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  1. 11 points
    Mazedude

    Too many projects in general

    Not sure if this tidbit of advice will help, but here's how I finished American Pixels. That was a 5+ year project, tons of excitement at the front-end, and then it turned into... work. And here's the problem, I have a family and a full-time job, so I kept hitting the snag where I'd work all day, spend time with the family, have a pocket of free time at night, and then... not have any energy left. That, or there'd be this sense of "yay, I have time to work on music... and oh no, I feel obligated to work on that project and I'm really not in the mood..." So, that happened over and over, and occasionally I'd have a magic day off (holiday, whatever) where I'd get a wonderful 4 hours in a row to myself... and during those moments, I could tap into the creative juices and get it going again... but man, those little magical windows were rare. Like, once every few months rare. It got really frustrating seeing an album inch to completion in those sporadic bursts. The answer for me: wake up earlier. I'd set my alarm for 4:30am, be in my studio by 5am, and get in a solid hour, hour and a half every morning. My brain wasn't yet tired from the day job, I was rested and fresh, and the stuff that seemed like work before now seemed fun again. And, it actually helped my happiness level, so even though I was sleepy, I was giddy at work considering the progress I made in the early morning hours. And then I just had to ride and chase that feeling until things were done. It was tough to get started, but then it became strangely addicting.
  2. 4 points
    Meteo Xavier

    Too many projects in general

    It's a common progression for creative people, even experienced ones. You can read up on a what a lot of other people have done to break through the point of losing excitement to do a track and actually do the work of finishing it, but I think in general what you really need to be told is just to FINISH YOUR DAMN TRACKS. No tricks, no shortcuts, just sit down and get ready to go through the bog of working on it regardless if you feel interested or excited by it or not. I say there's not much good a lot of more specific advice can do for you because it's all as unique a process to you as your music style is. You won't know what the best way for you to get "motivation" to get through it until you do it. And do it again. And again. And again. To be serious about doing an art means to employ a dedication to its discipline - in other words, get ready to sacrifice lots of time that won't be fun. Everyone here that ever got successful at music had to go through the same ritual and just accept it as part of what we do. I get the feeling what you're running into is just losing that OMG THIS IS AWESOME feeling we all get when starting something and getting the idea this could really be something and then just quitting it when that "high" runs out. Without experience in getting through the other end of it and going through the meticulous stages of making sure every single little fucking thing in it is perfect, you won't get through that barrier. The encouragement part is, once you start getting experience in doing it, it can really build up quick. In fact, I personally make it a point in the soundtracks and albums and stuff I do now is to start a bunch at a time, work on them until I feel like I've got them at a good place, and then go back and do the "finishing" part for all of them in a "stage". I don't get obsessed with making sure I focus and start and finish one track at a time anymore because I've personally found that I work better in "batch bursts", what I call them. I'll get a bunch of tracks up to "nearly finished" stages, then one day I'll just burst right through and do the finishing stages for all of them in a single day because where my mind and energy at is "finish the job". No more "come up with something that could be something" or "ok, start getting some next parts going for this shit", it's "ok, the composition and arrangement is done, now to finish them off". So, in actuality, you accidentally painted yourself into a good corner where now you can work on building a shitload of "finishing" experience. Start with one track, take as much time to make it perfect as you need, finish it and release it. Then do the same for another. Then the same for another. Then do 3 with a made up weekly schedule for each. Release. Then another 3. Release. And so on. I tell you straight, few things in the world are as satisfying as finishing a song after you went through the not-fun part of doing it. It's like a non-gross orgasm that lasts all day. Then you realize you're quickly getting better and faster at doing it because the satisfaction of finishing a song is also a major EXP. POINTS burst. It really feels like you level up the first time you get an Ocremix posted, then your first whole album finished, then your first album published by a small label and so on. And those experience points don't go away as quickly as some other achievements. So there's your motivation - sit your ass back in that chair and get to work and you'll get day-long orgasms you don't necessarily have to wipe off, and then find out you secretly jumped from Level 1 to Level 8 in just a few days and secretly picked up some "abilities" along the way, like being able to hear missing notes, missing instruments, wrong instruments and whole wrong sections just by listening to your own WIP a few times. You'll be surprised how accurate I am here.
  3. 4 points
    another termina (with a touch of marbule!) is taken by @Earth Kid and @Jorito, in a funky electronica/ethnic hybrid! this will be the last track and they're speeding through it, so hopefully the next news will be that it's finished and we're prepping the last of the admin stuff. i did convert and tag all 27 tracks we have so far, and we've compiled the last of the art that we need, so we're just about there.
  4. 3 points
    timaeus222

