Woahou !! Thank you so much Pango for the time you spent on these great feedbacks !pango wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:21 pm Reviewing music is hard. Reviewing a lot of music doubly so, as I tend to be influenced by what I heard before, and not be very consistent. Oh, well.
Just to explain where I'm coming from, I mostly listen to jazz, funk, blues, so acoustic is right into my alley, so is dissonances, playful rhythmic,... It works best with some tracks than others, but I like many tracks (song_16, song_d2, song_d3, song_d5, song_fm_dngn3, to name a few). I like the use of dissonance for example in song_d2 or song_d6. Classic trick to instill unease or even fear, but it works. song_d3 makes a good use of reverb. Human choir work good too, makes you wish for a longer theme...
Now on for what I like less:
song_03: a bit confuse. After listening to all tracks I get used to reverb, but there's still something confuse about this track, I'm not exactly sure what.
song_22: weird counterpoint, not necessarily a bad thing, but it feels like something that could be developed further. Also, I think this track would be better on a slightly faster tempo. Some remixes accelerated it, and it feels great.
song_23: some drum shots are behind the time near the end of the track, I can't get used to it
song_d1: too much claves at times, and when it gets more sparse it doesn't feel accurate/confident enough (say, compared to song_d3 or song_d4)
song_d4: I like it, looping to the beginning is a bit harsh though
song_dag_8: good track, but loses steam at the end
song_dag_11: only obvious technical issue I noticed, there's some clicks in this track, probably a problem with the bell sound. I don't know if it has been reported before.
song_folk3: isn't there supposed to be an arpeggio? Will have to re-listen to the original
song_fsnow__b, song_oversnow: basic drumming accent on first time
So here's my subjective list after listening to the tracks usually two times only...
I have a lot of work to be done before releasing the 1.2 version.
To be honest, i did my remaster from a zipped midi pack I downloaded 10 years ago. It's the only source I found where all the midi musics were implemented.
My music theory skills are limited right now, so i did not modify the scores so much. I only transposed some instrument's tracks by 1-2 octaves up or down, delete or modify some notes(length and legato problems), humanize notation (thanks Studio One) to add more life in it and remove the machine gun effect of some arpeggios (especially snare drums (ex: notes divided by 2) etc...). So , even if your advices are great, some of them deal with the original composition itself or midi files transcriptions. It will need some musical work although i can already fix some issues you kindly told me
Conclusion : i need to learn music theory
If someone has the original midi files from the game and could share them with me, it would be really appreciated.
For song_3, after listening to it again, you're right too much reverb.
Song_22 : I made the choice to replace some instruments (lyre and duduk instead strings and flute). About the counterpoint, my skills are not that good to improve that point right now, but i'll try with 10% faster bpm.
Song_23 : I did not modify the notes position of the drums section (i'll try)
Song_d1 : same as Song_23
Song_d4 : will be fixed soon
Song_dag8 : steam ? (I'm french like you, but not as fluent in English than you), i guess something with the rough ending.
song_dag11 : That's weird, i have no clicks at all on the released files.
song_folk3 : It is a simple remaster of the midi file, maybe it was changed by the transcripter.
song_fsnow__b, song_oversnow: "basic drumming accent on first time ?" what do you mean by basic drumming accent" ? Maybe more dynamics ?
What surprised me is that you likes some dungeon's tracks. To be honest, among all the types of music, dungeon's ones are those i dislike the most in my opinion . I did a lot of tweaks but i was never fully satisfied with the result.
Thank you again Pango for your feedback.