S.P.A.C.E EX plus Alpha
Ahhhhhhh the reverb!!!!!!! Where does one note start, and the other one finish? It almost has the right feeling of space, ALMOST. But that reverb is far too long!
I truthfully don't know what to say about this song. It's very grey in that it has some of those legendary space notes, but it feels like they're all DEAD! Yes,
DEAD. If you slowed this song down by say 20BPM, it'd totally be a funeral song! On the other hand, the drumline is perfect! Great potential, consider keeping within
8.7, Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeveeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Thanks for the review. I used a factory preset for the main melody - the REVERB came with it. I'll keep that in mind the next time i use it :)
Not a big fan of the overall sound of this one. It does sound like space travelling but it failed to transport me back in my childhood and what those oldschool space games were about. The composition was good though. Props for the bridge at 0:14 :)
Thanks for the review. I guess you just can't please everyone :)
This sounds beautifully exactly like something out of a star ocean battle theme - thus it really takes me back there - I may be biased - but I really like this one. The 8-bit arps you added in the bg felt unnecessary though. I like how you managed to achieve this without relying on full-out 8-bit :)
9.0 + .1 for epic star-ocean-like theme = 9.1/10
Thanks for the review and glad you like the song!
I have to admit, I'm a big fan of Motoi Sakuraba (the maestro of video game battle themes!) and I guess his tunes have seeped into my subconscious through all those hours of combo-ing all those random-battle-cannon-fodder to certain death!
I love the melodies :D
Awesome melodies, eventho drums could have been better.
Yarr, just can't get enough of these melodies...
true story: right after I posted this song, I listened back to it and went "damn! I forgot to vary the drums! THE HIHATS SOUND THE SAME THROUGH THE ENTIRE SONG!!!"
you'll hear that it's true :p
S.P.A.C.E. EX Plus Alpha (F-Meister)
I felt as though this theme could not decide on it's purpose. The pace of the tempo was good, the samples and sounds used were fine. However, the main initial theme has moments of major chord usage, then shifts abruptly into minor resolutions. I was very confused if I should have been happy or sad about this space trip.
The secondary theme is much easier to understand and I love it!
To add to the confusion, there is a phase effect and compression that is making me feel like my head is in a vice.
If the submission were without the muddy phasing effect and the theme had a decisive major or minor feel of the initial theme, it would be complete. I also didn't feel that I was brought back to the old days so much with this entry.
The sounds are crisp, the quality of your patches and samples are not in question. Lose the phasing and compression.
You have a real talent for grace notes and rolls, I really enjoyed listening to the complexity of these.
Bottom line: This entry met the criteria of the contest and deserves a score of 7.5. With an additional .2 bonus for complexity. Overall 7.7
Thanks for the review.
Hmm, I really don't understand what you mean with the whole major/minor feel - the song as a whole is in a minor key (with 2 key changes but always in a minor key) with the chords almost strictly adhering to the progression of the key, with the bV as the exception.
As for the phasing I guess its not for everybody. I'll work on the whole compression thing that's for sure!
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.