    Master Mi - Paradise

    Or, you could actually try the advice first and make judgment calls afterwards... If you don't want the critique, then don't ask for it. If you never cut frequencies and you boost instead, then I can almost guarantee that your music will sound resonant somewhere in the midrange. If you neither cut nor boost, then you'll likely get midrange clutter that makes your lead compete for attention. I get that you can adjust volumes, velocities, and panning. But those are not the prominent issues here. In fact, even real orchestras need EQ to sound right. It's often not because the instruments were faulty... it's generally because the microphone(s) used were, and EQ is often necessary to even out the frequency pickup of the microphone(s) used.
  5. 2 points
    DarkEco

    Too many projects in general

    This pretty much resonates with what i was saying about hearing underdeveloped sections too many times and not being able to imagine them any other way. @Mazedude definitely has the right idea and it's been working for me as well. I'll wake up at 6am, get the usual morning habits done and by 7am i'm at my desk for a dedicated 2 hour period where i will concentrate on music production. Than when 9am hits i'll start to work on my more essential things like University work. That way i know i got two hours done and even if the progress i made was little, i know that i still made progress and i'm being consistent. I find i have a lot less anxiety by starting work in the morning since i've still got the whole day ahead of me, which free's my mind a lot because i'm not feeling pressure from the hours in the day running out. I hate doing anything that requires deep thought in the evening and would rather just read or watch Netflix. Now i don't feel guilty about having chill evenings. Actually getting up at 6am is horrible though.
  6. 2 points
    Sorry, all I checked was that it played back alright for me in Winamp. I know @Master Mi has done a remix for this tune. Maybe he could chime in with what midi he used, and maybe he'd like to participate this round?
  7. 2 points
    Thirdkoopa

    Master Mi - Paradise

    lowering/cutting is not gonna hurt your track as much as you'd think. I have this piccolo right now that plays some very VERY high notes on one of my tracks - the original bleeds your ear. I EQ'd some of the nastier sounds in there but still made sure it sounded like a piccolo. here's a series about EQ. nobody is telling you to cut something entirely or make an instrument not sound the way it's supposed to; that's for sound design. It's all about making it the best possible for the listener (without completely sacrificing your vision)
  8. 2 points
  9. 2 points
    i finished up the last of the tweaks to the instrumental version of distant promise/garden of gods, so at this point i'm just waiting on a single last track from @Earth Kid and @Jorito before we call the music done. there's still some admin stuff to handle that i'm pecking away at, but once that's done, we're good =D
  10. 2 points
    wildfire

    Nintendo Lo-Fi/Chillhop Collection

    I've been wanting to work this genre anyway, so I'm down! I can (attempt) to provide live bass if needed
  11. 2 points
    OverClocked PodCast

