Nonamer

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  1. Ooooh this is pretty sweet!

     

    **ReMix Submission tips**

    You may want to try and vary the percussion a little bit. For most of the song it's the standard boom tish in the background. You don't have to go crazy with it, but I'd say maybe every 4 or 8 measures you add something a little more free form.

     

    It also kind of ends rather awkwardly. Maybe give it the standard rock ending just so it doesn't leave the listener hanging.

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    Great work. Keep it up!


  2. So all's well to set and jet, but one lingering question remains...How am I gonna say HiYa to all you wonderful people in person, seeing as everyone I know here ( who each has been sooooo helpful to me this last year!) I know only by your Nom de guerre? hmmmmm.......well Look for me I'll be the one wearing a video game themed tee-shirt........:|........ seriously, I will certainly be at that OCR workshop. So if you see a Swissware back pack and a Powerglove....why not say hi? I'll buy you a Coke*

    It might be a good idea to write your username on the MAGFest badge. I might also get some of those stickers seen at networking events, just for the heck of it (Office Depot is just right around the corner).


  3. It certainly is a conservative remake, but I like that you kept the original ambiance of the source.

    For me, the added instruments come too late. I start off listening and think "Oh this guy just remade Dire Dire Docks," but it wasn't until a full minute into the song that I realize that this is a more substantial remix. I'd maybe cut or shorten the first loop of the source to bring the other instruments in sooner.

    The comments are spot on in the link with regards to the the cymbals. Tone them down just a bit.

    Nice song, bro (or sis)!


  4. I didn't post my New Years Resolutions last year, but here they were (and how I did):

    -Finish that book. Done!

    -Graduate without any unforeseen problems. That also was a success.

    -Get a REAL job. It took 3 months of grueling job searching, unemployment and a low-paying (great) internship, but I got one!

    -Reach below 180 pounds. This did get accomplished, but has since climbed back up, though now its going back down again. Stability helps.

    -Compose at least one full piece. This I failed at, but I wasn't really able to given the things I was doing.

    Here's the resolutions for 2015.

    -Compose a choral piece for the WMGSO.

    -Improve physical wellness and stamina (no more target weight bullshit).

    -Keep working on the Sonic 25th Anniversary album.

    -Post more on OCRemix and hang with more cool people.

    -Get a raise (maybe!)

    -Keep studying Japanese and take/apply for the N5 JLPT.

    -Save enough money to buy something for myself.

    -Watch some good anime (or at least get a Crunchyroll account!)


  5. I can now definitely confirm I'm going to MAGFest! I just got my ticket.

    Also, is anyone able to room up with me? If I can't share a room at the Gaylord (which is sold out), I'm going to grab a hotel room at the Hampton Inn next door. Deadline is Thanksgiving Day!

    Once again, I offer free housing (and only $10 for overnight parking) for anyone wishing to stay in the DC area before or after MAGFest (Thursday night and Tuesday night onwards). Q-pa and Bahamut can confirm my hospitality.


  6. For those looking to participate in the album, here's a list of main series games (ie not handheld or spin-offs) that have yet to be claimed:

    (technically they're two games on OCR)

    (CAN YOU FEEL THE SUNSHINE!?!?!?!)

    *shudders*

    (crap game, great music)

    ($5 to whoever does any track BUT "Seven Rings in Hand")

    Sonic and the Black Knight

    (no "u" in colors cause 'merica)

    Sonic Gener...oh wait! Nevermind. :P

    (note: this project will not accept the Zelda or Yoshi songs)

  7. How about barring remixes from any game that already has an album? Then maybe someone will finally remix Sonic Drift 2.

    Such a rule would practically eliminate the first 3 games (S3 and K are 1 game in my book), which are almost critical to an album such as this.

    Instead, we'll do what we can to have remixers choose from other sonic games in the catalogue. I'll also reach out to those who expressed interest by suggesting themes from under-remixed games. Such nudging may yield positive results.


  8. Fitness/hippie/gaming related question - I like nerd swag that I can use practically that isn't just pins or shirts. My hair is also getting too long to work out without it slapping me in the eyes. Do you guys know a place I can get sweet gaming/nerd/anime sweatbands? I've checked thinkgeek, but I'm not up to snuff on good places to buy that kind of stuff...

    Oh, in fitness related news, I got invited to become a parkour instructor. Woot! Now I have FIVE jobs!

    When do you SLEEP?!?!?

    I'm proud to say that the new place I moved into has a gym downstairs. I go at least once a week, and they have weights, cardio, and some basic equipment. I'm going to try and build some upper-body muscles. Any recommended exercises?


  9. Thanks, I'll definitely check that forum out.

    I might also even check out industry events. That's stuff like E3 right?

    E3 is the top industry event, as is GDC. However, I would suggest looking at local industry gatherings in your area. The major conferences can be pretty pricy, and without a profile or base you'll be another ant in the colony.

    Every metropolitan area has at least some gaming/nerd conventions, and if you're lucky there may be a few indie devs showing off their prototypes (MAGFest has a few of them I know). If not, look up local game devs and ask if they have a monthly/weekly meeting.