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  1. 3 points
    OC ReMix Presents VROOM: Sega Racing! May 9, 2018 Contact: press@ocremix.org FAIRFAX, VA... Time to hit the track as OverClocked ReMix today releases its 66th free community arrangement album, VROOM: Sega Racing. Featuring 11 tracks from 14 artists, VROOM takes a lap through several Sega racing game titles, and was driven over the finish line by veteran arranger José "Bronx Rican" Felix, who also provided the project's artwork and trailer. The album is available for free download at http://vroom.ocremix.org. VROOM's pit crew of musicians put down a variety of influences and genres including DnB, chiptune, funk, pop, jazz, rock, house, 90s-style R&B, and acoustic guitar. VROOM was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sega; all original compositions are copyright their respective owners. "The original vision was to showcase the variety of soundscapes a person could drive a vehicle to, from slow-cruisin' tunes to more accelerated, upbeat tracks, to high-powered lead-foot bangers," album director José E. Felix explained. "What our artists and staff have put over the finish line will hopefully provide that sensation for you, even if you're not licensed and out on the road!" The album's selection of games includes: Daytona USA Indy 500 Metropolis Street Racer NASCAR Arcade OutRun Sega Rally Championship; and Virtua Racing Deluxe. VROOM is also OC ReMix's eigth Sega game music tribute album, following several Sonic the Hedgehog series ReMix albums (Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, CD + 25th anniversary) as well as albums inspired by NiGHTS and Gunstar Heroes. About OverClocked ReMix Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is ocremix.org, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans. OC ReMix operates under the umbrella and sponsorship of Game Music Initiative, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. ### Preview it: http://youtu.be/X6q4jLltA-U Download it: http://vroom.ocremix.org Torrent: http://bt.ocremix.org/torrents/VROOM_-_Sega_Racing.torrent Comments/Reviews: http://ocremix.org/community/topic/47178/
  2. 3 points
    Farthingale

    Hi and muchos kudos!

