Welp, I suppose I should also say some things about my entries as well since I meant to do so but couldn't because for some reason I wasn't able to vote more than once (something about the stuff I said being way over the limit, which is ?????????????? since I fuckin' submitted my thoughts before and it ended up working just fine), so I'll just say it here I guess :V
Cover 04: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - Boss Battle
Before I start to talk about this one in particular, I suppose I might as well thank Dippy for making the MIDI for this one; he did a pretty good job and definitely worked pretty fast, so huge shoutouts to him in making this port possible haha
Anyway, I actually don't know much about Bloodstained's music in general (tho have heard some stuff beforehand, like Frigid Hell from the first CotM game), however I did hear this thanks to a Shadowserg video where he beats every single boss with no damage (as you'd expect from the videos they make I suppose), and first thing that caught my eye was how fucking aggressive and metal the main boss theme was, which caught my eye instantly since as you'd expect I'm a sucker for this kinda stuff lol; then right after listening to it I just had to contact Dippy to make a MIDI for me while Super Famicompo was still going on, and as I said before, he did a damn good job >:]
Cover 34: International Superstar Soccer - Scenarios
Unlike what you'd expect with this one (especially if you know where I'm from), I actually didn't know about this game and this series' soundtrack until, like most people, the Ronaldinho Soccer meme came by, mainly since I'm not a football guy and haven't been for a while now, and similarly I just avoided any sort of football game like the plague and never gave them much of a chance; oh how wrong I was for this decision LOL
Anyway, I had quite a few other songs from this OST in mind (didn't want to do Deluxe since I doubt I could do justice to the samples for that one since they're legit perfect in my eyes), but I decided to go with this one since I felt it'd be one that would connect with most of this site's music tastes; and as I already said before, it was definitely a good enough idea to do that haha
Cover 37: Pulseman - Stereo Protect (TRANCE MIX)
And this one, which, like I said before, was the submission I spent the most effort on lol
Honestly, even if the results with this one weren't too favorable (I know I know, I'll shut up after this I swear), I still had tons of fun with this, especially in the sample department, which most of them were made specifically for this mix with only a few being taken from some other ports of mine (mainly the Green Grass Gradation port I did really); as you already know, I struggled a ton in finding a good enough way to give this as much of a low-end and hard hitting vibe as I could, but once again it ended up being far too high-end for it's own good... still dunno why I struggle with that specifically whether I make my ports honestly, and I really doubt it's related to the quality of the samples I use (which are fairly high-fidelity I suppose, but still doubt that's the only reason really), but oh well, I should just look out for it in the future I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Oh, and also, since I still have my comments for each entry compiled into a .txt file, here's the complete list of comments I did, including the comments I did for my own entries for completion's sake
Originally posted by Anorakun
And it was easy to guess most of qantuum songs, mainly because he loves Illusion of Gaia / Soul Blazer.
Aww thanks, it's always nice to be included in a sentence someone says.
I believe your feedback was fair and nice; although I don't complain either at all the verbose stuff I've received since it will have me improve technically (hopefully I get there).
If you are wondering about feedback and their treatments, may I interest you in sensory analysis, it is a field broadly applied to food science. Multiple questions exist in order to gather certain feedbacks and resultiong actions: what do the customers like more from a range of products, why, are these reasons technically pertinent, can we identify a link between a taster's keyword and a specific ingredient or process. Also very specific tests are lead about a taster's sensibility to a difference in ingredients: useful for price reductions, changes in suppliers, etc... Panels of tasters often are trained so they'd use the same vocabulary. Large companies allow themselves to use high numbers of tasters in their panels.
So I'm in for my little stat, I have guessed a grand total of 6 ports.
Lucky that Exodustx0 chose a niche target he had covered before, and that Ruberjig teamed up with bebn.
There's also this phenomenon where I had no idea about an user, for example Plasmariel. Yet another angel or elve's name, just like Sariel :p I only had the music section history to try and guess, so...
I also remarked that only 2 songs were perfectly guessed by every voter/guesser; and that 17 songs have got 70-80% of right guesses, so there's that.
Interestingly my ports consistently have received a guess of Infinity, but the reverse has not occured.
I need to listen again to each song now that I know the authors, and try to catch similarities between them.
Thanks again to sinc-x for hosting, and to everyone who let us enjoy their nice songs. 10/10