Mega Man 4 - Skull Man Stage (PRC278)
Sep 01, 2014 bundeslang
Evktalo - It's hard to recognize the source if you didn't play the game, but I hear it in the song as I played the game several times (and did a mix for this one as well). It is a fun idea.
Jorito - This style works very good with the source, I liked how you arranged it. The end is a bit abrupt.
Showroom Dummy - Everytime you show up you post an awesome mix and this time is not different. Very good and creative use of the source.
Sep 01, 2014 Jorito
Jorito: as you said you didn't have much time, and it shows! This is the most slapdash song you did and also the mix is no way up to standards! Still quite like the track overall :P
bundeslang: not exactly my style of music, but still an original take on the theme. The acid arp and the Megaman lead seems to conflict and be off-key at times around 0:42-1:04(and like stated before I'm not a fan of that). The distorted kick seems buried behind the rest of the sound. Still I can imagine this going into a kind of party anthem theme (around 1:07). Seems an interesting direction :) For the lead around 2:00 I'd suggest using a different instrument if you wanna keep up the party sound. The ending is a tad weird tho. Keep working on it, I see progress :)
evktalo: hard to judge this one because the meat (lead) is missing and imaging the distorted guitar is hard for me even though I heard the original song a lot. So about the stuff I can hear... well, I like the drum sounds and drum patterns, they sound cool. The bass sounds a bit repetitive and also a bit bass heavy. I can imagine that in your head it sounds fantastic, it's just too hard to make it out from this track. Very interested in hearing the finished version tho :)
esperado: really chill take on the quite upbeat original! Nice dreamy intro, and when the main part kicks in around 0:42, the drums combined with the flute melody works well. This part does feel a bit thin tho (not much more happening than drums + bass + flute), could use some more filling. The bassline is a bit too repetitive and staccato to me (longer notes would have worked better IMHO, maybe on an acoustic bass). Nice 'n soothing tune, albeit a bit short.
Sep 02, 2014 evktalo
Bone to Pick - a solid hard rock take on the theme. Nice synths & organ especially. Good variation on the original.
Chipped Bone - really fun chip & beats & ep arrangement. I really like the combo. Sometimes the clap (when it's quieter) sounds a bit powerless & vanilla, it's such an often-heard sound it stands out a bit, but overall the beat is good (the more processed clap sound sounds good too). There's some uncomfortable off-harmony bits, such as the EP repeating the backing chords 2:07-2:21 which in itself is good but it conflicts with the bass at points & I think the lead too at points. Regardless, I loved the funky feel, it was a good way to reinterpret the tune.
Short Fight - tuned percussion was a cool way to do the theme. Nice flutes as well! The mix is very quiet!
The Perfect Match Against Skull Man - my main gripe would be that things don't play in the same key except in the part at 1:07 (and the same part later on).
Sep 02, 2014 gercr
-Chipped Bone by Showroom_Dummy
Great tune, nice sounds. Really original and enjoyable.
-Bone To Pick by Jorito
Awesome leads, that synth lines are great. Its just a great song.
-The Perfect Match Against Skull Man by bundeslang
It has some eerie atmosphere in some parts, that makes the song interesting. My only problem its that is very long and the rhytm can get a little repetitive.
-Kaheleita kalloja by evktalo
Interesting song, that bassline its nice and holds the song together.
the drums sounds a little unclear like muffled, also if instead of the synth it would have been a live electric guitar this could rock really hard
Short Fight by esperado
Nice and relaxed, the perfect last song to hear for the compo
Overall it was a great compo, its interesting that everyone took quite a different aproach to the source.
Great songs all of them.
Sep 02, 2014 Trism
Jorito - I do love me some prog rock :) Unfortunately the 'rock' part of the prog got pushed to the background early on and got a bit lost in the mix. The synths used were exellent though and the bass and drums fitted very well.
bundeslang - Firstly; welcome back to the land of the mixing :) Secondly; very nice house-style track you've made. The lead synth seemed a little out of tune at times for some reason and there was little to no variation in the drum track (though that's pretty typical of genre). Got a little repetitive towards the end.
evktalo - The distorted synths give a good idea of what you're going for with your finished product, however as it stands at the moment it doesn't sound too great. I'm very much looking forward to hear this when the guitars are added :)
esperado - A nice different take on the source, good to hear some different instruments in there and a slower tempo. It's a bit lacking in substance (some pads or sustained strings would have been a nice addition) but otherwise it's a nicely laid-back track.