    I want to start out by saying how much I LOVE this site and HUGELY appreciate all the super awesome, talented remixxers who have given me my best driving tunes for years. There's nothing cooler than hearing hot new takes on game tracks that mean a lot to me. So, that said: Hi! I'm Rowena, from Cape Town, South Africa. My tiptop gaming franchise is LoZ, and I found this place after seeing some of the Link To The Past special album in a YouTube Let'splayer's video on Lynel fighting. I have a newb-o-rama question: if there's a game track that there's no remixes of -- specifically in this case, the Gerudo Desert theme from Twilight Princess (and I'm not sure *how* there's no remixes, but I guess it always gets overshadowed by the Gerudo Valley theme) -- apart from simply requesting it on the suggestions forum and waiting in hope... is it possible to set up kind of a call for commission or contest? I'm an illustrator, so I could offer game character art as a prize (http://faerthingpen.tumblr.com), if that appeals to anyone? Thanks again!!
  3. 3 points
    My life. I'm starting to find that having more of a "leap before you look" approach to things helps. Come up with a project idea and then try to fulfill it to its full potential. You will naturally do all the learning you need along the way because your curiosities will guide you. Theory books do nothing for me unless i need them for a specific purpose. Reading through a few consecutive chapters about chords, scales, modes, cadences, circle of fifths etc just overwhelms me, because i can't possibly apply all that to the next thing i write and still have a natural flow of ideas or any amount of FUN, and without application all those concepts are just abstract, which really doesn't gel with me. However, If i'm halfway through a piece and i'm struggling to make a melody and harmony work, then it can be helpful to maybe ask myself what my notes are really doing and what my options are, and the experience is far more beneficial because i can apply my learning right there and then. To begin with, you can't easily come up with a direction for a piece unless you listen to the music that fascinates you and pay attention to the composition, arrangement, sound design and production in said music. That will raise questions in your head. "Why does that lead sound soar so well?", "Why does that melody over that chord change give me butterflies?", "How is that kick drum so punchy?". This will start your process, even if it's simply Youtubing "How to make dank kicks yo?" (Disclaimer: I can't make dank kicks). Doing this will eventually open up a rabbit hole of resources and learning; the tricky bit is trying not to fall too far into it otherwise you'll get distracted and the project will get shelved in "that folder". You know the one, with the 50 other projects you never finished that makes your stomach sink when you think about it. I think we all have that folder. So make sure you only go as far as you need to in order to fulfill the project. The next project will reinforce and build your learning further as you'll already have that base experience that you'll be applying and can afford to dig a little deeper. Don't right off the bat think "Fuck! I need to know sidechain compression! I'll never be able to do a proper music without it! All those popular people like Skrawlex and Ziggy Dog Dog use it!". Yes it's useful, but not using it doesn't make your mix unlistenable, and not every genre requires it. Unless you're trying to make a dance music-esque "pump" then the mix benefits of sidechaining are subtle and only necessary on something that repeats a lot e.g kick and bass as it's really just automatic amplitude automation. Don't think i'm understating the benefits of sidechaining though, it does make a noticeable difference that's worth it when you get a better ear for mixing. But before worrying about "mix tricks" like that, i'd say it's more important to understand general mixing practice and balancing of levels, then enhance that understanding with sidechaining. This will make you more assertive and justified in your choice of using sidechaining, rather than just doing it because other people do and you think it's helping (I'm saying all this because you mentioned sidechaning in your post above). By the end of a project you probably won't remember everything you've learned, but something i do is to just have a small notepad on my desk for "Session Notes", stick the date at the top and any time you learn something or discover something that could be important, just jot it down quickly. For example, i learned when doing my last remix that the tom drums in my plugin needed to have their release times turned down to almost zilch because they were overlapping and creating a lot of mud and resonance. I wouldn't have been able to pinpoint the toms as the "bad mix culprit" without painstakingly soloing EVERYTHING, but now i don't have to do that again and i'll have a note on how to set up my drums next time. I still don't have notes on how to make a perfect snare drum, but i have some notes here and there. Over time i'll have more and i'll start to realise what it is i actually like in a snare sound, and then crafting what i like in the future will become second nature. By the end you'll have a pile of these notes and you can flick through them to remind yourself of small things. Eventually you'll have so many you'll want to consolidate them, and by this point you will have been through a fair few projects so it'll be easier to know which notes were valuable to you in the long run. Maybe by this point you'll have experience in mixing an entire drum kit and not just the kick, for example. Why not use your compiled notes to write a mix strategy for drums and pin that shit on your wall? What i'm trying to get at is that it's more important to just "do". The learning comes with the doing. I can vouch for it as i've been doing this for a few years now and this is the first time i'm reading back a post and feeling like an actual human who kinda knows what he's talking about. Sitting, paralysed with anxiety over what i should be learning didn't get me anywhere. I'm assuming from your OP that you know a fair bit of piano. Well when i started i was just putting my fingers in random places, but it was enough to get SOMETHING down (I also cared a lot less back then). Over time i'd just hit a wall and start to ask myself "Right, how the hell do i make Major and minor chords, because this shit just ain't working for me anymore", and that was my learning motivation. When Major and minor chords weren't doing it for me anymore i started adding some 7ths etc. Simple example, but you see what i mean. The "doing" part is daunting, but not necessarily difficult. The hardest part for me personally is coming up with a defined style in the first place, which is where listening to already existing elements of your favourite tracks comes in handy. The best starting point for anyone in my opinion is to take elements you like from the genres you like and try to mash them together and see what happens. That's your ruleset established and your necessary learning narrowed down and from there you can refine your style. That's how i made my frankenstein of a debut track on OCR. I mean, I'd love to learn how to write beautifully composed scores on a piece of manuscript and conduct a symphony orchestra, but that'll only come after i learn how to make a song out of mic feedback and guitars processed through 12 synthesizers while i play with my feet! This is how you make a Doom 2016 soundtrack and change the game, guys! Mastery comes with repetition. Don't listen to the voice in the back of your head telling you you're doing it wrong, or you should be learning this or that. You can't do it wrong, and i believe it's an impossibility to somehow lose progress and get worse over time. Just keep doing shit. As @Rozovian said to me when i made a similar post some time ago... "Keep making pancakes."
  4. 2 points
    Bundeslang

    PRC372 - Ice Market (Spyro)

