Good, but let down by the sound
It's well put together, all the instruments work together, and it sort of sounds like some Jazz musicians just having a jam.
My main complaint was something that stuck out to me right away, the sound of the drums. The programming seems to be good for the most part, but the drums sounds so digitized and fake they just knocked me right out of the song. Especially the snare sound, which just doesn't sound the same as a natural ghost note.
I did really like the way you transitioned from the alst part to the first with the gradual slowdown, I thought it worked quite well and did the job of bringing you back to the start.
I also think that since you move through three clearly defined parts it keeps it interesting and doesn't drag anywhere, each part lasts just the right amount of time.
In summary, really good, just let down by the digital sound.
I do agree with you on the drums sound. I find it hard with a computer to make all the variations an instrument can do, especially for "traditional" music, even if it's possible.
It has to be clearly heard among the other instruments and also sound natural,
I think it's the most difficult part.
Still got work to do !
Thanks for the review !
A helpful review eh
Well then, here it goes.
The synths are very generic sounding, they're the kind that immediately make me turn my attention away from them when I hear them. Definitely modify them to be more stand out.
It's very bare, you have a few synths going on and some incredibly basic drums, there really is nothing about it that tries to grab my attention at all. having a basic drum beat isn't a problem if you have something good to go over it, but that isn't the case here.
After the break in the middle you just go straight back to the start with the new synth over it, it's very uninspired and stale, you should have at least added something more to the original section before moving straight back into it.
And of course, it's incredibly short, even if there weren't so many problems with it it still wouldn't have any time to go anywhere, so it would be leave the listener with a lackluster feeling anyway.
Keep trying man, you can only get better.
Everything in this piece works together beautifully to give a fantastic listening experience, each instrument intertwining with each other to give a full and fleshed out sound.
For the purpose of the game it was featured in, it has no faults. Unfortunately, I also feel this is it's only shortcoming. As it was intended to be looped throughout the game, there is no climax, no grand ending for this marvellous piece, which I feel is a shame, as it feels like a continuous build of suspense for no payoff.
Decent for what it is
I could see it being used as background music in a game like Phoenix Wright or something similar, and if that was what you were going for you pretty much nailed it.
I don't really like the sound of the chiptune instruments over the classical sounding background though, just doesn't quite gel to my ear.
It hasn't become too irritating after several loops either so overall good job.
It reminds me of a more brutal Bishop of Hexen, although like you said your mastering isn't perfect, which is why it gets a 9 rather than a 10. Unfortunately the only way to improve that is with practice, so keep making more!
Yeah man, gotta keep on keeping on. Never imagined mixing and mastering to be so difficult.
Sounds exactly like the music in Super Street Fighter 4.
The only criticism I have is that in a few places in sounds out of time. One of the places is around 1 minute in when the drums start blasting. I'm not sure if it's actually out of time or it's just the way it written, but it sound rather odd. Apart from that good song.
yea its just the way it was written, it flows nice in band practice though
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