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  1. Hi everyone; newest remix here. I've tried to make the strings sound a bit more natural in this one, hence the hiatus in trying to get it just right, but aside from the sound, I devoted this piece to exploring and developing only a couple of thematic ideals; primarily Zelda's Lullaby. It's a Fantasia for Full Orchestra and Chorus, which contains material from a few of the Game Soundtracks in the LoZ series. I explored the different ways the Lullaby could be orchestrated and manipulated in terms of mood, timbre and contrapuntal manipulation, not just on its own, but with other themes closely associated to Zelda, most plainly in the central part, focussing on the endless relationship between Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf/Ganon throughout the whole series, and finally culminating, through its triumphant ending, the ultimate victory of good.
  2. Hello OCRemix. Long time lurker first time 'account maker and subsequent forum poster'. Here is my remix for youuuu <3 From the first time I played Links Awakening this particular track always stuck in my head and I would find myself humming it for hours after playing. So naturally to torment myself further, I decided to use my production powers for evil and give it a remix. Thought I should tag this under Work in progress so as to not rock the boat with only just signing up to the forums to post this here. I worry its a little too derivative overall but its definitely a transformative remix in comparison to the chip tune original : Happy for any kind of feedback and criticism, let me know what you think!
  3. Hey everybody - new piece here! This is an arrangement for full Orchestra, and it's entitled "All my Friends". It contains music from a few different game soundtracks in the LoZ Series, namely the themes of some of the more memorable characters: Saria and Sheik from Ocarina of Time, Midna from Twilight Princess, Linebeck from Phantom Hourglass, and Sidon from Breath of the Wild. The piece begins with a hazy chord from the strings, over which the melodies of the themes used are played together by the woodwind instruments. The piece is a slow, meditative arrangement, reflecting on the impressions that I (and most others no doubt) have had of the characters whose themes are included in the piece; mysterious for Saria, mournful for Midna, ethereal for Sheik, tragic for Sidon, and a lively end from Linebeck.
  4. Hiya everybody, hope you all had a good New Year! Posting my third upload here - It's a meditative Orchestral Arrangement of the Song of Healing from Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask. The link to the Soundcloud page is below. Tried to make some changes to the sound in this piece, especially in the strings. Brass sounds a bit too artificially bright, but then that's NotePerformer. Will be putting it through a Sample Library when I get one connected to my Kontakt!
  5. Hi there everyone. I'm relatively new to the forums; only been here for just over a week now, but I wanted to provide a little background to some of my music, hence the post here. Around this time last year, I was contracted to write some music for the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert. I managed this by contacting the Producers and showing them what I could provide by creating a piece of music which I had written solely for this purpose. The piece in question is a Symphonic Poem for a full Orchestra, entitled "The Creation of Hyrule". It is based upon the music and Soundtracks of several games in the Legend of Zelda Series, and was inspired, in part, by the music of the Symphony of the Goddesses Concert which I had already seen a few times, and I wanted to make some commentary here on how it was constructed. A Symphonic Poem (or Tone Poem) is, by definition, a piece of Orchestral music, usually in a single continuous movement, which illustrates or evokes the content of a poem, short story, novel, painting, landscape, or other (non-musical) source. While many Symphonic Poems may compare in size and scale to symphonic movements (or even reach the length of an entire Symphony), they're unlike traditional Classical Symphonic Movements in that their music is intended to inspire listeners to imagine or consider scenes, images, specific ideas or moods, and not (necessarily) to focus on following traditional patterns of Musical Form. In short, the composition tells a story through the music. Naturally, the focus being the Legend of Zelda, there was plenty of story to work with! The work itself is half Composition, half Arrangement. It contains original work of my own, as well as numerous themes from many different games in the Legend of Zelda series; some pretty much as they are in the game, others were slightly altered, or in some cases, only the melody/rhythm used, mostly to be combined with work of my own to provide a contrapuntal counterpart. I began by considering a storyline. This would narrow down the number of themes and songs in the many soundtracks at my disposal, which I would be able to use; this would save me from wasting time at the beginning by transcribing only the music I know I would include in the piece. I settled for this storyline: In the beginning, there was nothing. Out of the nothingness comes the Creation, as portrayed in Ocarina of Time. As the Sun rises on the first day, the entirety of Hyrule, in all its splendor can be seen. Then, into this idyllic world come the Gerudos, headed by Ganondorf, who usurp the land. Link, the hero of the story, hears about Hyrule's plight and sets off on a journey to vanquish Ganondorf. Coming across the Gerudo Fortress, he attempts to break in, but his assault is stopped by Ganondorf, who leaves him helpless. Zelda comes across Link, and