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About DarkeSword

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    Judge, Moderator, For Everlasting Peace Director
  • Birthday 12/22/1983

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    New Jersey
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    comic books, video games, tokusatsu, python

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    3. Very Interested
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    FL Studio
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    Kontakt, Ra
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
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    beat boxing


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  1. Hey everyone. Due to a family emergency, I'm going to have to put the competition on hold. I'm very sorry. Round 2 remixers, please continue with this week and submit your remixes on Sunday. We'll pick back up with Round 3 once things settle down. Again, I'm very sorry.
  2. tonight
  3. What's happening with this? Can we get a new thread from the new director? Wither @Theory of N?
  4. Round 2 match-ups are up.
  5. There's a sparseness to this track that's really bothering me. I like the sound design but that section at 4:00 with the pads should have come in a LOT earlier. You're kind of relying way too much on that variable-speed plucking synth too. There's really very little going on except for percussion and lead here; even the builds are mostly just the synth's speed changing. This is repetitive and plods a bit. Needs more variation. NO (resub)
  6. Oof...I am not crazy about that transition to Good Friends. I mean it's sound but it's so abrupt. I think Gario nailed it with his critique on your timing; there's a lot of parts of this piece that sound like you're hesitating rather than emoting. Larry too is right in that it's a fairly straightforward arrangement. I think there's more you could do here rhythmically and harmonically. Some things to think about. NO
  7. Nobody mentioned the sour note at 1:03-1:05 because there's no sour note. I'm with the dissenting Judges. Nothing stands out as particularly egregious to me, but there are a couple of little things. The main saw lead is VERY splashy and I think it could be tightened up a little. Your kick and snare are front and center, but you've got your hat sitting WAY in the back and totally panned right. There could be a lot more going on with that percussion track. For such a short song it's pretty repetitive. Don't get me wrong, I like what I hear, but this could be a lot better. Let's fix it up. NO
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    One Hour Compo is a weekly competition presented by ThaSauce. Join in the fun! You have one hour to write a track to a specified theme. All gear allowed! More information available at ThaSauce’s OHC hub!
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    Match-ups TBD Remixes are due 9PM EST. Check the submission instructions in the competition thread for details.
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    Team Robot Team Knight Squad Artist Source vs Source Artist Squad Rush Squad Starpheonix Enker vs Polar Knight theshaggyfreak Shovel Squad Tango Squad Yami Pluto vs King Knight Dewey Newt Relic Squad Beat Squad Xenonetix Punk vs Shield Knight GCJ Armor Squad Remixes are due 9PM EST. Check the submission instructions in the competition thread for details.
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    Team Robot Team Knight Squad Artist Source vs Source Artist Squad Rush Squad Gario Ballade vs Shovel Knight Jorito Relic Squad Tango Squad Chiwalker Uranus vs Propeller Knight Anorax Shovel Squad Beat Squad Trism Saturn vs Plague Knight akalink Armor Squad Remixes are due 9PM EST. Check the submission instructions in the competition thread for details.
  12. About The Recruit & Collaborate forum is a place where people can recruit artists of all types for various works for the purposes of collaboration. This includes (but is not limited to): a partner for a remix collaboration remixers for an album artists to draw album art live musicians to play in your remix composers for original music for a game you’re making composers for original music for a video, podcast, etc. Specifically, the Recruit & Collaborate forum is for advertising what you need, not what you can offer. If you’re a composer looking for some work, don’t post a thread saying “Here I am! Give me work!” Poke around the forum and see what’s available. If you want to market yourself, you can use your forum signature/biography for that. Threads advertising your own services will be deleted. Conduct When posting your recruitment thread, make sure to give as many details about what you’re looking for and what you’re working on as possible. When you’re commissioning original music, you’ll also want to be upfront about whether or not you’re willing to pay for work and how much. Be courteous. You won’t get any help from anyone if you’re a jerk, or if you place weird criteria on the kind of people you want to collaborate with (i.e. “no white rappers”). Also—and this really should go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway—don’t criticize OCR’s staff, music, albums, judging process, etc. when posting your thread. We provide the Recruit & Collaborate forum to you so that you can connect with the people you need. When replying to recruitment threads, be courteous. Don’t criticize the recruiter for starting an album project for a game that you don’t like, or for a game that already had an album project previously, or for any other reason. If there’s a fangame/remake project, don’t be that guy that always starts talking about cease & desist letters. If someone is posting a job listing or interested in commissioning work, don’t use their recruitment thread as your own personal soapbox to rant about the nature of for-hire work. Basically, if you don’t have something nice or helpful (in the “I’d like to help you” sense) to say, don’t post. Thread Tags There’s a fixed list of tags that can be applied to your thread when you post it. Here are the tags and what they mean: album your project is an album. remixer you’re looking for remixers. artist you’re looking for an artist to draw cover or insert art. video editor you’re looking for a video editor to work on a trailer or promotional video for you. composer you’re looking for a composer for some kind of non-album project, like a game. vocalist you’re looking for someone to sing for you. instrumentalist you’re looking for someone to play an instrument for you. engineer you’re looking for someone to handle the technical aspects of music production for you, like mixing and mastering. director you’re looking for someone to manage a project for you. This is a catch-all term for co-directors and assistant directors as well. web designer you’re looking for someone to build a website for your project. lyricist you’re looking for something to write lyrics for a song. voice actor you’re looking for someone to provide spoken word or acting for your project.
  13. Not implemented yet. It's coming though. One of the things actively being discussed by staff right now.
  14. I'm going to fall in line with Larry and MW here. It's not a bad piece, but I'm not seeing the significant transformation required to justify the sampling. NO
  15. Me too!