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The Vodoú Queen

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  1. 23 hours ago, Emunator said:

    Hey! I emailed you back but I have officially moved your song onto the evaluation phase. Totally my mistake, so sorry that this one slipped through the cracks!

    No problem, thanks for getting back to me. :D ♥ Just saw the e-mail! No problems, and much appreciated. :)

  2. Hey,

    I don't know if posting here is going to resolve the issue, but I do need help and I've contacted 3 different judges on the Panel about it via message on here, but to no avail and no reply.

    I had sent an e-mail way back in early October 2021 for a submission, and the only thing I have received is the automated receipt notice e-mail, and nothing else. Unfortunately, I haven't had any correspondence since, and I have checked the Judging page several times as well... It's a bit bewildering and frustrating at this stage, as I've tried several times in private messaging to see what's up, and have waited. I am aware there's possiblilities of back log and it can take a month or two to even get to a submission, but it's going on half a year now. :(

    Can I get some kind of update or reply to my messages?


  3. 3 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

    I hope you can get those two tracks polished and ready in uh... *checks calendar* about 5 weeks. 

    Holy crap, it's that close, wow...

    Totally doable, just depends on how polished. I've admittedly never done this before, so I'm unsure of the usual standards. Some people asking to include songs on their album want the composition mixed but not mastered. Some want neither, and just it bare bones and in pieces...

    I'm assuming this just warrants a full, completely mastered song, which I can do in 5 weeks. Both are practically done, I'm just looking for advice or critique on them to make them better (within my power, anyways, ATM.)

    FWIW, I sent them in a DM because unsure if Coop wants them on the thread, ya know, spoilers and such. XD

  4. @HarlemHeat360 Super glad you managed to make it! :D ^_^

    @HoboKa Sorry you can't turn in anything, hun. Like Weeks said, just take time for yourself and enjoy whatever everyone else cooked up, I suppose. ♥ I am defo feeling similarly, and burned out to hell, but sometimes I guess we just have to push ourselves through the bad storm. But sometimes as well, you just need to hunker down and drink a hot cuppa cocoa instead. xD ♥ ♥

  5. I managed as well, FOR ONCE not being dead last or turning it in 3 minutes before it's due! :D

    I'm also currently partially deaf in my right ear because of a pretty bad inner canal infection, so...mixing / mastering was fucking glorious to deal with the last several days, and I could barely focus for shit to compose it. xD Like Dr. Frankenstein, I had 0 clue how to cobble the stitched-together beast, but it's there. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Pretty chuffed with the result, anyways... ♥ Hope people enjoy it. :)

  6. Welp, in realizing / considering the time restraints I've got now, I'll (unfortunately) have to backstep and go back to using BandLab for this one. I'll make sure it's an absolute banger, however.

    Sorry for being so quiet over this venture. I had the past weeks be extremely busy. Between trying to fully memorize lines and lyrics for a show I'm in in December, and having to non-stop make song after song after song for Newgrounds' NGUAC and NGADM 2021--I had 0 time to learn Reaper or download plugins (was partially my fault as well, due to some forms of burn out.) Will be very busy this month too, but I do want to try and put something into this seeing as I was graciously allowed to pick a source with everyone else, etc.

    I do have a question tho, seeing how some of the entries have been sounding thus far: how MnP are we being on this round? @TheVideoGamer - you said the rules were going to be lax for the most part, (cause of the sources and stuff). I'm just making sure before I go absolutely ape-shit with Concrete Cave, lol.

  7. 2 hours ago, HoboKa said:

    Woah, those are obscure games.  I only recognize Legend of Mana and IoG...I used to rent the latter quite often, never beat it as a kid though.  Good ole savestates saved my ass later on.  And online guides.  Soulblazer is an amazing game!

    Threads of Fate is related to Dewprism eh?  I might check em out.  Not familiar with either but the cover-image rings some distant bells in my head.

    Dewprism is what ToF is called in Japan. It's a very, very obscure Squaresoft game from back when PSOne was first released...

    I regret to this day never buying the game when I had the chance to... It was super fun and had a great storyline. Check out the song from it called "Through the Forest"... It brings back so much nostalgia for me. I'll probably do a remix of it someday TBH. 

    Some more really obscure games I own are Eternal Eyes (PS1), Mischief Makers (N64), Quest 64, 8 Eyes (NES), Grandia (PS1), Lunar (PS1), Legend of Dragoon (PS1), Battle Hunter (PS1) and Kartia (PS1)...and they all have great music to them, if it inspires ppl to check them out. :)

  8. 18 hours ago, HoboKa said:

    Woah, kudos to you @Katfor picking a Vagrant Story theme.  That game is very under-appreciated.  (edit) FF12 (ok, so that is a stretch...), Parasite Eve and Koudelka have similar playstyles and it is incredibly rare to find real-time tactical RGPs. Incidentally, it also has some of the best music on the PS1 ever.  I've only remixed 'Reminiscence' so far and I was blown away by how complex it was.  Looking forward to that Undercity remix ;) 

    Edit 2

    I wonder what other games are similar to Vagrant Story, Koudelka and Parasite Eve...Anyone know? 

