Mass Effect 3 - Leaving Earth (PRC222)
Jul 09, 2012 hoboka
I've Seen the Worst of the Wasteland
In space, no-one can hear you say goodbye
Trism got second b/c the atmosphere was real trippy and the percussion effects were very fitting, whilst retaining the somber mood.
FreakyT got 3rd for me b/c he had a similar idea to Trism but didn't quite pull it off as well - it was damn close though! Good stuff man.
The reason why I favored these 3 the most is b/c they managed to keep the sad/depressing feel of the source tune - I'm not a fan of changing up the mood of the source tune, even if it's done well...it's just a bias of mine - but it's not to say that Sir Nuts or Chroxic didn't perform well or anything, their works just weren't my cup of tea - good effort though!
Jul 09, 2012 sggod89
Already Left by FreakyT: Solid remix. I dig the lead at around 0:30. This has a nice vintage synth vibe to it, like old Tangerine Dream stuff. I really enjoyed it!
Innocence Blown Away by hoboka: You definitely brought out the emotion in this one. The pads/choir filled it out nicely. I really liked the piano at the end, just seems so impromptu and played with quite finesse - really inspired to learn how to play piano right now haha This one was a really, really close 2nd for me.
Leaving earth by Yami: Some great atmosphere. The section at around :44 was my favorite, some good ambiance. The bass synth may have been a little too animated imo. Good remix tho, I definitely enjoyed it.
In space, no-one can hear you say goodbye by Trism: Intense synth pad bro lol Very interesting remix. This actually sounds like it could have been in the game (similar to the Mars theme). I really like you're darker take on this one, superb job.
Leaving by Sir_NutS: I'm not a big fan of dubstep, but the parts that weren't sounded really amazing. The dubstep parts just sound crazy to me lol but some people love this stuff. Some really nice production, glad you didn't go 8bit! Is that what a synth guitar sounds like? Oh man, sounds like bantha poodoo lol shoulda just PM'd me, I could have tracked a REAL guitar for you haha. Anyways, 1st place good sir.
Hostile Sp(Bass) by chroxic: Does FL really tell you how long you've worked on a session? I wish Cubase did that! Not a bad DnB version, this makes me really want to rip a big guitar solo over this haha. I really enjoyed the part at :44, that really came together. Nice work!
Jul 09, 2012 beaker
I assume this is exactly what an [i]ocremix should sound like. badass. Kudos to FreakyT.
hoboka also killed it with the source material. This was true to form from the original and I really enjoyed it.
Jul 10, 2012 bundeslang
Chroxic - Short, but funny. I like the last part.
Beaker - The vocal is a good addition to the song. I like the background bassline a lot. A little more variation in sampling would make it even better. Nice end.
FreakyT - Again short, but nice. There's a good build-up. This song only needs more length.
Hoboka - I like those strings. I like the part starting at 0:53 and 1:33. I really get the 'Leaving Earth' feeling with this song.
Sir Nuts - Very good work. I like the sampling of it even though it is a little bit too noisy at some parts. The sample at 2:51 is the highlight for me.
Trism - This is a very calm and relaxing song. For some reason, this song feels different as others for me, but not in a bad way.
Yami - Again a calm song, which is variating a little in the background. I like that.
Sggod89 - Thanks for participating again. It doesn't happen much, six participations in a row. You also select nice sources, because PRC 218, 220 and 222 are all good rounds.
The song is full of quality and variation again. Keep the songs coming.
Voting was hard, everyone deserve points.
Jul 10, 2012 Trism
2nd: hoboka - Love the choir effects, really works well with the piano. Also love the (what I assume to be) improved piano towards the end.
3rd: FreakyT - Excellent debut, love how you managed to take the relatively depressing source and make it more upbeat. Wish it was longer!
beaker - I like the concept, but to me it sounds like you took the voice sample and laid it over an unchanged source with an added drum track.
Yaim - Loved the intro but it kinda lost me after the 40 second mark. Not that it isn't good after that, just didn't fit with the build-up of the intro.
sggod89 - As always an excellent bonus entry, though the voice samples felt a little unnecessary, the track would stand up well by itself.
chroxic - I like the tune itself, but it seemed quite flat throughout. I could hear each individual part of the song but they never seemed to come together in the mix.
Jul 10, 2012 FreakyT
I like the beginning, slow and synthy with some piano, then come the loud drums, weird synth things, and other dubstep craziness, all with the piano still hanging around. Very cool.
2. Innocence Blown Away by hoboka
I like the choir and piano interplay -- my main complaint is that is sounds a lot like the source material, especially in the first half. I love the second half, because the piano starts doing some different things -- I would have liked to hear more of that throughout.
3. Hostile Sp(Bass) by chroxic
I feel like this is a basic but effective synth remix -- though the sample chroxic used for the "loud sound" sample I thought didn't quite fit.
Jul 11, 2012 evktalo
Leaving Earth - I enjoyed the sound and atmosphere. It's not a very polished or sophisticated mix - there's often only a few instruments going on at a time, the beat is very basic and sparse, the structure is kind of jagged and incomplete, there's a couple of stray notes that don't seem to fit in harmonically ..but the piece has some character that appealed to me very much. I heard the music. :>
Leaving - Creative direction to take the source. Nice, complete structure and a good sound. I'll be checking out the more developed version you linked! I really like how the mellow piano-based sections alternate with the aggressive dubwob bits.
In space, no-one can hear you say goodbye - Very creative harmonics. Some of them don't work though (for me at least), there's unpleasant clashing going on that it stops making sense as a whole at certain points. I really like the bits that work. And there's not that much that doesn't work, and some of the dissonant bits work well I think. The structure feels incomplete. Resolving/developing the parts with the wilder harmony stuff could make it work better. I like the spacy-synth sound you have here (similarly to Yami's track).