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  1. Thank you so much for this remix. It seriously gets me pumped up whenever I listen to it. Incredible production!
  2. This remix is nostalgic to me in a number of ways. With Super Mario RPG having been my introduction to RPGs, "Goodbye, Geno" was the first track from a video game that legit made me feel emotional. Fast forward several years when I discover OCReMix around 2003 or so. This was one of the first remixes I listened to and it did not disappoint. I recently came back to listen to it again, and even today it still gets me feeling nostalgic, despite how dated some of the instruments sound. That oboe is amazing, though, and sounds better than some commercial ones I've heard.
  3. https://soundcloud.com/mikedeweese/when-paradise-burns This track is part of a science fiction story I've been wanting to write. The scene is basically: A group of main characters must flee a planet's imminent destruction when it's parent star unexpectedly goes supernova. I attempted to combine orchestral with some electronic elements into a film-score-cue-esque track, hoping to evoke feelings of chaos, panic, and the need to hurry. This is very much inspired by "The Real Man" from the Cowboy Bebop OST ( ) where unsettling and harsh orchestral sounds are combined with a Drum and Bass beat. First time listening to that track made me very Anyway, hope you enjoy!
  4. A lot of my friends in college called me by my last name since DeWeese is a much less common name than Mike. A couple of them, however, took the D and the W and started calling me D-Dubs. Figured I'd use that as an alias, despite the fact I don't use it much outside of OCR. I didn't want people to think they had to stutter when they say it, so I went with the more phonetically friendly Deedubs. Diiiduhbz
  5. Such an amazing game in all facets. One of the best I've played in a while. I'm just about finished with it, but I don't want it to end so soon!
  6. Very cool arrangement. Solid performances from everyone and their video certainly convinced me to subscribe to their channel. I love how the internet allows for this kind of collaboration.
  7. http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00782 Plok has one of my favorite soundtracks, and this remix of the title theme is probably what initially got me into considering remixing. At the time I found the track, it was the only remix from that game and I was surprised there weren't more. Since then, I've wanted to contribute my own Plok remix, as well as remix in general. Took me a few years, but I've been finally getting around to it.
  8. I know that Pat Metheny's been mentioned a few times in this thread, but I wanted to mention his performance with the Metropole Orchestra. Here is their performance of "Proof": I think the combination of a big band and small orchestra creates such a cool overall sound. The arrangement is very well done too. I'm curious to know if there's anything else that has this kind of instrumentation.
  9. Discovered this thread for the first time just now and the first post I see has already made me become a fan of somebody I had never heard of. All three of those tracks were awesome, but wow, that second one was killer!
  10. This is great stuff! Nice production on both the audio and visuals. I was really diggin' your Mystic Cave arrangement. Can't wait to hear more from you guys!
  11. Awesome. Thanks for the input! I have yet to train my ears enough to isolate specific frequency bands in regards to mixing, so I'm glad you pointed the midrange stuff and the snare out to me. I ducked some of the midrange and it already sounds less muddy. I can see how the arranging would be confusing at this point. I'll do what I can to make things gel a little better. Haha, guilty:oops: I like that sound a lot.
  12. I actually had that remix in the back of my mind when typing my earlier post. Basically felt the same way with that track: more atmospheric than musical, perhaps could be more accessible if there was some sort of visual complement.
  13. I like it. As unconventional as this album sounds, this isn't the weirdest thing I've ever heard. This reminds me of some of the modern/contemporary/avant-garde music I was exposed to as a music major: out of the ordinary, seemingly random, dissonant, at times cacophonous, and therefore not the most accessible thing to listen to. This is an interesting set of soundscapes and atmospheres you've created. Some of the tracks certainly conjured up some images in my head.
  14. https://soundcloud.com/mikededub/electro-housecomplextro-wip For about the last year and a half I've been getting more into sound design and composing/producing EDM tracks. As a classically trained musician, it has been a daunting task (mixing, mastering, and seriously, that's a lot of sub-genres: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_electronic_music_genres), but after watching tutorials by Zircon and SeamlessR, among others, I've done a couple of tracks already. But for this track in particular, I'm really trying to go outside my comfort zone. Let me know what you think and what I need to improve on. Thanks!
