PixelPanic

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  1. The first album is a little rough because there's like no bass, but the Summer Singles/Dawn Metropolis/Scott Pilgrim era will always be 10/10 for me.
  2. Slime Girls - Sorta surf punk or indie pop with chips, they're getting sorta underground-big, but I didn't see them mentioned in the thread. Super good arrangements, and I'm pretty sure they use LSDj which is always an inspiration. I make stuff too but I'm not confident with my production/mixing skills to post it. It seems like more and more people are going to 9bit or fakebit, which is fine, but I liked the first Anamanaguchi album more than the rest because it felt simpler, not so bogged down in production. Their sample based stuff is definitely good, they got my #3 album of the year last year (beat by Superchunk and Streetlight Manifesto), but it feels like they have a different approach to arranging when they changed tools, and I liked the more indie rock stuff compared to the dance-y stuff. Prom Night is my favorite song of all time though.
  3. Been working on a similar thing, actually. Concept songs for different gym leaders, in the same key as the original, but with different chords/melodies so-as to stand up on their own. I'm interested, but I don't want to full commit right now. For example, my Brock one is about going up to the mountains, hoping a sabbatical will help a failing relationship. It's not really about Brock but the concept was around Mt. Moon and uses the key of the Pewter theme.
  4. would you be able to pm me how you do it? I looked around but didn't find much
  5. he'll/she'll be the youngest to get a passed remix, (over)clocking in at 3 years old
  6. I posted non-remix music to a non-music forum and got responses like "I don't like the genre" or "it's good!" :I Not a criticism in sight. I...r-really? For such a bad rep Homestuck fans have gotten and how dense the community must be, that impresses me.
  7. It's really cool if you like novelty stuff, but I don't really have a place/want for stuff like that, though I love the concept.
  8. Happy B-Day! Sorry for all trouble I gave with the Cid stuff!
  9. If you've never played a jrpg before, you want the quintessential Final Fantasy experience, play FF4 or the Dawn of Souls remake of FF1. They are both games that run on relatively low story compared to giants like FF6 or FF10. If you're familiar with the story-heavy nature of jrpgs, good ones to start with: FF1, FF4, FF6, FF7, FF8, FF10
  10. Trombone Toad is the best and anyone who disagrees is wrong.
  11. Earthbound - Beautiful music, not all orchestral or hard rock like most other games, based a lot around jazz, swing, and early rock/blues, it definitely caught my ear. Pokemon Black and White - A more recent example, but it's music was really, really good, AND if you talk to certain people in towns, you get extra instruments to join in the music, which just blows my fuckin mind. Mother 3 - But for different reasons than Earthbound. In this game, battle mechanics influence how well your attacks do. Each character has an instrument that they are represented by. When you use that characters attack, if you tap the 'A' button in rhythm with that instrument, you get bonus mini-attacks. Again, blew my fuckin mind. Final Fantasy 6 - This game has great compositions and excellent ambiance. But that's not really why I liked it. It taught me the effectiveness of a leitmotif, or a recurring melody/musical cue. Mega Man 2 - Oh man Mega Man 2 rocked my socks.
  12. My favorite games end up being the ones that will keep my attention and be entertaining for the whole ride, so in essence I am looking specifically for replay-ability. That said, I agree that super-imposed challenges that go against the games intended mechanics like doing limited runs or lv1 runs are boring and akin to grasping at straws.
