Very happy with how pure these FM samples from the YM2612,
the technique used here speaks for the skill of the composer to
keep the SPC700 interpolation at bay.
It has a very 'go-go-go, floating' feel. The contrast in mood is
Rating: 9/10 - based on the recognizably of SPC700 impact on the song. (minimal), and the technical skill in reference to hardware knowledge on the porters's part.
Very vertical-flow groove for scrolling credits. :-) I'm into
the Honky-Tonk and square riffs. I dig it.
Although it does not sound authentically FM as I'd prefer to fit
my taste, its a nice mellow grove that fits a rolling
Staff Credits well.
Rating: 8/10 - for groovy Honky-Tonk. :-)
"Law And Disorder":
Oh, so hot. This track's emotions definitely run raw. Thug life.
It is unfortunately very short and does not loop. This is a
disappointment to me, I would have liked to hear more. I have to
comment on the way the distortion guitar samples where used. Very
cleanly. You get points for that. They often get in the way and
in this track, they do what they are supposed to and compliment
the emotion of the song without being an interference. This is
Rating: 7/10 - Would have liked to give it a higher rating, but the song is short...
Sonic Advance, you know, this isn't half bad. I have issues with
the way the organ's 'snap' gets in the way, but it helps you to
hear the mood the song is trying to set. This port unfortunately
sounds very flat. The razzy harmony line leaves something to be
desired, it still leaves the song sounding very flat, and unbalanced...
Otherwise, a decent port. Lacking the meat of the GBA, though.
Rating: 6/10 - Port originality, tinny sounding, no meat. But a decent port nonetheless.
My word, this one almost beat the Endless FM Challenge, up until
1:19. Its so disappointingly empty, this part. Kicks right back
in at 1:32, but otherwise the rest of the song generates the
vision of walking along the outer walls of a space station dodging
incoming robot and space trooper fire, and leaping over
electrified chasms. It feels VERY electric.
Rating 8/10 - I had to knock two points off for the empty, void-like baseline jammed into the middle of the track. It was a mood-breaker for me. Otherwise, the composer has great potential.
WOW. Eat your heart out, RPG fans. This one's on a road to
destiny. Maybe I'm biased here but the urgency of the mood in
this track and the driving beef backing it was enough to tip the
charts for me. Even though it is short it was hard to place a bet
between this track and "An Endless FM Challenge".
I was driven by this track to press the 'Play" button once more.
For that replayability it wins my contest vote. The heoric
struggle against a strong foe I felt from it was too
grand. Bobbing and wavering while this monster with an ungodly
amount of hitpoints goes on the rampage with its
strongest attacks and takes barely a scratch from your attacks.
Stone guardian indeed.
Rating: 10/10 - Re-playable and memorable.
Endless FM comes in at a close second for me. VERY close. Wish I could vote for two, today. "Stone" takes my top vote.
Marc: 8/10 - cute midi piano and flute ditty. i dig it
puzzleplank: 7/10 - feel like this song could have been done better justice, but it's a good effort. the only thing i can really say is poor is the viola but it's pretty serviceable otherwise
Shiokara: 9/10 - good stuff. good song choice, good instrumentation, all around pretty dang good.
welc.moe: 7/10 - its decent, kinda cluttered but decent
Marc: 9/10 - I enjoy the cute and peaceful style to this.
puzzleplank: 7/10 - I feel like the intro could benefit from better sample choice and perhaps using more than one channel for the percussion so it'll perhaps sound less cut-offed. The overall song sounds fine for what it is, it could be a bit better though. Though I like that there's now another port from the Super Mario Galaxy series.
Shiokara: 9/10 - I really love this one, it does sound neat for a final boss.
welc.moe: 8/10 - This one's pretty neat. I like the overall melody and I like it for what it is.
Lol not surprised at the comparatively low number of entries, though I was still hoping for more.
I like the sound for the most part, but the song just isn't interesting to me.
I can't tell if I really get the vibe this is going for. Maybe it's just me but some of the instruments just have a fragmented/choppy sound that I don't think works.
Damn! Within two seconds of opening this I knew this would be a hit with me. I love the sound, especially the bass and snare drums, and I should acknowledge the echo and chords too.
Don't like the vibrato in some of this one, but I think it gets better as the song goes on.
-------------------- Make more of less, that way you won't make less of more!
Sounds nice and cute, but it's a little too basic for me to say much more than that.
Amazing, though I feel like something about the main instrument could be improved, I don't know what exactly, but it's not a big deal.
I really like it, nothing too mindblowing, but it's great for what it is.
I don't know if this is an original composition, but if it is, it's amazing!
I really like the instruments used here, and the melodies are great.
It also has a nice length, so it never gets repetitive either.
Certainly my favorite here.
The snow is falling on the withering leaves, I am left in the cold, the shadows are crying in the moonlight. Is this night the last of my life?