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  1. \m/ Thanks \m/ , and don't worry, you're better off not knowing....I sure don't !
  2. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I thought the Wickerman remake resolved his financial issues?
  3. Some of my songs are variable bit rate mp3's. This is the only way they could fit under the 6meg file size limit. I don't know anything about your minidisc, but I'm sure the answer is related to variable bit rate. good luck!!!!! edit: I think the non-variable-bitrate version of this song can be found at www.vgmix.com, if you can't find a quick fix. As for purple heart, I'd try to get the version here to work because I made some production improvements in time for ocremix.
  4. ??? can you cite your sources on this one ??? ??? I hope this isn't a jab at my most recent remix on vgmix ??? ??? I *can* say anything marriage-related happened before I started remixing ??? ??? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? *checks house for wandering gogs
  5. Genre preferences can really add spice to reviews!! Reading between the lines, it sounds like you think the song is awesome (professional) but you just don't like the genre it represents. I wouldn't be surprised if starblast takes your review as a compliment.....genre preferences aside, is there anything you notice which isn't up to snuff with "professional" so as to provide some helpful feedback, or do you truly think it's of highest quality pop?
  6. I've heard "singing robot" and this is a step up from that. Whereas singing robot seemed almost too cutesy, this song flows nicely. Speaking of camparisons, I thought the sound of the vocals were much more appropriate here than in the singing robot. I can actually hear some of the emotion come through. I did have problems with 1 section vocal-wise (0:55-0:57 and when it repeats later in the song). When "one more time" is sung there, the lower voice has a "spoken" quality which would be great by itself but the melodic harmony clashes with it...I think the bottom voice needed to be more melodic in that section to go with the harmony or else cut out the harmony there. An example of when the harmony really works is at 3:24 (tones more apparent in each voice and very smooth). All the synth stuff is niiiiiiice. The solo at 2:04 is a synth solo which is a *good* thing (given the notes that are chosen, it works better as a synth than guitar, because it produces a futuristic feel that fits and allows some of the fast notes to have a consistent attack which would be difficult with a picked guitar solo given the note choices). What really saves the song for me is the synthy almost counterpoint stuff that goes on throughout the lyrics.
  7. Something about the interaction between the guitars and the synth makes me like this song: it's very soothing yet powerful. There's a slightly canned feel to the samples and a "Days of Our Lives" vibe going on in the beginning, but this does not detract from the way this sucked me in, and does not change the fact the composition was well thought out. I have no emotional attachment to final fantasy 6 and had been exposed to all sorts of guitar remixes by the time I heard this (those two facts might make my take somewhat unique), and I think his newer stuff outshines this both in composition and production quality. That's no knock against this song at all: it's still really enjoyable. The highlight for me was after the bridge-like section, when the guitar canon returns at 2:12, but this time with the first guitar playing lower notes than before (adds some snarl that the song was just screaming for).
  8. Steve, just to confuse you even more: Unlike Eccles, I happen to like the mechanical-ness of the lead instrument (if it was too expressive or dynamic it would detract from the coolness factor in the context of this composition). Also unlike Eccles, I thought the only weak point was the meandering solo around 2:22 (if this is what he was talking about). Just because something can be distinguished as "real" doesn't mean it should be applauded.... So if you superimpose our opinions, there's either nothing or everything to like about this song. Good Luck!
  9. I haven't heard the original. There are many similarities between this song and "sober" by tool, such as the same-note dual-hit bass guitar across the chord progression at :28 (the progression at that point happens to match "sober" as well): the eventual 16th-note rhythm guitar build up (at 1:54) has accents similar to the tool song. The mood this song conveyed was somehow evil and mellow at the same time, and because it achieves this mood I hereby label the song kick @ss. Great job!
  10. The part between 2:17 and 2:28 made my day, thanks: something about the melodic rapping tone and the over-the-top bending synth-guitarish tones in that section makes me smile every time. I easily imagine Simon's carriage as described by djpretzel, though the version in my head is also doing the shock-hop up and down in time to the beat.
  11. I was initially surprised when I saw this song of mine pop up on the judge's list, because I had asked for one of those heavy guitar ones on here to be judged in place of it (which happened, but then this one came through too). I'm glad though because the constructive criticism here tends to be excellent. I'd appreciate any feedback on how to incorporate samples that are external to one's built in synth samples (I'll go check one of the forums), because I did feel a bit limited when choosing instruments for this. To people expecting crunchy guitar...sorry, this was made before the guitar ones (before I sponged the mold off my axe), and I won't leave real guitar out again (unless I raise my sample/sample-mixing level to kick-@ss).
