One Hour Compo - Round 534 (OHC534)
Jan 03, 2019 Arcana
GreyHooves: I know you said your mixing wasn't that good but I think I liked the sound design here a bunch and it really stood out in quality this week, the sounds were appropriate, loud enough, and everything seemed pretty balanced overall loudness wise. Panning (less of it) might help next time but overall I thought this was great progress.
RSK: I liked your lo-fi take. the guitar was pretty interesting as well, the sample seemed a little out of tune but the idea was pretty awesome.
Johnfn: This is cool work on it one day
MisaelK: I thought that the experimental nature of this was great, especially the gating and the various layers. Would like to hear more of this broken down actually.
Dex: Great drums, energy, and direction overall.
jarski: Love the chord choices.
Jan 06, 2019 GreyHooves
Are you a gear in the machine?
Smoke and Steam
Guaranteed to Grind Your Gears
Arcana: This also has a nice factory theme feel to it, like it was an abandoned factory that is still running by itself.
RSK: Very nice sounds. It would be very fitting for a platforming game.
Jan 07, 2019 ScorchM
Johnfm's the "the clock is ticking" was very close to being first but the ambient feeling of the beginning and end of Dex's track won me over. The drums are great in your piece and after seeing your composers note I was impressed in what you where able to put together alongside the drums. Got a nice 8 bit clock feel from this one.
And for Jarksi's "the sweetness" well...it was pretty damn good. Honestly it was my favorite track. The only thing holding it back in this scenario was the theme. Didn't really give off any gear, steampunk or, clocky vibes, but it was good I couldn't not put it on my list. Loved how jumpy the base line was and opening pad just gave me some good feelings. Overall a very well made track, just Was a tad repetitive and didnt really fit the theme in my opinion.
Honerable mentions where:
~Batteries by coolgreenapple
~old tech by grey hooves
All entries where great but these stood out to me. Good luck to you all next week!
Jan 10, 2019 Random-storykeeper
1. “regular mechanism” - I’m surprised how simple but fantastic this captures the evenness expected of a gear. The aimlessness also serves as a good sort of circular motion, allowing the piece to never quite feel like its tending towards something, just like something turning in circles would.
2. “Are you a gear in the machine?” - Dang you went full out for this one. How could I not notice the piece that has an electric guitar finale and a catchy looping part? Really solid structure all around.
3. “Batteries” - Slow love song with gears as a metaphor? Okay maybe it’s not any of those things BUT I still enjoyed it. I like the vocals - I wish they were a little more in tune but the overall tone is really nice.
Also wanted to vote for Arcana - I really dug his piece - 4th place if I had more slots.
Jan 10, 2019 Misael.K
Dex: interesting concept, both parts were very good.
jarski: I would've voted this higher, but I think it's not super relevant to the theme. Now, the bass and the melody were amazing, it gave me massive Kirby vibes. Also the chords and the swelling pads. Super good.
awesum: coolgreenapple, Dex, jarski, johnfn, Random-storykeeper.
good: Arcana, DarkShadow, dusthillguy, GreyHooves.