One Hour Compo - Round 648 (OHC648)
Wassup Thunder. Like this was epic. There's a build, there's a story, there's even a QUIET MIDDLE PART IN THE FIGHT and then it COMES BACK?!? you wrote a whole ending movie scene in an hour. Top pick for me
KonamiCommand. Really awesome sound selection and processing, everything's so clear and solid.
Koekepan. I really enjoyed the ambience, the subtle sound changes (especially when the release on the chimes start to really increase) against the backdrop of a tense arp sequence.
Koekepan: I rather enjoyed yours! I really liked the chill start to it, it was like B) ima chill bean.
DarkShadow: I always like yours you make really neat and fun stuff! I like how it began with a nice beat then progressed!
DJ_KonamiCommand: ARE YOU A ROCK STAR?!?!?!?! Yours was so neat I loved it so much. It was such a great first entry my first entry was bad. Yours was awesome!
JH Sounds- You made an entire song props to you!
TheVideoGamer- I liked how yours started very nice!
Atmospherium- I like how rumbly yours started out!
Thanks byeeeee! Have a awesome week ya'll!
@Souperion - I am more than just a 1 hit wonder ya know? lol
@Misael.K - Better than 10 minutes eh?
@Wassup Thunder - No Wassup it's just the Northern Lights haha. No distortion to be found here.
@Souperion - Doesn't hurt to have a beat every now and again....
@Wassup Thunder - Dude lol, are people still going on about my hardcore trolls?
@Animatrix - Interesting perspective....
@Misael.K - Thanks for the kind words shovel haha. Dad joke be warned....
@Souperion - I guess i've replaced your daily energy drink haha.
@Wassup Thunder - There you go, already said lol.
@Misael.K - Kind of an appropriate gif there...
@Ashka - Unfortunately not. Those day's are long gone, to when i can speed up again...
(Note to Misael.K, we are at the point where i go from a Major key to a Minor Key in my song. Again we start from the top to the bottom. I know it's hard, but i can't find an alternative, since i don't like clogging this up with loads of text...)
@Misael.K - Ooh mysterious huh?
@Garian - Or Minor 7ths. Do not forget the 7th's....
@Atmosphere - Just call it a MOOD....
@NickC - Let's be real, i like the whole thing...
@KonamiCommand - I feel like i'm on some levitating glass walkway with a large open space field on either side...
@Misael.K - He's dead jim!
@KonamiCommand - That feeling when it's closing time, and you leave work....
@Atmospherium - lol
@Wassup Thunder - One day I'll write a 50bpm track, just to showcase i'm not a fast mess haha....
@Misael.K - Not that kind of track i'm afraid. DnB coming soon though...
@JH Sounds - I might do a 20 minute remix. Would that be of interest?
@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!
TheVideoGamer - This theme is weirdly uplifting. I always have a soft spot for pretty fluorescent lights. I just like making that kind of music, which involves a lot of complex ambience. I started with a deep chord sequences, mostly out of individual chords, than say progressions, since i looped the chords for a lengthy period of time. I then topped it with 2 bass synths, with 1 of them being a sub. Later on comes an arp to enhance the chords. The big aspect is the drums. I got a new reverb, which was surprisingly free, to say it's from Valhalla. That felt like a generous gift from them, and definitely sounds as good as the high end ones. Anyways, i smothered that in roughly 80 percent of sounds here, including the beats. The second half is a long breakdown, with a keyswitch, and a drum pattern switch. It still retains some of the ideas from the first half. Proud of this one, because of the chords. Could have lost the amen sample though, a bit obtrusive, oh well glad you liked it!
cotmm68030 - Man your voice with the combination of the reverb is amazing! It makes for some seriously dark horror movie aesthetic. It would be nice to hear it in the context of other instruments, but still i loved it a lot, well done!
Lyra_183 - You are really making progress here! This is great!
DarkShadow - This is not what i'm used to lol. Are you a different DarkShadow or something? Like the weird time signatures are here, and the aggression is present, but it sounds....different. I actually think you should do more of this, but maybe refine it a bit. I really enjoyed it a lot though. Good job!
Koekepan - If i have to be brutally honest, this is background music to me (That's not a bad thing). When i pay attention to it, it ends up becoming more longer (And more of a chore) than it is. When i leave it in the background, it sounds amazing, even to where i might pick up things and go "ooo". Not to say it's bad though, i dig the resonant plucks here, interesting minimalism. Good job!
Suzumebachi - Intense guitar work here. I love the drums here, it works super well with the intense guitar. The way it develops here is very sick too. When the chords come in, oh boy did my reaction change, this is just amazing. Well done!
DJ_KonamiCommand - Man that vocal just fits the track super well. I'm in love with your style, it's like a cross between glitchy music, Lo-Fi Hip Hop vibes, and EDM. The combination of vocals and synths is just incredible. Nukage's got competition lol. Well done!
DrumJ8 - Nice retro chips here, all on that classic 707 kit. Very simple, and a bit basic for my liking, but i like what's there. Good job!
thesocialcontract - Digging that robot voice, creates this cool atmosphere in the track. Drums were great, it's a lovely flowing track. The choir is also really good too. If i have to be honest with critique, there is a severe lack of bass presence, which makes the melody and drums louder than it really is. Good job though!
