One Hour Compo - Round 693 (OHC693)
Hypnotized By The Void
Gazing too long into the Void
Valley of the Downward Sky
@NickC - As long as it's legal, nothing can stop me baby haha!
@CotMM - The piano was designed to be somewhat hard hitting, hence the minimal verb on this one, in contrast to the thick reverb i usually do.
@Coloradoweeks - You know, that's not a bad comparison. I can see this being somewhat Undertale-y
@Souperion - Thanks, how sweet of you.
@Misael.K - lol that sounds about right. Undertale would be roughly accurate.
@Coloradoweeks - You and CotMM tied for the same comment lol.
@Lenticels - You never know what surprises are going to be in store ;)
@JH Sounds - Massive reverb is massive.
@Misael.K - Vibrato makes all the different lol.
@Lenticels - Mmmmm....not quite haha.
@Coloradoweeks - YEAH, imagine a live orchestra to this.
@CotMM - I did have some crashes for this one, so i didn't have time for any complete mixing or anything like that. Only the basic stuff.
@Misael.K - I agree.
@CotMM - Fair enough, not everyone is into this one. I personally like it, whilst also thinking there's scope for improvement.
@Lenticels - A mock-up orchestra piece reminds you of MitIS? Interesting....
@Misael.K - If i had more time, i would polish the timpani hits a bit.
@Atmospherium - The ending is the climax, you've gotten the taster in the first 3 minutes, then it gives you the main course lol.
@obScene - I do love it when you guys make very abstract comparisons of my works. It sounds like this artist or that artist. It's interesting seeing which artist i sound like or get similar vibes from.
@Lenticels - Go for it! If you want me to send the MIDI i can do. I'm always here.
@Souperion - "If only i saw her. Then life as we know it, would be a lot different. Maybe i would be a changed man" *cue credits*. I need to work on this lol.
@Misael.K - Fading into the distance. Featuring my reverbs on max percentage haha. I didn't change the volume, because i wanted it to really go for a full on ending climax. However due to DAW problems, i ended up rendering what i have. It's also why was a tad bit late.
@Arcana - I'm so grateful i upgraded my reverb. Best decision of my life.
@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!
TheVideoGamer - This piece is mainly an orchestral work, or a least it borrows from the same framework. You see i'm mainly an electronic produce, or at least i specialize in that field, but i do like going into non-electronic genres. I like experimenting/trying other things. Even if i can't realistically produce said genre, i can borrow their language and use it with my tools to produce something semi-realistic. The main underlying tone is provided by a 3 note piano ostinato, a pizzicato playing stab like notes, strings/pad and a vibrant melody on mallets. The rest is textures, and embellishments to add sparkle to the piece. The only other thing to mention, is the synth lead in the middle, as a secondary melody. All in all, despite my tools i did a pretty good job on this, for me personally. I hope you got something out of it too.
DarkShadow - It's taking a while for me to adjust to Lyra not being first haha. It's like OHC has a submission formula or something lol. Anyways, that waveform is pretty massive. I like the sounds here, and the gabber kick at the end was a interesting surprise (You say it's Hardstyle, i think your a little off there haha). I've heard better tracks from you personally, but that kick did induce some headbanging from me, so that was fun. All in all, good job!
cotmm68030 - Nice warm melodies. It's kind of unusual, but somehow enjoyable. You have somewhat light melodies over a distorted vocals. I don't know what makes the melodies warm, it sounds very relaxing almost. The vocals are very intense, almost close to masking the synths. I just feel the vocals should be turned down, and maybe turned into more of a spoken word kind of thing. I honestly don't know what to make of it really, i feel the vocals are the reason why it's in the good job category. Still though, a lot of fun. Good job!
Souperion - Nice mystical chords, lovely pads. Great ambience, very sweet harmony. It feels like a Souperion track, but has a lot of unique elements to make it sound different. Loving the chords a lot, and the airy dream like feel to it. Lovely melodies, well done!
mcmiagblackmanisgod - Thick breaks. Apache is a classic break, perfect in a lot of tempo's and context. Now that's all i'm hearing...so....i can't really critique anything, when there isn't really any....music. Good job though!
Lenticels - Banjoooooo. This is not something i was expecting from you. I thought you were gonna go full on EDM haha. Seriously the guitar and banjo playing is lovely! Is that you playing these instruments? I mean it could be a sample, who knows. It just sounds real, because of the room tone and spoken voice in the beginning. Some hard cuts here and there, however it's because it was too short, and you tried to loop it. The positives outweighed the negatives here, so i'll give you this one. Well done!
DDRKirby(ISQ) - Chiptune Kirby woo. Lovely melodies as usual, great high energy vibes. Totally does not sound out of place in Mega Man. Lol i forgot to read the title and description (I thought this was a remix at first). I usually just click play, forget about the rest haha. Anyways, nice ideas here, lovely stuff. Well done!
