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OCR01310 - Final Fantasy VI 'The Sveldt'

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#1 djpretzel



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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:03 AM

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

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:04 AM

This has to rank as one of my favorites from djp. As a fan of the source material, I personally loved the arrangement. The highlight for me was the very cool sax work and the piano, something which djp has consistently been showing is his forte. Great mix.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:14 AM

Great stuff. I can't pick the piece though. I recognise the tune.

That beat is so phat, and that piano is good too. I like it.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:16 AM

This has some real groove going on. I love it.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:23 AM

Very nice!

I especially like the combination of groove, piano and guitar. This will surely get on my favorites-list.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:25 AM

OH GOD NO! THANKS ALOT DJP. The beginning of this song brought forth a torrent of all the HORRIBLE 80's styles and cliches, primarily the Robot. :P Great stuff, very nostalgic, very good capture of the 80's feel. I really enjoyed the section at 2:10. Very interesting. The sheer variety of sounds used makes the entire piece something different with each passing second. A very strange and interesting take on the veldt theme.

P.S. Great interview and congrats on 5 years DJP.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:35 AM

As with GrayLighting, I love the sax and the piano. I gotta say that my favorite areas are 0:55, 1:36, and 2:03.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:43 AM

Oh hell yeah!! Another one from djp

Groovy, thats the word

Wow the piano's so sweet and soft sounding

Keep the mixes coming djp! I can't get enough!

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:18 AM

Solid, phat, smooth, driving, wet, hard, pulsing, intense. No doubt. Good shit.

Happy five, stayin alive.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 06:19 AM

Ah, another fine addition to my "favorites" playlist. Thank you for another excellent track and for five great years of OCR. Here's to five more ... :)


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Posted 10 February 2005 - 07:54 AM

Gray and I were talking about how we missed the 80s after djp mentioned the McDonald's McDLT in his writeup on Chekan Winter. All the better to have something like this mix to harken back to the days when Reagan was president and coke was abundant. The base of the mix is so 80s, it's great. Then again, as a judge, I'm groove-biased...

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:20 AM

But can you DJP?

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:38 AM

But can you DJP?

Nope. But I'll be damned, I didn't know you could 4:20 A.M.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:24 PM

The synth chorus is really sweet. Overall, excellent.
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Posted 10 February 2005 - 10:47 PM

I've always loved the Veldt theme. This does it alot of good.. Especially that little bit at 00:55. That's just major ear-candy. :)

It's not exactly -the- mix of the Veldt I've been hoping for.. But it's more than enough to tide me over until someone does it.

On a little side note-thingy here.. The name "Sveldt", makes me think of Group-X. :lol:

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 03:42 AM


I'm loving it. This is truly what djping is all about.

I can just see a room full of people head bobbing together in tune with the music.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 05:36 AM

What's great about DJP's mixes is that, while there are remixers out there who have done better pieces, DJP is consistently good. I can't name a single mix of his that I haven't listened to and downloaded.

That said, thank you, DJP, for finally giving us a remix of this theme. The veldt was indeed a catchy tune, which is good based on the number of times you have to go there. Do I catch pieces of Strago's tune in here as well?

I would say that the begining was a bit abrupt and the feel threw me off at first. I was kinda hoping for the awesome drum score that went with the original. However, the piano and sax solidifies things into a very enjoyable whole and, while the piano and sax are somber, and the drum track isn't present, the piece retains its upbeat and mysterious quality. I especially congratulate you on your switch to what I believe is Strago's theme near the end. This was so brilliantly done that I didn't even catch it at first. All in all, the essence of the piece ends up being transformed into a sound more reminiscent of Chrono Trigger than FF. Which works amazingly well.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:25 PM

Thanks for 5 wonderful years of music. I'm a very VERY nostalgic man, and OCR has really kept me young at heart.

I haven't always agreed with the way you run things, David, but it doesn't change the fact that you know what you're doing.

So, Pretz, here's to another 5 years of excellent music, noob-bashing, judge-bashing, thread-breaking, bagel-wanging, Vortex-pic-whoring, catgirls, sporks and "favorites" thread-making. Cheers!

Excellent remix, by the way.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:06 PM

Hehe, DJ Pretzel....awesome.

Go figure that this would turn into a thank you thread. Appropriate, definitely. Well, I'll say my thanks as well because it's well earned. Thanks DJP for giving us remixers the opportunity to get together and form what I have come to consider my music haven on the net. I've been with you for three years now, downloading, listening, dropping my jaw time after time and again, and coming back. Why? Because simply: You're remixes and the remixes of everyone who's ever posted at OCR are the best things to happen to the gaming music world. Again, here is my personal thanks to you, DJ Pretzel, for OverClocked.

All that jibberish aside though (=P), this remix is awesome. Definitely a different take on an already-catchy-but-often-overlooked song from FFVI. I really like the beat in the beginning that you have there. It's funky, but it's the good kind of funk. The kind that just makes you tap your feet and bob your head whether you want to or not. The flute/recorder thingy for the melody is reminiscient to your Sonic remix which is really, really interesting. And the piano gives it a nice, gentler kind of kick. When you come in with the guitar, it's just icing on the cake.

In my overall opinion, not your best mix, but definitely one of the top mixes. If we're not comparing to your history at all, and looking strictly at this piece, then only good things can be said. Great job DJP. Here's to another five years, and then some, of OCR.
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Posted 12 February 2005 - 02:45 AM

Thank you so much, David, for all the work and everything you've put into OCR over the last five years. Although I'm probably not that important around here, I've noetheless come to consider OCR my home-away-from-home of sorts. It's an amazing site with an equally amazing (though quarky) community, and I'm proud to call myself a part of it.

As for the mix, I absolutly LOVE the overall groove, and the sax/gutiar gave me chills -- litterally. I found the piano section at 1'38 interesting...perhaps somewhat out-of-place given the overall feel of this remix. However, at 2'45 the piano comes back and flows perfectly. The smooth sax ending is the perfect ending to a near-perfect piece...one of your best.

Here's to five more -- and then some. :)
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