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Shinobi Surf

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Hello, this is a remix of Stage 4-1 from Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was made in 6 hours for a remixing competition held by members of the Minibosses Message Board called Punchfest. The theme was Sega Genesis games (outside of Sonic) and I chose Shinobi 3. The goal was to make a song in only 6 hours, and this was what came of it.

I'm not very satisfied with the production values at all, so critical comments are appreciated.

UPDATE 5/09/10 - Did a lot of extra mixing. Made the bass more present by boosting in the 300hz range, knocked down the 80hz range to make room for the kick drum. Boosed the rhytyhm guitars at about 6.3k for a bit of warmth. Snare boost at about 200hz. Did some parallel compression with the drums. There's some other things I did but they escape me at the moment.


I know not the source...

... but I'll review it anyway, 'cause you're lukethexjesse. It's just what you gotta do.

The guitar tone is pretty good - I like the spectrum it covers. The bass sort of muddies the effect, though, I'd have the bass stick to it's own notes, if it's at all possible (or have the guitar change where it covers the 'rhythm guitar' part).

The synth is pretty weak. It just doesn't cut through the guitar portions. Even if it did, the sample itself just isn't thick enough to be interesting. The synth textures, while more fitting in the background, still sound bland and unnecessary.

The soloing guitar is great. Stick to that and those neat leads.

The overall sound is pretty clean, but I think it's hot. Turn down some of the volumes and get that clipping out of there.

Certainly not too bad, for six hours of effort (plus whatever you added to spit-shine the production).

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Credits & Info

3.89 / 5.00

May 4, 2010
12:50 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
2.1 MB
2 min 21 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.