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Unknown Alias

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    Our house
  • Interests
    I like shining and air wobbling.

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  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm

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  1. There's definitely a negative influence it's had on writing songs with a lot of repetition. I've been writing music for a movie the past couple months, and the director is wanting a lot of repetitive and ambient tracks. However even with this I still run into problems with thinking "The chords need to change now to something completely different" or "If I don't put a new instrument in here it's going to get boring" Even though that's completely untrue. The real truth to everything is that you should be able to have diversity in your writing. Having an ability to be complex when you want and simple when you want is probably the biggest freedom to composing songs. Doing work on this film has taught me that you can make something beautiful and interesting with only 3 tracks. Or with repetitive rhythms and lines (I will say though that if you're writing repetitive music, having a melody that's complicated will get INCREDIBLY grating after a bit). The problem with repetition is when it's done on accident or out of laziness. Like a rock song probably needs to be developing a melody in a very obvious way, but a trip hop or ambient song can develop one slow and subtly. I guess it all comes down to the context of your track, if that makes any sense. And yeah, I agree that OCR doesn't hate repetition. I've heard a couple things from here that sound like they take influence from groups like Boards of Canada. If you listen to MHTRTC at first it seems like everything is just cut and pasted for 6 minutes a piece. But if you really listen to it you can hear that things are changing and developing, it's just happening very slowly. Like a different chord every once in awhile, or the drum sample being cut up and moved around just slightly. You shouldn't be confusing that for somebody who just copies and paste's a generic drum loop they made with some vengeance samples for 3 minutes and calls it a house song. EDIT: Also a couple of people on OCR have seriously helped me a lot with my mixing abilities. It's a great place to learn and develop and people really shouldn't be scared of posting mixes here.
  2. I can perfect multishine and shield drop both in Melee, and in real life.
  3. I love my Sennheiser HD 380's, wonderful for mixing, as far as I know doesn't have any heavy EQ on them. If you can't get studio monitors I'd really recommend these.
  4. Really happy you like my stuff man c:

  5. Hey everyone. I've been listening to Flying Lotus's Cosmogramma for the last couple weeks and I'm just in love the his drum programming. I'm wondering if anyone knows how he gets such a heavy and clear bass kick in his song " " (starts at 0:25). I believe he's using a mix of an 808 kick and a sine being glissed down, please correct me if I'm wrong though. I've tried working with 808 kicks but they never come out very clear like this, and if they do they end up clipping. Does anyone know how I could get it them to sound very upfront in the mix and still keep the rest of the track sounding clean? Thank you for any advice.
  6. hey dude! i really dug your rendition of traverse town :D

  7. Woo Klonoa! I would absolutely love to make a remix of for the album if there's any space. Definitely my favorite VGM from the PS1.
  8. Looks really cool! I love Omnishere and its samples, I hope this one is even better.
  9. Is Ness solid in 64? I haven't seen to many top level matches where someone goes Ness sadly. It'd be awesome to see Isai try to pick him up for Apex at some point like he did with Jiggs.
  10. Definitely going to enter this, I love the Traverse Town theme.
  11. Has anyone seen Cynical Brit's new video on game journalism? I think it's probably the smartest and most level-headed take on all the salt and drama from this whole thing:
  12. It is a little strange how I didn't get an auto-confirm message, but I won't worry about it. I'm just happy you guys got my submission! Thanks for letting me know!
  13. I'm wondering if you guys have gotten my submission email yet? I submitted it on 8/12/2014 with the subject "Unknown Alias - Submission", but after 3 days I didn't get an auto-confirm email. I tried sending it again yesterday, but still no email in my inbox or junk. I sent both my emails to submissions@ocremix.org. Did I do something wrong at all? So sorry for the inconvenience or confusion.
  14. Been listening to "Give Up" by The Postal Service again. I think my new favorite of the album has to be , if anything just for the amazing guitar riff at 3:07
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