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About Synthony

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    Dan Hibiki (+75)

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  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Synthesis & Sound Design
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  • Real Name
    Vince Volpyne
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  1. Harsh? I love getting constructive feedback xD I wanted to know what could make this better and that's exactly what you have me ^^ As far as the mix and master... I'm gonna have to get rid of my studio phones cuz they aren't doing the trick. It sounded pristine on my studio phones, but in the car and on my fiancée's phone headset, the clipping is obvious and ghastly. I definitely need to make some adjustments >.< As for the arrangement, I started toying with melodies from "Guide You Home", which is a much richer source than the two I've already got -- if I throw that into the medley, I'l
  2. Actually, thanks to terrible mixing, you may not have heard the lead that's introduced at 1:14 -- still a good chunk in, but not nearly as bad as over two minutes. ^^; Here's an updated mix I've been toying with for the last few hours: http://soundcloud.com/vincevolpyne/wip-spyro-among-the-stars And yeah, I know a few hours doesn't make a good remix... I didn't back when I started it in October '11. I've improved tremendously at music production and composition since then, believe you me. The only real problem as far as the repetition goes is that the source material is pretty sparse in itself
  3. Old version: http://www.soundcloud.com/vincevolpyne/among-the-stars-spyro-remix UPDATE 10/5/12: http://soundcloud.com/vincevolpyne/wip-spyro-among-the-stars Source: Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning "End Credits (with Choir)" by Rebecca Knuebuhl and The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon "Valley of Avalar" by Rebecca Knuebuhl and Gabriel Mann I made this well over a year ago, and had it rejected by the judges' panel on the grounds of poor production and repetition. I want to update it now that I've improved a hundredfold in production, but frankly, I don't know what to do with it... can haz fe
  4. I don't use Harmor :v The bass synths in this were made with 3xOsc and various basic effects plugins. All-in-one softsynths are just clunky and unnecessary to me. I build my sounds from the ground up. B3 I can't for the life of me figure out how to make a kick drum punch through the bass, short of using a peak controller to duck the volume of the sub bass, which turns out too obvious by the time the kicks make it through... Sidechaining doesn't seem to want to work in my favor, like, ever, and it irritates the hell out of me. As for the EQing tips... thank you for being so very specific xD Equ
  5. Okay, after waaaaaay too much procrastination, I finally went back and remastered "Of Men and Monsters" one more time. This time, I've overhauled the previously repetitive drumlines, tremendously improved the mixing and mastering, and added some stereo madness to the lead synth, among other little tweaks here and there. An old mix of this tune was submitted to and rejected by the OverClocked ReMix judges' panel, who told me the arrangement was awesome but the audio quality... not so much. In the process of revamping this medley, I learned a TON about mixing and mastering which has proven valua
  6. Derp. Fixed. Also updated the mix per some of Rozovian's and A.COE's suggestions. http://soundcloud.com/synthony/pokmon-of-men-and-monsters
  7. Much better this time around! Good luck with the Judges' Panel! We definitely need more Pokémon mixes here! >w> By the way, have you given my dubstep Pokémon medley a listen yet? :3
  8. That... is hilarious. In the old version, all the drums were sampled from an actual kit. In this version, I used kick and snare samples from a couple of mainstream dubstep songs. And not they sound too real?! xD I kinda see what you're getting at, but a lot of the criticism I received on previous versions was that it didn't sound 'dubstep' enough. Mainstream American dubstep has a heavy focus on loud, punchy drums and distroted, talkative synths. What the old version lacked was punchy enough drums ^^;
  9. I can take that as a compliment, cuz I understand it's hard to respect something that's outside your usual interests. Thank you. I'm glad you don't completely hate it.
  10. Thanks for all the feedback, guys! I've updated the mix. Same link will take you to it.
  11. Awesome! 8D I'm excited to hear it! x3 Sucks about the roster changes though D;
  12. Love this cover. In my opinion, it's better than the original! So how's the live brass coming along? :3
  13. Not bad ^-^ I kinda feel like the hats should be a bit louder, to give a better sense of speed and energy to the track, but that's just nitpicking really. I'm not sure this one'll be up to snuff for OCR like This Treasure was, but it's still a good listen!
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