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This is my first try at making an 8bit song in FL.

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ok gud

Not a bad loop :p but a bit clippy

I like what you've done here, and you have definitely generated an 8bit sounding thing...

I do think that you could have put a lot more effort into this song before just passing it off as a loop though, and I would have liked to hear something actually mastered.

Things bugging me here:
- This song sounds pretty farmiliar, like a very popular classical piece actually...but I can't remember the exact name...
- The overall mix of instruments here sounds like garbage; Everything sounds crazy busy without the proper mastering.

I would start with some EQ and some Panning...

~Dj Sonik

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Hikari responds:

im not quight shure what clasical song it could be (o.O lol) but a simple chord progretion.. i dont even know. (pm me if you remember because it was compleetly original, it would be quight funny if i accedentaly reproduced a song that i haven even hird lol)

The track was equalised, how ever i did cheep out with only equalising the master track.

the instroments where: A pulse wave, a square, and a triangle, and noise... preaty much all one has to work with when making an 8bit track.

as for the paning, i dont recall any famicon games with sterio sound.

The lengh was intentional, i wanted to see if i could make an interesting loop in 8 bars.

As for the amount of work i put into the song, i spent atleast 5 days working on this. its not easy making something so short worth listining to.

Thank you for the review!

(i need to stop replying to reviews when im grumpy as hell, if i wasnt trying to make it sound so old i would agree with you on near all of your points :P)

Needs more

If we break this track down, we note that there are eight loops of a few bars. Each of these has a slightly different tone and pitch, so they sound different and you throw a loop of a backing melody, to blend it all together. Simple and effective, I'll give you that.

Sure, all music can be broken down to loops one after the other. In this piece, the primary loop is 1.75 seconds long, which is far too short. Try increasing that for starters, giving more variation and encouraging the listener to play it for longer. I've listened to it a few times around and before I started reviewing the piece, I had to stop playing it, otherwise I may well have gone mad.

You've got the potential here, don't waste it. Set the benchmark at one minute and see if you can come up with something. At least you're original, as opposed to putting up some remix of the Super Mario Brothers theme. Play about and see what you can come up with. Experiment with other sounds and if it fits, wear it.

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Hikari responds:

Thank you for the review! Every thing you sayd I could right away. Theres not alot I can say about this review because its actualy preaty solid.

Good track

This track is actually pretty cool, even though the loop is only 14 seonds long, which is pretty short. But I like the melody and the bass line here a lot.

The "drums" (if you want to call them that) have the typical "8-bit-dirtiness" that we all love so much (meaning that they don't sound too clean, but more like a snare drum).

However, I think the loop isn't exactly accurate. I might be wrong, but once the loop reaches the end and starts over, there's one quarter of a beat missing. At least that what it sounds to me. Just a tad bit off, but it's enough so that it sounds strange.

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Hikari responds:

Sadly I noticed that as well, after carful examination of the file I noticed that there is a moment of 0 before and after the song.

Thank you for the review, I always appreciate honest critique!

hey cool

i was expecting something much worse but yeah not too shabs

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4.73 / 5.00

Aug 31, 2011
9:34 PM EDT
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14 sec

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