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Old 11-30-2002, 06:42 PM
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OCR00856 - Legend of Zelda 'Gold Cartridge'

Zelda 'Gold Cartridge'

My grandpa owns a this game in that beautiful 'Gold Cartridge,' and this mix brings back the memories of the theme so very well. Sad part is, this mix could probably royally suck and I'd still love it, so pay no attention to what I say and just listen to it. Excellent work, Quinn Fox.
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Old 11-30-2002, 06:54 PM
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This is the best mix of this theme that I've heard. I've had this mix for some months now thanks to VGmix, and I still have yet to tire from it. The drums in this are so fun, catchy and cool. They make the mix as far as I'm concerned.

I disagree with some of the criticisms that have been leveled against this mix - mono sounding and drums having too heavy a reverb. I do listen by headphones, so even relatively big reverbs sound crisp and clear. Personally, I like the one reverb approach, it's a more realistic soundscape.

A great mix, that ranks second to Mamabrain (in terms of what Quinn has on OC. He has better ones from a while back on vgmix that I expect will be making it to OC in the next few weeks/months). Super work and highly enjoyable.
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Old 12-01-2002, 04:41 PM
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Very well done. I must say that I didn't mind the reverb. The drums were mega catchy, and the fretless bass (god bless the fretless bass) sounded real enough to be very convincing. My only problem with the song is that it's the Overworld Theme. The original is just too well know, and you can't listen to this remix without comparing it to the original. At least that's what I ran into. It's not a fault of Quinn in the least. This comes recommended to anyone who can listen with an unbiased ear. If you can't look past the original material, you might want to look elsewhere. All in all, a good remix.
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Old 12-03-2002, 09:04 PM
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This mix was interesting in terms of composition, but some of that composition kind of left me where the song was taking me. You'd have climactic parts coming, going, coming, and going. It was interesting to listen to, but not one that I feel has a great amount of structure compositionally, and really with samples/soundfonts that were kind of plain... perhaps that could be attributed to the way the reverb made them sound, I do not know.
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Old 12-05-2002, 09:38 AM
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Oh my giddy aunt, this song rocks!!!! It starts off so brilliantly and nicely, and then comes some great heavier orchestral stuff in the middle. So many different sounds too, it truely rocks, sounds like a big production piece!

Heh, i actually own this game (one of the first i ever owned), i've had it for atleast 10 years and i still don't know how to pick up that damned cool looking white sword near the waterfall!!! lol. Well, it's a great mix, and i for one can't wait to hear more, keep it up!
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Old 01-08-2003, 12:21 AM
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Ahhh...I love this. There's so much character to the mix- unique and thoroughly exciting. The piece is constantly adding new material and ideas throughout its short length and it is an absolute joy to listen to.

Yet another piece to add to my ever-growing "things I wish I'd written" list...*sigh*
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Old 07-05-2003, 11:53 AM
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Very cool... very cool indeed.

I don't have much of a problem with the lack of panning and the reverb. I think it makes this mix sound like it was recorded in the first cavernous overworld of Zelda, myself. ^_^ Very cool, in my opinion.

The samples and soundfonts, I like very much, especially the strings. You can tell they're electronic, but I like that. The fretless bass is fantastic, and the drum samples are some of the best I've heard, as I like breakbeat drum loops and samples. I'm yet to figure out what the deal is with the fading bells in the intro. O_o

All in all, cool mix, just the right length, and very enjoyable all 'round. Props to Quinn for this one.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:19 AM
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Only 7 reviews? Sheesh...I think I'll chime in.

Great song here, it really is one of the most original takes on the overworld theme EVER, and its epic sound fits with the Zelda theme well.

Stereo sound would have been nice--would have spiced things up a *little* more--but its still entirely enjoyable without it.

This song deserves more recognition. Lovely stuff.


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Old 02-19-2005, 04:06 PM
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Now, this piece is something I like. Different enough to be unique, loyal enough for me to keep listening. This whole piece just screams Zelda. Nothing much I can say but excellent. 9/10
" are quite an energetic young man. You're brave and handsome, too. Heh heh heh...your name is Link, isn't it.
If I looked as good as you, I could run a different kind of business...heh he heh..."-Poe Trader in OOT
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:43 PM
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When I first listened to this piece, I was like "Oh no, another heavy beat accopmanying a classic title. Boring." I was very pleasantly surprised to hear the bongo-esque drumming, and bells covering the main theme in a very tubular fashion.

It's short, and I like that. It's happening, and I like that. It isn't the most inspired or instrumentally talented piece, but it does what it does well, and I like that.


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