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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time   
    Started to dig more into part 2 and trying to flesh out the direction I'm going. New link in the original post.
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time   
    Thank you for the lovely comments! I'll keep working to try and make this something I can be proud of going forward.
    As far as vocals are concerned I really like searching for new vocal packs and goodies. I think primarily I use Heavyocity's Vocalize 1 and 2 and 8dio's Jennie for solo female stuff. For full choirs I use 8dios studio sopranos and Strezov Sampling has a few choirs I like. I think personally I get way more bang for my buck on vocal libraries than anything. There are a few more I want but money is tight and I am not able to really demo things to determine whether it's worth a dive. But yeah Heavyocity's Vocalize series is just gorgeous. Lots of cool pads too which I always like to fiddle with!
    edit:
    https://www.asoundeffect.com/sound-category/instruments/vocal-instrument/
    I forgot these! All of these are super duper fantastic and highly usable. I tweak the settings some, and in my head many times I think I want a certain type of vocal sound. Then if its a legato type phrase I'll mostly try and do it on my own with those patches but if I am feeling somethhing more virtuoso then I just spend some time listening to different presets they have and when one I like stands out, I program it in with timing, filters, etc. I'm a vocalist myself (though I never use my vocals on my tracks lol) so I can imagine a lot of stuff and this helps me get through the plethora of settings I think. You also thhough need some theory knowledge because sometimes I'll play a song in one key but the presets dont have that key. So try to find a nearby key or at least a phrase that can scoot in nicely in whatever given chord progression during the point in the music. Takes some getting used to and maybe not the best workflow but I like it enough!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Chrono Trigger - Corridors of Time   
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pw-fIQPHZhVXNBq0_KlgYiDE4gpHH7zP/view?usp=sharing
    updated 4/14/21
     
    I actually started this awhile ago but never really did anything with it. I guess recently I had some new ideas that came to fruition and I can finally post the first part for feedback. I know the second part will just be the first part but with a more aggressive vibe but I'm unsure how the whole thing will go after that. Hopefully I can do something interesting haha.
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Souperion in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Sorry I didn't give feedback! I saw a section for comments but I was worried the comments would somehow show up in public if I made any in the box when I voted. But now I see they only show after the voting period is ended. I'll give my comments here soon and in the future I'll do them where they are supposed to be!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Souperion in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Sorry I didn't give feedback! I saw a section for comments but I was worried the comments would somehow show up in public if I made any in the box when I voted. But now I see they only show after the voting period is ended. I'll give my comments here soon and in the future I'll do them where they are supposed to be!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Souperion in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Sorry I didn't give feedback! I saw a section for comments but I was worried the comments would somehow show up in public if I made any in the box when I voted. But now I see they only show after the voting period is ended. I'll give my comments here soon and in the future I'll do them where they are supposed to be!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Souperion in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Sorry I didn't give feedback! I saw a section for comments but I was worried the comments would somehow show up in public if I made any in the box when I voted. But now I see they only show after the voting period is ended. I'll give my comments here soon and in the future I'll do them where they are supposed to be!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Souperion in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Sorry I didn't give feedback! I saw a section for comments but I was worried the comments would somehow show up in public if I made any in the box when I voted. But now I see they only show after the voting period is ended. I'll give my comments here soon and in the future I'll do them where they are supposed to be!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from The Vodoú Queen in PRC423 - Time To Bomb Again (Bomberman Hero)   
    I just wanna make it to the finish line properly this time haha.
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Vote in!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from The Vodoú Queen in PRC423 - Time To Bomb Again (Bomberman Hero)   
    I just wanna make it to the finish line properly this time haha.
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Master Mi in Free online streaming platforms (preferably with 320 kbit/s audio support)?   
    Yeah I figure it has to do with the conversions and stuff. I'm thinking of using davinci in the future to see if it helps me get better results. 
    That's a nice setup btw! Can't wait to get my old setup back. Couldn't bring it with me to Japan. 
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    HarlemHeat360 reacted to anachromium in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    Wow, thank you so much everyone! This one makes me really happy and I'm glad you all could enjoy the track! 
    (And as more people asked in the comments: no french horn, everything you hear from brass is trombone. Alto trombone for the recitative in the beginning and + first quiet organ-verse and tenor trombone for the accompaniment and the solo at the ending.)
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    HarlemHeat360 reacted to Bundeslang in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    It's results time.
    Wassup Thunder did a bonus mix
    HarlemHeat360 collected 7 points and gets the last place wooden spoon.
    TheVideoGamer has 9 points and gets fourth place.
    TheVodouQueen gathered 14 points and gets third place.
    Souperion has 17 points, worth a second place.
    And the winner of PRC422 is Anachromium with 22 points.
    Anachromium you are the winner. You may pick a source for PRC424. Send the source to me (with a MID/MP3 file, otherwise send a second source with a MID file) by PM, other options are PM me @ ThaSauce or by e-mailing to bambombim@gmail.com (I prefer a PM @Ocremix). Send your source as fast as you can, but before next Wednesday (10 March 2021), 11:00 AM ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT).
    You may select any source from any game, but not a source with an OverClocked remix or a source which has been used in PRC before. An overview of the past PRC's can be found in the following links (I recently updated this site):
    http://sites.google.com/site/bambombim/prc
    http://bambombim.googlepages.com/PRCRemixList.doc (also downloadable via the link above).
     
