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§Arbiter§ - Dark Winds §Arbiter§ - Dark Winds

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Now this sounds like a computer game!

Ah the return of those drums you love!

The brass was a bit muted, but brass is almost impossible to get right on a synthesiser.

That's a little quibble really, and only one I'd make to someone who obviously has some talent!

James



§Arbiter§ - Arise of Lothian §Arbiter§ - Arise of Lothian

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice work

Hi, thanks for your comments by the way.

Good epic sound. I'm not familiar with the game that people are mentioning, but that's just me.

Love the drums but they somehow don't sound quite right, I think it's because the samples used are all played by the same hand, i.e. it's like someone is playing with only their left hand!

There seems pleanty of reverb on, which would have been my first suggestion. Maybe you alter the velocity of certain notes more??

James



_-/| A moments Peace _-/| A moments Peace

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Surprisingly good (I will explain!)

When i began listening to this I *was* impressed. However, i was thinking that it sounded like so much audio you get on here, a bit like a copy of computer game music.

However, by the time the faster soft synths came in I had to change my mind. The mood of the piece becomes brilliant here. Soft sounds are really hard to use, and I know how tempting it is to go crazy with things like harps and tambourines.

Right, ok, criticisms (reviews are useles without them). I don't like the sharp string bursts towards the end, way to artificial for the rest of the piece. And the sound effects at the beginning are fine, but a little to high in the mix.

I think this would sound amazing if towards the end you added some deep sort horns, maybe filter them right down to lower frequencies so they're really soft. It would give the piece a real majesctic feel.

I responded to your review of my track Tority, thank you for your comments, and I hope mine help.

James


MaestroSegments responds:

indeed JamesMillen. Thank you for your time, surprisingly I got pretty positive feedback on the sharp string bursts towards the end, but I suppose everyone has a different angle and view of music, as it is a VERY subjective field. I'll respect your thoughts on that, and will consider them for upcoming pieces.

Thanks for the review James.


my rock concert my rock concert

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Ooh, distortion!

I know half of it is probably in the conversion to MP3 but this would be so much better if there was less distortion on the mic. Was it played live? If so than you either need to mover the mic further away from you, turn it away from you, play down a bit (or at least turn the amps down). I guess it could be your sequencing software...you should be able to filter it somehow to remove distortion.

James


rioross responds:

ya, it is bad quality. i think it was all the conversions. you see, first i needed to change the file size to match newgrounds standards. then i needed to conert it to mp3 form.
im working it out, so the nxt song will be better.


Green Haven Green Haven

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Really good in potential

I recognise that you have a similar desire to me of trying to make the instruments sound realistic. I'm not familiar with the software you used so I don't know if you can add reverb. Reverb always makes instruments sound more realistic.

I use Reason and Cubase together, though Reason on its own would be really good for this. You can get it with an educational discount for around £150 I think...I'm lucky enough to be able to use it through college.

If you want to hear what Reason can do, listen to my track "Smile", for Cubase listen to "Wash Up"

But this is quite brilliant for the constraints you have! If you think the software package you have can add effects such as reverb feel free to message me because I spent AGES trying to make artificial instruments sound as real as possible.

Cheers

James



BinarySun BinarySun

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Your stuff is pretty cool

What do you use? The drum loops sound a bit like Reason to me. I've just done a course in Cubase and Reason.

James
(Check out my audio, I think I have the same desire to make realistic sounding drums as you. I suggest "smile")



Brain Darkness Brain Darkness

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Pretty good, like the rock feel

It's hard to get a rock sound from a computer isn't it? I've been trying, check out my audio "smile"

James