ReMix: Pokémon Red Version 'Out of the Palace'
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Newcomers The Key to Progression bring us some Pokémon rock/instrumental action NOT previously released as part of Missingno; member Jakerno, aka Jake Dragash, writes:
"Enjoyed Pokemon as a kid, looked through the Red & Blue OST Soundtrack, and came across a song I thought would be nice to remix into a kind of rock/energetic genre. Used Logic, a guitar, a a bass, and my brain."
At only 2'38", this is a little on the short side, but establishes a solid concept & runs with it, melding heavier rock with some lighter piano-led segments. Arrangement is a little conservative, but judges mostly had problems with the production side of the fence - at least with the version Jake initially subbed. The Orichalcon writes:
"I liked the shredding. The guitar's actually pretty good in this. I agree that the balance is out. This is a mix with good arrangement suffering from poor production. Boost the drums a bit more, separate the guitar some more so it sounds more surrounding. Just tweak things until it all comes together more fluidly."
Fortunately, we got a revision that fixed balance & mixing as well as some perceived stiffness on the piano part, that judges unilaterally considered an improvement. Shariq adds:
"This is a fun arrangement; nice energy, good performance on the guitars, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. Nice change-up into the main Pokémon theme too, keeps things fresh.
...Listened to the edited version. SOLID! LETS GO GO! "
Onward! With not only the collective album, but some great individual mixes as well, 2011 has been the best year ever, BY FAR, for Pokémon VGM on OCR, and it's not even half over yet!
- Bahamut on December 20, 2011
Some cool filtering effects, and subtle harmonies thrown in, as well as varied sections, and about the perfect length. Very good stuff, well done, comrades!
- OA on December 12, 2011
Though I'm not sure if it's my listening setup, but I felt some low mids were missing from the track. That was what I noted with the frequency gap between the bass and rhythm guitars, so maybe a frequency boost in that section for the rhythm or an additional synth part covering that range might've helped fill it up. But outside of that qualm, the live instruments were well recorded, and the piano - albeit synthetic - managed to fit in appropriately to the soundscape.
I hope the Key to Progression guys return with a new mix one day, because if they can provide a lot of promise with an 8-measure-long source (there I go, back to 'restrictive source material' again :razz: ) then they could go a long way in interpreting other songs. For now, nice work :D
- Rexy on December 12, 2011
Crulex;784107 wrote: Interesting. I quite liked the whole switch up between the piano and guitar sections.
Also, the guitars have sort of a hair-metal sound to it, and I quite like that.
- Martin Penwald on July 12, 2011
- Crulex on June 3, 2011
- Watarimono on May 8, 2011
- Power Smoothie on May 8, 2011
- Brandon Strader on May 7, 2011
It it a fine remix, and I'm glad it's posted. Good job, you guys.
- The Damned on May 7, 2011
- Dunther on May 7, 2011
- KyleJCrb on May 7, 2011
- djpretzel on May 7, 2011