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About Manji

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    Octorok (+25)

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    Sheffield, England
  • Interests
    Ice hockey, metal, videogames (obvs), comics

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  • Biography
    Writer, musician, hockey player (not necessarily in that order).
  • Real Name
    Chris Mole
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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm

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  1. Ideally somebody who's a lot better at recording acoustic guitar than me! That aside, a flautist (to record flute parts) and somebody to give me feedback on the structure/composition would be good!
  2. I'd love to tackle Return to Mother Earth (Ending/Credits) but I'll need a couple of people to collaborate with on it (not sure I can do it justice on my own!) Got the beginnings of a fairly straightforward acoustic guitar version of it, so if anybody else wants to join in and make it a team effort shout up
  3. Fantastic news! Looking forward to hearing everybody else's tracks
  4. To echo @Supercoolmike - I'd love to know if there's any plan to start this back up again and get it across the finish line. Any news, @Odai?
  5. I'd be very happy to see somebody pick up the admin reins on this - spent a bunch of time on my track, and getting something onto a Final Fantasy OCR album has very much been a bucket list goal for a while! I've got no issues with you taking charge, @Meteo Xavier
  6. Hey, everyone! My band Child of Ash just released our first demo today, featuring drum programming by OCR's own @Katamari - super heavy, atmospheric, crushing black metal with some bleak and meaningful subject matter to boot. Check it out if any of that floats your boat! The demo is a free download on Bandcamp (or you can pay what you think it's worth):
  7. Oooh, yes please! I absolutely adore this game and soundtrack - could I claim A New Hope/Sultana Dreaming? Aside, I cannot wait to see what Oa does with Nobility Sleeps because that is basically a perfect piece of music, don't @ me
  8. Just going to chime in as well to say good to see some life! I've been wondering how things were going with this - fingers crossed you get things sorted with the family, @Odai, and we can press on with unleashing this goodness on the world Cheers!
  9. Bumpy bump - I've done a version 2 of this (with added bass, ambience, extra bits) which I'd consider ready for review! Feedback greatly appreciated
  10. Hey up everybody - so I've been fiddling around with this for the last few weeks and figured I'd throw it up for any feedback/thoughts that people might have. It's a 7-string guitar, heavy, atmospheric, RIFFZ version of the absolutely excellent Mt Gagazet theme from Final Fantasy X which I have affectionately titled 'Riff Mountain' just because. There are a few fudged notes so I'll be re-recording chunks of it, I've not done a great deal of mixing on this and it has no mastering whatsoever because that's an arcane and unknowable art to me, but nevertheless- feedback would be appreciated! I think it's decent, I'm just not sure whether the arrangement is where it needs to be. Cheeeers!
  11. Just to echo Chris above - has there been any update on the status of this album? Just want to make sure I've not missed anything - I've got a WIP that I'm happy with and I think just needs mastering, so would be good to know what's happening with the project. Thanks!
  12. That is a crime! I would be more than up for trying to do a proper, Ennio Morricone-style version of this... *adds it to the backlog*
  13. It's a shame to see that things got so bad that Brandon had to be banned, but I trust in the decision you guys have made and I'm totally still down for doing the album - being on an OCR album release has been a bucket list item for me for a long time, and especially a Final Fantasy one given how important those soundtracks have been to me! Let's get it done
  14. I would quite like to take a stab at European Town, since I reckon I can pull something together for that- if you have no objections, boss man?
  15. This looks awesome and much more cost-effective than assembling all the various equipment necessary to capture those sounds from the actual hardware! Plus I've spent ages pounding my head against LSDj and just can't get the hang of anything more than simple melodies, so being able to just throw midi files into Kontakt is literally a dream come true Watch out judge's panel, you're going to get a whole bunch of brutal chiptune death metal songs from me once this is out in the wild