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Azathoth Has Been a Very Naughty Boy

hell if I know
Update: Did not like the second type of cymbals. Fixed it.
Update 2: I decided to use this in a quest, but revised it to be less rough. I included the original midi in the bundle in case anyone wants it, too.
(.5) I took Espilan's feedback into mind and played around with several of my favorite soundfonts to re-balance the revision. It should now be more versatile for soundfonts with quieter brass, but still not full Hoenn trumpets on soundfonts with louder brass.

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Yog-Sothoth, who is in prison.
Newt Gingrich
Creator: Spawn Updated: 08 Aug 2018 Type: MIDI
Rating[?]: Rating: 4.4/5 (4 ratings)
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Rating: 5/5

Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:41 PM
This might be due to the specific combination of soundfonts I've got going in VirtualMIDISynth, but if I had to be honest I think I actually prefer the older version. The trumpet doesn't seem to be coming over loud enough in the new one while the original's brass didn't have any such problem, and some of the added things (particularly the offbeat guitar and the bass drum) were coming across a bit louder than I think was necessary (and partly contributing to the trumpet's not-loud-enough-ness). Again, this might be due to my soundfonts; it could sound perfectly fine elsewhere.

That being said, I have no complaints about the arrangement; this thing--both versions of it--is pretty dang fun to listen to.
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Rating: 4/5

Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:08 PM
Better volume management and mixing up the percussion would make this song much better.

The unison of harp and snare is very interesting, don't think I've heard that before. Wise choice to keep harp in the lower sections, I've never thought to try that before. The brass is a little grating, which puts a damper on things considering it carries the primary melody. And the cymbals could use some timpani accompaniment, but that's just me. I love this song, and I like the melodies a lot. Your counterpoint is really brave, maybe a little uncooperative but still great. It sounds like a variation of the aLttP Dark World in some segments, and the piano interlude is a nice inclusion to break up the repetition.

Yeah man, this is great stuff. Just some tweaks and it's a 5.

Rating: 5/5

Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:45 PM
I'm rating this a 5 because it is really well composed, I enjoy the theme. That said, I think one thing you can do is employ some good MIDI production techniques. What I'm referring to is finding what instruments double well with each other in layers and employing some MIDI echo effects on some of the instruments that sound particularly "cheesy" in MIDI such as the brass. Look at Espilan's music, in my opinion, he is a master of MIDI production.

Rating: 5/5

Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:05 PM
This has something going! As I listen to this, I can't help but feel that the MIDI format holds it back somewhat, because the instruments sort of clash, but the melody and harmonies themselves are pretty creative, and the song is solidly constructed. This is a great piece from you. I've had a good week. Take a 5.