Report Castlevania "Clockwork" instrumental in Post Your Game ReMixes! Posted November 23, 2008 Well I do really enjoy your original compositions a lot. They have a really beautiful flair and never sound forced. I do think that your cover of Clockwork needs a lot of work. As it stands the song is much to close to the source material. There are some parts of the song that sounds muddled from 00:14 to 00:50 the whole passage sounds very rushed and the original notes are placed very awkward. This also stands true for the parts that repeat this part. The emptiness referred to earlier is the fact that you have a maximum of 3 instruments that play at any single time and there are some parts where one instrument stands alone and it makes the song sound very bare bones. Heres what I think you should do. -Diversify your arrangement It sounds to close to the original to qualify for the OCR remix standard. -Use some different instruments Everyone and their mother has a Clockwork remix and many of them have harpsichords and piano. What makes yours any different? -Work on your tempo Are you making a fast Clockwork track or a slow one. The tempo is rushed and jumbles up the song. -Listen to the source music more Break the song down and really hear what makes the song tick. Hear the spacing and pauses. They are especially important in this song. Keep working on it. I can tell by your other original songs that you have some awesome skills so just go for it. Be silly and experiment, work outside of the box. I hope I wasn't to harsh or anything. Happy Composing.