The Nikanoru

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About The Nikanoru

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    Resonance of the Pure Land Co-Director
  • Birthday 04/03/1982

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    Male
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    The Mighty Rivers of British Columbia
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    Video games, art, music, writing/reading fiction, business and supply chain management, moogles, marketing/advertising, puns and other dry humour, information technology, and, believe it or not, tires.

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
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    Acoustic Guitar
    Vocals: Male

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  1. Hello, everyone! Popping in to once again say I am still here and this project is still active! @TheChargingRhino - Thanks for keeping the thread active and poking me form time to time. I did get your resubmitted track, I just haven't gotten to listening to it yet. I'll give you a PM with a review when I can. @CmacProduction - I need to PM you with a review - there are a few things I'd like to go over before we call this done. I will be posting your track to the WIP Spreadsheet so folks can get a listen (which I will send a link to as well), and I'll see if I can get some volunteers to review your mix. @Thirdkoopa - Could you please send me what you have on that arrangement when you can? @Pichu's Dad, @Jorito, @Katamari, @M_Blacki, @Your_Face - Heads up! I will be sending three of the more complete tracks for review this weekend (this will include Cmac's track). Let me know if you're still on board! @DS394 - PM me please! Just a reminder for everyone to NOT post WIPs or album tracks to the main thread. There is a Discord group, an IM chat over the WIP spreadsheet, or PMs if you want to - we still want to keep the cat in the bag for now! I know I am being slow, but in the meantime, if you contact me directly, I will respond. Once again, just because I'm being quiet doesn't mean nothing is happening - keep working on those tracks!
  2. @GCJ Ha ha ... ha. Sorry about that. The front page and Project Overview have now been updated, and should match accordingly. Let me know if I've missed anything... Space-y ambient? I'd suggest the Awesome Black Hole ... It's a short source, but an ambient remix could turn this truly creepy. When you have made your decision, go ahead PM me a WIP. Looking forward to hearing it! --- @TheChargingRhino - There was a ton of feedback from the Audio Support group on Cornerian Hall of Fame that was discussed almost a year ago that I have not received an update on. Say, @Pichu's Dad, have you had a chance to go over that mix? And no, I have not forgotten about SCRAMBLE... --- The WIP spreadsheet will be a little longer. I'll advise when I'm done on this.
  3. Hey, everyone! It's been a while. Thanks to those folks who have been looking in on me to make sure I haven't died. Still kicking and thanks for the updates! I know I haven't been doing great at this lately. Last year wasn't a wonderful year for me, but this year I have no excuse - I've been behind and I'm just being slow about trying to keep up. I could say that depression has gotten the better of me, I could say there are several developments in my life I'm dealing with, but really, I just haven't been making the time a priority. That being said, this project means a great deal to me; I think we have some great folks on board, I'm proud of what we have so far, and still excited for where we are going - and a likely reason for my depression is the lack of my own progress on the project itself. So, I'll be recommitting myself to this again - it's time for me to stop sulking and get back to work! ---- So, here is what I see I have to do to get things to current: Update front page and Project Overview - I've received many reminders about this. I will have this back up and running this week. WIP Spreadsheet - I have some new updates to post here too, but I need to confirm permission to post from a few folks. Will update this week as permissions come in. @TheChargingRhino - It is time-consuming to keep all this on Drive as well as the project Box account, and considering how my time has been lately, I'm going to keep it all on Box moving forward. Sorry for this, but you can PM me if you are having trouble accessing. Checking in with folks - I'm checking where everyone is in the next two weeks. No pressure for updates at this time - that would be hardly fair of me - but I am wondering how folks are. Some of you I've heard from recently, some of you I haven't heard from in a while. Please let me know where you are with your track - feel free to reach out to me if I don't get to you first! Updates @Etzaen has been working on some art over the last year which I'd like to share with the team, but I need to figure out the where and how first. Stay tuned for more on this. Our back covers are being produced NOW! I've received the first drafts from my guy and they are looking good. I will post these with the rest of the art when I figure out format. Of all the things I've been asked about on this project, the narratives have generated the most interest! So, by popular demand, 6 of 8 scripts are complete and I will have the rest done in time for March. I need to refresh myself on this part of the project and get the scripts proofread before we start recording, but hopefully I can get folks to start doing this for me by the end of March. Will advise as this progresses. Open voice roles are still available to claim! @classic_gamer_76, please PM me on this when you get a chance. I need to confirm some things for Star Wolf parts. --- Due to my own absence and timing issues, I am no longer optimistic that the project will be ready for submission when reach our July deadline. I think that with a little effort, we can still finish the project by the end of September, but I'm wondering if we should push this to January instead. Please let me know what you think, on the thread or with a PM, on whether pushing for September is something folks think they are capable of. Thanks again for everyone's patience as I figure my stuff out. More to come as things get under way.
  4. Hello all! I'm very glad to see activity on the thread, but could everyone please refrain from posting WIPs to the thread? That being said, I know I need to update the WIP spreadsheet. I'll do so later this week.
  5. NO, THIS IS NOT A DEAD PROJECT. A lack of activity on the thread does not mean nothing is happening! As I told you before, it will probably be January before I get to the narrative work. If you want to build a script in the meantime, go ahead - please send link to me via PM. You already have my guidelines. ---- A reminder to everyone that there is a deadline coming up on January 1st. Looking forward to hearing those updates!
  6. The Nikanoru

