Feels a little too much like the original. You should look for high-quality samples (unless you were going for the whole retro feel, in which case this is awesome.) I believe there are a lot of good freeware ones out there. :eek:
Nice work either way. I'm not a composer so I don't feel like my opinion regarding this should be taken any seriously - if I can't do at least as good, then I don't feel it's my place to criticise negatively. So nice work man.
Yeah. It's like I said - it more or less IS the original, just with different sounds and a few small tweaks. In fact, I could export it to Midi, I believe, without losing anything, for those that want to mess with it themselves. Although I'm not actually sure if some of the effects would carry on.
I was going for the NES sound, though, yes. Although it bugs me that I don't have any samples of the more complex sounds they use to imitate two sounds on one channel. As it is, this uses 6 channels, which is two more than the original NES. If I tried really hard I could probably limit it to four (Mainly because the NES can change the type of sound it puts out at will, while I have to make an entirely new channel), but this isn't an NSF, and as such there really isn't any point. I DID try slapping some other instruments on it before posting it, but the guitar plugin I have doesn't allow you to change the volume and pitch on individual notes, and the technoey sounds didn't fit it as well as the NES ones.
In retrospect I should have at least added a reverb... *tests* Eh, it doesn't sound that much better with it, although for kicks I set the reverb to the "Cave" setting.
(Oh, and not being a musician doesn't bar you from criticism. I'm far from one either - I've never really composed anything too unique, I just like to muck around in FL Studio when I'm bored.
Anywho, enough rambling. If You want, I could make more NES-ed music from the game, although I again don't guarentee that it will be too awesome.
If you want to hear more just ask and I'll make.
And, lastly, don't hate on the remix guys.
They worked hard on their music and it really shows. I personally like a majority of the music from it, although I do understand when people say they can't tell which song is being remixed.