    The People's Remix Competition 372 PRCv15-08 Hello everyone and Welcome to the People's Remix Competition! In PRC371 it was PlanarianHugger with a win by default, not for the first time this season and also not for the last (PRC372 also had a default win). The goal of this round is to keep the C in PRC, and not to change the name in PRDW (Peoples Remix Default Win). Everyone (including me) seems to be very busy at the moment but there's always hope for better times. Source: Spyro Season of Ice - Market Mesa (GBA) MIDI Source Information ThaSauce link: Click here to submit To submit a song at the compo page you can use the ThaSauce page. If you use this, an account is required. If you don't want to use ThaSauce, please upload the song somewhere else and post a download link in this thread. I recommend Soundcloud, don't forget to allow downloads to enable me to upload the song at ThaSauce. I will keep using ThaSauce as the place where all songs are located. If you want to use ThaSauce, the following steps should be done. Click the ThaSauce Link. Click the 'You are not logged in' button in the upper right. Click on 'register' (at the bottom). Read the terms and click 'I agree to these terms'. If you don't agree with them, upload the song somewhere else and post a download link as mentioned above (by doing that, you allow me to upload the song at ThaSauce. Continue the process by filling in your information. You will get a question to confirm that you're not a robot. Here are some possible answers: Name a compo: PRC Who organizes One Hour Compo: Starla Name a ThaSauce subdomain: compo.thasauce.net Who created Mega Mans: Capcom A confirmation mail will be send. There might be some issues with it (meaning that you don't get it), if that is the case, upload the song somewhere else as described above. Once registered, login with your username and password, go to the mentioned page and submit the song. If you want submit two or more songs you can create multiple ThaSauce accounts or upload the song somewhere else and post the download link. After uploading your song, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems. Only upload MP3 files. PRC instructions The deadline is Sunday April 29th 2018 at 9:59 am ThaSauce time (17:00 UTC, 18:00 GMT), check the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. Make sure that the song is uploaded to ThaSauce or that there’s a download link posted in this thread. You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix. You are free to create a second ThaSauce account for that if you use ThaSauce, it's needed to be able to upload a second remix if you use ThaSauce. Of course you can also upload it somewhere else and put a download link in this thread. Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted in this thread. Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they receive a free first place vote added onto their score. The winner of this round may select the source for PRC374, the round after next round. The winner of PRC370 who picked this source, PlanarianHugger, can only participate by submitting a Bonus Mix. His vote is doubled in the voting stage. You can find the full rules list at this page as well. GOOD LUCK! PRC ThaSauce Home Page!
  5. 2 points
    The People's Remix Competition 373 PRCv15-09 Hello everyone and Welcome to the People's Remix Competition! In PRC371 it was AxLR who won by default. PRC372 didn't get any songs at all. To move on, PRC373 starts. Source: FFX - Thunder Plains 3 (PS2) MIDI Source Information ThaSauce link: Click here to submit To submit a song at the compo page you can use the ThaSauce page. If you use this, an account is required. If you don't want to use ThaSauce, please upload the song somewhere else and post a download link in this thread. I recommend Soundcloud, don't forget to allow downloads to enable me to upload the song at ThaSauce. I will keep using ThaSauce as the place where all songs are located. If you want to use ThaSauce, the following steps should be done. Click the ThaSauce Link. Click the 'You are not logged in' button in the upper right. Click on 'register' (at the bottom). Read the terms and click 'I agree to these terms'. If you don't agree with them, upload the song somewhere else and post a download link as mentioned above (by doing that, you allow me to upload the song at ThaSauce. Continue the process by filling in your information. You will get a question to confirm that you're not a robot. Here are some possible answers: Name a compo: PRC Who organizes One Hour Compo: Starla Name a ThaSauce subdomain: compo.thasauce.net Who created Mega Mans: Capcom A confirmation mail will be send. There might be some issues with it (meaning that you don't get it), if that is the case, upload the song somewhere else as described above. Once registered, login with your username and password, go to the mentioned page and submit the song. If you want submit two or more songs you can create multiple ThaSauce accounts or upload the song somewhere else and post the download link. After uploading your song, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems. Only upload MP3 files. PRC instructions The deadline is Friday May 11th 2018 at 9:59 am ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT), check the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. Make sure that the song is uploaded to ThaSauce or that there’s a download link posted in this thread. Note that his is on Friday and not Wednesday. You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix. You are free to create a second ThaSauce account for that if you use ThaSauce, it's needed to be able to upload a second remix if you use ThaSauce. Of course you can also upload it somewhere else and put a download link in this thread. Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted in this thread. Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they receive a free first place vote added onto their score. The winner of this round may select the source for PRC375, the round after next round. The winner of PRC371 who picked this source, AxLR, can only participate by submitting a Bonus Mix. His vote is doubled in the voting stage. You can find the full rules list at this page as well. GOOD LUCK! PRC ThaSauce Home Page!
  6. 2 points
    Welcome to the voting stage The mixing stage is over. This round has 4 songs. The following people compete against each other: Dex Hoboka Necrox Ophanin (if you want a different color, let me know by replying or sending me a PM). To vote, do the following: · Visit the stated ThaSauce Page 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 third in the ThaSauce form or fill in your top 3. · State a reasoning for it. · Participants are encouraged to vote and leave feedback. However, they may not vote for themselve, they get a free first place if they vote, so it might help. Non participants are encouraged to vote to decide the winner and leave comments. · AxLR 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 THIS Sunday, May 13th 8:59 AM ThaSauce time (17:00 UTC, 18:00 GMT) to vote. If you vote by PM make sure that your top 3 (or top 2 for participants) is clear. I prefer something like this: (To) Bundeslang (if you follow the link you won’t have to add my name). (Subject) PRC ### Vote (Message): 1: (remixer A ) 2: (remixer B ) 3: (remixer C ) (reasoning) I will post the feedback given in the PM’s and the votes in this thread. The winner may choose the source tune for PRC375. PRC372 voting has also started: Check the ThaSauce Page of that round. Check the ThaSauce Page to vote or click here to send a PM.
  7. 2 points
    starla

