A last, a icecap remix of the sonic 3 & knuckles PC version!
(maybe the only pc version posted here on newgrounds ^^, still looking for a good launchbase PC remix cause I like the PC versions above the Micheal Jackson ripoffs ;) )
Thanks for making this, it sounds already good!
Finally, here at last. I was eager to listen to this one as it's my favorite track from the Sonic & Knuckles Collection. I'll go in order. The saw at the start is sure to give someone a 'my eaaaars!' moment. It earapes so it should be a bit softer. Also it's delay is a bit off tempo. I would've preferred for the main lead to have been....a saw (yes kill me now lol) and pitched down an octave. Also you should've gone with the nice snare from the start, not introduce it in Act 2. I don't know why, but I hate the little weak snare that just sounds like pure snare and no drum lol. So further into the song, I hear the bass starting to overtake the mix again. I think it's safe to say you've fallen victim of.....the loudness war! I'm gonna help you. Trust me when I say, it's ok to turn down the master gain so it doesn't drive the limiter/compressor you're using to its limits. This mix actually reaches clipping in some parts, mostly in Act 2, so you should turn the gain down. It's ok to lower the bass as well, to allow other instruments to get through the mix. I know this mix and others you've made have real potential, but like a diamond it they need to be polished. Mastering is the musical polish. ;)
Oh, and I heard what you did in Act 2, don't think no one would notice, because I did. You know what I'm referring to! :P Great job, I expect greatness from you! lol
Thanks! I can understand about the saw - I don't find it particularly ear-raping, but I could fix that. Finding a decent lead was very difficult; the saw didn't cut it there in any octave for me, so I stuck with a square-ish lead instead.
The bass is definitely a lot louder in this one; the problem is that pretty much everything else is high-pitched, and balancing the two is difficult for me. It's not a case of the loudness war at all - the gain was turned right down for this one, and it shouldn't have gotten anywhere near clipping. I think it's just a case of not getting the bass balance right.
I'm rubbish at mastering. :D And I have no idea what you might be referring to. ;)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.