Rom Tom

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About Rom Tom

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    Eggplant Wizard (+50)

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  • Biography
    Du-dun, du-du-nun, dun dun dun dun DUN!
  • Real Name
    Thomas Z

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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Piano
    Trumpet
  1. Hey OCR community! The song Gerudo Peeples by Scott Peeples was and is still one of my favourite remixes, and I had wanted to see if I could make a sort of tribute (carbon replica-ish) version of it... kinda just cuz I felt like it. Oh, but it's been 5 years since making this. Shoulda put this up sooner. Oops I definitely have no plan to even attempt at submitting this, this is purely for your belated listening purposes. http://tindeck.com/listen/etvu Though not for submission requirements, critiques are welcome, as always.
  2. This should have a bit more reverb.. just a bit... And if this remix will be solely based on an organ playing, there should be more of a stereo presence, overall. Another part of this is that it should sound more like a human was playing it.. this is a little rigid. Good concept. Keep it going!
  3. Very epic. But some high frequencies need attention and should be toned down a bit.. mostly in the strings. Give the bass drum things some more.. bass. Though not too much.. dont smother the mix. I like this. I wait for a finished product anxiously.
  4. This song is amazing! So happy sounding! Good to hear happy songs =) Just watch the volume levels of some instruments.. and there are alot of high frequencies that might need to be toned down on the eq. But just a smidgen! I look forward to updates!
  5. The guitar sounds a slight bit dischordant. But I like the sound. Is it recorded or a synth? Also, the piece is a bit repetetive. I'd heavily recommend adding variation; this has alot of potential for that. I look forward to a finished product =D
  6. Chimes are causing some clipping.. I think the error lies in the chimes, themselves, and it might be fixable by lowering the higher end of its EQ... either that or trying to find an alternative sound for them... Other then that.. try adding more reverb or possibly delay for some of the instruments... and/or making them sound fuller. This is an enjoyable arrangement of this song.. so far one of the best I've heard. I wait for the moment I may be able to hear the finished product:-P
  7. Do things always have to sound realistic? I absolutely adore the guitar sound.. if it was made realistic, it might lose its feeling. Then again... it may sound better for all I know. This is something to consider for experimentation.
  8. I must add that the song seems rather repetetive. This is very normal when starting out, as I did it too To improve on the note of repetativeness, the second time you go through the zelda theme, add variations, flips, and jumps!!! ....I don't know, be creative! Also, the left hand sounds a bit nonhuman, in the sense, that it doesn't flow smoothly and just kind of cuts in and out while the main theme is playing... Firstly, try extending the notes just so they dont seem too chopped. And maybe add some more notes inbetween that help accompany the melody smoothly. This could become something amazing!
  9. I must be too used to the older format of the forums.. but either way, could somebody move it to the right forum?
  10. I guess I should at least see what people have to say about this trance remix. Yes, it has a strange name. Comments, as usual, are well appreciated. Thanksh. -Rom Tom Toompah
  11. Sounds like a midi rip off the original. Of course, with added effects and default drum loops. And it starts sounding very muddy around half way through and the end. I dont even know what the ending is. Now, dont take any of this badly... learn from it, plox xD Remember, a Remix is your own interpretation of the song, not a 'remake.' For a remix, you take the source tune, start from scratch, and develop a remix with hints of the original song in it with your own vibrant/mello flare added to it. Your song here sounds directly like the original. If there's absolutely anything going for this song, it is the ambient-ish feel of the rhodes. Now, 'nuff sed.
  12. Actually, quite frankly, the sax isnt that bad.. Dynamics would be needed, though.
  13. I think what should have been mentioned is don't get discouraged. You play piano really well, too! The pieces you provided for us to listen to can be more or less considered a cover, not a remix. OCR is for Remixes, as the name clearly states, so try to go for that next time around. Keep up the good work!
  14. Just to start, take all I have here to say as helpful critique. So, the main issue would be, umm, do you know any music theory? I dunno if you purposefully misplaced the notes or if it is lack of musical understanding. Even without musical knowledge, if something doesnt sound right, just keep trying to make it sound right. Listen to the original and compare it to your workif you were going for the same melody. It wil help you find the differences. It is, actually, an interesting arrangement, none-the-less, but it still is, for lack of a better word, ackward to listen to. Quite ackward. I'll add some actual production advice. The song needs, generally, a better flow or transition from one part to the next. If this song could be compared to visual art, it would be collage. It seems like a cut and paste from one part to the next, with very abrupt changes. Also, there isn't really any bass line. Having a lower key instrument play the same notes as the melody cant really cut it. The drums are simply repetetive. Lets just say the list goes on. On a side, the ending whistling sound is generally unnecessary. As you said it yourself, this is quite the newb production here. But don't let any of what I said turn you away from remixing. It is hard and even somewhat frustrating to start, but once you get good (which is very far down the road.. even for me) you will be able to make just about anything that comes to mind. Alot of practice is required. ALOT. Anyways, to end, piano lessons are really good for learning music. If you can't get around to such, just look around the internet. Might/should be able to find some helpful information out there. Good luck, muhboy!