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About Light_of_Aether

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    I am currently a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan Technological University. I graduated from Michigan Tech in May 2014 with a B.S. in chemical engineering.

    I am the Lead Reorchestrator for Metroid Reorchestrated. Regarding samples, I use the Play versions of EWQLSO Gold and EWQLSC.
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    Will Pisani
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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
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    Saxophone: Alto

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  1. Light_of_Aether

    I want a Jet Force Gemini OST's orchestral performance to happen

    I don't think I've ever seen my music referenced in threads that I didn't start. It's a pretty cool feeling! Of the two, I agree that the original is a bit better. Mine feels like it's plodding along; it's not crisp like the original. I've thought about doing a whole JFG album using sample libraries, but that's not what you're looking for. What might be more realistic is having a university orchestra or a smaller ensemble record a few pieces. I wouldn't worry about licensing the music. From my understanding, it's not too hard obtaining licenses for most things. If you want to get a team together to take a crack at an orchestral JFG album (using sample libraries or real instruments), I'd be happy to help out.
  2. Excellent job on this! Do you have a download link?
  3. Sounds great! I love the atmosphere you have made here. The various instruments mesh very well together. My only suggestion is I think the bass is a touch too loud. Other than that, it's great!
  4. This is really cool!!! As far as submission goes, I'm not sure how the judges would feel about this, but I say go for it! I don't think you need to worry about humanization, though. It should sound like a video game (which it does).
  5. Light_of_Aether

    3. completed The Great Video Game Orchestra

    It's not traditional to have guitar in an orchestra, but it works. Sometimes you just need that guitar sound, especially with video game music (see Video Games Live with Tommy Tallarico). Your covers are pretty good! My favorite is Dragon Roost Island.
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    1. work-in-progress Pokemon Symphonic Remix: Route 203 DPP

    Sounds good! It could use some humanization to make it more realistic.
  7. Sounds good so far! I'm looking forward to when it's completed. I like your idea of combining themes with similar notes and chords. Maybe you could try adding pieces of each theme to the other themes?
  8. This is really good! I like how the soundscape changes; it never gets boring (which can be a concern with a longer track like this). This is definitely an improvement over the source track.
  9. This is great! I got chills while listening/watching. Great work on the video, too. Have you ever thought about putting your music on Spotify?
  10. This is awesome! A live flute would definitely add more life to the remix. You can definitely still hear the source tune so it's not too liberal. I could see this on the front page as well.
  11. Light_of_Aether

    2. ready for review Wicked Child (Castlevania) rock/metal cover

    Sounds pretty good! One way you could get more views is to include links to your music on Spotify and Youtube in your signature on this forum (and other forums). That way every comment you leave will be a mini advertisement for your music.
  12. What do you mean by a Genesis cover? Using soundfonts extracted from the Sega Genesis and using them in Chrono Trigger songs?
  13. Light_of_Aether

    1. work-in-progress "Smooth Criminals" Pokemon Colosseum Remix

    Wow, this is a great foundation! At first I wasn't sure about the vocals, but by the end, I was amazed at how much the vocals make the song what it is. I second the pizzicato standing bass and saxophone. It definitely needs more instrumentation to flesh out the soundscape. Great saxophone samples can be hard to come by; maybe you could ask around on here for a saxophonist to collaborate with? XPRTNovice is great! Maybe he would be interested?
  14. This is a very faithful orchestral remix. With your choice of source, your biggest challenge is making your orchestral remix sound realistic. The Super Mario Galaxy music was performed by a real orchestra so an orchestral remix of any of its songs should be as realistic as possible. The piano sounds okay, but the strings don't sound realistic at all. I agree with AngelCityOutlaw on the volume of the french horn: it's way too loud. It sounds great, but it's too loud. I feel like the trumpet volume is too high as well. What samples are you using by the way? Also, just so I'm clear, realism is achieved by how you program the MIDI information. Low quality samples can still result in a great-sounding remix if the arrangement was programmed well. You could have the Vienna Symphonic Library, but if you don't know how to use the instruments effectively, it doesn't matter. A good example of the low quality samples with great programming yielding an awesome remix is here: Medley.mp3. I don't know who the author is, but they did an amazing job with it. This is definitely a good first remix! Changing the dynamics would improve this remix a lot. I'm looking forward to hearing your future works.
  15. Light_of_Aether

    4. submitted Chrono Trigger - Main theme (Rock remix)

    Your remix sounds pretty good! I'm not hearing the modulation that Vidilian did, but I was listening on a 2.1 speaker system, not headphones. The only part I didn't care for was the ending (like the last 20 seconds or so). Everything else is great, though!