djpretzel

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    djpretzel got a reaction from Jorito in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    @Gario Yeah that's basically it - we only do artist bios if the album website decides to feature them, which is less common these days. Track comments ALWAYS good.
    BTW I've got 1'30" on my mix and do hope to finish it shortly!
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Gario in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    @Gario Yeah that's basically it - we only do artist bios if the album website decides to feature them, which is less common these days. Track comments ALWAYS good.
    BTW I've got 1'30" on my mix and do hope to finish it shortly!
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    djpretzel reacted to Jorito in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Handed in my track yesterday. Glad the bugger is done, it was killing my DAW
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    djpretzel reacted to Gario in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Track comments would be solid, the permission form so that we know we can use your music for the album will also be necessary (which I need to go through the forms we already have). Otherwise, I'll need to talk to DjP after the project finishes up to see if there's anything else that we need from the artist. 
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    djpretzel reacted to Meteo Xavier in Turbografx Mini   
    No one else is getting dibs on this news. I'm doing it!
    https://kotaku.com/konami-announces-the-turbografx-16-mini-1835430762
    I read this and now I need new underwear. And new pants. And a new computer chair. And new carpet and possibly some work done on the foundation of my house because that's how hard I shit myself reading this. ***damn, the Japanese version is even getting Dracula X. Not quite the hard-to-obtain title it used to be, but that alone is going to make import sales go up though I suspect we will have a chance to get it stateside.
    Hurray and hallelujah!
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    djpretzel reacted to WesternZypher in OCR01700 - Okami "Celestial Winds from the East"   
    Peaceful and relaxing. Sort of an 'end of the adventure' tune that'd roll over the credits. Good job, you saved the thing! Now go enjoy a beverage of your choice. You've earned it!
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    djpretzel reacted to Gario in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    lol, you're good; I count your last submission for this due date. No rush.

    ... TBH, I think I'm the only one in trouble on this due date, so... git on it, Gario!
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    djpretzel reacted to Gario in OCR03919 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "Princess Ruto"   
    You can't go wrong with Smooth4Lyfe. You just can't. His vocals are really a dream, when it comes to this kind of arrangement.
    Great stuff, highly recommended.
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    djpretzel reacted to Vurez in Goonies   
    I have changed my reverb techniques a bit, which I believe helps. I guess I'll go ahead and submit it. It's been a LONG time since I submitted anything.
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Vurez in Goonies   
    Definitely digging this, and as a fan of all things Goonies, I love the mix title.
    Wonderful space/reverb differentiating the parts; still plenty of clarity & crispness. Hope you submit!
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    djpretzel reacted to Vurez in Goonies   
    Thanks Gario. I suppose I could have toned down the guitar a bit, particularly when the leads are playing. 
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    djpretzel reacted to Vurez in Goonies   
    GAME: Goonies (NES/FC)
    TRACK: Alternate Level Theme
     
