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  1. I don't know if this qualifies for community but if it does please move it. Seems more appropriate to start here though since I hardly post original music and it's still unfinished in my view. So I worked on a war game project that only got half finished a few years ago. The music is half finished too, these are sort of quick mock-ups to get some music in the game fairly quickly - it was the intention to polish thse tracks as we went along but the programmers just gave up on it. This stuff has been sitting on my hard drive forever and really nobody has ever heard it. I think I'd like to clean and polish it up sometime soon and maybe post it out there for free use or maybe productiontrax or something. (Is there better out there these days? Haven't checked in a long time.) It might be nice to hear some feedback from anyone that likes the war genre style, give me some ideas to clean these tracks up. Some of these tracks have reasons behind how they sound, so maybe I'll add info about them. http://www.mediafire.com/?y7b0sa5zdp8a9 (plays best in VLC, programmers wanted .ogg) Training Day: The loops don't replay too cleanly, and I'm thinking of taking out the gun shots. I thought I'd try it for the art, it was menu music so I wanted to put the listener in a battlefield, get them all agitated. In The Thicket: Probably would overhaul this track. 1:41 is kinda cool, but leading up to that is pretty messy I think - maybe make it more minimal like the ending. I think this and The Hero they had me trying to reproduce their idea of temp track and create something similar to another work - which I really suck at for many reasons. The Hero: Intro is kinda messy too with sloppy samples - probably clean this up a lot. Was trying to get a "Bad Company" vibe going with the cello, not sure if I really like it hearing this again. Call of War: So I actually wrote this for a real orchestra to play, and a real orchestra did play it, so that's why no artificial samples. It's pretty simple so they could handle it without difficulty (of course some dumb-A percussionist still F-ed it up). I might do more to this now though since who cares anymore. This would be a fun piece to really make a whole overture or something out of. Those are my ideas, anyone else's are appreciated.
  2. 72 bps and a 440Hz A is all I ever needed. But considering I'm selling the violin I lovingly owned and cared for for a decade in a manner so liquid I would hope its significance isn't lost on even the most cynical of OCR-goers - I'm afraid I fail to see what's so funny about it. Sorry. And thanks OA and Brandon
  3. Mods: I really thought there was a forum for selling stuff, but I'm either not seeing it, it was removed, or I'm crazy and it never existed. Please move this if appropriate. Ok, so I'm exaggerating a little about the "piece of OCR history" but this is the violin I recorded Abadoss's quartet with and it has a small part in an upcoming Theophany/DragonAvenger remix. If anyone would really like to bid on it or knows someone that might like to, by all means please help me out. This isn't the first time I've tried to sell it, so I know it's going to be even rougher in the current economy to get what it's worth out of it. It's sad, I know. Frankly, it's all about the Benjamins. 'nuff said I think. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110773306746
  4. What kind of school? I would think they'd take charge of procurement unless this is just some "get what you can find this project is free and voluntary" deal. But make them pay for it unless you'll really want and use it after. I assume you mean boom pole rather than boom stand. Both exist but the pole is the one you see an audio guy always holding over people heads out of frame in remote news shots. But you can get boom stands for fixed sets. If this is for truly outdoors, make sure you've got a good wind screen for your mic too, or you'll be hating life. Just google search they're all over.
  5. I've played a ton of string quartets in my high school and college career and the one thing I can say about string quartets - they're all kinda boring. Appreciating them takes a lot of active rather than passive listening skills. String quartets were designed for polite dancing and mingling, not grabbing your ears by the balls in the middle of a crowded restaurant (yes, there are many avant-garde Julliard quartets out there, but rest assured, one of those this is not). Another consideration to take into account is the source material. The second mvmt is just the original source melody but thoroughly fleshed out; it's not really Abadoss's fault that that section is boring, what he did with it quartet-wise in fact is brilliant, beautiful and definitely the pride of this piece. Perhaps a fair criticism might be that the 2nd mvmt should have been the first so that the listener could identify with the theme right off the bat, and have a little more context to appreciate the material that followed. Abadoss could have created all kinds of tempos, sure, but I think he made the tasteful choice given the constraints: it had to stay true to the source, and it could not be too original. And thank God he didn't make it harder to play than it already was. I haven't played hardcore violin in two years Sorry for the flubs man.
  6. itt songwriting is like punditry He who laughs last, probably shot the guy not laughing. Yes, my nonsense was deliberate. Gimme my f@ing grammy.
