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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 8th, 2011 @ 01:03 AM Reply

rather sad top 5.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 8th, 2011 @ 01:36 AM Reply

No. 1 isn't that great... at all, how did it get there?
I liked No. 3 though.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 8th, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

I already reviewed the tracks but I'll share a quick summary

#1
I just don't want to think that this is a midi rip, there are some mistakes at the drums and the track is pretty much the same melody again.

#2

It was ok , nothing special or something to make it stand out of these kind of songs but i know that he spend some time making this and he made something good comparing it to other uncreative stuff.

#3

I think this is the best of the top 5 , really nice composition. This guy managed managed to distribute all the melodies on his track without making it repetitive. I also like the piano , somehow it always fits in everything and adds a really nice ambience. I just think he could make some variations on the drums but i like it the way it is.

#4

Seriously if i hear another "vengeance dubstep preset" song im gonna go on a rampage. I kindly told the guy that he could spend some time learning how to make his own patches to make their music more original and fun to make, but he went really hostile on me but oh well. I liked the intro of the track, sets up the mood really good but the rest of the track kinda sounds pretty much the same.

#5

This track was really repetitive because of the same melody he used over and over again. I know that melody is the whole point of his track as he mentioned in his description, but i think he could make some variations to it or changing atleast the instrument or add some harmony with another synth. I really liked the string break though , it really revived the track but the rest was pretty much "something to fill" the track.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 14th, 2011 @ 03:44 AM Reply

New tops!

#1

  • SH - Cold
    SH - Cold by shaggyhaired

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    4.27 / 5.00
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    Hip Hop - Olskool
    Popularity
    337 Views

#2

#3

  • ~Beta~ Dilema (Loop)
    ~Beta~ Dilema (Loop) by aliaspharow

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    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    254 Views

#4

  • Zelda main theme ( HE )
    Zelda main theme ( HE ) by hylianensemble

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    4.13 / 5.00
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    Song
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    Video Game
    Popularity
    397 Views

#5

  • Buttersnips (Quick Cover)
    Buttersnips (Quick Cover) by Wahnsinn

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    Score
    4.26 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Heavy Metal
    Popularity
    307 Views

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 14th, 2011 @ 09:35 AM Reply

At 9/14/11 03:44 AM, Mich wrote: #1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 44764

It's not all that often that we get old school hip hop beats in the Top 5. This was actually really refreshing. It was a little repetitive, but I guess most rap beats are. Definitely one of the better songs to be featured in the Top 5. Maybe it's just me, but did the kick drum sound a little off-beat to anyone else, especially at the end of the track?

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 45227

The vocals, especially those at the start of the track, seemed way too far forward in the mix compared to the backing music. Other than that, I can't honestly say I like the track because I personally don't like the style of the original track, or xKore... :\

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 44906

Interesting and refreshing. It's actually quite nice, if a little 'safe' when it comes to the chord progression. I also wish it was longer and more developed, maybe with a bit of variation or dynamic range. But other than that, it's better than most of the usual Top 5 droll.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 44852

Maybe it's just me, but when the original melody kicks in, it sounds an awful lot like a midi rip. Other than that, it's a little repetitive in my opinion.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 44993

Some very nice guitar playing in there. Not really original, and not really a polished track, but it's nice to see some more rock & metal in the Top 5 :)

Overall, not a bad Top 5 this week. I'm actually quite pleasantly surprised.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 12:03 AM Reply

New Tops!

#1

  • [dB] I'm the Good Guy
    [dB] I'm the Good Guy by Decibel

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    Score
    4.55 / 5.00
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    Indie
    Popularity
    93 Views

#2

  • 2DPolygon - Never Forget Me
    2DPolygon - Never Forget Me by 2dpolygon

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    Score
    4.50 / 5.00
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    Song
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    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    195 Views

#3

  • AXB - Drift
    AXB - Drift by AuruxBlu

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    4.50 / 5.00
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    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    125 Views

#4

#5

  • |-A Touch of Heaven-|
    |-A Touch of Heaven-| by O-Prime125

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    Score
    4.28 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Hip Hop - Modern
    Popularity
    235 Views


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 09:55 AM Reply

At 9/21/11 12:03 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: New Tops!

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46452

It's an honor being among these amazing artists.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 12:07 AM Reply

New Tops!!

