FFVIII: Force Your Way Metal Cover

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I've done this cover before, but I thought I could do better with the newer equipment, and slightly better guitar playing. Some of the synth parts I wasn't able to play before lol

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This one of my top favorite songs from my childhood, I really like what you did with it!!! Great Job! The mix sounds like it could still fit in the game just fine!

JDawg00100 responds:

Thank you! FF8 was my first Final Fantasy game so hearing that makes me happy

I'm gonna try to figure out how to replace the battle music on my PC copy of FF8 to this. You took me straight back to when I showed up for the midnight release of this in '99. I went home and played this till at least midnight the next day. No doubt a 5/5 for me on this one.

JDawg00100 responds:


I feel like the guitar is overpowering everything else. The bass and snare drums are strong, but the cymbals are maybe slightly too weak - maybe make some cymbal hits more pronounced? Some of the synths you use barely have any "say" - I'd advise going back to mastering and playing with the levels, maybe adjusting the timbre of the synths, because at times they feel more like an afterthought than an integral part of the piece. Perhaps the solution would be to notch the guitar down a little (and at the same time the drums so that they don't become too loud as a result) - again, I'd play with the levels and see where it goes. Thus why you lost half a star there. Otherwise some pretty sick stuff you got there - I'm a fan of FF music, so this was a treatsie. :) Hope this helps!

JDawg00100 responds:

Thanks! It's not very easy for me to manage 3 or 4 different synth/key parts with two guitar leads, rhythm guitar and drums all going at once, might just take a few more hours of tweaking to get it there. :P

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3.68 / 5.00

Jun 4, 2017
5:28 PM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
8.6 MB
4 min 10 sec

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