Inv1ctus

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About Inv1ctus

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    Mudkip (+150)

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  • Location
    Awaiting Respawn

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  • Website URL
    http://soundcloud.com/invictus-one

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  • Biography
    Its crazy that I'm married to my beautiful wife with a kid on the way at 25, but i wouldn't have it any other way.

    I like building guitars in my spare time when I'm not busy gaming or making music. I like the occasional Vegas "hangover" trip with good friends. I was in a band for a while, and would like to join one again eventually.
    Im confident but not an egotist, have a constant desire to learn and improve, and get along with almost anyone that isnt a complete asshole.
  • Real Name
    David
  • Occupation
    LA County

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Cubase
    Reason
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Trumpet
  1. The standards are extremely subjective, and so is the criticism of thread-goers sometimes, but its the price you pay around here if you want it submitted. I guess its the dirty taboo that isnt too often discussed. The bottom line is they are looking for high quality mixes, and at its most basic necessity, the concept of judgment is going to be subjective. I agree with you though. When people start telling me what should go where and how i should arrange the music, its a bit silly, unless you are looking for that kind of feedback. The conundrum of music is that anything can be considered music (and in some cultures, literally anything that makes noise is used for music), so notions of subjectivity, however pragmatic, only go as far as the individual experience. Basically what im saying is, here they are looking for the Renoirs and Jan VanEycks of the music world, not so much the Jackson Pollocks. But hey, its their Louvre! They get to decide which pictures to hang on the wall.
  2. It's a right-handed, pictures probably got flipped somewhere in the process of uploading them. It has a DiMarzio Evolution 7 in the bridge and a custom-wound DiMarzio pickup in the neck that was made for Ryan Shuck of Orgy that I managed to snag. The swirl was done by Herc Fede, one of the most famous guitar swirlers before he quit doing them a few years ago.

  3. Hey Neko, I saw your pics in the offtopic thread, and i saw that lefty guitar. Love that guit!! Im a lefty too :) i wanted to ask you what the pup setup was, and if that was a factory swirl or if you did that yourself.

  4. wow... a 52 minute endeavor! all i can say is its non-stop insanity, and i love every second. Im envious of the mastering quality.
  5. nothing to critique, but i like it! The only thing i would change if it were me would be to replace that clean lead guitar sounding synth with a live recorded guitar, but obviously not everyone can do that.
  6. can you post it on media fire or soundclick for those of us who dont have access to you tube *cough* at work *cough*cough*
  7. first of all, what?? Second, it sounds to me like your shooting yourself in the foot with self esteem issues. A more self-positive perspective is how you have the confidence to learn how to get better at anything. Otherwise you will suck at everything with the wrong mentality. And third, you end with a should we care about your music question. *scratches head*. That in and of itself is self-defeating. Why would you care if other people care about your music? First of all you would have to post your music for anyone to know. Again, i think the question is based in a lack of self confidence. Why not just post a project and ask for feedback? Nobody needs prepositions of your gear struggles and why it was hard for you to make music. Just do it. Im not trying to be mean, just realistic, and i hope you understand the difference.
  8. lmao from my oc experience i think choice #1 is your most common offender
  9. very relaxing mix... makes me feel like lounging by a pool. lol
  10. Ive been gone from the site a few years and would like to start fresh if i can. If its available, I would like to go by: "Inv1ctus" If its taken, then "InvictusOne" and if nothing else, "Loricatus" Thank you Liontamer!
  11. So.. apparently the intentions of this thread were misunderstood: http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27178 I probably should have just posted here, so here goes, *slaps "hi my name is David" sticker to his shirt.* Im looking forward to contributing to these forums again, getting into remixes, and seeing how much has changed. I downloaded a few of the new albums and they sound really good! I also enjoy the interviews and the new interface. Really cool stuff. To those that made comments in the last thread i posted, I really don't get how it was blown out of proportion; don't really care. Anyway, HI! I think its time for a new sig and avatar...
  12. Wow... ok so its been probably half a year since ive been on Oc remix... maybe more... I stopped making remixes for a long time. I dunno i think its just easier and more natural to make my own stuff. I think it might be a nerves thing or something. Anyhow ive been working hard on my own stuff and wanted to post my newest song here. Im not trying to exploit OC Remix, I just wanted to get back in the door here and possibly start working on mixes again. I guess im interested in public thoughts on whether I meet the calibur of oc. Not that I entirely care a ton, but Im just curious. It might sway me to start again. This song is very Nightwish meets Within temptation meets Devil May Cry. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! Breathe Again EDIT: Hmm.... not sure where the download problem is coming from. I just tested it and it works. I would upload it to zshare but it was down when I tried. Anyone know any other hosting sites? I looked it up on google, but didnt see anything that caught my eye
  13. one thing i would definitely suggest is starting the piano in the center of the audio scape. Having it panned to the left seems to take away from the soundscape. If you you like that effect, just put less isolated to the right. Since it is the introductory melody, its important that it take center stange IMO. I really like that high-pitched finger cymbal. I Might think about countering it 4 measures in with a real bassy natural percussion drum to help build it in, possibly a timpani or taiko drum (i have no clue what libraries are available for FL studio). Nice remixing of the drums tho! very much provocative and involving.
  14. so the only question left is, so when are you submitting it?
  15. hey barium, I wanted to give you some advice, and i hope you dont take this the wrong way. First let me say, i am by no means a professional remixer, so I wont give too much advice on the actual mechanics of that. I am still learning myself in that regard. At the earlier part of this thread, i recall you mentioning that you were fairly new to remixing. That being said, it seems to me that this may be too ambitious a project to take on at this point in time. Often, it is hard enough to remix 1 song let alone multiple ones. With one song, you have the capability to concentrate on a set of melodies and rhythms that you can work with, which makes for a much easier project. With this song, it seems that the different themes kind of run into each other. Honestly, that is going to be natural since more thought is going into how to make the different songs mesh than how the entire song as a musical thesis sounds as a whole. To begin with, trying to collaborate themes is a tricky business, since they have to naturally flow as they exist, or you could have a big mess on your hands. I have a hard enough time trying to make 1 theme work let alone 2 or more. Im not saying youre not capable, i am just suggesting that it may be too ambitious a task at this point in time. Basically, if it were me, i would shelve the whole project until i felt i had the capability to do it. Im sure you feel capable, especially after working your ass off on 13 different versions ( believe me, thats exactly how many versions i have into my latest mix), but maybe try working on another project for a while that is simpler, and less challenging, so that maybe once you have successfully mastered 1 (granted i dont know if you have or not), maybe you will have a better time trying to remix many. About the piece itself, i think dynamics need to be considered. The piece will come alive if you really take into consideration crescendo and decrescendo. Also, attack would be another thing to think about. With the orchestral instruments, (especially brass), nothing is worse than having mushy attacks trying to re-enforce rhythm. If you can pick from samples with more attack, i would definitely do so. Also, there are many musical textures that make a short appearance and are gone for the rest of the piece. This will detract from the unification of the song as a final product. Using the same instrument textures throughout the piece on different themes would help create a more seamless segue. I would also reconsider some of the textures you are using. That synth-ish trumpet that appears about halfway through the piece doesnt fit the mood or style of the piece IMO. Consider the melody structure as well. MAbe dont completely give the entire melody out right away. Reserve it, and give it out in hints here and there. Do so throughout the entire piece. Dont just say, ok this part is gonna be chrono trigger and this will be mario... Make them apart of each other in a way that is recognizable. Hope that helps