!Nekko!

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  1. Update! Just a few minor fixes and improved the intro a little bit more. http://tjnekko.com/TJ%20Nekko%20Running%20through%20the%20Starfield%20%28LifeForce%29%2020130228.mp3
  2. Yeah, I agree with you there. I think I get so caught up fleshing the rest of the song out that I tend to forget things like that. I think I might understand what you mean now. I was thinking you wanted a smaller climax before the LP breakdown, but do you mean just build it up even more? I'll need to listen to some tracks to see if I can get some ideas. I've always struggled with putting together smooth buildups and good climaxes, which is probably why I cut corners there. Edit: Here is a version that expands the intro a little bit and I added some variety to the drums. It's definitely a rough cut for now. http://tjnekko.com/TJ%20Nekko%20Running%20through%20the%20Starfield%20%28LifeForce%29%2020130227.mp3
  3. Nutritious, thank you for the feedback! I tried out some of the things you suggested and I do like how it resulted. You may need to clarify based on the changes I've made whether they represent what you meant. Here is the latest version: http://tjnekko.com/TJ%20Nekko%20Running%20through%20the%20Starfield%20%28LifeForce%29%2020130225.mp3 I used a punchier sample for the intro-beat, but having anything more than this before the LP filter doesn't feel natural for me for some reason. Cleaning up the verb on main synth did help, but I kept the delay for now because I want to maintain some "space"iness. I also removed one of the layers that may have been making it muddy. I'm not sure if what I have for the new subbass is too quiet or too loud. I can still hear the rest of the instruments, which is why I liked where I stopped. Feedback/examples here appreciated. I do think I have a lot more work to do fleshing out the song and adding some sample embellishments around. As always, I appreciate having another set of ears/speakers/headphones giving me feedback! Edit: Just realized how heavy that frequency range is. I'm toning down that freq on the drums and a few other instruments and will post changes.
  4. Final Version - Made several significant changes. Better build up at the beginning, chord change and varied melody on final refrain, and several mixing/EQing tweaks. http://tjnekko.com/TJ Nekko Running through the Starfield (LifeForce) 20130224.mp3 This is probably my final version before submitting, so any feedback is super appreciated! Edit: Remastered a little bit. Should be less high heavy now.
  5. Updated version. Slight changes to the intro, plus several other places. Also a new finish. http://tjnekko.com/TJ Nekko Running through the Starfield (LifeForce) 20130219.mp3 Thanks ahead of time!
  6. Reminds me of: I appreciate the style because I think it really lends itself to the original. I think given the style, the snare works out front, but I agree that it needs to be toned down a little bit. Adding the bass will really add to the song, too. As a DnB and Hospital Record fan, I reallllly look forward to how this turns out and what direction you'll take.
  7. This is fantastic. Subscribed. Keep up the solid work.
  8. Here is a remix of the song from the second stage of Life Force on the NES, "Starfield". http://tjnekko.com/TJ Nekko - Running through the Starfield (Life Force).mp3 I'm at a fairly complete state, but I feel like there are a few spots that can be improved and I'm hoping I could get some second opinions before submitting. Made using FL Studio 10 and Reason 5. Source: LifeForce - Level 2 Theme (Starfield) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0mv4YfP4uqM#t=49s Thanks!
  9. My Hip Hop remix of Brenda Lee's Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. Made while cooped up during the freak snowstorm that hit the Midwest last week. https://soundcloud.com/tjnekko/brenda-lee-rockin-around-the Any general advice on mixing or mastering appreciated, but I more put it out there for your entertainment. Hope everyone has a Happy Holidays!
  10. Latest version. Check it out. http://soundcloud.com/tjnekko/musefist-and-tj-nekko-feed-all
  11. Thanks for the feedback everybody. Here are some of the changes I made based on your suggestions. Updated the composition to feature the original melody more prominently. Toned down the Captain Falcon samples. Changed the drums up to be a little stronger. Added variety to the bassline. Added a scratching solo. (I'm no turntablist, so let me know whether or not it's worth it to keep this) Lots of general mixing and mastering changes. http://tjnekko.com/TJ Nekko - Straight Outta Mute City 016 - Rough Final.mp3 Any feedback on the above changes much appreciated as well as anything that sticks out. Thanks!
  12. Thanks for the feedback. The song actually didn't start as a vg remix, which would explain why isn't as close to the Mute City theme, but it seemed to click that the melodies were similar. A-RoN, have you ever played with the FL Scratcher in FL Studio? It seems like that might work similarly to the Flare app you mentioned. I'll see what I can do about adding some variety to the bassline. The genre I was trying to emulate has really repetitive baselines, but I think there are parts of the song where I could spice it up.
  13. Updated yet again! http://tjnekko.com/TJ%20Nekko%20-%20Straight%20Outta%20Mute%20City%20-%20Final%20006.mp3 Made it a bit more gangsta. Tried including more of the original song's melody.
  14. I hear ya. Here's an updated version. Added a little bit more of a conclusion, added a verse in the beginning to spice it up a little bit, and added some shaker sounds during the bridge. Same link as before!
  15. Thanks for the feedback! That's my main concern, really. I'm going to flag this for Mod Review to see what they think.