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  1. More: http://omohide.com/corridor2.mp3

    Re: Pander. I don't know if I was really going for any specific tone other than the organic sounding one I had in my head. I did include some tabla-aided percussion to recall the Hindu sounds of the original. My intent when starting was just to bring the piece out in the way it always did it my head, but I may consider adding a more personal touch to the arrangement and submitting it to OCR.

  2. It seems like everything I do is a third of the volume of the commercial stuff, as well as some remixes, I listen to. For example, this file:


    Seems to be as loud as I can get it without the clipping red light going off in my sequencer. But it seems quiet compared to some other programs, and especially when I play it on my cellphone, compared to other stuff on there. So what is the secret here? Is it possible to increase the volume on this example? How?

  3. Is this what you're talking about?


    I admit I'm not a big fan of the genre or electric in general, I'm not sure if it's original or not as I haven't really listened to a lot of electric guitar music. Nothing really stood out between the parts you listed though. I actually thought it was a bit unpleasant around 4:00 and 4:45. I've heard other electric guitar music I have liked better.

  4. Thanks for the kind words guys! Here's a long ramble as my gratitude:

    In the months after I originally submitted I was constantly learning more and so I can understand the criticisms of the judges, especially zircon comment about cymbals. Chalk it up to newbie-ness :P It does kind of annoy me that I had tried to contact one judge through PM to get a pre-submission opinion and got a "need more info" reply, and no reply when I provided that (coincidentally that was one of the judges who voted "NO" rather starkly to this mix on the panel). I don't know if I will submit more, as I feel like the WIP process isn't too rewarding without proper feedback.

    I did realize I was entering shaky territory by creating an orchestral mix to an orchestral soundtrack, so I can see why some people would think it's not "different" enough to qualify. But, my main goal was to interpret and build the melody in the way I wanted, and in a cinematic sort of tone. But it was still a fantastical, orchestral arrangement of a fantastical, orchestral original source. I knew I was kind of toeing the line, and I would have completely understood if it had been rejected because of that fact, but I'm happy it worked out in the end.

  5. This may be the first "all-out" release OCR has done, but WE didn't write that review. The reviewer on M4G was an independent, unaffiliated 3rd party with nothing to gain by lavishing such praise on VotL. In fact, he risked credibility as a writer by being that positive. That quote, as part of his review, is an honest opinion. What are we gonna do, tell a reviewer from a respected VGM site that we're not using his review because it's too positive? Edit what he said?


    I never said you wrote it, which should have been indicated by my use of the phrase "when people praise you it makes you want to let everyone know".

    Also, there's really no need to be combative here, considering I praised the project earlier there's not much reason for me to argue back, so, good work with the album.

  6. Sorry but I can't see how having ANYONE say "It doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to arrangement albums... brace yourselves for one of the most impressive and encompassing listening experiences in the world of video game music." on the main page of anything doesn't qualify as hype! What is it then?

    Yeah, that made me cringe a bit, but I suppose this is the first "all-out" release the site is making and because it's source material, Final Fantasy, is so widely known and popular, they want to do everything possible to attract every possible listener. And although I hate to admit it, that kind of stuff really does attract attention for the site, and most of the casual listeners who would be drawn in by it probably wouldn't have the same complaints as you.

    Besides, when people praise you it makes you want to let everyone know.

    And when you think about it, it's not really that much of an exaggeration. There's not a huge amount of video game arrangement albums, is there? So it's not much of a stretch to say this is one of the best, even if a lot of it isn't in a genre that I enjoy too much, I can still appreciate it.

  7. It sounds like a good deal for $50 bucks, and I suppose people would prefer to get a popularity boost by having an OCRemix blog rather than joining one of the million blogs on blogspot (unless there starts to be tons of blogs on Ocremix), then again, there's probably less customization and power (therefore less individuality) in this system than if you just make your own blog (like I do). The Google thing is a good point, but then again, I use wordpress which has already pushed my site to the top of many google searches in a few weeks..

    So basically, my answer was "uninterested" but if people really want it, then I guess that speaks for itself.

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