Really nice mod, thank you so much! It helped me a lot and made me reconsider some things
Skylish wrote:From my modding queue.
> 01:04:585 (225,226) - how about d _ to make the structure looks better? I feel like no more than 7-plets should be used in this section since there's no vocal. Meanwhile, 01:04:414 - / 01:04:585 - k k will be too clumsy imo. Removing 01:04:670 - and changing 01:04:585 - to kat can enhance the flow as well.
My intention with this 9-plet was to underline the end of this stanza with the longest pattern mapped right before the finish which introduces the new one, but I do agree with you that it might be too dense, especially considering it appears pretty early in the song. Did something here.
! 01:49:073 - The kiai itself is quite good, but the overall density flow considering with the 2nd Kiai is expected to be better/ with slightly differences: try to reduce the density of the 1st Kiai a bit, and avoid simple copy&paste work in the 2nd Kiai which is extremely noticeable.
I'm actually not sure about how I want to arrange that, since nerfing the 1st Kiai would make the way I'm seeing this song as a map feel unnatural to me. I agree with splitting up the 7-plets and doing some density changes here and there, but I don't want to touch what I've mapped too much due to personal preferences. Will do something on my own.
> 01:50:267 (67,68,69,70,71,72,73) - I do think this 7-plets are too heavy for the first Kiai, 1+_+5 would be better, so as to create a better spreading coming up.
> 01:52:994 - ^ same case as above Both fixed.
> 02:10:892 - reduce the coming up density as well, they are too heavy, way too heavy. For example you may try these patterns and spacing effects:
- 02:10:892 (219) -
- 02:12:255 (226) -
(Then you can see that the densities before Kiais are already so high relatively, you should consider reduce the overall density in the whole map too, if needed)
Did something here, I hope this is better now.
> 02:31:687 - this stream looks boring, at least you can change 02:32:369 - / 02:32:454 - to dd to prevent monotonous spamming of dons and kats over here and there. I know that you try to use kat to fit the vocal sound at 02:32:028 - , but it's definitely not so good to 100% follow it without any variation as it will affect the gameplay effect.
! 02:54:528 - This section is completely a copy&paste work with the one at 01:05:437 - , please do make some VARIATIONS.
aaaaa exactly the same rhythm and melodyOkay, I'll change some stuff here, but I'm not gonna touch the echo in its coloring because it is apparently the same except for 03:04:073 (559) - which I can make stand out by CTRL+G'ing 558 and 559, other than that special thing it feels awkward to me to have this sound different than the first one.
! 04:10:892 - another C&P work... In the 2nd Kiai, you may keep those 7-plets (a higher density can be used, and it is more comfortable for its existence at the climax of the music). However, some parts are overdone:
> 04:16:346 - these consecutive 5-plets are so zipped, players can't breathe X_X. Despite poor spacing problem (break/pause), the emphases on vocal/instruments are really blurred.
Hm yeah, this is indeed pretty draining
Let's try some amendments from 04:16:346 - to 04:19:073 - (also apply to any other applicable situations later on):
- Remove 04:16:943 - / 04:17:965 -
Removed 04:16:431 - and 04:17:454 - instead, feels way more natural to me. Applied your suggestion to the 2nd one where this applies to,
though, to make it more consistent with the first Kiai.
- Change 04:18:051 - to kat (prevent repetition)
Nope, having repetition on this was totally intended. It may look lazy but I believe that it is the best way to express the repeating vocals/lyrics.
^ Some spacing is provided, better note spread comparing with the 1st Kiai, very clear vocal and instrumental emphases stated simultaneously.
> 04:53:505 - similar case with 02:31:687 - , but you may use more complicated patterns put in the stream actually.
Yep, changed it, but no unnecessary complex patterns, as they'd sound bad.
> 04:59:471 - / 05:10:380 - another monotonous and too simple stream which triggers the players a lot, poor emphases for showing the melody.
Some recommendation for you to polish: 04:58:789 (536) -
- 04:59:556 - remove a note here to provide some spacing. Spacing can be used as supporting focusing work!
- If I remove ^ this note, then the whole structure looks a bit porous, then a note added at 04:59:045 - would be nice to maintain the overall density
- 04:59:471 - more colours are used, matching the melody pitch and enhance the note flow to a large extent
* Of course you can have your own modifications, these are just examples only.
Did some adjustments to this part.
> 05:16:346 - This time, the density drops down even the BGM is not so calm as 03:49:073 - . I dont really understand why you would adopt an easy mapping style right here. This section should be much denser than 03:49:073 - , fix it on your own too! (I guess you have some idea already :> ) Well, I agree with you that this is not nearly as calm as 03:49:073 -, but I do believe that this is still much calmer than the previous part so I decided to make this part as calm as I believe it is. I increased the density here to give a contrast, though.
That's all for now, the general consistency and patterns are concrete, but they are too rigid. Try variating the patterns and enhancing the note spread, I wish you good luck from now on! Cheers