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Flam1ng Dem0n

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  1. You two offered WAY more knowledge then I anticipated. Thanks a bunch! Jesus, you must have a good set of ears. I couldn't pick out all that as well as you did. Though I am not musically trained, so that probably plays a part in it. Thanks for the awesome break down of it!
  2. Also in the same song once the strings start, they have this sort of swell to them. It's on each third note in the beginning of the time. I am pretty sure swell isn't the right word here, but I don't know what the proper terms are.
  3. So I am having a hard time figure out how to recreate a common music technique heard in many fantasy songs. The best example I can give is the start of "Towards the Gate" from FF9. Towards the Gate Right at the start a bunch of woodwinds (and maybe some strings, I can't fully tell) play to where they swell (though I don't think that's the right word) towards higher tones. Giving a positive and joyful mood, but at the same time a sense of wonder. This same technique is heard in other songs as well from other things such as movies, and other games. Does anyone know how (if it is possible) to create this with samples? Meaning not live/recorded instruments? Having a hard time breaking it down and recreating it in Sonar with the samples I have on hand. Thanks!
  4. This is a pretty great remix, and not gonna lie. The intro sounded like a boss stage from one of the NES or SNES Mega Man games. So great job on this! Also all the train puns are right on track with this theme. Though I am having a hard time gauging how you aren't a comedian instead of a musician.
  5. I actually was one of the people to back both Chrono Cinematica and Zelda Cinematica. Surprised that Sam posted this publicly as (from what I recall) it was a backer/supporter only track. Though i personally don't mind, Sam Dillard does amazing work and I glad that others who might not have been able to back his projects can listen to his work.
  6. This song was just simply so beautiful. It hit all the right spots to make you feel. I played Final Fantasy IX back in the day and I still have my disc copy for PSX. The ending of the song hit me the hardest (with emotional chills going through my body), as it reminded my very strongly of the ending cut scene from the ending of the game. The cut scene filled me with happy and also sad emotions, you song did the same thing with how well it captured this part of the story. Amazing job, and keep going where ever home may be.
  7. I have always had a interest in the 80s style of music. It's sort of a mashup of different styles and instruments that you would think may not work out well, but yet it does. Within the first (about) five seconds into this song I instantly got that 80s music vibe. Even though I was born in the 90s and enjoy Orchestral music as my favorite type, there is something about a 80s synth that you just can't beat (or not dance to it's beat). And when you have multiple synths, it's even more interesting and fun. This song not only does 80s music (or what much of common day pop culture thinks 80s music is, like Kung Fury Ha ha ha), but also does the original song from the Chrono Trigger game (same name the game has but is the song) incredible justice. It's not everyday I could get down and boogie to a video game song that is remixed, but throw that 80s feel and vibe into it and you might have my Moon Walking like good ol' Michael Jackson. Great job on this classic song, and may your Wings of Time carry you far into your future of success.
  8. Personally I had a hard time wanting to listen to this piece. The beginning of the song was quiet, very quiet. I had to turn up my headphones (very nice ones mind you) to almost 100% volume. At first I thought it was just me, but I listened to other songs too (several from OCremix) and those were the correct volume. So I went back to the song (still with my volume high) and at about the 0:35 mark I get a ear blast from the song. There wasn't even a gradual raise in volume, it just slammed my eardrums with noise. This was a poor job in Mastering the song. The second issue I seemed to have with listening to the song (even after the ear blast), was what previous people had mentioned. The instruments used don't meld and mesh very well at all. The piano seems to be playing the melody, but the acoustic throws that off. At times I can't tell if the acoustic is playing the melody or if the piano is. I think this is because the piano is placed (audibly) in the background (so it is harder to hear) and the acoustic is placed somewhere between the foreground and mid-ground. Because of this, it's hard to tell what instrument is doing what. I can somewhat hear the Great Fairy's Fountain melody being played on the piano, but because of its placement it's hard to tell. Along with that, the beat that the percussion is trying to set seems all over the place. You should be able to tap your foot to a beat of a song (even ones that don't have drums), but I can't follow what the beat is in this song. The drums give a "up and down" feeling (like a Roller Coaster), which throws off the usual "feeling" you get when listening to the Great Fairy's Fountain theme. Overall, I think this song needed a lot more work before being posted. It's hard to follow and the sudden volume change in the first 30 seconds is startling. There is not even a "lead in" for the volume change. Just an ear blast.