heals him of his wounds, taking him to the Great Fairy to strengthen him, and to turn him into the Hero he was destined for. Finally, after taking hold of The Master Sword, he storms Hyrule Castle, encounters Ganondorf again, and after an epic struggle, defeats Ganondorf, and uses the Triforce to restore Hyrule back to its former glory. Once a storyline had been established, I set to work on which themes and songs I would use. Some melodies, I simply had to use, like the Main LoZ Theme, Zelda's Lullaby, Ganondorf's Theme, etc. From what I heard at the Symphony of the Goddesses Concert, and from my own experience in playing many of the games in the series, I knew some that I wanted to include, and could, given the limits of the storyline. A little trawling of the soundtrack playlists on Youtube offered me several more that I could use. When I had decided on what I wanted to use, I then set to work transcribing all the music I wanted to use. Transcribing is the practise of writing down music as you hear it, a little like taking dictations from a lecture but instead of writing down what someone says, you write down the notes played. Some pieces were relatively straightforward. Others took ages to get just right. For this, one needs to have a good ear and be able to attune it to the different sounds played so as to determine what instruments are playing, and what notes. It's a painstaking procedure, but once that was done, I then had to develop the transcriptions so they could accommodate the Orchestral forces the Poem is scored for; "beef them up" in a sense, so they would have more impact. Some did need this, others didn't. It was a question of 'feel' - whether I thought their place in the story and the score required it. When this was all done, I then started to write the Poem proper. In some cases, I wrote my own music, and in other cases, melodies from the game were included, e.g: the very opening of the Poem has the Strings playing in D octaves stretching from the bottom of the Double Basses to the highest harmonics in the Violins, and the Cellos play the Song of Time, punctuated by some quiet chords in the higher Woodwind instruments. By this point, I had pretty much decided on what is going where, and wrote in the filler material. Some of the transitions proved relatively simple, others more challenging, but I tried to keep the music from the games in their original keys. A couple may have been transposed a semitone up or down, but they stayed the same. I also constructed re-orchestrated variants on some of the themes, such as the Great Fairy's Fountain; and in some cases, interwove only the melody from the soundtracks into the music, sometimes two or three, or in the case just before Hyrule Castle's music is played, five. After this point, I went over the score, putting in any phrases, ornamentations or attacks, and developing the percussion and overall orchestration to make it coherent and to provide ultimate effect on the listener. The piece was constructed with Sibelius 7, and then had NotePerformer run through it to give the piece a more realistic sound (I've yet to purchase a Sample Library) The piece lasts a total of 55 minutes (I initially intended it to be 25-30!) and contains music from a total of eight games in the series: The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past A Link between Worlds Ocarina of Time Wind Waker Twilight Princess Skyward Sword Breath of the Wild I do hope you enjoy it - I have posted the music up on the OCR Forums as well: Please follow the link here -> http://ocremix.org/community/topic/46718-legend-of-zelda-a-symphonic-poem-the-creation-of-hyrule/
  6. Hi Everyone. This is my second post in this particular forum. Owing to the sheer size of this piece and the number of soundtracks and tunes used in it, I very much doubt this piece will ever be considered for use in OCR by the Judges if submitted, but I wanted to post it here and tell you a little about it. This work is a Symphonic Poem for a full Orchestra, entitled "The Creation of Hyrule". It is based upon the music and Soundtracks of several games in the Legend of Zelda Series, and was inspired, in part, by the music of the Symphony of the Goddesses Concert. In May 2013, I attended the Symphony of the Goddesses Concert in London. The performance was by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eimear Noone. The event had a huge impact on me; it really opened my eyes up to how powerful the score of a Videogame Soundtrack can be, and how an Orchestral force can truly magnify the music that an 8, 16 or even 32-bit systems can only hint at. Later on, as Technology developed, music seemed to be taking a more prominent place in the Videogame industry when an increasing number of series employed Orchestral recordings as their soundtracks. The music really takes a listener on an amazing journey through Hyrule with Link, and was a roller-coaster of emotions for me. After attending the Concert for the third time in April 2016, I decided with complete conviction, while standing outside the SSE Arena in London (where the event took place) that I wanted to be involved in such a wonderful and incredible venture, and thus decided to write a work of my own. I was trained in Composition, Orchestration and Conducting at University, and I felt that this was the perfect opportunity to put my skills to use, to show the Producers and musicians involved what I could do, as well as what I could potentially provide them. I hit upon the idea of writing a Symphonic Poem. A Symphonic Poem (or Tone Poem) is, by definition, a piece of Orchestral music, usually in a single continuous movement, which illustrates or evokes the content of a poem, short story, novel, painting, landscape, or other (non-musical) source. While many Symphonic Poems may