Sonic Heroes - Mystic Mansion (PRC382)
Nov 07, 2018 hoboka
Silverpool - Hehehe, loving the tempo changes. The bell sample worked well, but that plucked instrument that followed was kinda poopy. Except the 2nd half part, it works there. Some interesting detuned synthwork. Sytrus samples ftw.
AxLR - Little toooo chill-stepped for my taste. Don't get me wrong, I love chill-step, but I'm unsure if it fits well with the source material - even in the context of PRC...kinda like my YouTube Poop take on the source tune, but not nearly as bad lmao. Nice boopy snare drum, that's pretty cool. There is a pulse and vibe here that surpasses everyone else's entries. But wasn't quite my cup of tea. Nice work either way man!
Nov 08, 2018 AxLR
HoboKa - You already trolled during PRC 373, but it gets me everytime. I don't know if I can judge your choice of instruments since, heh, it made like this on purpose. Oh and PINGAS too.
Silverpool - Your music plays with BPM and that's a pretty interesting idea. In terms of composition, although you didn't change much to the original, I like how you twisted it to make it more dynamic.
But, and there is a big but(t), you didn't choose your instruments wisely. Your hats are too loud. The bass is to calm and you gave it way too much reverb, your guitar is too agressive and covers everything else when it's here. The lead is pretty well made but try lowering the release knob on the volume. Your plucks need to be way less wide and way more discrete.
Too bad, because there are thoughts behind this and we can clearly see that you tried some interesting things.
That were an interesting round, too bad PlanarianHugger couldn't get us a bonus remix.
Nov 09, 2018 bundeslang
AxLR - The drums and bass are working nicely in combination with the spooky samples. A simple idea worked out very well.
Silverpool - If you want more Sonic rounds there's one way to influence it. Participate and win many times and pick a Sonic source. The song is catchy and relaxing. Liked that weird part around 1:40.
HoboKa - I'm really planning to enter MnP in the coming rounds to do something back for all your effort by entering PRC often. The song is creative in a strange way, so it perfectly fits this spooky source.
Nov 09, 2018 Dex
hoboka - Whyyyyyyyyyyy
AxLR - Not sure what progressive electronic music is, but this works pretty well. It hits the "spooky" aspect better than any of the other pieces, including the source itself. I don't like the "snare" or the hats sounds though.
Silverpool - Well balanced aside from that distorted guitar, which is a little too uncontrolled. The first tempo shift works well but I'm not a fan of the rest of them.
Nov 10, 2018 TheVideoGamer
AxLR - This one is a solid arrangement, and my first choice. What's good is how well balanced it sounds. A little too minimal, but that's the style, so i can't really argue. The choice of sounds are well balanced too, and have a cohesive structure. Maybe add more, but it's really good.
hoboka - The voice samples are too much, it obtrudes a really nice arrangement. On top of that, nothing is well mixed, i hear too much strings and not enough, melodic ideas. It's nice how you went in a more acoustic direction, when the song is pure electronic.
Silverpool - Good arrangement overall, but way too sporadic. One minute we are zooming in at 180bpm, next were chillin' at 80bpm. The balance between tempos is also quite sharp, so i felt a rapid shift instantly. One thing that got me, which i wasn't too keen on, is the use of General Midi instruments, especially when it's about arranging. Out of the three tracks, i'd say yours is the best in dynamics. Well balanced, and had a nice punchy beat. Some parts felt a little quite, but overall good job.