Suikoden 2 - Heart Soften (MnP78)
Aug 19, 2017 Dex
APZX - Nice stuff, especially towards the end. I disliked the snare and crash cymbal toward the beginning though.
Silverpool - WOW, this is a huge step up from what you've submitted before. Everything works well and fits well together. I would have liked to hear more of your own flair and variations from the source though. I know this is the MNP competition but you don't have to stick so rigidly to the source material. A little rhythmic or melodic variation can go a long way.
Kat - Very nice piano performance of the piece. I liked the little bit of crackling towards the beginning as it made me imagine I'm sitting by the fireplace listening to you play, but it got more annoying towards the end. I know, it's a random audio imperfection I should ignore, but I wanted to point out that I thought it had some positive effect on the track toward the beginning. Like Silverpool's submission I would have liked to hear more personal variations on the source.
Aug 20, 2017 Shido
APZX : good work on this version too, its really different from the base source. Very refreshing take on this. One downside I noted though, is the loop playing at about 1:00 and 1:40. It might be just me but it feels like it's out of rhythm, i'm not sure, it feels out of place.
Silverpool : You're getting there buddy, this is definetely an improvement from your previous work. It could use some more polish and a more accurate "goal" in what you would like to do and how you get there, but that comes from experience (I'm pretty green too though so don't rely on my remarks too much). Keep it up !
Overall I'm pretty happy with what you guys did. Thanks to all participants.
Aug 20, 2017 Kat
Silverpool: I liked some of the pad and synth choices you made, though I still felt a bit flat.
Aug 20, 2017 hoboka
APZX - This is pretty damn re-interpretive for an MnP take - "Peace in the Garden" feels more like it belongs in PRC, but that being said, this is indeed a very chill, crunchy remix - cool pads and atmosphere all around. Really love the vibrato effect the synth leads to make them feel more organic. Nice touch with the piano chords too.
Silverpool - This is okay, but stacked against APZX's and Kat's entries, "Lake of Reflection" is a hard sell - the lead synth is much too razor-sharp on the ears, for something that is supposed to be relaxed. I do like the "popcorn-y" arps and the synth harp though.