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Chaotic Descent

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  1. (This was probably my favorite song from the game, (I would listen to it over and over all the time despite how short it was) and I'm SO glad someone remixed it!) Lyrics are usually not my thing either. They sounded nice, and you did a good job which is damned rare (I've heard too many lyrics that hit a few off notes that just ruin it), but I'm not a fan of the choice of lyrics either. TL;DR: Have you considered releasing a version without vocals? I know they did that for a few tracks in the Bound Together album remixes from Earthbound*. *: actually, I think one was a version they ADDED lyri
  2. I don't know what the roman nuemerals mean. It's hard to tell if it's used for more than one thing in music, since I can't understand any of what it's talking about. edit: Ok, I managed to piece it together after ending up at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chord_progression (which didn't make any sense by itself) but that lead to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_degree when compared to what you said, seems to be the number of notes the chord is compared with the key. although I don't really know what purpose it serves to identify this. I also don't know why you marked some but not others. (if
  3. which is just in a different order... except it has an Ab in there. it jumps those chords around pretty fast though. there's more I'll write down later. Well, I'm just trying to prepare for a song with greater difficulty. If I can learn to recognize chords and stuff, I figure that's a good thing. I took my suggestion from the guy who was replying to my earlier: and picked up a copy of the songs here: http://www.ffshrine.org/ff7/ff7/ff7-3-11-racing_chocobos_place_your_bets.mid http://www.ffshrine.org/ff7/ff7/ff7-3-12-fiddle_de_chocobo.mid I gotta say, fiddle de chocobo is a lot more complica
  4. And this is the most unproductive post ever. Yes, I am ignorant. I don't know yet. If I knew, I wouldn't be trying to learn. with Racing Chocobos, the 6th instrument plays a repeating part like this: D A A C E D (the 1st A is up an octave, the 2nd one is back down, and uh... the last D is also the first D as it repeats) and then changes at one point much later to: F C C E G F so I'm guessing that this instrument is like a broken chord. the 1st instrument goes: A D F# E E D D C C B B A A G A B G A A D F# E G F# F# E E C C B C D E F# D I'm guessing this instrument is like the melody that goes al
  5. Oh ok. If you can use any note, how are you supposed to determine what key it's in? I'm guessing something distinguishes the instrument that sets the key as opposed to the instrument that can go all over the place. It's easy when you see one instrument doing chords and another one all over the place. (well, I'm guessing. I don't actually know if chords set the key) but not all pieces of music do that. Well, this isn't written. I found a MIDI, and the program I used to load it just happens to display all the black keys as sharps instead of flats. Nah, that's not so much a problem. Like I sa
  6. 5th what? first of all, is there a symbol for flat? sharp is easy. it's on the keyboard. strange. I don't actually see information on wikipedia on how to identify keys if you don't have the sheet music. I have book that tells you which key you're in depending on which notes are sharps or flats. I'm trying to decode Final Fantasy 4's Moon (surface) music, and Final Fantasy 7's Makou Reactor. Maybe FF4 Moon is too challenging. I bet Makou Reactor would be much more standard music. I thought I heard chords and such. In one of the instruments, the first notes are a G#, F, and G. Does that mean tha
  7. I'm still trying to understand music theory. I used to play piano when I was a kid, and took lessons for quite a few years, but I don't remember much of it. I'm looking on wikipedia, but I still can't understand half of what's being said. I think it's the lingo. While I don't EXPECT to make a masterpeice without learning a little about music and having a little skill, I do need to apply the knowledge I'm taking in. I have a goal in mind for a remix, but I don't know at what point to reach for it. While I am an artist, I'm probably going to tackle this subject on a more technical level, since I
  8. that flute at the end was way off-tune. in some parts it doesn't sound too bad being off-key with the rest of the song, but I wonder if it changes keys and becomes more off-tune at some parts, because it seems worse. I liked the sound of it before that though. At least it was good enough that I didn't care about repetition.
  9. uhg. there's one part that's always off-tune. I don't know if the original is like that, since I'm unfamiliar with it, but owch.
  10. I've picked up FL Studio two or three times, among other music-making programs... I don't learn easily, especially from non-interactive material. (IE: internet, books. I don't consider search engines to be the same level of interaction as communicating with a human. it's grossly inadequate, especially if questions pop up a lot) I'm also easily discouraged. is there a way to plug a MIDI into a SoundFont? I know last time I tried FL I got a WAVE file to play at 78.4 BPM at the same time as another WAVE file at 86.6 BPM. now I can't find any such simple settings directly connected to the WAVE fil
  11. the reason people keep posting NEW topics for newbie questions is because the sticky topics like this one are 8 pages long (which means a lot of reading through posts that wander from one subject to another) and start out 3 years ago with outdated and still incomplete information. I noticed in this thread: http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=74907 that someone asked about trackers VS sequencers. I don't even know what the difference is. I think 3 years is a good amount of time for you guys to restart your sticky threads. forget about what programs to use at the start. I want to know
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