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Everything posted by DarkeSword

  1. Vocal timing and intonation is throwing me off. The track rocks out but the production feels weird; I think Brad and Deia highlighted all of the issues I have with this track. A good effort but not quite there. NO (resub)
  2. It's fine because people aren't just posting lists. If actual discussion happens, it's alright.
  3. There's some preparation happening behind the scenes. It'll be out when it's out.
  4. This isn't really a competition, so I've moved it to recruit and collab. If you're looking for music for your mod, you need to provide some more information. What is Diablo Median XL? What songs do you want remixed? Also, generally speaking, "your name will be known" is not the best way to get people on board with making music for your project. Remember, you're not providing an opportunity, you're asking for a service. Good luck.
  5. On number 4, "ReMoved" has never been an official OCR thing, it's just something fans did when collecting the tracks we took out of the catalog. It's not something artists added to their tracks when releasing them otherwise either, and AFAIK, the tags on removed tracks were never updated to reflect this when being provided at places like Doulifee's site. There's no real authoritative source that uses "ReMoved." We just take tracks out of our catalog. I would really hesitate to use MusicBrainz to turn "ReMoved" into some kind of official, definitive way of referring to these tracks.
  6. Sounds like something out of a Sega CD game. I mean that in the best way possible.
  7. In addition to what Rexy said, if you ever have any questions about ReMixes that may have been removed from our catalog, you can check out our ReMix Changelog, which is a comprehensive list of every change made to the entire OCR archive. This includes removals, artist renaming, etc.
  8. I don't care much for that kick drum sound. Otherwise the arrangement is very good. I think source usage is overt enough. Orchestra is well sequenced, big energy but also good dynamics. YES
  9. The melody at 1:44 is a really nice touch but we head straight back into copy-paste territory once we hit 1:59. Honestly, even bumping the melody at 1:59 up an octave would have been a welcome variation; even better, start soloing in the synth and go a little nuts while everything underneath is going on. This mix clocks in at 2 and a half minutes but basically loops twice. Gotta get a little more variation in there. The dubstep breakdown is cool the first time around; second time? It doesn't feel like a breakdown anymore. Production is great. Sound design is great. I love the groove and this makes me dance. But I need a little more variation and more risks on your part. NO (resub)
  10. In agreement with the other Js. Love the sound and texture of this but the copy-paste is hurting the track. Here's the thing: you've got this great guitar solo and then...we don't hear the guitar again. What happened? On your second run-through, let's hear some more of that. The track feels done halfway through. You're on the right track. Let's take another look at the arrangement. NO (resub).
  11. SUPER IMAGINATIVE! Wow what a take on such a classic and iconic song. Performances are great. This really rocks. Love it. YES
  12. Yeah I really dig this. A lot of reverb but it's a nice atmosphere. Cool arrangement; I like how you're using elements of both Acts to create a single piece of music. Sound design is great. YES!
  13. I may the be one judge on the panel most qualified to take a look at this track, given how much FFXIV I've played, haha. The arrangement in this suite is VERY straightforward. Frankly I don't think this piece is taking enough risks with the source material. There are some tempo variations that are happening, but I feel like the part-writing is largely the same; not just melody but a lot of the accompanying parts too. When the arrangement is so similar to the source, I feel like I want to listen to the originals more than this. The sound design is competent but just feels strangely emptier than the original, like there's something missing in the lower end of the spectrum. I've gotta say NO on this one, Rebecca, but I'm excited to see you bring your skills to more of FFXIV's massive and expansive soundtrack.
  14. Brad's got the right of it. I like the performances, but there's definitely something going on here in the mix. Needs an EQ pass. Really bizarre harmonies at 1:49, and I've gotta say that the transition from Sonic 1 to Sonic 3 is REALLY abrupt; I could have used more lead-in tempo-wise. Needs another pass. NO (resub)
  15. I think the verse and chorus sections are recognizable but that bridge section is too different. It's a tough call because the production and sound design in this track are impeccable, but there's just a little bit missing in terms of the source being prevalent. Really like this one, but I gotta say NO (resub).
  16. I love Pokémon Snap. Played it a TON back in the day. Excited to throw apples at unsuspecting Pokémon again.
  17. I've been working from home for a little longer than most folks. First two weeks was just me and the dog, but then my wife started staying home too. I'm safe and not as worried about money as other folks, but I'm starting to feel the isolation a little more every day. When there isn't a global pandemic, I'm a fairly social person; I've got Wednesday game nights at the local Panera with pretty large group of people, and I usually get lunch with coworkers most days of the week, and I'm heading over to my Dad's house every few days. But right now the most social interaction I'm getting is brief hellos to neighbors who are taking walks and small conversations with restaurant and retail workers when I'm picking up food and other things. I'm loathe to form the habit of regular video calls with folks; it just isn't the same. I have been playing a lot of FFXIV with my wife, Arrow, and BardicKnowledge though. So that's nice.
  18. In agreement on the production. Arrangement is super cool, but this is just super squashed. Let's take it back to the mixing board. NO (resub)
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