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#1 djpretzel

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 08:21 AM

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

#2 Mr. Bottle Rocket

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:09 AM

A remix from game music composers...this truly is a good start to a year.

p.s. i love this song. real light and flight.


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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:38 AM

This is really nice. It's a surprising thing to say, given the volume and diversity of remixes on this site, but this is ... different. Subtle, but different. Yeah. I think that's really saying something.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:24 PM

This ReMix is awesome. It's very chill and sounds very professional. It's even more awesome to know it was recorded by three different game music composers and subbmitted to OCR. Cool stuff, as we appreciate you guys.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:19 AM

This is some great stuff, and I believe the first "surf" mix on the site. As always, its an honor to have professional composers send their stuff to OCR.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 03:32 AM

The style really brings back memories from a long time ago, when I was still small. The rythm sounded strange at the beginning, but very shortly after that it gets to be good. I really like this mix, awesome job :D

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:22 AM

Yeah, I wish we had more music with this feel on OCR - I was just thinking how the Chocobo theme would sound great like this, for instance. I grew up in Santa Cruz, which meant seeing surf videos around town all the time. Didn't care about the surfing too much, but the music was good :).

And yes, this is also really well put together. Nice to see people who create the music we remix, getting into the spirit of remixing themselves!
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:15 AM

Not to sound like an idiot, but did anyone notice the screenshot of the game before downloading?

I absolutely hate when there's applause in the beginning of a song- it just makes it sound stupid. Otherwise I think it's an ok mix. It's not really a song I'd play over and over, it gets kind of boring (and it's not that enjoyable at first anyway). Maybe it's just me.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:01 PM

I can´t believe that this stuff is here. Man, this is full of hidden noises. Noises! That is a source of error in the loyalty from this remix. Increases the volume, to confer the bad quality of this work.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 10:44 PM

Not to sound like an idiot, but did anyone notice the screenshot of the game before downloading?

I absolutely hate when there's applause in the beginning of a song- it just makes it sound stupid. Otherwise I think it's an ok mix. It's not really a song I'd play over and over, it gets kind of boring (and it's not that enjoyable at first anyway). Maybe it's just me.


I hope all of you (non) idiots read the commentary and realised the song was played live.

I like.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 10:53 PM

I think a metronome would have helped.

Trying to be civil...but it's mind boggling that my surf remix was rejected, and this was accepted.....

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:03 PM

Not to sound like an idiot, but did anyone notice the screenshot of the game before downloading?

I absolutely hate when there's applause in the beginning of a song- it just makes it sound stupid. Otherwise I think it's an ok mix. It's not really a song I'd play over and over, it gets kind of boring (and it's not that enjoyable at first anyway). Maybe it's just me.


I hope all of you (non) idiots read the commentary and realised the song was played live.

I like.


"It's Team Fat playing the theme from Wing Commander 1, live. The original composer (Dave Govett) is on drums. Joe McDermott (Zombies Ate my Neighbors) is on rhythm guitar, "Prof." K. Weston Phelan is on bass and I'm playing lead. I think we were playing at a Game Developers' Magazine function at a CES show, it was years ago. The applause is fake."


This song is still good. I don't know why people question it getting on to the site even with the sound quality. THis is a submission by three different game music creators.

#13 djpretzel

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:20 PM

I think a metronome would have helped.

Trying to be civil...but it's mind boggling that my surf remix was rejected, and this was accepted.....


I liked your mix a lot, and I don't think the panel was overly negative; Gray especially was on the fence, and I think resubmitting with minor changes could still see it posted.

However, I have to say, in no universe of mine is your mix "mind bogglingly" better than this; I think perhaps your perspective is somewhat biased due to having a surf mix that wasn't posted. I'd say they're fairly comparable, with a cleaner recording on yours and a more varied arrangement here. I appreciate efforts to be civil, and make such efforts myself when I recommend not using the term "mind boggling" to describe how much better your music is than others'....

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:29 AM

I was hesitant at first. I was a huge fan of the original Wing Commander, and a chill song is not what I have in mind for the theme. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It's very relaxing and well done.

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 12:18 AM

I'm not familiar with the other surf mix in question, and while the applause here is a little stupid and the recording certainly isn't perfect, I really enjoyed this. Regardless of who this is by, the playing is solid and it's a good adaptation into the surf genre. Whether it is essentially a cover or not, I'm not sure. But it does accomplish exactly what it sets out to do.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:37 PM

Always enjoyable. Never had any issues with the arrangement or production, so I'm not sure why anyone thought it sounded questionable. The mix makes me want to see what others can do with the theme, which is a great accomplishment.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:18 PM

Pretty nice arrangement, and a good live vibe. Guitar tones are nice, and the mixing and panning are great. I'm not huge on the concept of fake applause, but it certainly does lead into the track well.

The source is pretty good, and the transformation was certainly not what I would have expected, but turns out to be very enjoyable.

Nice work, Team Fat.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 12:52 PM

This is mostly exceptional for the cred that it brings with it, but it's not without its nice, warm charms. Great live recording, though it lacks a lot of atmosphere that makes some live recordings sound so distinct and engrossing. Didn't really connect with the fake atmosphere implanted into it, since I could tell it wasn't real as soon as I heard it. Other than that, there aren't any hitches to speak of (especially nice to see in live recordings). It's a simple arrangement for sure, but given the genre and the band set-up, that's all that's really needed.
A nice laid back performance, made extra special by the very talented gentleman behind it all. Occasional recognition from the creative epicenter is monumental.





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