    Front Mission is a rare choice. Threads of Fate / Dewprism and Sword / Legend of Mana are quite rare as well.

    So is Illusion of Gaia, the red-headed true sequel step-child to SoulBlazer no one seems to talk about... :(

  9. Kinda don't want to steal Hobo's thunder, but I've also got someone very close who has fond childhood memories of Snowboard Kids 1 and 2, and I really like the games too, so was considering doing "Ice Land" from 2. In a real Xmas jazzy / synth form...

    It was either that or "Snow in Summer" & "In a Snowbound Land" together, so NieR: Gestalt / Replicant + DKC2...

    ...Which should I do? ^^;

  10. 24 minutes ago, TheVideoGamer said:

    Honestly though, you are far from a bad remixer, you've made some really amazing stuff, so much so, it was enough for you to win the round. And honestly, i don't consider any of your melodies/harmonies to sound bad or poor (I've made compliments to your melodic work, in a lot of other remixes). If anything, i sometimes do things that not many people might be into, but i take everything (Comments wise) with a grain of salt, and everyone should remember/consider that.

    None of the critiques people give, is meant to be taken seriously. It's mostly guidelines/guidance to improve, based on our own observations, and i've always done that. I learn a lot, but i also try and balance that out, with what i could try, new ideas, risks, experiments etc. And really that's the foundation of everything. I'm no expert, but i at least try to be honest.

    Still though, it's not up to me, it's up to you, and If you feel this is the best option, then i wish you the best of luck, and i welcome your return.

    Trust me, it's not a forever goodbye, I just feel like I need to strengthen the things that are lacking and are pretty consistently said across the board. Some of the sentiments are critique I've gotten in the NG competitions as well.  Can't BS oneself if there's common problems. ♡ I'm just taking time to dedicate to more learning and skill development, (cause for God's sake do I need to be able to hear tone and key differences better.)

    I'll be back. :) Matter of fact, I'm still doing Granstream and got something for Tactics Advance in my head. I just know if I'm doing all this musical self e-learning (and learning Reaper,) I won't be able to make the deadlines for the compos. Plus, I want to come at these things with a stronger game, so people can enjoy them even more. ^_^

    That's all I want, is for whatever I put out there to be super enjoyable and not a mess-fest to the ears. XD Doesn't matter win or lose, I just want to get better.

  11. Right...

    I think (sadly) I'm just going to have to be frank and honest with myself and drop out of MnP & PRC for a bit...

    I'll continue to check in on occasion and maybe still use the sources to make remixes on the side with, but insofar as putting stuff out into the compos themselves--clearly whatever I am doing isn't cutting it, or cohesive enough to be viable for it.

    And FWIW--it's not really the points or the constant losing that bothers me--it's the fact it's the same issues over and over again--no matter how I try to rectify them currently, with each new song I compose, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better... And some of the critique I get I don't understand what is meant by it, musically wise, or I don't hear what's wrong--so it's doing me no good unless I get a breakdown of what exactly is dissonant, how and why, but that's a level of handholding no one would feasibly have time for, nor would I ask it of them. I don't put out material I don't think sounds good or right...but clearly my ears are shot to hell, lol.

    Good luck guys. I'll catch ya'll on the flip and either peek in to evaluate on occasion or to listen to the great stuff ya'll generally put out...way more so than my own. o/

    **EDIT: (Also, FWIW, I appreciate people like my drumwork and percussion, but sadly most compositions need decent melody and harmony work, and clearly I just need to get better at doing it, and hearing it, period. But I am aware and do appreciate when people say the drums, mixing/mastering or composition framework is strong... I just also know that those alone don't make for a strong song, so I need to go off and work on the other things so it can stop sounding atonal and disproportionate.)

  12. 14 hours ago, Darkflamewolf said:

    Well, this is currently on backburner since I'm now directing the Final Fantasy 8 album, but we could low key work on this album on the side, but honestly, it'd all come down to general interest. I do have a clear vision on how I'd want the album to be/sound like, but it's ultimately down to the remixers to make it happen. Given the repeating and overlapping themes present in many of the tracks in Hollow Knight, you should be able to easily do the transitional/evolving melody pitch I made in the first post - with Serious Sam 4's OST as a guideline.

    Well, I'm still down to try if others are. 

    I may be new to the game (of remixing and composing music), but if one doesn't try, it ain't gonna go anywhere... So, why not? :)

  13. Hi, uhm...since I see it's not taken as of yet, I'd like to try my hand with The Extreme, in the CRAZY category, but unsure how viable it is for me to stake the claim.

    I saw on the original posting that these OCR albums required someone who's already been published on here, and IDK how much considerable skill you're looking for. But I'd love to get my hands on a MIDI of the song and go ham on it, as it's my favourite of the series--but again--what's the skill ceiling or the need to know? Is knowing an instrument to actually be played required or can it all be electronic?

    Please let me know. I'd love to give it a try... ^_^;

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