    Well, I'm back after another long slumber. It's been a while since I've created any music, so I thought I'd post this Goonies arrangement here before I make a video for it to post on my youtube channel. I made this in two days which is unusually fast for me. I am wondering if I should trust my ears or not.
    I originally used the flute VST that I have used in past mixes, however, it wasn't sitting well in the mix so I swapped it out for a couple of synth flutes. Some people may not like it, but I think it gives it more of an 80s feel which I like.
    Let me know if you think I bass and drums are at a good level or not. The concern is that I have a new setup now with different speakers and I'm not used how things sound on them.
    The original track.
    Arrangement
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    djpretzel reacted to Gario in Goonies   
    Oh, this is a fun little arrangement. I agree - leaning into the artificial aspect of your instruments (like your flute-ish instrument) rather than trying to make them sound realistic gives the arrangement a more unique and pleasant flavor. The mixing of the guitar is too much to the front for essentially being the texture, but otherwise the production is pretty good, as well.
    Nice work, and I'm glad to see you makin' some music again. 
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Ivaer in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Hey I opened Ableton and... thought about the arrangement, for at least ten minutes It's something! The easiest, fastest, and most fun approach is to turn my relatively sad/somber source into, well.... something funky, and even a little disco.
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Ivaer in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Aight I got like a minute of something that resembles retrowave, and I'm gonna stick with it, cheese guitar solo & all ::)
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    djpretzel reacted to BigMikeDoofus in OCR00985 - Super Street Fighter II "Cammy by Night"   
    So, I was a heavy 'user' of OC Remix about 16 years ago, in my high school years, and am returning to the fold now.  This remix was my first stop.  It's amazing to cruise downtown at night listening to this.  Part remix, part re-imagining, beautiful combination of organ/keyboard and sax (sometimes hard to differentiate the two,  they flow out so naturally) this one's stuck with me for just shy of two decades. In like fashion, I'll punch this into my CD player every time the sun is down and I'm headed toward the big lights.  Amazing work.
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    djpretzel reacted to Jorito in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    It's not retrowave if it doesn't have the cheese! And if you need vocoders for it, you know where to find me
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Jorito in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Aight I got like a minute of something that resembles retrowave, and I'm gonna stick with it, cheese guitar solo & all ::)
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Gario in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Aight I got like a minute of something that resembles retrowave, and I'm gonna stick with it, cheese guitar solo & all ::)
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    djpretzel reacted to Rest1 in OCR03916 - SaGa Frontier "Abomination"   
    my God, I do not believe, 12 years waiting for a new remix of @about:blank and finally it resurfaces with its solitude in something new, and incredibly 'alone'. an incredible remix that deserves all the artist's worth, okay let's just say I have not gotten over 'Acrophobia' yet in my opinion it's in my top 3 favorite remixes of the site. the whole situation of loneliness and fall, that really moved me for 12 years, and finally waiting so long it resurfaces with another magical composition, thanks for the return and please do not forget us and post more, thanks
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Abadoss in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Hey I opened Ableton and... thought about the arrangement, for at least ten minutes It's something! The easiest, fastest, and most fun approach is to turn my relatively sad/somber source into, well.... something funky, and even a little disco.
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    djpretzel reacted to Black_Doom in OCR03913 - Jet Grind Radio "Butterfly Spy"   
    Ohhh, so dope! I've been playing a LOT of JSR/JGR lately, and this is just what I needed. "Sneakman" is one of my personal favorites form the soundtrack because of how energetic and juicy it is, and Caleb did it a wonderful job arranging this song. He managed to maintain the crazy vibes of the original, while bringing a new dose of freshness and funk to the table. The instrumentation is also very reminiscent of the original - same insane chunks of slap bass, wah-wah, breakneck percussion, and yet there were some new details like the brilliant synth and organ solos! The abused vocal sampling may throw some people off, but I really like it - that is actually one of the features of the original composition that made it so attractive for me! The incorporation of bits of "Fly Like a Butterfly" was also very cool here - they shuffled the things a bit, while keeping everything quite cohesive, which is obviously always nice! Very good job, thanks for making this. Gonna put this one on repeat for sure
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    djpretzel reacted to Jivemaster in OCR03913 - *YES* Jet Grind Radio "Butterfly Spy" *RESUB*   
    Well done. While the main melody is quite repetitive, the creative use of samples and dropping layers in/out gives this a similar style and feel to the original soundtrack. This would likely be my main criticism as well, in that your mix takes a lot of cues/inspiration from the original soundtrack, and while not necessarily a bad thing on its own, it would have been nice to hear some further creative exploration of the piece. That criticism aside, mixing is good, arrangement progression is good and mix duration frames the content appropriately.
    YES
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    djpretzel reacted to Souperion in OCR03912 - Final Fantasy IV "Tales of Courage and Sorrow"   
    Exquisite. You really captured a story-telling vibe in this piece, which is more than appropriate for the source. From the woodwinds to the percussion, it's wondrous and enthralling. Always good to have more Tripp music!
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    djpretzel got a reaction from Jorito in Lufia: Of Gods and Men   
    Hey I opened Ableton and... thought about the arrangement, for at least ten minutes It's something! The easiest, fastest, and most fun approach is to turn my relatively sad/somber source into, well.... something funky, and even a little disco.