  15. Wasn't in the pit, but regardless those two shows back-to-back were certainly among the most exciting things I've ever experienced.
  16. This is the first convention I've ever been to. The intimidating number of people reminds me how much of an extrovert I am not. Despite that though, this place is hopping and I'm diggin' all the camaraderie. Hope everyone's having a good time!
  17. I love the atmosphere you've provided here. The guitar puts such a nice relaxing touch to the track. How intuitive is Ample Guitar? Did you have to add a lot of effects to the guitar sound in this track? I've been using Acoustic Legends HD, in which the guitars are all recorded so dry and quiet that they don't sound at all convincing unless I add, reverb, compression and EQ.
  18. I'm seriously a sucker for this chill, laid-back, thick jazz chords kind of music. I love what you've done here so far. Certainly was feeling a bit of a Chrono Trigger "Mystery of the Forest" vibe at one point. My only real gripe at this point is the lack of dynamics in your soprano sax sample, mainly in the C section. Otherwise, great job! Hope I'll get to hear the finished product. By the way, is the bass being played live, or is it sampled? It sounds really nice and I've been looking for a bass sound like that.
  19. An orchestral track that begins peacefully then builds into a soaring adventure. Certainly one of the most ambitious tracks I've written. Took me a good amount of time to complete it. I'd love to hear any comments, criticisms, advice, etc.! https://soundcloud.com/mikededub/learning-to-fly
  20. I think this is awesome and very well executed. It makes me feel downright uncomfortable, and that's the whole point of this track.
  21. I'm glad you found the piece relaxing. The source tune itself sounds so peaceful! I went ahead and fixed the velocity issue at 2:33. Somehow that one slipped by me. Thanks for the input. I took a listen to "Polygons are Inaccurate" as well as its source tune. There certainly wasn't a whole lot of melodic material to work from, but the remixer did a great job keeping everything interesting! Haha, I thought about that as I was typing the title to the thread. I'd love to hear a House-y "House"
  22. A few things I'd like to accomplish. I want to establish a career as a composer/arranger/sound designer for concert, film, TV, video games, etc., with the ability to write just about any genre of music without sounding forced. Having been a trumpet major in college, live performance is always fun. Making money while doing it would be awesome. Voice-over has been a goal of mine probably even before music became a goal. I've had some success there but it was short lived as it all pretty much happened during my final year of college. Assuming I would be able to juggle all of these things have a business card planned out if I establish myself in all those areas: "Deedubs": Composer, Arranger, Trumpeter, Voiceover-er Probably too ambitious, but it would be cool to do it all for for a living.
  23. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S48yGfAksC8 Remix: https://soundcloud.com/mikededub/links-awakening-house-piano-rough-draft I could have easily been clever (aka not clever at all) and made a House-style remix of "House", but that's not how I wanted to treat this track. I was particularly inspired by the Final Fantasy VI Piano album and wanted to give the piano treatment to this tune I remember fondly from my childhood. Since the source tune is so short, I added a "B" section that hopefully didn't stray too far from the original music. I used Cinesamples Piano in Blue because I feel it best captures that intimate sound I was going for. I'd like to know if there is anything that sticks out to you. In particular: Does the sequencing sound human enough? Does the harmonic movement flow well? Is it too quiet in places? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  24. Seriously awesome. I have never really thought of the Chrono Trigger Main Theme being translated into a jazz style, and I think you guys nailed it. I was expecting a little more in the way of reharmonization, but that's just me. Great playing from all three of you! Hope we hear more in the future!
  25. My older sister and I also used to play co-op on this game back when we were much younger. The music from "Bury My Shell" is the track that stood out the most to me. This remix gets me PUMPED! The transition from the beginning segment into the heavy rock going back into the source melody, all of it just gets my adrenaline going. Though I was originally somewhat confused when the surf segment came along, upon further listening, it grew on me. It transitions well and fits with the rest of the track nicely. Awesome addition to the album!
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