Sonic 2006 - White Acropolis (PRC418)
Dec 18, 2020 Wassup Thunder
Dex's progressive metal sound was gorgeous, the contrasting instruments danced quite well together.
Trism's extension of the last segment of the song took a short portion of the source and gave it a life of its own. Very Nice.
Souperion, I enjoyed the mix of orchestra elements and the bits of eurobeat and other synths. There were a couple of parts where the mixing and sound ceiling seemed a little off. I believe some review and you'll find how to correct those.
Enjoyed everyone's music. Nicely done.
Dec 18, 2020 hoboka
Souperion - Love that your Zelda/Metroid influences, intentional or not. Haha. Also gave me a JRPG final dungeon vibe. Or a boss fight. Maybe my headphones suck, but I think the upper mids are a bit crowded? Unsure. Oh well. I liked 'Snowblind' the most.
Dex - Got an interesting 90's Saturday morning Cartoon Vibe going on. I like that reverb-delayed water tone at 0:30...great texture! The production here is the best, but if I went by qualifier alone, you'd be taking every round ha. I think Soup got ya beat on the re-interpetation area, but that is open for debate, naturally. Those drums are killer too.
TheVideoGamer - Your style works REALLY well for this type of Source Tune. The Acid Bass was cool idea, but the long-notes needed a different sample imo; I like how 'White Acropolis' evolves. but there's better acid bass samples imo... That Siney Flute thing is nice. Feels pretty laid back for a fast-paced thing. It's kind of relaxing oddly. Plenty of room for the ceiling. I think this is mixed pretty well. Maybe side-chain that kick? Egg on my face if you did. Lmao. The outtro felt a bit odd, having the beat solo it. A Club take isn't a bad call for the source.
Dec 19, 2020 Dex
Souperion: Interesting synthy-orchestral take on the piece. The sleigh bells make it sound extra festive. I don't like the sudden tempo changes but I think that's a personal thing. Lots of interesting sounds that blend well.
Trism: Neat minimalist take that really changes the vibe of the piece.
Wassup Thunder: You have great sounds and taste. I like how the orchestration makes the piece take on a more somber tone for the first minute and a half, and then it becomes more epic. What instruments are you using?
Dec 20, 2020 Trism
Souperion - I'm not sure about the choir sample at the beginning, it feels bit out of place with the rest of the opening. I like the tempo change, however there are a few issues with the volume changing quite noticeably throughout the whole track, usually when a lead synth comes in. When the track kicks up a gear you've created a very nice soundscape that all meshes together very nicely, but those up and down volume issues are quite distracting.
Wassup Thunder - The opening melody works really well with the mournful sounds of the cello, and the main hook works fantastically with strings. You've got some great energy when the percussion comes in, but I would have liked to hear some more bass notes in the mix. Your arrangement here is really well executed.
Dex - I'm a sucker for mashing two genres together, and you've done an excellent job of that with this track. Everything is really well mixed and the source is easily recognisable. The guitar tone is a bit harsh in comparison to the rest of the track, but that's a minor quibble.
Dec 21, 2020 bundeslang
Trism - Song is quiet and in a nice balance. Nice sampling.
Dex - This 'metal' take on the source works good. Enjoyed the stuff in the background as well and the ending.
Souperion - The 'choirs' are doing a nice job, the speed-up after the first minute is a good choice in combination with the slowing-down at the end, there's lot of varying stuff in this song.
TheVideoGamer - 10 Minutes is long, but it didn't bore me. The structure fits with the genre and is working great. There's much happening in this song.