Doni

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    Vancouver, BC, Canada

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    http://www.donimusic.com

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    Hey y'all, my name is Doni. I'm a producer/DJ operating out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I grew up on video games. That's why I like killing, eating mushrooms, blips and bleeps.
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    Doni
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    Drums
    Vocals: Male
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  1. It would be easy to add filters and cuts and other tricks, but thats not the style of this song. The sum of the parts is what should grab you, if it doesn't, then the song is just not your style. The drums are indeed static throughout the song. The style is sort of a lazy-esque groove. I could knock about with little fills and changeups but the song doesn't require that level of complexity. If I was going to change the bass, I'd need to hear more complaints about it than just one. Could be an opinion thing. So far all the comments I have on youtube haven't raised any concerns about it, so I'll wait on that.
  2. Glad you liked it... I don't see how this would be too close to the original considering all the changes I made. The only thing that is kept the same is the notes in the lead. Changing those wouldn't make much sense as they are very simple and I am not a fan of dawdling with them simply because it hath been decreed that a remix requires dawdling. Most of my remixes take this path... Funk out the bass, change up the drums, at layers of effects and build segways; but keep the leads as they are. That's what makes the track recognizable and what I think makes fans happiest. It's what I like at least
  3. Hello my friend, To answer your questions: Thicker drums could be achieved in many ways. You could put a compressor on them or a gate. You could layer some more on top as has been mentioned previously. If you do layer the drums, try putting some chrous on one of the layers to give the drums some added depth. Drum composition tutorials can be found en masse on youtube. The mix is a bit too quiet... the bass needs more power definitely. Can barely hear the wub wub. It is an interesting chillaxing style you've got here. The switch up from hip hop to dubstep is pretty cool but if the drop was harder it would be more awesome.. keep working at it hope that helps
  4. Reviving this to see what the good ppl doing pre-reviews might think of it... they might well be sick of me right now! The MP3 sounds alot better than the youtube version, so DL it here: http://www.donimusic.com/soundfiles/Earthbound_-_Lost-Underworld_-_Doni-Electr-oh-remix.mp3
  5. It's not meant to go anywhere... for me, the source is about a tight groove. A few minutes to bob your head. It's not meant to "go anywhere". I heard PR's mix. Yea, it's good, but I wouldn't call it stylistically similar at all. Both songs have house elements but he's going for an american electro sort of sound and I'm going for something a bit deeper and cheekier. But that's almost case in point; PR's remix is good in it's own right. It's not the same as mine. Some people will like it, others won't. A quick look in the comments for his track reveals that many people don't like the compression he's used, which he clearly used stylistically.
  6. Thx for the link to the sauce, I already submitted it there Denying remixes they liked because they didn't fit the standards is just the opposite side of the spectrum. What I would think works best is some combination of abiding by the rules and sonic judgement. If my mix is repetitive... that's what it is supposed to be... a ton of video game music is repetitive, so it strikes me as odd to denounce repetition.
  7. Meh.. the sad thing is that OCR has such bizarre standards. Everything seems to be evaluated in the context of "remixes we like" or rather, strictly based on opinion (or strange forces I cannot come to grips with) Never heard of The Sauce, but I guess I can submit it there. I just want ppl to jam to this grove should they feel the urge, OCR acceptance or not
  8. Indeed, I suppose you are right... if it goes up as an OCR track it'll get to more ppl... Let's see what the mod review says before I go back into it
  9. i love when the subtle arps come in around 2:20... oh if only I had me a spliff
  10. Thanks for listening Patrick I'm glad you liked it. In reality, the song was made just for you and others who like the source and can appreciate the mix. Repetition on this one was definitely intentional... although it would not be too hard to put in a little segway here or there The track is meant to be something I can drop fairly easily in one of my DJ sets, it's here to be appreciated the chrono cross remix was cringeworthy for me, but that's an opinion thing. I hate trance of that variety the g n g mix u linked to was pretty good but perhaps that track is less dancefloor friendly and more headphone friendly. The changeups felt a bit forced at times, other times they worked really well. It's definitely a great mix but different than what I'm going for. That doesn't mean I couldn't add something to my mix, however Anyhow, I might submit this, maybe... depends... not sure... but really its just for the people, so if the people decree it be so, I shall submit it!
  11. no love for Star Tropics 2? ye olde soundwaves is cryin'
  12. what a sexy source indeed I like your mix could be worth finishing.. it's a bit 90's rave at present which is alright if that's your thing I'll def be giving this a go. nice find
  13. Hey all, Here's one for ya. Star Tropics 2 has some excellent tunes that deserve a bit more attention, so here's one. Sort of a lo-fi funk electro jam. Enjoy! The links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EmLZLf3pHw http://www.donimusic.com/soundfiles/StarTropics2_-_Overworld-IceAge_-_Doni-Neolectro-Remix.mp3 The source:
  14. suggestions for what parameters I could muck with? I'm only playing with the LFO, the freq and the release I know what you mean, but 'busy' is kind of my style. This is dubstep because of the half time beat and the wub wub... I know that normally dubstep doesnt have a prominent lead in the mix normally. perhaps that opinion? It is a bit different than most of the stuff OCR accepts, but I'm really just posting this for ppl to listen to if they want Ok, and I like the feedback... I was trying to add something to the typical dubstep mix but when I do a final master of the track I will consider what you've said for sure
  15. Yea I listened to PR's mix. It's excellent, but different than mine. I'm doing alot of things that are not conventional for a dubstep track... also, the sound is not supposed to be a smooth flowing groove... perhaps you don't like the style but I think others will