ReMix: Final Fantasy V 'Cursed Pirates of the Sea'
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Final Fantasy 5! Yes! Boasting one of the cooler title screens, and never officially released in America (a full english translation is available via emulation), Final Fantasy 5 is often overlooked, as it was here until Protricity submitted his first track using Reason, actually made before his last submission - an impressive first outing for using the software, and a perhaps a sign of more FF5 material to come. Beginning with an ambient, distant wind, you can almost hear ships' sails blowing as very nice drums come in, with a twangy bass and flute lead. The basic ingredients for a great mix are established in the first minute, but Protricity goes a step further with a rippin' synth solo at 1'12", with great use of modulation and pitch bend, as guitar chords enter underneath along with pads. Brass takes over later in the second minute, segueing into a nice drum break. There's just a lot of variety here, and it's all good. Wind and thunder return at 2'35", leading us into the storm and then out to a much slower, jazzier piece headed by a trumpet but retaining the pads. Filtered synth bass picks up then, with bell pads shimmering overtop. And the ending is one of the best on the site. Great mix, impressed me, and surely cycles through lots of sounds while maintaining consistency and flow. Definitely recommended. Update: OK, sheesh! - I did know about about the PSX FF Anthology, I just didn't have my thinking cap on - yes, FF5 has been released outside Japan as part of the Playstation FF anthology. But before then, at least, emulation was the only way. Thanks for the update, everyone :)
- Liontamer on October 10, 2012
Samples wise, its a very mixed bag. Brass is definately a sore spot and the drums are very Protricty (what else would they be?), but overall I heard nothing grossly plain or obstructive. It's not a tasty collection of samples, but palatable all the same.
Bearing in mind the flaws however, the mix certainly exhibits an admirable level of quality and polish, and is a very enjoyable aural adventure. Prot could have kept at this skill level and still been pretty damn successful in my eyes, though I'm glad he improved from this point as well.
- Marmiduke on July 20, 2009
Decent mix conceptually, and well arranged, but the samples havn't held up all that well.
- OA on March 26, 2009
I'm glad impressed.
- Naretheos on April 4, 2008
Then I played ff5 recently.
Now I appreciate both parts, although ofcourse the first half is more energetic and noticeable :)
I guess remembering the ship graveyard and so on helps to appreciate the second half... musically it doesn't stand out by itself.
- dirtywhitellama on August 14, 2006
its a good mix and brings happiness to my head.
- linkspast on January 14, 2006
This is a purpose of some mixes of Prot. Pretty solid stuff.
- Txai on January 14, 2006
- Bummerdude on October 4, 2005
- ehsteve on February 16, 2005
i love when the stronger drums come in and then i love it again when the synth comes in
but this song wasn't really what i was looking for
- jordex on December 21, 2004
- Xerus on May 16, 2004
As for the peice, damn, this makes me want to go out and buy the sound tract. This was one of my favorite peices in the entire game. The extra drums in the background and the synthisiser used for the main theme was an excelent combo. Makes me want to dance. The convergence to the second part is wonderful. Gives you an entire 'ghost ship' feeling. (which, I belive during the part of the game this was played, you were on a ghost ship). The horn is very pretty. The rising points where if it was drawn out a bit longer, it would sound horrible, but for the short 'blips' it has for each note makes it sound like magic.
- Fira-Flame on October 8, 2003
Rated at 14 out of 10 stars, which is the top rating for a FF5 mix(well, it's the only rating for an FF5 mix, but it's still the best, and I wouldn't call it the worst)
I've had a few ideas for FF5 mixes but lacking equipment/software all I've been able to do is MIDI work. But I was thinking I could put the midi up and let someone else take over the job of turning it into something OCR-worthy(the piece, btw, was of the Ancient Library theme, but I can't find the midi i did)
- Xerol Oplan on September 2, 2003
- SamuraiFoochs #Reload on July 31, 2003
- Gnam on July 16, 2003