  13. I like to go to the OverClocked ReMix forums.
  14. I haven't even seen it in hordes, just when pokemon with quick animations come out, like Beedrill
  15. Never had a problem with the bottom screen. but of course I've had the top screen lag
  16. 1) Towns are definitely uneventful, but talking to NPCs in this game is super important for TM/HMs and items, so I find myself remembering this much more than Gen 5. 2) The music this generation is probably my second favorite, losing to Gen 3 (ya can't beat trumpets) 3) More Pokemon to catch is...bad? 4) Pokemon Amie can affect how the pokemon performs in battle. Maxing out affection not only raises happiness, but can also let the pokemon evade attacks and get more critical hits. Super Training is EV training and I won't bother explaining that Not being antagonistic, just my counter-thoughts
  17. I saw the Mountain Goats in concert, and the last encore was their song "The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton," which was preceded by a story where John Darnielle was a nurse at a mental ward, and he was interviewing a 13 year old kid, who was just brought in against his will. The story is heart wrenching, and was then followed by a piano version of the song, which had so much more emotion put in, being a song about kids having their lives and dreams ripped from them. I was nearly in tears. , this is not the concert I was at, but this is the speech and the song he played.
  18. We are clearly taking different tones from this guys original post, so I'm willing to drop this because it's all conjecture at this point. I didn't think he sounded childish, but you did, and when you called him childish, two different branches of what happened stemmed off, and everything went downhill. I don't really want to end with "opinions are opinions," but I really don't think we'll convince each other about what the situation is. Well that's just not nice I just hope hard feelings are not taken from this thread or given by anyone. From my point of view, it's all harmless opinion and the album wouldn't have gotten the $10 whether or not the topic was made in the first place.
  19. I don't get why you guys still jumping down the guys throat. He posted something incidentally controversial, everyone, even DjP, responded with their views, and the guy conceded his point after seeing how the community responded. Let's leave this be without it becoming an extreme name-calling, 'killer studio chops'-esque derailed thread. The only thing we've gathered from these abusive comments is that everyone is an asshole looking to bring down someone who might not understand a certain point of view. But now he has seen this point of view, and he has left with something new. You brought up his age, so the pots calling kettle black. Now, he could have left it there, but you ad hominem-ed in a thread specific titled 'Opinion,' so you sorta had it coming.
  20. Actually, considering this costs money, I wonder if the mp3 of it will show up on Pirate Bay in some time. I wouldn't download it, but I wonder if the divide between free and pirate-worthy is so thin.
  21. Issues only really come up when it's big labels fronting tours and advertisement and recording costs. Rock musicians tour and sell CD's at shows. DJ's can usually do the same, but from my understanding, it's a different situation. If the artist can't make back the money the label lent them, they go into debt, so they want as much money out of it as they can get. Piracy is only a big issue because of bloated budgets and high expectation with no safety net for the musicians. Now, if an independent band/artist wants to make moolah, and they see a pirate of their album, that's a bad situation. That said, usually the ability to pirate can be correlated to the popularity of the artist, so again, not a big issue. There are some musicians who support piracy, though. Streetlight Manifesto, for example, disliked their label and got almost no money for albums sold, and for their last album on the contract, they leaked it and told the fans to pirate it or buy it from them on tour instead of buying it on iTunes or from Victory Records. Only one case, but hey.
  22. Unova was a blast, but Kalos is still streets ahead of Sinnoh
  23. The morality of charging money for this project is virtually non-existent by the fact the site is just as enjoyable without those couple songs on the MM25 album. There are 2618 songs posted on the site as of posting this comment, not including those on albums but not posted on the front page, nor competitions/workshop/etc. So even if we compare it to the substantially smaller number of just front page remixes, it's less than 1% of the total content you are missing out on. It's sort of like in a free to play game, when they have a pay shop. You don't have to pay anything at all to the organization/corporation, but if you do, you get something out of it. Now, I understand the guys concern, I certainly don't think he's a prick, but I, myself, am all about private organizations holding personal rights and owing nothing to it's user-base and whatever, so, OCRemix, do whatever you want, I frankly couldn't care less, I'm just enjoying the ride. You could make all remixes cost $1 and I'd just have to deal with that.
  24. I learned about OCRemix in 2009, but after searching through songs on the site, I came across a lot of them that I'd been hearing for years over different media sharing programs. Most notably this one, which I downloaded believing it was by System of a Down, gave no credit to the remixer, his original post on his site, and no ocremix link. Then I joined the forums in 2012.