Blake Inc.

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About Blake Inc.

  • Rank
    Slime (+5)
  • Birthday 07/11/1988

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Germany
  • Interests
    Music, video games and beer.

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.mario-dederichs.com

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  • Biography
    I'm a twenty-something composer, arranger and vocalist from Germany. Been browsing OC ReMix since the early days (2000) and now figured it was about I'd make an account here. :) Vocalist for 80's rock band Zero Division.
  • Real Name
    Mario Dederichs
  • Occupation
    composer
  • Last.fm Username
    nocius

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Studio One
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    Nexus, Superior Drummer, EWQLSO
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Vocals: Male
  1. Hey guys, some years back, I wrote the soundtrack for an Xbox Live Indie Game called "Aphelion". I've been mostly dabbling with vocal music since, but since I'm trying to get back into composing / video game soundtracks, I'd still very much like your input on this one. It still contains some of my favourite instrumental tracks I've written, though I'm aware I'm still probably at the beginning of my journey. Quick disclaimer: I know that for some tracks, mixing is an issue. I'd probably do stuff differently today, so I'm rather looking for some pointers arrangement and composition-wise, but nonetheless: I appreciate every single bit of feedback. Enough babbling, here's a YouTube playlist: Thanks in advance!
  2. OCR02320 - Deflektor 'Cover Your Light'

    I just realized that I, too, haven't commented on this thread. I'm the vocalist / primary arranger of that ReMix and I never properly thanked you guys for the great feedback, the positive and the negative. The other band members and I read every comment and took the criticism seriously. I agree with most of the issues Brandon raised. Six years later, there's a whole lot of stuff we'd be doing differently, especially production-wise. Even though we were still learning the ropes (and still are!), we had a ton of fun arranging this song. Even though Deflektor was (to this day) our only ReMix as a band, I'll hope to have more stuff for you soon. So: Thanks guys, we/I really appreciate it.
  3. This is, hands down, my biggest worry. I listen to music virtually non-stop at the office – most tracks for the first time, too. It's incredibly hard to keep track if it's an original idea or a melody you've heard somewhere and just remembered. It's kind of unfair: the more (different) music you listen to, the more melodies could accidentally be stolen. I recently wrote a song for a project and later realized ripped off the Daredevil theme. My solution simply was turning the arpeggio around: upward progression instead of a downward progression. Little tweaks to the melody could also be something to make the melody differentiate enough. Generally speaking, I agree that most of us are safe as long as the song is not the carbon copy of another track. I mean, it even happened to Uematsu. Music that's based on twelve-note-systems (most Western and East Asian music) means there's only a finite number of possible melodies.
  4. Final Fantasy V: The Fabled Warriors

    Hey guys, kudos on the great work so far! Really looking forward to the next album. The Gilgamesh thing sounds amazing and that'd be something I'd be really interested in. I'm a rock vocalist and guitarist primarily. I did a Deflektor vocal / rock remix some while ago with my old band and perhaps I could be of use?