  7. Killing time and trying to stay up, pardon the laundry list... Things I learned from Final Fantasy: - The difference between being a boss and a common monster is the ability to reproduce. - Life is pretty ordinary until it is composed by Nabuo Uematsu. - Level 100? That's just f@#$ing stupid. - The entire population of the world that never thought once to create an army or level up past 10 and defend themselves is apparently worth saving, for some reason. - All trials in life start with a disorienting "ZZZZZ ZZZZ CCHHHCHCH" and end with a triumphant "DUH NA NA NA, NA NA, NUH NA-NA!" - People aren't made of blood, they're made of math. - There are no pirates, yet the world is riddled with treasure chests. - 'Put a spinning propeller on it!' is the answer to every engineering question. - There is only one smart person in the world and his name is Cid. - You can conceivably make military grade weapons from onions. - Fire beats ice, lightning beats water, etc. This takes years of magic school to learn. - Going from meager mortal to demigod takes about 40-80 hours. - In a world made of crystals, nobody ever gets high. Things I learned from Legend of Zelda: - It is perfectly ok to barge into someone's house and search their pots and bookshelves. - If you run into a tree or rock, you MUST turn around. It is impossible to go around the tree or jump over the rock. - The only time to mobilize and be heroic, is when a princess is in trouble, f@#$ the townspeople. - There is no point in trying to do anything, ever, as you will inevitably have to do it all over again anyway, just with better graphics. - All of life's problems can be solved with just a bottle, a mirror, a boomerang, and a fishing net. - Holding your sword like an erection for a least 3 seconds, then swinging wildly around your entire body, is the most powerful attack anyone could ever do. Things I learned from Metal Gear: - You will always get a phone call while you are dying. - Always assume the enemy has no problem leaving food and munitions lying around, never bring your own. - No well trained soldier is capable of remembering to search for you longer than 20 seconds. - No human can see beyond 60 degrees for 50 feet, nor will they ever look above or below the floor they are on. - A single armored mechanoid that can launch and survive nukes (but not rocket launchers) is a serious threat to all humanity, better send ONE man. - Food cures bullet wounds. - Every military site on earth has at least one soldier uncontrollably shitting himself. - Why join special ops? Pornos and cigs, brotha, pornos and cigs. - Nobody ever suspects the man-sized box. - The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a cinematic pose and a bitchin' codename. - The owner of a key-card is fortunately never actually inside the carded area they should be, lucky you. Things I learned from Super Mario: - Plumbers smoke the best shit on earth.
  8. You know trouble was brewing when you started seeing Nickelodeon selling this movie out all over the place. That was mistake number one; what were they thinking? "Hmm, who should we get to help us produce a major live action anime crossover epic?" "How 'bout the guys that made Good Burger!?" "Brilliant!" For the record, I haven't seen it, and wasn't planning to.
  9. Thanks everyone. It was an enjoyable project for sure. I'm surprised the dissonance (yes, it was deliberate) towards the end was heavily criticized. Djp was right: that progression is practically a cliche in film. But que sera sera, it's all good. The uber sparse source and 5/4 time (which I'm also surprised nobody really brought up) was definitely a challenge that made the transitions awkward and the beats weak, and I think that's the cause of the intangible "weirdness" this one has on some, but I think something positive came from the experiment. ^^ I remember I had to push this out fast before my daughter was born, or face the likelihood of not finishing it at all on time. I definitely wished I'd had more time, but all your help was better than all the time in the world, so thanks again. Did I ever tell you guys I thought this piece was ready when I played this on my monitors and my wife came in complaining our daughter was going nuts in her tummy? We thought she was either dancing, or pounding on the wall to demand we keep that racket down. Either way it was a good stopping point. I think for that reason alone, even though this probably wasn't the most popular track, this will be some of the most memorable stuff I've done.
  10. I'm not sure if this or help section is best, but since I've installed windows 7 and been using IE8 on it, my cookies on this site have gone haywire. I login and my screen goes right back to the not logged in screen to log in again. If I go to one forum like off topic, I'm good to go, then try to go to PPR and I'm asked to log in. 5 minutes later it's the exact opposite. Just trying to discern if this is a personal/windows 7 issue or it's a coincidence and others are having problems.
  11. Been a while since I really sat down and enjoyed a good RPG, so couldn't really comment on the games mentioned, though Fallout sure sounds tempting now. But reading this discussion made me think of something: I predominately play RPGs, but like other game types too. I find the games I'm usually attracted to are ones with story. A great game tells a great story, really just like an interactive book really. I'm sure some would disagree, some people just want to play Madden and nothing else. Did anyone else ever read choose your own adventure books? How many of you ever really accepted the outcome of your first read through? Or did like me and made your read more "efficient" by turning to each outcome and skipping the deaths and choosing the one that sounded the best. Well I think games with good story are much the same. As much as I want independence, I really just want a good story. The games that can deliver that AND be interactive are among my top 10. Many of the greatest stories can be either morally ambiguous or heroic, just kinda depends on what you want to hear.
