FF Legend 2 - battle theme (MnP74)
Jun 08, 2017 hoboka
zahaction - Hey "Critical hit Piano" pretty good - the MIDI, granted is pretty hard to work with being a super high tempo. The piano sample does the trick mostly though. Nice use of reverb. And yes, I certainly did notice the aformentioned humanization tweaks. Nice man!
Zorrakh - a straight up, fairly well produced orchestral take - reminds me of the older OCR stuff like Ghouls 'n Ghosts "Swimming In Guts". Nice work :)
RonaldPoe - hooooooooooo boy. Eccentric is definitely the key word here. Y'know RonaldPoe, if you build up your sample library your style could really shine. But as of now, you're better off sticking to the theme of MnP . On the plus side, this was entertaining to listen to. Hmm...kinda has a "Children Of The Monkey Machine" vibe...an older OCR mixer who isn't active these days.
Jun 08, 2017 Zorrakh
SECOND - Critical Hit - I like the crispness of the piano, and I appreciate the faithfulness of the source material. I'm wondering if a variance in dynamics would help strengthen the piece, especially in between different sections to help bring contrast as well as even more liveliness to the arrangement that's already there.
THIRD - 2nd Battle of Legends - The instrument choices are unique, and I like the staccato bass note. It's a little difficult to make out the source track, but I can hear it now and again, although I am not too familiar with the source. Picking up the tempo a little might help to keep up the excitement as well.
Jun 08, 2017 Gario
Not a bad orchestration of this. It sounds like a decent way to flesh the source out. The instruments sound pretty fake, but overall I enjoyed this nonetheless. Great ending, by the way - nice to hear that victory music tie things up, there (it literally pushed you to first, in my book).
Aww yeah, I like them phat beats and the strange flute-like instrument. The arrangement is quirky, bouncy and keeps my attention with those changes in instrumentation. I have some reservations about the drumming in this (none of it is terrible individually, but it doesn't blend well).
That is... literally impossible to play with the spacing that comes up, lol. This one was probably ripped from the MIDI with the instruments replaced with pianos, which for this compo isn't bad, per se. Next time, though, make at least a few adjustments to make sure there isn't something going on in three distinct registers (pianists don't have three arms!). Dynamics, velocity editing and sustain (for pedal) would help add a human touch to the whole thing, as well.
Interesting concept, but I'm keeping in mind that this is a MnP compo. This is a pretty liberal interpretation for something like this. I can make the source connections from time to time, but it doesn't really hit the spirit of this competition well for me.
Jun 08, 2017 Dex