Lockjaw's Saga Redux

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Another re-done song of mine, Lockjaw's Saga from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Big update to how it used to sound, I think. =D


It shares the recurring problem with your more recent songs.

As I believe I've stated before (although I realize this was made well before I made said comments), many of your newer songs have fallen into the same trap of having sounds "mesh together", resulting in the melody being lost, as well as a jumbled mess of sounds that lose their ability to sound crisp and powerful.

I believe this is due to the reverb settings you are using, but the general cause seems to be that the majority of sounds have changed from a large dynamic range to a small one, as well as changing from lower pitched sounds to higher ones in general, giving it that slight "humming" sound deep in the background, an effect which can either improve or destroy a song depending on how it is used. A good example of this is the difference between "Alpha and Omega" and "Omega Redux". In the former, the "humming" effect is virtually nonexistent, while in the latter it is quite prevalent. Which was better depends largely on an individuals preference, but Alpha and Omega is undoubtedly the crisper and generally more powerful sounding song.

The point of all this? Well the difference between Alpha and Omega and Omega Redux is basically the same difference between Lockjaw's Saga and its Redux version. Listening to several seconds of two songs in two different tabs back and forth, it is clear the the original has a much clearer and more raw sounding aura to it. I personally prefer that clearness over this version, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars. However, as I said before, which is better is generally opinion based. I wouldn't normally write all this out, but I since I really appreciate your music, I felt that it was something that needed to be put out there, if at least for you to consider.

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Lockjaw's Greatness

Holy Shiz!!! This is awesome.. A great remix to a tough song!!! And in a tough music genre for it!! Great WORK!!!!

You've done it again.

Your first remix of this song was how I originally found you. I couldn't fathom a better sounding remix, and you've proved me so wrong. I didn't realize it'd be from the same remixer, though.

The halfway mark at 1 minute was the kicker to just how much better you've improved from the first one. Great job, EF.


Could you tell me how much time you spent for doing this? Just want to know how much time it takes to make such an awesome song!
This is really great work, I love it!


Again an awesome remix!!!!! You probably keep doing this and make your other awesome songs even better!!!!! =) =) =) =)

P.S. Could you make an other kirby and/or mega man compilations? Those are the very REASON I love newgrounds audio portal. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

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4.10 / 5.00

Sep 2, 2009
6:19 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
5.2 MB
2 min 17 sec

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