One Hour Compo - Round 773 (OHC773)
@BJK - This is about my average length lol. So i'd say your in for a treat every week.
@Mister Fox - Replying in real time, so i'll find out soon enough.
@Arcana - Mostly a filtered keys kind of sound. Similar to a Clavinet or a Rhodes.
@BJK - Who the what now?
@Misael.K - All TVG's tracks need bass somehow lol
@BJK - You'll get them soon. Be patient grasshopper lol
@CotMM - Does DnB count as a hellfire moment? Because if so, then go right ahead. If not, then i'm afraid this is not that kind of track.
@Coloradoweeks - Words on the street is that you are absolutely correct lol.
@CotMM - I don't listen to much TurboGraphix soundtracks. I should get on that pronto.
@Everyone - I mean i know i'm predictable, but i wasn't expecting this much excitement over some DnB breaks lol
@NickC - Why thank you! I aim to please ;)
@CotMM - It does sound expansive, however if you look at my actual project, it's not as complex as you might think.
@Misael.K - lol, fun gif.
@Coloradoweeks - Were off to the Enchanted Forest!
@Misael.K - New technique, exclusive to TheVideoGamer lol. Get it whilst it's hot.
@Misael.K - That gif is awesome lol.
@Arcana - Probably something new from me ;)
@Everyone - Thanks for the kind words!
TheVideoGamer - This track is simply put in it's purest form, an Ambient DnB track. Now saying this is ambient doesn't really go down well in the ThaSauce crowd lol, but if that's the case, we can't call it Ambient Techno or Ambient House if it has a beat, because it violates what is considered ambient lol. The track is just a single chord progression throughout, but it's stretched out enough that you hear the whole thing in around 15 seconds, effectively negating any major repetition you might hear in this piece. Despite that though this is a minimalistic piece, focused on that one chord progression from start to finish, as well as slow array of varying string and choir pads creating something very free flowing and airy, like were on a cloud. The main melody is quite present, but i wanted it to make a statement and not have it as a mere background element. As you can also tell there is DnB in this, but it happens at around 3 minutes in, effectively leaving a long gap before the build-up into the breaks. The ending is a bitcrush fade, both because it's different from me, and also it allows the track to end smoothly. Not the most polished, but i think it's not half bad, it really is something. Glad you liked it anyways!
Draconiator - Sweet piano, and strings. That vocal line is very weird rhythmical, but as you listen it locks into place. If this is all you, then damn i'm impressed. Especially since you are early. Like first entrant early. The light and shade parts are lovely, great switches. The vocal processing is very weird to me. It's both autotuned and also....not?. Just checked the Discord and it's actually AI. Which has got me very concerned. How much of this was your own material, and how much was AI's? It sounds very convincing for a song, but i don't know if you made it, and as a result i might have to give this a good job, i'm sorry. Update: Yep i forgot to read the description of this entry (I'm a doofus), and that confirms that you didn't produce this, so i am gonna have to give this a good job rating, sorry.
Lyra_183 - Welcome back! Missed your acapellas. Also congrats on getting to 8th grade! That's like High School Year 7 in my country. You are pretty powerful in this, quite strong. Lovely melodies in this, really lovely idea. Honestly could totally work with a beat, i just need time to get on it lol. This was great, keep at it! Good job!
Wassup Thunder - Ambient background music, then proceeds to use a flute and string section lol. This is more classical music to me, but opinions will vary. I do like the sombre mood here, it's like a funeral march, but with a bit more of a liveliness to the sound. If it wasn't as "rhythmical" it probably would work as a funeral march, but this is just me. It does get a bit light-hearted at the end, so again this is just real time opinions based on me listening to the track. I do feel the rising cymbals are a bit intrusive in this, but honestly that's my only complaint. Everything else is fire! Well done!
cotmm68030 - Come on man, keep up. Your supposed to be our 6 minute man. You can't keep sending out 3 minute pieces lol. This is 5:56, so just barely lol. This is very low end based, sounds like were underwater, yet this is not that theme. The pads are a mix between warm and cold, with a slight hint of dissonance to keep us on our toes. It's very peaceful, but i wouldn't say it's very uplifting. It's on that threshold of being consonant. The whole thing is a journey, definately a fair few changes for something of this genre. Quite unsettling, almost like the sad ending to a movie, but not crying sad. Honestly this is just soo peaceful, i love it. Really takes you into more emotional places towards the end. Incredible entry. Takes you into meditation mode! So good i picked it for the third spot. Amazing work!
DarkShadow - Lots of sustained chords in this. Math Metal but in well...hardcore techno form. That is quite the aggressive lead today, and that's only 1 instrument in the sea of borderline clipping noise throughout our minute journey. I mean i cannot deny it's a very cool idea, but it's quite atonal and distorted, when i don't think it should be. Good job though!
THEGREATDESTROYER22 - I've only heard Debussy's piece, so this should be an interesting cover. Nice electric piano like stabs, and vinyl crackle. Sounds lo-fi and oldschool. Melody feels almost like a slowed down techno ostinato, it's quite interesting. Drums were quite thick in this, so i wasn't expecting to be this deep. It can make things quite...clustered and muffled, but NIN is known for doing some pretty crazy stuff, so i'll let it slide. It does get extremely distorted at the end, practically clipping. I don't know if this is intentional, but i'm not huge on it, i'm sorry. You also left a massive tail in this lol. Still though, it's a lovely cover idea, with a lot of potential for expanding, so don't be discouraged! Good job!
Nukage - Sweet epic sounds. Kind of space like, out of this world, so to speak. It's quite the pad heavy tune also. It's also the first Nukage track where you've not once added a beat. It's all pad chords. The climatic final section, is very.....intense. Just balls to the wall chords and strings. I don't even know if this is...a bit too much. Surprisingly i'm not the only one who's said this. I would tone it down a bit if i were to take it further (Volume wise on some of the instruments). But that being said, the idea was still pretty dope, and i will still give you it regardless, because you don't often make ambient music, and this was quite the epic piece that i really got a knack for, so well done!
DDRKirby(ISQ) (First Entry) - The return of the 2 part DDR special! Flex is a really good built in FL VST i must say. Gets not enough credit for my liking. Lovely chords and layers, and a nice soft downtempo beat. Not expecting that beat to be fair, but i am known to stereotype artists lol. Lots of lovely wave sound effects, and especially changes for a 2 chord vamp. Lots of variety to be had. Always dig that 432 tuning (A little step down from the universal standard 440). This is just lovely, nothing bad to say here. Voting potential to be had, awesome work!
DDRKirby(ISQ) (Second Entry) - Now your first entry was great, so let's what the 2nd entry is all about. This one is only around a minute, and has quite the piano line and square melody. This one is awesome sure, but a minute isn't long enough for me to get any good developments, i'm sorry. I just prefer the first one in terms of theme accuracy, and overally scope of sounds. Still though, i will give you this, because you did sell me on the melodies, it just needs to be fleshed out a lil' more. Well done anyways!
Koekepan - Interesting metallic sounds, were inside a computer. Cool 808 style kick, and unexpected jumpscare snare drum. I like when the bass pad comes in, really adds to the theme. This is more fitting for something else i have to be honest, but as a track, the idea is pretty lovely, but i do think it needs to ironing. The kick is pretty bass heavy, and it does thump my ears a bit, leaving a lil' tired at the end. The jumpscare snare was well...working as intended lol, and the chords took a while to get in, but that one was a minor nitpick. It's still good though, it's a really nice idea, with a lot of potential. Good job!
obScene - The return of the sweet obScene chords! Oh how i missed this, you made some really pretty ambient like pieces. Great sus chords, and piano work. The rhythm sounds like it's played on a Cajon. Tribal in parts, but it's not the main genre. Whole thing is uplifting, but in an odd...circus music way? It's sad i say that, because that's probably...disrespectful, but i do get that comparison. Were talking Pokémon circus, not a general circus though. Extremely wholesome, melodies were gorgeous as i was expecting from you. Nothing else to say, except this is definately worthy of a vote. So good i ended up putting you 2nd. I wanted to put you first, but Nick's had just more theme accuracy, but both are still incredible stuff. Incredible work!
Voider - Nice thic semi-aphex chords and NES ostinatos. Chords are quite....in your ears a bit. I feel this could be toned down a bit, so it wasn't so in your face a bit. The track is very DDR inspired, almost close to a copy. The melody is on point, and the chords were very cool!. The ending was very energetic and high energy, and i do like it a lot! Lots of potential mixing touches here, but honestly more good than bad, so i'll give you this one, well done!
BJKMenu - That is a tight beat, and rock riff. Not what i was expecting for the theme, but very Superhero like and i'm all for it! It's just different and i like it. The melody is a little masked in all of the guitars, but it doesn't detract from the overall experience. There is a bit of muffled parts that over amplify the bass frequencies, you might want to check that out, but ignoring that, everything else was great, definately an awesome work rating. Well done!
