you could make it harder and louder and longer
this way you'll something good
A little annoying though after 5 or 6 times through - The lower strings are a little heavy, the clicks feel a little like a metronome but the blips are decent and the main melody isn't too bad... Only prob really is that at the end of the loop I get the distinct feeling that the piece is over due to the melodic progression and the sudden multiple cymbal hits - this makes the loop is much more apparent. If the loop were 'hidden' a little more and if everything were a little better balanced I think it would be a decent submission of the front page.
Pretty good job though - I know how it is when composing a loop - have to try to balance it all out - tough to judge as well because after all what can you really do in 15 seconds right?
I'm voting 3 on this - it was ok - nothing truly inspired and certainly nothing to email others about. This was right in the middle for me. Not bad at all but nothing stuck out.
Keep it up though - most of your stuff has been pretty good so far.
hey thanks for the review!
yeah...i know what you mean about keeping the loop 'hidden'. it's hard 'cause i originally composed this as a longer piece, and then the loop version came after. i may try composing some short loops for the only purpose of being short loops (instead of full songs). you can decide whether the loops in those sound 'hidden' or not hahaha.
thanks again! cheers an g'day.
Super Neato Bandito
Well its a nice loop but theres only 4 instraments I can hear and for a loop thats meant to be played over and over it could use some more stuff to keep the listener interested. Also the main synth is a bit to loud for me and your drums could be a bit louder also, just experiment
hey, thanks for the review! there are actually quite a few instruments, but they are mostly background stuff and you are correct that you're only hearing about 3 or 4 of the main ones. if you listen carefully, there are strings, a harmony synth, little clicks here and there that pan left and right, and other little tid bits in there. it would also help to listen to the full version 'Valiant'.
i tried to keep it simple for the most part, like an old 16-bit videogame. the reason the drums are pulled back so much was because i thought they were a little harsh sounding at a higher volume.
anyways, i'll try to keep your suggestions in mind when making my future loops. thanks lots! cheers an g'day.
I feel that the original Valiant loops pretty well by itself, but this is a pretty useful loop, and well made. Nice work.
recently in the forums, someone complained, "hey, how come all the loops on the frontpage are only by ParagonX9???" and one of the admins answered, "well, i would put up loops by other authors, but no one has sent me anything!!!!!!!!" so, they are now pooling short loops for a little 'contest' for the frontpage. the loops need to be between 10-15 seconds, so that is why i made a seperate short-loop version of Valiant, so i can enter into this little 'contest'. who knows, maybe i'll make the frontpage! hahaha one can only dream...
thanks again! that is all...for now...cheers an g'day.
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