  12. Probably the first celebrity death that has ever made me sad.
  13. Really not sure, and it really doesn't matter anymore it seems, but I wonder if the installation order would matter in this case. For dual boot vista/xp it sure does. You might have had the result you were looking for re-installing XP 64bit again and allowing it to rewrite your boot sector. I haven't tried this setup yet, so no idea, but if you happen to try it out and it works, would love to know.
  14. Well if already having a Wild Arms mix isn't proof enough, I love this soundtrack and would definitely support an album. (I'm actually working on another wild arms mix now, but regretfully for another specialty album) This game is definitely under mixed on the site. I don't think you guys should get bogged down in he said she said. If you love it, do it; the rest is just details.
  15. I'm thinking of going back to a more anonymous username. I've been worrying for months which one of you will look me up in the phone book and come steal my prized Buzz Cola six pack.
  16. I base my opinion off being a former PS3 owner; I only played my friend's 360 and never owned one. Probably gonna piss a few people off but here goes: Get a PS3. The whole "xbox 360 pwnz!" is really kind of a fad based on hype IMO. Many of my friends have had to put up with the whole Red Ring of Death, and don't have good stories to tell about dealing with Microsoft about it. If you do decide to go 360, only good reason I could think of would be for games that aren't on PS3. Best reason to get a PS3: HD DVD is dead, and Blu-ray is here to stay. The mere possibilities with Blu-ray mean we haven't seen Sony's best days with this system yet. You can play HD movies, which are getting cheaper now because Blu-ray plants are springing up production after winning the war. HD DVD movies may not get as cheap to manufacture, or games. Blu-ray also just supports more data because it's newer, better technology. And they also designed the specs for it intelligently, something DVD never accomplished. The programming for the games is written in a specific track so it can be optimally retrieved with minimal loading, making game loading faster. Downside is newer systems aren't backwards compatible with PS2 discs, but they will still play PS1 games ok. They did this to make them cheaper. PS Store actually has a lot of classics available you can download for a low price though. The store is also very good to put out demos for many games, so you can try before you buy. Controllers are pretty much the same, never had wireless problems with them. Downside is when you gotta charge them the USB cord is like 6 ft., which is genuinely obnoxious to sit that close to your system (might get 2 so you can always have one charging).
  17. Gar, the site loader is stuck at 96% and just sitting there, boo! They said this would be more solo-able than WoW. That and PvP is what I liked about WoW, if they can just manage good PvP I think they could become one of the best mmo's. Thing I loved most about FFXI was the story and character progression and cutscenes, something WoW sucked at by comparison.
  18. Malaki is right, it's all about memorization. Games these days are completely dynamic, multiple solutions to 1 problem, back then it was up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start...or die. If it makes you feel better, I never beat Battle Toads without a game genie either, it was a poorly designed end level based on the arcade game designed to keep you pumping quarters.
  19. As a human being I'd like to say: congratulations! As a remixer I'd like to say: all right married collabs! As a married man I'd like to say: bwa ha ha! remixes? I don't think so...suckers... seriously tho best wishes
  20. It's Jesus @#$!ing H. Supercats! You didn't know? hmm.....mmmmmmMMMMMEEEMMORRIIIEEEESS! *rwar*! (my wife is forcing me to bed for fear of hurting myself, l8rs!)
  21. Are the two mutually exclusive? I for one, am completely retarded, and I take BUNNYS offense to that. "Why should you want to know? Why are you obsessed with fighting Times and fates you can't defy? If you knew the path we're riding, You'd understand it less than I." Well I know I might take shit for this (I promise I'll act surprised though), but while the words in your review were fairly well arranged, I have to say you're no Tim Rice. You have some gem posts there but I will not mention them for fear of crotch rot. Your posts as a whole though, they just don't match the mood that follows. Great work though I hope you didn't find this inflammatory what-so-ever because it would certainly be an overreaction on your part. Now who wants to re-enacts Cats?! I get to be Mr. Mistoffelees! ...man I'm sleep deprived...weeee
  22. I did not care for this album. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a Gilmore Girls marathon to get back to.
  23. I don't think songs should make you dance and cry at the same time...what a great emotion
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