Zelda II - Battle Stage (NES) (PRC354)
Aug 11, 2017 PlanarianHugger
Xsquader - Reminds me for something out of Portal 2. I can hear the original song but just barely. Too experimental for my liking.
Silverpool - Too many discordant notes and sounds that clash with the main melody. Doesn't mesh well together as a song.
OneUp - Like the style and the production but the main synth sounds a bit weak.
Aug 12, 2017 Xsquader
Successes and Failures of a Hero
Zelda II Battle Theme (Silverpool ReMix)
PlanarianHunger's mix is also a very good and pleasant mix to listen to. I do think the synth used as during transition from calm to aggressive felt a tiny bit out of place as well as the transition itself but overall it was a very good mix and I loved the slower, more calm orchestral style at the beginning towards near the end. The aggressive part was not bad but I personally wish it had remained calm and slow. This could just be a personal preference however.
Silverpool's mix is good but I wish it was a bit cleaner and also I felt that the synths used sounded a bit odd when used alongside each other. Still though, a good mix and I hope to see Silverpool around some more in future compos.
Aug 13, 2017 Dex
PlanarianHugger - Overall this I dig. However the orchestral part at the beginning (first minute or so) sounds a little thin to me, you should have varied the velocities on the piano part, and the marimba sounds a touch out of tune at times. Furthermore I would have preferred the bass drum centered rather than on alternating speakers at 2:25. Overall though this is a really cool and interesting arrangement, and for me it gets first place on creativity grounds.
OneUp - I don't like EDM in general but I feel like I can tell this is good work. Your additions to the tune, variations, and dynamics changes in the song work well.
Xsquader - Sorry, I don't get this.
Silverpool - Your samples are poor and stuff is out of tune. This has been a consistent problem in your submissions. Please post your workflow setup (DAW, plugins, instruments, etc) somewhere so we can give you some feedback to help you improve.
Aug 13, 2017 Silverpool
PlanarianHugger: I was pleasantly surprised with your take on the source, though I would've enjoyed the "aggressive battle style" part even more if it was longer.
Xsquader: I put this ReMix in third because I can't really hear the source and I feel like the last two minutes just need a little more variation. Also, this ReMix made me think of a boss encounter rather than a battle.
Dex: This ReMix is very relaxing and pleasant. Period. :)
Aug 14, 2017 bundeslang
OneUp - Funny style. The bass works nicely.
PlanarianHugger - The strings are awesome. The speed up of the samples at the end works good.
Silverpool - Funny combination of samples, the song is a bit short.
Xsquader - Weird mix of samples, a bit confusing but funny as well.