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About DarkeSword

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    New Jersey
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    comic books, video games, tokusatsu, python

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    FL Studio
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    Kontakt, Ra
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
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    beat boxing


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  1. Not enough source usage IMO. The original sounds weird because of the portamento sine wave but it's actually a pretty straightforward source tune. This really goes off and does its own thing that sort of just sounds adjacent to the original. I hear bits of it here and there, but I think the approach is too much; too caught up in its own concept and not taking and presenting enough from the source tune. NO
  2. Yep. I guarantee I would not be able to re-render a lot of my old projects today the way they were rendered back when I originally rendered them.
  3. I think we should re-enable for the time being. It's like like we're live with a dark theme right now anyway.
  4. That is standard for torrent clients. What I meant by "robust" is something where you could filter the files by a term you type in a search box.
  5. I can't think of a single bittorrent client that has really robust file selection capabilities. The use case is so small and so specific. If you really want to do this my suggestion would be to instead download everything and then maybe write some kind of script that deletes any file that's not in your text file. But then you're also missing out on like...3000+ other remixes that you might also like?
  6. I think this track needs a second pass on the mixing. Tambourine is cutting through, and the accordion is dominating. Coming back and listening again, I have less of a problem with the transitions (or lack thereof). It'll take a little work but I don't think anything needs to be resequenced or rerecorded. Just really take a look at the levels and EQ. I'm with the youngbloods on this. NO (pls resub)
  7. For stuff like NES, SNES, and PSX mini, I pretty much passed. But this seems like it's right up my alley. Wily Wars is huge.
  8. Love the flute. Really great texture juxtaposing it with the electric guitar. Odd choice but it's not bad. Nice arrangement. A little conservative but a YES
  9. Yes that's correct. We haven't posted any Crisis Core remixes. This just sounds more like an oblique way of making a request for Crisis Core remixes, so I'm moving the thread.
  10. This drum kit is not working. I'm not sure if it's the kit samples themselves or how it's mixed but the crash, hi-hats, and snare especially really stick out in a bad way. An arrangement with instrumentation like this calls for a snappier, lighter touch on the percussion. Think about the "band" that's playing here. It's all pretty light stuff: piano, bass, violins. But then you have this guy sitting in the back just wailing on these drums; heavy snare, tons of crashes. It's overpowering and it's stealing focus. The drum writing and sequencing is great, but the sounds and mixing don't fit. Needs work. NO
  11. This is a little too straightforward of an arrangement. Very short as well. All of the horn section sounds very mechanical and honestly those samples aren't doing you any favors. The piano solo is great though. I hate to compare but OC ReMix honestly already has a live big band version of this song that we posted 17 years ago that brings a lot more to the table in terms of arrangement and production quality. This needs a lot of work. Greg's right in that the piano here is a HUGE strength. Focus in on that. NO