#1

  • Incident:010A Song
    Incident:010A Song by Meonly70

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    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    1,371 Views

#2

  • [Fiji] Not So Long Ago
    [Fiji] Not So Long Ago by MrFijiWiji

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    Score
    4.47 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Miscellaneous
    Popularity
    91 Views

#3

  • ==(Hammock Song)==
    ==(Hammock Song)== by SBB

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    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Jazz
    Popularity
    219 Views

#4

  • Pixzel: Falling Rain
    Pixzel: Falling Rain by iPixzel

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    4.44 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    205 Views

#5

  • '11 Artificial Intelli Evolved
    '11 Artificial Intelli Evolved by PeterSatera

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    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
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    Classical
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    173 Views


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 01:25 AM Reply

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46913

Kinda bland and predictable. It felt too dub-y for techno, and too weak for dubstep.

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46764

Not necessary bad, per se, but it was so slow that it almost put me to sleep. It kept feeling like it was going to lead up to a break, or some dirty dnb... something - anything! - that would give the track a little vitality. There was very little in the way of a memorable theme and, at the end of the day, if I can't whistle the main theme of a piece of music, it's not one that's going to stick with me.

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 47402

Nice to see some jazz in the Top 5, even if it is watered down so as to appeal to modern audiences.

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46892

A lot of the synths sounded like defaults or presets, but I didn't find the track to be that bad considering I don't even like techno.

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 47161

This one just felt all over the place. The underlying synth was cool but a little loud for my mixing tastes. It sounded like Harry Gregson Williams' Metal Gear Solid soundtracks, or perhaps Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen's work on Splinter Cell: Conviction. Overall, though, the different lines just felt 'off' - and this is just my personal opinion, but to me, none of the sections really felt like they were playing in time with each other. Other than that, my complaint is exactly what one reviewer stated: it sounds almost exactly like Zimmer, Badelt, or Jablonsky. In other words, Mr Satera shows an understanding of how to utilize and blend electro and orchestral elements, but he doesn't do anything interesting or unique with it.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 01:28 AM Reply

Success! My weekly picks are actually helping!

Go team!


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 02:47 AM Reply

At 9/28/11 12:07 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: New Tops!!

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46913

It's an okay song, some dissonance that didn't really fit there occasionally. Nice industrial touch with the clanky metal noise

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46764

20% groovy parts and 80% is the break between. It's a nice chilled groove but far too drawn out. And the noise just sounded like crap, needs some low pass filter to sound like pleasant vinyl noise

#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 47402

haha "watered down so as to appeal to modern audiences"? It's just a simple song man. The only reason I put it in jazz in the first place was to try and match the flash usage of this

#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46892

mehh

#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 47161

I thought it was pretty damn sweet. Certainly is by Newgrounds standards.

As for me grabbing a top5...

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 09:46 AM Reply

Is good to see some conversations regarding the top 5.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 06:02 PM Reply

At 9/28/11 12:11 AM, LaForge wrote: Congrats to SBB, Fiji and Peter.

Thanks LaForge and SBB! I had no idea I was in the top 50 until i read this thread. It was a nice shock hehe. I appreciate where you're coming from RampantMusik and I really appreciate your crits. I know I can't appeal to everyone, but i know where you're coming from. So thanks very much, it's great to get constructive feedback. :)

  • Incident:010A Song
    Incident:010A Song by Meonly70

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    Score
    4.04 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    2,456 Views

I liked the Incident:010 A song, but as said, it was a bit repetitive for me, i would have liked to hear something vary it up in the middle or give it a bit of variation. The dynamics used at the end could have been easily put in the middle, and would have worked well.

  • [Fiji] Not So Long Ago
    [Fiji] Not So Long Ago by MrFijiWiji

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    Score
    4.09 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    482 Views

I didnt mind this piece at all, i could see it used fittingly, however the record sound just didnt work for me. Still good though.

  • ==(Hammock Song)==
    ==(Hammock Song)== by SBB

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Jazz
    Popularity
    543 Views

I really like this, it's groovy, relaxing and it's full of talent. if anything SBB could have kept my attention for easily a few minutes more with what he did here.

  • Pixzel: Falling Rain
    Pixzel: Falling Rain by iPixzel

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    Score
    3.78 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    608 Views

I dunno about this one. It feels like the choice in sounds could do with more attention. Also it sounds like everything is fed equally to me on the left as it is on the right. It's a good track, i wish it had something a little more rememorable in it.

