Welcome to the voting stage
The mixing stage is over. This round has 2 songs and a bonus mix by Wassup Thunder. The following people compete against each other:
To vote, do the following:
· Visit http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC417 and listen to all the entries.
· Scroll to the form at the bottom of the screen or click PM.
· Fill in the entries from first to second in the ThaSauce form or fill in your top 2. Leave the third box empty.
· State a reasoning for it.
· Participants are encouraged to vote and leave feedback. However, they may not vote for themselve, They get a 3 point bonus so it doesn't help them to win (or avoid the wooden spoon).
· Wassup Thunder has a vote that counts twice.
· Always look in this thread to find out who's the winner of the round after the voting stage instead of only looking at ThaSauce for the results. Especially since some people might vote by sending me a PM.
You have until Monday November 30th 10:59 AM ThaSauce time (11:00 UTC, 12:00 GMT) to vote.
If you vote by PM make sure that your top 3 is clear. I prefer something like this:
PRC ### Vote
1: (remixer A )
2: (remixer B )
I will post the feedback given in the PM’s and the votes in this thread. The winner may choose the source tune for PRC420.
Look man, I have a different interpretation of what a Meat 'n Potatoes remix is from Hoboka (I like to think of it as more of throw your initial idea at the wall and see what sticks kind of thing). However, that does not stop me from entering these competitions. In fact about a year ago one of the MnP remixes I did actually made it to OCR*. At the end of the day the important things with these competitions is to have fun. I use this competition more as a production test bed in terms of how quickly I can get an idea down and get something of decent quality out. While it may not seem like it, each completed track that you do no matter the quality of writing or production or whathaveyou is experience, whether good, bad, or neutral. With experience you know what works and what does not work. You just slowly build up this palette of preferred tools and techniques that work for you. Maybe you like to mix in LCR. Maybe you prefer to use simple libraries or synths over complicated ones. Maybe you have a preferred set of plugins that you put across every track. I dunno. Use these friendly competitions as test beds to see what sticks and what does not
* - There is a bit of a story here. Initially it got rejected or whatnot from an initial listen by a judge (or something to that effect). At any rate I disagreed and requested that it be sent to the panel regardless and it turned out that in general my suspicion was correct that it was more minor things that needed to be ironed out. After some rework and whatnots I resubbed it and it made it to OCR.
No! Stick around, please.
I'm flattered, but I understand. It is intimidating to have your work standing with other mixers. Comparison is rarely kind. Last year, I worked with Wassup T to make something for the OCR Christmas album. We had fun, but there is/was some seriously impressive stuff there. But please, don't let the comparison stop you from mixing. Keep moving forward, make new songs, learn little by little. You'll keep getting better.
Well. The Kickstarter is over, and it didn't meet the funding goal. Not even halfway, actually. Boy, that's a strange feeling.
Still, the project goes on, just on a smaller scale than I'd envisioned. I was hoping to utilize string quartets, ancient instruments, brass ensembles, and more. Ah well. Still, going back to a motif of more electronics and less live instruments isn't a bad thing. Might help me finish the album a lot faster, actually, so there's a positive spin.
Some folks have asked if they can still pre-order the first album outside of the KS campaign, and the answer is yes. Here's the link:
My thanks again to this amazing community for the positivity and support through this whole process; stay tuned as it continues to come together! (And boy, I'm actually pretty relieved to be on the other side of the campaign so I can get back to composing!)
And for fun, here's the Kickstarter promo video for anyone who hasn't seen it yet: