Rockin ! (ORC133)
Aug 22, 2010 hewhoisiam
@CPS - Neat intro stuff, then right into dubstep sounds. I give again the 'nod to this' nod of approval. There are places though where that heavy subtractive (I think?) synth grates, and it's a touch on the repetitive side. Still solid with a nice full sound. Some interesting takes in the middle almost like chip tunes to liven things up (that I love)
@JH - OH SMOOVE! Das so smoove! I love the groove that that bass line gives this. I'd have killed for that advertised vocal track. Without it, I can't help but feel like this track is missing something. It's just not exciting enough despite everything that it's doing great, it gets a touch boring. That said, bass groove is <3 top notch and the track is still well done.
@ <---THISWASBADANDYOUSHOULDFEELBAD! XD I did want to give you all a real ending... But I ran out of time. Actually, I cut myself off cause I didn't want to get halfway through and rush everything else. It's in 5/4, but it's written (mostly) 2/4 3/4 3/4 2/4 I heard one part when I first heard it that I wanted in 5. Though I kept hearing parts after that I wanted back in 4, so... Yeah.
@Projekt I like the idea here. Balance could use some work, the vocals are overpowering everything else, fuzzy, and hitting limiters. I'm just guessing it was a 'oh crap! get it done!' cause that's how mine turn out for that if I really crush time >.> Kudos on getting the entry in. I'ma be looking forward to future stuff from you.
Aug 23, 2010 JerryTerry
HewhoisIam: I like what you did with it, you managed to keep quite a lot of the source, yet make it entirely your own. Your use of a 5/4 time signature actually worked quite nicely. Though I felt the lower rhythm guitar (Nice use of Shreddage, by the way) was a little quiet, and was drowned out by the rest of the mix a little. Only a small amount though, it didn't particularly bring it down much.
JH: While it lacked the main melody of the source (Which I assume is because a rap was intended to be in its place, obviously), I think it worked. Though technically the whole remix is pretty much entirely based on the intro of the source, I'd say you pulled it off - though repetitive, it constantly varied, adding or subtracting parts. Considering its genre (in which the music itself is generally intended to be overshadowed by the vocals anyway) it did its job. Shame about not getting the vocals done in time though.
CPS: I'm not usually much of a DnB fan, but this worked quite well. I liked your choice of synths in the intro, which I think successfully built up the track. However, I'd say your guitar synth let it down a bit. Though the guitar synth itself was reasonable, the pitch-bending was a little iffy. It's hard to describe in writing, but some of the pitch-bent notes feel quite flat to me (In which some notes were bent a semitone, where a full tone may have sounded better).
However, the track goes on, the drums vary nicely, as do the synths. Overall, a good, solid remix.
ProjektZero: Hmm, the actual music itself is alright. Perhaps a little close to the source, though I liked the use of chipsounds. I generally loathe the use of autotune and the phrase 'aight', so it would be a little biased to vote this in last place solely for those reasons.
Some of the (sans-autotune) vocals felt a little out of tune at some points, and a few were a little out of time.
The bass felt a little weedy. Well, it was pretty much fine, but proclaiming "We're gonna bring that bass right back in!" drew attention to the fact that is wasn't very bassy at all. Possibly at this point, it could have done with either being a lower octave or having a second, lower bassline.
Aug 28, 2010 kylenin