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#1 DarkeSword

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 12:48 AM

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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Posted 04 September 2004 - 12:58 AM

Hi. You might remember me: I used to be Dark Paladin. I kind of suck, but I've gotten a lot better.

Here's my most recent WIP, which was also in IMC 18 I think.

http://www.soundclic...aladinmusic.htm

I really need a better mp3 host :|
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Posted 04 September 2004 - 10:47 AM

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

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 12:37 AM

Of course, the most organized project with probably the most deserving source material and the best concept gets 2 replies :(.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 12:43 AM

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

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 01:40 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 01:51 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 02:15 AM

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

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 02:35 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 02:36 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 02:49 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 03:41 AM

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.o...pic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.o...pic.php?t=40261

enjoy.

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:01 AM

I doubt you've ever heard of me. However, I have one significant work, see below.

http://www.angelfire.com/ab8/evereve/

Click on the link, "Ever Eve." It is remixed from Leisure Suit Larry 1.
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:02 AM

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.o...pic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.o...pic.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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:09 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:18 AM

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.o...pic.php?t=42940

And this is an older WIP. http://www.ocremix.o...pic.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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:30 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:42 AM

Is there a credible midi version of the soundtrack online?
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:43 AM

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)

MAY MY GENITALS BLEED BLOOD FOR THE GLORY THAT IS TOSSY!

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 04:44 AM

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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