Tide of Life: This theme fits very well on an ending or an intro, i enjoied it to the end, its pretty cool man, i think that this take a lot of work, mabye can be used on a sad moment too.
Battery Powered: Reminds me to a beat 'em up game, i don't know, its a memorable and good theme, it have like a retro style, good job.
Washed Shore: Nice song, i like the effects that you used on this, this theme has a lot of calm, but in some moments goes to climax, this is a good detail, it can be used in many situations of a RPG game, for an intro its perfect.
Sarsparilla: I dont know why, but reminds me to games like Secret of Mana, fits very well on a road in some RPG, its a cool theme.
Reilick's Dance: Sounds like a battle theme, its a pretty cool tune, i like that percussion that you used.
Well man, i'm sorry for my lack of criticism, but i dont speak english very well, and i dont know much about music or the technique, but i can say that you have a lot of talent to create memorable pieces =), i will listen your other themes later =)
Tread in the forest sounds like a very professional song , and it would suit a forest extremely well good job! Clash: This one is super cool it gives me a mix of memories, Final Fantasy, Retro, more which I can't name. Another good job from the panda-meister!
This post has been edited by Shadyone: Mar 17 2011, 12:45 AM
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Panda, these are amazing. 80 I'll list my thoughts on some of my favourites. Reilick's Dance WHOAAAA. As soon as this started, I got chills down my spine. I guarantee you, if this is used in a boss battle, it'll be one where I'm purposely stalling just to hear the music, and I'll restart it right after defeating the boss to hear it all over again. I love the beat of this song, it's wonderfully catchy, and the upbeat piano is a great addition. This song gets... 10 out of 10 gaping mouths from me. Loool. Washed Ashore This song perfectly sets the mood for its title. I love the melody, and the fact that all of the instruments go together so well. Sarsaparilla This song is catchy, I like it. 8D I couldn't help but start tapping my foot about 1/4 way through the song. I love the guitars, and the woodblock. Stage 12 This is definitely good music for a stage. And is that... an accordion? It sure sounds like it. I HAVE NEVER HEARD AN ACCORDION GO SO MAD WITH POWER. I LOVE IT. BD Serus 2 I like the 8-bit sound of this song. It's also catchy, and sounds a bit like... Western-genre Pokemon. Aha, that sounds a bit odd, but it's really a nice sound. c: Dark Theme I can't say that it sounds extremely 'dark,' it sounds more like a world map to me. But I still like the tune and the 8-bit-ness of it all.
I also listened to Originality, Gargantuan March, Past the Depths of Insanity, Serious 1, Battery Powered, Tide of Life, and Boss Heh. They were mediocre; I liked a few of them, but their dynamics mostly stay the same. You should give some of these songs more leeway for establishing their melodies so it's more powerful; among other things, I guess. :0
Wow! Thank you so much for your thorough feeback on my songs! Let me first thank you for listening and for the positive comments
As far as your critiques, they are pretty spot on for most. I agree with the mediocre aspects in the songs youve mentioned. Some were just short melodies that popped into my head that I tried to incorperate into longer themes, but I guess they still need some TLC! I also appreciate you pointing out the specific instruments (like the woodblock in Sarsparilla, no one mentions it, but I thought it was a pretty big part of the tune percussive-wise)
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I quite like some of your music. I haven't listened to anything but the stuff in your first post, but I thought I'd let you know that my favorite by far is Washed Ashore. Very good work. If I didn't have a musician/composer already and if I didn't have such little time I would definitely consider giving you a chance at composing music for a small game. <-- That translates to you are pretty good at making music and I like your work and style. Hope you make more good stuff in the future!
Haha, I appreciate your post, Ninjuit! Thanks for liking Washed Ashore, it seems to be one of my more favorited pieces
To everyone who listens and has supported, I thank you all. I truly appreciate all the helpful criticisms youve given me, and I couldnt have gotten this far without you! I am actually in the progress of releasing an EP, so look out for it!
I've only listened to Clash and Tread in the forest and I enjoyed both of them.
Tread in the forest - The name for this song fits very well. I imagine someone walking silently walking through the empty woods at night. To me it has an eerie feel to it. I really like this one.
Clash - I like how upbeat this song is, could fit very well for a battle theme or a boss battle or something . As for using more bass or not I'm not sure. It definately sounds more retro without it. Not sure what you were going for ^^
What software are you using when you compose?
I haven't listened through all your songs yet. I'll look through the thread a bit later and write some feedback
Hey, st3rnb0rn!! First off thank you so much for listening to my tunes! I appreciate the feedback. As for software, I compose everything in Finale 2009 (you get used to it as a music major), edit the midi file in Cubase 5, and then mix and master it in GoldWave.
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hey pretty cool tunes, I like the style, my favorites are Serus and Gaurdians Cliff for sure, and I liked Relicks Dance once it got goin, but the drums had alot of reverb it was kinda difficult to hear the melody. -Garden Valley was a hit, I could of sworn it came straight out of Mario's Rpg which is why I liked it so much -Wash Ashore was very relaxing and calm, you matched the environment very nicley all in all most of these have pretty clean mixes!
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates, I am finally out of school for a bit. I recently however have had my first piece officially published! It should be available for purchase soon, when its up ill post the link.
Also, if anyone is interested, I am taking donations for a personal fund. Im not asking for hundreds of dollars. I am asking for those who have a few extra dollars around and would like to donate to my music fund out the kindness of their heart. I am trying to reach enough for materials to build a marimba. I currently work and receive royalties from my music, so I am not asking for handouts. However, those offering to help (even a dime) I will mention in my music when I perform it and write it. I cant offer much, but I am asking for those who would like to help. I appreciate it!
Hey man, you know that i think that anything you do is awesome. I really love the fact that you put a lot of atmosphere into a lot of your music. I would agree with a little more bass and percussion in Clash to really bring it together. Odessa is a little sporadic in the beginning but i think it picks up after the first 35 seconds or so.
Definitely some cool stuff man. Good luck and congrats again.