All 40 audio Reviews


Metropolis Zone Remastery? Metropolis Zone Remastery?

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I'm getting down to this, all right!

This is good. It's really, really good. It's a 9/10. Unfortunately, it falls just short of being FREAKING AWESOME because of two points.

No, I'm not about to start complaining about the drums; personally I think they're just right, and very well-mastered for this. The first, and major point, is that after the absolutely hardcore guitar jamming in the second part of the main loop (around 0:34 and 1:15), because of the amazing force of the guitar, I expected you to really PUNCH IT with an "orchestra hit" or something similar, to give that real "DUN-DUN!!" effect. Unfortunately, absolutely nothing happened except a tiny little "doo-doo" from the synth pad. Complete letdown, with no impact at all.

The other, more minor complaint, is that the ending is... Well, just not sufficient. It needs SOMETHING else, even if just a sustained note, or a fadeout on a third loop. As it is, the song just ENDS point-blank.

This is a 9 of 10 because it's just that damn good. But if you ever remix it and fix the anticlimaxes, 10 will be nowhere near good enough for it. ;D



Moot (Space Harrier Remix) Moot (Space Harrier Remix)

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dear god in heaven!!!

This is MAGIC. PURE MAGIC.

I don't have the faintest idea how it could bear such a low rating as less then 4... This is an indescribably beautiful piece! Most people, myself included, would think of capturing the energy and the motion of the Space Harrier theme, but you found something totally different hidden within its notes. This... This is remarkable, this is A Whole New World, this is Beauty and the Beast, this is... I can't even describe it. The worth, emotion, joy and outright LOVE of every beautiful piece of classical music I've ever heard is in this (and not just those from Disney, haha).

You have taken this music beyond its game of origin, beyond its time of birth and beyond an and all of my possible expectations. Hats off to you; you've brought a tear to my eye and sent a shiver down my spine. This song IS pure magic.


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DigitalDuck responds:

I take it you liked it, then?

Thanks for the response; I tend to get a lot of 0s for some reason, so these ratings are usually a little lower than they should be. My Afterburner remix is quite similar, so you should probably check out that one too.


Don't Stop Believing (Cover) Don't Stop Believing (Cover)

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful and stirring; powerfully emotional!

Beautiful; just beautiful. I'm actually not familiar with the original song, but I have to say that I can't imagine it being done any way other than this. This one made joy and emotion pour throughout me, always a sign of quality and power.

That said, I refrained from giving it a 10 on account of a couple of (very) minor complaints. During the end chorus, I have to say that some of the vocals sounded *slightly* off-key in a spot or two. Out of curiosity, did you record the entire piece live, or was it arranged in layers with a program like FL Studio?

As for the clicks/scratches, I didn't take points off there because there's only so much you can do when your equipment decides to screw you over, believe me I know. I do, however, have a suggestion in this case: Audacity, the freeware open-source audio editor. In Audacity, you can actually edit individual SAMPLES in an audio file; I myself used it to remove some click/pop from a recent sound clip I was working on.

Overall, this is an excellent rendition that truly strikes the right note. With the aforementioned SLIGHT tuning, it'd be perfect; keep the spirit!


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J.E.N.O.V.A. - 8bit J.E.N.O.V.A. - 8bit

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I think I know...

... What it's missing, that angryshroom noticed but couldn't quite catch. Percussion.

Specifically, the NES had two square wave channels and one triangle wave, which you seem to have captured FAIRLY faithfully in this. However it also had a fourth channel for "white noise," which was usually used for percussion. (It ALSO had a sort-of-but-not-quite PCM channel, but I dunno about it. XD) Anyway, what this needs is the alternating "drumbeats" and hat kicks from th original tune, something to make you feel the BEAT.

Other than that, it's a great job you've done here; personally I'd love to see you try one more time with the percussion added in. For genuine NES sound, you should download FamiTracker (freeware) which emulates the actual audio coding of the console itself. Cheers! :D



Thermoplastique Thermoplastique

Rated 5 / 5 stars

HIGH SCORE RANK 1: YOUR NAME? _

Ahahahaaa, MashedByMachines. Should've known as soon as I heard this. You've never yet failed to disappoint me with your metal/chiptune hybrids. Hell, I'd go so far as to say you've created a new genre: Chiprock. :D

Anyway, as usual this is excellent. I dunno if it TOPS some of your other works - they're all fantastic - but it's certainly every bit as up to snuff as the rest.



Dstruct.O-State Of Emergency Dstruct.O-State Of Emergency

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Jeez... Some people.

Seriously, some people. This isn't the best thing I've ever heard, but there's no way that 1.66 is a fair score for it. I voted 5 - something I don't do often - just to drag the score into the REASONABLE.

Like I said, it isn't the best I've ever heard. It's way repetitive, and while I'm sure that was your intent, it's just... TOO repetitive for my taste. The vocal in the intro was pretty cool, though, and this on the whole makes a good DnB beat. All in all, not bad - personal opinion gives it a 4/5, 7/10 - and it's got potential, as do you. This definitely ain't no 1.66 song. :D


vexdj responds:

thanks bro..it was my first dnb tracks..thanks for the support and fair rate.. you can here my dubstep stuff here: www.soundcloud.com/dstruct-o thanks.

peace


Leo & Satan Theme - Original Leo & Satan Theme - Original

Rated 5 / 5 stars

"You asked for it!"

Well ya did... ^^



Am I Kool Yet?!?! Am I Kool Yet?!?!

Rated 5 / 5 stars

DUR HUR HUR THIS ISNT HARDSTYLE ZOMG

Heh. Sorry, just had to. XD No, this OBVIOUSLY isn't hardstyle; however, joke or not, I second the "Nu-Hardstyle" genre right here & now. :D

Very nice beat, I'm loving it. DL'd, 5'd and 10'd!


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Gravey responds:

It's actually nice to see someone got the point of this song. Yea, this is definitely not hardstyle. Just a little joke pulled on a friend. Glad you enjoyed the tune bud.

Also, awesome that you are now part of the nu-hardstyle cult. I plan on making brochures for everyone to read and get acquainted with our core belief structure. They should have cool pics in them too of really crappy swirly lines with atmospheric textures as backdrops to show how cool our muzaks are. Cause no nu-hardstyle song, or even hardstyle song for that matter, would be complete without said artwork to represent it to the masses. :-P

Thanks for the review.

-Gravey-


Underneath_The_Rotting_Pizza Underneath_The_Rotting_Pizza

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice remix

WHY does no one seem to understand the name?? Right in the beginning of the game, when Barret's explaining the evils of Midgar to Cloud, he says, "It's cuz of that *&^%! pizza that the people below are sufferin'." Hence, the city is rotting from within, the slums are BELOW the city, AND THE CITY IS DESCRIBED AS A PIZZA BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A FREAKING GIANT METAL PIZZA. Therefore: UNDERNEATH THE ROTTING PIZZA. XD

</rant>

Anyway, this IS a really nice remix. The ultra-heavy bass line gives it a very dark, threatening, nightlike feel, which in fact I think suits the concept of the Midgar slums even better than the original. This is slightly groovy, very edgy, and I personally think Mr. Uematsu wuold approve. Good work!



Heart of Electronica [C89] Heart of Electronica [C89]

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Aw HELL yeah.

I kid you not; you LITERALLY just made my face go :D

So yeah. I was just cruising the NGAP, looking for a good new jam, and boom; I hear the intro for this. Instant grin spreads over my face. DL at ten seconds in. XD

Very nice, very nice indeed. Love it.


Caine1989 responds:

Glad u like that AdamNovagen!^^