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CastleMania - A Castlevania/Pro Wrestling Concept Album (Recruiting)

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On 3/26/2017 at 8:23 AM, ibeginwiththeendinmind said:

By the looks of how this is shaping up, I'll likely need and 'Evanescence' style vocalist for this track. Any suggestions?

That's a pretty tall order.  I assume you mean the lead singer, Amy Lee?  She's pretty fantastic.  Lots of oomph in that voice that not many women can match.

I don't know who's actively available for collabs, but you can use our workshop tool to start off with.  A star in the left column means they're a posted remixer, and the star is a link to their profile.  You could try Claire Yaxley; she does a lot of collabs and her voice is pretty darn close.  Most of the others would be singing more outside their comfort zone to match that, but some might be up for the challenge.

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Hello all!

I personally wouldn't mind taking on "Vampire Killer" and doing a typical "That Headband Guy" job on it, but obviously there's vocals in mind for that one, so that's not something I can facilitate, sadly!

Happy to take "Bloodlines" though!

 

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We have six WIPs in, woot!  Won't be canceling the project this month!  But the check-in deadline is still just at the end of next week, so if I have nothing from you and you signed up before the last check-in (November), I'll be dropping your claim then.  Fortunately, that includes only @WillRock, @DarkDjinn, and @JonnyAtma, but unfortunately all three are great musicians and I'd hate to lose them....

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The April 15 check-in date has passed.  Thanks everyone who submitted a WIP, and thanks also to the new signups!  There's definitely been enough work to keep this project going.  In fact, if all the WIPs get finished, that's probably enough for an EP quantity-wise; I'd just look for a few more to fill out the wrestling roster to make sure everyone has an opponent.

Unfortunately, @WillRock and @DarkDjinn are MIA, so Death and The Creature are now available to claim.

I've set the next check-in date as 3 months from now, July 15.  At that time, I'd like everyone who recently signed up and hasn't given me a WIP yet (@HoboKa, @That Headband Guy, and @elenaiwilliams) to send me at least an early WIP, and everyone who's given me an early WIP (@Sbeast, Moire Effect, @ibeginwiththeendinmind, and @JonnyAtma) to send me some additional work.

Thanks again to everyone!  This is starting to look pretty good!

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Got a really nice WIP shaping up from Moiré Effect, I'm pretty hyped about getting it in here!  Might be a good opener.

Please note that the next check-in deadline is just 3 weeks away!  If you haven't sent me anything since the last checkin, now's the time to crack down and get it done!

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The July check-in has passed!  We have two great remixes on the judges' panel at the moment, three more that are shaping up very nicely, and three more in an early stage.  Thanks to everyone for all the work you've put in so far, this is showing a heck of a lot of promise so far!

Next check-in will be a mandatory one.  Those of you with early WIPs, I need to see some more progress from you, and those of you with nothing in yet, I need to see at least a proof-of-concept.  I will be dropping claims at those levels if I don't hear from you by the next check-in.  Anyone with at least a substantial WIP, please keep working on them, and I'd like to see updates, but basically you're all in good positions right now.  I'll try to get judges' feedback on the submitted remixes before then as well.

The check-in date is:

Saturday, September 30

Thanks again for everyone's help!

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1 hour ago, ThePlasma said:

I want the Julius Theme (Don't Wait Until Night) please! :-D

Excellent choice, all yours!

Now that I've seen a few drafts, it's worth throwing out a reminder to everyone who hasn't sent anything in get: please reference the sample WWE theme songs for style and structure!  In particular, the intros and build-ups are always short when there's any at all.  Most are just 10 seconds max before getting into the meat of it, but there's also a common format of 10 seconds intro, 20 seconds build-up.  30 seconds before the main melody starts is definitely the outside limit.

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I'm reading up on Fire Pro Wrestling World.. when this is out, someone needs to mod in the Castlevania characters with the tunes from this as the intro tracks.

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FWIW Fire Pro Wrestling World seems to now have the functionality and the mod tools to do this, judging from a distance: https://retronauts.com/article/504/fire-pros-journey-through-early-access-continues-with-new-update

A mod with the characters as wrestlers + the tunes as the intro music for them, you guys should have that as part of the release. :D

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I have purged all the claims for which I had nothing, or for which I had only a very early WIP, and no updates for several months.  This leaves a total of 7 names on the board: two complete drafts which have been sent to the panel, three very strong WIP's, one early WIP, and one claim.

That's enough for an OCR-I LP, so that's what I'm going to shoot for at this time, although I'd still prefer to have at least a title theme, and I'll may shelve the idea of an "event" album if the numbers don't line up to give every wrestler an opponent.  I'm still committed to getting this submitted in some form, though.

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