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Kirby's Adventure Remix Project

http://kirby.ocremix.org/ - Website, still in progress.

Seed the TORRENT!

KirbyMixer      - 22/57         - Water Drop       DONE
Darangen - 51/52 - Son of Wind DONE
Adhesive_Boy - 41/42 - L'il Traveller DONE
analoq - 31/32 - Star Herald DONE
Rellik - 55/37/22 - Swift Hunter DONE
Suzumebachi - 28/29 - Dream Hunter DONE
chthonic - 18/19 - Dream Warrior DONE
Trenthian - 1/2 - Star General DONE
DarkeSword - 33 - Great Ace DONE
DarkeSword - 15 - Final Star DONE
Gray, Blad, Hemo- 56 - Hero of Lore DONE

Music for RotS is done.

We are released. Locking thread for history.

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Mixing Phase Begun!

Kirby's Adventure was (and still is) on of my favorite games, and its soundtrack is nothing short of genius. There are many excellent, high energy pieces with strong melodies and infectious rhythms; this is one of the soundtracks that got me into video game music in general.

Here is the soundtrack, in NSF format:

Kirby's Adventure [NSF]

I'm currently in the process of gathering mixers for a Kirby's Adventure remix project. So far, Rellik, Adhesive Boy, GrayLightning, Suzumebachi, and I are all going to contribute our talents. Protricity has also graciously offered to lend his talents further down the line if this project needs more mixers. I'm looking for about 7 to 8 remixers who are interested in providing a remix. Before anyone writes off this music as being 'too happy,' please listen to the soundtrack. It may be happy, but it's very strong musically.

The project will have a limited scope; it will not attempt to remix the entire soundtrack. I do this to make the project manageable; there are many songs in Kirby's Adventure (on the order of 50), and I think that attempting a full soundtrack arrangement project would be a bit overwhelming.

The premise is as follows:

Kirby's Adventure was one of the games for NES that had built-in cartridge save. Whenever a certain percentage of the game was beaten, the file select screen would display a certain rank or title for you.

11) Hero of Lore    100%
10) Final Star 90%
9) Great Ace 80%
8) Star General 70%
7) Dream Warrior 60%
6) Dream Hunter 50%
5) Star Herald 40%
4) Swift Hunter 30%
3) Li'l Traveller 20%
2) Son of Wind 10%
1) Water Drop 1%-9%

For this remix project, I'd like to make 'character themes' for each of these ranks. The theme of Son of Wind would be adventurous, the theme of Water Drop might be calmer; Star Herald could be more heroic, Dream Hunter could be darker, sneakier. You get the idea.

At the moment, I'm just looking for some talented people interested in remixing for the project. Be forewarned, however; this is not an open project. Remixers will be chosen through audtion only. If you are interested in mixing for this project, please send me a sample of your current work (in either MP3 or OGG format) to shariqansari @ gmail.com (remove spaces), or post it here in this thread.

Thank you for your time.

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As long as there's a remix of the final boss music I could be less content.

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Of course, the most organized project with probably the most deserving source material and the best concept gets 2 replies :(.

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I'll have to watch this I've been a fan of the games tracks for a while now.

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Of course, the most organized project with probably the most deserving source material and the best concept gets 2 replies :(.

He scared everyone off with the audition thing.

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Of course, the most organized project with probably the most deserving source material and the best concept gets 2 replies :(.

He scared everyone off with the audition thing.

Well sorry if I did, but I want this project to be of a high caliber. Allowing anyone who's interested to mix isn't going to give me that level of quality; I want the music to be VERY good across the board, so a mixer audition process is essential to making that happen.

I'm also still in the process of contacting mixers directly that I would like on this project.

If anyone is wondering about a timeline, I'd like to begin track selection sometime late next week (thursday or friday). First WIPs will be due on Halloween, so there is a lot of time to get even a first WIP done.

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As long as you remix Rainbow Resort, I'm satisfied.

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As long as you remix Rainbow Resort, I'm satisfied.

That track will be in high demand among remixers, I guarantee. It's one of the best tracks in the game.

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Alright, you say that you're going to make specific themes, but you don't say which tracks each remix will utilize. Will that be determined at a later date by you, or will it be the decision of the mixer, according to the mood it creates?

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Alright, you say that you're going to make specific themes, but you don't say which tracks each remix will utilize. Will that be determined at a later date by you, or will it be the decision of the mixer, according to the mood it creates?

Mixers will choose the tracks and the rank they wish to represent with their song; I would prefer, however, if they chose level musics, as opposed to map musics.

This will all be determined once the Track Selection phase starts next week. Right now I'm just looking for mixers interested in remixing for the project.

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So, for audition, do we have to give you a remix from the game, or just something we have done?

If you just want to hear stuff we have done, here are a few links to my stuff lately.

This is for the doom remixing project. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40261

enjoy.

I'll look over your material.

To clarify, I'd like the best/most current work so that I know the mixer's current ability.

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For clarification, if we make it in, would we take a song from the soundtrack we like then arrange it to suit the mood of the title, or are there specific themes to the titles themselves?

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So, for audition, do we have to give you a remix from the game, or just something we have done?

If you just want to hear stuff we have done, here are a few links to my stuff lately.

This is for the doom remixing project. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40261

enjoy.

I'll look over your material.

To clarify, I'd like the best/most current work so that I know the mixer's current ability.

Well, the doom remix is my latest, so enjoy. :D

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For clarification, if we make it in, would we take a song from the soundtrack we like then arrange it to suit the mood of the title, or are there specific themes to the titles themselves?

The mixer will be allowed to choose any song from the soundtrack (level themes preferred) and choose from any of the first nine ranks to have their song represent. Ex.

DarkeSword - Steppin' Out ~ Theme of L'il Traveller ~

(remix of Ice Cream Island theme)

something like that.

Two exceptions:

Ending theme will be Theme of Hero of Lore

Last Boss theme will be Theme of Final Star

All this will come out during the track selection phase, which starts Friday.

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I don't remix much, mostly due to a lack of motivation.

But this is something I'd like to get into. Naturally, having the responsibility of contributing to this project is more than enough motivation for me (I'm very poorly self-motivated, but very well externally-motivated).

Of course, catch-22 comes around: my lack of motivation means I have nothing to show you in terms of audition material :P suck.

actually, that may not be totally true. although I have no game remixes, I do have some other stuff. I'll get back to you with that another time (it's late now, and I'm tired)

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vgmusic.com tends to have good MIDIs of video game music. go there.

I actually have some midi's for the game, downloaded from there.

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Post this in the remixers forum, too, for greater response. I, for instance, rarely check the GenDisc forum, but frequently visit Remixing (and Unmod).

It's relevant to do so (in fact that's probably where this belongs, really...).

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Post this in the remixers forum, too, for greater response. I, for instance, rarely check the GenDisc forum, but frequently visit Remixing (and Unmod).

It's relevant to do so (in fact that's probably where this belongs, really...).

No, that's not where it belongs. There is no 'Remixers' forum. That's a Remixing forum, about technical aspects of remixing.

As for audition material; I don't care if it's remix or original. I just want to gauge the mixer's talent.

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Is there a credible midi version of the soundtrack online?
Get the NSF from the first post of the thread, then get NSF2midi from www.zophar.net. Instant perfect midis. :D

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So, for audition, do we have to give you a remix from the game, or just something we have done?

If you just want to hear stuff we have done, here are a few links to my stuff lately.

This is for the doom remixing project. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40261

enjoy.

I'll look over your material.

To clarify, I'd like the best/most current work so that I know the mixer's current ability.

hmm... does it have to be finished ? or a WIP could work ?

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