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This track is like melted butter on a perfectly polished glass sphere, it's so smoOOOooth.

Keep up the great work, man!

JohnMontoya responds:

Thank you so much! That means a lot to me, especially since you influenced my sound so much over the years. :)

You clearly have a good hold on the concept of melodic progression, and that's what makes the sound of this piece so good.

As a fellow 8-bit composer, the piece is not "too sharp", as others have said; that's the way that raw 8-bit synths sound, like it or not. I do agree, however, that it sounds different from the rest of the track because of the lack of bass at the beginning. I would consider adding in a lower bass synth (like a triangle) to round it out and make it match the rest of the track.

Overall, still a nice, thematic track. Good job!

BenTibbetts responds:

Awesome feedback! Thanks very much!

I feel like this track has great potential, in terms of melody. You have a solid sense of progression in here; I feel the only thing it could use is some more powerful instrumentation. If this track had full orchestral instruments and perhaps some rock guitar, it could be something truly phenomenal.

With that said, I like very much what you've done here. Keep up the good work!

FateModified responds:

I completely agree with you. I'll probably redo this song and I will try to add full orchestral instruments as you suggest. I don't have good gear right now for recording guitar tracks, and I've been having trouble trying to get a good rock guitar sound with the virtual instruments in Logic, but I would love to be able to add guitar to it as well. Thanks for listening and for your helpful advice! :)

Great work! Love this one!

I think this is perfect track for use in a forest style-dungeon, or as a BGM for a mountain village or something. Love the instruments, and the way the tune really picks up about halfway through.

Keep 'em coming! Fantastic job so far!

NGXmusical responds:

thanks.I'm glad you like:)

A great BGM-style tune, and it's orchestrated, which is rare to see!

I may use this and some of your other stuff in Part 2 of the game I'm making in RPG Maker, if that's alright with you. If you like, I'll give you a link to the first part so you can see what you'd be getting in to.

Anyway, well done on the track, and I look forward to more!

NGXmusical responds:

Awesome to hear!No problem, you can use any work I have on newground.I'd love to see your game that your working on and if you need anything as a request I would be glad to help. For a request I would only charge around 10% of the total budget cost or revenue of the game if there is any.

By the way you have some amazing work yourself:)

Great track, lots of energy throughout.

My only comment is that I feel like it could use a stronger lead melody to carry the song along. The bass and the percussion were great, but it lacked what I felt it needed for that final punch to bring it home.

Overall good work. Looking forward to more!


PhatBoiJ responds:

EliteFerrex reviewing one of my songs? What? O.o Thanks man! Day = Made

Truly spectacular work! You have a fantastic balance between all the instruments you've selected, and it's obvious that you put a great deal of effort into this track from its inception. I think you've his a level of complexity and progression that, to be honest, I haven't seen in any of your other tracks before. Amazing track; can't wait to see what's next!

Phyrnna responds:

Thanks! I try my best to always do something new and awesome! :D
You, keep being an awesome fan~!

Bang, clash, bang!
Bang, ka-ding-clash, bang!
Boom, ba-dum-bum boom, ba-dum!
Boom, ba-dum-bum boom, ba-dum!

Nice beat going on in this; I'd like to hear the full song sometime. I can fill in the spaces with all sorts of awesome thoughts about what kind of instruments could be in there, but I'm interested to hear what you actually came up with. Another great piece! :D

Phyrnna responds:

Not me actually. A different guy. xD

Definitely a departure from your usual stuff, and it seems like everything went well.

The melody is nice and simple, just complex enough to prevent getting fed up or bored with the song. I definitely think you had a good balance of sounds overall. I think the only sound that seemed ever so slightly out of place was the arpeggiator that comes and goes starting around 0:14. Now, that's not to say I don't like it, but it seemed like it could have had a somewhat fuller sound, somehow, maybe less detune, not sure.

Anyway, I like the fun, bouncy feel it has to it, definitely full of that "just enjoy yourself" kind of feel to it. Nothing too hardcore where jumping around and being silly would make you feel out of place. :D

Well done overall. Haven't seem much EDM out of you, so this was a neat experience! 5'd and 4.5'd.


Phyrnna responds:

Departure indeed! :3

That's a gated synth, and I do agree that it could perhaps be somewhat fuller. Maybe I'll come back to this at a later date again.

I did kind of want a slightly darker sort of club theme for this one.... but I think I'm just much too happy and bouncy in personality to accomplish that. xD

Thanks for listening!

~Phyrnna ^_^ <3

Wow, man. this takes me WAY back. XD

I actually just downloaded the original version of this song a couple of days ago. This is pretty sweet; a nice little upbeat version of the song that adds some extra flavor without killing the relaxed nature of the original, and the simplicity of it just makes it perfect. Very well done; definitely puts a smile on my face. :D


mzcxla responds:

Haha, thanks! Was going for the relaxed feel, glad it worked :D

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