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Music Discussion & submission of remastered audio

#16 User is offline Canned Karma 

Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:31 PM

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I wasn't trying to get you to emulate them by any means. If people started doing that there'd be no need for more than one remaster per Zone and then call it a day. You're right on with the themes that both Blaze and ancara were going for, and they sound very good in their respective context. We'll have to agree to disagree on there being or not being more variation in their pieces than yours. I see their repetition spread out over two to three phrases vs. your single phrase.

The rest of your percussion is fine, it's just the use of the hi-hat that's been bothering me. Aside from that I'm more than ready to approve your submission.
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Since I'm pretty much cranking these things out, try this on for size.
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I've uploaded it to the database. You've got my approval on it, with final approval pending review by scuba.

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I just have a few little things I'd like to see improved:

The new varied hi-hat patterns are much better than before, but they sound very unrealistic and static because they're all the same (or at least very similar) velocity. Hi-hats played in the style you've used ought to sound very dynamic and expressive, with lots of little crescendos and decrescendos leading the listener forward.
Similarly, the lead needs to be more expressive as well - I feel like it's just playing notes at me. Definitely start with a wider range of note velocities, and if you can try modulating the volume manually (to add crescendos and decrescendos), and possibly varying the amount of tremolo on each note.

Mix-wise, it sounds excellent. If I may gripe, the snare reverb is a *little* too powerful, and is a bit distracting for me (though it sounds like you might have the reverb applied to the whole drum kit... if so, don't bother messing with it). Also, the output sounds a little hot - maybe dial the compression back by a couple db's so it doesn't sound quite so relentless.

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Yeah, the new hi-hat thing was thrown together pretty quickly (hell, I only started working on this at all the night I posted the first version) so I didn't go through and tweak the velocities, and the output is definitely hot - it clips quite a bit even before compression. Those are both things I plan on fixing before I consider it done.

Thanks for all the critiques, guys!~
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#21 User is offline Mesmonium 

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Greetings. I've prepared my Hill Top Zone rendition. Sorry it took so long.

HTZ Remaster
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz9407



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Wow, the Death Egg rendition in the opening post blew me away. It's like the horror some people felt when playing Death Egg for the first time, all over again. Captured the feel perfectly for me.

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QUOTE (Mesmonium @ Apr 6 2010, 03:17 PM)
Greetings. I've prepared my Hill Top Zone rendition. Sorry it took so long.

HTZ Remaster
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz9407


That's pretty good. It's an interesting take on it.

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QUOTE (Mesmonium @ Apr 6 2010, 09:17 AM)
Greetings. I've prepared my Hill Top Zone rendition. Sorry it took so long.

HTZ Remaster
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz9407


This is the start of something epic. Mind you, it's not up to snuff yet, but I can see this ultimately becoming final product material.

The harmonica is fantastic. The blowing winds and rock organ are a nice touch. The percussion and half of the brass instruments are good enough. But the brass used in the final part drags it down.
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QUOTE (Mesmonium @ Apr 6 2010, 04:17 PM)
Greetings. I've prepared my Hill Top Zone rendition. Sorry it took so long.

HTZ Remaster
http://www.sendspace.com/file/cz9407


I compared it to the original, and it's perfect besides the trumpets in the background(following the lead), they're quite out of the place. If they can't be replaced, at least tune down their volume a bit.

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This one is hard to critique. It sounds great, no two ways about it. Loving that cowbell. I have to agree with what was said about the trumpets though. And even that's a minor nitpick in the greater scheme of things.

#27 User is offline Mesmonium 

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QUOTE (steveswede @ Apr 6 2010, 03:27 PM)
That's pretty good. It's an interesting take on it.


Thanx a lot!

QUOTE (RedStripedShoes @ Apr 6 2010, 03:41 PM)
But the brass used in the final part drags it down.


Thanx for the critique and I totally agree with you. Right now, its trombone, tenor sax and organ playing that last part but its sounds kinda bland. I'm open to any ideas actually.

QUOTE (ccat @ Apr 6 2010, 03:42 PM)
I compared it to the original, and it's perfect besides the trumpets in the background(following the lead), they're quite out of the place. If they can't be replaced, at least tune down their volume a bit.


Out of place? Hmm ok I'll look into that smile.png Thanx for listening

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It sounds great, but the stereo sound is overdone and kind of distracting. No part should be ALL THE WAY to one side, as a general rule.

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QUOTE (Covarr @ Apr 6 2010, 06:58 PM)
It sounds great, but the stereo sound is overdone and kind of distracting. No part should be ALL THE WAY to one side, as a general rule.

Not to sound like a prick, but the Mega Drive did stereo all the way to the side, iirc. There was no inbetween.

Then again, we don't have to abide by limitations, so go nuts with stereo.
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I can only say.. Feel free to remaster more tracks Mesmonium.

This one goes actually #1 to my personal S2HD HTZ tracks! wink.png


P.s. Any chance for ARZ?

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