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Daemon Gildas

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  1. Honestly, the scene where Red XIII discovers the truth about his father stands out as the most emotionally powerful scene in the game, maybe even the whole series. But the thing is, I don't feel like there has ever been a cover that really matched the sadness they was conveyed in the scene; it's always super rigid, like they're more focused on mimicking the original tune, rather than adding emotion into the music.

    I play guitar, but it just doesn't sound the same. I feel like a Cello or Violin would really be perfect, or even a slow piano piece. Something that starts off slow and soft, almost like a whisper, but eventually builds into a loud, forceful sound! Really capture that emotion, sad but also profound and powerful.

    Anyways, that's my request, and I would be deeply appreciate anyone willing to take the time to try something along those lines! And also, if anybody knows a particularly good cover of it, please share!

    For those unfamiliar with the track:

  2. This is arguably one of the most memorable lyrical-songs to come out of a video-game in the past decade, so it seems odd that it doesn't have a single remix yet!

    I'm not just talking covers, either. Rather, it's got a pretty catchy melody, which is used several times in the game, the lyrics could obviously be played around with (would love to see Jose the Bronx Rican's take on them), and it just seems like it could be adapted to any number of genres, with or without lyrics.

  3. Quite frankly, Mystic Quest has one of the best Soundtracks in Gaming history -- which makes it all the more sad that it's such an overlooked game.

    Just listen for yourself:

    That's the Boss Battle theme. I also recommend listening to the (standard) Battle theme, the Final Boss theme, and also Lava Dome.

    Honestly, this game is ***BEGGING*** for some attention. Any genre of music would be welcome; for such an amazing soundtrack, there's been virtually zero experimentation with the tracks. They all have excellent "hooks" I think, though, so I could seem them working ina variety of styles.

    So... yeah, my personal request to all you fine folks is just to remix *ANYTHING* from Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest :)

  4. Personally, after hearing
    from the X68000 version of Akumajo Dracula, I'd love to hear a swing arrangement. It's a song that's rife for a larger variety of styles than it's been treated with, that's for sure.

    Man, I *LOVE* the style of that one! I'd kill to see it fully-realized with that same beat :D

  5. I gotta say, after several weeks, this may have moved up ot my *very* favorite remix on the site! I swear, *EVERY* time I listen to it, I feel like dancing. And not just Elaine-dancing or club-dancing, but actually busting out the break-dancing and Robot moves.

    Everything about it, to me, is perfect. It has great pacing, moves seamlessly between sounds... just a fantastic track, that's all there is to say, really.

  6. Glad to see that, in a game with some of the best, rockin'est tunes in the series, that a softer track like this gets a remix.

    It's just a great remix; nothing else really needs to be said. It's recognizable to the original track, but very subtle, and doesn't put all the chips on some overbearing electric-guitar-solo.

    It's calm, smooth, and just has a unique feel to it. Very interesting mesh between styles of sound, I can definitely see this is going to be on Repeat for the next several years.

  7. The game is infamous for having poor story, worse dialog, and watered-down gameplay; in short, it was the poor man's Final Fantasy game. Not to mention, it was developed exclusively for the US, being labeled "Final Fantasy USA" everywhere else.

    But the music was another story. Behold, three songs that I think really have the potential for some great remixes. Enjoy!

    Lava Dome:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pbFopEtI5Y

    (Normal) Boss Theme:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ0KilHkxFk

    The Final Boss Theme:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORMeyEOmQaQ

    Hopefully, you folks have the power to really bring this music back from the grave.

  8. I've always loved music, but never really pushed myself to do anything besides playing for the sake of playing. Well, OCR here has inspired me to take a stab at it, and really try my best to make some music of my own. Problem is, I got no idea where to start.

    First off, what's the best route to get started recording a guitar (both electric & acoustic)? It's really the one thing I'm pretty comfortable with. I can't really afford to drop a ton of cash, but this is the one area, more than anything, I'd be willing to consider it.

    After that, what's a decent "music program" to start with? Like I said, I've played before, but never touched a computer musically, so not sure what to expect. Do you just kind of play it by ear, and if you hear imperfections in the sound, start the whole thing over? Or is there maybe a more efficient way of getting the sound "just right"?

    I think that's probably all I'm capable of wrapping my head around at the moment, lol. Maybe some advise for a keyboard, but mostly just want to perfect recording the guitar at the moment. Any help is appreciated ^_^

  9. It's times like this, I really do wish I could play more instruments. To me, this song has *AWESOME* potential for a great remix. Here's a link to the original tune, first...

    Even now, I think it's still really creepy, even with such simple sound-assets. Like I said, tons of potential for creativity there, I think.

    Now, if I were capable of producing the kind of sounds some of you guys can, I always thought it would be brilliant as a heavy-metal remix, with lots of "stops" and drums to wind it back in. Of course, you'd have to let the original .midi start the remix, just to have the creepy-vibe, but delve into something similar to "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse", albeit much slower. Plus, on those instances the music kind of "stops" with nothing but five little "beeps", let the original tune take over for a split second.

    Lol, probably a little demanding for a request, but just wanted to give some input. Like I said, I can't really play anything except an old acoustic guitar (which I play by ear, can't read notes or tabs), so I'm just trying to get involed a bit ^_^

  10. Mystic Quest may have been a poor game, but the music had amazing potential. Unfortunately, the SNES just couldn't fully deliver. So, I'd simply like to request a remix from the game, if any of you are up to the task. To be honest, there are only two truly noteworthy tracks in the game.

    The first is "Lava Dome", which just seems like a Metalhead's dream (I play a spanish-acoustic, so can't really play guitar with that "edge" you need for good metal).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pbFopEtI5Y

    The second is the generic "Boss Battle" theme, but the music is anything but generic. Maybe I'm just biased, but that theme still raises the hairs on my arms when I hear it -- I can only imagine what a true remixer could do with that track.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ0KilHkxFk&feature=related

    Hats-off to anyone who attempts to breathe new life into these tracks.

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