Drawn by Dai

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  1. @Dj Mokram, Hello! Absolutely I'll elaborate, expect a DM soon.
  2. And straight off the back of that, @LongBoxofChocolate has claimed Queen Bluegarden. Welcome back, LBOC!
  3. FYI folks, I've changed my username to "Drawn by Dai" from "Odai" to be in line with my web presence elsewhere. Thought it was probably a good idea to let y'all know. Business as usual otherwise!
  4. Hey. Awkward timing, but would you change my username from "Odai" to "Drawn by Dai" please? I want to get my OCR presence in line with the rest of my web presence. Thanks in advance!
  5. REQUIRED: ENVIRONMENTAL FX DESIGNER Hi everybody, This position is a part of the ongoing Paths Less Travelled Vol.2 thread which can be found HERE. We’re writing this position in addition to the project thread proper; to draw attention to this specific role within it. We’re covering the SNES game Secret of Evermore, which, for all its quirkiness and witty dialogue, deals with exploration and loneliness as its primary themes; and makes heavy use of natural sounds and environmental effects alongside more traditional music to drive home the feeling of being a stranger in a strange land. To pay homage to this, and to make the ReMix album as true to its source as possible, we are searching for somebody to join us on the main board, whose role would be to create a number of atmospheric tracks (6-9), based entirely on ambient sound (eg rainforest, machinery) which can then be edited and used as ‘skits’ or mixed into and out of tracks on the album where required. It’s an important role for the album, and the work needs to be executed skilfully and sensitively, as it may involve working with select other ReMixers on their tracks, in a minimal intro/outro format. Additionally, it creates a mood for the entire album. As such, we are only looking for people who have real-world experience in sound design. As a ‘board’ member you will of course be invited and welcome to bring your own thoughts, ideas and suggestions to the table. We’ll of course submit to your experience in the field. This isn’t a first come-first served position, sadly, and we’ll want some evidence of your prior work. Sorry it’s a bit of a serious thread. All the above having been said, we are really expletive excited to work with you. Just drop me or @Trism a message here or in our DMs and we’ll get right back to you asap! Thanks for reading, folks. Stay well.
  6. Hey folks, been a member of the site for quite a few years now, I've created the covers for a few albums on here, and created an album too. But have never worked up the confidence to post my own stuff. By day I'm an illustrator and graphic designer, you can find me at DrawnbyDai.com; Art's been my breath since I can remember. Anyhoo. Here's a video I made for a track my friend released a while ago. All the artwork is my own. I hope you dig it! VIDEO> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/k-q4kgtfQ8Q" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-q4kgtfQ8Q&list=TLPQMDgwNTIwMjBMxj248-eLXQ&index=3 I tried to embed the video, sorry I couldn't figure out how. If you know, please tell me! I also did these: Thanks for taking a look!
  7. We'd like to welcome back @Chimpazilla! OCR Judge and frequent contributor to the site, Chimpazilla was our resident sound tech on PLT1, mixing and mastering almost every track on the album. We're delighted that she'll be reprising the role. I ask remixers please let us approach her on your behalf about your tracks when they're ready, it's a mammoth task she's taking on. Thanks! Welcome back to the fold, chimpz
  8. Hi Clement, we’re delighted you want to return! However, there’s a small hitch. The entire tracklist of the game is 72 tracks (including atmospherics, fanfares et al). We struggled to get it down to the number we have and still need to add 6 atmospheric tracks. We’re a bit reticent to start reworking the list, especially so early on. Would you consider choosing one from the sources we’ve provided? If not, I guess we’ll just have to go ahead and include the menu screen. We can’t in our right minds turn down a claim from the ridiculously talented Clement Panchout!
  9. Consider it done. @Trism will mark it off as claimed and we'll be in touch to sort out a working schedule. Thanks again!
  10. Welcome aboard, @NyxTheShield! Of course you're welcome to claim a track. The dark Castle theme you refer to is Ebon Keep Castle . Which would you like to claim, Town or Castle?
  11. Hey folks, long time no speak! Sorry for not being in touch, I’ve become useless at that, and no mistake. Takes two minutes to write something… Wonderfully though, Trism & Jorito have been in charge; and to be fair, between them and you lot, this album’s turned out far better than it could have with me at the helm. I have been squirrelling away on the art side, though, and am pleased to say the artwork for the album is now finally done. You can see it here (sorry, resizing seems to be an issue): I genuinely hope y’all like it, please let me know what you think. your involvement and perseverance on this project has brought it this far despite me, and I thank you all. Your opinions are valued. I’ve also been working on the assets for the promo site and handed them over to Jorito so he can do some cssourcery to showcase your sounds. We’re nearly over the line folks. Thanks once again for not bailing on the project, you're breathtaking!
  12. Having been the artist in this relationship many times, I'll tell you what my rates typically are: £20/$30 per hour. I'm a freelance professional artist and graphic designer of 10 years, so I like to think I have a relatively good nose for the going rates. Mine are considered to be on the cheaper end of fair in the professional sector. It can go up - especially in the city, or down with new graduates or students. but to be totally honest it depends on what you're willing to part with financially. And what kind of job you want EDIT: Additional - Just don't use sites like fiverr - they're killing the rest of us! Good luck on your quest.
