*+*✰(IoChron - Sonic Ice Cap Zone - Act 1)★*~_0

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Sonic Ice Cap Act 1 remastered by Chronamut / IoTheEternal

This was probably my very first early success remix I ever did, completing this in early 2004 as a competitor to ParagonX9's sonic ice cap song hehe.. it actually turned out very good! One of those happy accidents - very little needed to be done to this.

*EDIT* there appears to be some slight intensity issues with the drums at the end - I will fix this and update it so don't hold that against it please. Thanks!

**EDIT** Upon further investigating what sounded good originally turned out to be a mess mastering wise - half the waveform was clipped, tried to mix down the peaks, but they were wayyy too high.. so I ended up doing a lot of level adjustment on this and toning down the thump bass while raising overall bass and lowering the high end and overall balancing out he track. It may be a bit TOO balanced out now but this was a REALLY tough one to wrestle under control so I am.. satisfied with the result.



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I pesonally love the Ice Cap track, so I give a five anyway, although like you mentioned in the description, there are a few things blaring out, but it's still a lovely track. :)

IoTheEternal responds:

thanks! I did all I could to wrestle it under control - not bad for a song I made 14 years ago hehe..

and yes doing sonic ice cap is sorta a newgrounds vg genre rite of passage :)

thanks for the review!

-shawn (Chronamut)-

One of my childhood faves! Listening on phones driven by tubes. Wasn't crazy about the intro but the drop into the main meat of the tune was very satisfying. LOVE your choice of high lead sound. 1:03 is just pure bliss. I can detect a bit of distortion on the levels with the bass kick but it's a round, natural sounding distortion, so it doesn't really take a way from my enjoyment of the tune. I think you did a great job whipping this into shape. Very good spectral balance.

IoTheEternal responds:

Thanks man! You saw how much trouble I had with this piece so I am overall happy with the result hehe - balancing an old piece is an artform in itself!

And yeah listening back the intro is kinda meh but it actually works pretty well when it loops over and over hehe :P

and yeah I love that lead as well :)

thanks for the review! :)

-shawn (Chronamut)-

This is really catchy. I love the main melody. The bass line felt very repetitive, but I suppose it's supposed to be that way.

IoTheEternal responds:

thanks man! And yeah its supposed to be :)

I redid the levels of the song so the bass thumps weren't quite so glaring - give it another listen!

thanks for the review!

-shawn (Chronamut)-

I really like this one ^-^
Keep it up ;) <3

IoTheEternal responds:

will do!

also I redid the levels - check it out! Should sound even better now :)

thanks for the review!

-shawn (Chronamut)-

Overall this is a really nice remix, love the melodies and bass. However, I'm not a huge fan of the drums at 1:51, im not sure what it is exactly but the mixing of them and the crashes/rides seem kind of crispy imo, it's most noticeable when the crash takes place. There also isn't really a build up at 0:24. But it's not a huge problem at all. If there's one thing I like it's the instruments used, the low piano, the synth chords, the bell sounds etc. they're all really nice, and do wonders with the melodies. Nice one.

IoTheEternal responds:

Yeah the drums at the end bother me too - I think I amped up the volume of them at the end in the original mix - I may go back and tone that part down a bit. The bass and the kicks all go off at the same time.

Overall not bad for an early 2004 mix, it's a miracle it sounds as good as it does actually hehe..

thanks for the review!

-shawn (Chronamut)-

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3.77 / 5.00

Nov 30, 2018
10:46 AM EST
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2 min 30 sec

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