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  1. Sounds pretty good. I think the pacing of the sections is good, though I can see how one might want the upbeat section to come earlier. I would LOVE for someone to do a remix of the ending song from this game. Might make a good dance track.
  2. I basically don't have any thing to add to this. I just wanted to echo what Chimpazilla said. Exactly.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. The song reminds me of Black Moth Super Rainbow with the vinyl pops and the distorted tape sound of the lo-fi.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. The Megas' album History Repeating: Blue is I think some of the best use of Mega Man source material I have heard in the VGM remix community, at least for it's cohesiveness in one album. Similar to what MindWanderer said, it was money well spent. I bought the album and decided to listen to it when I need to drive my motorbike across the city in crazy traffic to run an absurd bureaucratic task, and I think the album looped around four or five times before I got back home. The first half builds incredibly well. History Repeating: Red, where this track comes from is also worth a listen. Like
  17. Oh come on! Are you saying that the bifecta of Street Sharks or Cheetahmen wasn't as successful as the COW boys of Moo Mesa? - - Now that I reread my own sentence, I take it all back.
  18. Nice! I like themed radio shows. I used to do themes on my video game radio show too for my college station... Of course, only for two hours, not eight. It's hard, because do you want music that sounds like it's icy/wintery, or just remixes based off of ice levels/winter themes? There are a lot of remixes out there based off of some ice or winter theme, but don't exactly sound "wintery (for example: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01355. It's a really cool mix, but doesn't sound much like a soft, snowy winter). There was that one album OCremix did for April Fool's Day that was ALL Sonic 3 I
  19. Yeah, I think the original OLR mix is a lot tighter than this version. The sound is a lot more crisp, the vocals are a lot more audible, and the beat is a lot more catchy. I do like the intro of this version up to 0:24 but the "Oh really" section at 1:07 is pretty difficult to hear clearly. Still good to revisit the song and try something different with it.
  20. I've always been a fan of Cybernator and its music. I'd love to hear some remixes as well.
  21. There have been remixes of Counterstrike before and that counts as a mod still, I think. I'm sure there are a few others out there.
  22. I would love it so much if someone would take on some of these songs to remix. I feel like the soundtrack has so much potential. Particularly, "Funky Goblin" is, as it says, funky and I think that someone could really lay into it with some keyboard skills. If you've never listened to the music, I found the SPC files at: http://www.zophar.net/music/spc/king-arthur-s-world.html or you can download the ROM directly from this site.
  23. I recently was playing Road Roash II the other day and thought that the music from the Hawaiian level of that game would make a pretty good mix, what with the crazy minute long drum intro and all. Someone want to give it a try?
  24. For me it was the summer Super Mario Bros. 3 came out. First of all, the movie "The Wizard" really hyped that game up because the game hadn't been released yet and it was the ultimate showdown in the movie. Then I got the game in the summer and I ran down to my friend's house and we popped it into the machine and started jumping and Racooning all over the place. He had a homemade Slip 'n' Slide set up in his backyard and as we took turns playing, we'd slide down the plastic sheet, run back up the hill and into the living room to play our level. By the end of the afternoon, their normally l
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