Atmospherium - Lovely pad sounds, very deep and thick. Is that Nukage styled vocal chopping i'm hearing? It's very cool, fits a nice melody. Lovely bassline and kicks, very hard hitting, the vocal effects are super cool, you have such lovely effects on the vocals. Maybe this is why we don't hear a Lyra entry lol. Starla's and Lyra's contributions made for an enjoyable listen. I loved the semi-dubstep vibes in this a lot, well done!
Koekepan - Very deep pads, were going down for some Koekepan styled drone music. Lovely choir, feels very spacious and semi epic. Sort of fits in Halo ost haha. Seriously the deep pads and choirs were lovely, very soothing, fits that open world like feel. Probably one of my favourites from you. Beautiful stuff, awesome work!
NickC - NickC the distortion king is here lol. Very aggressive, i'm expecting a DnB here, oh would you look at that, i was right haha. Super intense Neuro stuff, loud and drone like. Acid bass and chords are fireeee, i can jam to this. The breaks are a little soft (Not intense), not gonna lie, but maybe it's the mixing, i don't know. I'm not gonna let that count as critique, it's more of a small personal nitpick thing. Chords are incredible and weird, and the distortion is super lovely. Well done!
Dex - CHUGGGG. I'm a big fan of the chords and rhythm here. Very unexpected changes. Lovely syncopation, feels fitting to the theme. Melody is very tight, love the way it sings. Sick guitar playing, well done!
Starla - Nice tight harmonies here! I'm loving the augmented chords! Piano and autotune was fireeee! Personally i'm not hearing the kick very well, but i don't know if this is different for each headphones, so i won't pay too much attention to it. Rest was lovely though, wish it wasn't sooo short! Well done!
Arcana - I thought the title said Old Man Yells At Cloud then haha. That would made for a funny title. I love your modular stuff. Maybe it's a personal preference, or something, but i think your modular work is a better than your DAW work. I love watching you do your little tid-bits live. Your modular work creates some super unusual and experimental techno like tracks. Your voice is scarce here, and when it does come in, it gets a bit masked in the mist of all the beats. It's either too loud or too quiet. I don't know whether this is too repetitive or not. One half says it is, whilst the other half likes the loose approach. Maybe it's how modular works, who knows. Ending lead was extremely loud, sorry. I nearly gave you this one, but then the ending lead was ear kill for me, so i'm afraid it's a good job!
Misael.K - Sweet chords, very chill and atmospheric. The synth work is lovely, sooo...spacy. I love the phasing effects. Nice soft techno like beat, the chords are out of this world haha. No seriously when it changed from B Flat Major 7th into D Major 7th. That was a satisfying change. The whole synth idea is awesome, very head-bopping, and such epic chord changes. The chords were...i can't stop talking how awesome those chord changes are. Incredible work!
obScene - Moar lovely melody ideas. Then again i'm a sucker for major 7ths. Lovely light percussion, great space. Feels very moody and minimal, with a lot of eastern tribal influences. Maybe something from Japan. Loving the cinematic approach, which is a staple in your tracks. Ending is abrupt, but lovely stuff, awesome work!
coloradoweeks - That's a lovely synth sound. Great 80's type sounds, and beats. Reverb usage was also lovely, makes it the star of the show. The voice might be a little bit too loud, but it was thankfully not overbearing. Plus i heard a good chunk of the beats, so it wasn't too bad. Ending just...cuts out. Makes it seem it's incomplete or something. Thought about this a long time, because there were good points and bad points competing with each other, however i ended up giving it to you, because the vocals were pretty incredible, and the idea was very enjoyable. Well done!
JH Sounds - Nice swing guitar type beat this time. Feels like a feel good song, probably fits in one of the more lighter Beatles records. Great lyric writing, perfect sequal, more like a happier version. Well done!
Top 3 - Misael.K, Koekepan, obScene
These entries also deserve a place on the top 3:
Awesome - Souperion, Lenticels, DDRKirby(ISQ), Atmospherium, Koekepan, NickC, Dex, Starla, Misael.K, obScene, Coloradoweeks, JH Sounds.
Needs Work - DarkShadow, cotmm68030, mcmiagblackmanisgod, Arcana.
Go Back to the Earth (feat. Starla and Lyra)
call of the void
TheVideoGamer: super hopeful, and very "driving-forward", so to speak. Great job!
Atmospherium: super cool sonically. Good use of starla's and lyra's samples!
NickC: a darker interpretation, nicely done.
awesum: Atmospherium, cotmm68030, DDRKirby(ISQ), Lenticels, NickC, obScene, starla, TheVideoGamer.
good: Arcana, coloradoweeks, DarkShadow, Dex, JH Sounds, Koekepan, mcmiagblackmanisgod, Souperion.