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.
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.
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.
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
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)
(Wip due 4-1-12)Celes[/color] (GLL) (Wip due 4-1-12)
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)
Epitaph (Orangedragan, Jason Covenant, AkumajoBelmont) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Forever Rachel (Jakesnke17) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Gau (Tuberz McGee) (Due 4-1-12)
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)
Metamorphosis (Anti-Syne) (Wip due 4-1-12)
Opening Theme (Metal Man, Blastphemy) (Wip due 4-1-12)
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)
Searching for Friends (Emperor Charlemagne) (Wip due 4-1-12)
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 Wedding Waltz ~ Duel
The Veldt (OA, bLiNd) (Wip due 2-15-12)
Troops March On
Under Martial Law
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.