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About Garpocalypse

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    I've been in love with game music since I first booted up Toejam n' Earl on Christmas day 1991. A decade later I majored in music. I love just about every form of music on the planet.

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  1. This. This is the reason I have had such an addiction to Outrun 2019 for the past few years.
  2. If you're asking for some cringey sonic musicals....It's been done,
  3. I'll admit it took me awhile to accept Senoue's punk esque work for the Adventure games but I honestly don't know how EDM became THE sound for "classic" sonic. I know Generations had everything to do with that but honestly the classic rearrangements of those tracks didn't do a whole lot for me. I would have to say Power Metal would work the best with Sonic games and I base that on absolutely nothing but my own personal bias. Kind of like how this guy did. I'm digging the hell out of what they released so far for Mania tho.
  4. Huge fan of this game myself. Usually around the summer I start feeling the FFT nostalgia vibe pretty hard. I do currently have a short remix using Ramzas Theme and the Tavern theme awaiting judgement here on OCR but you can listen to it now on my YouTube channel.
  5. You might also want to look up Shevvanai from Best Service. I use it for a lot of similar parts and can vouch for it being an awesome set of female vox samples.
  6. Get an armless chair that you can sit up well in. Posture is key to avoiding injury over the long run. You might also want to build/buy a simple desk shelf to put your monitors (audio and that other kind) on to save desk space.
  7. My only real attempt to kick video games was the second semester of my sophomore year of college. Left all my consoles at home,uninstalled the games i had on my pc and went about my studies. After what was a pretty successful semester I returned home, went to gamestop, and spent upwards of $300 on all the games I missed. The first few weeks of the summer break I was engaged in the deepest, darkest,most unholy gaming binge i've ever had. Advice? Don't fight it, it always comes back around. As long as I have Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2 , Resident Evil 2 and hope for a Freedom Planet 2. No, I will not stop playing. I do need to kick my overwatch addiction in the worst way though.
  8. Sounds like Sky Deck. yea that level is a glitch nightmare on the Dream cast version too. I still shudder when that name comes up.
  9. Pretty much everything after the first half of the first level in Comix Zone. I acknowledge that it was among the better games to come out at the end of the Genesis's run but it is a classic rage game . You only get one life, you die if you fall, and hitting obstacles to get through the level hurts you. wtf.
  10. Off the top of my head I would say Resident Evil had a great game over approach. Nothing like trying to get through an area deep in deep in the red, having a zombie sneeze on you, then everything fading to white. In second place would probably be FFT's haunting game over that stays with you long after you return to the title screen.
  11. That's a bit over the line considering how supportive Uematsu has been to the community here. HOWEVER!! your outspoken passion for SEGA and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is deeply reciprocated! Can't go a summer without listening to Daytona's Skyhigh a few hundred dozen times. Don't forget the other classic SEGA greats like Hideaki Miyamoto, Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Yuzo Koshiro!
  12. While ACO has a good point, I honestly wasn't talking about "entry level" anything anywhere in my post. Orchestral samples are an entirely different beast and for those you are better off going with the best library you can get with a, dare i say it, "workflow" that appeals to you. I had a chance to try out ProjectSAM's Symphobia and wasn't much of a fan of the inflexible ensemble oriented patches. It's easy to get your big generic filmscoring sound with them but that's all it's capable of doing. Since I invested in EW's Symphonic Orchestra Platinum (which is still a viable collection despite what some would have you believe) I'm able to use a lot of those instruments in other genres and create an ensemble that's exactly what i want to fit what i'm working on. On the otherhand, someone who does a lot of freelance filmscoring and needs to have something not so personal banged out in a short time would probably get great use out of Symphobia. It's a given that you have to do your research when looking for sample libraries. Check out demos, watch videos and get a feel for what you are getting yourself into.
  13. Almost all free samples are going to be either crap or require you to give some personal information in exchange for some small instrument. I've spent years amassing my sample collection and figure i've easily spent over $3,000+ to get everything I need/want (this is ONLY counting sample libraries and sample based synths). Took about 6 years to get it all. You can bypass much of the collecting by going with East West's Composer Cloud which gives you a ton of samples for a low monthly fee. Of course you don't actually own any of them so when you stop paying all of your projects are going to break if they are not bounced to audio. FYI samples can be a hefty investment so it might be better to start off with NI's Komplete so you have something useable to learn with. Poorly sequenced/mixed samples aren't going to sound any better than poorly sequenced/mixed soundfonts or synth patches. If you decide you want to start playing around with a sampled instrument start with one or two you know you are going to need to achieve what you want and learn each of them one at a time. Each library has it's own learning curve and method of developing a realistic performance so it's going to take more time than you might expect to get all the details down. good luck!
  14. that is awesome! I'll try to be there.
  15. Already have a closed pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro's. Wouldn't use them for mixing an entire track but I do use them for recording and tweaking the lows. I bought those suckers 8 or 9 years ago and they have outlasted just about everything. For that reason I decided to go with Sennheiser HD 600's which seem to be a step above the Beyerdynamic DT990s. Sennheiser Veil be damned! Seriously though their frequency response graph on was extremely impressive for something that's only $288.00.