Compo Status :: Round 89 Voting :: Ended 2015-01-29 00:00:00 *CST () :: 7 Votes

Heat wave by Marko

Round 51
Author Marko
Title Heat wave
MP3 Link
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Filesize 135KB
Score 2, 2, 1Total Points: 5 (3 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

I admit to be too lazy for acquiring Kore, so I just chose Crystal, FreeAlpha and Helix under Psycle
and started tracking something based on littele tune idea.

During the process I remined myself that there is also other direction than left or right.
I am not familiar with 3D sounds, so using Haas stereo efect of Psycle was really new for me.
At first using just a little bit. Beside I have no home theatre where to check the result.

Anyway, this is what I like in compos - they give ideas and push me to learn more.



Comment by Airmann on 2010-08-16 14:53:28

Hey Marko :)

love your progression and melody. Very demoscene-ish mood - always appreciated. Would do a remix, but I've no Psycle background mhh.
This one has real potential and I wish it would be longer. The melody line should defintely be louder. Please finish it.

Comment by tenfour on 2010-08-18 10:57:56

agree with Airmann on everything - the song is too short, and the melodies should be more prominent. I wish for more space too, stereo field.

Could be a soundtrack to starcraft 2.

Comment by juolac on 2010-08-18 16:27:35

I really like the dreamy feeling in this.
Wish I could give some constructive feedback, but at this late hour, I'm not in to bits and peices like the pro's above ;)
This time I'll stick to what I feel and just ignore what techniques, this tune have been played many times at my place.

Comment by Chotoro on 2010-08-19 14:22:09

Well, the song kind of does almost only one thing, but it does it very deliberately and carefully. It gets better everytime I listen to it. The oboe-like lead at 1:13 is pretty good, soft and comfy.

Comment by chunter on 2010-08-19 14:42:37

Good job with Psycle, I have no experience with it because it won't launch on my PC, so as far as the composition goes...

Maybe a pad would help give this tune a bit more of a feeling of space; an alternate melodic idea (probably only one as strong as the hook at the beginning will do) would make this a great tune. The original melodic idea is great and I wouldn't take anything out of this tune, it just needs a few more ideas to sound complete.

Comment by Harmony on 2010-08-20 18:47:57

Lovely the spacey feel, and you've done a great job with the oboe as lead, I always find oboe very tricky! The rez lead and snare (or crash?) that come in around 1 minute in are a little harsh for the mix - they do work but maybe bring them in more gently? More detail in the panning could also go a long way with this track - get it swimming round your listeners head for that extra awesome trippiness :)

Like all good tracks this one leave me wanting more - would love to hear a longer version if you get the time!

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