Flurry of Flames

Members
  • Content count

    18
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Flurry of Flames

  • Rank
    King Hippo (+15)

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Lyrics
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Vocals: Male
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Vocals: Tenor
  1. PRC364 - The 14th Anniversary (Free Round)

    I'll try my best, and hope someone finds enjoyment out of it!
  2. PRC363 - Trading Battle Cards (Pokemon Trading Card Game)

    Congrats FreakyT! It was really good!
  3. PRC 363 vote

    1. FreakyT

    2. Dex

     

    FreakyT's remix was incredibly original and made the source tune his own and merely borrowed upon it. The amount of expression was too good to be true so thanks for making it. Dex's was great too with the idea he was going for with strings and ensemble behind it. He answered my criticism in his description with the strings being rough around the edges and I agree. The potential is there for a lot more dynamic contrast and making an entire line a phrase with those melody as they are a bit choppy. Thanks for the remixes and helping me learn through listening.

  4. PRC363 - Trading Battle Cards (Pokemon Trading Card Game)

    Here's my remix! It ends at 4:10ish so don't go farther than that. I don't know why it did that.
  5. PRC363 - Trading Battle Cards (Pokemon Trading Card Game)

    great soundtrack for a great game.
  6. PRC362 - The Seventh Boss Battle Round (7th Saga)

    Good stuff Hoboka!
  7. PRC 362 vote

    1. Hoboka

    2. Silverpool

    I really enjoyed Hoboka's remix when it ventured out away from the source tune as not only was it creative but I felt I could feel what he/she was trying to express and how they went about doing it. The instrumentation for the second half with piano was awesome as everything seemed to meld together. Another part I loved was when the drum kit was introduced in the later part of the remix as it had such a groove to it which made me want to get moving. The parts that I personally would want to see tweaked would be the first half of the piece. The reason being it was almost too faithful to the source tune as it really only changed instruments but most of the notes of each section remained the same from it seemed like to me. Also as a personal opinion, I wasn't really a fan of the staccato notes in the first half as it seemed jarring, but that might just be me. I was lukewarm about the first part because of the contrast of how the second part was just so good that I wanted more of that. It seemed real with an passionate fire behind it unlike the first half. I love the remix as a whole, and can't wait for more.

    Silverpool's remix was also a good remix. I really liked the instrumentation as it played off each other well and gave off an atmospheric tone. It felt like I was surrounded from all sides from instruments and was being overwhelmed which was pretty awesome. The comments of how I would improve this are two aspects of sticking to close to the source material and diminishing returns on repeats. There is nothing bad about being faithful to the source tune, but I feel like if you don't add anything else to it, a part of you and your expression of music seems to be lost or not there entirely. I don't know how much time silverpool had on this remix, but I felt like even though it sounds great, I didn't hear anything that came from silverpool directly which could be me for all I know. The second reason what I was talking about diminishing returns is that this remix repeats the source material several time, but there are apparent differences between them. So even if it sounds great, It tends to lose some of its magic the more it is repeated without changing something, or going in a different direction altogether. It is a wonderful remix and there is a lot to improve upon a great foundation. Thanks for letting me listen. 

     

  8. PRC362 - The Seventh Boss Battle Round (7th Saga)

    Tried to go mellow atmosphere, but It's way harder than it looks. Advice welcome as always!
  9. PRC361 - It's A Me To End This Game (Mario Bros 2)

    @Kat Thanks for the reply. I'm looking into stuff as I'm still using the fl studio plugins you get at the start, and sometimes they can be less than desirable to work with.
  10. PRC 361 vote

    1. Starphoenix

    2. Bundeslang

    3. Kat

    Man this was hard as all of these remixes were good, and had features that differentiated themselves from their competitors. The main aspects that I was judging was how much a track really surprised me with its creative style and introducing new musical elements not only instrumentally, but also new melodic and harmonic flowing effortlessly within the source tune.

       With Starphoenix's remix, I was blown away by how well put together the remix in terms of how all the different parts accentuated each other, and the atmospheric vibe it was giving off throughout the remix. The dynamic contrast of the remix was another aspect as at times it was subdued and other times it was a rolling groove. The only nitpick I have is the ending didn't really feel satisfying of the journey that came before it, and didn't sound like a conclusion but that's my opinion. 

