I'd like to take a quick second on this holiday to express my personal admiration and respect for Martin Luther King, Jr.; the events of 2014 are still very much with us, here in the USA, but both his message & his methods are global and timeless. His dream hasn't come true yet, and I think some of us were a little shocked last year at how far away it remains. The wisdom of his approach to opposing persecution - as a group, but also the individual persecution he faced, from our own government - has not diminished with the passing of time, the development of new technology, or any cultural changes that have occurred. There's a slogan that wisely asks us to "Make Every Day Earth Day!" - I think you can say the same thing about MLK; we need to keep his words closer to us.
"This remix was done for the Remixing with the Stars contest and, obviously, there were two people working on this, me and DusK. DusK contributed in verbal form (no direct recording, mixing, composing, just giving advice).
I've (hopefully) refined the mixing of this piece while trying to stay as close to my original arrangement as possible. Some changes were inevitable, but otherwise I think I did a pretty good job regarding that. Especially considering that all my guitar recordings for this song were low-pass-filtered for some silly reason, haha. Correcting past mistakes, as usual. Now with less snare! I kind of understand what Larry wants me to do with the transition between the two themes, however I feel that something fast and not pace-breaking would be more loyal to the original idea I had for this remix back in 2012. I sure hope this new rendition doesn't tick anyone off too much!"
"The lead starts losing me a bit once you go into Metal Man's theme, but it's not too much of a dealbreaker. Performances are killer and it's a great arrangement. Something about the soundscape reminds me of good Japanese doujin rock. Great stuff."
Yeah, I hear that too. Soloing/wankery in the third minute is full of divebombs and what not; LOTS of fun. Liontamer writes:
"The balance and tone of everything was substantially improved, and even the really weak transition from before was redone to NOT break the flow of the piece. There were still some minor issues like the drum shots sounding too similar/machine-gun-ish in intensity for some periods of time, but the sum total of the changes definitely got this where it needed to be. Major props on your persistence, Anthony! That kind of determination is what will make you a cut above the rest."
Glad the artist agreed to resub; judges were unanimous in their original comments surrounding a problematic snare drum that was keeping the mix from being all it could be, so it's also nice when the feedback is clear & consistent. Great, high-energy stuff from HW that DOES have sort of a doujin-rock vibe, really digs in deep with the guitar soloing towards the end, and follows up his strong debut from last year!
Sources Arranged (2 Songs, 2 Games)
- Primary Game:
Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES)
Music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
- "Boomer Kuwanger Stage"
- Additional Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
- "Metal Man Stage"
- Electric Guitar, Synth
- Origin > Competition
Origin > Resubmission
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