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OCR00953 - Phantasy Star 'Wanta Phanta'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 20 March 2003 - 07:48 AM

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 07:57 AM

I love this game. I love this remix. I demand more! 8O
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Posted 20 March 2003 - 12:20 PM

DUDE this remix roxors i all the sudden feel the urge to dowload the rom for this game eock on dudes nice work analoq heh

*groves to the grovey beat* ^,^

reminder for the people that make great remixes like this one PLEASE im begging you make em longer than a minnut

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 05:08 PM

I'd like to chime in that this song (in it's first form, at least) was done in ONE DAY for IMC Popcorn II.

Yes, i'm fairly sure it won. :)

(If i remember correctly, it beat out my song. I would've won! Sheesh!)
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Posted 20 March 2003 - 07:28 PM

Exelent Arrangement, though, you could have made it longer, but thats my only complaint :D
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Posted 20 March 2003 - 09:26 PM

Thanks for posting this, djp. And thanks for the reviews, everyone.

Like TimberWolf said, this was originally written for IMC Popcorn #2 which was a 24-hour compo. I worked on it after the contest before submitting it to OCR so this is slightly different from the winning version. Still, for the amount of time I spent on this I was pleased with how it turned out even if it is a bit simple. anyways, here's a rundown of the instruments for those interested.

bass - saw+subosc through resonant filterenv and then through a lo-fi or rate reduction effect for that crunchy distortion. Lots and lots of compression. Add some delay and eq automation.

piano - a thick chorusing on a reverbed JV1010 piano patch that goes away as it comes in. I get a mental image of a grand piano rising out of the ocean when I hear it. :)

strings - reverbed and flanged JV1010 string patch... why do I like flanging on strings so much?

lead - I set up two square oscillators in sync mode on my VirusC with chorusing. I was going to set up an lfo to change the pitch of the moduator but decided to manually move the knob myself as it was playing with very lively results. Almost too lively. Finalize it with some delay and reverb.
Also, like DJP pointed out, there's some interesting panning and volume changes in the B sections. It gives the illusion that the lead is circling around your head if you're wearing headphones.

drums - acoustic drumkit samples I had purchased, I used an algorithmic composer, Band-In-A-Box to help me reach my artistic vision for the percussion sequence. It worked out quite well.

guitar - that's me playin' my strat. I used my Boss VF-1 for the effects on it.

Put the whole thing together and mastered it in logic audio. EDIT: You can listen to the other entries here.

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 11:48 PM

Nice and catchy. I like it. And of course the game itself rules, and has lots of great music. The intro to this remix almost sounds like synthesized speech. I thought it was trying to say something for a second or two until I realized it was not speech. Yes, it's short, but I like it anyway. Oh well I'll just click on the MP3 file multiple times to play it again and again to "extend" it. Great job!

I wonder whatever happened to the original composer, "Bo"? He's done some great stuff.

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 12:08 AM

Great, interesting sounds in here. Very catchy and well done, man. Sweet stuff.
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Posted 21 March 2003 - 12:43 AM

This has a very catchy-tune, I like it. I have to like a remix A LOT for me to download it, and this was one of them. Great job! Now this is some good stuff. :wink:

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 06:30 AM

That bass is so Lo-Fidelity All Stars.. Rock on, analoq. Rock on. Recommended by the 'mute, 5 out of 5 stars.

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 11:48 AM

This is very high quality stuff here. I've listened to this remix 10 times in a row already.
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Posted 21 March 2003 - 12:13 PM

This is very high quality stuff here. I've listened to this remix 10 times in a row already.

you too? :D

great stuff analoq.. keep up the good work :)

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 07:31 PM

DAMNED sweet.


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Posted 23 March 2003 - 08:25 AM

Whoa! That is awesome!

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 04:08 PM

Great mix. The funky beat had my head bobbing through the whole song, and whatever that lead instrument is (I can't think of what it is for some reason) goes through a lot of sound experimentation that all worked well. It's been said before and I'll say it also: its shortness is a good quality, because it doesn't beat us over the head with a repetitive melody. The problem with some of the longer mixes is that the middle section sometimes falls into a bland sort of repetiton where nothing new is added, so short mixes have the edge since they can remain fresh throughout.
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Posted 24 March 2003 - 09:58 AM

This is badass! I really love this remix. Even if I didn't think Phantasy Star was the best game in the universe I would like this one, because, like others have said, it is high quality and is just good to listen to. It sounds great on my car stereo, a big system with tons of bass. There is a nice clean separation, and all the sounds are perfectly clear and well-mixed. I really liked the guitar part. It fit so well! You also changed the melody from the original song just enough to make it interesting and fit the feel of the remix (I actually like your reworked timing better then the original), yet you didn't change it so much that it was unrecognizable. It is a little short, but I think you cut it off at a good place, as a lot of people make the mistake of dragging a song out too long and making you sick of the melody, especially for songs like this where the source material is fairly simple to begin with. Anyway, good job! You've got a new fan.

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 09:13 AM

Short and sweet. The way I like it. 'Course, I have it on repeat to compensate. The lead is the sweetest thing ever. And the panning is brilliant. Adding it to my collection heh heh <=)
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Posted 31 March 2003 - 04:46 AM

If there was a 'Best of OCR' album, this- with no doubt- would be on it.

Need I say more?

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 12:51 AM

Heh...hearing this song brings back memories...Phantasy Star was the first RPG I ever played, and it's still one of the best, in my book. This ReMix certainly does honor the memory :D. It is Greatness with a capital G. It's catchy, well-played and overall a very enjoyable melody.

Aaaah...just closing my eyes when listening to Wanta Phanta gets my mind to exploring dark caves, fighting Owlbears and Werebats, and finding cake shops in the middle of those same dark caves :).
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Posted 01 May 2003 - 06:00 AM

Maybe I missed something, but could someone tell me what phantasy star song this is? I beat it fairly recently (beat it a few months ago on GBA in Phantasy Star Collection), but I don't remember this track.

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