  12. I like the keyboard-related stuff in this song, and the reverb on the snare. I think the guitar tone does not go with the song: when the synth stuff is silky I'm not sure it's good to include the guitar buzz (:55) and a piercing raw treble-y clean guitar tone (or so dry when distorted). The notes the guitar plays between 2:00 and 2:12 and 2:16 to 2:28 roXorz my soXorz (to borrow a phrase), though the transitions between those 2 sections (2:14), and the doodle after 2:28, are less than cool (something more subtle and breathing there would work more than dirty doodles)...sweet stuff overall.
  13. I really enjoyed this...my biggest gripes with the metroid sequels is that they butcher (or don't fully play) the title music that's in the original. Super Metroid's music was too ambient, whereas the original had nice hooky memorable melodies. I thought this was a great interpretation and that it kept it simple....my only gripe was the bass(oboe-sounding thing) at 1:17 hits the 2 instead of the root which threw me off the groove (the original prolly hits the root or 3 (or if it hits the 2 masks it better)). You brought out the best of the title/brinstar themes which is all I could ask for, thanks.
  14. This song was good to hear after the frustration I had over the weekend beating Circle of the Moon. I was playing it on a tv (have an adapter for gameboy advance) and got mega-frustrated at the Battle Arena rooms (or whatever it is)......never did pass the Battle Arena section but luckily it's not necessary to beat the game. Unfortunately, my DVD copy of Big Lebowski that someone gave as a birthday gift was not so lucky...in my frustration I mangled the case with the dvd inside....oops. I like this song. I like the way the drums flow with the verse...I also heard this on VGMix and it was a motivator to get my own first metal remix up here. Rize has some mean metal crunch skills and I look forward to more...I did not like the repeated high root note (done by a synth in the real song) as I don't think distorted guitar can convey the coolness of that note as well as a synth, but everything else was tight and great fun. Hopefully all of us metal remixers will make popular this most-worthy genre of music
  15. Cool! An argument over whether it sounds more like metallica or maiden! I was at an iron maiden concert a couple years ago (2000 or 2001) in which Bruce Dickinson went on a rant against MTV and the current crop of teeny bop music, and then they broke into awesome metal...with huge burning props and fog and lasers.....good stuff.....I was much more into metallica than iron maiden, but there are definately things in this song that metallica don't really like to do (arpeggio melodies), and the guitar tone is snarly instead of full crunch which is more old metallica/maiden. That solo was just a convulsive spaz, and I lucked out at the end to discover a note I was repeatedly hitting had a good harmonic squeal, so you can almost hear me think "aha!" as I hit it again hard and let it ring to end it I hope to improve my recording skills to address the comments about the bass and drums. Or I could just make the guitars louder...thanks for the comments
  16. I think it was a good choice to use multiple guitar tracks instead of cramming it onto a single guitar...it ensures most of the notes are well-timed and ring out. Plus the intro (which is repeated when the theme starts over) seems like it would be awkward on 1 guitar what with both parts moving in opposite directions . As far as composition, it's pretty true to the original with the guitar tone itself bringing the unique-factor. This and ryan8bit's crystalis remixes are the first acoustic guitar pieces I've downloaded from overclocked: both are good examples of the 'feel' that non-keyboard-midi-instruments can add to songs. This mario one is less creative composition-wise but stronger presentation-wise than ryan8bit's. Time to search for more guitar-centric stuff!!!
  17. The guitar arrangement is soothing...at the start, probably not intentionally, you duplicated the 'tone' of the non-distorted guitars in that duet that Ozzy Osbourne did with Lita Ford in the 80's...."Close your eyes forever" or something..must be a chorus/reverb setting? -it's on the first guitar heard in the song:) At :52 there's a pleasant dual guitar harmony going that fits in perfectly and continues...reminded me of the style used in the opening/closing shots of that Clint Eastwood movie "Unforgiven." Unfortunately the harmonied tremolo picking (single string at a time per guitar, I don't think it's 'strumming' across multiple strings but correct me if I'm wrong ...the higher note is more centered in the mix), that comes in later wasn't as impressive and was slightly distracting: I felt it should have been a slightly stronger, more consistent strumming (controlling the volume of a stronger strumming at mixdown as opposed to doing it partly via a weak strumming)...guitars tend to lose their tone when you strum too softly (and it's harder to keep a consistent rhythm). The piece has a consistent feel overall and made me want to try the game which I'll surely do. I wish there was more 'real instrument' stuff like this on overclocked...I enjoyed listening to this soothing piece.
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