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  1. Competition for main theme only is a good idea. If you've noticed I'm actually a long-time registrant. I've actually used OCR since wayyyy back then and still remember stuff like Jeremy Soule's composition getting uploaded and Proticity getting kicked out of the judge panel (Where is that guy now? Loved his DKC remixes). I know DJP is the owner, but he hasn't responded to my e-mail or PM.
  2. So much cynicism, OCR hasn't changed much. I created this topic to knock brains with what this community thinks should be the best way I should approach this issue. I just thought it's another cool case where people can create music for a game that they or their friends could play. It's always cool to have your music on for an official project. As for "free", I must say cost isn't that big of a concern. I work in China where a staff typically gets paid 400US dollars a month, and that includes professional composers freely available on the market. I'm focusing on the community factor, not the cost factor.
  3. Ambient/orchestral sounds like the kind we need, keep them comments coming guys so I can get a good feel. Sounds like a competition is a no-no. Not likely to master music because we want them compressed to minimize bandwidth burden.
  4. Alright, I'm going to need more opinions on board so I get a good idea of what you guys as a community think.
  5. Hi guys, I've spoken to Doufee and am waiting for a reply from LionTamer about this but Doufee has told me to post in General and gather a first response. I am from Snail Game, an online game company based in Suzhou of China. I am also the project lead for a browser MMORPG currently called Heroes of Gaia (http://www.heroesofgaia.com || name likely to change in a week) and I am looking for official game music for our browser game. Unlike most MMORPGs, it runs on flash so that means there's no client download and you can play the game anywhere (home, school, starbucks, etc). One issue we have is that the game has no music. There were some technical limitations earlier that didn't allow us to put it in but they have been resolved recently, and we are looking for game music. I then thought that it would be really cool to have OCRemix and other game music websites organize a competition of sorts to get music submissions that we could use for the game, because community music is awesome : ) I'm not sure if we should give money as prizes and how much should be given, but credit will definitely be given. Tell me what you guys think: Would you be interested in composing for such a soundtrack? WHAT IS HEROES OF GAIA? Heroes of Gaia (www.heroesofgaia.com) is a free-to-play fantasy game that has unparallaled graphics in the browser game market. It makes money off selling virtual items in-game, but is completely free-to-play. In China, where it is known as "Castle of Hero", it is now currently being played by more than 3 million players. Heroes of Gaia is currently being prepared for a synchronized open beta release with several partners on October 20. 30 Second TV Trailer (China): www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/heroes-of-gaia-browser-mmo/327043 Screenshots:
  6. Extremely impressive violin work. Gorgeous. More in the future, please.
  7. The guitar was slightly lame in lacking precision. The vocals were perfect. Pretty good mix.
  8. Awesome groove in the music Started out nicely enough, but when the beats started flowing it just came together really, really nicely. I really like the drumset for this one as well. The jazzy "solos" were *excellent*; sat on top of the chords just right and very aesthetically pleasing. I've heard quite abit of jazz renditions by other remixers that were just mechanical, and yours was an oodle of goodness. Great work.
  9. Well, 18th century theory principles aren't the be-all end-all of composition either, but they apply to other genres as well and following them keeps music from sounding weird. Besides, Chrono Trigger isn't exactly what I'd call classical Japanese music. Of course, if your two Japanese teachers and Japanese vocal coach say it's all right, then I suppose I can't disagree. Carry on. Why argue? The professionals must have it right. The trained must have it right. There is no value in the opinions of the untrained, or lesser trained. Or so some people claim Still think people can do with a little more modesty, and not take the negative comments as "unable to please everyone" but appropriate feedback that you can choose to consider whether or not to take upon as direction to improve. Or discard, if your musical vision differs. Following this post, I received PMs.. Well, I surrender. No matter, good work on most of the stuff, people.
  10. Ha. Where's the project integrity? Disgraceful. Loving some of the music; particularly Darkesword's and Sephfire's. Not sure about the poor dissonance in Cox's remix.. some of the other music, I have no particular liking for. In my opinion, the Far Away Times remix is quite poor -- to me, the insertion of Japanese is pretentious. I have no idea why that artistic decision was made. Pixietricks might have a magnificent voice, but it's not the voice for the song (or more specifically, this particular arrangement of it). And Blake; if you're 16 you have plenty ahead of you. Your song shows glimpses of brilliance, but the consistency in arrangement and choice in instrumentation needs to be further refined. Congratulations on 3 years of hard work.
  11. I loved it; it's accessible jazz. The beginning is particularly catchy for me, and the mid-section where it slows down and plays the motif in the more considered tempo is also very, very fun, for some reason ; ) I wish it could have been done with better samples, or have a more polished feel to it but as it stands, it's great. Thanks.
  12. ^ This is right. I am sorry to say that your vocals need ALOT of work. But the mix itself is great. Consider getting another vocalist to sing it for you; for the sake of pushing your work to its very limits.
  13. Liked the mix, thought the entry of the electric guitar was magnificent. But not quite sure about the musical choice of the sample at the end.. while it meant something as a tribute, it really changed the context of the song as... well.. a song by itself. Oh well.. Still good.
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