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  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
  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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*
  6. 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.
  7. lmao from my oc experience i think choice #1 is your most common offender
  8. very relaxing mix... makes me feel like lounging by a pool. lol
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. so the only question left is, so when are you submitting it?
  14. 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 melo
  15. Well i would say the only part of the song i really carved out a lot of sound was from 0:54 to 1:08. I think the really big difference is the fact that i lowered the volume a little. Basically since i have a master compressor, the volume never goes over the peak. When it was at max volume though, sound were competing a lot more and you could feel them pushing for center stage a lot more. Now i feel it is in a spot where it isn't so competitive while still being at full volume. This seems to be a trade off i guess. Although it seems mastered better, it doesn't have that gritty compounded in you
  16. glad to be of assistance! i use reason 4.0 so these samples are from "refills" which are libraries available to reason users. (you basically have to get them separately since the libraries that come with reason are slim). 3 japanese taiko drum samples give it that bassy feel, which are from the dorumalia superdrums 8000 refill 2 deep bass drums from the drumomania refill and the same bell sample at different pitches from the drumm demo refill (demo1) so i dont know if that helps but basically to make the sound effects i layered all of those sounds. The bell gives the taiko drums the sharp impa
  17. It is evident to me that certain aspects of this comment need to be addressed. First and foremost, be assured that despite the intentions of ones input, namely yours, although fiercely abrasive and personal in nature, your remarks still have valid input that I find useful, but more on that later. 1. I believe that my first remix of this song was indeed primitive. Comparing the new version and the original, there is much more variation and diversion, dynamic value, instrument automation, instrument texture, sample usage, and thought given to structure and build. 2. This song has 4 pages of rep
  18. Bah. ok i think part of the problem is i just built a brand new pc with different sound card and headphones. Monitoring is gonna be a lot different which i wasnt thinking about. After using 2 different sound cards in it (integrated headphone usb soundcard) and soundblaster extreme xfi, the results seem pretty good. So we will call this version Deuce.3
  19. Ok so given that its 3:15am and my ass has to wake up early tomorrow i will spare myself the pain and suffering of describing the long list of changes that have been made. I did a lot and im not sure all the changes are in the right direction. but hey, thats what you guys are for right? I hope its the right way, and i took some more creative liberty. OH if the volume is too soft just let me know, i forgot to up ot before exporting, but i think its still pretty high IMO. I cant listen to it on full volume in winamp without my ears bleeding. CHEERS! Fuckin' version 2.3
  20. HI GUYS!!!! wow... i have been gone for a long long time and havent been able to work on any of my music. I have to say im kind of flattered by the reactions im getting from you guys. I did not expect people to like it that much Anyhow, i have to say im pumped by the input and am gonna get this shit rollin, and might i say its about damn time. I tend to get really involved in projects right until they are completed and then abandon them for no good reason. I must have head problems. OK! Well expect an update really soon, im definitely going to focus all of your input in the next version. Ive
  21. ok list of improvements: new lead synth less clicky bass stereo imaging enhanced bass compression mute automation for fx quality (let me know it this works well or not) less synth instruments overlapping embarassing wrong note changed lead synth is more interesting in melody i dunno, probably a lot more shit i cant remember. also, im sorry guys. i like that snare and thats the way it is. lofl! i TRIED for you... but nay. i like that snare, and therefore it must stay. im saving progress as i go, so if i did something drastically wrong, just let me know and it should be fairly easy to revert.
  22. first of all i want you to know i put a lot of thought into this, and even deliberated over this piece with my girlfriend who holds a bachelors in music education. Her and I have some technical pointers for you. I dont want you to get discouraged, because we have a lot of input regarding this piece. We hope this helps you achieve your goal with this piece. the intro to the piece does not transition into primary melody smoothly. All of the transitions and endings are abrupt. It needs to be smoother and match stylistically. Basically, the intro has a completely different feel from the main melo
  23. boy you just keep pumping out mixes dont you? i think the problem with the guitar and piano clash is the rhythm. You have two simultaneously. The notation is fine, but none of this instruments is commanding a solid rhythm for another instrument to alternate off of. Essentially, its just like having a bunch of solo instruments. Pick a rthythm to build off of and then use that as the foundation for the song. Nice and pretty tho
  24. i like the loose translation in the intro. it invokes a feeling of lighthearted mischief or something. However, I have to agree with tensei in that there seems to be a loss of logical gear shift in musical thought processes. Each sounds beautiful in its own right, but they do seem different. By the way may i just say that your samples are effing amazing?!?! if that is reason your working in id love to know the sample libraries. I think one way to vindicate the trouble here is to bring in the flute somewhere further into the piece. I find that if theres no other way to make things cohesive, us
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