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OCR03240 - Guild Wars 2 "The End of Madness"

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Man, if that compression in the master was the only beef with it, I could've fixed it. I've gotten a lot better with it, and it's a really quick fix. As Bill Clinton once wisely said, "It'd take like a minute".

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:lol: I've heard more overcompressed than this. Yes, the drums are pushed down, but I can tell that they're there, and I would say that this doesn't detract from my overall enjoyment of how this was intended to be. (If everything under the limiter was maybe 1~2 dB louder though, that would probably tip it over.) I agree with Emu that the synth stuff here pales in comparison to your mad guitar skills; the pads at 2:12 - 2:33 could have had an exponential volume envelope to pull the listener in as a reverse cymbal would. Otherwise, this is classic DusK jamming away and leaving us in the dust.

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Great hard rock battle theme. I especially appreciate how the synthesized sounds didn’t try to do too much all at once. The focus was mainly on the guitars, as it should be. It almost felt like something straight out of the Black Mages catalog.

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There's nothing I can really fault about this! The guitars are rich and biting, the drums are perfectly programmed and sound excellent and the synth doesn't get in the way of the main guitar melodies and simply helps to add to the rich tapestry of awesome. Excellent work as always, DusK!

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Now this is some proper fight music, with high energy, breakneck percussion, and electric guitars hitting hard while providing the melody in the lead. I kinda like how the synth sorta sounds like it's backing the guitars up, adding layers to the whole ReMix. Sounds like a technique I'd expect from an older RPG battle theme, so it worked for me even if they didn't change throughout the mix. I will say that I can understand where some are coming from on the over-compression critique, but it kinda came off more retro sounding than bad to me, so I'm not really bugged by it at all. I think DusK did a great job with this battle ReMix.

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