NickC - Oh snap that intro is already beautiful, is it gonna be one them NickC entries? Hell yeah it is, the chords are amazing, and that beat is so loveably Aphex. Fast and Glitchy, but with some great airy chords. There was a moment where it took me out (Dissonance wise), but i am listening to NickC lol, that is literally your thing. This is definately going on my repeat listen, even with the 2 chords, you bring so much to the table, and it's just...so much fun. Is it the best entry ever? No i won't exaggerate that much. But it is definately repeat material, absolutely worth a vote (It's just soo....catchy). Surprise, surprise, i picked you for the top spot, it was just that good! Incredible work!
Coloradoweeks - That is some smoooooth chords. Digging the bass in this a lot, and that beat is semi-swung which adds to the groove. Singing is incredible as usual, so i don't need to repeat myself. The mix is pretty good in this, but i would opt for a more stronger beat (Just my opinion), and maybe tone down the vocals a bit, they were going over the track a little in my opinion. Even with my critiques, this was still lovely, and very smooth, so it's still a Awesome work ranking. Well done!
Misael.K - Everybody going for the vibrato synth pads, it's quite a common trope in this round. Wasn't expecting this type of kit for this piece, (In fact i wasn't expecting drums at all), but i am all for it. Amazing electric piano like vamps, really adds a bit of a mystical flair to the sound. Whole thing really gets amped up with a thicc bass at the end, that really pushes a lot of things down to be fair, but it doesn't make it loud. The melody is extremely quiet in this, in comparison to the rest. However that does not indicate a bad track, it just means more could be done to refine it and make it better. As an overall idea, it's actually awesome. The mix might not be great, but the track is still wonderful from a compositional standpoint, which is why some entries will be voted on despite that. This is that case, it could do with a little more polish and touches, but the compositional idea is just lovely. Awesome work!
Arcana - I don't even sing well, so you did miles better than me. Nice chords, some cool spices thrown in (Almost unintentionally). The piano at the beginning was a little in the front, almost loud, but then when the techno kick and chords come in, everything is in perfect balance. It's lovely mixing. The only thing i'm not huge on, but i understand this is just me, is the autotuned vocals makes things very dissonant in parts, the snare lost it's way a bit in the build-up, and there could be more of a seamless transition from build-up to drop. But again this is all my opinion, so i understand if people think differently. It's not a bad track really, mixing game has definately improved since 2 years ago, your mixing are really good! Keep at it! Good job!
JH Sounds - I don't see a fun fact listed on your page, or any mention of my name. So how do i know what i am listening to ;). I don't even get a chance to listen, before you throw in the extra titbits in a comment the next day lol. In this case it's a blind listen haha. Anyways jokes aside, i don't know the original, because i am more of a latecomer, so i don't know all of your old entries. But this is lovely nonetheless, that organ melody is really nice done, and the chords are nicely seasoned. Quite contempt, but with a bit of cool ingredients to make it not just purely happy per se. Lovely stuff as always, well done!
Top 3 - NickC, obScene, cotmm68030.
I was delegating back and forth a lot between NickC's and obScene's entry, because both were deserving of the top spot, but i just barely edged over to Nick's entry, just because it was more theme accurate. Both are incredible though.
These entries also deserved a spot on the list, it's not easy choosing 3 you know:
DDRKirby(ISQ) (First Entry)
Awesome - Wassup Thunder, cotmm68030, Nukage, DDRKirby(ISQ) (Both Entries), obScene, Voider, BJKMenu, NickC, Coloradoweeks, Misael.K, JH Sounds.
Needs Work - Draconiator, Lyra_183, DarkShadow, THEGREATDESTROYER22, Koekepan, Arcana.
Lots of great entries to choose from!
coloradoweeks: smooth and uplifting.
cotmm68030: loving those chords and the warmth.
DDRKirby(ISQ): super pretty and relaxing.
TheVideoGamer: beautiful track.
Wassup Thunder: mysterious and different from your usual stuff.
voider.: digging that second part of you entry.
awesum: coloradoweeks, cotmm68030, DDRKirby(ISQ), DDRKirbyISQ, NickC, nukage, obScene, TheVideoGamer, voider., Wassup Thunder.
good: Arcana, bjkmenu, DarkShadow, JH Sounds, Koekepan, Lyra_183, THEGREATDESTROYER22.