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Mountain Trail

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I envisioned an intrepid mountain trail as the starter level for an adventure game or something. Lol anyway, hope you all enjoy it! Check out the 8-bit version when you get a chance!!

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I'd love it without the birds at the beginning, as they break the loopable effect in the way that you notice it because of them. For anything else I love it and it sounds really well as a mix of harmony and soft-action that would go greatly with a platform game or a rpg scene.

Great for original video game music

I had one major objection, but I'll get to that after saying you did good. Video game music ought to give players a hint of direction; you did so wonderfully. You also managed to make a fun little piece that didn't deviate too far from the tone you were trying to set. Your piece was quite obviously original, which is always good.

The objection is this: your parts get too busy and convolted around 0:36 and stay that way till 0:50. There's also a distinct lack of pleasant harmony in that section and instead you've served a minor earful of discord. You may want to reevaluate how many different instruments you introduce or maybe how different their respective parts are. Going too many directions at once takes away the sensation of melody, which can seriously impair the listener's experience. Doubly so with video game music since the player's attention is directed towards the game, not the music(which should serve as a foil for gameplay elements).

Other very minor issues which don't impair the music's enjoyability but could probably be fine tuned:
1. The trumpet part is a bit loud and could have its volume scaled down 2 to 5 percent.
2. At parts the drum section could be construed to be too fast(like around 1:20 e.g.) It's actually OK to slow the drum section intermittently.
3. Don't say "lol" in the author comments, really. If you just stripped out that, it'd be a totally professional statement and make it seem like you're not laughing at your own jokes.

You did good. Happy composing.

Cam3leon responds:

Sorry it took me a minute to respond but I read this a while back and I appreciate the criticism:

1. Yeah I always had problems trying to tone down the trumpet without downplaying it entirely. I think I've worked on that though.

2. The drum pattern was on a loop the whole time, so I don't think it sped up anywhere in particular. Still I'll switch it up a little more next time to fit the tempo.

3. True I feel you. I mean, I'm having fun with it, but at the same time I am stepping up there in terms of making music. Just registered to ocremix a minute ago as a matter of fact. Thanks for the comments!

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Jan 20, 2010
3:03 AM EST
Video Game
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2.3 MB
1 min 59 sec

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