i look forward
to some more of your work
just a suggestion, try to branch out to other styles of music!
critique: bass is a little gurgled (dunno if that was intended), i do like the clap sound, but try to parametric EQ it, so it sounds a little more realistic.
also, pan a few of your instruments to the center during more chorus-y areas.
I like the way each part of the original song has been changed to fit the genre. Just a few things though.
The bit that comes in at 1:49 (And all the other times that part appears) sounds a little strange compared to the original song. I think maybe you should have put the rest of the notes in.
The synth that comes in at 2:18 needs to be a little stronger.
They're pretty much the only negatives I noticed, the rest of the song was great! =D I especially like the percussion and SFX. =)
Oh god.. I wanted to write some things that could help you improve this song or your future projects.. But I really can't see what else you could do to improve this well made remix.. Best mix of DKC2 Lava I've heard so far..
5/5, 9/10, deserved! Keep up the good work!
Wow, thank you. what a high honor ^__^
i can tell you used some interesting techniques and automation to pull off this song. Your panning sounds more like experimental work. There are some sounds/ synth you panned that i found pleasant while others i didn't. For example a common rule in mixing is if you choose to pan drums the song gets an imbalanced feel to it, which isn't always bad but in this cause i don't think panning your hi hats to the left worked very well. it sounds like your synths are to the right and delayed to the left. The song has very odd movement, i think partially due to panning but also i think your leads are to quite maybe? Or maybe its their attack. The synth around 2:30 sounds better but it doesn't appear to stand out to me as much. anyways over all it sounds like your getting a hell of allot better. And your mix is pretty amazing has a nice balalnce to it. Great work.
mixing style & etc...
i have been wondering who my 101st review would go to!
so i am realizing this is the most "traditional" mixing style i have heard in a while, such as instruments & voices being on left only and right only. this is very important in mixing but you might want to automate the paning to go back and forth on some things like sweeps for example. one thing you accomplished well in this piece was separation within the stereo space, which is something i get onto with people alot because they cant hear how mono everything is.
i hear something interesting. side chaining on a pad! i like this.
the boiling, bubbly, rainy, samples you have in here are really cool! great idea.
you did a great job making this song sound complete, it all seemed very full. i would have chosen a different kick but for the kick you did have, you made it sit nicely in a different spot than your bass frequency so it sounds distinct still. great mixing & eq.'ing on this song for the most part.
interesting stuff :)
keep up the work, this is good stuff i gave you a 4 :D
HAHAHA! your review has made me all smiles:D
I sat down and read the PM you sent me a while back and i FINALLY (after all this time) made the connection that the Peak Controler was just as important to EQing as the compressor was! Glad to hear that I got it right! Now I get to go back and re-EQ my other DKC songs ]:\
I really didn't want to go back and touch this song up again b/c I've already put 12+ hours into it in the last 2 days, but you've convinced me. I am gonna work on the panning - and I know just the spot.
I am glad you liked the drips. I knew the second I heard a drip in my head that I HAD to have it for this song. Glad to see it was well recieved.
I want to say to everyone that is reading this that this guy right here ^^^ taught me, and helped me make this song awesome. SO GO CHECK OUT HIS STUFF AND GIVE HIM LOTS OF REVIEWS! haha. I appreciate all your input Darren-M.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.