Final Fantasy XII - Seeking Pow (PRC241)
Apr 01, 2013 sggod89
Marcusg: Pretty chill track, I dig it! Snare is a bit loud in the mix, other than that it seemed pretty polished. The bass sounds great.
V__: The part when the main melody came in was sublime! The minimalistic approached worked really well with this track.
Yami: Man that beer sounds delicious! I was secretly hoping for a chaotic end where you got a little tipsy and shit went awry haha Cool and dreamy track nonetheless.
Esperado: Quite a dramatic intro! Really groovy track, it flows great. The extra work really paid off, this is a great remix.
Apr 01, 2013 esperado
otherwise. drumj8, it sounds like your sounds arent blending very well. so thats probably just a mixing thing, and you might try some panning and effects to spice it up. plus it could use a bit of length
Apr 02, 2013 bundeslang
Esperado - The song sounds full and complete, it has a lot in it. Nice variation with the source.
Marcusg - It is a cool idea. I like what you did, but the song can use more variation.
V___ - It takes a while before the song really starts, but the build-up is promising. I like the bell around 1:10. The part around 2:30 fits perfectly in this song and continues in a good way during the rest of the song which has a long ending.
Yami - The song is slow, but that fits very well with the source. I really liked the last part. The ending is a bit weird.
Apr 02, 2013 FreakyT
That said, here are my votes:
1. **Denial of Power by esperado**
I'm not familiar with the Resident Evil extinction theme, but I think this track is awesome. The change of sound around 1:50 keeps the mix from sounding too repetitive, and I love the piano that comes in at 2:33.
2. **Not enough power by marcusg**
The crunchy things at the very beginning sound kinda weird to me, but then when the song gets going at around 0:14 they fit better, and add an interesting texture. I enjoy your interpretation -- it has a good laid back vibe to it. I can imagine some people driving a car with dark tinted windows down a bunch of empty city streets while the buildings reflect in their sunglasses. Or something. My only other complaint is that it does tend to get a bit repetitive though.
3. **Hide and Seek Tha Sorse by V___**
Personally, I feel like the beat-y intro goes on too long. I like the instrument part added at 1:05, but I feel like the song would have benefitted from it coming in much earlier. I also like the original notes you added in around 2:04, but again, these seem loop for too long. All in all, I think you're doing some interesting things here, but the song tends to sound too looping.
Thoughts on the other tracks:
**Chasing Control by DrumJ8**
I had a lot of trouble choosing between this one and "Hide and Seek..." for the #3 spot. The piano intro is pretty cool sounding, but I think it would be cooler with more expressiveness -- the notes sound very artificial (at least to me.) The next part, with the electronic stuff, sounds pretty cool, but then the song seems to end abruptly. I think this song has a lot of potential, if the electronic part were longer and incorporated more of the original song.
**Dreaming of Power by Yami**
The slow intro is pretty cool, but I'm not nuts about the synth that comes in though.