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  1. Little video some friends and I shot a while back of our boozy rendition of the catchiest tune every to blow out an ocarina. Accordion, guitar and washtub-bass.

    And the version I recorded to submit to OCR, on accordion,autoharp, toy piano and pokemon card on tire spokes.

    https://soundcloud.com/worldsbestgrandpa/soggy-carousel-song-of-storms

    Decided to finally sub it today after a year of thumb-twidling.

    Please enjoy!

  2. Thanks for the responses!

    I'm re-recording it now in a MUCH smaller room using 2 mics this time to get some stereo sound, which is new to me and actually pretty fun. It's definitely a lot "closer" and more full sounding. The only drawback is that now you can hear every little creak and click of my crumbling button box, but maybe that will just add to the charm. Hopefully the card on bike tire will blend it all together.

    I really wish I had something more creaky - there's a really noisy old door in my apartment I might try using. Added some heavy stomping in the new recording, but that will probably be it for percussion. Also trying variations on the toy piano but it's barely playable!

    Every time I'm in nyc I always hit up union square, the bedford ave stop on the L, or on st marks right near a cool game shop. Once the weather is warmer, I'll be out there a lot more. I'm just waiting for the day I see someone with an OCR shirt while playing a game cover! :D

    I should have a new version of this song in a day or two. Thanks again for the crits!

  3. [EDIT] NEW VERSION HERE --> https://soundcloud.com/worldsbestgrandpa/soggy-carousel-song-of-storms

    This time I'll post here for feedback before I submit to the judges :D

    The crowd favorite, "Song of Storms", on autoharp, accordion and toy piano with some pokemon card on a spinning bike tire action...

    https://soundcloud.com/worldsbestgrandpa/soggy-carousel

    Everybody seems to love this tune even if they don't know it's vgmusic. I play this tune every time I go busking with my button-box accordion (NY/CT/MA areas). People that do recognize it usually do a triple take. If you've ever given me a dollar, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    No compression or equalization - just mixed down. I'd really like someone's opinion about mastering this song. I'm using a Shure Beta57A microphone and the Tascam DP-02 portastudio. I'm worried my first sub might not get accepted because of some compression issues, so I'm trying to do it right this time.

    Any feedback would be helpful, thanks!

  4. Haha yeah there's no real lead instrument, but all the instruments contribute to the perceived melody. It's definitely about the oldtimey charm.

    Check out

    This is the "jam" sound that you'd here if you went to a fiddle or banjo festival.

    Thanks for the response! I did use the compressor on my recording unit. I'm not much good at that sort of stuff.

  5. Haha yeah there's no real lead instrument, but all the instruments contribute to the perceived melody. It's definitely about the oldtimey charm.

    Check out

    This is the "jam" sound that you'd here if you went to a fiddle or banjo festival.

    Thanks for the response! I did use the compressor on my recording unit. I'm not much good at that sort of stuff.

  6. Tired of FF7 electronica remixes?

    Me neither, actually, but if you got a minute and like banjos, harmonicas, fiddles and old junk like that, then check out the oldtimey folk-punk group Folk Y'all from New London, CT.

    We learned some video game songs for busking at ConnectiCon '12 and had a blast playing for waltzing cosplayers! No doubt we will be working on more oldtimey acoustic vg covers to submit it ocremix, but here's a link to our original stuff in the meantime:

    ConnectiCon '12 vg covers:

    Original songs:

    http://www.reverbnation.com/folkyall

    Let us play your basement:

    http://www.facebook.com/folkyall

    (Free ice cream sandwhich to anyone that can name all the vg covers)

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