Wiesty

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About Wiesty

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    Chronology Director
  • Birthday 04/03/1991

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  • Location
    Canada

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Recording Facilities
    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
  • Occupation
    Music Educator
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    Wiestyo

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  1. I need A trumpet Part for my Gerudo Valley Remix: http://tindeck.com/listen/jzwed as for the parts I can send you the pdf as a base but really just feel free to do your own thing.

    Thanks,

    GSO

     

  2. Any interest in working with the OC Jazz Collective? Shoot me a PM
  3. This track has turned me on to a whole new OST...amazing work.
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  5. I see that the original WIP was from way back in 2011 but awesome that you've made time to come back to it and work on it! Mod Eval There's a lot of interesting concepts here and I really like when arrangers take material that is very synth heavy and take it in a completely different direction. A few things here stick out to me as a bit odd however, the first being the piano. I feel like it could use a bit more humanization as there are some sections where quicker passages really sound unnatural. The first place I heard this was at 0:12. You hear almost a bit of a jitter in the quick notes the piano is playing. Some fine-tuning of the individual dynamics and adding some sustain will do wonders for this. In terms of production I think there are a few things that will help improve the overall mix. One thing is the separation of the piano/strings/flute and the rhythm section instruments tonally. The bass/drums seem to be quite dry and very frontal in the mix which makes it abrasive against the quieter instruments such as piano/strings and flute which are soaked in reverb. You might consider bringing the bass/drums a bit down in volume and also have some sort of common reverb for all the instruments to do some blending. Also, I appreciate the use of vibraslap (or ratchet maybe?) but its VERY dry compared to the rest of the instruments and needs some blending with verb/volume as it really sticks out. I don't mind the string sounds here too much but you can definitely hear a bit of their syntheticness in the quick passages such 1:46. Depending on your library you could probably remedy this with playing around with different articulations/dynamics etc. Often I find it's helpful to know the limitations of your samples. If you have string samples that sound really bad playing fast passages, it might be better to re-write the part for an instrument which can handle the music you've written for it. Composition-wise you've got some great ideas here and as I stated before I really appreciate your treatment of the original melody. There are basically three distinct themes within the original tune and I feel like you've done quite a bit with the first theme (0:01 in the original), a little less with the second (0:27), and nothing (0:51) with the third. Your mix is a bit short so I would maybe introduce some concepts from the third theme and see where that takes it. You might be surprised where it goes! Overall some neat concepts and a cool direction to take the piece but this definitely needs some production work and a little more play on the source material wouldn't hurt. I think the biggest thing here is to balance out that rhythm section and your strings/melody parts. It's not quite ready for submission yet but keep at it!
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  7. Oh man! This is super chill, but still upbeat at the same time. Love the sounds here, and the guitar is fantastic. This song in my opinion is VGM royalty, so its always interesting to see if it gets proper treatment when arranged. You've done well!
  8. I like one winged angel. Fairly standard changes and short.
  9. Sorry for getting to this one so late, holidays and all! mod review (2017 1st edition) Nice work with this one! Given that the source material here is so minimal (it's really only one melody line and then a bit of a latin rhythm motif), I think that you've done a really good job at keeping things varied and playing with the source material! You've used a ton of different sounds here to keep things interesting, and the mixture of synths with electric guitar is always a great package deal in my opinion. Awesome guitar performance here! Interesting that you don't really introduce the "main" melody until about half way through at 2:47 in the guitar. Not a deal breaker for me as I can hear how you've kind of used bits and pieces of it through the piece along with a ton of original ideas. This track seems to be ever unfolding which I find a lot of remixes in this style have trouble accomplishing, so great work on that. Nice build to the finish line, and a very smart choice to bring the melody back in as it really ties it all together! Overall great arrangement here! You've done an amazing job of keeping things interesting with so little to work with. I feel that it's maybe a bit loud for my taste, though it's definitely a kind of "in your face" remix. You remedy this with a couple of nice break down sections however. I particularly like the one at 2:04, but even it is pretty frontal and loud. Hard to say without seeing a wave form on this one, but it might be something to look into as my ears were pretty taxed after a few listens. I'd say this one is ready for the panel!
  10. I've had some sketches of an arrangement for a Cybernator tune for YEARS now....It may or may not make an appearance on the OC Jazz Collective's next album....
  11. Sounds like an awesome idea! If time allows in the future I'd be up for writing something or perhaps singing. I sang in the fabul choir way back in the day though I don't have a credit so maybe @OA never used my files?! Either way, was a lot of fun to collab like that!
  12. Buy an external. Go on ebay and find an old Digidesign Mbox 2...will cost you literally peanuts and has great inputs....
  13. Or they can be epic!
  14. Massive collab from Thieves of Fate contributors under the group name of The Thieves of Fate?