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#1 Jason Covenant

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

FF6 Remix Project


It's been inevitable for years. But not for me. I didn't have an snes or playstation growing up on account of being poor. So I didn't even hear of the game until adulthood. Even then, I didn't really understand the fawning or nostalgia that seemed to accompany references to the game. Well, that changed last month when I played it for the first time on an emulator. There's a lot I like about the game: the story, character development, but most of all the music. The music is absolutely gorgeous.

How this project will work:
I'd like to do this a little differently than other projects. I've divided it into 8 phases. Phases 1-6 will last a month each. You can call a track any time in phase 1-6 if you are a posted remixer. If not, you will can still claim a track for 2 weeks. Three phases (months) after having called your track, you will be expected to be done or almost done with it. If not, you will be dropped from the track. This will help us get through the production process a bit faster. Since different tracks will have different timelines, I will keep dates next each track being worked on.

Phase 7 will be wrapup and will go from July 1st til October 1st. In this phase, I will begin remixing or finding remixers for tracks that aren't taken or have been dropped. Phase 8 will be mastering/sorting the tracks and preparing for release.

Timeline:
Phase 1 January 1st - February 1st
Phase 2 February 1st - March 1st
Phase 3 March 1st - April 1st
Phase 4 April 1st - May 1st
Phase 5 May 1st - June 1st
Phase 6 June 1st - July 1st
Phase 7 July 1st - October 1st
Phase 8 October 1st - January 1st, 2013

OCR-goers regularly complete tracks in a week for competitions, so I think these timelines should provide for plenty of time.

Don't pick a track someone else has taken until all other tracks are full. If we do get two remixes of the same track, the better remix will be on the main album, while the other will be part of the bonus material.

Quality and Community:
We have two main goals with this project: To create a quality remix album for the FF6 sound track and to involve/help develop the community. I'd like to see some new faces on this project along with the more established remixers.

I'd like to see collabs. If someone needs some help in an area you know a thing or two about, don't hesitate to pitch in.

Rexy is my assistant director who will also be providing critiques and help, especially with arrangement issues. Feel free to ask her for help.

Other Projects:
I know there's a million other projects out there. I personally think you can never have too much good music. This project will take a year, so if a remixer has 8 different tracks on 8 different projects, I'm sure they'll still be able to find the time to do a remix on this one without sacrificing effort on the other ones. If we have difficulty filling tracks, I'll remix whatever is left over in phase 7 and 8.

Other FF6 Remixes:
I'm aware that certain FF6 songs have been covered a lot already. I'll be remixing the two most remixed (on this site) tracks in order to avoid a stampede. Other rules still apply to these remixes. Despite the large number of FF6 remixes out there, there are still quite a few beautiful tracks that have never been remixed. Once the tracklist is full, all tracks will be open to work on. I realize some tracks are more popular than others, and so we may get a lot of bonus remixes of certain tracks. Nothing wrong with that at all, I just want to make sure the lesser remixed tracks are covered too.

Genres:
All genres are welcome with 1 exception: It must sound like it could be from this century. This means no pure chiptunes. You can still use chip sounds as elements, just not as the whole mix.

Forums are here: http://www.kngi.org/...forum.php?f=124

Tracklist:

Individual tracks:

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Another World of Beasts (Tuberz McGee) (Due 4-1-12)
Aria de Mezzo Carattere (Jason Covenant, Terra Matter, and GLL OR Orangedragan) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Awakening (Xarnax42) (Wip due 4-1-12) (COSI)
Battle Theme (BONKERS) (Wip due 4-1-12) (LFCP: Especially live trumpet and strings)
Blackjack
Catastrophe
Cyan's Theme
(Wip due 4-1-12)Celes[/color] (GLL) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Coin Song
Dancing Mad
Dark World (Darangen) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Devil's Lab (Chernabogue, HoboKa) (Due 4-1-12)
Edgar & Sabin's Theme (pu_freak) (Due 4-1-12)
Ending Theme
Epitaph (Orangedragan, Jason Covenant, AkumajoBelmont) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Fanatics
Fanfare
Forever Rachel (Jakesnke17) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Gau (Tuberz McGee) (Due 4-1-12)
Gogo
Grand Finale?
Johnny C Bad (Tuberz McGee, Mirby, Brandon Strader, Rexy, Wiesty) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Kefka (Jason Covenant) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Kids Run Through the City
Last Dungeon AKA Kefka's Tower (Rockos) (Due 4-1-12)
Locke
Metamorphosis (Anti-Syne) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Mog
Mt. Koltz
New Continent
Opening Theme (Metal Man, Blastphemy) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Overture
Phantom Train (GLL) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Relm (Rexy) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Rest in Peace (Jason Covenant) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Returners
Save Them!
Searching for Friends (Emperor Charlemagne) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Setzer
Shadow
Slam Shuffle
Spinach Rag
Strago (Tuberz McGee) (Due 4-1-12)
Techno de Chocobo
Terra (Jason Covenant) (Wip due 4-1-12)
The Day After
The Decisive Battle (Nekofrog) (Wip due 4-1-12)
The Empire "Gestahl" (Dj Mokram) (Due 4-1-12)
The Fierce Battle (Tuberz McGee) (Due 4-1-12)
The Magic House (GLL) (Wip due 4-1-12) (LFCP)
The Mines of Narshe
The Phantom Forest (PabloComa) (Due 4-1-12)
The Prelude (Dusk) (Wip due 4-1-12)
The Serpent Trench
The Unforgiven
The Wedding Waltz ~ Duel
The Veldt (OA, bLiNd) (Wip due 2-15-12)
Troops March On
Umaro
Under Martial Law