  9. So I am trying to pull apart The Main Gate theme from Mega Man Legends. From what I can tell there are two Melodies, and one Chord section (Strings to be exact). The first Melody plays throughout the song and the second Melody plays a specific times during the song. However I am still struggling with figuring out how to make it unique or my own. Any suggestions?
  10. Sounds like a good plan! Thanks for the help. Now to either work with Halo: Covenant Dance or Mega Man Legends: Main Gate theme.
  11. Where I seem to struggle the most is trying to get the notes down to begin with. If it doesn't sound right, I change it and this seems to be a repeating process with me. I guess I am overly critical with myself and it has to be perfect, even from the start. Anyways, thanks everyone for your helps and good suggestions!
  12. This time last year I was taking a MIDI production course at a local college where I used to live (have since moved) and during that course my teacher called me a "Musical Enthusiast". He told me that I am someone who wants to make music but however does not have prior music theory knowledge or does not play a instrument. Fast forward to now. I still seem to struggle with composing/remixes songs so that they have my own "spice" or "kick" to them while still staying true to the original piece. I do have a 48 key Midi Keyboard now and really try to create or remix music. However I find that I get frustrated due to my lack of knowing everything about music composition. I don't fully know how to read sheet music and most just "try" to play something by ear. My question for anyone who can help me within this community is....What should I do to help improve my music creation/composition skills? I have looked on Lynda.com and have not found much in the way of helpful tutorials as most of their tutorials are just teaching you about how to use the software. I am currently using FL Studio and understand the Interface rather well, I know how to place notes and use plugins or Soundfonts. Again however I struggle with actually composing the piece I would like to make. I mainly want to remix currently existing songs right now. Maybe later I will make more of my own music but I really enjoy listing to video game soundtracks and wanting to remix the songs I listen to. Can anyone lend me some helpful advise? Thanks
  13. Wow! Thanks for the awesome feedback and reply! I was actually expecting sort of a...half a$$ response, as I usually seem to get those in other communities. If there was a "Thanks" button for your post, it would have been hit. I am currently in Game Art College, so I work on songs off and on when I can. So your feedback should be very handy when I get some down time. Thanks again!
  14. I have been working on a remix of Temporal Tower (from PMD) and this is what I have so far. https://soundcloud.com/f1re-dem0n/temporal-rain/s-26g7A Please let me know what you think. Thanks.
  15. Tried that, did not work. This error window pops up no matter the compatibility setting. So DOS-Box is in fact needed to use the file.
  16. YAY!! Got them working! I had to do a bit of hunting and install DOS-Box to get them up and running but they are now In FL Studio. I had no idea about about RMI being a Midi Sub-format. Thanks everyone. Also for those who would like to also get those file working too. Go to this website and fine the file called RMI2MID. http://www.gnmidi.com/gnfreeen.htm Then install DOS-Box (because the EXE file is originally meant for MS-DOS) and then follow the DOS-Box tutorials from there. Thanks again everyone for the help! Much appreciated. EDIT: I forgot to mention that I had to rename the file extensions for those RMI/MIDI files from .mid to .rmi to get the MS-DOS program to work.
  17. So I just found an old Midi Type Converter (made by Jeff Glatt) and it seems that it can't even load the Midi/Mid files. It's almost like the people who made the .mid files....encrypted them. Can you even do that with midi? It's really odd actually.