    80 - Daniel Ran

    Direct Download: https://ia601503.us.archive.org/15/items/OCPC80/OCPC%2080.mp3 This is the OverClocked PodCast, a regular dose of video game music and conversation from OC ReMix.org! This week we return to the tudnra with Daniel Ran's soundtrack to Beyond Skyrim: Bruma, meet up with our old HAL pal Kirby in an episode of The Big Ones, and keep the pink puffball rolling with an all-Kirby Playlist. Next Week's Playlist: Shop Themes ReMix ReWind Happy Times Are Back Again - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Weisty) Far Away - Mirror's Edge (Synesthesics ) Samba del Anjos - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Bowlerhat, Conservatorium Maastricht Big Band) Springtime Smoothness - Sonic the Hedgehog (Leandro Abreu, Andre Pastore, Helton Lima, Leo Quintao, Marco Lima, Thiago Quintino) Chromed Gadgetry - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Leandro Abreu, Andre Pastore, Helton Lima, Leo Quintao, Marco Lima, Thiago Quintino) Reversing the Alien Attack - Line Defense (Stam) In Tune with Daniel Ran Music from Beyond Skyrim: Bruma Shed Your Travails - The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Watchman's Ease - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Masser - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Big Ones with Matthew Tucciarone Music from Kirby Super Star Green Greens - Kirby's Dream Land Fountain of Dreams - Super Smash Bros. Melee All Star Rest Area - Super Smash Bros. Melee The Playlist: Kirby Music Halberd - Kirby’s Epic Yarn (SquarEvil) 64 - Kirby Cafe (Black_Doom) D.D.D. Three - Kirby Planet Robobot (Jeremy) Dirty & Beauty - Kirby Triple Deluxe (Bastiongolem) The Savior of Dream Land - Originally from Kirby Super Star, ReMixed by Juan Medrano (SystemsReady) Rainbow Resort - Kirby’s Adventure (Viking ZX) Green Greens - Kirby’s Dream Land (John) Factory Investigation - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (PlanarianHugger) Fluffball Rampage - Originally from Kirby Super Star, ReMixed by DaMonz (DaMonz) Castle of Cake - Kirby’s Dream Course (Carlos) Bumper music: Late Night Sneakin' - HappyBivouac Jet Set Groove #3 - Hideki Naganuma S.E. Tape - SEGA Oldies But Happies - Hideki Naganuma The Concept of Love - Hideki Naganuma Like It Like This Like That - Hideki Naganuma S.E. System01 - SEGA Extra info: Twitter: @OCRpodcast Bryan: @LordMeldorr Stephen: @StephenKelly180 Dan: @danielxran Matthew: @major_third Discord: https://discord.gg/KJfvAuF Email: podcast@ocremix.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ocremix Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ivb42azxllrsxwg7zavtptcho2i iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/overclocked-podcast/id1057063792?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/overclocked-podcast RSS: https://feeds.feedburner.com/OverclockedPodcast OverClocked ReMix is dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Learn more at http://ocremix.org/info/About_Us! View the full article
  12. 2 points
    well, i submitted eight songs to the queue for judging! don't worry, i cleared it with larry before slamming the queue with them =)
  13. 2 points
    All right, time for another deadline: Saturday, March 31 I have three entries that are complete or nearly complete, and they're all pretty fantastic. It would be a grave injustice to not get them into an album. @ThePlasma, @ibeginwiththeendinmind, @Steele, please send an update my way or be cut. @Chernabogue you know where you stand and what I'm waiting for. I'll see if I can do some more recruiting.
  14. 2 points
    My therapist puts orchestral samba for background music in the waiting room every time and I'm gonna present this to her playlist. Amei!
  15. 2 points
