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    Just trying to get better at remixing. I've been a lurker at OCremix since I was in middle/elementary school and look up to many remixers. Just joined in 2012
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  1. I try to write the remix the way I think it would be written if the game was released today. That makes you straddle the line closer to "cover" than arrangement, but I think it evokes a better response from nostalgia. Jake Kaufman's work in Duck tales Remastered is a good example of what I'm trying to get at.
  2. I don't consider myself good, but I think once I get a basic understanding on the concept of mixing I'll be one step closer!
  3. What is the general thought on sneaking a line or two from other remixers' takes on songs? For example I'm working on a Lava Reef remix, and listening back to it, I have a lot of elements from Xenon Odyssey's take on the same song from Project Chaos. I listened to that song a lot back when I was in middle school to the point where I associate his changes to the background riff to being the original version. To the veteran remixers, how would you feel hearing something you composed in a newer remixers song? Does that get to close to the line, or is it welcomed?
  4. Yeah, this was very helpful! I need to look up mixing a little bit more, because what you just described is a problem in a LOT of my stuff. I never actually realized what was causing it. Thanks for the tips everyone!
  5. Alright, I tried doing what you guys recommended. Pretty much I went into the mixer and put fruity limiter on the tracks that were peaking. I don't know if that was what you meant or not? This is what I have now.
  6. Not sure what else I need to do with the EQing besides taking out peaks, but this is the structure I think I'm going with right now. Any ideas?
  7. https://soundcloud.com/imspidermen/sky-sanctuary I still need a intro, and ending. I'm also deciding if I should make lyrics to this. I extended the hook of the original so it would sound more like a traditional chorus (The original only had one pass).
  8. Haha well that was easy! I ended up just putting a lot of reverb and decay on the kick and did a little EQing and it sounded fine. Thanks for the help!
  9. I don't know exactly what it's called, but the thing at the very beginning of the song before it actually starts Any links to tutorials or even what it's called would be help enough as well!
  10. I make a skeleton until I get to the chorus, then I build up whatever I'm in the mood to build, which almost always is the chorus, then verse, then bridge. Then, I make a copy of the song and paste it after the first chorus and then make differences to the second half (adding a solo, atmospheric change, or whatever) At the very end I decorate the song with whatever little frills or sound effects I want to add. I'm a huge noob at this though, so there's probably a better way at doing it
  11. Thanks guys! Maybe it's because im mixing two vsts together; one is a bell sound and the other is a synth. I probably need to go under the hood with them and try to make them not clash as much? Or I could lower them more like you said. What about it seems off? I'm just using the standard sound, and if theres anything I can do to make it sound better I would love to hear it! I don't think I know enough to try to mess with it myself and I've been trying to avoid doing it haha.
  12. Is it kind of faint sounding? I think it might be my choir vst. I can't figure out how to mix it for the life of me!
  13. Newest version. I filled up the middle section with light strings and chorus, thanks man!
  14. Today I was getting ready to add changes to a song and I noticed the drums weren't producing sound. When I try to reopen the vst it gives me this message: I've reinstalled both programs and I still get this error message. This has never happened before.
  15. This is kind of off-topic, but I'm loving the new name!
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