TSori

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    Chicago, IL

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    Studio One
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
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    Trumpet
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    flugelhorn, tin whistle, melodica

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    Logan Thomas
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    Aerospace Engineer

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  1. It may seem a bit silly to do this on the first page, but i'm setting a precedent here: New project update in the first post!
  2. We are picking up some momentum now! It's my pleasure to welcome GuitarSVD, Ophanin, and ThirdKoopa as remixers, as well as EarthKid and Guitar SVD as performers, and also Orioto as our art director! I have been talking with several other remixers who are making their track selections now. I expect we've got quite a few more claims right around the corner! (not bad for two weeks in!)
  3. Really digging this new version!
  4. sounds good. good luck. i look forward to hearing more of you arrangement!
  5. I was thinking the melody from 0:34 - 0:50ish. Specifically it's the attack at the beginning of each note that i think sounds too harsh. IMO it would benefit from a softer attack. It just feels a bit too strong to me and as a result, a little out of place. On another note, if you DO want a live trumpet, I can record it for you. It's always nice to have an excuse to pull out my harmon mute.
  6. I really like what you have started here! I'm curious to hear more. my one critique at this point is the second guitar you have come in on the melody. The sound is very choppy which gives it a kind of disjointed and harsh feel that is really jarring. i'd recommend either changing that instrumnt or fiding a way to smooth out the performance. suggestion: what about including a harmon muted trumpet at some point? i think the sound would fit well a saxophone could work too.
  7. Thanks John! Glad to have you on board! I may very well hit you up for some arrangement feedback on my "hopelessness" track pretty soon... Sounds great, Siolfor! I'll add you the list of performers, and whenever you decide which track(s) you want to claim just let me know. All three of those tracks are great!
  8. **NOTE: Most of the discussion is taking place on a Discord Server, but regular project updates and claim/track status will continue to be posted here** Well, it’s been suggested a few times before, but this time it’s for real! Let's make it happen! Project Concept Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Lost Age, two games each representing half of a larger story, took gamers on an incredible journey through the rich and varied world of Weyard. Golden Sun saw you charged with the noble quest of preventing the destructive powers of Alchemy from being unleashed upon the world. Lost Age turned the tables as players found themselves in control of the first story’s antagonists, desperate to restore this ancient power. This story of discovery, exotic locales, forgotten histories, hidden motivations, heroism and desperation, was beautifully embodied in Motoi Sakuraba’s incredible soundtrack. Though it was well received by critics, Golden Sun never enjoyed the popularity of some of its other jrpg bretheren. Nevertheless, it continues to have a dedicated, and well-deserved fan-base. With the 20th anniversary of Golden Sun’s release coming up in in 2021, there could be no better time to bring this series and its music back into the light! Project Director: TSori Art Director: Orioto Sound Designer/Masterer: Rotten Eggplant Web Designer: ????? Remixers: Bluelighter Deedubs Ganaé Glejs GuitarSVD Ophanin pu_freak RebeccaETripp Rotten Eggplant Sam Dillard Silent Ice Siolfor the Jackal thevorace ThirdKoopa TSori Performers (Primary instrument underlined): Deedubs - Piccolo trumpet, Trumpet Earth Kid - Harp, Piano, Vocals (female), Hammered dulcimer, Recorder, Ethnic percussion GuitarSVD - Ehru, Classical Guitar John Stacy - French horn, Alto, Tenor, & Bass Trombones. Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Tuba, Alto clarinet. Joseph Jung - Violin Rotten Eggplant - Vocoded Vocals Siolfor the Jackal - Electric Guitar Sixto - Guitar TSori – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Tin whistle, Melodica Other Assistance: John Stacy - Mixing, Arrangement TSori - Sheet music transcription Finished WAV Evaluators: Darkesword, MindWanderer, Sir_NutS What We Need (ripped from OOT album thread and Arcadia legends album thread because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) · Arrangers/Remixers to conceptualize and complete remixes. This is where the bulk of the work will be! · Performers who are experienced with any type of instrument and have a high-quality recording setup. · Visual Artists to create accompanying pieces of art for each track or "scene" in the project. · Sound Designers interested in mastering and sound design for the project. · If you're interested in contributing to one or more of the above areas, please get in touch with me. Auditioning / Claiming All remixers wishing to claim a track should PM me and post in the thread. We'll go from there. Once a track is claimed, a deadline will be set that is reasonable. Deadlines are explained in more detail below. Be sure to check in at least once a month so we know you haven’t fallen off the edge of the map. Genre Guidelines There is no basic genre one should adhere to when remixing tracks for the album but rather focus on a genre that would bring out the best in the track chosen. That gives remixers a lot of leeway in remixing a song the way they want with final product approved by Album leadership. Vocals in songs are also okay if implemented well. Using multiple source tunes from the soundtrack as fine, as long as the primary focus of the remix is on the core tracklist. Collaborations are also highly encouraged! Also, the intent is for this to be an official OCR album, so remixes must meet the appropriate standards. Deadlines Deadlines will be based on the date which a given track is claimed, but can be modified as needed. The starting point will be: -Initial WIP (something that shows you have started): 1 month after claim -Significant WIP (solid remix concept and progress toward completing it): 3 months after claim -Finished Arrangement (only mixing and/or recording remains)- 6 months after claim -Finished WAV (complete)- 9 months after claim Missing a deadline without communicating with the project director (for a month or more) could result in your claim being dropped! That said, life happens and we want this project to be the best that it can be! Stay in touch, and we will make it work! The Track List Golden Sun/ Lost Age has an ENORMOUS soundtrack. For that reason, we’re focusing on just the first two entries of the series and excluding Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. If you’ve got an overpowering need to get something from Dark Dawn in here, PM me, we can talk bonus tracks, but let’s keep the focus on GS and GS:TLA Even with Dark Dawn excluded there are nearly 100 tracks in the soundtrack. I’ve tried to reduce it down to something more manageable, and to give remixers some more freedom in track selection I’ve created several “grab bag” slots. Grab Bag slots can be filled by any track on the matching list. i.e. Town 1, Town 2, and Town 3 will be any three tracks chosen from those on the “Town” list. It’s up to you! Also feel free to mix multiple source tunes from the list into one remix. Once we have all the “grab bag” slots filled, any other tracks from those lists can be done as bonus tracks. Track WIP Status Red - Unclaimed Track - 19 Yellow - Claimed Track, no WIP yet - 10 Purple - Initial WIP submitted - 5 Blue - Significant WIP submitted - 1 Cyan - Finished Arrangement submitted - 1 Green - Finished WAV submitted - 0 Bold Green - Finished and Mastered Track - 0 Claim Tracking Format Source Tune - Claim: XXXXX ( ** denotes a collaboration)- Title: XXXX - Genre : XXXX - next deadline: XXX XX, XXXX Core Track List (Final order will be determined after all finished WAVs are submitted) 1. Page One 2. An Adept's Home - Claim: Ganaé - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - Significant WIP Deadline: Apr. 27, 2019 3. / 4. The First Book / The Elemental Stars - Claim: Sam Dillard - Genre: Orchestral - Initial WIP deadline: Mar. 2, 2019 5. The Angarian Journey - Claim: pu_freak - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP Deadline: Mar. 5, 2019 6. Hopelessness - Claim: TSori** - Title: "Angarian Vigil" - Genre: Flugelhorn & guitar - Finished WAV deadline: Oct. 16, 2019 7. Forest's Requiem - Claim: RebeccaETripp - untitled - Genre: undecided - Initial WIP Deadline: Mar. 4, 2019 8. The Royal Palace 9. Saturos and Menardi / Battle! [Saturos and Menardi] - Claim: by Bluelighter - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - Significant WIP Deadline: May. 4, 2019 10. Mercury Lighthouse 11. Happy Towns 12. Set Sail! Through the Karagol Sea 13. Tolbi 14. Venus Lighthouse- Claim: ThirdKoopa - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP deadline: Mar. 2, 2019 15. The Second Book 16. Walking Forward with Determination 17. A Full Moon in Garoh -Claim: GuitarSVD - untitled - Genre: Ehru & guitar - Initial WIP deadline: Feb. 28, 2019 18. Ruins of Lemuria 19. Full Speed Ahead - Claim: Deedubs - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP deadline: Mar. 5, 2019 20. Jupiter Lighthouse - Claim: Glejs - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP deadline: TBD (tech. problems) 21. Alone - Claim: Ophanin - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - Finished Arrangement Deadline Aug. 1, 2019 22. Mars Lighthouse 23. Battle! [Doom Dragon] - Claim: thevorace - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP deadline: March 16, 2019 24. The Final Beacon - Claim: Silent Ice - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP Deadline: Mar. 6, 2019 25. The Golden Sun Rises - If anyone is up to the challenge, I would like this remix to be a kind of grand finale to the album, the more remixers and performers it features, the better! Of course, if you have a better idea just let me know, I can be persuaded. *Grab Bag Slots* 26. Town 1 27. Town 2 28. Town 3 29. Cave 1 30. Battle! [Felix] - Claim: Rotten Eggplant - untitled - Genre: Psytrance - Significant WIP Deadline: May 4, 2019 31. Hero Battle 2 32. Battle! [Saturos] - Claim: TSori - untitled - genre: 70's Rock w/ Brass Leads - Significant WIP deadline: Apr. 21, 2019 - Arrangement help needed!!! 33. Boss Battle 2 34. Magma Rock - Claim: Siolfor the Jackal - untitled - Genre: Metal - Significant WIP Deadline: May 4 2019 35. Dungeon 2 36. Dungeon 3 Town (3) Kalay Oriental Alhafra Drums of Daila Little Madra Freezing Kalt Yallam Frozen in Prox Wintery Imil Mystical Shaman Village Apoji Islands Cave (1) Cavernous Shadows Mysterious Caves Crossbone Island Dungeon(2) Air's Rock Aqua Rock Gaia Rock Tundaria Tower Inside the Great Gabomba Desert Heat Hero Battle(1) Battle! [Isaac] Battle! [Jenna] Battle! [Ship] Boss Battle (1) Battle! [Boss] Battle! [Non-Adept] Battle! [Agatio and Karst] Battle! [Colosso] Battle! [Fusion Dragon] ***Project Update - January 27, 2019*** I will be posting project updates like this on the 27th of every month (and likely more often). I decided I would do the first one as soon as we had a track claimed by someone other me. Thanks to Ganaé, now we do! Darkesword has also graciously offered his services as an evaluator once the WIPs start coming in. I've lengthened the WIP deadlines a bit. Also, in regards to track claims i plan to cut any unclaimed tracks 5 months after the original post was made. That's June 15th of 2019. Hopefully they will all be claimed well before then, but if not, I just don't want the project to end up dragging on and on because a couple tracks are still open. ***Project Update - February 2, 2019*** We are picking up some momentum now! It's my pleasure to welcome GuitarSVD, Ophanin, ThirdKoopa, Sam Dillard, and Glejs as remixers, as well as EarthKid, Sixto, and Guitar SVD as performers, and also Orioto as our art director! I have been talking with several other ReMixers who are making their track selections now. I expect we've got quite a few more claims right around the corner! (not bad for two weeks in!) *** Project Update - February 6, 2019 *** Well it's only been 4 days since the last update, but there has been so much happening in that 4 days its warranted. We now have an album title! Golden Sun: A World Reignited will breathe new life into the Golden sun franchise just as the elemental lighthouses did into Weyard. We also welcome remixers: Bluelighter, Deedubs, pu_freak, RebeccaETripp, Rotten Eggplant, and Silent Ice. Rotten Eggplant will be taking on the mastering role for the album Deedubs and Joseph Jung have also joined the album as performers We have had 16 of 36 tracks claimed and 6 WIPS submitted. We are building some incredible momentum and the first few WIPS are nothing short of fantastic. Look out OCR, Golden Sun: A World Reignited is headed your way!
  9. Hey Ronald Poe, I saw the topic you put up in the forum looking for help too. It looks like you're wanting to do a Psytrance style Remix. Unfortunately I don't think I'm the right guy to help you. I'm not familiar with that genre and I'm mainly a performer. My composing skills are very limited. If you have some music written and need someone to record live trumpet for it, I'm happy to help, but that's all I can really offer. Good luck, and sorry!
  10. Don't think I'll be able to take a track myself, but i'm happy to offer performance skills on trumpet/flugelhorn if anyone needs it.
  11. TSori