    Oh cool, something in my field of expertise! Some quick tips: -pitch up a bit the closed hats so that the drum groove is tighter -raise the volume of the open hat -change the snare sound, the current one sounds too "boxy" like some general MIDI drum, try something more snappy -tone down the resonance on the bassline filter and open the filter a little bit, shorten a little bit the notes so you have a tighter 16th sequence and less mud -you can sidechain the low freq (250hz and down) of your main leads to get a clearer sounding mix, same for the snare -work on the dynamics of the tracks, so far it sounds like you've laid down one idea after another to check if they go well with the kick/bass combo, add at least one breakdown in the track to control the overall energy
  16. 1 point
    Master Mi

    MnP 88: Maniac Mansion - Dave's Theme

    Besides, I've also found 2 other great remixes of this theme some time ago. The first one was made by Joyfuldreamer: The second one was made by Lame Genie:
  17. 1 point
    The People's Remix Competition 368 PRCv15-04 Hello everyone and Welcome to the People's Remix Competition! In PRC366 it was no other than PlanarianHugger who got his second win in a row, leaving both second and third place for AxLR who managed to submit two songs. Source: Freedom Planet - Jade Creek 2 (Up the Sub) MIDI Source Information ThaSauce link: Click here to submit To submit a song at the compo page you can use the ThaSauce page. If you use this, an account is required. If you don't want to use ThaSauce, please upload the song somewhere else and post a download link in this thread. I recommend Soundcloud, don't forget to allow downloads to enable me to upload the song at ThaSauce. I will keep using ThaSauce as the place where all songs are located. If you want to use ThaSauce, the following steps should be done. Click the ThaSauce Link. Click the 'You are not logged in' button in the upper right. Click on 'register' (at the bottom). Read the terms and click 'I agree to these terms'. If you don't agree with them, upload the song somewhere else and post a download link as mentioned above (by doing that, you allow me to upload the song at ThaSauce. Continue the process by filling in your information. You will get a question to confirm that you're not a robot. Here are some possible answers: Name a compo: PRC Who organizes One Hour Compo: Starla Name a ThaSauce subdomain: compo.thasauce.net Who created Mega Mans: Capcom A confirmation mail will be send. There might be some issues with it (meaning that you don't get it), if that is the case, upload the song somewhere else as described above. Once registered, login with your username and password, go to the mentioned page and submit the song. If you want submit two or more songs you can create multiple ThaSauce accounts or upload the song somewhere else and post the download link. After uploading your song, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems. Only upload MP3 files. PRC instructions The deadline is Wednesday February 28th 2018 at 10:59 am ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT), check the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. Make sure that the song is uploaded to ThaSauce or that there’s a download link posted in this thread. You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix. You are free to create a second ThaSauce account for that if you use ThaSauce, it's needed to be able to upload a second remix if you use ThaSauce. Of course you can also upload it somewhere else and put a download link in this thread. Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted in this thread. Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they receive a free first place vote added onto their score. The winner of this round may select the source for PRC370, the round after next round. The winner of PRC366 who picked this source, PlanarianHugger, can only participate by submitting a Bonus Mix. His vote is doubled in the voting stage. You can find the full rules list at this page as well. GOOD LUCK! PRC ThaSauce Home Page!
  18. 1 point
    WillRock