Souperion - Daam for a Souperion track that pad is awesome. I'm not used to such vibrant electronic textures from a dude who primarily makes classical music. Contrast that with the flute, this sounds absolutely beautiful. Such a excellent atmosphere fitting to the theme. Incredible work!
NickC - Such a cold harp, perfectly feels appropriate. The strings that come in, also make it cold. It feels very accurate. The lo-fi aesthetic is a lovely touch too. The pad sounds are amazing, it works super well with the harp. I don't know about the distortion, it's a mixed bag for me, however it might grow on me. Rest was awesome though, well done!
animatrix1490 - Really liking the techno vibes here, has quite the groove. The sounds are a little too muddy for me, but taste is personal. Also i'm not sure what the drums are doing, a full beat could hit this home. Ending was abrupt also. On a positive note though, this sounds like a great start to something! Good job!
Wassup Thunder - Wow the textures in this one are also incredible. Again this is a side i don't often hear from you, and i would love it, if you did more electronica like this. The orchestral elements really added a lovely touch too, this is just perfectly produced! The only minor gripe would be, to increase the drum kit (Very quiet), however i feel i'm nit-picking here. Well done!
Ashka - Why is the harmony just so gorgeous....Every round you just completely death throne everyone. You are far too talented, even for the best of producers. I can't keep away from voting for you, you're just a god.....
DDRKirby(ISQ) - I have no clue how you can transition from one genre to another so effortlessly. Like you made a fire trap beat, and now DnB? The guitar really makes the experience for me, it brings it on another level entirely. The whole thing is excellently produced. SOO MUCH TALENT EXISTS IN OHC IT'S UNTRUE....
Arcana - Great chords here. Interesting blend of vocals here. The piano is also really great here. The only flaws i have, is the piano is a little at the front, even if it's a minor thing. Also some of notes sound wrong to me, but it could just be me. To be honest, these are more minor complaints, i think this is a lovely track. Well done!
Dex - Classic Orchestral rock from the one and only. This style is definitely your strong suit. The guitar melodies are just great, and the strings really create a balance. I also love how there are variations. It's not in your face throughout. Well done!
Atmospherium - That bass be growly thar. Industrial Techno vibes be a given, i really dig the vocal effects here. It's like a fast tremolo added, it's just so weirdly awesome. You know if the epic metal vocals didn't exist, i would honestly say the backing track is a little on the basic vibe. You know simple. However with the shouting metal vocals, it makes the experience a whole lot better, like a whole lot better. Well done!
Misael.K - I dig the groove here, it's part dancey, part funky and a whole load of chiptune like. The melodies are just awesome here, mixed in with the lovely bass. Well done!
InvisibleObserver - The strings man, really make this one epic composition. I love me some good film strings, when i hear it. The strings are the best part of the track. To be honest, i think the mixing is good here. Like i can hear the strings, in contrast to the loud beats (Where as some of your other tracks, the melodic ideas are almost non-existent because the drums are pushing it down). I don't mean loud, as in it's too loud, but rather that's the feeling your going for. The only thing that would make it better for me, is reverb on the strings, and a deeper bass, like a sub or something. I will say though, this is a big step up from before, you are really shining. Good job!
JH Sounds - This is probably the best track you've done in a while, minus the odd lyric choices lol. That AI lyric generator is very much questionable for me. The backing track though works super well here (Hence why i think it's one of your best), like really well. Really appreciate the addition of that B section, make it less repetitive, and more engaging. Also great ending too. All in all, well done!
Top 3 - Ashka, Souperion, DDRKirby(ISQ)
They're far too many amazing entries here, you guys are too talented! I wanted these to be in the top 3 so badly but cant:
- Wassup Thunder
- JH Sounds
Awesome - cotmm68030, Suzumebachi, DJ_KonamiCommand, Souperion, NickC, Wassup Thunder, Ashka, DDRKirby(ISQ), Arcana, Dex, Atmospherium, Misael.K, JH Sounds.
Needs Work - Lyra_183, DarkShadow, Koekepan, DrumJ8, thesocialcontract, animatrix1490, InvisibleObserver.
if the theme is a black hole do we vote for the ones that suck the most or suck the least. or is sucking least sucking the most. should we vote for tracks that are heavy? or do we vote for tracks that are hard to define and difficult to see. maybe we just vote with our heart.. unless your heart is a black hole.
Lots of awesome entries, hard to choose only three!
DDRKirby(ISQ): super tight, great liquid dnb. Impressive as usual.
ashka: great movement, great textures, loved this.
DJ_KonamiCommand: high production values, very good job.
awesum: ashka, Atmospherium, DDRKirby(ISQ), Dex, DJ_KonamiCommand, InvisibleObserver, JH Sounds, Koekepan, NickC, Suzumebachi, thesocialcontract, TheVideoGamer, Wassup Thunder.
good: animatrix1490, Arcana, cotmm68030, DarkShadow, DrumJ8, Lyra_183, Souperion.
koekepan - so chill
konami - hell of a first entry :O
suzums - I feel like a more completed fleshed out version of this definitely would've been my favorite for this week, on the plus side this has one of the better abrupt endings I've heard