    Disney In Talks To Buy Most of Fox

    I can totally see a new fighting game ... Disney vs Marvel. Cynicism aside, it would be entertaining to play just to have Goofy make short work of Wolverine.
  7. The Nikanoru

    Not cool bro panel.

    I'm a little late to the party here, but here's my two bits. (Gee, Hoboka, you must be ready to start a small business with all the change you have off this thread ) IMO, there is nothing currently wrong with OCR's panel. The OCR submission guidelines are fairly good at laying out what OCR expects from submissions for posting; of course, like any organization, they have certain subjective expectations (genre, precedent, etc.) for the material they choose to endorse and it is up to them to determine whether it fits their standard or it doesn't. If you want something posted here, you have to play by their rules, period - and if their standard doesn't fit yours, there are lots of other places you can go to advertise or show off your music. Likewise, as ACO implied, just because you're rejected by OCR doesn't immediately mean to the world "YOU SUCK" or "FO" or "we don't like your kind here" - it just means it doesn't currently fit OCR's standard. Some folks might be aware that I had a project I'm working on rejected by OCR in the not-too-distant past; sure, some of the things said stung and perhaps I didn't agree with all the feedback, but these are simply folks telling me where the tracks are and what is needed to bring them closer to the standard - so I could have chosen to pack my ball up and go home, but I've chosen to continue the project (despite some absences due to life stuff) and use the feedback to improve the album. I've also had folks reach out to me to offer help and advice if necessary in light of the rejection, which is one of the things I love most about this site. 'No skill in mixing? No problem, let's ask ___ for some help. No good string samples? No problem, let's see if ___ has an opening in their schedule. No good distortion pedals for your guitar? No problem, let's see if ____ has the sound you're looking for.' This community is full of folks who want to help and they are NOT hard to find. Personally, I'm fine with the standard and I don't care how long it takes for the panel to review - I respect the time it takes for judging, I respect the opinion of the panel, accept that it is an opinion, and use it as an indicator of where my tracks are and where they need to go to fit that standard. Given Gario's comment on repetition that started this whole thing, has anyone thought to just add a bit of variation in harmony, bass, percussion, or maybe all three? Or, if you're attached to the repetition, asked Gario how you could keep the copy pasta but add enough variation to be accepted by judges? I just think it's pretty clear what wait time was expected and what the reasons for rejection were, so maybe the solution is to address the concerns and resubmit instead of jumping on the judges for how they do what they do. Plus, if you don't want to wait for the panel, I'm sure either Gario or Rozovian would be willing to take a look at things in shorter order to give you an idea of how it would go on the panel. Heck, I'm sure there's lots of other folks reading this willing to give you a hand too, if that's what you think you need. I don't know how much easier they could make it for us. Just my opinion. Another wall of text for the, er, wall.
  8. @CmacProduction has sent me an awesome WIP for the Attack Carrier theme, thus securing the claim. Welcome aboard, Cmac!
  9. ...I'm not dead! @TheChargingRhino - Review FINALLY sent. @CmacProduction - Corneria Boss is indeed open! I've sent you a PM on this.
  10. Yes, we are still alive! Please PM me the current version again, Rhino, and I'll get that review going. Sorry about being quiet these last couple of weeks, will have a project update later this week.
  11. @Deedubs has joined us and claimed Space Armada, complete with a shiny new WIP. Welcome aboard!
