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Done in about 3 hours with the help of The-Hobo-Dude, who helped me on the drums and bass line, and who is currently working on some lyrics.

Gears used:

-Sibelius 1.4 (Composition)

-MIDI to MP3 Converter (Conversion)

-Cool Edit Pro 2.0 (Equalizing and editing)


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browser quest uses this haha

camoshark responds:

I know, I learned this very recently and contacted them about it.

Thanks for pointing it out nonetheless! :)


Kind of sounds like an 8-bit sounding song. However since it appears you used MIDI it still sounds good. Reminds me of a couple of the latter levels in Donkey Kong Country 2 which tended to annoy me heavily with those stupid kremlins, oh well. This turned out quite now.

Also on a side note it also makes me think of the Topolla theater in Earthbound as well, very nice nostagilic tune.

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camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review!

I'm glad that you liked it, even thought I don't know any of the songs you mentioned!


Jazz MIDI Retro? I can't describe it.

At first, I was a bit confused by the song. The instrumentation was interesting, but not the most pleasing mix. I found the brass to be a little too noticeable; rather than being a compliment, it could come off as overbearing. However, something needs to carry the tune, so it got the job done.

The percussion was a high point. It kept the song going, and the mix of instruments lent itself to the composition quite nicely. I think I heard a woodblock, and if I did, it was an excellent choice.

My biggest complaint is that the song doesn't loop properly. When it plays over and over, there is an incredibly noticeable fall back to the beginning. I'm not sure what you can do about it, but it really kills the potential the song had for something to be listened to for minutes at a time. I still enjoyed listening to the loop, though.

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camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review!

-It's actually reggae, thought it may be hard to say because of the MIDI sounds...

-The brass don't seem too loud for me, then again maybe that's because I'm a brass player myself!

-You did indeed here some woodblock, nice ear!

-I know about the looping problems, I don't like it either, but I didn't want to chenge it or make it longer, so I left it so...

Thanks anyways, glad you still enjoyed though!


not bad,

the reggae style section sounded good, works well as a loop. the only thing id say is that the horn section seemed a little overpowering in comparisso to the backing track, and i think as a loop in a game or something it would become very annoying

it also felt very sequenced, and the instrument sounds were very midi based. a good tip is to look for a recording programme that you can import parts into, then when you have imported each part into there individualy eq the parts and use some subtle effects to help make them feel a bit more realistic.

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camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review!

I gues you ARE right, maybe they are a bit overpowering, especially near the end.

For the sequencing, I can't realy seehow it could possibly be, since I compose everything I make and don't even use a sequencing program... The reason why they sound so MIDI is for the same reasons, so I can't do much with the imported sounds!

Thanks anyways, glad you partially enjoyed!



It's okay, but overall not that moving in my opinion. The beginning sounds okay, I have no complaints about that at all really. It's when the horn comes in that it sounds almost a tad bit obnoxious. It just doesn't sound like a very pleasant kind of horn, it sounds like the kind of horn that makes me reach for the volume knob to turn it down, so in my opinion, I'd turn it down a tad. The background horn is fine to me.

It's an okay loop, it doesn't make much sense to me to loop the way it does, but I suppose it works alright. The instruments sound okay though...the poppy bass line sounds okay to me, as well as the mellow percussion, and the background horn - just the main blaring horn is a bit overkill to me. Sounds too alarming.

Overall not a bad little tune though, just nothing really special either.


camoshark responds:

Thanks for the review!

The piece wasn't meant to be moving anyways, it was supposed to simply be a track to listen to in the background.

As for the brass, I guess it's all a matter of percetion, as I quite enjoy them! (Also, it's two horns you're hearing, the sax and the trumpet.)

Glad you still liked it!


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4.46 / 5.00

Jul 22, 2010
10:59 AM EDT
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667.8 KB
43 sec

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