Ridiculously Garrett

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About Ridiculously Garrett

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    Mudkip (+150)
  • Birthday May 12

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  • Gender
  • Location
    The Land of Massholes
  • Interests
    Most music, especially jazz, video games, long walks on the beach.

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  • Biography
    I'm a professional Monster Hunter and ladie's man.
  • Real Name
    Garrett Mandeville
  • Occupation
    Audio and Arts Technician

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  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Melodica, and I can play a mean cowbell.

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  1. Ridiculously Garrett

    Things I've Learned In My Years Of Music

    #7 is my favorite. I only have a limited amount of music friends from high school, and only one of them is at least a little interested in the same genre I am, jazz. I'm going to a school for Liberal Studies now (to ensure complete unemployability), and believe me when I tell you there are absolutely no other students at this school that play jazz. So my options are limited, and I don't have anyone better to play around. Being a big fish in small pond isn't that great for me. Being a freshman, I can only hope that I can find incoming students in the next coming years who know how to play, or at least want to learn just as much as I do. But for now, I have no expansions to my circle so I have to work inward. Taking hours and hours a week trying to make the most of Garage Band using Keyscape on my Macbook Air Laptop, and it's a really slow process. But it's all I got, and even if I wanted to go around gigging places, I wouldn't be able to rely on anyone. So I'm trying to push my performance ability and my production ability so that tomorrow, I'll be able to do these things a little better, and that ten years from now, I'll be able to keep a decent flow of income. I can really connect to #7. Hopefully after working this summer I can upgrade my DAW. EDIT: Number 7 from the original post to be exact.
  2. A front page would be awesome. With every new mix I submit, I wanna push the quality even just a little bit more. We'll see what the judges think.
  3. Ok, I'm interested. I would really really enjoy some live flute on this! I know I already submitted, but whatever. PM me with some deets!
  4. Ridiculously Garrett

    Original Video Gamey Disco Track

    I just got a nice pair of headphones, so I might spend some more time with this with making it better and what not.
  5. Ridiculously Garrett

    Link, Hylian detective...?

    I'm interested.
  6. Thank you for these kind words! I really went with what was vibing with me that day, and I'll agree, this project is my pinnacle of mixing for sure. The wav is quite large. Here's an m4a, much smaller and not at all too much to ask. I don't mind anyone downloading this stuff. "Hey Saria, There's a Fiesta Down in Kokiri Forest" REDUCED SIZE Stay tuned for updates! It may very well be asked for a resubmit and then I'll have to edit it even more, which means it could have the potential of getting even better.
  7. Ridiculously Garrett

    New Song - Relaxing countryside

    So, to start I can tell that these are not real instruments, but that's not necessarily a problem. There are some things you can do to make it sound less mechanical. I think there's a lot to work with here. For starters, the guitar seems very touch and go. In this composition, it's doing some arpeggio stuff on each bar, but none of the notes are sustaining. Think about how a guitar works - when you pluck a string it sustains until you mute it with your hand. If you can make it so the guitar sustains more, it'll sound so much more realistic. All the strings are affected too, they just kind of start and then stop - there's just a lot of empty space. Empty space in a piece isn't a bad thing, but you don't want it to sound like everything is just being cut off all at once. With the string samples there is probably a knob to increase the release of the sound. When you turn that knob, you're basically just telling the program how long you want the sound to fade out for, and right now it sounds like the release is at 0. In addition, you can use reverb to give the arrangement some space to it, make it sound more like the instruments are being played in a room. I think there's a lot of potential here, and any of the issues there are is nothing that is unworkable or unfixable, just try learn at least one or two things with each new project and you'll be on your way! Keep playing around with this stuff.
  8. Here's a remix I just recently finished of the Kokiri Forest theme from Ocarina of Time. I just had an itching for some latin music. I know the arrangement is quite liberal, but I think it flows well enough. Enjoy the mix! ReMix: "Hey Saria, There's a Fiesta Down in Kokiri Forest" Source Tune:
  9. I like, however I think the mix might just be a tad muddy. If you just dial the reverb back a little, turn down the bass, that should make it sound much better. Other than that, I like. Really good sound design and arrangement.
  10. Want to officially release this on an album with art and such but eh you know don't really have a budget so an unofficial Soundcloud release until I can acquire the rights to this bad boy. Do I need to mention Soundcloud's terrible upload quality?
  11. Ridiculously Garrett

    Nintendo Lo-Fi/Chillhop Collection

    I am very interested in participating in this project. Very interested. Let me know about updates on this project! I'd probably do some jazz piano stuff with hip hop drums and the like. Let me know!
  12. Ridiculously Garrett

    MnP 90: Metroid - Brinstar

    I think I'll participate in this compo, and this is a pretty classic tune. Remember finally getting this on virtual console and being stoked.
  13. Can't say I was ever a fan of the GB Zelda titles, but this arrangement is quite nice, I like how it goes from being kind of hoppy, and then you make it a bit more romantic, with some pretty rich chords. Sounds good!
  14. Ridiculously Garrett

    Original Video Gamey Disco Track

    Here's an original song I'm making - not sure that I'm finished with it yet, but it's close, just gotta edit some things! It's kind of a fusion between jazz, disco, and electronic music. And that bass sounds pretty smooth. Just good feels all around! Electronic Jazz Definitely an improvement overall in production and arrangement from my past stuff.