Villainelle

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About Villainelle

  • Rank
    Meat Boy (+250)
  • Birthday 04/06/1982

Profile Information

  • Location
    Chicago

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.leahraeder.com/

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    0
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities

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  • Real Name
    Leah Raeder
  • Occupation
    Writer, Designer, Snit
  • Last.fm Username
    Villainelle
  • Xbox Live Gamertag
    leahzero
  1. Hey, you ever get my email? I just wanted to make sure I'm sending to an account you actually use :)

  2. Jimmy! The friendliest damn remixer on the planet, and one of my faves. :D Finished writing a novel (about zombies--RGGGGGHRRRRAH!!!1 etc.), am trying to get it published, and waiting for the next great RPG to eat up all my time. How's life as a big-shot composer treating you?

  3. Leah! What's new with you lately? :)

  4. I'm with Vigilante's opinion in the judging forum. The riffage and instrumentation is great, smooth and evocative. Unfortunately, the monotonous drum loop gets on my nerves. Just a little more variation could've brought this mix way up. Anyway, expecting even better mixes from this guy in the future. Keep at it, man.
  5. Congratulations to the Mass Effect 2 music team for your triumphant work. The score of Mass Effect 2 plays a large part in lifting the game into an intense, cinematic experience that will linger in the minds of gamers for a long time to come. Questions for Jimmy Hinson: Could you talk about what the workflow was like with Jack Wall and his team? How much did you know about the plot and details of Mass Effect 2 while composing? What kind of direction were you given from Bioware? What was it like playing Mass Effect 2, a hugely-anticipated game with a passionate fanbase, and hearing your own compositions during gameplay? Questions for Jack Wall: How did you end up adding Jimmy Hinson to your team? Were you familiar with his video game remixes before recruiting him? What do you think of video game music remixing communities like OCReMix? Are you a gamer? What are some of your favorite games? All the best, Leah Raeder
  6. This one's tough. The instrumentation is lovely, and at certain points, particularly when the singer drops into a lower range, the vocals work very well--for example, the latter part of Japanese bridge. I think the problem may be that for the majority of the track, the singer is singing far outside of her range, leading to a strained, monotonous quality that desperately tries to hit notes, rather than evocatively explore them. As Monobrow said, there is a lack of control of the voice at these points. It is a bit harsh on the ears. Cheers for the singer's effort and courage. Hopefully you continue to practice and gain control over your voice, as you would any instrument.
  7. Transporting. Everyone's contributions shine through, though the cello ends up stealing the show.
  8. Finally, someone remixed Wandering Ghosts! Phenomenal work riffing it up here. Yeah, the percussion is a bit hissy, but it's venial. Props props.
  9. The racing arpeggios in this track capture that epic, timeless, lonely feeling of big space that Metroid evoked so superbly. This mix is transporting. Love your work, Jimmy.
  10. I thought Rama did? http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=6723 But yeah, a higher profile one might get some more attention.
  11. Hmmmmm. You guys need some sweet official OCR album art. Imma hook yous up.
  12. Happy birthday, Dave. Thanks for one of the best sites on the web.
  13. The harmony is really weird in this. I'm not sure much of it works. There's also no real sense of progression.
  14. The production on this track is so pristine and palpable it seems to crystallize in the air around you. Charming arrangement full of subtle percussive touches that reward repeated listens. What a gracefully majestic return from McVaffe. Moar plz.
  15. My deepest condolences to Reuben's family. Your son touched the lives of many thousands of people across the world through his music, art, and life. He lives on every time we listen to that music and remember him. May he know the same joy and peace he has given us.