Saturday Morning is Forever (RWS0305)
May 26, 2015 Yoshiblade
May 27, 2015 bundeslang
Jakos - Orchestral isn't the first style I would select for this source, but it turned out pretty well. It's a bit short and it could use more stuff (noise) in the song.
Mark Sparling - Chip and rock is a funny combination, especially in the way you mixed it. It's a living mix.
Yoshiblade - For some reason I have the idea that the song never really starts, it sounds like a nice intro of an amazing song. This song could fit as a source for the final boss stage of a game.
May 27, 2015 Jakos
Yoshiblade : I like the song in general, looks like he's using a vocoder and cutoff effects and that give it a very cool touch.
Mark Sparling : I like the quality and style of the song over the Yoshiblade one but the song is similar to the original sources I think that's why I give you the third place (Has been hard, I would like to make songs like that someday)
May 27, 2015 Mark Sparling
fxsnoy - I love the vibe here. The groove is really great. The little bit of "chiptune" works very nicely here and the change in styles/groove feels very organic.
Jakos - This sounds great. I really like the slow build here. I feel like it could've built up a bit more in terms of density, but that's just a personal preference. I really like that when the higher strings are more sustained, the bass is more staccato, and then the two of them switch off.
May 27, 2015 Jorito
Draculesti Hall by Jakos: not the easiest of sources to remix, but you were up to the challenge. For a first remix it's a good attempt :) The koto (?) and tubular bells/anvils feel a bit out of place and distract a bit in stead of creating this uneasy feel. Also better orchestral samples might help you out a lot. But like I said, for a first remix it's a good attempt. Keep at it, learn and grow, this is one of those things that you have to practice to improve :)
Tree Fort in the Clouds by Mark Sparling: Like Mark said in the comments I didn't hear this version yet. I like it, good improvement over the earlier preview I received, with a better mix and more liveliness in the chiptune parts. Also liked that he fused 2 tracks together and from an arrangement perspective it keeps my interest. One remark: the acoustic drums stand out a bit (and I think the drummer needs 4 arms to actually play these parts :P). Good job!
Turtle Soup by Yoshiblade: wouldn't call this track exactly breakbeat but I can see where you got the inspiration from. To me the source track doesn't sound like the easiest source to create an interesting remix from, so you might have made it a bit hard for yourself here. The synth lead/arp is getting too repetitive for me quite soon. The drum breakdown and buildup at the first 1/3 of the track is a bit too long and feels awkward to me. I do like the experimental setup and the extra bits of filtering and glitching you did in the last part. Ending is a bit abrupt.
May 27, 2015 timaeus222
Mark Sparling and Jorito had a good arrangement but the drums were lacking in punch.
Yoshiblade and Esperado had a meandering arrangement that lost its way when it went trance. Sorry. :(
May 27, 2015 MindWanderer
Yoshiblade: The source is short, but this sounds like it's based on something much shorter. It's very repetitive. Some of the high-mids are really piercing and painful. Ending is really abrupt. Nice drums, glitches, and VFX, though.
fxsnowy: The shallow soundscape makes this a tough sell. It sounds like game music from a really limited console. The arrangement is fun, but it's just so lacking in power.
Jakos: This started off really promising, but the soundscape never really evolved past the intro. Like fxsnowy's entry, there isn't enough going on to hold any interest. Low end is really weak, and it doesn't sound like there are any more than two or three instruments going on at any one time. It's a good start, but it's just a start.
May 28, 2015 fxsnowy
Jakos - Instrumentation is really cool, synths are a little cheesy, but it works that way. Wish I could have heard more, I really like the ending part where the mood changes.
Yoshiblade - I like the start, it gets you pumped, and the part where the fast snares come in is really interesting (in a good way). I would have liked to see more variation, also the overuse of volume changes bothers me a little.