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  1. Need more trumpeters? lol.  Like John Stacy and TSori, I also play trumpet and flugelhorn.  I also play piccolo trumpet if you want a trumpet that sounds more like a toy.  Could be useful for some goofy tracks!

    Also, I've sent a message to audio fidelity regarding his claim for "The Oath".  I'm hoping to claim that one if he doesn't want it.

  2. Hi everybody, and Happy New Year!

    I realize I'm a little late to the listening party here, but I've been wanting to chime in myself.  When @Darkflamewolf brought me on to the project in late 2015, I was super excited at the idea of an OCR album of Skies of Arcadia music.  I've been anxious to hear how different people interpreted the music from Skies of Arcadia.  I've been able to finally listen to Arcadia Legends a couple times through and everything just sounds great.  I wanted to give some shout-outs to a few tracks that have really resonated with me:

    - "Victory! Glory! Profit?" by @GlacialSpoon - This one is pure fun.  Get's me pumped!

    - "Inner Reflections" by @YoshiBlade -  I remember hearing this one on @Rexy's podcast.  I can't get enough of the vibe.  I'm a sucker for chill atmospheres and that filtered piano in the beginning is so nice.  The transitions and subtle tempo changes work so well.
    - "Il Buono, il brutto, il pirata dell'aria" by @Jorito, et al. -  I love this one, if even only from a pure execution standpoint.  Jorito did an awesome job transferring the two sources into something that feels like "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".  Also, big props to Jorito for taking on that 13-minute monstrosity "To the Horizon".
    - "The End of a Dream" by Scott Buckley - The way this piece builds and develops is sublime.  The tension buildup and payoff around 2:42 gives me goosebumps every time.  I don't know if there are any other fans of Eureka Seven, but the track winds down with a 4-3 suspension definitely brings me back to the OST of that anime.
    - +1 from me for "Shining Silver" by Sam Dillard - I was excited when I saw Sam Dillard's name pop up in the project thread.  The guy makes a lot of incredible music.  "Shining Silver" feels a bit like a film score cue of our heroes experiencing the Silver Shrine for the first time, seeing in person this massive, grandiose, literally out-of-this-world structure.  Another great entry by Sam!
  3. 6 hours ago, Darkflamewolf said:

    @Deedubs @Guifrog and @YoshiBlade, There is a podcast show of a sort being hosted by @Rexy and he is interested in featuring up to three songs this COMING WEEKEND on the show. I was thinking of using specifically your songs (with you Deedubs, I got freedom of choice here, but primarily ones you've done solely). If you're okay with him featuring on his show prior to album release as a nice sneak peek, just let me know. If I hear nothing back by Friday morning, I'm going to assume silence as consent and suggest the tracks forward. 

    Totally cool with me!

  4. Hi everybody!

    I'm looking for somebody who is willing to record some metal guitar for my remix of "Final Battle".  Currently, I'm in the refinement phase of the remix, in which I'm using Shreddage II for my lead guitar sound.  It's a great sample library, BUT, my current sequencing skills only go so far and I'd really love to give the lead guitar part that extra edge by having it played live.

    If anybody here is down to help me out or knows somebody I should contact, feel free to send me a message!

  5. 21 hours ago, AngelCityOutlaw said:

    I dunno, A/Bing them I wouldn't really say that the re-orchestrated soundtrack is as dramatically better as you're hoping for.

    In fact, I'd go as far to say "Battle With An Esper" actually sounds worse.



    19 hours ago, Meteo Xavier said:

    On-topic, yeah, I'm finding some tracks on here haven't quite held up to the title of REmaster. Such is to be expected from such a huge and complicated soundtrack, but it's still true all the same.


    Yeah...now that I have actually listened through some of the re-orchestrated soundtrack, I have to agree.  Some of the samples, like the strings, solo trumpet, and some woodwind instruments, sound incredible, while other samples are REALLY lacking.  On top of that, the mixing and orchestration issues in places break the experience quite a bit for me.  It's disappointing, but man, I couldn't imagine having to re-orchestrate nearly 6 hours of music.

  6. On 2/3/2018 at 6:30 AM, Modus said:

    Edit: I've found a comparison on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QZHQRe2vFJY


    Ooh, this has me hyped.  I love the soundtrack to the original FFXII release but some of those samples, particularly the trumpet and french horns, were iffy at times.  Samples have improved so much since 2006.  I can't wait to hear the rest of the re-orchestrated soundtrack.  "Streets of Rabanastre" and the final boss music are some of my all-time favorites.

  7. 10 hours ago, Darkflamewolf said:

    With the go ahead from @djpretzel, I waited until their OCRemix Panel was complete this past Saturday at MAGFest where they would premiere this exclusive preview of this album: Arcadia Legends! Now that the MAGFest panel is over, it is time to unveil the trailer to the rest of you who didn't make it to MAGFest this year! Hopefully you all enjoy the sneak peek soundbytes in this trailer and get hyped. For those who were on the fence of contributing to it, guess what? We still got a few more tracks left to claim! By all means, shoot us a note and we can get things started! We're almost to the end!

    Kudos to my co-director Modus for building off the base trailer I had created and making a fantastic version of it!

    Awesome trailer.  Everything sounds great and I'm really diggin' the artwork.  That's so cool that they showed this at MAGFest!

  8. Claymates.  Made it to the final boss for the first time ever.  Died immediately.  Surprise!  That was my last life.  There's no continue system.  There's no password system that even a game like Bubsy was kind enough to provide.  Cute little kid's game Claymates does not forgive.  All that hard work was gone.  I lost my last life at the final boss.  The moment I saw "game over", I rage quit, which for me as a 5- or 6-year-old kid consisted of throwing the SNES controller to the floor, walking away and crying.  I don't believe I have touched the game since.  Makes me wonder what might have happened had I ever played the original Battletoads at that age.

