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Skolar

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  1. I don't know what I did to deserve that trailer, but I hope I can figure it out so I can do it again.
  2. I don't have the knowhow to give any technical feedback, but I think this is fantastic. I'd like to formally request some Animal Crossing tunes with the same treatment!
  3. So good! Very cool. Yeah, I think a little bit of production tweaking is the main improvement to made here, the volume levels on a few things could be jiving a little better, but overall, this is fantastic.
  4. Argle's post is slipping down the forums because nobody has played Donkey Kong Land? I don't think so! Preemptive bump powers: Activate! It's fun to find a thematic direction in those 8-bit sounds. Right from the get-go this one smells not at all unlike Daft Punk to me. Very, very nice job.
  5. Ah, all good points! Thank you very much! I agree the bass could benefit from some better EQ'ing for sure. I'd like the bass to have this (bit that starts at 0:17) feel to it. More interesting sounds, better bass. More interesting drums, too. I'm on it. What I have so far is definitely not much more than a start, I'll keep at it. Yeah, for such a short loop, the "invincible" source really does work well as a foundation for putting all kinds of stuff over the top of it. I can hear to that chorus twice thinking I've only heard it once, it's very easy to listen to.
  6. Remix on SoundCloud I couldn't help taking a crack at this song after being reminded of it by killingpepsi's remix a few days ago.
  7. You're doing it again. You're making me wish I knew how to do this type of stuff. Excellent, as usual, dude.
  8. Dang.... this is cool. It's mellow and understated, yet creative and bold! Like a good...um....cake.... or coffee.... or something. Finally someone else who acknowledges the sheer awesomeness that is those accompaniment chords to the Starman theme. If it wasn't for Sticker Star I would think Nintendo had some kind of secret plan to never use that expanded version of the song ever again.
  9. I'm always ready to be pleased with a Metal Man rendition, and this one surprised me right from the start. Very nice! The only suggestion I think I could make is that the slowdown at the end, while it is the perfect way to end this remix, (and is also pretty unexpected, in keeping with the rest of the track) it seemed a little bit rushed to me. It might sound smoother if you put the breaks on a little bit more gradually.
  10. Dude, nice. I started playing sections of the old and new version back to back, trying to figure out what exactly it was that you changed. I'm not quite able to pick it out, is it just some settings with the compressor? The new version sounds much more professional. Seriously, very, very nice. I think listening to this inspired me to have a better day.
  11. Awesome rendition. Was that supposed to be like... a metaphor for the way Kirby games always go from "bouncy and happy" to "crazy and gritty"? Very, very cool. The world will never have too many Kirby remixes.
  12. I'm kind of relieved that the world isn't over yet, mainly because I haven't gotten to play New Super Mario Bros. U, yet, and I'm pretty sure I'm getting it for Christmas.
  13. Dude, this is very good. It has a very clean sound to it, the notes are clear and straightforward, and it makes it sound satisfying and deliberate. The fact that there's not much reverb stood out to me a little. With the overall synthetic sound the remix has, that's actually totally fine, but some added reverb to a couple instruments might give it a slightly different sound. Not better, just different. My brain at 2:56 : "DudethatsoundslikeEarthbound!!" At the end, does the piano start out quiet and then fade in as everything else fades out? I think that may be making it sound a little bit abrupt, to me.
  14. I'd say this is even frostier than the original. Very, very good! If there are any improvements to be made here, I'm not seein' em. This is excellent.
  15. What's that? Remix a David Wise track from an NES game I've never heard of? Sounds like fun! Here's what I've got so far. I'm interested to hear what Kanohi comes up with, maybe somebody else will pitch in too and we'll have all three.
  16. Here's a remix of the first boss theme from Cabal on NES. I saw it over in the Requests section and thought it sounded pretty cool. Remix on SoundCloud Being unfamiliar with the game myself, I just went with the first direction I imagined when I heard it, keeping in mind "boss theme," and "NES shooter". This was a fun exercise in winging it and making up stuff. Critiques are welcome, and enjoy.
  17. This is what happens when I try to remix something without first checking the source... some kind of sappy sounding 50's thing... It was actually really fun to do, and I was kind of pleased with how drastically my imagination changed the bassline and overall tone of it. Remix on SoundCloud I'm not sure what to call the source, since I unfortunately can't find it on the interwebs right now. I know it only as "track 30 on KRTD's sound test."
  18. Thank you, those are very good points. Now that I've had some time away from this one I can see exactly what you mean on all of them. I think I tried too many different things at once without committing fully enough on them. I'll keep working on it. Great-sounding saxophone is probably not something I should be obliging myself to achieve with my current skills.
  19. Adding drums to a cool, mellow song like this is a lot of fun to hear. Arrangement-wise, this is awesome. The processing isn't right, yet, I'd have to say. I'm glad somebody who knows what they're talking about brought up the clipping and bass, those were what I picked up as the main issues as well, I think. I think this will sound fantastic once you fix the mixing issue. I'm not sure how you accomplished it here, but the depth that the bass, guitar, and piano all have in relation to each other is very impressive. I really wanna hear this one again once that mix is fixed!
  20. The repeating phrase at the beginning that sneakily becomes a build-up/intro was really cool. The little flourish the bass did alongside that lead-in was awesome, but once the song got going the bass got a lot more straightforward. I think a busier bass line would be a lot of fun to hear in this. But dang... working on a remix with a fever? That doesn't sound like fun, but good job!
  21. .0001 seconds into song: "Not sure if I'm gonna recognize this without listening to the original firs- OH, that one." Yeah, as much as I'm digging this (a ton, by the way), I'd have to agree it's probably too close to the original to get posted on OCR. Good idea. I don't have any real experience in this area, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of the judges being okay with the similarities the song has to the source, instruments-wise, if you brought on the creativity with the melody. Departures from the original, solos, maybe a fun bridge or something like that.
  22. Ghaaha! The awesome! There's so much of it! Unfortunately I can't think of anything else for you that belongs in this genre... Piano can take on so many different sounds and moods, it's definitely one of my favorite instruments. Using chiptunes with piano is such a cool idea... Yeah, that pretty much decides it, I'm making something like this now.
  23. I like this! Sounds like it's "from something", like it has context it should be in. I'm looking forward to hearing this again once it's finished. The buildup before that first key change toward the beginning was the first thing that stood out to me as "lacking but will sound better later". Arrangement-wise, I think it's fantastic.
  24. Still working on improving my digital saxophone-ing. I figured I'd take a break from making jazz/orchestral renditions of songs from a game where you go fast, and make a jazz/orchestral rendition of a song from another game where you go fast. Here's a remix of "Silence" from F-Zero, on Soundcloud And if you're not sure what silence sounds like here's the (fantastic) original I'm always just experimenting at this point, so don't hold back with the criticism.
  25. Thank you very much, man, I think that will help. Making these types of things sound candid and organic takes huge amounts of TLC as I'm learning more and more. A wind instrument, and jazz, of all things?? Sometimes I wonder why I keep making myself try this stuff with a computer. It's worth it, though, 'cause I know it can be done, and it just takes practice.
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