      Bundeslang's remix is somewhat similar to what I said about Starphoenix's as there was a lot of creativity that I really enjoyed. My favorite part was the beginning with all the chromatic shifts before we go to the main melody. I wasn't expecting it and was really happy that I wasn't. Contrast was also on point with changes in instrumentation at the end while adding only made the piece stronger instead of getting crowded. The ending was nice and sort floated of wherever the place it was in which was a nice touch. The aspect that wasn't really keen with was the instrument that I think was a saw wave or something to that extent did not agree with me as I felt it soured the soundscape that was happening outside of it, but that could be my own taste or something else. Otherwise great job!

     I love Kat's remix as I'm a sucker for orchestral remixes. I love the instrumentation and thought it really came into its own is when the melody was being passed around to the different sections which is my absolute favorite of the remix. Also as a side note if this is shown, Kat what plugins did you use for this? The reason that it isn't higher up as I didn't get the sense of being blown away like I did to the others to some degree. It's good and has great ideas and with more time and are willing to work on it, I can't wait what becomes of it.

      RonaldPoe's remix reminded me that I was wondering if I had jumped into a mario party game hahaha. It was happy, infectious, and I thought personified his explanation of everybody scrambling to get into position for curtain call. The reason why it didn't place was I thought it was too close to the source in terms of timbre, and that is merely my opinion and It still had a lot of aspects that I really loved.

      Shido's bonus track was an enjoyable listen and I really liked the guitar and the intent behind it,  and can't wait for the change of hardware. Also, I liked the improvisation at the tailend of the remix. It was a nice remix and I enjoyed it.

    Thanks for the remixes, and allowing me to have an opinion even though I'm learning everything on the go.

  11. PRC359 - The Fire Of Music (Fire Emblem)

    Here's my bonus track. I didn't have a lot of time, but I still want any kind of feedback that you willing to give me please. Its a classical approach with vocals.
  12. PRC359 - The Fire Of Music (Fire Emblem)

    Can't wait!
  13. PRC 358 Vote

    1. Kat

    2. Shid0

    This is the hardest vote I ever had to do for PRC. Both of these remixer did one crucial key factor of jazz incredibly well, and that is improvising.  Kat was more bombastic in her arrangement with more instrumentation, more contrast in dynamics and going for a fuller and wider soundscape with emphasis on reverb. The voice was a nice touch, and although sometimes I thought the voice didn't know what vowel which made the tone somewhat fuzzy and not focused such as at the start of the second playthrough. I thought the voice really came into its own was when she was on a pure oo vowel and the high notes when it was on a "ah" vowel especially at the end as it really made it sound so effortless and really fit in well to what was going on with the rest of the instrumentation. The celeste (what I think it is?) also was a great addition at the end emphasizing the melody and getting more high range to better fill out the end as the source track in particular can be bottom heavy if not careful. Overall, Kat did an amazing job with the remix with a full sound and ingenuity in the soundscape or atmosphere.

    Now with Shid0's, where Kat went with a big amount of instrumentation and a wide atmospheric sound, I feel what what Shid0 did well was everything in the remix played well and accentuated with each other. In the second half when improvising takes place, the bass, piano, and percussion work and fill out each other so well with piano taking the lead, and the bass and percussion filling in the rest of the ensemble. The piano improv was my favorite part of this track, and I would've liked if the saxophone got a bit more love on the second half on the track, or some more time to provide countermelody as the piano improv was my favorite, I feel like there is more that can be done in that area. One other aspect that I feel like that could have more use in this remix is a sense of direction in terms of contrast of dynamics or resolution at the end ot the track. At the end, I think having the sax or another instrument come back in and give a greater sense of resolution and contrast from what happened before with the piano improv, and slowly fade to the snaps would be something to look into for future remixes.

    Again this is merely my opinion and I'm still trying to figure out a lot of stuff in my remixes so my advice could be wrong or not well versed. I had a lovely time listening to your remixes on repeat, and can't wait to meet you in future competitions.  

     

  14. The source tune is "Requiem" from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. A piece that I feel is elegant in it's simplicity. Very little to go on, but imagination can really make this piece into something unexpected. I can't wait to hear what you guys bring in your own way.

    MIDI: http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/mus/2907

    Youtube: 

     

     

    1. Bundeslang

      Bundeslang

      I'm sorry, but I can't accept this source since this was also used in PRC328. Please pick a different one.

      This page has a list of past PRC's (which are not allowed to pick again): https://sites.google.com/site/bambombim/prc

       

    2. Flurry of Flames

      Flurry of Flames

      What about this one? I didn't see this one.

      Midi http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/mid/502

       

       

  15. PRC358 - Gotta Catch the Victory (Pokemon Colosseum)

    Thought the due date was monday for some reason. Welp