    OHC500 - One Hour Compo Round 500

    Back on January 31st 2008, I had no idea OHC would still be running five hundred rounds later. Many of us had joined in several compos over various websites and IRC servers, it was sometimes disappointing to find that you had missed the latest compo or difficult to find out when the next one was. Using ThaSauce's platform, we were able to create OHC - a constant meeting time and place, providing us with that much needed stability. Not only can community members find a constant weekly compo with challenging themes and an instant audience, but others could join in without having to know someone beforehand to "get in," thus removing the exclusivity from such a beneficial exercise. If you've ever seen me talk at a ThaSauce panel, you know the passion I feel for OHC brings me to tears. The music we've created together, the memes we've conquered, the interpretations and albums we've seen brought to light has been a journey, to say the least. And to see us reaching the five hundredth iteration is beyond expectations. For those of you who aren't familiar, OHC is for newbies and veterans alike. It's a place for us all to focus and create for an hour (and twenty minutes), share our creations, learn and grow. I'd love to see faces, old and new, join me in this challenge that is One Hour Compo Round 500 this Thursday, May 10th at 6 PST / 9 EST. Are you up for the challenge? http://compo.thasauce.net/compos/view/OHC Join us for discussion in #thasauce on irc.esper.net Love, ~starla
  8. 2 points
    HeavensFury

    Hybrid Heaven: Boss Theme!

    I would love to see Hybrid Heaven's Boss Theme to be remixed, simply because there is no remixes or remakes of Hybrid Heaven anywhere on Youtube that i can find. Literally. This game is one of those forgotten gems that were created on the N64. And since i have to choose a song from it, i would definitely go with the Boss Theme. The build up is so good! Too bad the last segment of the song doesn't play twice before looping over again, because it's pretty much everyone else's favorite part too. lol PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN! <3 P.S. The Normal Boss Theme (Fight!) is also good, but like i said, if i had to choose between the 2, it'd be this one instead. Here's a Youtube link for the Boss Theme (Fight Hard!) And here's a Youtube link of an Orchestral Remix Demo that someone actually created for the build up part, just to give you an idea of how it could sound when fully remixed As for the type of style/genre that would probably work well for this song?... Possibly more epic, upbeat, atmospheric, orchestral, etc. types! Kind of like a modern take, since N64 had audio limitations. I wanna feel badass, with a sense of urgency when fighting a big boss in-game.
  9. 2 points
    Bundeslang

