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Everything posted by Wiesty

  1. Hello OCR Forum goers! A bit of an update, recording is done, artwork is done, we are currently mixing/mastering. Expect a launch by late summer/early fall!
  2. Thanks Clem! Definitely seems to be a coloration, I agree! Chrono Trigger no doubt pushed me towards improvised/jazz music, and to eventually directing this album! Keep an eye out for our next album!
  3. Hey Everyone! So life gets in the way of big plans more often then not, but some exciting news for the community! The OC Jazz Collective is WELL into production of this album. We've got your favourite artists and arrangers such as.... @XPRTNovice @DrumUltimA @Bowlerhat @Fratto @JohnStacy @Nostalvania @audio fidelity @Damashii!! @Wiesty Anthony Lofton And more guest arrangers and artists!!! We've currently got 9/10 tracks written and being recorded, from your favorite SNES era video games. Our goal is to have the album out for you by November, 2020!!! Need something to wet your whistle in the meanwhile? If you didn't check it out, here is a track we recorded for the Material Album "Epoch" entitled "How Deep is the Ocean Palace?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOQEGYIuVs8 https://bandcamp.materiacollective.com/track/how-deep-is-the-ocean-palace !!!!!!!More to come!!!!!!!!
  4. Oh boy, some oldies..... Shnabubula Dhsu DrumUltima XPRTNovice
  5. I've been on the Yamaha MSP7s for a few years now. Very nice and transparent monitors to mix on.
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  7. Hey Chernabogue! Mix seems much more solid! I will say that the lead guitar at 2:24 and 3:25 seem a bit buried now, so those can come up maybe a tad! But now I'm being picky. Rhythm guitar parts seem much more blended. Go ahead and submit!
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  9. Definitely giving me some Marilyn Manson vibes with the vocals here! Interesting take on already dark sounding source! Eval: Nice work exploring the material and keeping the original mood! I like the guitar loop. It gives everything a heavy feel, and is an interesting take on the original bass line. The breakdown sections are nice and provide a bit of a relief from the onslaught of heavy distortion and drums, A few sections feel a little long to me. For example at 3:47-4:28 we get that one phrase repeated many, many times without much variation. This can really start to cause listener fatigue. I would recommend shortening sections like these, or adding in new colours or variations sooner to keep momentum moving forward. After a few listens I still couldn't hear variations on the final section of the source (the part that goes into the weird time signature, 7/8 maybe?). You don't have to include ALL of the source material, but it would definitely help from keeping things from going stale. Production wise it mostly sits well with me. I think the stereo spread could use some work. It sounded like there was a huge build up of instruments in the center with the sides being mostly drums. This can make for a weird mix. I noticed it less as I listened, so either my ears are getting fatigued or its not a big deal. I'd take a look at it for sure though. This is damn close and I think it would stand a pretty good chance on the panel, but those are some things I think they might take issue with so I'd have a look at them before you submit!
  10. Just putting the word out that this is NOT DEAD.....Wheels are turning.
  11. Haha Mag and texas are both so far for us Canadians
  12. No way! Totally missed this! Kris Maddigan is a fantastic drummer from my hometown whom I've had the pleasure of sharing a stage with before! Awesome that we got an interview with him! This game has a huge connection to my hometown as well with musicians such as Jeff Mcleod, Ben Hognestad and Jon Dyck (all hometown friends and amazing pianists) contributing their talents!
  13. I enjoy popping in on this thread from time to time to see how it's progressing. I was a young lad....probably about 15 when I asked Usa to do a track on this album. Knew nothing about remixing at the time. I'm 26 now and this project is the last stronghold of my childhood on OcRemix
  14. Thanks for the kind words Wolflord! We hope to provide some more music in the not to distant future! Glad to see this album still getting some love!
  15. Hey Chernabogue! Eval Very chill and relaxing mix, and you've definitely done a lot with the source material which is great. In terms of mix it's pretty transparent which is nice. I would say that the guitar is VERY forward in the mix compared with everything else. We get a ton of reverb on the drums/percussion and even the keys are back a bit. The guitar sounds like its out of place so putting some more reverb/automation on this would go a long away in solidifying the mix. This is especially noticeable when the organ takes the lead at 1:12. It also (on my setup) seems a bit lacking in bass so I would do some EQing there to have the bass sit lower in the mix and provide some more energy on the low end. A plug in like Waves RBass would go a long way in this mix. Compositionally this is nice, yet a bit directionless at times. I get what you're going for as this is a pretty chill mix, but there are a few vamp sections without melody such as 2:04 and 3:06 which sound a bit empty. It's hard to distinguish whether the guitar or organ is the interest point here as they are both kind of providing rhythmic ideas. I don't think these sections are bad, but they definitely just seemed a bit empty to me and I would maybe throw some other things in there to keep the momentum building. This isn't the type of song that seems to build in volume to intensify, but you can definitely keep the instrument layers building to keep intensity all the way to the end. This isn't far off, but those are some things which might go against it on the panel so I would have a look at those before you submit!
  16. Eval I'm liking the attempt of merging Saint-Saens with Kingdom hearts. You've picked some great sources to work with here. Overall you have two major issues with this arrangement. To begin with, I would put this in more of a "transcription" category. You've effectively taken orchestral pieces and transcribed them for smaller chamber groups containing mostly strings/piano. You've done this fairly well, but that definitely does not give it the title of "remix" or "arrangement". Furthermore, all three pieces that you have used do not really weave into each other. You've essentially got three separate pieces placed back to back with little or no transition. I think before we can get into the nitty gritty of arrangement/production you need to spend some time finding ways to take the material and play with it. You can go about this a couple of ways. If you want to keep the medley form that you have going, you'll still need to find away to alter the material and arrange it to give it your own personality. The other option (and this would be my preference) would be to take all three sources and weave them into a single arrangement which uses the harmonic/melodic motifs of each to create something new. I would start here to really start hashing out some ideas. Keep going this direction though because I think that you're on to something with your source selection.
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  18. Cool to see some Saint-Saens leaking into the forums....I'm going to place this back in WIP status as I'm not quite sure you have this ready for submission given that the file ends abruptly. When you have a version ready for submission to the Judges Panel please upload it and mark it as Ready for Review. Thanks!
  19. If needed I'd like to throw my hat in for helping out on the album in any way, whether that be recording some instruments or taking a track. I understand this album is in a reworking phase currently and I definitely have a love for star fox and would like to see this come to life.
  20. At first I read this as "Shnab's Last Album"....bricks were shat.
  21. Yay my first mod review made it on! Congrats dude, great track!!
  22. Yes! Can we please do a Thieves of Fate reunion collab?!?!
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