compare in size and scale to symphonic movements (or even reach the length of an entire Symphony), they are unlike traditional Classical Symphonic Movements in that their music is intended to inspire listeners to imagine or consider scenes, images, specific ideas or moods, and not (necessarily) to focus on following traditional patterns of Musical Form. In short, the composition tells a story through the music. I chose the name "The Creation of Hyrule" as the structure and scope of the piece was inspired by the Symphonic works of the composer Gustav Mahler, who equated his Symphonies as "Symphonic Universes", where each Symphony simulated the construction of a World. I attempted, out of my love for this ideal, to replicate this in the music. I initially set out to write a 25-30 minute long composition, which I estimated would take 6 to 7 months to complete. It ended up being double that length, taking just under fifteen months. I simply hadn't realised just how much music there was in the Legend of Zelda Series! The work itself is half Composition, half Arrangement. It contains original work of my own, as well as numerous themes from many different games in the Legend of Zelda series; some as they are in the game, others slightly altered, or even simply the melody/rhythm used, sometimes combined with work of my own to provide a contrapuntal counterpart. But for the sake of the Disclaimer, I am attributing the work to Kondo Koji and Wakai Hajime Senseis, who composed the majority, if not all, of the themes included in this work. It is also my wish to offer my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to those whose talents and actions have inspired and motivated me to create this piece, and for bringing the already magnificent music of the Legend of Zelda to the World in such a way. Without doing what they have done in becoming part of this amazing Concert series, I would never have been inspired to write this work. I really owe them so much in the way of thanks and hope that this work upon which I have laboured out of love for over a year can go some way in expressing that thanks.
  7. Hello Everyone! As I'm new to this forum, I'd like to start off by posting here something I've recently completed. It's an Orchestral Arrangement of Lake Floria from Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword. Being a classically trained composer, not a mixer, I don't really know if this is the best place to share this kind of music, but as a musician who has orchestrated and provided music for the SotG Concert, I'd like to share some of what I have done/am doing. The link to the Soundcloud page is below. If it's popular, I will post more in the future.
  8. If Link from Legend of Zelda wrote a love track about Princess Zelda, this would be it! The song is called "Give Me Your Heart Piece" and is about the beauty of Princess Zelda from Link’s perspective. The song is rapped/sung on a hip hop version of the “Great Fairy Fountain” beat created by me and lyrics by me. Give me your heart piece! Hope you enjoy! I have submitted this hopefully its good enough! Listen Here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSM9LzCGW0BeGJyNFRVbHd1azQ Instrumental: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSM9LzCGW0BR3ZKY2JMalJ0NDA
  9. So this is an original song but definitely game related. I created the Fairy Fountain beat into hip hop form (from scratch) and have put vocals on it. The vocals are about Princess Zelda from the perspective of Link. If Link was to write a love song about Princess Zelda, this would be it! This is only a rough draft, and yes I put some autotune on my vocals. Please any and all feedback would be nice. I will be submitting this to OCRemix https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSM9LzCGW0BMndYOWhEcmk0ZGs
  10. Time for a 4th teaser of my VGM remix (or covers, whatever you want to call it ^^) album! CAN I GET SOME ZELDA LOVE? Please subscribe to my YT channel, muchos gracias guys!
  11. Hey guys, first time poster here! I've recently made a remix to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. One of my favorite games I played growing up. I'd love your feedback and opinion on the track! I hope to be around here more often <3 Much love, -Z
  12. Basically a piano rendition of Great Fairy Fountain where I took some of the motifs and structures of Chopin and combined it with the melody of the original song.
  13. This is it: Our final demo track is a tribute to the man who composed your childhood, Koji Kondo, with a medley of different pieces from various stages of his career. I am sure you will get the songs featured, right? We tried to approach the jazzy feel of his orchestrations by having our tribute in a similar overall feel, that we hope pleases your ear: Please leave feedback and like and share our FB page to expect more cover versions soon: www.facebook.com/remembercitadelband/ Rock On, RemCit
  14. Don't know if this counts as an actual game remix, but you never know if the background to the newest Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Trailer is going to be part of the OST... anyway, I hope you guys enjoy this piano cover I made of it
  15. Ok so this is the official debut of my group The Travelers, a supergroup of some amazing musicians and arrangers (including the likes of Doug Perry, Mklachu, Jordan Chin, Ian Martyn, just to name a few) who play Euro-folk arrangements of game music. I had the pleasure of being able to arrange Kokiri Forest into an Irish Jig style and to feature my awesome group The Travelers. I combine Traditional Irish music with what most would call modern, contemporary Irish styles (kind of like you hear from Mumford and Sons). Anyway, I really would love feedback on the piece from all of your great remixers out there ;).