    PRC372 - Ice Market (Spyro)

    Didn't expect two songs to appear. I gave up this round earlier but I'm glad the source got some love after all. So I just keep the round open and let voting happen. PRC373 had to end this wednesday officially, but now both PRC372 and PRC373 will end on Friday. It's confusing to have two PRC's running in parallel, hopefully it's only for this time. Voting for both rounds will end on Sunday (I might extend to monday). Assuming that there are no ties, I will use one of the sources for PRC374 starting as quick as possible after sunday, and one source for PRC375 to bring things back to normal.
  10. 2 points
    Ok, I'm interested. I would really really enjoy some live flute on this! I know I already submitted, but whatever. PM me with some deets!
  11. 2 points
    Got a bunch of excuses to participate this time. where the other old timers at?
  12. 2 points
    I won't pretend to have any valuable experience to offer in your situation, but if i was to advise something, it would be not to establish your self limitations too early. It takes a while for ANYBODY to naturally start asking those questions. Just being able to isolate and analyse a single sound out of an ensemble with only your ear is a skill in itself. I'm a few years in and it's only now that i'm really thinking about music, because frankly if i had been too analytical too early then the passion would have worn out (in fact it did for a while). Years ago, I bought a theory book and began writing out fake lessons (they were planned for YouTube, because obviously YouTube needs MORE videos explaining what a major chord is haha), and i was abosrbing all this new information while doing so. I ended up with about 12 pages before stopping and i felt like i hadn't even scratched the surface. What did i retain from doing that? Mainly the formulae to build scales and chords because that was the one thing that was ALWAYS useful, but that's about it. I consistently have to remind myself how modes work, despite using them all the time, and who actually gives a fuck what a subdominant and submediant are. I can hear when notes work together and when they don't. On paper, i was getting it, but the time spent writing this stuff out was time not spent on just working towards what i was hearing in my head, which was much easier to realise by simply placing my hands on a piano or guitar. I would feel forced to apply something just for the sake of memory retention and frankly was uninspired by the whole thing, and i wouldn't even feel like i was learning how to utilise it properly. Theory rarely ever tells you how to actually apply all this jargon you're learning unless you have a good teacher right there with you, and the application is the most important part! However when i just sat down and played something that resonated with me, i would WANT to find out the theory. For example, i discovered that i naturally, in almost ever scenario, gravitate towards the Mixolydian mode when playing. It would always come through in my music, and from this i began to notice how much of the old video game music i used to listen to as a kid was also Mixolydian. Just making that personal connection was a thousand times for satisfying than learning the Circle of Fifths. Nowadays i definitely spend more time (not a lot though) reading about the "why" more than the "how". Sometimes i'll find something helpful, sometimes i won't. But asking "why" allows me to pursue the "right theory", which severly narrows the learning required, and you can gradually allow the not-so-important stuff to come together naturally over time. Patience is important in this, and i notice you mentioned impatience in a previous post. We're definitely not so different as people. Overthinking is creativity-cancer and i've been a long time victim myself. Overall when it comes to learning music, I believe that listening to what you like and imitating is the most important thing and i stand by that. That way when you're brainstorming your own ideas, you'll be applying more complex theory that they used without even realising it, and you don't have to worry about the analytics of it all until you're ready to. And you will never be completely imitating other peoples work because something will always happen mid way through the process that sets you apart, usually some form of happy accident. The key is to turn it into a happy not-accident As for your comment about motivation dwindling when it comes to the "tiny strokes", i don't know a single person who doesn't go through this. I don't believe it's possible to love a project from start to finish. Just because you care about something immensely doesn't mean you love it, or love sitting in front of it for hours every day. The two main points i've found