One Hour Compo - Round 605 (OHC605)

Votes (8)

May 16, 2020 TheVideoGamer
  1. Shimmering heights
  2. i came here for some reason
  3. Drowning
TheVideoGamer - Jokes on you Misael.K, there is no record scratch for my 11 minute journey lol. Don't know why my vote didn't go in last week. Did i even vote at all? Anyways. This one is probably a record setter. Some people might have gone and done longer pieces, i don't know. I mean were at OHC605, that's like a ridiculous amount of rounds. Can't be arsed looking through them all. It is the longest track i've made for this compo. Hows about dat eh? Mainly the reason for it's length, was my fire chord sequence. Sometimes by chance i make some beautiful chords, and this is no exception. I got carried away, and pretty much really went to town with it. Add a sub bass, some heavy looped beats and it's one long downtempo experience.

DarkShadow - Of course. Nice chords this week, interesting changes. Very bass heavy. Good job!

cotmm68030 - This is weird. It's completely unfitting to the theme, but has such a unique edge to it. Works like a horror movie soundtrack. It's great, well done!

Atmospherium - This is interesting. I like the over-compressed beats, and the voccoder. It's very dark. Nothing bad here, well done!

Nukage - Great dubstep as always dude! Still yet to learn how you do this in 1 hour. Even looking at your streams, still has me perplexed lol. Great vocal samples dude! Well done!

Polaroid Giraffe - This is nice, but it's extremely basic. Need more than 2 sounds dude. Still like it though, good job!

Ashka - This is awesome. The pad chords, and their modulation made it one awesome experience. Just love how smooth it flows too, excellent work!

Ethansight - I'm into the strings, it works as some kind of adventure platform game. The beats were cool too, this is dope. Well done!

MV - To say this was made in 30 minutes, it's pretty great. Nice bell sounds, and a crisp bass. It all works well with the drums. Well done!

Skrullz - First half is better than the second half. The ambient sounds were really dope, but i wasn't into the beats in the second half. The cowbell really clashed with the melodies, it was out of tune, as well as the beats being too over-compressed for my liking. Still though love the first half so good job!

Arcana - This is good, but the lead synth is a bit overpowering. However though, you sold me on some of the really nice synth textures in the back, so good job!

DDRKirby(ISQ) - Beautiful dude, this has a nice range of chords and ambient pads. Love the vintage lo-fi feel. Awesome work dude!

NickC - Great ideas, but the mix is very uneven. The acid sounds were heavily into the mix, before the melody takes full centre stage. Still though great ideas, so good job!

Starla - Backing track was fire, but the vocals were masked. Need to mix the vocals in a bit better, otherwise everything else was great. Good job!

Silverpool64 - Really promising start, when you showcase a lovely range of ambient textures, and a good solid beat. However it steps back, when the bass and melody comes in. Melody is sadly loud, and the bass is out of key. Still though good job!

Xanthos - This is really good. I love how you take one idea, and redevelop it into 3 genres, all in the same 6 minute experience. Well done!

Misael.K - The melodic ideas in itself are awesome. But the mix is sadly soo loud. The drums get lost, and the melody is overpowering. Still though, good job!

Skrullz - Again? is lovely. But it's only 40 seconds of a dance groove. Wouldn't it be easier to add this to main track or something? Whatever, i enjoyed this a lot, well done!

Dex - Dude these grooves are sick. Love how you go for real drums instead of programmed drums like EZDrummer. It probably would have been better to make the drums at the end more cohesive. What i mean, is that you do a weird pause, before restarting the drumming. That's only minor, this was dope as hell. Well done!

obScene - Dude this is incredible, why is it only 40 seconds. This needs to be expanded. The soundscape textures really makes it feel like a horror movie soundtrack. If it was expanded, you might have even been put in at number one, but it's only 40 seconds. Oh well, awesome work!

Johfn - This is funkaayyyyy. Love the square bass synth, and the nice piano melodies. Well done!

LunacyEcho - This doesn't feel like a nightime song, but more when the sun's out, and your on holiday somewhere. As a track though, it's very weirdly cute. I'm into it a lot, so well done!

GreyHooves - There's too much space, which i'm not really into. I feel you could add a lot more sounds, and make something full and exciting. Saying that though, i do like what's here, it sounds pleasant, so good job!

Top 3 - Ashka, DDRKirby(ISQ, obScene

Awesome - cotmm68030, Atmospherium, Nukage, Ashka, Ethansight, MV, DDRKirby(ISQ), Xanthos, Skrullz (Second Entry), Dex, obScene, Johnfn, LunacyEchno.

Needs Work - DarkShadow, Polaroid Giraffe, Skrullz (First Entry), Arcana, NickC, Starla, Silverpool64, Misael.K, GreyHooves.
May 17, 2020 cotmm68030
  1. The Waters Invade
  2. Bluest Eel
  3. we used to stroll with the tide
Tough choosing just three, double so when splitting the vote between two of us.
May 18, 2020 ethansight
  1. At The Shore
  2. i came here for some reason
  3. we used to stroll with the tide
nukage: Very tight, great gate drops
DDR: Enjoy the different ambiance on this one, chill groove for sitting by the glowing beach
Xanthos: lots of interesting perc rythms and soft pluck sounds
Misael.K: Wonderful arps, and very smooth synths. When everything comes in this is beautiful. Right on theme
Dex: Definitly win drum week. suuper tight
Lunacy: Almost myio vibes. Happy and light, wonderful ambiance with the waves in the background.
May 21, 2020 ashka
  1. At The Shore
  2. A beach without a crew
  3. Bright Waters
May 21, 2020 GreyHooves
  1. A beach without a crew
  2. Organic Light
  3. Twilight Photosynthesis
May 21, 2020 Arcana
  1. drift
  2. The Waters Invade
  3. Bluest Eel
Other highlights from this week:

Children of the Monkey Machine

May 21, 2020 Misael.K
  1. Shimmering heights
  2. Organic Light
  3. drift
ashka: very magical and peaceful.

ethansight: great use of strings and synths.

mv: pretty and emotive.

starla: so smooth, excellent vocals.

TheVideoGamer: a long but lovely entry.

Xanthos: holy variation, there's a lot of good stuff here.

awesum: ashka, Atmospherium, DDRKirby(ISQ), ethansight, johnfn, LunacyEcho, mv, NickC, nukage, Skrullz, starla, TheVideoGamer, Xanthos.
good: Arcana, cotmm68030, DarkShadow, Dex, GreyHooves, obScene, Polaroid Giraffe, Silverpool64, Skrullz.�
May 21, 2020 NickC
  1. Didn't You Hear? It's Drum Week.
  2. i came here for some reason
  3. Enviroluminescence
dex - I'm sampling this

DDR - vote for JH, I like the intense detune

xanthos - I'm always impressed at how good your mixing is with longer evolving things like this where it'd be so easy to have something off that you just never listen to again lol