    OCRA-0069 - Arcadia Legends

    @Darkflamewolf hahaha. you just made my day! There isn't much better praise to be had than that.
  12. TSori

    OCRA-0069 - Arcadia Legends

    @Mr. Hu Thanks for sharing your thoughts on every track. It's really cool to see someone take the time to do that. I'm also glad you liked "Better Days"! Like you, I didn't remember what Drachma's theme sounded like either. It may take a bit of a critical ear, but I'm sure if you go back and listen to the original you'll be able to match the melodies up with "Better Days." It was a lot of fun trying to tell a part of the character's story from a very different angle. I've listened to whole album through 3 times now, and I just love every bit of it. There isn't a track on it that isn't great. I'm thrilled beyond belief that I got to make my first foray into remixing in such great company. That said a few of my standout favorites were: "Secret Bass" - In addition to having such a wonderfully punny name, it was a completely unexpected take on what I honestly had thought was a pretty forgettable original theme. It's slick in production and pulls no punches. Incredibly creative, unique and fun remix "Il buono, il brutto, il pirata dell'aria" - I had been looking forward to hearing this since the project thread first showed "genre: spaghetti western". My brother and I were doing our first listen to the album while traveling over the holidays. We had been watching this track getting closer and closer on the playlist and then the first notes rang out.. We looked at each other and he said exactly what I was thinking "wow...they just kind of dove into that headfirst didn't they..." There's something to be said for setting out to craft a very specific "feel" for a piece and JUST NAILING IT. The arrangement is nothing short of fantastic and the production quality is superb. Way to take a great piece of source material in a completely new direction and own it 100%. "The Darkness Is Already Here" - I would in many ways have expected a dark rift remix to have a threatening/intimidating kind of vibe, but what we get here is much more eerie. When I listen to this I feel like I'm floating through a graveyard of ships. Everything is calm around you, too much so....and every so often you silently and unceremoniously drift past another wreck that reminds you of a formless, unseen danger. Zyko's choice of instruments adds a lot of texture to the sound that I think really drives this remix. awesome. "Coding Angel" - absolutely hilarious, catchy as can be, and interestingly enough, virtually unrecognizable (at least to my ears) fromt he source tune. I would love to know how Jason Covenant decided Gilder's theme needed to be done this way. Whatever the reason, the end result is a finely polished, smile inducing, unforgettable standout track, that i'll be involuntarily siniging for days. "God's Ambition" - Deedubs was great to work with on "Better Days". I'm really glad to see him getting some well deserved accolades. All of his tracks are great. This one in particular took me right back to an epic battle in the skies, and reminded me just how great this game was. With this and many of his other tracks, Deedubs found a way to bring back everything you felt when you heard the music for the first time in game, and dial it up to 11. I could pick so many more great entries on the album, but these 5 have probably been the ones I have repeated the most over the past few days. Great job everyone! This project was a blast. I can't wait to do more.
  13. I'd be happy to help out as a performer if needed (trumpet, flugelhorn, melodica, tin whistle) I may get a wild hair and claim a track later but at the moment, nothing is jumping out at me.
  14. TSori

    Arcadia Legends - History

    No worries! I'm glad to see everyone so focused on doing it RIGHT. Thanks for all the hard work! I just had to ask the question ;-P
  15. TSori

    Arcadia Legends - History

    Do we have a firm release date set yet? We're getting to that part of year where holiday plans start to dominate everyone's schedule!