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Old 09-16-2006, 09:27 PM
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Holy shit. Reuben Kee, this is beautiful. This makes my spine tingle, LOTS. Let's not just say this SOUNDS like it was professional made, it WAS professional made. Reuben Kee, you sir are professional. Plus many emotional moments, GOOD emotional moments, and as DJP would say, "money" scenes. Man. OCReMix just becomes more and more legitamite for great music with mixes like Dragonsong, Pillar of Salt, and this.
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:10 PM
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Not trying to be to harsh, but I think you guys give him to much credit. I've spoken to him a few times and I have to say I'm amazed how humble he is, giving that you guys praise him this much.
You guys keep talking how professional this sounds, altough I disagree, he knows my opinion and respects what I say about his remixes, so don't be like: you're just full of bullc**p.
First: Altough the composition is very good, I was a bit disapointed about the sound. It does sound good, but it could be better. It doesn't sound realistic enough to fool me. I know Reu uses a lot of soundfonts, but the whole piece would sound better with decent samples. Of course everyone could disagree with me and say that you can make every sample sound as realistic as you want. Well, then you should teach Reu.
My biggest problem with this piece was the piano. The final segment where he plays those glissandos sounds very very bad (in my opinion). The piano doesn't stand out and sounds very compressed. Also, where he used reverb on all the other instruments, he didn't on the piano, so it doesn't blend in with the whole arrangement.
I followed the progress on this piece and in the first version he didn't have the orchestral hits at the end. Eventough they add some power to the composition, I don't find them very suitable. They just don't seem to fit there. This is of course my opinion and most of you probably will disagree.
I surely don't disagree Reu is very talented, it's just a shame he never attended some sort of classical music training. He could have gotten way better than he is now. His piano compositions for example have no variation at all. If you listened to one, you've almost heard them all.
I'm not trying to bring him down (he knows), I'm just giving him very strict criticism. I think he has more to a lot of criticism than to a lot of praise.
Oh, and if you say this sounds like the rock, it's pretty normal as the composer of MGS2 and 3 (Harry Gregson-Williams) wrote the biggest part of the ost of the rock :p
Also, even if I was pretty hard on Reu, the composition is very very good.
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:53 AM
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Wow... this certainly reaks of high quality, and I absolutely love it. However, to be honest, I think I enjoy the first version better, perhaps it's the fact that the melody is more distinguishable in the first one that it is in the second one. However, I must say Reuben, the piano rendition of MGS3's main theme at the start and at the end is absolutely fantastic, great job.
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Old 09-18-2006, 02:53 AM
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Pictures say a thousand words, but this...there aren't enough words to decribe this beautiful song! I laughed. I cried. I can't get enough of this! Excellent engineering, nice, large palette of emotions, and great ending! 10/10!
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:08 PM
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Wow. All right, I am seriously impressed. I lack the commendations or technical knowledge to give my opinion any weight, but I can say from a pure enjoyment perspective, this mix has sincerely made my morning. And woken me up, too. Listening to this while running will up my speed half again, I am sure. Thanks for this fantastic work.
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:35 AM
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Songs like this are the very reason why I come to OCR. Reuben captures the very essence of the MGS theme. Definitely one of the best remixes I've listened to so far.
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:00 AM
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great mix rue

for some time now ive been coming to ocremix, and for some time there hasent been a good remix until now
how he captures metal gear is beautiful the part that sticks out with me is the 2:25 mark when the following music ensues its a classic peice and even my g/f too a liking too it

great work reu keep at it man
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:58 AM
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FANTASTIC. Your previous Metal Gear rearrangement did not, imo, have the same kind of energy and climactic progression as [my favorite song of yours] Cosmo Canyon. This, however... this is a most worthy song. Also, you used taiko drums like taiko drums - in the earlier Metal Gear mix they felt more like how snare drums would be used, obviously a good thing!

I especially like the transition at 2'51.
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:04 PM
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Definetly a worth while remix! Its very well done and does justice to the song. Keep up the good work! :D
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:46 AM
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Yet another masterpiece by Reuben Kee.
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