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About DarkeSword

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    Judge, Moderator, For Everlasting Peace Director
  • Birthday 12/22/1983

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    New Jersey
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    comic books, video games, tokusatsu, python

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    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    Kontakt, Ra
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    beat boxing


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  1. DarkeSword

    *NO* Deus Ex 'Infiltration'

    The mix on this track is really hot. Wish the bass was a little meatier. I think the sample-usage here is too much of an issue, and I don't think it's a simple matter of just pulling out the voice clips. Like Justin pointed out, some of the sections here really rely on the voice clips. More than just removing voice clips, there needs to be some trimming. It also sounds like the source track is directly sampled; that's a big issue. I feel bad saying NO on this because there are some baller-ass breakdowns that I am 100% on board for, and overall I love the whole texture and vibe of the track. I don't mind the fakey-sounding samples; I think it just contributes to the synthetic sound of the whole thing. But I gotta say no on the sample usage grounds. It's an issue that we just can't get around. NO
  2. This is a killer track. I'm really not feeling the complaints about the repetition. The percussion stays fresh, the syncopation rocks, and I dig the whole texture with the strings and synths. I will co-sign one complaint though: that fadeout is no good. I use fadeouts all the time and I will go on the record in saying that this is the wrong way to do a fadeout. Let's break it down: The fadeout is only 4-bars long. This is really bad in a song that relies a lot on groove. It's just too short of a fadeout. The volume drops significantly, right on the downbeat. It sounds like it's just a single-curve with no adjustment to the tension (i.e. it's just...linear). Despite the song fading out, you can still hear when it ends. Why fadeout at all? Here's how I'd fix it: a song like this needs a fadeout of at least 8 bars. I would do 12. Use a double-curve with the tension adjusted so that the fadeout is VERY gradual when it starts, then drops out faster, and then returns to a gradual fade into silence. In FLStudio it looks like this: And while the fadeout is happening, just solo/doodle in your lead over your vamping rhythm section. This gives the impression that the song is continuing, but ALSO that it's not REALLY important to hear the rest. I wanna vote YES on this but I'm gonna say NO. That fadeout is really jarring. Let's fix it up and get this resubbed, fast-tracked, and posted.
  3. DarkeSword

    *NO* Sonic Spinball "Toxic Masculinity Caves"

    Spent too much time on this game as a kid. I like this track but I have some issues. The delay effect on the trumpet reminds me a lot of Thievery Corporation, which I love, conceptually. But I feel like the problem with the trumpet line is that it all sounds slurred. Need some stronger articulation not just on the attack, but also on the RELEASE of the notes. I get what kind of sound you're going for here but the timing on the trumpet's really gotta be tighter. There's a sloppiness to the performance that's really exposed by the delay; all the flubs are amplified. Performances were good but I feel like the bassline and the kick+snare got lost in the hats and cymbals. Could use some attention on the mixing/levels. NO, resub
  4. DarkeSword

    Having Trouble with FLStudio

    Sheet music and notation is not the subject of this thread. Not sure where this recommendation is coming from.
  5. DarkeSword

    Having Trouble with FLStudio

    Hey, don't do this. Don't call out other replies as "patronizing." Give your advice without the snide commentary.
  6. DarkeSword

    Having Trouble with FLStudio

    There's clone: There's make unique: This is FLStudio 20. I've been using Fruity Loops for 15 years, all the way back to version 3. Clone has been there since then. Make unique was added a few versions ago. They haven't gone anywhere.
  7. DarkeSword

    Forum username change requests

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    Forum username change requests

  9. DarkeSword

    ocrmirror.org site down?

    We're having some issues that need to be addressed with the hosting provider for ocrmirror.org. Dave's looking into it.
  10. DarkeSword

    Detective Pikachu: The Movie?

    Looks incredible.
  11. DarkeSword

    Mega Man: The Grand Robot Master Remix Battle 2018

    Music and voting is up.
  12. The Grand Robot Master Remix Battle Voting for Round 7 has begun. The matchups are as follows: Remixer and Source VS Remixer and Source Arceace - Air Man vs Garpocalypse - Tengu Man Download the remixes from Round 7 The most important thing to consider when voting is how well the remix incorporates and arranges both themes. Production and enjoyability should also be considered, but this is primarily an arrangement competition. Everyone is allowed (and encouraged) to vote, including competitors. Everyone must adhere to the Competitions Code of Conduct. Please use this thread for remix reviews and feedback!
  13. DarkeSword

    Mega Man: The Grand Robot Master Remix Battle 2018

    hey fellas, sorry for the lateness; out of town right now w/ gf currently in hospital music as soon as i can
  14. DarkeSword

    Mega Man: The Grand Robot Master Remix Battle 2018

    Music will go up either tonight or tomorrow.
  15. DarkeSword

    Mega Man: The Grand Robot Master Remix Battle 2018

    That's an interesting idea. No.