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Hi, I've been working on a remix of Ruthless from Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, planning to submit it to the judges, but I figured I should post it here for feedback too (I'm first-timer at OCR so I haven't really gotten into the swing of things). Feedback arrangement and mix-wise is great, and I'm pretty stumped when it comes to a title so suggestions would be appreciated!

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Well, it sounds pretty good, but it's difficult to evaluate it for the panel if there's no link to the source. From a (very) quick glance, though, it sounded pretty solid, so nice work. We can't really eval it without a source link, though, and since it's a weekend I'm too lazy to find it myself. ;)

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Just now, Gario said:

Well, it sounds pretty good, but it's difficult to evaluate it for the panel if there's no link to the source. From a (very) quick glance, though, it sounded pretty solid, so nice work. We can't really eval it without a source link, though, and since it's a weekend I'm too lazy to find it myself. ;)

Thanks! Here's a link to the source, forgot to provide one: 


I also incorporated the strings and chords (the saw synth at the end) from this one, which is kind of the same source, but technically a different one: 

 

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Alrighty, the two sources you have seem well represented in the track - as far as I can tell, you're covered on that front.

This is a very interesting track, overall - the sounds that it incorporates throughout keep it interesting, even with that relentless texture. The strings are a little bit dry in comparison with the other instruments at 1:35. The other instruments seem to have a little reverb to them, so it makes the strings stick out, in comparison. The instrument (is it a cello?) that comes in as a sort of lead at 1:56 has a swell for every attack, which makes it sound a bit unnatural. Normally I hammer on that more, but in this case it actually works alright - probably due to the mix of synths and non-live instruments with the more "live" instruments. The mix is good - the elements that are up front are up front, while the background elements are... er, in the background.

If I see this on the panel, these are likely the things I'll comment on, though I'd still pass it. Nice work.

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Why, thank you! I'll post an updated version with more polished strings (added a plate reverb most tracks had been using to basically every string instrument and beefed up the long notes in the lead viola with a very quiet staccato note at the beginning of each) and go ahead and submit it!

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