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About Wiesty

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    Chronology Director
  • Birthday 04/03/1991

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    Acoustic Guitar
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    Vocals: Male
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    Marimba, Timpani, Aux. Percussion


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    Dylan Wiest
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  1. If needed I'd like to throw my hat in for helping out on the album in any way, whether that be recording some instruments or taking a track. I understand this album is in a reworking phase currently and I definitely have a love for star fox and would like to see this come to life.
  2. At first I read this as "Shnab's Last Album"....bricks were shat.
  3. Yay my first mod review made it on! Congrats dude, great track!!
  4. Yes! Can we please do a Thieves of Fate reunion collab?!?!
  5. This may have been posted already but... This channel is great.
  6. Mod Review Nice work for your first remix on this site! There are some really cool things going on here both arrangement wise and sonically.... Arrangement: I like how this piece sneaks in and slow builds intensity until 0:34, great intro on this one! I'm not a huge fan of the organ that comes in right at 0:35 however...We get this awesome and energetic intro with a very hi-fi sort of a sound and then get pelted with a sub-par organ sample....maybe swap that out with something? It doesn't sound bad in the background but when it's by itself it is pretty weak. I like the breakdown section that comes in at 1:54...nice break from the intensity of the first half. I would maybe milk the first part of the breakdown and hash out some ideas to give the song some more variation before the crazy build up (which is great by the way). After the break down section you need to throw in some more variation 2:29-3:15 is too simlar to 0:40-1:53. There is variation in the melody (we get some of the upper harmonic lines), but the backgrounds are still the same, the drum beat/bass is still the same, so it begins to sound very meandering. See if you can add some different instruments/rhythmic ideas here to make this section stand out from the beginning. I think the ending is the strongest part of the arrangement...love the descending chords at 3:15 and how the ending keep this kind of subtle yet growing intensity....great ending! Production: Overall not bad, but it does seem a bit squished for my ears....the synth and filter sweep at around 0:14 already starts pumping the mids too loud. I think the bass could definitely use some EQ here to give it more of its own space. The patch seems to encroach into the mids so we get lots of mids here but the low end is a bit lacking for my taste. Careful with the loud sections like 0:29 and 2:05. These start to sound very compressed for my ears and you can hear the volume pumping. EQing your instruments to give them their own space will free up some energy and volume but just be careful that your compressor isnt pumping too hard. Other than that it could definitely use a proper master and a boost in the high ends to give it some clarity/frontal sound. I think this falls a bit short of OC standards but with some arrangement work and a bit of tidy up in the production it will be ready....Some very solid ideas here!
  7. Hi everyone! I thought I'd post a thread in here to make it official that the OC Jazz Collective is currently working on their second ABSOLUTELY FREE OC Remix Album! The entire crew from Chronology returns to bring you some more jazz, this time in the form of a tribute to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. We've got some new faces on board as well and as per usual are open to arrangers who would like to submit their arrangements for us to record! Currently we do not have a working title for the album but we will keep you updated with this thread as we progress! Looking forward to bringing you more music! -Currently seeking visual artists! -Currently seeking arrangements! Musicians XPRTNovice- Alto/Soprano Anthony Lofton- Tenor Sax Sir Jordanius- Trumpet John Stacy- Horn/Trumpet Fratto- Trombone DrumUltima- Vibraphone Nostalvania- Piano Andy Pearce- Guitar Jay Yaskin- Bass Wiesty- Drums Arrangers Wiesty Nostalvania John Stacy Amphibious Protodome Fratto Jorik Bergman
  8. 1. work-in-progress

    Don't worry, it takes a lot of time to develop ears for mixing, I've been doing it for years and still suck at it. Best thing you can do is get into a good studio monitor setup so you're hearing what is actually there.
  9. 1. work-in-progress

    Definitely needs some sort of melody or hint of a melody, as right now it just sounds like a backing track. It's a solid start for an arrangement but needs to go places and will need some variation in intensity/direction etc. In terms of the mix it sounds VERY mid heavy to me. You're going to need to do some EQ to add some spaces between the instruments. The drums way back in the mix and the bass is pretty calm compared to the blaring mids we get from the guitar. I would EQ the instruments to give them their own sonic space first, that is get rid of any unneeded low frequencies in the Guitar to leave that all for the bass so you can boost the bass up. The highs need a boost as well so that the cymbals really cut, it will add a ton of clarity and definition.
  10. Shnab is the gold standard of vgm
  11. Rockin' the classic Wharfdale diamonds!
  12. I'm going to chime in on this one as well since it doesn't have an official "eval" yet eval Loving the chip-tuney sounds here, gives it a completely different texture while still sounding similar to the original. The stereo space here in general is nice, and the ping-pong panning you've done on the instruments works out well. That being said I'll agree with the others in that this is basically a clone of the original song; it needs some variation. Interestingly enough you bring in Mining Melancholy at the end just as the song is fading out. Smart decision, but this could have given you minutes of new material and given it much more variation if you had introduced that earlier and played with the idea. There are maybe a couple of nitpicky production/arrangement things I could get into here but honestly I don't think this would be rejected on grounds of production, it just needs to be reworked. Play around with adding in Mining Melancholy and I think you'll see all of the different avenues you have.
  13. Digging this Markus! I like the reharm on the B section a lot, its a nice contrast from the vamp happening in the A section. Personally I prefer the chord progression from the original for the A section as it sounds a little more calm/mysterious, whereas this conveys a different mood. 100% personal preference however in those regards. I think the guitar could sit back a bit in the mix, and could maybe use some reverb to blend the piano and guitar a little better. Looking forward to hearing more!
  14. It's been a while since my last eval since life has gotten in the way a little bit but I thought I'd push my comfort area a bit by looking at some electronica! eval Nice work on this one man. I've given this one quite a few listens because it took me a while to decipher how much source material you've used and how much variation you've thrown in. You've done a good job of staying pretty true to the original while using sounds/embellishments to add variation and contrast the original. Personally, I'd like to hear a bit more dynamic contrast in the composition. We get a nice build up in the intro, but other than that it is balls to the wall save for the break down at 00:59 and the thinner section at 1:30. These sections offer a bit of a break don't really change a ton dynamically and so the song can become quite taxing on the ear. I think some of the sounds here also sound a bit generic as far as electronica goes and the "du hast" pad rhythm starts to get a bit tiring, I think mostly because these are things we hear all the time. I understand there are tropes of the genre, but it never hurts to change things up and it can definitely go a long way compositionally. I really like the variations to the melody you bring in starting at 1:58! As far as production goes, it sounds a bit taxing to me on the ears. A lot of this is just the sounds/dynamic shape of the composition (not really a production thing). Part of this as well in my opinion is the stereo space. It feels like a lot of the instruments are very center in the mix so we get this huge build up of energy in the piece and very little feeling of space. It might be good to widen some of the instruments and move some of them around to see if it starts to thin out a bit. I don't quite think this would fly for a YES on the panel yet but it's damn close.