SF2 - Water Goddess (MnP23)
Oct 04, 2014 hoboka
gercr - The best tune in terms of reinterpretation I believe, however, nice beat too, it's very chill. Good stuff man!
Chernaboue - good use of ambient percussion, especially the shaker thingy. Nice muffled piano effect, it gave it a very cool vibe!
esperado - Thought the master volume was way too quiet and felt that Gercr's take on this idea was executed better, since you both went for similar feels. Nice synth work with the lead though!
Oct 04, 2014 esperado
Gercr- The the intro is a bit confusing, It seems like you werent sure which instrument was to be the main focus.. The rest of the piece had a nice mellow vibe to it. It does a good job of recreating an RPG vibe of perhaps a shop or town, which is good news for this compo! The vibrato on the string samples was abused a little. vibrato is like pepper, too much can ruin the soup but just enough can really spice things up.
supercoolmike- I enjoyed the piece overall quite a bit. The length is a a bit short though, so that made voting a bit tougher. The only real feedback aside from that is that the orchestration of some instruments could be have more dynamics. Seems like the volumes of most of the instruments stays about the same throughout, which isnt particularly characteristic of this style of music. where did you get such a nice clarinet sample though?
Oct 05, 2014 evktalo
Peace of Mind - This is also short and sweet, but feels complete, it's like a vignette. Well, I wouldn't have minded a longer, bit more expanded arrangement, I'll admit. Nice sound, a little unusual, good feel of space.
La diosa del Agua - the style switch was pretty cool! I like the switch into fuller arrangement, though the transition itself is a bit abrupt. Marred by lead/chords not quite matching in a few places. The mixing is a bit uneven also, with some stuff a little painfully shrill or loud. The structure could have benefited from a bit more development, but I really liked the two-part structure here, and the way strings gave way to a piano solo (I think). I thought the expansion & additions were MnP-appropriate. I really like how the backing arpeggio in the later half shifts from left to right, and goes away towards the beginning.. yeah, I think the outro is quite nice and though the structure could've been longer overall, the ending works well.
Chilled droplets - The percussion right from the beginning is waayyyy too loud, just about everything else seems very quiet, except the piano is somewhere in the middle. The uneveness of the mix makes it hard to appreciate the arrangement, which is quite cool and varied - again clearly source-lead and keeps the mood of the original, while changing the style/instrumentation. AGAIN I'd have loved to hear a little longer arrangement. There's some off harmony on the piano around 0:36.
VERY tough vote. I'd love to hear an expansion from every arrangement (well, Sanctuary already has one and boy is it lovely).
Oct 05, 2014 supercoolmike
Gercr - could just listen the piano and guitar section all day. The second part is also great, but my only complaint there is that the violin might be a tad too loud in some parts. If i'm not mistaken I could have sworn I heard reverse effects at the last 10 sec, even tho it was short I like it a lot.
Esperado - Cool ambiance with the chiptune melody. It could just be me by I freakin love it when chiptunes are mixed with modern sounds.