it is the latest (6 month ago) version from his EP https://soundcloud.com/inspected/ekcle- ... ve-state-2
Protastic101 wrote:00:28:860 (28860|3) - This should end at 00:28:951 - and start at 00:28:830 - if you're following the white noise. I'm so confused x_x. This is snapped correctly though? If anything, the ending might instead be the blue tick in front (in 1/16 snap), but the start and the end definitely aren't earlier than they are.
01:09:071 - I think these three LNs are actually just 1/6 (or 1/3 I cant tell with my beatsnap divisor anymore) long as they all seem to have an equal amount of time between each other, but you can probably argue that their starts are delayed I guess. Still think 1/3 would be better in this case as it's a bit easier to time and feels more natural to hit https://osu.ppy.sh/ss/9326271 The gap between 01:09:207 (69207|1) - and 01:09:252 (69252|0) - is a lot shorter than the others. Might help to play at 25% speed, turn music volume down and hitsounds way up to hear that they hit exactly on the sound. I agree that it's a bit weird, though not surprised when it comes to Ekcle lmao.
01:36:993 - Im a bit surprised you didn't have an SV here tbh cause the sound seems to power down a bit. I might suggest adding a gradual slow down SV here then in that case similar to what you did at 01:16:052 - with the averages that were less than 1x. SV Added! Made it a gradual slowdown, ending with a slight rush back into 1.00x in the following LN.
03:58:318 (238318|1) - I think the shield here is nice to play but a bit unjustified with the music as the sound doesn't have a quick cutoff or anything; it just continues on into the next note at 03:58:318 - and fades away instead, so I feel that having the shield there isn't representative of the music in that case.
03:58:318 (238318|0,241571|0) - ^ To add also, it seems that the LN at 04:01:571 (241571|3) - didn't have a shield, and you could probs argue that it's cause it's a repeat of the first chord, but I think for consistency in this section, it would be better to leave out all shields in general. The shields are there so it feels like each chord is falling into the next. Instead of the kind of motion your hands make if it was, for example, |24| to |13|, which is like just sliding across right into the next chord; this way forces the player to pay attention to the release and re-press. I guess it's my way of emulating a real piano?
Like, playing it irl, you don't make a finger movement for chords like these, but you make a hand movement instead, if that makes sense. The LN without a shield is there as a reset, and also because the notes making up the chord vary more than the previous changes (which share pitches). Hope that makes sense, because I really do love how this section plays with the shields. Edit: I also realised that this shield pattern comes up everywhere in the last section of the song too, and changing all of those would result in an entire section remap lol.
04:05:186 - For this, I don't think a stutter is appropriate for the SV. The sound is less a scratchy kind of broken record thing and more so a lurching sound similar to 01:26:149 -
04:10:969 - ^ It's imitating a sub-bass wobble. I feel it's a nicer effect in such a calm section, given that the LN lengths stay the same with a stutter, unlike a lurching SV that warps the lengths.
04:09:523 (249523|2) - I dunno why this is a jump tbh, if you're trying to catch that stick kind of sound, it's at 04:09:433 - on the 1/4 before Oh you're right! Although I think it might be 3/16 before instead of 1/4 before (only a 1/16 difference). I've moved all of the stick-kinda sounding notes back 3/16.
04:33:378 (273378|2) - Missing a hat? Im not sure tho cause the whole rhythm of this song confuses me lol Here I mainly kept the hihat hitsound for every off-beat so the player can anchor themselves to the rhythm a bit (with the exception of the little gallop bits at the start). I can add one here if you want though!
04:40:246 - Imo, this speed up is too tame for the sound and really hard to notice. Since the sound kind of wobbles a bit, I was thinking a stutter might be better. Snap is smth like this http://osu.ppy.sh/ss/9326306 I partially accepted this. My issue was that the noise this SV is mapped to appears at least another 7 times in this section, and putting wobble SV on all of them would mess with some of the note lengths (they're all different durations as well).
Instead, I made the speed increase more obvious (but still keeping it as subtle as intended), and also added more of them to the places that I missed!
05:07:445 - I think a simple bump here would be nice to represent the repeating sound. Could do something like 05:07:445 - 2x and 05:07:490 - 0.6x to average out to 0.95x, then end it with a 0.95x at 05:07:625 - to normalize it again. Cool idea. Modified your suggestion a little, but kept the averages the same.
eyes wrote:05:18:258 - missed sound? I think this blends in behind the previous note enough for it be fine, especially as the layering starts to decrease as the song finishes.
05:13:544 - I don't know but I feel like here is a sound too Not quite. Or at least, not clear enough to need a note for it.
05:19:884 - here might be sound too ^
05:26:195 - maybe here too ^
05:30:396 (330396|0,332384|2) - and why these LNs are so long, there's no any sound (maybe piano echo but it doesn't seem to be for that) Nah this is fine. It's a very gradual fade out, so the LN doesn't really have any specific area it *has* to finish.
I'm glad such a map is on ranked section, congratz!!! Thanks