    Too many projects in general

    Based on what you just told me, it sounds like you're being quite ambitious. Why are you making a 23 track album? Why are they over 1 minute each? Change the rules to fit your workflow. Unless you're doing it for someone else, then let it flow naturally. YES - make your plans but if it doesn't go to that plan thats ok. Plan on making a 10 minute epic? Its ended up 3 minutes long? Ok fine, NEXT TRACK. You say you have an album of 23 wips. Ok. You don't need to use half of them. You could finish off 5 of them and call it an EP? How long are said tracks? Well they could be 2 minutes each if you so desired. Take it where it is heading naturally. Trying to beat out a preconceived idea is not the way to go I find. Try just... letting an idea flow and don't worry about sticking to a brief so rigidly and just see what happens. You might find you finish more stuff and you enjoy yourself more to boot. Guidelines are great... but don't let them hold you back.
  19. 1 point
    Were you actually looking for a mod review? (If not, just pretend this is regular critique.) ARRANGEMENT I'm not very familiar with these sources, but after listening to this back and forth, it seems to be a fairly conservative arrangement. Not necessarily an issue in and of itself, but in terms of OCR guidelines, a ReMix that sounds too close to the original generally doesn't demonstrate as much interpretation as it could. What I would suggest is deviation in the (i) structure, (ii) rhythm, (iii) harmonies, and so on. I have this feeling that you maybe listened to the original and tried to be faithful to it, and ended up having very similar note sequences on each instrument; from what I can tell, this ended up being not too far from an instrument switch on a nearly exact transcription. A nice analogy is plagiarism (sans the connotation); if you look at someone else's work and just try to reword it, chances are you might not really reword it that much if you really like their wording. But if you don't have that person's work in front of you, and you just try to come up with the same ideas in your own words, you have a much better chance of making a more original work that satisfies the assignment. OVERALL I like the result personally, and I can appreciate the melodic variation you tried later on in the track. The pacing is alright, and I didn't find it all that repetitive. [In terms of "would this be accepted on OCR?" though, probably not.] ----- ADVICE? If I were to have remixed these two sources, my approach would be to listen to each source and try to internalize the melodies over a few days or weeks. From the melody, I would imagine my own harmonies, or perhaps try to hum one melody on top while the other source is playing. When I come up with something neat, then I start writing from scratch with no pre-loaded MIDI. As an easy example, try humming the "chorus" from the Super Mario 64 credits theme on top of the Pokemon GSC Goldenrod City theme. That's one I found recently!
  20. 1 point
    Hey, everyone! It's been a while. Thanks to those folks who have been looking in on me to make sure I haven't died. Still kicking and thanks for the updates! I know I haven't been doing great at this lately. Last year wasn't a wonderful year for me, but this year I have no excuse - I've been behind and I'm just being slow about trying to keep up. I could say that depression has gotten the better of me, I could say there are several developments in my life I'm dealing with, but really, I just haven't been making the time a priority. That being said, this project means a great deal to me; I think we have some great folks on board, I'm proud of what we have so far, and still excited for where we are going - and a likely reason for my depression is the lack of my own progress on the project itself. So, I'll be recommitting myself to this again - it's time for me to stop sulking and get back to work! ---- So, here is what I see I have to do to get things to current: Update front page and Project Overview - I've received many reminders about this. I will have this back up and running this week. WIP Spreadsheet - I have some new updates to post here too, but I need to confirm permission to post from a few folks. Will update this week as permissions come in. @TheChargingRhino - It is time-consuming to keep all this on Drive as well as the project Box account, and considering how my time has been lately, I'm going to keep it all on Box moving forward. Sorry for this, but you can PM me if you are having trouble accessing. Checking in with folks - I'm checking where everyone is in the next two weeks. No pressure for updates at this time - that would be hardly fair of me - but I am wondering how folks are. Some of you I've heard from recently, some of you I haven't heard from in a while. Please let me know where you are with your track - feel free to reach out to me if I don't get to you first! Updates @Etzaen has been working on some art over the last year which I'd like to share with the team, but I need to figure out the where and how first. Stay tuned for more on this. Our back covers are being produced NOW! I've received the first drafts from my guy and they are looking good. I will post these with the rest of the art when I figure out format. Of all the things I've been asked about on this project, the narratives have generated the most interest! So, by popular demand, 6 of 8 scripts are complete and I will have the rest done in time for March. I need to refresh myself on this part of the project and get the scripts proofread before we start recording, but hopefully I can get folks to start doing this for me by the end of March. Will advise as this progresses. Open voice roles are still available to claim! @classic_gamer_76, please PM me on this when you get a chance. I need to confirm some things for Star Wolf parts. --- Due to my own absence and timing issues, I am no longer optimistic that the project will be ready for submission when reach our July deadline. I think that with a little effort, we can still finish the project by the end of September, but I'm wondering if we should push this to January instead. Please let me know what you think, on the thread or with a PM, on whether pushing for September is something folks think they are capable of. Thanks again for everyone's patience as I figure my stuff out. More to come as things get under way.
  21. 1 point
    A solid, pleasing remix with some clever humor. It's ab-solutely worth a listen
  22. 1 point
    Alright. Some of you guys have already been contacted by me already, and I plan on hitting the rest of you up in due time. I think it's time to post on the thread itself. (Well, again, at any rate) Right now I'm in the process of mastering the final tracks. There are a few that may need remixing (heh) at the instrument level, but for the most part, a normal song mastering will be fine. So, please contact me if you have any concerns about your track for the mastering process. Also, for those in need of other sound engineering services, I'll be happy to help.
  23. 1 point
    Zorrakh

