Pokemon TCG - Normal Battle (PRC363)
Dec 15, 2017 FreakyT
I can almost imagine this mix playing in the background of a slice of life anime. I particularly enjoyed those background piano stabs, and how well that worked with the dueling violin parts. My primary issue is with either the mixing or the sample -- the violin seems too...loud? Not sure if that's exactly it, but it exists in both this version and the "remastered" version posted on the forum.
Flurry of Flames - Take Your Time
I enjoyed this mellow take on the source! However, I felt like it was slightly too repetitive, seeming like it was planning to go somewhere but then decided not to. In particular, the repeating 6 staccato piano notes felt a bit grating after a while.
Dec 16, 2017 Starphoenix
Heart of the Cards - FreakyT: Love the jazzy piano interpretation on this track. I envision sailing on a boat with a summer breeze on my back. Absolutely beautiful, fantastic job!
Dueling Strings - Dex: I didn't think the strings were that rough. Like where everything sits in the mix. You kept the drive of the original and added a lot of nuance to each layer.
Take Your Time - Flurry of Flames: Man, everyone went the chill route. Lol You did a great job with this track. The guitar lead reminded me of something from Animal Crossing: Wild World. A little less interpretive than the other entries, but still great none the less. Good job.
Dec 16, 2017 Dex
Flurry of Flames - Nice idea and good use of pads. I didn't like the acoustic guitar samples used, though. They're too percussive on every note. Look into mixing in some legato slides or hammer-ons instead. Actually, I think this piece could have also benefited from a drum part. Also, the piece sounded a bit robotic, both in terms of note velocities on the piano and note timings overall. Consider humanizing these.
Dec 17, 2017 bundeslang
Dex - This is a more energetic version of the source.
FreakyT - Liked the piano, especially the combination with the kick on the background. Nice ending.