. I have to disagree with some of the production critiques here. The soundscape is thin but that's absolutely fine for Trap. Some Trap tracks are very minimal, and not having layered synths and a big soundscape that fills the entire frequency spectrum is absolutely fine for the genre. I do think the synths instruments lack punch, which is an entirely different thing. You can make a trap track with just your 808 drums, a sine bass and a lead, but everything needs to be punchy to have some impact, and I think the synths here are too weak to carry the arrangement. Also, the "hey" samples were kinda out of place in this arrangement, I would try something else. I also think the arrangement is fine, sufficiently interpretative and the adaptation is interesting. But I don't think it's ready for the front page without working more on the mix to make your synths stand out, as they're kinda weak and vanilla sounding. The amount of instruments and synth lines used is fine, just make them richer and punchier. NO
  10. Simple but beautiful. The original is well represented here and expanded properly. While the original song had an adventurous vibe to it, this remix is more on the exotic/sublime side due to the instruments and adaptation. I think it's very impressive that you managed to pull this off with a minimal set of instruments yet everything sounds pretty well detailed and humanized. The main melody is repeated quite a bit, but most of the work of the interpretation is carried by the harmonies, background elements and structure. My only complain is that, again, this song has a ton of unused headroom and I had to turn my volume up. It's less noticeable in this song because there's a reduced dynamic range compared to other remixes from Rebecca but it's still an issue. Nothing like a dealbreaker tho, just something I'd like to see addressed in the future. YES
  11. Pretty much my thoughts here. The strings were a sticking point for me here, the attack and decay curves didn't sound too natural, very obvious. I think both the strings and choir can work if used with less presence but they come to the forefront a lot in this piece and makes the humanization issues too obvious. I don't have a gripe with the rest of the arrangement, it's pretty sweet and to the point. Also I won't go onto another rant about how this track is mastered too low and there's a lot of wasted headroom and how this is a recurring issue... oh wait I just started again. Yeah, we don't want it to be limited to the max EDM banger style but, a little bump is all we ask so there's not a huge difference between Rebecca's tracks and the rest of the mixes on the site. NO
  12. Simple and straightforward but it has charm. I think this is a clear cut case of not enough interpretation from the artist to really make this remix his own. If this was an adaptation to a different genre/vibe, I think I could overlook the lack of development a bit more but this retains sorta the same style. Again, pretty charming but I think you can make this track more of your own expression than what we have here. Also nothing against the artist or this remix, but ProJared is scum (also, his voice in this is kinda distorted/loud, could be toned down a bit). NO
  13. As for my vote, I like this one. It's sorta synthwave-influenced, and keeps things conservative for the most part. The sound design is alright, albeit feeling like an upgrade over the original instruments instead of a completely new adaptation. I think this track shining point is the merging of the two themes seamlessly and in a non-medley way, really really well done in that front. Overall solid track which managed to fuse these two extremely popular songs into a coherent and enjoyable arrangement. YES
  14. I've updated the thread with a new link. The artist contacted me with the following: @Liontamer and @Gario feel free to do a quick check to see if the last version has the fixes and it's not messed up.
  15. Wow, what a ride!. This starts pretty atmospheric and chill, but evolves into some pretty hard-hitting progressive metal over time. I could nitpick this track here and there but I think the only valid concern for me is the repetition. The original isn't that long, and this remix extends for almost 10 minutes, so repetition is bound to happen but I think enough was done on the arrangement's side to keep this from feeling on autopilot. It's almost 10 minutes but it really didn't feel like that, you took a lot of care in the slow buildup, building the motifs block by block until the (extended) climax at around 4:03. Great performances and clean production complete the package. YES