  9. Thank you again, @Rozovian for the thorough feedback.  The woodwind has been especially difficult to get to behave and I've been considering doing away with it and either 1) record myself on flugelhorn, or 2) ask one of my colleagues if they'd be willing to record soprano sax for me assuming they have a good recording set up.  The other issues mentioned wouldn't surprise me at all and I plan to spend some quality time going over some mixing fundamentals again once I finally submit this track.

    And thank you to @Uffe von Lauterbach and @Light_of_Aether for the kind words.  Due to, among other things, job stuff, trying to finish up an album, working on a new hobby, and, admittedly, laziness, this remix has been on the back burner quite a bit.  I feel inspired to get back at it once I have free time this week.

  10. Alright, it took me forever to get around to fixing up this arrangement.  I got a little distracted in the last month.  The evaluation was much appreciated, @Rozovian.  

    Here is my 2nd revision: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1KnMyYf46W7bGtwWjlvV1VnWTA/view?usp=sharing

    Some of the major changes I can name off the top of my head:

    - Went through and changed the (Cinematic Strings 2) full strings patch I was using for chords and separated it out into separate string patches (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, etc.) so everything there should sound more natural.

    - Changed the bass guitar patch to a different one that I think blends in a little better and hopefully sounds less fake

    - Dialed back the compression on the master track

    - Worked on the hierarchy in the buildup and the louder section afterwards starting from 2:49

    - Added a couple of counter-melodic cello lines

  11. Thank you @Smooth4lyfe1987 and @Ridiculously Garrett for the feedback.  I really appreciate it!  It will certainly help me get this remix into much better shape for submission!

    8 hours ago, Ridiculously Garrett said:

    BY THE WAY, LOVE THE ENDING CRESCENDO. I dunno what chord that is, but it's so lush and beautiful and the tail of that crescendo with the fade out is phenomenal.


    I, myself, was actually surprised with how well the ending chord worked out considering it contains a D#, E, F, F#, A#, and B, but they're all spaced out it such a way so they don't seem to clash with each other.  I'm not exactly sure how the chord would officially be categorized.  That part of my music theory education seems to elude me currently.  Here's the chord, with the F notated as an E# for consistency:


    Originally, I was calling it an E Major 13 (#11) chord with a b9 added up top, but I figured it's just easier to call it an F# Major 7 chord stacked on top of an E Major 7 chord.

    I'm a sucker for thick chords :-P

  12. Hi, everyone.  Aside from a few entries on one of the ongoing album projects, It's been too long since I last submitted any remixes to OCRemix.  I'm looking to change that.

    Here is a rough draft of a remix of Midna's Theme and Boss Defeated tracks from Zelda: Twilight Princess:

    Rough Draft: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1KnMyYf46W7eDlUZW1lSlUyTDg/view?usp=sharing

    1st Revision: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1KnMyYf46W7c1pBLThUUldHS2M/view?usp=sharing

    2nd Revision: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1KnMyYf46W7bGtwWjlvV1VnWTA/view?usp=sharing

    Original tracks: 





    A few particular things I'm looking for feedback on are:

    1.  The transition at 0:42.  My aim was to create the feeling of suddenly waking up from a dream, but is the transition too abrupt?

    2.  Is the arrangement too conservative?

    3.  From 2:48-3:28 does the mixing get too crowded as more instruments are added?  That has been a weakness of mine in past tracks.

    If there are any other issues with the track, I would most certainly love to hear feedback on them.  I know the english horn sounds a bit wonky and I've been working at it to tighten it up, but sometimes it feels like CineWinds has a mind of its own.

    Thank you for listening!

  13. On 11/15/2016 at 7:31 PM, Darkflamewolf said:

    To all remixers out there, currently on the project, those who have finished and those who have yet to sign on. @Supercoolmike is struggling with 'Last Dungeon', Track 07 on Disc 3. We've discussed this and he's looking for a second remixer to help collab with him in bringing his vision to light. I want to see him succeed and would appreciate someone stepping up to help him achieve this goal. I am pinging @Deedubs here only because he's done three tracks for us already and expressed interest in a fourth down the line depending on current projects and real life circumstances. Maybe this could be your fourth but in collaboration with Supercoolmike's vision for the piece? Either way, I'd really appreciate someone helping out. So if you can give a shout-out here if you are interested and we can get you two hooked up in pushing the track forward. Thank you.


    EDIT: Also for those who I said I'd be removing your claim after the 15th, more tracks have now been opened up to claim as of today.

    Sure, I'm down.  I don't have any crucial projects happening at the moment so other than work, rehearsals, and a few upcoming family gatherings, I'm pretty much free.  Never collaborated before so I'll see what I can contribute to help get @Supercoolmike's track rolling.

  14. Hi everyone!  I recently completed my second album, Twilight Spectrum!  


    You can download the album either here...:



    or here:



    My goal for the album was that I really wanted to learn more about electronic music, something that I wasn't very familiar with.  Thanks to multitudes of tutorials on YouTube, I was able to learn a lot about sound design, synthesis, mixing, production, genres, among other things.  After a little more than a year, I put together 9 tracks, utilizing what I have learned thus far.  Now that the album is finished, I do want to change focus a bit and try to get back to contributing more to the OCReMix community.  For the time being, I hope you enjoy Twilight Spectrum!



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