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
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    Podolski AU, Zebralette AU
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Vocals: Male
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    Guitar (electric, acoustic), Piano, Rap,

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  1. I just realized that I didn't respond to your comment like I had done for everyone else. Thank you so much for listening to my arrangement, and for such thorough feedback. - I originally played the chord progression on a grand piano software instrument, but felt that doing so made my arrangement too similar to the original work. I wanted a tone that retained the same feel as the original piece, but just a tad more mellow so as to allow for more freedom to explore the overall groove. - At first I was reluctant to include the siren as I thought it would muddy the polyphony, but later felt it was a necessary addition in order to thematically link my arrangement to the original version of Jazzy NYC rather than its much more popular remix, Jazzy NYC '99. - Interestingly enough, my initial take did include the James Brown and Lyn Collins "Woo! Yeah" sample, as it is arguably the most defining aspect of the original composition. However, like you, I found the sample too repetitive. I tried separating the sample so that the "yeah" would appear once in a measure, followed by the "woo" once in the next measure, but the result seemed atonal rather than melodic. I wound up scrapping the sample in favor of incorporating the aforementioned siren. - I'm drawn to syncopation, and often try to employ it in my arrangements to varying degrees of success (or at times with no success at all lol). In my college years, I was a huge fan of The Fall of Troy, and their lead guitarist, Thomas Erak, routinely composed songs that had multiple shifts in time signature. Though I don't personally do prog rock arrangements, I still took inspiration from Thomas' composition style. I love the way syncopation makes a short piece seem like several songs played over the space of a much longer period of time, all while still sounding like one cohesive performance. - I've had no reply from the judges yet, by e-mail or here on the forums. I assume that the judges are either really swamped, or that my remix has been lost in the shuffle. Here is hoping for the best. Thank you again!
  2. I completely understand. Mixing is not one of my strong suits either, even when I use headphones. I wing it with Audacity, but still don't always wind up with the mix I desire. Anyway, if you can DM me a short musician bio, any information you want to share about the process you went through for creating your remix, and your social media contacts, that'd be great. I want to make sure to include a PDF with every contributors information as part of the album. Also, if you submit your Ken mix to OC Remix, best of luck getting your submission accepted by the judges panel!
  3. Ten years ago, when I was new to the mixing scene, I collaborated with other musicians on YouTube to put out a 20th Anniversary Fan Album for Street Fighter. While it was a great deal of fun, the quality of my compositions was lacking. Now that I have far more experience, and the 30th Anniversary is being celebrated this year, I'd love to partner with other musicians (and visual artists) for a second attempt at a much more cohesive project. You are the first person I have asked, but I have a few others that I am eyeing, including people that I have worked with in the past. The previous project involved a great deal of creating content from scratch, and online collaboration, which led to delays and a lack of focus. This time, I'm being smarter about it and curating existing work that may be compiled as part of a single project. As I encounter new works that catch my attention, I'm reaching out to the composers to see if they are willing to contribute a given piece of music to the project. I figure everyone will appreciate the exposure, and the fan community will get something nice to end the 30th Anniversary celebration. Here are my own remixes that I feel is a fit for the project in question. With your Ken theme remix, that would bring the project up to four tracks (assuming you are willing to join the project). I am aiming for a minimum of twenty tracks so that the album has a decent run time. My goal is for there to be no redundant mixes (e.g. not three variations of the Zangief theme), and enough diversity of genres so that the album best represents the varied musicianship of the fandom. Please note, this is not an official OC Remix project, nor will I be associating the project with the community. I'm seeking musicians from OC Remix, YouTube, SoundCloud, BandCamp and any other space where musicians congregate. If you are interested, I'd love to include your Ken theme!
  4. 1) Welcome to the OC Remix community! It is always nice to meet a fellow Street Fighter fan. 2) The Ken theme is already a glam metal song, so finding enough nuance to deliver a fresh interpretation in another sub-genre of metal music is a bit of a challenge. I'd say you rose to that challenge and met it. The power metal approach works incredibly well, even with the double bass, which you tastefully layered throughout the composition. 3) Your musicianship is excellent, with your timing and key all perfectly aligned. 4) I've been working on a fan album for the 30th Anniversary of Street Fighter. Would you be interested in contributing your track to the project? 5) Your rendition reminds me of Patrick Gill's take on the theme, which he scored for the film, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist. Did you happen to take any inspiration from Gill's version, or is that merely coincidental?
  5. @Cupcom5 Thank you for the compliments about my work, and for the encouragement. I hope that your submissions are selected as well! Good luck!
  6. @Liontamer Salutations! It has been two months since my initial submission, and I've seen nothing on the Judges Panel, received no e-mail follow up, nor seen my remix posted to the site. May I please have an update about where my remix stands? Thank you for your time.
  7. Thank you! Your reaction is encouraging. I am glad that you enjoyed my take on Jazzy NYC.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Native Dialect

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Native Dialect

    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."