12941 posts since 8 Oct, 2014
Wow! Wow! Wow!
You guys really brought it this month. I expect, deservedly so, to be somewhere near the bottom this month. I am very impressed. Here is how the voting went.
For most of you, the separation was percentage points in my scoring system rating 3 categories
The tie breaker (yes, there was ties) was the music.
Instead of telling everybody what was great about their track, because everybody had at least 2 of the 3 categories very well scored, I'm going to go over what knocked you down a peg.
Jonny Quest - Nothing. This was the most hysterical, well done piece of anything that I've heard in a very long time. I'm still laughing. Having said that, because of the strength of the rest of the field, I wouldn't be shocked if you came in 2nd or even 3rd. This was a very tough month to judge.
Beanpole - I found the mix just a tad too noisy, loud, whatever you want to call it. You only finished 3 percentage points behind Jonny. A better mix might have won this for you. But man, what a great entry. I absolutely loved it.
donkey tugger - The mix, IMO, really hurt you on this one as everything else was off the charts amazing. I can't put my finger on it exactly. Some parts were either too soft or not enough high end or something was off. Still good enough for a 3rd place finish in my books. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if you took this one because the music and performance were amazing. This is going to be a very tight one. I just know it.
Hellfog - Nothing was really knocked down per say. You were strong in all 3 categories but just nothing that was off the charts amazing. You were actually, outside of Jonny, the most consistent across the 3 categories.
TBase2000 - What knocked you down was the music itself. I thought it was okay but nothing that really excited me. But the performance and mix were excellent. A more interesting song, for my taste anyway, would have landed you in the top 3 easily.
Laguna Rising - You had about the best mix and performance of everybody. In fact, you did an amazing job with this song. But I had no choice but to take off points for not doing an original work. It's a lot easier to arrange an established work, especially a classic like "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" than it is to write a new piece of music. That's why you finished where you did, for me anyway. Somebody who doesn't care about it being an original composition, I can easily see you winning this thing. It is going to be interesting to see how split the group is on this issue
per99 - I almost feel bad about this. The music itself was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. But the mix was very uneven. The vocoder part was so low I could barely hear it. Other parts were either too soft or too loud. It was just, as I said, uneven. Performance was decent. A better mix and you would have finished a lot higher.
As for myself, if I had to guess, probably finish either 6th or 7th based on the entries this month but wouldn't be surprised if I came in dead last. This month you guys really blew me away. Very little separated you guys in the first 5 slots.
Give yourselves a pat on the backs.
You deserve it.
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