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A chaotic fast-paced chiptune. I started this song a few years ago, but really evolved it over the past month. I also feel like I'm getting a lot better and figuring out the mistakes I made in my past works and expanding over them. Enjoy!


Edit: improved the mastering a little bit.


Flavour: Dark-Grey & Red

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Kinda reminds me of some of the old Namco and Tecmo games.

The overall bloated sound of the piece is a great take on being chaotic without really feeling fast paced. In fact, the slower feeling of the tempo allows for the recurring melody to pop out. I love how the piece is structured around random sounds; the various instruments being reduced add splashes of colour that made for a dynamic experience listening for the first time.

Even though I love how much the recurring melody pops out, I think the piece could be even more chaotic in terms of its texture. Another melody playing on top of the recurring one and soforth could throw off the balance and make for an even more interesting experience, especially on relistens. You could also change up the timing at which sounds appear - maybe coming in at a weak beat or in the middle of a weak beat.

My favourite parts would be the sounds that come in at 1:15 (reminds me of pizz strings) and 1:50 because electric guitar and chiptune is <3.

Zechnition responds:

Thanks for the review!

I definitely agree with your points, I think the peaks could have been made more interesting in order to better contrast with the slower sections. Balance is an interesting concept that I didn't consider when writing this song, but I totally see how it fits within the main ideas and could add depth in certain areas. I was actually aiming for a more fast paced song, but I didn't quite achieve the apparent speed I was looking for. Also, looking back at this song again I really noticed how rough it was around the edges. I'd love to spend some more time mastering it, but I suspect my skills aren't quite up to the task.

Anyways, thanks again for the tips, they're a big help!

Credits & Info

Zechnition
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Score
3.91 / 5.00

Uploaded
Apr 7, 2021
3:15 PM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
Song
8.7 MB
3 min 48 sec
Software
  • TAL-NoiseMaker
  • Helm
Misc. Kit
  • Lokomotiv

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