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    Well, I got my vote in this evening. Good look guys!
  24. 1 point
    Shid0

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    Voted ! Nice work guys, was a fun round to listen to.
  25. 1 point
    All that I remember of XII is that it had sexy rabbit women; I thought it was Disney and Playboy's job to make me attracted to rabbits? It's just wrong. Anyway, I dunno, A/Bing them I wouldn't really say that the re-orchestrated soundtrack is as dramatically better as you're hoping for. In fact, I'd go as far to say "Battle With An Esper" actually sounds worse.
  26. 1 point
    there's no reason your version of FL wouldn't run on w10. i still have fl11 installed on my music pc as well for a few things.
  27. 1 point
    Zorrakh

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    I'm really glad we've got people hopping on board this round! Now that I'm done with school, I really want to focus on music production, especially these competitions, but other responsibilities may call me away from time to time. I had fun working on this, especially since I wasn't able to get good ideas going for other bonus mixes.
  28. 1 point
    The new song by halc is not in the Secret of Mana: Resonance of the Pure Land album torrent, nor are the rest of the songs track numbers updated. I understand that the song wasn't originally on the album, but in the write up for the song in question, djpretzel says "When Secret of Mana: Resonance of the Pure Land first dropped, it didn't include this chill & mellow chipjazz ReMix of "Distant Thunder" from the one and only halc, due mostly to passage of time & some missed emails. Drew let us know, and we've since added it back to the album, where it rightly belongs." Just letting you guys know that it isn't there as of today.
  29. 1 point
    The People's Remix Competition 366 PRCv15-02 Hello everyone and Welcome to the People's Remix Competition! In PRC364 it was anniversary time and as traditionally a lot of participants appeared, including myself. At the end one song was the best and it was Jorito who claimed the victory this time. Source: Persona 5 (PS3) - Last Surprise MIDI Source Information ThaSauce link: Click here to submit To submit a song at the compo page you can use the ThaSauce page. If you use this, an account is required. If you don't want to use ThaSauce, please upload the song somewhere else and post a download link in this thread. I recommend Soundcloud, don't forget to allow downloads to enable me to upload the song at ThaSauce. I will keep using ThaSauce as the place where all songs are located. If you want to use ThaSauce, the following steps should be done. Click the ThaSauce Link. Click the 'You are not logged in' button in the upper right. Click on 'register' (at the bottom). Read the terms and click 'I agree to these terms'. If you don't agree with them, upload the song somewhere else and post a download link as mentioned above (by doing that, you allow me to upload the song at ThaSauce. Continue the process by filling in your information. You will get a question to confirm that you're not a robot. Here are some possible answers: Name a compo: PRC Who organizes One Hour Compo: Starla Name a ThaSauce subdomain: compo.thasauce.net Who created Mega Mans: Capcom A confirmation mail will be send. There might be some issues with it (meaning that you don't get it), if that is the case, upload the song somewhere else as described above. Once registered, login with your username and password, go to the mentioned page and submit the song. If you want submit two or more songs you can create multiple ThaSauce accounts or upload the song somewhere else and post the download link. After uploading your song, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems. Only upload MP3 files. PRC instructions The deadline is Wednesday January 31st 2018 at 10:59 am ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT), check the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. Make sure that the song is uploaded to ThaSauce or that there’s a download link posted in this thread. You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix. You are free to create a second ThaSauce account for that if you use ThaSauce, it's needed to be able to upload a second remix if you use ThaSauce. Of course you can also upload it somewhere else and put a download link in this thread. Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted in this thread. Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they receive a free first place vote added onto their score. The winner of this round may select the source for PRC368, the round after next round. The winner of PRC364 who picked this source, Jorito, can only participate by submitting a Bonus Mix. His vote is doubled in the voting stage. You can find the full rules list at this page as well. GOOD LUCK! PRC ThaSauce Home Page!
  30. 1 point
    Great song choice! Diddy Kong Racing has a great soundtrack that doesn't get enough love!
  31. 1 point
    Both. They sound pretty fake (I know there are limitations depending upon what software you use), and the beat doesn't match up with the style of what you're going with. One option is to ditch the drum entirely. Don't forget that drums aren't the only instrument that can be used to set a beat. You have those other instruments and can use those to set your tempo. I would have to hear it such an adjustment to decide. I'm not a musician or a composer, I just conned a bunch of people to make remixes for me for free a couple of times.
  32. 1 point
    I think the drums are a bit too artificial. They sound really obviously synthetic. I know it's an early version, but I am going to suggest better ones, and maaaaaybe not that beat. It doesn't quiet fit with the pace you're playing at. From start to 0:29, it doesn't really feel that different from the source, but from 0:30 to 0:47, you get some nice variations that make it stand out a it more. It's not a lot of obvious changes, but it gives it a tiny bit more life to the melody. There are some pitch changes from 0:53 to 1:05 that I don't like; I know I said that the earlier subtle changes were nice, but during this part, it's such a noticeable shift that it slightly pulls me out of the melody. It's a lower tone that makes me feel like something bad is happening, even though I know it's not. The source is fairly happy and peaceful. 1:05 and on is a good example of the kind of style changes that work for this melody. A bit improv, while still following the source. It's a subtle thing, and sometimes it's hard to find the right mix, but this is close. The end with the orchestral swell is a bit overpowering. The background instruments should support the flute, not overwhelm it. If you push them back a bit more, then the flute can stand out more. Because the flute is the main piece here: it's the element that will carry both the melody and the personal touches you're putting into it. You got a solid start here. Minor changes to composition, moderate adjustments to the synth percussion, careful polishing here and there of the background instruments. You're about 75% of the way there, and I don't doubt you can make it the rest of the way.
  33. 1 point
    You would add your external hard drive as another directory for FL to search when you want to install a new plugin. When it finds the plugin, checkmark it and it should show up.
  34. 1 point
    Zorrakh

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    I'm glad you're all enjoying it! My bonus mix is coming along nicely, too, and I hope to wrap it up in the next day or so.
  35. 1 point
    The website will update with the new hash later. The file is correct.
  36. 1 point
    Just a tiny little bit too pace-y for my old worn out dance-y feet, but it sounds AWESOME. Love all the details, swing to it, acids, stabs, choice of instruments.. Very 90s rave-y! Great-y work-y!! EDIT: Subbed to your YouTube channel.
  37. 1 point
    Shid0

