Originally Posted by Level 99
It also begins to take away from the listener perspective. It's a tough balance between releasing music too frequently and then not frequently enough. If more projects are started, and even more seen through to completion, the amount of time in between projects would dictate that sooner or later there will be a queue of finished projects waiting to be released. No project wants to give up their share of the spotlight, after all they worked hard on it, so there does need to be some space in between. Also, too many projects released to frequently can overwhelm potential listeners. Consider the time it takes for people to listen to music, and then again at how much is released, and you see that people have to pick and choose as there's only so much time available.
I'm not saying don't start a project, I'm just saying there are many things to consider. You seem to be gathering quite a few people already and a couple staffers, so I wish you luck and hope your project finishes one day.
Exactly! Yeah, listeners are also effected. It's important for every project on this site to have the spotlight because they did work hard on it. I know a lot of people want to climb up the OCR ladder to be known and respected. I totally understand that and more power to all of you. To me, I could careless about popularity. I'm doing Wild ARMs because the fans requested it and the game/music is effing awesome. I tested the waters in the beginning to see how many would join and I believe I proved (with only 4 tracks left to claim out of 79 currently) that the project could get done. I know it's not like a "Final Fantasy" but it's still inspiring so that's why I took upon the job. I knew no one would do it anytime, let alone ever (possibly anyway). So don't judge me or my project because of my opinion. It's completely different.
If we had a balance amount of projects per year, you could have remixers that usually say no because they're on too many already and acquire better quality music because they don't feel rushed or pressured. It shouldn't feel like a job.
So I am not against this project in any way. I REALLY want it to succeed like all the other projects going on currently. I'm obviously an FF whore and FFIX has an amazing soundtrack. I've been working on 2 songs for that game as well for a while. Don't believe I'm a close-minded person because it's the opposite.
Originally Posted by DarkeSword
We used to have an approval process. I've been thinking we need to bring it back.
I think it should be considered to balance out projects and have timely mannered release dates to keep OCR interesting and highlight the music and remixers. I'm not trying to attack people. Just trying to bring a point up. Projects also shouldn't have release dates unless all tracks are done, in my opinion too.