    Hopefully I didn't make any miscalculation because I was in a rush. The winner is correct for sure, hopefully the votes are readable because I see a lot of <p> and stuff like that.
     
    http://compo.thasauce.net/votes/index/PRC422 for the votes and comments.
    PRC423 already started: http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC423
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I got really busy and tired so I couldn't finish 100% but here is my submission. I also got locked out of registration and then realized where the answers were posted haha...Oh well. The link should be okay for download.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/166qewkUBGGLapLYh_8dnHzStdGnmcvOL/view?usp=sharing
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I got really busy and tired so I couldn't finish 100% but here is my submission. I also got locked out of registration and then realized where the answers were posted haha...Oh well. The link should be okay for download.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/166qewkUBGGLapLYh_8dnHzStdGnmcvOL/view?usp=sharing
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I'll be entering this one! Never played the game but I like the feel of this song
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Final Fantasy IX - Eternal Harvest   
    Thank you! The woodwinds actually showed me a lot in sound profile. I am really enjoying working more with them after I got spitfire woods. 
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I'll be entering this one! Never played the game but I like the feel of this song
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I'll be entering this one! Never played the game but I like the feel of this song
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I'll be entering this one! Never played the game but I like the feel of this song
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from TheVideoGamer in PRC422 - Ruining This Game (Undertale)   
    I'll be entering this one! Never played the game but I like the feel of this song
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Final Fantasy IX - Eternal Harvest   
    Hello again! I'm doing a transcription challenge for this month's February Album Writing Month and my second song was this guy here
     
    I had a lot of fun experimenting with the percussion since I'm...really bad at it to say the least haha. The vocalist within me also couldn't help himself and added some tidbits there too. I won't take this any further since I can't really fathom how to make this song OCRemix worthy in terms of adding enough of my own flavor to make it original. Still, it was fun! I also lost a lot of quality on YouTube so if you want the HQ version here is a link to that as well.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eIT-B2M19X8rm32ZCvvJBtwrwLCzbwBa/view?usp=sharing
    edit: as an aside, I'll say I know its rather loud of a recording (the HQ version at least). So maybe turn it down if you wish lol
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Wassup Thunder in Destiny 2, The Farm Remix   
    Hmm, keep in mind I am unfamiliar with the source material but I'll try my best.
    Things that are worth thinking about.
    1. The one big agreement I had with the above is that this just seems like a hell of a journey. Like at no point was I able to sort of...pin down a melody or a sort of feeling. Maybe put another way I felt like it was a rollercoaster of a journey and I had no time to stop and appreciate some of the more beautiful aspects of the track. There were some really beautiful chords and moments but I think I needed more time to process them.
    2. Speaking of those pretty chords. Around 2:42 starts this beautiful play on this chord progression. I'm unsure if it is supposed to be open fifths with a hint of the thirds just aren't coming out. Maybe you purposefully don't want them to be strong? I feel like here it would really benefit from that time slowing down and being able to let me gush over that little progression/motif. The same thing with the ending of that section before the next vocals. I almost feel like...it is meant to be a major chord but the the full triad is being suffocated there somehow? If this is a stylistic thing though then no worries!
    3. There is a bit of an issue with the lower frequencies...which is a bit odd since the lower range seems like it isn't really being hammered a lot...I wonder why? EQ or a filter would help but I'm thinking maybe it is one instrument that might be the culprit. Maybe a bad sample...hm, curious indeed. Try EQ first or a pass filter and see what happens. Don't want it sounding empty though so be careful.
     
    Lastly though, I wanna praise the amount of work that has gone into this. Obviously you put an immense amount of time making a lot of wonderful instrumentation and taking us along this journey. Surely a lot to see and take in and some real beauty there. I wish I knew more about the source so I could comment on what is being done exactly, but as a song in and of itself it surely has a lot of substance and I think you and Souperion are to be commended for that. Still, I think I come away having wondered what was it I listened to because it was so much! Give us some time to chew on a few things I think. More than anything, I think doing more with a little less here will let me really just dig into this more. Congrats on a wonderful start and I look forward to hearing more soon!
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    HarlemHeat360 got a reaction from Rapidkirby3k in VSL's Instrumentology Page   
    Hey guys, maybe some of you guys know of this page already, but I recently discovered Vienna Symphonic Library's Instrumentology section here
    https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Academy/Instrumentology
    I often compose using at least somewhat of an Orchestral profile (not necessarily well lol) and one of the things I can struggle with is the roles of the instruments in the orchestra. My background is choir mostly so this to me has been a great help. Particularly helpful though is the sound combinations section for each instrument. I'm mostly familiar enough with the instruments individually but combinations I highly struggle with. 
    I hope maybe some of you guys can find use in this as well! I'll probably never own their library (nor do I need it really) but what a heck of a resource. Be curious to see if it helps anyone else as well.
     
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