Hello Newgrounds Orchestral Composers!
I mean, maybe you specifically mixed and mastered your track for iPhone and Android OS phones, specifically for their small speakers that is not easy to make orchestral sounds "pop out" of those small speakers. (In this case you know already that the game that you are composing for will be released only for iPhones and Android devices, so there is no need to mix and master to PC speakers for ex.)
Do you think that it is a bad idea to compress orchestral VGM specifically for phone speakers to make them "pop out" a little bit more?
(I know VGM is meant to be background music, but sometimes VGM's job is to "pop out" and catch the gamer's attention, or even shock them sometimes.)
Thank you for reading all these long lines, and have a nice day, I am very interested in your opinions!
My own example of what I mean on compressing orchestral VGM:
Get The Candy - Um Num (by Noise4Games)
(It is modelled (NOT copied :)) on Cut The Rope - Om Nom VGM.)
(Actually it's not a compressor, but the free George Yohng's W1 Limiter.)
Do you think it's too much limiting? Or is it good for phone games to do this?