Agh! I was *so* close to rating this a 5 and favoriting it! But it all gets way too muddy around the 30-second mark--I think there's just too much reverb going on, or else you need to do something to separate the lead from the background (panning and equalization, most likely). I'd love to see you take a second crack at this. :)
Everything about this remix is superb except the choice of lead instrument. Replace the trumpets with a nice reverb-y pan flute and this will easily rate a 9/10.
Awesome work! Great counterpoint, it's mixed perfectly, and I love the flute trills at 0:39. I could easily see an extended version of this appearing as outdoor battle music in an HD remake of Shining Force 2.
Great great great!
I absolutely love this beat--*this* is real hip hop, not the garbage they play on the radio. It reminds me of some of the great independent stuff I used to play on my radio show back in the day.
My biggest criticism is that some of your transitions are choppy; you should try to avoid letting samples just cut off suddenly. You should also make an effort to find more samples to weave in, or at least toy with the beat--that will help keep it from getting repetitive. See if you can find the old Tomfoolio tracks Son of Drifter and Sleepwalker; those are good examples of what I'm talking about.
Making transitions with samples is easier said than done. Whenever I sample something, I listen to the entire thing about 5 times, just to get an idea from it. Then from there, I take what I can. I do my best to use as much as possible, but there's times where things just don't go as well as you'd expect them to. That's pretty much what happened with the transitions in this one. The sample its self didn't even follow a standard hip-hop song time signature, so I had to cut a lot out.
This song is beautiful. I love how you manage to make it feel very effortless and smooth, yet keep me guessing about the song's progression. Touching yet original, natural yet unpredictable. You, sir, get a 10.
thanks Mal XD I'm glad you liked it.
I have one question, for you. I don't know why this song gets much attention, so could you please pm me where you found this song? :)
The name of the song put me off from listening to it at first, but this is simply gorgeous, and quite well-produced to boot. I also just love how it ends.
I do feel like there's a bit too much attack on the strings after 2:30, though. That section feels like a more natural fit for legato. Overall, though, great job!
Haha Really? Well i'm glad you pointed that out to me, I'll keep an eye on that next time. hmm legato does seem like a good Idea I'll try and use that to my advantage next time.
Thank you for your input and come again!
I've been trying to think of what song this track reminds me of. After listening to it a few times, I think I'm able to pinpoint it--during the main chord progression, this sounds to me like a sweeping, cinematic remix of the chorus from Hotel California. Listen to it carefully, and I think you'll see what I mean. That's not a criticism, though--this is a great track. I especially love your use of the singer; it adds a little touch of melancholy and beauty that, IMHO, makes this track stand out as a real work of skill.
Great job! :)
This is neat!
I recognize the FF4 Overworld theme coming at around 3:05. :) Lovely song--nice choice. The castle theme from Zelda: A Link to the Past begins at 9:18 and lasts a minute--another great choice. The Zelda overworld theme is at 1:00 or so. The Chocobo theme is at about 7:20 or so. 8:00 is the Donkey Kong Country theme.
The very first minute/again at 2:11 sounds very familiar, but I can't recall the game...that isn't Zelda music, is it?
Your boss tracks just keep getting better and better! This one is really fantastic--I instantly visualize a really major boss battle the second this starts playing. It's too bad it doesn't fit the TRPG style, or I might use it myself. :)
Wow, this song is just fantastic: beautiful melody, well produced, well played, keeps itself fresh through constant variations on the theme...really, this is just great. I'm so glad I found this. It makes me want to write an orchestral accompaniment to the last portion of the song, not because it needs it, but just because it would be fun to have that extra cinematic aspect to it. :)
Thanks for the support dude ! I'm glad you liked it : ) Writte an orchestral accompaniment if you want, it'd be awesome ; ). firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the good review man \m/
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