"... very unique game"?
My main problem with this game is that it is EXTREMELY similar to the game LocoRoco for the PSP. If you watch some of the promo movies you'll see what I mean. Other than small changes, Tau'ri seems to be completely derived from LocoRoco.
That being said, the programming is very well done, and the graphics are interesting. Excellent game overall.
I got sucked in to this one. Very catchy little melody! :D
Originality: Excellent. Like I said, a great melody that really gets you hooked. My only originality-related problem is the very overused kick & clap.
Diversity: Very repetitive... Usually techno has a -lot- of variation throughout the entire song. This actually has more of a progressive trance feel to it. The mix seemed somewhat empty until all of the instruments were in, I always felt like something was missing. But when the strings came in, that problem was solved. :)
Clarity: There were spots where it was peaking out... Nothing too bad, but it's noticeable. Also it was hard to separate the melody from the strings at a few points, it was kind of overwhelming. I know this seems to contradict my earlier statement about the mix being empty without them, but if either the synth or the strings were a bit quieter I believe it would fix this problem.
Effort: I can tell you put a lot of hard work into this one. Nice melodies, rhythm, the whole works.
Overall: Great song! This will probably be stuck in my head for days now. :P
Thanks man! I really wish people would post more insightful revies like this. I think I might actually be coming out with a better version soon with no more peaking, less repetition and more effects, and just all around better. Thanks again.
I think my brain just exploded. O_O
lol this is a nice little track. I love when everything cuts out for a moment, then comes back in and pounds your ear drums. It surprised me a little the first time I heard it. :D
-Experiment with different instruments. I still remember using that noise - "3x Osc: Glitchy" in my very first song. (wave of nostalgia :) ) Pretty cool sounding, but if you alter the instruments you'll find a much better sound.
-Try to keep a steady flow. Right now everything just feels kind of random, both in melody and rhythm. The individual parts have to work together to create a good feel.
You have potential, just keep at it and I think you'll get far!
Hence the title "Exploding". I actually named the file "drumsblowupears" because of the track. But I enjoyed making it.
Everything I've been submitting, will most likely be remixed at a later date. For a better, smoother sound. Right now I'm looking for critque as to what I should improve, and this review was definitely helpful. :)
I've been experimenting as well, not with this track but with the programs i've been using in general.
(Fruityloops, and I'm trying out Reason.)
Yeah, the rhythm and melody was random. I preview the sound though as I create it, and I was liking what I was creating. But its also something I'm gonna work on.
Thank you for the very, very helpful review. :)
Nice little piece here. There's a cool contrast between the legato, distorted synth and the clean, syncopated bells/xylo that sucks you in and keeps the music moving.
I think this would be a good song for eating LSD pie... Mmmmmm... psychedelic-y!
Toward the middle/end it seemed to get a lot darker, it had a completely different feel... In my opinion it doesn't quite fit in. The chords with the synth and strings at the end got a little hard on my ears. Nothing serious, but distortion + dissonance = slightly painful. (Clarity score)
Overall, very nice job. A fun little piece that keeps the listener interested throughout. I'll have to listen to your other stuff now!
Check out mine when you get a chance, maybe leave a review. :)
I had just added that part at the end, I should have changed the background parts when the melody starts to change.
Overall I think this is the best that I've done so far, no I got the z3ta+ and am trying to figure it all out.
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