  12. @TheChargingRhino Clipped Wings - Still getting my stuff together, but I'll go over what I've been sent and let you know. Cornerian Hall of Fame - Once I touch base with the QA team, I'll be getting the final tracks a once-over from each for any production issues, then it's on to mastering. I don't think any further changes will be needed to the arrangement itself, but the QA review will be conclusive either way. SCRAMBLE - As you and I discussed over Discord, taking the time has been my issue lately. Now that things are clearing up, I'll have more time for this. In addition to helping Jorito finish up with the Secret of Mana project, I have to get my stuff together for this project and touch base with everyone; there are a few loose ends I need to tie up for other folks, then I'll be onto SCRAMBLE - hopefully next week. I should have a new version for the deadline.
  13. It's been a while, everyone. Despite popular belief, I am not dead, nor have I fallen off the face of the planet! My apologies for the absence - I had some fairly serious stuff come up in my life in June which has carried on far longer than I expected. I have this mostly sorted now and with some changes to my family's schedule, I should have more time moving forward to work on this. YAY! I'm still getting myself back on track, but you'll notice some changes on the front page - some new claims have opened up as my discussions with folks over the OCR review progress. Anyone who does not have a WIP submitted (with a couple of exceptions) have had their claim released - this includes my own claim to Titania. This does not mean I've turfed anyone, per se; it simply means a claim requires a WIP to actually be claimed. This more or less lines up with the whole 'please submit a WIP with a claim' requirement that has been in place since July 1st. The Audio / Radio Play part is on hold while we get through the deadline. I'll be working on some scripts in the next couple of weeks; I hope to have them all in place by the end of October (hopefully sooner). If anyone has questions on any of this, let me know. ---- Last but not least, because of my absence and how close we are now, I've decided to extend the deadline by two weeks - check-in / updates are now required by October 15th. That being said, I'll be checking in with you soon to see where WIPs are at - be warned!
  14. I've been quiet, I know - more life stuff came up last week, but I'm getting back on track now. I've finally made some changes to the tracklist at the top of the thread and to our lineup. I'm not done yet - there are still some decisions to be made and some conversations to be finished - but the new placement for the audio tracks is now listed. I know I've been slow about sending the feedback out, but I'm catching up. I should have it all out soon. ---- Guys, I am still waiting for updates from many of you who didn't get something in to me for the last deadline. I'm not going to point you out - yet - but you know who you are, and I'm going to come looking for you soon! In the meantime, please note @Jorito's generous offer above - I can totally vouch for his ear, musical ability, and his skill at making folks smile. We also have our Audio Support team, ready to advise with whatever help you might need. Keep at it, everyone. Just because it's quiet here doesn't mean things aren't happening. Looking forward to hearing what everyone is up to!
  15. Hey John! I actually already had you down for the (French) horn, but I can add 'all brass and non-brass instruments'.... wait, isn't that everything? I'll put you down for 'all brass' for now - let me know what 'non-brass' instruments you would like me to include. Yes! We are looking for folks interested in providing a voice for Falco or Peppy. If you're interested, shoot me a PM with your role of choice and a quick sample. I recommend having a chat with @Thirdkoopa first, as he is putting together a slow jazz remix for Area 6. Hint hint, everyone! We have lots of performers willing to record for us - let's use them!