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    San Luis Obispo, CA


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    Hi everyone! My name is Ben and I've been enjoying video game music since the very first time I played The Legend of Zelda. My influences include John Powell, Koji Kondo, Motoi Sakuraba, Marc Reift, and the classic composers. I write music primarily in a wind band/jazz/big band style.
  • Real Name
    Benjamin Paric
  • Occupation
    Taco Bell Manager
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  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
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  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Ocarina, Recorder

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  1. Wow, I think it sounds great! The instruments are modulated well and actually I don't think it's too "cover"-ish. I especially enjoyed the brass parts. The random piano-mood-activate also helped to separate it from the original track :3 Excellent work! Hope you don't mind if I save it :3
  2. Yeesh, I want a friggin' piano sword. Certainly sounds like we're venturing into a dark forest! I like when the snare kicks in; it adds a sense of duty, like we're marching! I like the background beat, but I could have used maybe a twenty second break from it. If this were played over and over, it might start to wear on the player a little bit. Maybe a bridge where you reprise the main chord structure in a soft, ethereal, mysterious way could highlight the dark beauty of a place called "the corrupted forest." \^.^/~
  3. WOW! I thought this was just me. This happens to me ALL the TIME with the Aria player and all the Garritan libraries ever since I upgraded to FLS 10. I think it might have something to do with the processing power of the computer, somehow. It happens a lot less on my new Core i7 Samsung laptop that it did on my old Core i3 Satellite. But for the life of me I can't find the setting to fix it! Even worse, for me the problem seems random. It doesn't always affect the same notes, and some notes play fine! I can't believe more people aren't having this issue. P.S. Both computers used a SoundBlaster X-Fi audio card with ASIO 2.0 drivers, so I don't think it's the sound interface...
  4. If you have an iOS device, I'd recommend an app called Music Studio: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/music-studio/id328608539?mt=8 It's a portable DAW with extensive sequencing capabilities and really nice samples (for the price). It costs $15, plus $15 more to unlock all the hidden instruments. It's actually the exact same build as FL Studio Mobile (that program is just a reskin of this one), but Music Studio is updated more frequently, with more relevant features. If you want to take portable production further, You can add an iRig to attach your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad to an external microphone and record audio directly into Music Studio: http://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-IP-IRIG-PLG-IN-AmpliTube-iRig/dp/B003T1WCBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340126636&sr=8-1&keywords=irig I also recommend the Akai Synthstation 25. It's a MIDI keyboard controller that has a charging dock for your iPod, and velocity sensitive mini-keys so you can record precise MIDI data right into the program: http://www.amazon.com/Akai-SYNTHSTATION25-25-Key-Keyboard-Controller/dp/B0038YX3C2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1340126721&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=synthstation Hope that helps!
  5. Hi everyone! My name is Ben, but online people call me LP for short. Oh, it's not short for Ben. It's short for Legendary Possum! Legendary because I love all things legend. Brutal Legend, The Legend of Zelda, legendary berry fruit punch. Wasn't a big fan of I am Legend, though. And possum because I just love the little underappreciated buggers to death. With their big ol' mouths and their widdle paws and the way the babies climb all over the mama like she's a jungle gym. I'm getting the word out about possums! I'm an avid collector and listener to video game music and I have been my whole life. I'm just now learning this composition business, but I think I'm on the right track! My inspirations are, beginning with the obvious, Koji Kondo and Motoi Sakuraba. Then comes John Powell, James Newton Howard, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, etc. And last but not least, the classical composers and, in particular, the efforts of Swiss musician Marc Reift and the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (look 'em up on Amazon). I really enjoy the big-band, wind-orchestra sound, and I'm trying to emulate that in my current and future ReMixes. I look forward to getting and giving feedback to all my fellow musicians here at OCR! ~LP
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