Super Mario 64 Koopa Theme (MnP05)
Dec 13, 2013 GrapplingHook
Koopa Kruisin has fascinating little chip flairs (love 'em!) and some pretty nifty drum loops.
So Funk-eh, unfortunately, seems fairly flat. The drums are spicy enough for what they need to do, but the rest of the sounds have very little energy to them. Since it's a MnP compo, I can't get too upset about arrangement, but I think a little more variation would've been good.
Dec 13, 2013 hoboka
Trism - Nice touch here Trism, alas not quite as robust as esperado's take, and needed a little more reinterpretation. If I was competing and decided to take your approach, then I'd probably add in other orchestral instruments into the mix - even if their sound quality isn't top notch (look at my FFX remix from round 3 and shudder haha). In all honesty, I'd have a tough time beating esperado if I was competing as well lol. So yeah, this is a nice remix over-all. Nice work.
GrapplingHook: Not bad, but also somewhat um...well like what I sounded like 3 years ago (rough around the edges :P). This source tune is actually tougher than it appears, since it's using jazz/funk and blues which can be tricky to sequence with when starting up. I give it a C+ for effort :D
Kitty: Well you participated, and that's what matters - the drums and other synths you used sounded very MIDI, in fact many of which felt like the same instruments as the MIDI artist who made it. Which DAW are you running on? I know quite a few people who can help you if it's FL Studio...as well as other DAW's. Just don't give up - much like riding a bicycle, you'll fall down and get scrapes and bruises, but you get back up and try again, so keep at 'em broseph :D
Dec 13, 2013 MindWanderer
kitty: Not terribly exciting, and the main lead has some odd LFO volume thing going on that's very distracting. Overall not bad, though.
Trism: Overkill on the tremolo in a big way. Cymbals at 0:33 etc sound horrible. I suspect that's part of the MIDI, since GrapplingHook did the same thing, but exorcise when needed! Lead violin is a little too fake for my tastes, and I like fake instruments.
GrapplingHook: Quiet! That's the only thing that distinguishes yours from Trism's, quality-wise. It was a tough call whether that or the excessive vibrato of Trism's bugged me more. Otherwise, same strengths, same weaknesses.
Dec 13, 2013 kitty
Orchestrations of a Dragon King: The strings sounded pretty good! But I think the rapid alternating bass drum and hi-hat should have been taken out to keep the sound more consistent.
Bowser's Gonna Rock You: The guitar sounds awesome, but the synth was a bit too shrill for me.
Dec 14, 2013 esperado
GrapplingHook: Definitely sounds like you had fun designing the bass. Your snare is also playing hide and seek. nice choice on the hat and ride samples.
kitty:First composition or just first competition? Either way, this isnt bad for a first shot at composition. Nice job with the panning, and the vibe is nice and mellow. Your sounds are a bit dry, and the drums are a bit on the stiff side. Again, not bad for a new guy though :)
Dec 15, 2013 Necrox