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About Manji

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    Octorok (+25)
  • Birthday 11/25/1987

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    Sheffield, England
  • Interests
    Ice hockey, metal, videogames (obvs), comics

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  • Biography
    Writer, musician, hockey player (not necessarily in that order).
  • Real Name
    Chris Mole
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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
  1. Just to echo Chris above - has there been any update on the status of this album? Just want to make sure I've not missed anything - I've got a WIP that I'm happy with and I think just needs mastering, so would be good to know what's happening with the project. Thanks!
  2. That is a crime! I would be more than up for trying to do a proper, Ennio Morricone-style version of this... *adds it to the backlog*
  3. It's a shame to see that things got so bad that Brandon had to be banned, but I trust in the decision you guys have made and I'm totally still down for doing the album - being on an OCR album release has been a bucket list item for me for a long time, and especially a Final Fantasy one given how important those soundtracks have been to me! Let's get it done
  4. I would quite like to take a stab at European Town, since I reckon I can pull something together for that- if you have no objections, boss man?
  5. This looks awesome and much more cost-effective than assembling all the various equipment necessary to capture those sounds from the actual hardware! Plus I've spent ages pounding my head against LSDj and just can't get the hang of anything more than simple melodies, so being able to just throw midi files into Kontakt is literally a dream come true Watch out judge's panel, you're going to get a whole bunch of brutal chiptune death metal songs from me once this is out in the wild
  6. First WIP is in the project subforum! Turns out that happening to wake up an hour and a half before I normally do for work is good for my productivity...
  7. XII all the way - I absolutely adore that soundtrack, Sakaguchi knocked it out of the park. His stuff on Vagrant Story was good, but XII was another level- just perfect for the world and the setting. It'd be good to focus in on a smaller section of tracks IMO, rather than trying to remix the whole soundtrack- maybe just a selection of tracks from the various different regions of Ivalice, like a XII travel guide?
  8. Gah, I didn't realise I'd missed a deadline for WIPs- massive apologies! I've just finished off another track for the Terranigma project, so I'll go full steam on SeeD this weekend and get at least a rough WIP posted in the private forum. It's all arranged and I've got the drums together, just need to lay down some riffs!
  9. I just got to Ishgard in the game and had a moment of pure "Holy crap, this is beautiful" when the night-time theme ("Nobility Sleeps") came on in the Pillars: Just... UNF. As soon as I'm done with the things I'm currently working on, I'm going to start on an epic rock/metal remix with soaring lead guitar lines- mostly because there's no way I can match the beauty and tranquility of the original song so I might as well dirty it up a little!
  10. So Terranigma is one of my very favourite RPGs and one that I have played to DEATH. @Odai asked if I was interested and it took me all of two minutes to say "hell yes!" I'm going to attempt to do a chunky metal version of the Tower of Trial theme because I love those first few dungeons, they're super mysterious and don't give you any hints as to how big the world is about to get!
  11. Fantastic, thanks for the swift response! I'll drop you a PM when I get back from the office- will probably include one of the songs I recorded with my band which isn't a videogame remix but shows what I can do re: writing and playing parts. I'm more than happy to just provide an arrangement and stems and let somebody else take care of the mixing/mastering since I'm much more confident in my writing skills than my overall mixing/mastering prowess! Also dropped Chimpazilla a PM, cheers
  12. I would very much like to get involved in this (I have my eye on the song "SeeD" which nobody appears to have claimed yet) but I don't have any posted mixes on OCR - I've got a resubmission in the Judges' Queue at the moment but it's been there for the better part of a year. How would I go about submitting an audition and what should it contain? Apologies if this should be common knowledge, I've not gotten involved in any projects before! Thanks for your patience
  13. Sign me up- Uematsu-san is one of the best composers of all time, in my humble opinion, and I can't wait for the Distant Worlds show in London this November!
  14. *applauds Fratto* I got many lols from reading your usage of 'fallacious' in every paragraph there. Oh, also, since I missed the point about 'metal musicians respecting Yngwie "so immensely"' in the midst of that 7 post splurging vomit heap... Bullshit. I'm a metal musician. I don't jerk off to Yngwie. There are much better (and faster, coincidentally) guitarists out there... but I don't give a shit how fast they are. That's not what most other metal musicians that I know care about either. Death metal isn't just about being fast and technical, moron. It's about creating an atmosphere once again- except this time, the atmosphere is one of violence and anger that is cathartic for the people who listen to it. Case in point; Carcass. Any DM fan would call them one of the pioneers of death metal. Probably their most famous song, 'Corporal Jigsore Quandary', is not very fast, and not hugely technical (except perhaps for it's use of different time signatures, but feh, they flow together easily)- it just has a fucking stomping riff which is firmly intended to make people bang their heads. You are not a death metal musician. You know nothing about death metal. Do your research, and then come back and try and argue with me about one of my favourite genres. Finally, I would say that Yngwie plays fast because he's rather arrogant and wants to show off just how good he is, not because of any "consequence and entailment of the musical aesthetics" or whatever shit it is you're claiming there. But hey, what do I know, I'm obviously not as big an Yngwie fan as you are, with your fallacious arguments.
  15. Allow me to call bullshit on this one aspect of your stupidly-long posts. From what I can tell, you're not in a band- you just do solo guitar stuff. As such, you obviously have absolutely no understanding of how a band actually works. It's a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT thing to classical music, which is why I was hesitant to bring it up here in the first place; it's very rare to have a band where one person composes all the music and tells everybody else in the band to play it EXACTLY as it's been written. You know why? Because in modern music that leads to lifeless, boring tripe with no personal flare from the other musicians. The process of creating music with a band should be a fluid, natural act, whether built from improvisation between people with similar mindsets or triggered by a single composer with a vision. I like to think I do have a vision; my idea for the song I write is communicated through the guitar lines and through the 'feeling' I have in my head for that song. I'll communicate that feeling to the people in my band (maybe I should have mentioned that in the original post) by saying "Okay, this song is about so-and-so, and it should ideally evoke a feeling of this, that and the other..." or something along those lines. They then go and do what they do best- take those ideas, along with the suggested parts I've given them, and make something infinitely more awesome. That's the way we do it, and I think it works much better than whatever other route you're suggesting; sorry, I can't tell exactly what you're suggesting, because I can't decipher what the fuck you mean from the maze of unnecessary words you're using. On that note: saying "The construction of all of these arguments is extremely fallacious in that it has to capitalize on a false dichotomy to attain any veracity" categorically proves that you have no penis. And I'm done.