Wiesty

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About Wiesty

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    Chronology Director
  • Birthday 04/03/1991

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    Canada

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
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    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Accordion
    Acoustic Guitar
    Drums
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Organ
    Piano
    Trumpet
    Vibraphone
    Vocals: Male
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Marimba, Timpani, Aux. Percussion

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    Dylan Wiest
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    Music Educator
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    Wiestyo

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  1. Still the greatest piece of Vgm ever written imho. Nice cover!
  2. You know...the OC Jazz collective could always use more arrangers
  3. Eval I'm liking the attempt of merging Saint-Saens with Kingdom hearts. You've picked some great sources to work with here. Overall you have two major issues with this arrangement. To begin with, I would put this in more of a "transcription" category. You've effectively taken orchestral pieces and transcribed them for smaller chamber groups containing mostly strings/piano. You've done this fairly well, but that definitely does not give it the title of "remix" or "arrangement". Furthermore, all three pieces that you have used do not really weave into each other. You've essentially got three separate pieces placed back to back with little or no transition. I think before we can get into the nitty gritty of arrangement/production you need to spend some time finding ways to take the material and play with it. You can go about this a couple of ways. If you want to keep the medley form that you have going, you'll still need to find away to alter the material and arrange it to give it your own personality. The other option (and this would be my preference) would be to take all three sources and weave them into a single arrangement which uses the harmonic/melodic motifs of each to create something new. I would start here to really start hashing out some ideas. Keep going this direction though because I think that you're on to something with your source selection.
  4. [This is an automatically generated message] I've reviewed your remix and have returned it to Work-in-Progress status, indicating that I think there are some things you still need to work on. After you work on your track and feel that you'd like some more feedback, please change the prefix back to Ready for Review and I'll review it again! Good luck!
  5. Cool to see some Saint-Saens leaking into the forums....I'm going to place this back in WIP status as I'm not quite sure you have this ready for submission given that the file ends abruptly. When you have a version ready for submission to the Judges Panel please upload it and mark it as Ready for Review. Thanks!
  6. 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.
  7. Shnabubula's Latest Album!

    At first I read this as "Shnab's Last Album"....bricks were shat.
  8. Yay my first mod review made it on! Congrats dude, great track!!
  9. Chrono Cross Remix Project - cover art in first post!

    Yes! Can we please do a Thieves of Fate reunion collab?!?!
  10. This may have been posted already but... This channel is great.
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 1. work-in-progress Super Mario Bros. 2 - Boss

    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.
  14. 1. work-in-progress Super Mario Bros. 2 - Boss

    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.
  15. How Soccer Saved the Human Race

    Shnab is the gold standard of vgm