DragonAvenger

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About DragonAvenger

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    Judge, Unsung Heroes Asst. Director
  • Birthday January 24

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  • Location Minnesota

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  • Website URL http://darlantandragonavenger.googlepages.com
  • Skype deia.vengen
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  • Biography I sing for fun, and write lyrics to videogame tracks.

    -Deia Vengen
  • Real Name Deia Vengen
  • Occupation X-Ray Technologist
  • Facebook ID 1277193921
  • Twitter Username DeiaVengen

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status 2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Composition & Production Skills Lyrics
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List) Trumpet
    Vocals: Female
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other) Vocals-Female, alto-soprano range.
  1. Don't have a recording set up JUST yet, but I'd be interested in doing vocals if someone needs them.
  2. *NO* Fez 'Forgotten (Lombus Mix)'

    Yeah, this is very pretty, but overall it's too close to the source. I'd love to hear a bit of expansion of the arrangement and some more personalization. Even stretching out the arrangement would help. NO
  3. Andrew has some great advice here overall. I agree that the arrangement is a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed where you took the track. The production overall isn't quite there; I found a lot of spots where things are fighting for control and I wasn't sure what to focus on. I think bringing your leads out just a hair more might help this out, but I'd first take OA's advice to heart. Hope to hear this again!   NO (resubmit, please)
  4. *NO* Final Fantasy 9 'Unwashed Events'

    Andrew pretty much said anything I was going to. The first thing I noticed is the balance is all over the place, with parts sticking way out to the point of being distracting. I think adjusting things to be a little more midline will help focus the listener's attention better. There's some good personalization here, but overall the track feels like it's just running through the source until the solo section right near the end followed by the track ending somewhat abruptly. I think a few structure changes, or moving the solo towards the middle to middle-end of the track could help that out. Really an interesting take, and I think there's promise here, but it needs some work. Hit up our WIP forums to get a little more advice and feedback and I'd like to hear this again. NO (resubmit)
  5. Andrew makes a lot of good points here. The mix as a whole is a lot more subdued than I would have expected and it provides a fresh take on things. I'll completely agree that the sidechaining starts to wear thin after a while, and really could be removed at times to allow the ears to reset a bit.the track also feels a bit repetitive after a while since a lot of the same ideas are used, and a section that feels more strongly different would freshen things up. Also not feeling the repeat/takeout ending. Reallythis is pretty close in terms of style and approach, but I feel like some sections need some overhauling to add more variance and bring something different to the table. The sidechaining feels like the biggest issue and what I would look at first. I'd love to hear this again!   No (resubmit) 
  6. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    Yay! I'm glad they arrived safe! My fault for sending them out late plus the international shipping time.  There were going to be 4 coasters, but the last one messed up, which was part of the wait. 
  7. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    Just gonna throw up a link, I put my gifts together that I got from fxsnowy! The half gloves plug into a USB and get toasty warm! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0yA2xJvloATSURZWmZzaU9yNFh3RlpCZFIyVlZwWmgtZ3Q4/view?usp=sharing   To my secret santa; I was a bit slow, but I mailed out your package yesterday! I hope it arrives soon!
  8. *NO* Final Fantasy 7 'Wall Market (DjAtio Mix)'

    Andrew's right, you have a solid start here, but the track overall is pretty conservative towards the source. Once the second half hits I'm starting to hear some little changes and personalizations. That is the kind of things that you could do a ton more of, and I'd love to hear it. Feel free to branch out a little more!   NO (resubmit)
  9. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    I got another present from my (still unknown) secret santa! It's a really cool Metroid print that I will be excited to put up in my craft room. Waiting on posting pics in case there is something else coming, or if the SS has a plan for revealing their identity!
  10. Yeah, pretty much going to agree with OA here. There's a lot of great writing here, but overall it sounds a bit too overall original to me. I think this would benefit greatly from another source and some more material to work with. I did not listen to the other tracks of the soundtrack, but maybe there's something you can work with? Gonna also echo that the drums are really great and do an awesome job of emphasizing what is going on! I'd love to hear more from you, you've got a good style here and I think you're pretty close with this one as-is. Even if you don't get around to reworking this one, I hope you submit again!   NO (resubmit)
  11. *NO* Sonic Spinball 'Roboticize Me!'

    Yeah, pretty much going to agree with the guys above. Love the concept here, and I think you're pretty close on this. A little smoothing on the mixing, especially towards the end, is what's needed here. Fix this one up!   NO (resubmit, please)
  12. Definitely going to agree with the lady and gentleman above, love the Enya feel here, and the production overall makes for a very intimate feel. I also agree with Jive that a little more variation would have been nice, but I wouldn't say that it really gets into a repetitive category by any means. Nice work!   YES
  13. OCR Secret Santa 2015

    I received a gift of some USB hand warming gloves from my Santa, with a promise of another present on it's way! The gloves are already warming up now!
  14. *NO* Mega Man 6 'Royally Screwed'

    The instrumentation you used is definitely way more interesting than the original, which I found to be overall somewhat lifeless. That being said, I felt like this track overall was very close to the original source, and the repeat did not change much the second time through, making this feel pretty repetitive. On top of that, the instrumentation is very mechanical and fairly fakey sounding. There's a lot of work to be put into this to get it to the arrangement and production standards we are looking for. I'd suggest listening to some recently posted mixes to hear the arrangement ideas those mixers have used to personalize their mixes to get an idea of what we are looking for.   I think you have a base point here, but there's a lot to be done.   NO
  15. *NO* Mega Man 6 'Robo-Freeze'

    *As a note, we'd need a non-wav version of this*   I kinda like the soundscape you have going on here, as you said, going for a real vintage feel. I feel like the articulations are pretty mechanical all around, and really need some work on the humanization level. The bass drum doesn't have a lot of presence to it, and really could use a bit of a boost.   The big issue going on here is that this is a direct cover of the original source, and replays a couple times before a fade-out. There definitely needs to be some real personalization and arrangement aside from the style change. Take a listen to some of our most recently posted mixes and compare them to their originals to get an idea of what we are looking for here.   NO (override?)