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About Liontamer

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    Larry "Liontamer" Oji has been a judge at OverClocked ReMix since July 2004, having evaluated more than 4,500 submissions. Reporting to site founder David "djpretzel" Lloyd, Larry is responsible for primary submissions evaluations, informational database maintenance and other otherwise sundry & unsexy tasks at OCR, becoming head submissions evaluator in June 2006.
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  2. Agreed with the others that the arrangement, while enjoyable, is too conservative. I love the source tune, but the arrangement here didn't do enough to distinguish itself from the original, IMO. The claps sounded super flimsy and stapled underneath the rest of the music with no synergy. It's a solid conservative cover, but there needs to be more personalization to the arrangement, whether it's interpreting the melody, changing the textures more, or other writing and production techniques to differentiate the presentation even further. I liked the strings at 4:16 as an idea, although that was so brief at the end. On the production side, the mixing was serviceable, but could have been cleaner/sharper; nothing a more interpretive arrangement couldn't have overcome though. Can't go wrong with this source tune, and again, this was an enjoyable listen, Dave, we just need more elements of interpretation/arrangement for the Submission Standards here. I hope we hear from you again, even if it isn't a resubmission of this piece, because you're already putting together solid-sounding work. NO (resubmit)
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  6. I agreed with everything MindWanderer said; the big sound is ambitious, but not well executed; as long as you keep refining your execution though, Kouichi, you have the potential to sound great. This has sloppy timing and wrong notes with the guitar, and, especially during the densest sections, the mixing was sloppy and imbalanced. The choir sample used at 1:56 couldn't be deciphered and just got barreled over by the guitars and drums, which wouldn't make sense in a realistic setting. Lots of energy, but the timing, notes, and mixing all add up to needing to hear this redone or refined. NO
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  8. 15 years ago, this would have been a shoo-in for me. The core of this feels somewhat MIDI-rip-ish, but it's a very basic source tune. One thing that's not a dealbreaker but still hurt this was that the mixing of the bassline is too soft and subtle. The sound design is cool, but the "Vanilla Dome" melody only has one sound and relies on all of the instrumentation around it to provide the evolution; that's certainly a viable approach that's been done here before, but I didn't think this developed/evolve enough, even within a purposefully narrower dynamic curve like this track has. The changeup at 2:32 was very welcome, though it was only for 20 seconds. Back to the melody again at 2:58, but it was just repeating things from where the build up and textural density started peaking at 1:58. There were some additional scratchy/distorted sounds from 3:28 until the end that were worth nothing; arguably too abrasive (at least on headphones), but it's not a big deal and your mileage may vary. Not to make the track too gimmicky, but even other things like some minor/subtle variations in the lead and/or bassline sounds or writing, or playing around with the stereo field/panning could have also added to the development of the piece. I enjoy and appreciate what's there, Joey, and perhaps some other Js will feel this develops enough, so good luck with the rest of the vote. I'd say to other Js to give this a few listens to better appreciate how this builds in a low-key way. For me, I felt this needed a little more substance, but it was close and the creativity of the take here shouldn't be sold short. If this doesn't make it as is, it wouldn't take much more to nudge it over the line, IMO. NO (resubmit)
  9. Hey folks, long-time/first-time here. The following is a link to my first submission to OC ReMix: My contact info: ReMixer name: Django Machete Real name: Joey Martell Email address: Website: is about all I've got Userid: 36235 Submission info: Game arranged: Super Mario World Name of arrangement: Mario In Machina Name of song arranged: Map 3 (Vanilla Dome) The site has all the info on this track and game already Additional comments about my submission: I've always been surprised not to see any mixes of this track on the site, because it's the one that has always grabbed me the most from SMW since the game first came out. So I gave it a sort of factory-floor-coming-to-life spin. I hope you like it! - Joey Martell
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