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  1. Not sure. I'm getting a few people together on my end, the original movie was pretty big with my friends. I'll post back as soon as I know what's going on with them.
  2. Thanks for the kind words. I attempt mostly obscure/forgotten games, they're just more fun for me. I'm still working on finding a USB ->1/4 inch or a jack for it. After that I'll have a new version.
  3. CASTLEVANIA: BLOODLINES TRACK ARRANGEMENT / INTERPRETATION [x] Too conservative - sticks too close to the source [ ] Too liberal - not enough connections to the source (too much original writing) [ ] Too much direct sampling from original game audio [ ] Borrows heavily from non-source material (eg. a theme from a movie) PRODUCTION [ ] Too loud [ ] Too quiet [ ] Low-quality samples [ ] Unrealistic sequencing [ ] Generic/cliche sound choices [ ] Drums have no energy [ ] Overcompressed (pumping/no dynamics) [ ] Mixing is muddy (eg. too many sounds in the same range) PERFORMANCE (live recorded au
  4. PRODUCTION [ ] Too loud [x] Too quiet [x] Low-quality samples [ ] Unrealistic sequencing [x] Generic/cliche sound choices [x] Drums have no energy [x] Overcompressed (pumping/no dynamics) [x] Mixing is muddy (eg. too many sounds in the same range) STRUCTURE [ ] Lacks coherence overall (no "flow") [x] Not enough changes in sounds (eg. static texture, not dynamic enough) [x] Pace too plodding [x] Too repetitive [ ] Too short [ ] Abrupt ending PERSONAL COMMENTS I'm not familiar with the original, but I can honestly say this is not a very interesting mix. The drums do next to nothing, which is a
  5. Good concept. Bad execution.
  6. Still waiting on a 1/4in to USB plug. After that I'm recording all the guitar work myself. In the event that I can't do the plug, I'll probably reach out to try to find someone (or just borrow a friend's, if the kid's willing. Who knows?) Thanks for the feedback
  7. Grats Hijale I should have something freeform later in the week or so. This is the best time/kind of submission to start in for everyone, or if you want to experiment with things that might not already exist.
  8. Guess my sarcasm wasn't thick enough. Most of the points I made were in jest. Some have merit, most are just absurdities. I'm not surprised that there are scholarly articles written about Disney films, especially with such numbers. It's something that all people can in some way or another relate to, and the writing for the majority of them is above the average animated film. More importantly, many of them take twists on major archetypes that haven't been taken by a mainstream media source in the same way. Ultimately, Bambi is a coming of age story. Same is true for most of the Disney Animated
  9. Really, we're looking at this the wrong way. Walt Disney was only involved until he died, his last film was The Jungle Book. That means (to stay on topic) we should limit ourselves to: Snow White (discussed) Pinocchio (a story of a demonic puppet doing terrible things to get rewarded by turning into a human) Fantasia (the first animated film featuring Satan, who was later renamed Chernabog after a pagan god of night) Dumbo (a story about freak-hood which promotes depression), Bambi (pro-hunting) A few terrible racist South American films (not kidding, go check out The Three Caballeros) Cind
  10. Disney's littered with this kind of shit, but most of the early ones weren't specifically for children. They were made to appeal to a wider audience. That's why most of the villains are actually pretty badass. The other interesting aspect of this conversation is what everyone's preconceived notions of a Disney film are. Most of them have very, very dark stories that are told in relatively bright means. Consider The Great Mouse Detective. It's a battle of egos between two brilliant characters. One of said characters is known for drowning orphans and widows, aspires to commit regicide, and regul
  11. Email your votes to HalcyonSpirit. You have 3 points to play with and distribute as you see fit, it's a pretty cool system. Check it out in the first two posts of the thread.
  12. I know what you mean, I'm a state over. The synth isn't bad, it's just that one section feels odd. Even then, it can be played with. Which sequencing software are you using?
  13. The drums are all at max velocity, which is cool for some parts, but as it is right now would possibly give a real drummer palpitations (depending on the drummer). The velocities need to be fixed, especially in the constant double kick section. The bass feels like most metal bassists do in the recording: mixed out. That could probably be fixed with either a little bit of OD or some volume shifts. I agree with Austin's critiques and recommendations on the guitars. The instruments almost drown under the reverb. The orchestration in the beginning feels overwhelming. I think they come in too loud
  14. Agreed with Pipi, it stagnates as it goes. I would push for more of a solid structure, keep the melody mostly dominant, and let the chaos come more from how you work around the rest of it. If you want more of an apocalyptic feel, why not make it minor? I also agree about the pad changes and register shifts, it seems very out of place. I don't feel that the whole project needs to be scrapped, but it does need very, very heavy revision. If you're looking for chaos in music, I'd say to listen to the soundtrack/style from Artstyle: Aquia. It builds and gets nuts as it goes, taking a simple melody
  15. So far it's a nice sounding piece without anything notably jarring. The drums are pretty weak most of the way through, and the bassline seems very simple. It might just be a personal preference, but I think a slightly more inspired bassline might add life to the mix. The lyrics/vox and actual production value beyond midi renders will all dramatically change how it sounds regardless of any other changes, I'd say to record the vocals and go with the rest of the production around them if you're happy with the melody.
  16. ScribbleNauts has a pretty good OST, most folks overlook it because the main themes come back in most other songs (like Katamari music does). I also agree with RETROMAN about ESWAT. That game was fun. Quake, as made awesome by Trent Reznor, is also often overlooked.
  17. This is the start of a metal mix from the Jabberwock boss' theme from American McGee's Alice. I tried to incorporate as much of the original as possible, including an extended breakdown that uses the song's original trippy rhythm. Also, the first spoken words are from the games original fight scene. I appreciate all feedback. The Mix Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSGfmZwbO8M
  18. Wrote it for both a class and this. Not that it has to do with anything, it's about an ex of mine. Also, if you get the chance to read the memoir Loose Girl by Kerry Cohen, you'll understand what kind of person she is.
  19. Went as myself with a shovel. Called it a gravedigger. Going to start building a Swamp Thing costume for next year.
  20. I'm really digging this album. Possibly my new favorite from this site. Fantastic job, Joshua.
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