  13. Ahem... I am totally not being held against my will... In seriousness, I want to say I'm overwhelmed by the immediate reaction to Trism's reopening post. I'm humbled for the project by the positivity displayed despite the way I left everything. I reckon you folks deserve an explanation about what's been happening since April 2017. The thing is, when I put the project on hiatus simply for a bit of temporary breathing space, I didn't know it was the beginning of nearly 2 years of complication for me and my family, including borderline poverty, eviction, mental health and death. It's been a rough ride and I'm telling y'all this not for sympathy but for the explanation I feel you deserve. I'm sorry about the way I left it, and the way I stopped providing updates too. Life took centre stage and, well, yeah, whatever... Apologies. Things are still complicated for me at the moment (though it's easing), and I but I can think of nobody better to take the mantle of this project than @Trism and I'm excited to see how things finish up. I might have left the project for a while, but it never left me. Thanks once more everybody for your involvement in the project, continued support and belief in Trism. If anybody can get this project flying again, he can. Hopefully you guysngals won't mind me popping 'round every now and again to see how things are getting on. Odai.
  14. That's lovely Longbox! Though, if I could ask you to sit on it a while longer, we're not in a position currently to move forward with anything atm
  15. •••OUT OF THE BLUE UPDATE!••• This project still isn't dead! OK, so it hasn't moved since last time I posted, but it's still ever-present in my mind. Good news is that my real-life work commitments are drawing to a close over the next few months (if my contractors keep their promises ), bad news is I'm dealing with some family issues, which may yet pose as a stumbling block. Either way, I'm very slowly planning on gearing up towards preparing a schedule to work at jumpstarting this project before the end of the year. @Trism! TRISM! Where is that good-for nothing... Ah there you are. Dust yourself off boyo, I'm looking at you! I'll be in touch in the coming weeks to see what we can do about this. Anyway, cheers for your unyielding patience folks. Take care, Speak soon(ish). Peace Out
  16. Hey folks. I think it's prudent of me to look in every now and again just to show @Trism and I haven't forgotten about this. So I'll be saying "hi" every month or so with a very basic status message. So... We're still on hiatus, but looking to the future where we can open this back up again. I'm hesitant to give an ETA because I'd be picking numbers out of the air, but hopefully not too long. @David "Cookie", thanks for your positivity, it means a lot! Same goes for you @Jorito, you've been awesome behind the scenes. @Nathan Allen Pinard Lots of time-consuming and attention-requiring behind-the-scenes stuff lol. Things like collating, micromanagement, asset building, digital gophering, promotion, signing etc. It's an ongoing process and needs more time and attention than we can give it at the moment, And since everybody else on the project has been working so hard on it, it seems unfair to be anything less than impeccable on my end. Ergo the hiatus until Trism and I can once more fully bend our minds towards it. AAANYWAYS... Cheers folks and keep your ears to the ground.
  17. Hey everybody, here's a major update. Short term sad news, long term good. My time has been waning a lot recently, as you've probably noticed by my lack of posts. The majority of my input has been behind-the scenes, while my glamorous assistant @Trism has been dealing with the front of house, as it were. Unfortunately, as things stand, my handle on the little I've been able to do has loosened a lot now as well. Without going into too much detail, life just has a way of making things impossible sometimes and priorities are thrust upon you rather than letting you choose your own. THEREFORE: Rather than let this project and all the fantastic work you've all done so far slip into obscurity, I've decided to hibernate it for the timebeing. I figure that voluntarily putting a pin in it while I clear my theoretical desk is a far better option than let the ship run adrift without a captain at the helm. Thanks for the support so far, folks, we WILL be back. This is just something that has to happen for now
  18. @Jesiah, I completely and wholeheartedly agree with @Jorito's response and if mine adds weight, I'd like to share my thoughts. I have a mac with pretty much exactly the same specs as you described in option 1. And though it's a brilliant piece of equipment, I'd have bought the more powerful one in hindsight. A couple reasons prevented me at the time, budget and requirements (this was about 2/3 years ago). And to be totally fair the one I bought was a dream. It's easily good enough for moderate to advanced tasks, curving downards in performance just a smidge for the really intensive ones. or when running multiple programs heavily. But my horizons (and therefore my requirements) were broadened. Nowadays... though it's still a brilliant machine, and I still love it like a brother (Don't you diss my Mac!) , I wish I'd waited and saved a little longer. But at the time, I didn't have time to wait. Swings and roundabouts. In short, when thinking of one's profession, Always buy the most expensive (read advanced) equipment you can afford. Option one will do what you need it to do, option two will laugh while it's doing it.
  19. I gotsta say, I'm not a fraction of the hyped I expected to, or should, be. Am I missing something? Diehard Nintendo fanboy here, or so I thought...
  20. MINOR UPDATE Hey folks how goes it? Just a quick reminder that February 1st is the next submission update deadline for like 97% of you. That's just a couple weeks away. It's also the first of the year so let's make it a good 'un Uhhh that's about it! Hope 2017's treating you well, Cheers!
  21. Hey. Is there a way to archive and/or download one's PM history? My inbox is very cluttered and I want to clean it out, but a lot of the messages I don't want to permanently delete as they may be useful to me for future reference. Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere. Cheers!