One Hour Compo - Round 638 (OHC638)

Votes (5)

Dec 31, 2020 Arcana
  1. Happy New Year, Ya Filthy Animals
  2. Looking Back
  3. Impossible
    JH Sounds
Dex: You captured the New Years Party chords and vibe so well.

DDRKirby: Beautiful as usual, really like the expression (vibrato, slides, etc.) that you always add to your songs. The guitar loop is a nice way to add variety of sound and make things different!

JH: This is bright and cheery, it's a lot of fun. Great optimism!

Honorable Mensions: TheVideoGamer and NickC
Dec 31, 2020 InvisibleObserver
  1. Happy New You
  2. Hair-brained Destruction
  3. Snowy New Year
Jan 03, 2021 TheVideoGamer
  1. Looking Back
  2. Impossible
    JH Sounds
  3. Hindsight is 2020
@DDRKirby(ISQ) - Yee, it's one of those again lol.

@koboldskeep - Not really haha. It's only 2 main sections, DnB beats and lots of samples....

@DDRKirby(ISQ) - I don't know how to answer this lol, everything in here is more or less sample based. Not really original melodies...

@Starla - Haha wat?

@NickC - Ok maybe i don't really have a bassline, but why should i? It's 2021, get with the times lol. Everything is more or less samples, so i really do not know to a degree of what classes as one chord lol.

@Arcana - Did you not hear some DnB? Oh dear, I'll speak with my manager and we can sort something out next week....

@Misael.K - Happy New Year! Can't be New Year without fireworks....

@DDRKirby(ISQ) - Whenever your high on sugar i guess...

@Arcana - Wait if i do Compo at 2am, that means it's roughly 8pm in the US. So if compo starts at 3:30, that means it's 10:30pm in your area roughly, which is odd. You have fireworks at 10:30pm? Are people too impatient to wait? haha....

@Misael.K - Here's to 2021 lol. Hopefully everyone will stop talking about the pandemic, and we can start going back to normal...

@Starla - You know this, wouldn't sound out of place in some Sonic game...

@Misael.K - It's one of the many DnB tracks, i actually felt like i put effort into lol. Glad you like it!

@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!

Now then...

TheVideoGamer - A lot of people keep saying it's one chord. Now i don't have a programmed bassline, just a low one note sub, so that could be why, it sounds like it. However i don't call it one chord, because it's all sample based. I didn't make melodies this time, i took snippets from other songs to integrate it into, each pitched, to the key of F. The fireworks are samples, i wanted to signify it was the new year. Likewise, i included a very spacious intro, to really hit home that calm, almost positive feel. And yes, at the time of making the track, it was indeed the 1st of January....

cotmm68030 - lol.

Misael.K - Ok i definitely got the idea, the minute i opened it up, and listened. For once, nobody can say i'm the dude with the one chord lol. The first 2 minutes we are stuck on F. Really though, i don't care if it's one chord, it just has to be good. No the main issue for me, is everything is played live. That's fine, nothing wrong with that, however i do notice timing issues because of this, and it can be noticeable in some parts. That's the only issue though, as i love the synths, and definitely the drums, some powerful compressed beats there. One more thing, i could do with a bassline....Good job though!

DarkShadow - I'm actually curious at what music you listen to, i don't think i know of an artist that does this kind of stuff.....

koboldskeep - Cute. Would be interesting to hear a longer version of this. Good job!

DDRKirby(ISQ) - Ok where is that guitar from. Like dude, what the does it sound so good in the track. In fact, the whole thing is just too good. Beautiful dude!

NickC - Hard to decide. The one thing i love about this track, is the way it flows, while still keeping us with a heavy locked groove. Not a fan of the ending though, way too abrupt, and has a lot of odd note choices. Rest was lovely though, nice one!

Arcana - An Arcana track i can really get behind. Love the string melodies, they were great! Sorry about your tree, i know cats like to attack things. Cats are weirdly nuts about messing with the toilet paper, i have no clue why, but it's pretty funny nonetheless. Anyways, getting side-tracked, well done!

Dex - This is a little more on the simpler side (In terms of melodies), but i like it a lot. Also appreciate the break in the middle, this kind of music, while awesome, does need a rest every now and again. Well done!

InvisibleObserver - This is a little interesting. You have like 1 minute and 10 seconds worth of ambient textures, and roughly 20 seconds of beat lol. The beat, especially with how short it is, is almost obtrusive. Maybe blend it a bit better, or just keep it ambient. Rest was lovely though, good job!

JH Sounds - Ok seriously, this is a rare moment, where i actually rank a JH Sounds track, pretty highly. The beat is extremely well produced, the chords are varied, and the vocals suits it to a T. It's not entirely perfect though, i do think, it goes on a bit, maybe 3 minute track might work, not 4 minutes though. Who cares though, loved this, amazing work!

Top 3 - DDRKirby(ISQ), JH Sounds, NickC

Awesome - DDRKirby(ISQ), NickC, Arcana, Dex, JH Sounds.

Needs Work - cotmm68030, Misael.K, DarkShadow, koboldskeep, InvisibleObserver.
Jan 07, 2021 Misael.K
  1. Impossible
    JH Sounds
  2. Looking Back
  3. Happy New You
JH Sounds: lovely wholesome and upbeat song.

DDRKirby(ISQ): excellent chill.

TheVideoGamer: cute dnb, blending energy and chillness.

awesum: DDRKirby(ISQ), JH Sounds, NickC, TheVideoGamer.
good: Arcana, DarkShadow, Dex, InvisibleObserver, koboldskeep.�
Jan 07, 2021 JH Sounds
  1. Hindsight is 2020
  2. An inconvenient truth
  3. Hair-brained Destruction