Donkey Kong 2 + Star Control 2 (PRC252)

Votes (7)

Sep 02, 2013 bundeslang
  1. wnt t blv
    OneUp
  2. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  3. Giant Airborne Primates
    DrumJ8
Xsquader - I like this style, don't hear this much in PRC. The songs sounds very complete. Also the end is good.
OneUp - Your trancy style works again. I especially like the part around 1:00, there's good variation and the kick also works well.
Hoboka - Funny style, the last 35 seconds are a bit weird in combination with the first part, but it is a good variation.
FreakyT - It is short and simple. The built-up is nice and the (short) source is used very well.
DrumJ8 - Nice combination of the sources. Even though there's not much variation in the instruments, the song didn't bore me.
Sep 02, 2013 Chickenwarlord
  1. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  2. wnt t blv
    OneUp
  3. Giant Airborne Primates
    DrumJ8
That 80s feel is definitely the way I hear this source. Really that's how most of the 'normal' songs from Star Control 2 seem. Xsquader's mix is a pretty good example of how they come out in my mind.
OneUp - Standard, but still good.
Drumj8 - Not sure that I dig the overall instrument/production side mesh in this piece, but some cool flashes of inspiration on the arrangement side.
Sep 02, 2013 Xsquader
  1. wnt t blv
    OneUp
  2. Giant Airborne Primates
    DrumJ8
  3. Earth All Along
    FreakyT
OneUp - Amazing. Lot's of energy. The trance sound works really well and I love what you did to it.

DrumJ8 - I was also extremely fond of this work right here. I reminisce of the nes with the lead synth. The bassline works real well with that. Also a lot of energy in this track.

FreakyT - When I saw that it was 15 seconds long I didn't want to touch it. You gave it an excellent sound though. I very much like what you did to it. You definitely used that 15 seconds well.
Sep 03, 2013 evktalo
  1. Control the Starship or Whatev
    hoboka
  2. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  3. Giant Airborne Primates
    DrumJ8
Thanks for all the takes on the Yehat theme, I enjoyed the results quite a bit (:

Yehat's Darkside - Very enjoyable 80s treatment of the source!

Control the Starship... - The yearning feel of the beginning is very fitting for the source. A bassline for the more "fast beat"-oriented bits of the piece would have been nice, but the more atmospheric parts were fine as they were.

wnt t blv - It did feel kind of standard, but I enjoyed it, and especially appreciated the Orz mariner sound effect in there!

Earth All Along - Nice cinematic feel. The momentum doesn't seem to pick up properly, for instance the 0:15 breaks it. It stays restrained, which is not a bad thing in itself. But the piece is quite short!

Giant Airborne Primates - slow bass and busy beat make for a nice floating feel. Around 1:25 & 1:33 feel dissonant, the themes clash in an unpleasant way. That said, I like how you changed the fanfare theme. I'm left wanting to hear more, I wish it would pick up with a busier groove and change up the chords a bit.

--Eino
Sep 03, 2013 sggod89
  1. Control the Starship or Whatev
    hoboka
  2. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  3. wnt t blv
    OneUp
Yehat's Darkside by Xsquader: Alright my fellow RVAíer! The first thing I liked was the great use of panning on everything, really gave the piece a wide sound. This has a great dance-like feel to it which sounds great. Your remix has a really great flow to it. Pretty groovy man, you did an excellent job with your remix!

Control the Starship or Whatev by hoboka: Very fun track! Fantastic use of reverb, I really like the mix of sound especially in the beginning. The end was very nice as well, I could have a lot of fun throwing djenty guitars over that haha

Earth All Along by FreakyT: The really like the orchestral sound in this, and I know it takes a bit more work to get it sounding good as supposed to all synths. The samples sounded really good, but I wish the track was a bit longer!

wnt t blv by OneUp: Iíve always had an affection for trance. This is the kind of track I could listen to over and over before I get bored; it just has a great atmosphere to it. I really enjoyed the part around 2min, the change up really complimented the track. Production sounds darn good for only a nightís worth of work.

Giant Airborne Primates by DrumJ8: Mashing the snare with the Star Control source sounded pretty sweet man. I really dig the whole sound and feel of your track. The buildup in the middle was tasteful, I was sorta hoping a for a bass drop and my hair to be blown back after, but thatís okay lol
Sep 04, 2013 DrumJ8
  1. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  2. Control the Starship or Whatev
    hoboka
  3. wnt t blv
    OneUp
Xsquader - nice solid mix. I like the fullness of the sound.

hoboka - The beginning was my favorite part, it sounds nice and slow, and dark, I like it.

OneUp - I like the chord progression in the pads.

FreakyT - Nice interesting arrangement of a 15 second track :D I'll say, try experimenting with the velocities of the notes, e.g. every piano note sounds accented and pushed a little too hard.

nys wark awl
Sep 05, 2013 FreakyT
  1. Giant Airborne Primates
    DrumJ8
  2. Yehat's Darkside
    Xsquader
  3. Control the Starship or Whatev
    hoboka
DrumJ8: I like that you tried to fuse the sources together! When the DK melody comes in, I'll admit it sounds a bit odd in places; not sure how it could be integrated better, though.

Xsquader: The intro is my favorite part! The rest seems repetitive but generally pleasant to listen to.

hoboka: I'm not nuts about that strange intro sound, but I like the rest of the song. I like the almost new-agey feel with the ethereal choir sound.