First, thanks to everyone for the comments and suggestions. I already had an idea of what I wanted to do with the covers in this Super Famicompo, but next time I should do less covers and more compositions :
This Super Famicompo had a vast improvement of the entries' quality, too. Well done, you guys.
Man, I need to add more panning in my future songs, but I always forget about them because I don't feel the importance in it... and even get worried about unbalanced panning. How could I separate the instruments' panning, especially in Cover01?
Lots of people told me that the mixing is messy, too. I think I understand about Cover10 (with the harp and brass stabs at least), but I'd appreciate some elaboration about how the mixing is messy in my other entries.
I'm not particularly proud of how this one came out because of the quality of samples while trying to fit in the total ARAM, but I'm surprised that I got mostly positive comments, and that it overall scored higher than Cover01. A considerable amount of people commented that the harp and brass stabs are too loud, I will agree with that.
Originally posted by Soul Storm
is this really from a kirby game ???? or is it something else ?
It's from the Kirby anime.
Originally posted by bebn legg
the vanilla SMW instruments sound a bit flat compared to the custom ones, so I feel like echo would've helped make them pop; as it is,
I couldn't. ARAM space ran out, even if I disabled sound effects and arpeggio code in AMKFF. In hindsight I probably could've optimized the other interval brass instruments just a bit, and that would've added more room for at least 1 echo delay, but even then I had no idea what to really optimize without worrying about sample quality.
About the tropical rhythm: This takes inspiration from Romeo Knight's arrangement of the same song, which itself had a samba rhythm like that.
I used AMKFF for the PWM effect. Now, depending on the pulse sample (I used musicalman's 50% pulse samples intended for different octave ranges due to the pitch limit and quality difference), some of AMKFF's PWM sounds a little different, I found. Looking at an oscilloscope view of it, some of the modulation "cuts through" the middle of the pulse wave, while the other pulse wave completely modulates itself... Also, when the song loops after, why does the PWM wave start a little quieter when keyed on?
Originally posted by Teows
With panning, echo, more balanced volumes, something great could pop out of it
I don't know a good echo setting without using the surround effect, and if I apply the surround effect there, the inverted side would invert the FIR effects too, which I didn't want. So in the end I just scrapped the choice to add echo.