to be consistently stressful are the halfway mark and the final stretch. The halfway mark is where you will most likely be lost for where to go next and also start obsessively fiddling with the material you already have. The final stretch is due to the fact a project is NEVER FINISHED. Perfection is impossible and even if you feel amazing satisfaction on the day you call a project finished, you'll listen to it a week later and want to change things. For example, i just submitted an OCR that i was immensely happy with. Listened to it a week later and wondered how the hell i didn't realise the rhythm guitars were too loud. Now i'm hoping they ask for me to resubmit it so i can fix it. It's natural and everybody goes through it, and i still struggle with it as much as i did when i started, maybe even more so now that i have a lot more knowledge rattling around in my head. My goal to eventually overcome this is again, consistency. Repetition breeds confidence, of which i have very little, but i do believe gaining confidence over time will make the process less stressful and the quesitons in my head easier to answer. EDIT: Btw i appreciate you creating this thread, as it's not only helped you but given me a good outlet to really sift through my thoughts and read back to myself just how i feel about these things. I've never said this stuff "out loud" to myself or really pinpointed my feelings this way. It's quite therapeutic.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    The more, the better. :D
  15. 2 points
    Just skimming through the votes, it seemed like people were cool with the arrangement, but not the production. OK, let's see what's up. Wanted to first say that the guitar & bass work were awesome throughout. The pitched up vocals from :15-:29 don't stand out too much, but seemed too high and slightly chipmunky. Not a big deal as a subtle element here. Callum's chorused vocals at :29 were such a cool way to arrange the MMX Sigma Stage 1 theme, and not at all what I expected. I couldn't fully understand them due to the way they were produced, but that happens in music all the time, and the tone of everything sounded great. If Callum hasn't heard of him, he should check out Joey Barnes, who does some great original music and whose vocals Callum's reminded me of in some respects with Barnes' track "The Wire (Act 1)." The vocal gating at 1:24 was an interesting technique, but the way the vocals' volume seemed to drop/duck when the gating happened was odd. I disagreed on the vocals or their treatment feeling too repetitive; they weren't in there that long, and I thought they well creatively handled. As far as the words repeating, it's called a hook; it's fine. The transition at 2:19 didn't work, IMO. The lead synth seemed so bright compared to the more melancholy vocals before it; same with the whistling at 2:44; maybe it's more of a personal taste thing, but to me the contrast in tones really didn't click there. Anyway, 3:00 moved onto a section strictly focused on MMX, and the organ and guitar seemed to work better with the whistling-style part. The vocals from 3:27-3:40 got smothered by the guitar work; both of those parts sounded good, but weren't mixed properly to occupy their own space. If anything, the jarring contrast with the instrumentation & tone of the 2:19 section was the biggest issue for me, but it's also something you get more used to on repeated listens. The other production issues brought up like clutter and clarity were valid and should be addressed, and whether this passed as is or not, it should be improved. That said, the arrangement was very smart and creative, and the mixing didn't bother me enough where I felt parts weren't discernible. There's no way I'd reject this when the arrangement is so strong and the production, while not ideal, was solid enough. I'd love a version with another pass at the mixing, but I'm a strong YES if we only had this version. EDIT (3/28): Forgot to mention, but once I paid more attention, read the sub letter, and recognized the "Never Gonna Give You Up" influence on the lyrics, I was dying. Y'all are some clever bastards.
  16. 1 point
    Aw yeah! I just passed my qualifying exams for my Physical Chemistry PhD!
  17. 1 point
    My remix of 'Peach Beach' and 'Daisy Cruiser' from the best Mario Kart game, Double Dash. A GameCube classic. After remaking the first half, I mixed in a little bit of Sherbet Land, Title Theme, Rainbow Road, Yoshi's Island, and finally a little bit of the Race Won music at the end. Hope you can enjoy it! I'm interested in submitting this here; please let me know if this meets the requirements. -Juke Original:
  18. 1 point
    For sure, this is your best work! Loved it You seem to love the harp as much as I do.
  19. 1 point
    FL530