Medleys:

The Veldt + Shadow (Jakesnke17) (Wip due 2-1-12)

LFCP = Looking for Collab Partners
COSI = Conditional on Significant Improvement
Red = Claimed, wip not yet turned in
Purple = Wip turned in, not done.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:27 AM

CURSE YOU FOR STEALING MY THUNDER!!

That said... cool.

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#3 Jason Covenant

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

CURSE YOU FOR STEALING MY THUNDER!!

That said... cool.


Well, January is start a new project month. I think your Cid Project is a great idea. Good luck with it.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 12:40 AM

I claim battle theme.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:25 AM

So I guess this means my PM inbox is going to need a thorough cleanup. xD Why is there a mere 200 message limit for them?

Nonetheless, I'm game to see how this goes down :)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:30 AM

"The Decisive Battle" is begging for a metal remix. May I supply said metal remix?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

Well, January is start a new project month. I think your Cid Project is a great idea. Good luck with it.


Thank you.

Wanna claim a track? :P

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

"The Decisive Battle" is begging for a metal remix. May I supply said metal remix?


Just make a 50% done (or more) wip to claim the track.

Thank you.

Wanna claim a track? :P


We'll see. Depends how busy this project makes me. =)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:33 AM

The Magic House - I need some collab help, anyone who can rap or help with lyrics.

The Phantom Train

Celes' theme (the short version, not the opera one)
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

When i said battle theme, I MEANT boss theme.

My brain farted. I'LL GET A WIP DONE FASTER THAN YOU
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:03 AM

I'd love to help by contributing vocals if anyone needs them.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:05 AM

When i said battle theme, I MEANT boss theme.

My brain farted. I'LL GET A WIP DONE FASTER THAN YOU


Np. I updated the tracklist.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:07 AM

For now I'd like to claim Dancing Mad and Coin Song

OA can claim The Veldt :-D

I'm not saying he IS or WILL claim, it, I am saying he can but he won't, not currently anyways

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:21 AM

For now I'd like to claim Dancing Mad and Coin Song

OA can claim The Veldt :-D


Welcome aboard! Got you down for those two tracks. If you think OA should do it, I suggest you suggest it to him.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

Not to be a whiny willy, but considering the length of Dancing Mad can I have like, more time than the usual person gets

Like maybe 4-1 instead of 2-1

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

If I can I would like to Claim "Battle Song"

I have 2 songs passed on the panel right now that are project mixes and 1 DP song that is waiting to be posted.


I'm really hesitant to step into this album because FFVI is a very popular and sensitive game and personally for a lot of reasons.
The Original sound , I LOVE IT. As I do for most of the FF games and I consider FFIV-XIII to sound perfect in their original forms.

Also, I really don't want to step on the toes of fans of the music by RADICALLY changing the genres of a lot of the music.(Because when you change something that much, you are changing and possibly destroying what the music is to them and how they remember it from the game , how they hear it and whatnot)
So for that reason I want to keep most of the original instrumentation of the original music and expand upon that.

That means, a fast paced(at first, can be changed) rock battle theme with a Trumpet lead. String accompaniment and acoustic drums.
That also means, I'd like to have Live performances for most if not all instruments-(I can of course do live guitar/bass).

I may also throw other instruments in there in other sections I don't know.

All I know so far is that Brandon Strader is pushing for me to take this while I can, and I can hear a faint image of what i'd like to do in my head.
I'll take it one step at a time.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

Not to be a whiny willy, but considering the length of Dancing Mad can I have like, more time than the usual person gets

Like maybe 4-1 instead of 2-1


Nope, same deadline lengths for everyone. A 50% percent done wip can be just the arrangement, if finding recording times is an issue. A fully complete arrangement in the form of a midi is acceptable as a 50% done wip.

If I can I would like to Claim "Battle Song"

I have 2 songs passed on the panel right now that are project mixes and 1 DP song that is waiting to be posted.


Just make a 50% done wip and share it. I tried the link you gave, but it said the file wasn't there.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:03 PM

Try this direct link then. It should work.
http://k003.kiwi6.co...eme_concept.mp3
Note though that it's extremely barebones. Made it in about an hour.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

Thumbs up! I'm digging the lead guitar feel; looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

I'm hoping maybe I can find someone who can play live Trumpet and strings and stuff. I may end up going to Hat and asking him hah.
But,one step at a time.
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