  16. Legend of Zelda fans in here? Check out the Hip Hop remix to the Deku Tree song from Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time! Enjoy! If your interested, I have a bunch of video game music remixes on my youtube page ORIGINAL: MY VERSION:
  17. Hi everyone, this is the work in progress that I've been focusing on mainly for the past month or so. I've taken the palace theme from Zelda II (known more widely as the Hyrule Temple theme from Super Smash Bros Melee) and the Hyrule Castle theme from Link to the Past and created a heavy surf rock remix focusing mainly on the Zelda II palace theme. My biggest concern is the production of the recordings, such as whether I've EQed my instruments in a way that you can hear them all, whether one instrument's volume is too low, etc. Feedback on drums is welcome as well, as this is the first time that I have used a MIDI instrument (in this case, Sennheiser and NI's Drummic'A). Any feedback would be more than welcome. Thank you! Remix: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3oA-7V8SI0mVG1SbXo3Njk5LWM/view?usp=sharing Source materials: Feedback scale PRODUCTION [ ] Too loud [ ] Too quiet [ ] Low-quality samples [ ] Unrealistic sequencing (particularly acoustic instrumentation, e.g. notes use the same velocities, mechanical timing) [ ] Generic/cliche sound choices [ ] Drums have no energy [ ] Overcompressed (pumping/no dynamics) [ ] Mixing is muddy (e.g. too many sounds in bass, middle or treble) PERFORMANCE (live recorded audio/MIDI parts) [ ] Timing not tight enough [ ] Wrong notes, general sloppiness [ ] Poorly recorded [ ] Bad intonation WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE TRACK [ ] Creative arrangement ideas [ ] Good production quality [ ] Good live performances [ ] Instrument choices [ ] Improvement from previous submission(s) [ ] Source tune choice(s) PERSONAL COMMENTS (positive feedback, specifics on checklist criticisms, any other thoughts) [write here]
  18. Here are some of my recent and old projects I've worked lately. As of now I trying to revive my soundcloud and youtube out of their graves but anyway I hope you guys enjoy. Btw I post my songs here first: https://soundcloud.com/dj_flangerous2 Undertale - Death By Trap Endless Thoughts |Zelda's Theme OOT Hip Hop Sample| UFO - (SSBM Fourside Trap Remix) (prod. Dj Flangerous) The Beach [Banger](Koopa Beach Remix)(Prod. Dj Flangerous) Kirby's Butter Fountain Beat (Butter Building & Foutain Of Dreams Remix) (Prod. Dj Flangerous) Crusin On Stardust (Prod. Dj Flangerous)(Stardust Speedway Remix)
  19. So I did a R&B remix of the Ocarina of Time theme from Legend of Zelda! Enjoy! https://youtu.be/hLNv3wnugg4 P.S. (Lil self promotion, hehe) Subscribe on my YouTube for more remixes. I do other games! Like my artist page on Facebook for more: http://www.facebook.com/smooth4lyfemusic
  20. I did a party remix to the Windmill Song called "Crank That Windmill"! Hope you enjoy!! Has Link and Navi vocals in the song! The Windmill Song is from Ocarina of Timehttps://youtu.be/iepXinFS4PIP.S. (A lil' self promotion)Subscribe for more remixes! I do other gamesPlease like my Facebook artist page for more remixes: http://www.facebook.com/smooth4lyfemusic
  21. A brand new track from our album 'LEGACY SESSIONS: GAME GENERATION 5'! Arrangement by Casey Ormond This time it's a mashup of the 'File Select' themes from the 2 greatest Nintendo 64 games - Super Mario 64 and Zelda: OoT For more 32-bit (generation 5) game music arrangements, recorded live in the studio by some great musicians please check out the album and other vids on the youtube channel! http://legacy-sessions.com Of course all comments / questions are welcome
  22. If anyone can pullit off, I think it's be pretty neat to hear the ending credits in a sort of synth-driven, Reggae-flavored style. I kinda have something that leans a tad towards Linkin Park's earlier stylings, at least with the glitchy audio effects. All in all, I think this would be a fun mix, if anyone manages to give it a shot.
  23. Your favorite jazz-but-sort-of-not-really band YamaYama just finished up the video on "Lost Woods"! Check it out and tell us what you think, and if you dig it, don't forget to subscribe!
  24. Hey Zelda gamers, I just finished "Link Between Worlds" last night (after playing it like crazy for the last week and a half). I will say that the big reveal for Ravio probably made him my favorite character. He was entertaining to begin with, but imagining his design, it's like if Link had an dark-haired, taller brother. Other than that, I really enjoyed the Treacherous Tower. Survival mode challenges are some of my favorite things in video-games, as they are a good test of strategy and skill. What about you guys? What were some of your favorite moments in "Link Between Worlds"?