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Sep 5, 2014 | 2:17 PM EDT
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7.2 MB
3 min 55 sec
4.72 / 5.00

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Rated 4.72 / 5 stars
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This is an attempt to ape Amiga sound, while combining that with rock and racing games.

Ok, so the sound's not really Amiga, but that's where I began. Specifically, an idea about a racing game main menu theme. The obvious choice of the genre was rock, but I ran into problems, mainly with an appropriate enough guitar sound. Granted, in time I could have made something better of this, however, I had another problem: DEADLINES!
Yes, this song had a deadline, specifically, the NGAUC one. I'm a bit sad of how I flopped, but hey, I got onto the second round! And I refuse to just not submit. I was struggling with what do I make, and kinda like with the NGADM submission, I didn't initially plan to use this.

Made with LMMS 1.0.93 (a.k.a 1.1.0rc4) using 3xOscillator, eawpats, and some cheap stock samples bundled with Lmms.

Edit 14.9: V2 is done! With this, this rises to be one of the longest tracks I've made in almost 3 years. However, I still feel like something could be done, but at least sound enhancements and a slightly better ending are in place. A v3 is possible, but not certain. I might possibly end up removing a bit of the added content, and figuring out a way to make this loop.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The thing that's great about this is that you're using "cheap" sounding samples, even admitting it yourself, but the way they're presented doesn't leave me to believe you're ashamed of it or anything like that. You made the best of it and showcased everything, and frankly the result is straight up rockin'.

The main sound right at the beginning (synth guitar?) that continues on is delightfully cheesy; I love it. Maybe it's a tad on the light side -- could use some low mid EQ (best guess) to strengthen it.

All the chords and melodies are really interesting. This definitely fits that high octane racing game feel you were going for. It might be too cool for a menu, though; it would work as a track theme as well I feel.

I agree with TheDoor6 that the pad should be more present in parts. It's a nice sound that works with the other stuff you have going on. Also about those arpeggios at 0:23 -- show 'em off!

Drum fills at 1:19, 1:30, and 2:09 are awesome. Cheesy, but in an entertaining way.

Ending is way too sudden. I think this track would work best as a loop, even with it beginning softly like it does. Something needs to change at the end for sure, regardless if it's a song or a loop. Everything else up to that point flows really well though.

A very engaging piece overall -- a flop by no means. Good job on getting to the final round, and I hope your unique track serves you well.

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Jernemies responds:

Thank you, points noted for the v2.
The reason for that flop-talk is simply that this could have become so much more. Working on this just one day earlier would have made a world of difference. This was one of those tracks which simply needed another day for listening and "oh god what I have done. OH GOD what have I NOT done" moments.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love the old-fashioned VGM-style you got going on here. It's catchy and cool, if a little gritty-sounding in the beginning. Couldn't hurt to EQ that pad that's really present in the mix a little more IMO. I love the structure and the sense of direction. The melodies are simple and a little distorted, yet warm and satisfying. Love the traditional techno sound you got going on here. Reminds me of the days of Zircon and Darude and the gang. :') You completely nailed the feel-good vibe. One tiny complaint I have is about the ending. You change the piece really suddenly going into 2:27, and then it just ends. Especially since it's such a short piece, I think you could flesh out the ending quite a bit more. Cool instruments and moods, though. One of the main problems with it, though, is the balance, I think. I think you should've brought out those light, brisk arpeggios much more than the bass at :23. For a while, I was even convinced that this track was missing a lot of high tones, but then I realized that they were just WAY back in the mix! Overall, though, excellent job: I love the instruments and emotional qualities, structure and transitions. Solid work all around, Jernemies. Keep it up, my friend. ;D


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Jernemies responds:

Thank you. Points noted.
I'll get to working on a v2, see if I can expand on this. It does have the potential, which is why I was so disappointed to submit this in this state.