  • '11 Artificial Intelli Evolved
    '11 Artificial Intelli Evolved by PeterSatera

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    Score
    4.49 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    564 Views

Shouldnt be there IMO - but it was nice to see and i am greatful. :)


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 08:23 PM Reply

At 9/28/11 06:02 PM, PeterSatera wrote: I appreciate where you're coming from RampantMusik and I really appreciate your crits. I know I can't appeal to everyone, but i know where you're coming from. So thanks very much, it's great to get constructive feedback. :)

Glad to help - re-reading my post, I'm worried that it may have sounded a little condescending. I didn't intend for it to come off like that; but really all I want is to help people improve as much as I can :)

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 29th, 2011 @ 06:24 AM Reply

At 9/28/11 08:23 PM, RampantMusik wrote: Glad to help - re-reading my post, I'm worried that it may have sounded a little condescending. I didn't intend for it to come off like that; but really all I want is to help people improve as much as I can :)

Haha, yeah. On first read I was like. Awww. *sad face. But then after a few re-reads I decided to take it with a pinch of salt and that I can see where you were coming from. :)


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 29th, 2011 @ 06:35 AM Reply

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46764
20% groovy parts and 80% is the break between. It's a nice chilled groove but far too drawn out. And the noise just sounded like crap, needs some low pass filter to sound like pleasant vinyl noise

that. is. a. good. idea. imma do that now.
why not leave reviews now and again?

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Sep. 29th, 2011 @ 09:12 PM Reply

#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 46764
20% groovy parts and 80% is the break between. It's a nice chilled groove but far too drawn out. And :the noise just sounded like crap, needs some low pass filter to sound like pleasant vinyl noise

fixed it. thanks for the suggestion!

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 12:04 AM Reply

New Tops!!

#1

  • Chaoz Annihilator
    Chaoz Annihilator by TranceCrafter

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    Score
    4.59 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    540 Views

#2

  • KKS - Cyan's Theme [FFVI]
    KKS - Cyan's Theme [FFVI] by KKSlider60

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    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
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    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    106 Views

#3

  • {dj-N} The O
    {dj-N} The O by dj-Nate

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    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    House
    Popularity
    318 Views

#4

  • Dilema - (F-777 ReMiX)
    Dilema - (F-777 ReMiX) by F-777

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    Score
    4.39 / 5.00
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    Miscellaneous
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    565 Views

#5

  • Eternal Love[Original Mix]
    Eternal Love[Original Mix] by stephenstripling

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    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
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    Dance
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    377 Views


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 09:31 AM Reply

At 10/5/11 12:04 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: New Tops!!

#1
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 48740
#2
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 48044
#3
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 48261
#4
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 48029
#5
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 48229

So, F-777, Trancecrafter AND dj-Nate?

Can someone say 2008?
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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 04:51 PM Reply

w00t! thanks to everyone for making this happen, couldn't have done it without you guys. and also congratz to the other winners this week :)

My face when I saw the votes before midnight:

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 06:25 PM Reply

At 10/5/11 04:51 PM, TranceCrafter wrote: w00t! thanks to everyone for making this happen, couldn't have done it without you guys. and also congratz to the other winners this week :)

My face when I saw the votes before midnight:

lookin six years old lol.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 08:11 PM Reply

At 10/5/11 06:25 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 10/5/11 04:51 PM, TranceCrafter wrote: w00t! thanks to everyone for making this happen, couldn't have done it without you guys. and also congratz to the other winners this week :)

My face when I saw the votes before midnight:
lookin six years old lol.

lol

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 12:10 AM Reply

Mmmm weird , i always try to post the top 5 as soon as they appear but for some reason the list has not changed.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 01:37 AM Reply

At 10/12/11 12:10 AM, Acid-Paradox wrote: Mmmm weird , i always try to post the top 5 as soon as they appear but for some reason the list has not changed.

Glad I'm not the only one who noticed :o

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 02:10 AM Reply

Maybe there was a big tie and A Bot got confused and shot himself. Bot suicide is a real issue folks. Let us pray for him and his family.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 02:17 AM Reply

THEEE WORLLDDD IS ENDDIDNNGGGGGGGG

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 02:22 AM Reply

Maybe everything submitted to the portal this week sucked ass and A-Bot refuses to showcase it


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 03:32 AM Reply

I checked the date 3 times, I was like, is it really tuesday night?
It's messed up my whole perception of time/day.

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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 09:32 AM Reply

I think there was a glitch in voting too. When I went to 5 it right after the next tops right after NG's midnight time, it came up with an error even though it was just a few minutes after the new day started.

Redesign must be imminent :3.


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Response to The weekly tops discussion thread Oct. 12th, 2011 @ 09:40 AM Reply

At 10/12/11 09:32 AM, Supersteph54 wrote:
Redesign must be imminent :3.

That was my first thought, that this must be related to that.

Congrats to all the people from last week gettin extended exposure though