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Nitwit

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About Nitwit

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    Sydney, Australia

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    I've always loved video game music; so much so that I would put my tape recorder up to the television to tape it. Then I discovered ocremix and have since become ADDICTED to video game music. I have done a couple of video game radio shows on the local station at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is where I was born and raised.
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    Teacher, Librarian
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    nitwit13

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Lyrics
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Drums
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Penny Whistle,Ukulele, Harmonica, Concertina

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  1. I basically don't have any thing to add to this. I just wanted to echo what Chimpazilla said. Exactly.
  2. This might be old news to you all, but are you familiar with the Square album Symphonic Fantasies? Those Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger performances are EPIC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkCjjy7ytCU
  3. Hello everyone, I'm curious if anyone knows what has happened to the Mega Man 25th anniversary album called MM25: Mega Man Rocks that I believe launched alongside MM25: For Everlasting Peace. I was trying to recommend it to a friend. I bought it off of iTunes back when it released in 2013, and for some reason I can no longer find it on iTunes or any other music service. I have found heaps of press releases alluding to the two albums, but none of them that have links, including the publisher's website have any further information. For example: here's a press release published on th
  4. Since we're reminiscing: I too still have the original mp3 files (encoded at 128kbps) from the early days. In fact, the way I even discovered ocremix was through NAPSTER. I had just discovered Napster in early 2002 and it occurred to me that I could start looking for old nostalgic tunes, such as old tv show themes and Nintendo themes. So I was just searching by NES games and downloaded a few Mega Man II or Super Mario Bros. 3 remixes that I liked. One day, I think I was editing the metadata fields and somewhere in the notes or something was simply listed a website: ocremix.org. Hm... I th
  5. I have always taken the absurd levels of difficulty in the NES era to be the industry's way of adding value for money. Given the memory limitations of the time, they couldn't create a several hours long story driven platformer/adventure, and so instead just made the games crazy hard so that it took a consumer/user/player hours to beat. If someone paid $35-$40 for a cartridge in those days (what I remember approximately paying for a game back then), took it home and was able to complete the game in 30-60 minutes, they might feel like it was a bit of a waste of money. If it was something they
  6. I like the arrangement of the work. The instrumentation sounds good. Is this all recorded live? The recording levels and/or mixing could definitely use some tweaking to make some of the parts sound a bit more clear, but I do like the take on this source. As for length, I wonder if it could be looped/repeated with perhaps a bridge at some point to connect three passages (?). Keep up the good work.
  7. Hey! It's so good to see Bubsy get some more representation. It has such a great soundtrack, but doesn't seem to get remixed much. I think the mix is off to a good start. There's something about its current state however that makes it feel a bit too "flat" or synthesized. It could be the way the saxophone sounds, and perhaps the piano could be more layered, using bass chords. It sounds like starting at 1:13 that you are potentially mixing in the track "Tunnel Vision," and in fact I expected the song to transition there. I think it would seamlessly work as a break, or interlude in your s
  8. Now I'm on the watch for VGM on NPR. Maybe I should do some investigation in who selects the music for some of these shows. On Today's All Things Considered, there is a song by Harris Cole called "Game Over." I clicked on it to see if it was VGM related and instantly recognised the Super Mario World game over music. I'd probably be doing the same thing if I was in charge of music over there.
  9. Thanks for the more specific link. Wow, I had no idea that NPR used so much VGM. That's the ultimate connection, that Maverick Rising was used. Talk about mainstream... Well, as mainstream as NPR is. When they start using Chrono Symphonic or something like that to soundtrack Game of Thrones... that's mainstream.
  10. I was just listening to NPR Morning Edition (20 September 2016) and was surprised to see "Departure from South Town (FATAL FURY TEAM BGM)" by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan used as one of the in-between music pieces. This was not really a place I expected to see incidental VGM pop up for background music. http://www.npr.org/programs/morning-edition/ Edit: Wow, sorry... I meant to paste a photo in here, but for some reason it won't stay in my post. I'm not sure how to embed an image into this. I'm not sure how to use the insert existing attachment.
  11. Well put, DimeTower. The lightly swaying branches of the Pure Land will remain eternal forever in my heart, and this mix is a good expression of that feeling.
  12. The song reminds me of Black Moth Super Rainbow with the vinyl pops and the distorted tape sound of the lo-fi.
  13. Game: Flashback: The Quest for Identity Song: Ending https://youtu.be/vGUVj-PixBA?t=7m27s This song has an uplifting feel with a marching snare drum. It would be interesting to see what someone might do with it, plus we only have two remixes from this game.
  14. Game: Battle Tetris Gaiden Track: The Last Battle https://youtu.be/Ygn8i4JowCQ?t=1h5m2s For some reason in such an obscure game, there is this wicked cool track on the last battle. It's quite lengthy compared to the other tracks as well. It seems to lend itself to a techno/electronic or hard rock vibe, but I'm sure that someone could come up with something totally different. The wave drop sound, or descending tone is particularly cool. If you get the SPC file, listen to the whole track!
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