Native Dialect

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    Scholar, musician, gamer

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Pro Tools
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    Podolski AU, Zebralette AU
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Vocals: Male
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Guitar (electric, acoustic), Piano, Rap,

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  1. Thank you! Your reaction is encouraging. I am glad that you enjoyed my take on Jazzy NYC.
  2. Thank you for listening, and thank you for the feedback. If the judges decline my submission, I will incorporate your suggestion for a future revision.
  3. Thank you for the well wish. I have not yet received a rejection notice, so it would seem that I have a chance at getting approved. Also, I am glad that you enjoyed my take on the theme. Thank you for listening and commenting.
  4. There are a bevy of Street Fighter III remixes, and a perponderance of Street Fighter II remixes, but I've yet to see anyone remix a single theme from the original 1987 Street Fighter. Retsu has a great character design, the most defined theme from the game in question, and is an integral part of Street Fighter canon, so I thought it would be fun to modernize his theme. As best I can tell, the original piece was written in 3/4 time, but I played the main riff in 4/4 time just to make it easier on myself. My inspiration for the timbre of this arrangement comes from Jiraiya's theme from Naruto, specifically the taiko and shamisen. If I get enough positive feedback, I'll submit this song to the judges. Other song info: Originally Composed By: Yoshihiro Sakaguchi BPM: 123 Style: Japanese Traditional Midi Controller: Casio CTK-2300 Software: GarageBand, Audacity Street Fighter - Retsu Theme Remix ("Furious Fist of Heaven") Source: Street Fighter - Retsu Theme
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    3. completed Chrono Trigger (SNES) Schala's Theme Remix

    I dig the boom bap drums, and the syncopation is a nice touch. Minimalist songs are always a challenge, as there is so little to reinterpret, but so much freedom to then take the song in a new direction. As such, I always applaud that sort of commitment.
  6. Thank you for the compliment! I certainly put forth my best effort in creating my arrangement of this song. I've dabbled with so many DAWs over the years, including Pro Tools, Reason, NanoStudio, and of course GarageBand. One day, I'd like to get Logic Pro for my Mac.
  7. In my ten years as a member of OC Remix, I've only ever once submitted a song to the judges, and said submission was soundly (and rightfully) rejected. Since the time of my last submission (approximately eight years ago), I feel that my musicianship has improved markedly, both in terms of my ability to arrange a song, and my ability to play instruments. As such, I am submitting a remix that I feel confident will get accepted, and even if not, I am still satisfied by how much I've grown as a musician. Having said all that, my remix is of the ever popular (at least among us YouTube remixers) "Jazzy NYC" by Hideki Okugawa. The composition originated with 1997's Street Fighter III: New Generation, but the latest iteration appears in 2016's Street Fighter V. Five versions of the theme have appeared throughout the main Street Fighter series (Underground Edit, Street Edit, NY House Mix, '99, '16). My remix is based primarily on the Underground Edit. I incorporated the police sirens, and part of the violin melody, but dispensed of the James Brown/Lyn Collins sample. I opted for a guitar solo in place of the marimba solo found in the original song, which was a choice influenced by the Street Fighter V version of the theme. A number of disparate musical influences contributed to the sound of this remix, including; Kool and the Gang, Joe Daniels (Local H), Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney), Victor Wooten, Cliff Burton (Metallica), and A Tribe Called Quest. Other useful information about this song BPM: 107 Style: Jazz Software: GarageBand, Audacity Instruments: Ibanez Talmon Guitar Midi Controller: Casio CTK 2300 Guitar Interface: iRig Street Fighter V - Jazzy NYC Remix ("Bronx Bomber") Source Material: Street Fighter III New Generation - Jazzy NYC (Underground Edit) Feedback is welcome, and appreciated. I hope that the judges enjoy my remix enough to add it to the OC Remix database.
  8. This is an entirely original composition that is styled after the score of Mega Man 8 and meant as a nod to Mighty No. 9, which is sadly still unreleased. Everything was done from scratch (no samples or loops) with the stock instruments found in Nano Studio. Speaking of which, creating of a song using only stock instruments was the impetus for creating this track. I wanted to see what I could come up with if I did not use any outside samples. I am pleased with the end result. Super Fighting Robot *I've taken down the song so that I may revise it
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    Half-Life - Forget About Hostiles

    I realize this has little to do with the composition for which you seek critique/listeners, but I would love to hear your take on "Anything but Tangerines" from Earthworm Jim 2. After listening to your cover of this Half Life track, I feel that you'd have something excellent to offer up for a a synth laden interpretation of "Anything but Tangerines."
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    Yup, another Pokemon Red/Blue remix (Trap)

    I appreciate the mimicry of the cadence from "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West. That was an unexpected stylistic choice. Nice work.
  11. I love the lo-fi approach with the ewi!
  12. I decided to revisit an arrangement I crafted (and posted here) some five years ago. I took the track down a good two or three years ago when I deleted my original Youtube channel. Anyway, my goal for revisiting an older arrangement is mostly so that I can chart my growth over the years. At times, I listen to my older works and I cringe at my lack of ability to properly mix audio, my instrument choice, and overall skill with arrangement. Among the list of what I feel are improvements to the previous incarnation of this track; 1) I opted for a new bass that provides a rich tone without distorting the EQ. 2) I dropped the guitar solo as I felt it was too heavily influenced by funk. 3) I opted for a simple piano scale solo that seemed more inline with the rest of the track. 4) I chose a new guitar tone that I mixed in Nano Studio as opposed to in GarageBand. 5) The melody for Chun-Li's theme is now in stereo rather than mono as was the case with the previous incarnation of the track. Anyway, here is a link to the new mix of the old arrangement Spinning Bird Chick (Theme of Chun-Li) *I've taken down the song so that I may revise it If you wish to join me in observing/critiquing/juxtaposing my previous arrangement style with my new arrangement style, then you can give a listen to one of my older works Harlem's Nocturne (Theme of Sean Matsuda)
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    finished fake funk jazz jam

    Interesting instrument choices. I hear a brush kit, but the bass and the E Piano are more common in smooth jazz, yet this piece is composed in the fashion of traditional improvisational jazz from five decades ago. It creates a sort of cognitive dissonance because of the gap between the expectation and the reality, but it is in absolutely the most positive way because it comes across as wholly experimental. In sum, I feel as though I am listening to jazz being made for Streets of Rage.
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    finished Somber Skies

    Definitely has that old JRPG sound: circa Grandia II and Skies of Arcadia. Excellent work.
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    finished Naruto Main Theme Remix =P

    I loathe dubstep music. I feel that it is one of the worst (if not the worst) genres to have evolved from electronic music. With that said, with the conventions of that genre in mind, your piece is ably produced in line with the genre. Good work.