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#46 User is offline Synergy 

Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:27 AM

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I ran into some great-sounding pieces from a guy's YouTube channel, here's his website: http://dummyworld.net/music/ (scroll down a bit for Sonic 2 pieces). I love Aquatic Ruin and Casino Night, though I realise they're obviously not in the style the project wants them: however, check out the Final Boss theme, which is great! smile.png
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#47 User is offline Canned Karma 

Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:52 AM

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His ideas are great, certainly. That said, even his take on the Final Boss theme is outshined by the approved pieces we already have for it.

Mesmonium, looking forward to your next improvement!

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Wow, Mesmonium, I love your stuff (more positive feedback). They're like remixes without being a remixes, just very smart remasters, keep it up. v.png

Might I enquire as to what library you're using for the drums in OOZ and HTZ? That's some really contemporary stuff right there that I've always struggled to find good samples of.
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#49 User is offline ancara 

Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

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Gentlemen, I present you(after god knows how much work and effort) my final version of the remastering of Aquatic Ruins Zone!

It took me WAY too long to find a decent enough percussion soundfont (I use Synthfont mainly) that would fit the thing just right. If this doesn't end up giving the impression of a "south american jungle" vibe, I dunno what will. :V

Hopefully ya like what I did for the tune, and tell me what ya think of it, ok? :3

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You've definitely got the right idea, but the background tune sounds way too quiet, and almost tuneless. I don't know exactly what that instrument in the background is supposed to be (some sort of xylophone?), but perhaps it should be replaced with something that can hold a longer note.

Otherwise, everything else sounds great. smile.png

#51 User is offline Hamneggs 

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Xylophone-ish thing at :22 = good touch.
And yes, as Blue said, the harmony is virtually non-existent. I would use a combination of a louder (steel drums?) and maybe a lower-range Peruvian flute. That would be fantastic. And would finalize it I would think. Please don't consider this your final edition, like you said the majority of the time was spent finding the percussion samples. Just a simple edit of a track would be all you need to do, right?

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I'll be back from vacation in a couple days, have to give it a listen once I'm back in front of my home machine.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:44 PM

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QUOTE (ancara @ May 14 2010, 09:52 PM)
Gentlemen, I present you(after god knows how much work and effort) my final version of the remastering of Aquatic Ruins Zone!

It took me WAY too long to find a decent enough percussion soundfont (I use Synthfont mainly) that would fit the thing just right. If this doesn't end up giving the impression of a "south american jungle" vibe, I dunno what will. :V

Hopefully ya like what I did for the tune, and tell me what ya think of it, ok? :3


Sounds good, but needs a bit more oomph to make it stand out. The strings in the first part need to be louder, and you need to put in a clapping effect.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:11 PM

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Alright then:

Whatever is making that clicking and clacking in the background annoys me greatly. Most of your instruments sound quite good, the flute in particular, but that one is really distracting. What Hamneggs said about this not being a final version applies in full. There's clearly more room for improvement here. When I listen to the second version you put up some time ago, it sounds better to me in just about every area but the claps. I think you may have gone too far in adding things to focus on that jungle sound.

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Haven't had many opportunities to mess around with this project lately, but with school out I've got a bit more free time. So I started working on this, a Mystic Cave Zone remaster (based off a midi by Teck). I'm shooting for a jazz-meets-trance vibe. It's still very V1, though. Any thoughts?

(bonus: slightly updated version of my HPZ mix, it's just v3 with more variance in the velocities on the hi-hat)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

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QUOTE (Guess Who @ May 27 2010, 04:23 PM)
Haven't had many opportunities to mess around with this project lately, but with school out I've got a bit more free time. So I started working on this, a Mystic Cave Zone remaster (based off a midi by Teck). I'm shooting for a jazz-meets-trance vibe. It's still very V1, though. Any thoughts?


GAH! TOO MUCH DRUMMING!

Also, the tempo is a bit too slow.

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The tempo's not too off, I think. A little bit slower, but fairly close.

As far as the drumming goes, in v2 I'm ditching the hi-hat in favor of ride cymbal for a jazzier sound and scaling back crash cymbal usage.

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QUOTE (Guess Who @ May 27 2010, 10:23 PM)
Haven't had many opportunities to mess around with this project lately, but with school out I've got a bit more free time. So I started working on this, a Mystic Cave Zone remaster (based off a midi by Teck). I'm shooting for a jazz-meets-trance vibe. It's still very V1, though. Any thoughts?

(bonus: slightly updated version of my HPZ mix, it's just v3 with more variance in the velocities on the hi-hat)


HPZ sound awesome. Love it all apart from the lead sound. I would have used a much better Flute that sounded more euphoric and aloof. Or maybe even an Oboe. The lead you have now doesn't sound bad. Just sounds weak and not fitting to the rest of the amazing track.

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QUOTE (steveswede @ May 28 2010, 05:30 AM)
HPZ sound awesome. Love it all apart from the lead sound. I would have used a much better Flute that sounded more euphoric and aloof. Or maybe even an Oboe. The lead you have now doesn't sound bad. Just sounds weak and not fitting to the rest of the amazing track.


How about if I pitch the flute up an octave, like so?

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QUOTE (Guess Who @ May 31 2010, 12:29 AM)
QUOTE (steveswede @ May 28 2010, 05:30 AM)
HPZ sound awesome. Love it all apart from the lead sound. I would have used a much better Flute that sounded more euphoric and aloof. Or maybe even an Oboe. The lead you have now doesn't sound bad. Just sounds weak and not fitting to the rest of the amazing track.


How about if I pitch the flute up an octave, like so?


That's made a difference. Though I think that the leads overall sound is a bit dominating. Could do with lowering the volume and some EQing. Also some gaps between each midi note. Let the piper breathe. Also it would be better if you use different instruments for the main lead. Like the first section is the flute, next section strings. Moving between these two would give the track a sense of real progress. The drums is the other thing. I was listening to it over and over again and they start to become a bit relentless. At the moment, because it has no breakdown and the rapid pattern you have done, gets tedious very quickly. Maybe it would be a nice idea to add some creative flare if you could do it building up the drums to it and then bring the build down.

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