classy electro-mechanical feel but not 'great'
I decided that I'd listen to any music I'm considering for games for at least around half an hour. I mean, I like to think a game will occupy /someone/ that long when it's reached its final iteration and so if I use music, I'd like it to stay interesting for as long.
May be arrogance but enh.
I just noticed that this actually ends pretty well, kinda on a single note - the base note of the scale?
Also, loops perfectly.
I really liked the main melody to begin with - sorta futuristic, but with personality. Kinda a mechanical, gritty futurism? With pumping cogs and maybe even some steam. And also big metal things crashing down.
The doubletime beat was nice in giving it a bit of variation but I felt it kinda destroyed some of the driving mechanical feel.
I found after a while it got kinda irritating and the buzzy instrument I enjoyed previously is now getting on my nerves.
Maybe it could be a tune for one level of a full multi-level game (with really long levels), or maybe it'd work well as a rhythm-based game... just thinking out 'loud'.
The constant melody from the buzzers does give it a cool mechanical feel, but I'd have been interested to hear you having played around with that element as well. I like how you have a lot of other stuff going on though - your tracks always seem fairly packed without being 'fuzzy'.
Cool mechanical sound but doesn't totally grab me.
My new year's resolution is to make more games this year. (This is also LLL btw.)
That seemed to be a very well thought out and hinest review. I really appreciate the time that you've taken to leave such in-depth feedback.
When this was made, a few years back, I didn't have a great audio setup - most of my "mastering" (I'm using the term very loosely) was done on headphones and so the levels are all off a bit - a lot of the older stuff sounds a bit.. tinny on external speakers. Very little punch compared to the headphones right up against your ears you know?
No biggie though - Thanks again for the review and although it seems that you've left a few reviews for the older stuff (which I'm grateful for) you should have a listen to one or two of the more recent tracks.
Again - Thanks a ton!
the half time sections i really enjoyed, strong groove and nice clangy synth sounds. the muffled stabs combined with the reverse pad works well. when the dnb beat came in and it doubled up nothing seemed to happen to it. could do with either changing up into more of a fully fledged dnb track or being 100% halftime, the break out back to halftime was very nice to i'd be inclined to try both. certainly a good idea that needs exploring, slick indeed.
Yehhh... sort of a wanna-be matrixy piece I guess... so many people were doing it - I just wanted to be one of the cool kids you know? haha :D
It seemed to have an electrisity theme in it. It would be neat for one of thoes mad scientist lab things with all the electrisity in the back (wierd i know) It's another origional piece by you.
Thank you - yes it is! That was a good description.
good start at dnb it deffinetly sounds like it cud be somthing big later...the drum line is a lil thin but besides that plz redo the song with thick bassline.
Thanks - you might like "Jase & Bazz" a little more than this track. I'll certainly look into reworking this - I have yet to listen to your stuff but I think that a laid back D&Bish sort of track might be completely cool if mixeed with Hip-Hop percussion and then mashed up and glitched a bit.
ha u said one reiew...
NOW THERES GONNA BE TWO HAHAHAHA
n e ways i luv this.
like u said yer not a dnb master but this is damned close to it. now i understand wut u said about fast drum shit.
the next song im makin is ambient/dark hip hop/ trance and it'll have a drum solo that i did in it! u should check it out when im done it.
o and did i say that i luv this?
Thanks blackhawk ... I'm glad you like it - There are D&B and/or jungle elements in this piece but that just sort of happened... originally it was all gonna be downtempo... I guess it all worked out though. - As soon as You're done with your stuff, I'd love to hear it!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.