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    This is an awesome source alright, gonna try to come up with something in time
  38. 1 point
    Dextastic

    Master Mi - Paradise

    Pretty nice. The only criticism I have is the harp sounds a bit dull. It could probably be enhanced to the point where it really sparkles with some...I'm not great at mixing, so I'll just have a guess...EQ, saturation, and a slight volume boost? And maybe an EQ cut in the synth where the harp needs to shine.
  39. 1 point
    Rockin! I'll admit I never understood why they had the fast-paced trancey songs in the SS2 soundtrack - it just sounded so out of place in game - but I think you did a great job with it. There's a lot of movement and a lot of changes and different parts to keep the listener interested.
  40. 1 point
    Dextastic

    MnP 87: Metroid Prime - Overworld 2

    I am having a blast with this source. Great pick Zorrakh!
  41. 1 point
    I don't know a damn bit whether this is samba or Brazilian or big band or what the hell this is, I only know two things: that this remixer put a ton of work into this project and actually pulled it off with something like 15 live musicians, and this piece is just darned FUN! Congratulations and well done!!
  42. 1 point
    the vocal version of the distant promise/garden of gods collab is done (pending me uploading the wav i already have to my google drive), and @Jorito's original version of his track is also done pending him delivering me a wav. i've also heard versions of both the OC Jazz Collective's track and @Earth Kid's track that are just waiting on tiny mastering fixes. we may indeed make it to the end of january with all tracks done =D
  43. 1 point
    Anytime somebody does an orchestral setting I get a little excited. Orchestration is very nice. There are a lot of good textures in use, both from the original setting, and with your personal choices. The first statement of the ocean theme at :41 I think could have a tiny bit more action in the strings. They're just basically pads in the original, but for an orchestral arrangement, I don't think some added counterpoint would be unwelcome, simple things when the melody is sustaining. Again at about 2:00, there is plenty going on in the brass so you don't need to make it more, but a slightly varied higher string texture. The only reason I bring this up, is that lack of motion in the original bugged me just a little bit. This is a tiny nitpicky thing. The field theme is well done. Transition to the sky theme, that would be breathtaking to hear live. A thing I do in noteperformer is basically do 3 string layers. One layer that is an ensemble, one layer of solo strings playing exactly the same thing, but down a dynamic level, and then a layer of short notes on the attacks, also down a dynamic. I focus on the notes that would be a downbow when performed, and give those a marcato accent. This is not needed in softer passages, just the heavier ones. You can then hide those extra staves in sibelius so that your score doesn't get cluttered. This is a small little thing that works wonders for the sound. If interested, I would enjoy recording horn for this. It would be fun.
  44. 1 point
    djpretzel

    Reacting to Post bug

    @HoboKa Can you try logging out & back in and seeing if that fixes the issue? I've seen it a couple times but it went away after an authentication cycle...
  45. 1 point
    Heh, Better luck next time. I took the time to read all your comments and I will take note of each of them. Congrats to PlanarianHugger to his win, and I do really like both remixes.
  46. 1 point
    Try the bandcamp version, that's up still.
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  48. 1 point
    Good dynamics, good EQ, excellent arrangement. Only complaint I have is that some of the instruments sound too mechanical. Not your fault per say, just the nature of the samples used. Good luck with your eval!
  49. 1 point
    This is fun indeed. Is the pop at the very beginning intentional? I'm going to guess not... perhaps we can just chop that off before posting. I agree with Larry about the vocal and hats competing, it is because the hats are mixed dead center and the vocal is also primarily in the center... imo the vocals are mixed well enough to get the job done, but the hats need to be much more stereo-separated, that will remove that competition, and take focus off of the repetition of the toploop. The arrangement is great, although the soundscape is quite samey throughout; a proper breakdown besides the Bowflex interlude would have really helped. The vocals are funny and well enough performed, and do bring smiles. The track could definitely use a mixing cleanup and the vocals could be mixed for much more presence and impact... but what is here works well enough and it is super fun. Gotta go with it. YES
  50. 1 point
    It's 2017, MAGFest is over, and it's (past) time we got things back on track! I'll be chatting with @JJT & @zircon - we may need some changes w/ our management approach, but we HAVE reviewed the initial round of WIPs, we'll be contacting artists where feedback is appropriate, and we'll be establishing a new timeline, soon. If anyone has an overabundance of free time AND experience running an album, let me know on Discord if you'd be interested in helping to manage this project with us and we can talk a bit!