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Everything posted by Zidane

  1. Haha, oh my word. This is great. Compliments the raging boar memories running rabid through my mind right now. :]
  2. I have (obviously) listened to my fair share of mixes of this source material, so I have a tendency to be underwhelmed; I thought this was gorgeous. I think it particularly gains it's identity during the passionate freestyle with the electric guitar towards the latter part of the arrangement. Combining the delicate with the grunge is usually difficult for me to digest, but not this. It has a lot of heart. At the very least, it certainly has enough potential to be an OCR.
  3. The beginning does feel a bit rushed, but I liked everything that followed!
  4. I thought the finisher was pretty cool. Some interesting track selection too, I liked that. I was hoping some of the music would intertwine, or be repeated somehow in the next melody. The transitions were smooth enough, some seemed more abrupt than others. For example the music fade out after the first clock ticking, probably could have taken it's time. The clock sounds could have had a longer echo added to them before put in the mix to stretch between ticks and combat the silence.
  5. ABG is reading my mind with his remixes; I'm freaking out.. I want to dance n o w w w!
  6. Quite alright! Hell, I've been registered here for many years. I'm just not as active as I'd like to be on the forums. :)

  7. The subtle details, in the best possible way, make this a stunning remix.
  8. Love your latest. Keep it up.

  9. Well, I am absolutely stunned... in a bad way. The Kingdom Hearts remixes approved for OCR are few and far between, and with tons of great source material (from the entire series) it baffles me. Granted I don't really keep up with the WIP sub-forum much, albeit I bet there has been some noteworthy stuff in there to be rejected (with good reason: standards). It's obvious how this got approved, but I couldn't even finish listening to this. The quality of the recording, the instruments, all fine and dandy (nothing particularly special about the arrangement here either, granted the cello was introduced). I remember hearing a similar take on Hikari/S&C from Missy (an average mixer) a few years ago, but she actually just spliced the official English and Japanese renditions of the PlanetB remix together and the end result was - enjoyable. At the risk of being rude, this just makes me sad. OCR hits its 10th year, has been met with some pro success, and we get a new KH mix! Unfortunately, this will not go on the playlist. The vocals ripped this song to shreds. The held note at the beginning was shaky, there were more than several instances where diotrans was not in tune, overpowered the music or didn't annunciate strongly. Also, the falsetto coupled with the guitar reminds me of a handful of volunteer praise and worship singers from my private school days. In lieu of complaining anymore, I will just digest the fact that "they can't all be winners".
  10. This is pretty catchy! My main critique would be the synthetic effects added to the male vocals (or vocaloid, if you used it, idk) didn't mesh with the raw ones of Melinda. I just thought it was kindof distracting. Maybe have them both sound a bit robotic or both natural. Good luck with your submission!
  11. Ah, LoD. The title of the song escapes me, but the one that plays during the opening sequence when Shana is taken captive really drew me into the story. Royal Castle is hot too.
  12. Zidane

    Your latest mix was the shit, I'll have you know.

  13. I love Schala's theme, and trance, and now abg. You have made my day.
  14. Really loved your work on 'Dragon Song'; it inspired me.

  15. Hi, BGC, just dropped in to say I'm a fan. Keep it up.

  16. Glad you enjoyed it, Nilyar.

  17. I appreciate all the feedback everyone; this is my first project here and I want to make a good impression. As of now a second mix is underway, I will be back with an update asap. Feel free to add any additional comments during this time.
  18. Darksun, thank you for your kind response. I'm hearing now, I think my voice overpowers the piano a bit much towards the end; that can easily be remedied. Any other advice before I possibly submit this?
  19. Apologies for the immediate double-post, but I just wanted everyone to know I am Ben (singing voice). I more or less whipped this up to share with the community so you have a sample of my voice. I did the mixing, but Amos played the piano. I couldn't get all of the background noises from his performance weeded out, and I'm sorry about that. Enjoy and leave constructive criticism please.