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Dj Mokram

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  1. Digging the slow buildup and wonderfully chill direction on your 'My Home' wip. You've created a dreamy yet uncertain atmosphere with those lush pads coupled to the (albeit a little too upfront) detuned stabs. I'd suggest boosting the overall dynamics slightly, and progressively adding more complexity to elements like the percussions, playing with layers and effects for added depth, just to make the intro slightly less meandering before you transition into the meat of the source. I imagine you're aiming for the kind of soundscapes heard in PSO and above, to truly modernize the source, and imho you're headed in the right direction. Can't wait to hear how this one develops.
  2. Weird, the midi I linked comes straight from VGMusic. Doesn't have any author listed though, so not sure who did the original transcription. Thanks for taking a pass at the source. This made my day.
  3. This is a really fascinating idea that could potentially be a blessing or a curse, depending on implementation. Mind elaborating on your vision and/or requirements for those tracks?
  4. Great to see some Ridge Racer in there. Props to whoever comes through this round, cause hardcore is not an easy genre to arrange.
  5. The plan was to motivate others to enter the round during the extension. That plan has backfired. :D @HoboKa @Dextastic Thanks for the feedback guys, it's appreciated more than you know. :) @Bundeslang First place wooden spoon eh? I'll hit you up with a source asap.
  6. @DarkSim Guess I need to stop boosting frequencies that are out of my hearing range, especially the low-end. Thanks you so much for the listen and critique.
  7. Yeah, SoR2 pipe hit is one of the most cathartic sfx in all of retro gaming. Sadly Lizardcube didn't get the memo.
  8. Glad to see the compo is still going. Might try to get a mix in before the extended deadline. Are the old TS credentials still valid for compoverse? Worse case I'll send you a link.
  9. This massive undertaking is made all the more impressive considering what you had to go through to lay the groundwork for this project. More Phantasy Star coverage is always a good thing and I wish you mad luck in completing this daunting beast of a tribute. Cheers!
  10. Just committed the cardinal sin of remixing popular VGM by making this hybrid HipHop/EDM remix of Go Straight from Streets of Rage 2, to celebrate the release of SoR4. https://soundcloud.com/djmokram/knuckleduster Though I know this isn't admissible on OCR due to liberal use of in-game sfx, I'd still love to get some feedback for the arrangement, cause one ear can only take me so far.
  11. Been trying to get back into remixing for the past 5 years, while dodging massive curveballs and being forced into several hard-resets. But I'm not giving up, and carry on my mission to humbly celebrate under-appreciated VGM in whatever capacity life allows. Cheers. :)
  12. Ditto. Thanks to BOTH of you for taking the time to arrange the song. Your mixes made my day.
  13. Poll is a bit random. My suggestion was simply to look at what worked in the case of OCR compos when it comes to drawing contestants/voters, and apply some of that magic to your compo. Again, the formula of the PRC is fine and doesn't need to go through an existential crisis. Remixing a game instead of one specific source would make voting unmanageable imo. The source-selection skip/switch system suggested by Overkillius sounds pretty good to me. Having more than one option to submit a song is great, but allowing folks to vote here might do some good too. Most importantly, if you want more people entering the compo don't forget to talk about PRC outside of this thread. Ultimately, the goal is to find ways to up participation and minimize "XX days extension" and "winner by default" scenarios as much as possible. The Metal Gear, Front Mission and Ace Combat series feature some of my fav VGM out there. Excellent, yet criminally under-remixed soundtracks really. Were you by chance talking about the One Hour Compo? Got started with this in 09 and indeed it was great to meet for this weekly, fun little exercise, talking music with people in irc, the sense of urgency to complete a song in time and then listening to everyone's entries live at the end. Not sure the logistics of it would translate well to PRC though, with the time zone differences and small number of contestants/entries. Could be worth looking into... That's what the MIDI file is here for. Unless of course you prefer to translate the source by ear. Sadly I won't have time to submit a bonus entry this round, but I'll be sure to vote.
  14. Woah, wasn't expecting to win this. Great turnout this round y'all. Thanks for the feedback too. Sorry for the late reply @Bundeslang. Gimme a minute to find a source and send you a PM.
  15. Oh, snap! Didn't notice the extension. Been wanting to remix Easton Kingdom for aeons. Lemme see if I can cook up something awful in 3 hours. To clarify, I never meant to imply changing the compo to arrange super popular and overmixed songs. I was just using OCR as an example of success within the compo context. PRC must remain true to its goals and if you know me at all, then you know that arranging music from lesser-known games is my raison d'être as well. Amen to that, brother. PRC and OHC have done so much for me back when I joined the community. It's one of the best way for newcomers to get their feet wet with remixing or for old timers to jump right back in after a long break. Compos are always a fun challenge and a great place to share, learn and grow as an artist whilst having a good time.
  16. The VGM community fragmentation is but a relic of the past that needs to go. Participating to TS compos is a process far too convoluted for its own good, especially in this day and age. Too many signing-up / signing-in and out of different sites to join/upload/vote, too much back and forth, which isn't user friendly. Add to that the fact PRC is a relatively small event with modest following, focused on obscure games and taking place on 2 different websites dedicated to a relatively niche and often misunderstood hobby. Think about how these barriers of entry potentially restrict the compo and might discourage aspiring participants. OCR compos are successful in no small part due to covering popular games, which help attract a bigger crowd including well-known remixers, which in turn create anticipation and emulation. Addtionally, compos are being run entirely on site, including discussions, submissions and voting. Last but not least, their existence is being relayed via social medias, which helps spread the word about them. On the other hand, TS main site has been in limbo for a while, with no new mixes posted on RTS, next to no news posted on TS and no community interaction within the website proper. The life of the party comes from Compos, which are sadly being run in the back room in relative obscurity. It's nobdy's fault of course, but without some kind of promotion, participation remains limited to whoever already knows about PRC, is familiar with the current round's game, or is ok with the convoluted submission/voting process. Kevin, man: the sheer dedication/hardwork you've put into running this compo for so many years is awe-inspiring. But these events need to be consolidated/integrated into a common hub where people interact regularly, not relegated to a dark corner of the web alongside those who make TS compos a reality. A bit of social media advertising might also do some good, cause unless you spread the word or go actively fishing for new blood, people aren't gonna magically show up in droves on your doorstep. Another idea could be to release yearly abums with the winning remixes or themed compilations of PRC songs, to promote the event. Lastly, getting in touch with VGM radios/hosts could help raise awareness for the compo and in turn improve participation. Been slowly getting back into remixing, so I will do my best to join the compo again in the near future, whenever life permits.
  17. Having a sweet spot for ethnic instrumentation, Hydra's Swamp would be a nice fit. Will try to get you a wip this week-end Brad.
  18. Eino beat me to the punch on Lizard Dance, but I'll see if I can wip something up for another song later. Chrono Cross is long overdue for a proper tribute and Brad is a rad album director. Perfect match.
  19. Hoping to be back up and running in time to contribute. Are you guys doing something special for vol. 10?
  20. Sad to see this album go, it was a really cool idea. Individual mixposts can still bring all these under-appreciated PS1 gems to light though.
  21. Double Dragon 3 music is bloody good and needs a little LOT moar luv. As does the Double Dragon serie in general, so good call Will & Larry.
  22. Then let's make it better! I've sent you an email. We can pick this up early January if that's cool. Your call.
  23. Hoping to get back into PRC in 2016. Maybe this round. Oh, and Bundeslang always deserves a Bonus Point.
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