  18. I am going File->>Import->>Midi and like I mentioned nothing happens. Interesting, never knew about Midi having a sub-format. Maybe you can take a look at the files? I found them at this web address. http://www.ffcompendium.com/h/musicdb/ffsymphonic.shtml
  19. So a while back I found a website that hosted Midi Files from some of the Final Fantasy games. a couple of those files were written based off of the Final Fantasy: Symphonic Suite (from 1990) and I was thrilled to be able to finally tinker with one of my favorite Orchestral soundtracks. But something odd seems to be going on with the Midi (or Mid) files. I can open and listen to them in Windows Media player just fine, but when trying to import into pretty much any Music application that loads Midi (such as Audacity, FL Studio) it won't work. FL studios status bar reads "Parsing Midi Data" but nothing ever happens and when moving the mouse elsewhere in the window the text in the status bar changes to show what your mouse is hovering over. Almost like FL Studio was never told to import the file. Also there is one file that throws up an "Error Parsing Midi Data" in FL Studio, but even that one works fine in Media Player. So to be honest, I have NO clue what the heck is going on. The last update to the website was back in 2009. Though even with the age of the website and the files on it, it should not matter. Since Midi is still in version 1.0 and has been that way since its creation (as I was taught in my Music Applications Class). I can link the website if necessary, otherwise I can upload the files on a file sharing website if that would work better. I would really love to import these Midi/Mid files into FL or even Audacity to tinker with them and play around with the Midi Commands. Though with what is oddly going on, I can't. If anyone knows what might be happening, then that would be awesome. Thank for any help given.
  20. When I heard about the new Super Mario 64 OC Remix album, I was so excited to hear music from my childhood. And to top it off, Koopa's (Bowser's) Road was and still is one of my favorite songs from the game. So when I started listening to this song, I was really pumped. Though I was NOT expecting a Dubstep sort of twist to the song. Let me say that I am not a huge fan of Dubstep, but this song is one of the few exceptions to that rule for me. When I heard it go into Dubstep "mode", I was shocked and rather iffy about the song. Though listening to the whole thing changed that feeling into something different. I actually thoroughly liked the song, even with the slight Dubstep twist to it. So all in all, great song with a new spin while keeping the old feel from the game. Rating: 10/10 (Not joking either).
  21. Thanks for the helpful advise everyone! I am planning on adding a intro to the song, and I am inspired to do some guitar in it. Here is the thing though... What guitar is used in the song from the Halo 2 Main theme from the Halo 2 Soundtrack? The song is called Halo 2 Mjolnir Mix. Here is the song on Youtube: The Guitar starts at 0:20 seconds into the video. If someone can identify or even come close to the type of Guitar, and then post it here that would be awesome. Thanks
  22. Thanks for all the helpful advise! Means a lot and just to let you know I did improve (in my opinion) the song a lot from the one I originally linked. Here is the new version of the Covenent Dance Remix. https://soundcloud.com/f1re-dem0n/last-dance-of-the-covenant-2 Does it sound better? Or about the same as the first one I linked? Also, I know it says "Final" but that may not be the case. I plan to make it MUCH better, but I am trying to figure out how at the current time. So for now, just ignore the word "Final". Thanks again for the advise and help.
  23. Here is a song that I have put together. I made it in FL Studio, please let me know what you think. Can it be improved? Or it is pretty good as it is? Here is the link. https://soundcloud.com/f1re-dem0n/last-dance-of-the-covenant This theme is based off of the Halo 1 song called Covenant Dance. Though I have renamed it to Last Dance of the Covenant. Since you are more (in the game) like ending their last dance by killing them. Please let me know what you all think. Thanks
  24. This remix reminded me of an old movie theme from my childhood. I really enjoyed that movie when I was young and when I heard this song, it reminded my of the Mask of Zorro main theme. From (what I am guessing is) the acoustic guitar solo, to the parts with the electric guitar that sounded like something you might hear from within the theme from the Mask of Zorro. It was all so epic that I enjoyed every bit of the song. Awesome song! Love how it reminded a movie from my childhood!
  25. Round and round this song goes, when i will stop listening to it...nobody knows. Weather it be now or never, only the clouds will tell when all of them come together. Song of Storms will live forever, never dying nor being forgotten. This is the true essence of the Song of Storms and shall we not forget it.
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