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#1 Offline Reznas

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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 06:29 PM

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This is an entry for the Strike up the Band "contest" or whatever it is. :P Comments and constructive criticism are always appreciated.

 

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Posted Jun 22 2014 - 11:17 PM

Nice! It really breathes. My favorite part is around 2:40, where it gets a little more upbeat. I like how the overal volume is so smooth and still naturally shaped, how did you do that?


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Posted Jun 23 2014 - 01:31 AM

Download? :(

 

Apart from the depressing reality of a missing download button, this piece is quite awesome. I would say it fits the Metru Nui setting better though, due to its mechanical vibe, but it sounds nice nevertheless.


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Posted Jun 23 2014 - 05:36 PM

Nice! It really breathes. My favorite part is around 2:40, where it gets a little more upbeat. I like how the overal volume is so smooth and still naturally shaped, how did you do that?

 

Thanks! I used compressors to keep the volume smooth, keep the sound from clipping and boost the volume, all of which while keeping most of the quality.

 

Download? :(

 

Apart from the depressing reality of a missing download button, this piece is quite awesome. I would say it fits the Metru Nui setting better though, due to its mechanical vibe, but it sounds nice nevertheless.

 

:P Well, at some point I may put it up for sale. 

 

Thanks! Maybe it should have a Metru Nui setting. I don't know. :shrugs: I naturally thought of Onu-Koro for some reason. :lol: Thanks again!

 

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Posted Jun 23 2014 - 11:14 PM

Great job on the track! Really captivates the beautiful caverns of Onu-Koro and Onu-Wahi while perfectly adding elements of electronic dance into the mix. Good luck on the contest!


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Posted Jun 25 2014 - 03:14 AM

Nice! It really breathes. My favorite part is around 2:40, where it gets a little more upbeat. I like how the overal volume is so smooth and still naturally shaped, how did you do that?

 
Thanks! I used compressors to keep the volume smooth, keep the sound from clipping and boost the volume, all of which while keeping most of the quality.


So it is compressed after all. Thanks :) You're pretty good at it.

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Posted Jul 04 2014 - 01:25 AM

A friend of mine generally helps me edit and master my pieces, so there's actually a new version of the piece uploaded now. 

 

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#8 Offline Oroki

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Posted Jul 04 2014 - 04:00 AM

A friend of mine generally helps me edit and master my pieces, so there's actually a new version of the piece uploaded now. 
 
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Considerable improvement. I hope you submitted this version to B6. You guys make a pro team.


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Posted Jul 05 2014 - 12:57 AM

 

A friend of mine generally helps me edit and master my pieces, so there's actually a new version of the piece uploaded now. 
 
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Considerable improvement. I hope you submitted this version to B6. You guys make a pro team.

 

 

Thanks! I did, in fact, submit this version. :)

 

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Posted Jul 12 2014 - 01:39 PM

Not was I was expecting from the title, but this totally works! The piece is awesome. I never would have thought of using house for BIONICLE, but it works!


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Posted Jul 12 2014 - 02:01 PM

Not was I was expecting from the title, but this totally works! The piece is awesome. I never would have thought of using house for BIONICLE, but it works!

 

Thanks, man! I thought I'd through a bit of EDM into the Bionicle world. :)

 

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Posted Jul 17 2014 - 09:52 AM

A friend of mine generally helps me edit and master my pieces, so there's actually a new version of the piece uploaded now. 
 
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Wow... just listened to this today. It's really good; professional quality, I'd say. Like others have mentioned, it doesn't really bring to mind Onu-Koro, but IMO, I doesn't really quite fit with Onu-Metru either. It's kind of a sad, meditative song, in a way; maybe Voya Nui?

I dunno. Anyway, well done. Really splendid job.


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Posted Jul 19 2014 - 12:28 PM

This is a really crisp piece you've composed, Reznas. It's mastered pretty well. I'm also not sure how many would have thought to use trance for an Onu-Koro theme, so that makes your work stand out. Good job!


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Posted Jul 19 2014 - 01:51 PM

Wow... just listened to this today. It's really good; professional quality, I'd say. Like others have mentioned, it doesn't really bring to mind Onu-Koro, but IMO, I doesn't really quite fit with Onu-Metru either. It's kind of a sad, meditative song, in a way; maybe Voya Nui?

I dunno. Anyway, well done. Really splendid job.

 

Thanks! I'm not sure about whether it would fit Voya Nui. Maybe? I tried to get kind of a dark feeling as if one were walking deep into the earth, and then the middle section kind of represents the beauty underneath.

 

Thanks again! :D

 

This is a really crisp piece you've composed, Reznas. It's mastered pretty well. I'm also not sure how many would have thought to use trance for an Onu-Koro theme, so that makes your work stand out. Good job!

 

Thanks! I try to master stuff as professionally as possible, so it's a real compliment to hear that. Well, it's always my hope to make my music stand out, so I guess it worked. :)

 

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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 01:12 PM

I really, really love the chord progression, especially starting at around 00:57. You've also created a great impression of space.

If there's something I would suggest, it would be to bring out the quivering kinds of sounds in the background starting at around 1:22. I can appreciate the subtlety, but in this case it just sounds too good. : P


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Posted Jul 22 2014 - 01:42 PM

I really, really love the chord progression, especially starting at around 00:57. You've also created a great impression of space.

If there's something I would suggest, it would be to bring out the quivering kinds of sounds in the background starting at around 1:22. I can appreciate the subtlety, but in this case it just sounds too good. : P

 

Related to the chord progression, I actually just randomly started playing it on the piano one day, and thus came this piece. :P I tried to make it sound pretty eerie. Guess it worked. =3

 

Yeah, the Trance bass is kind of quiet. I didn't want it overly emphasized, but it does seem kind of subtle.

 

Thanks!

 

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