ReMix: Final Fantasy Tactics 'Teach Me How to Rave'
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Though we've had some submissions that have come close, this Final Fantasy Tactics ReMix by Ghetto Lee Lewis is actually our first FFT mix to be posted here at OCR. Ghetto, aka Thomas Nelson, gives us some trance/rave coverage of the tutorial theme, with traditional drums, a couple different saw wave synths (staple synth food of a rave diet), a bouncing, solid bass, and appropriately dreamy, long-decay reverb on the non-bass/drum elements. Basically, everything you'd expect - certainly, this isn't a ReMix that's going to surprise you much, as once you know the genre, from the first twenty seconds you can guess how it'll go. But hey, it's good genre work and is enjoyable nonetheless. I especially like the synth effect at 2'11" - a deep, flanged whoosh that helped with the build. What helps immensely is that this piece truly lent itself to the style - from the triplet-laden, arabesque lead at the beginning and end to the triumphant melody in between, the structure was born for trance, and Ghetto had the ears to hear it and do it right. Predictable but not really any less enjoyable because of it, in the end. Cool.
I was hooked after about 4 seconds haha.
- rainmanbk on February 25, 2011
- jelloegg on May 4, 2009
- Dante L. Wolfe on August 5, 2007
A little more variety would have been nice, and maybe a bit more sophisticated drum sound, but this is a pretty enjoyable mix.
- OA on July 19, 2007
- Sefy on August 12, 2004
- Royal Sovereign on August 12, 2004
- Jason Vorhees on May 7, 2004
Technically, there aren't too many anomalies that takes away from the entire piece. It's just fun listen!
- NightWish on September 24, 2003
- Typhun on September 24, 2003
- Neo Zero on June 17, 2003
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- squall_lonewolf on February 25, 2003
Its a tad repetitive for a 4 minute song, but this song sums up on how the tutorial song would've sounded, should final fantasy tactics be turned into a futuristic TRPG. I was amazing to see that the synths sound almost as well as the music from FFT sounds.
In and out of a good mix, the intro and outro give this name a good name, but reducing the time would've made it an even better mix that kept you coming back for more.
- TheWired on August 7, 2002
- Old Omen on July 31, 2002
- Emjay on July 29, 2002
I like the synths. Nice FX on them to polish them up, too.
I love the hats, even if they are FL default samples.
I'm a big-time synth bass fanatic and this one is no exception. I can't tell, but I believe it's also a default sample, but even so, it's use is perfect in this song.
Default FL kick drum. Seems like it's clipping a bit, which doesn't really help...
Not really all that textural, but that doesn't hold it back too much considering the genre.
A good, fun Final Fantasy tactics remix. Nice work picking out the song, too, because I'd have to agree with DJP in that the original version of this song had the perfect melody for the genre, it just takes a good ear to pick that out.
- Beatdrop on July 29, 2002