    Link, Hylian detective...?

    So I was humming the main theme from Breath of the Wild, and without trying to, I was sort of hearing it in my head in a similar style to the Theme from Matlock. It seems to lend itself well to that style, (at least in my head) and was wondering if someone might want to give it a try...
  20. 1 point
    You're right, thanks for pointing that out. After just a few years of piano lessons I found out I could do a lot more than I would have ever dreamed of. So who knows what I'll be able to do with more time, practice and patience. Too much on the analytical can be not so helpful, yes. I definitely need to go against the very fiber of my being when my teacher tells me to "stop thinking and feel the music". It is much more rewarding when I play a piece imperfectly but with feeling in it, than when I play it perfectly with no feeling in it. The analytical emphasis comes from my desire to discover patterns and laws/rules that always apply (which gives a level of security), but I recently found out that the theoretical principles don't always have to apply. That's cool! I can imagine how you must have felt when you found that out. I only recently learned of those Greek sounding names for... what, scales?, and the way teachers present it online is just utterly useless for me (so I decided not to bother with it yet). You're right, knowing the jargon doesn't help if you can't apply it. I don't want to give the impression that I'm just looking for the theory as information. I am interested in the application obviously. Other people have said the same thing, so maybe you're on to something there. OCRemix has definitely been an amazing source of inspiration with so many different styles and genres being applied to the same source material. I also like to take my old favorite tracks and then try to reproduce them on the piano or in Musescore with just simple instruments. That way you can learn a lot of cool things and you practice your ear while at it. I'm glad it was beneficial to the both of us :)
  21. 1 point
    Honestly, this doesn't even really seem all that short to me, and even if it is, there is a lot of impressive work in this mix for only three days. Strong Eastern arrangement with some glitchy synths to add energy and action makes for the kind of ReMix that partially reminds me of some of the later levels in some Prince of Persia games, just with better production if you know what I mean. Great mix, and I gotta echo DJP in that I'd love to see you tackle some Shantae themes with how well you you handled faster energy and Eastern sounds from this one. Nice work!
  22. 1 point
    Thanks Silverpool!! You're getting better too! Er which sound at 1:57? The brass? There's a lot of sounds there hahaha. Hey my reaction-button works now!? Wonder how long that'll last haha. Umm. My primary go-to is Damage Drums https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/cinematic/damage/ It's a Kontakt (Native Instruments or a partnership with NI). Gonna go off-tangent a bit and say that while back that @Neblix told me that it's more worthwhile to purchase Kontakt as a whole product rather than individual VSTs...and I think he is right, because for (x amount of $$$) ~ you can get A TON of products rather than individual products that are can be upwards of $200. So you're saving mad bucks that way. I didn't listen to him though...so I probably spent twice that much in the long run by picking up single VSTi products from NI lmao. Here's the pricing for KOMPLETE https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-11/compare/ Hey I'm glad you think so Dex!! Umm...I learned from ***someone down the grape vine*** that a lot of my products were already pre-mixed (EQ'd) very well and using FL's Parametric EQ stuff actually hurt my mix more than help it - so I decided to only mix really shitty samples (usually Soundfonts and crappier VSTs). Funny how less work can sometimes amount to better sound. For 13,000 Struggles I used Kontakt/NI, IK Multimedia's Philharmonic and Aria Player (Garritan). The latter 2 aren't really studio quality, but they seem to work OK. EDIT) Oh sh*t! I also used Hybrid for the risers and a couple of synths. Pardon the mass of edits.
  23. 1 point
    Pipez

    Sonic Mania

    Forgot to post this yesterday, but the trailer for Sonic Mania Plus dropped...
  24. 1 point
    Arman

    SoundCloud or YouTube?

    One major issue with Soundcloud is their mobile app. If you listened to your own music on the mobile app, the quality is horrible compared to the Soundcloud on your desktop or laptop. It fools you into believing that there is something wrong with the mastering. You will hear clicks and pops. Makes sharing your music over the aux at a party or friend's place humiliating. Especially if said friends are familiar with audio mastering. Youtube's mobile app does not suffer the same issue.
  25. 1 point
    The track was 139 seconds long. I had it timed out slightly differently, but it's over the line with source usage anyway. Keep in mind that basically doing anything weird in the Crazy Bus style "counts," but I'm only allowing it by virtue of it being short, since it's not musical. :37.25-:49.5, :49-49.5, :54.5-:55, 1:00-1:11.5, 1:11.5-1:19.5, 1:22.75-1:31, 1:33.75-1:56.25, 2:04.75-2:19 = 76.75 seconds or 55.21% overt source usage This shit is crazy. Congrats on our second a capella mix, Joe! YES