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Kingdom Hearts 'Traverse Town'

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model, or type?

it's an alto sax, but if you want specifics it's a selmer series III alto saxophone (paris, not USA), with a vandoren optimum mouthpiece and ligature, with vandoren 3 reeds.

That's exactly what I want. I've started to become interested in saxophones because they just sound sexy, especially with piano (which is what I play now). How much did that thing cost you? I'm not looking to buy an expensive one, I'm just curious because a quick search on google ran up some high prices.

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lol, mine cost about 2500$ or so. if you want a nice saxophone, go for the yamaha beginner models, they're generally around 700$ new. doesn't get much better price-performance ratio than that at the lower levels.

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Ok thanks, I'll have to keep that in mind.

Also....I see you've been avoiding the issue of updates for your remix :P. Any word on any work done?

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I just stumbled upon this today, and I must say, I like it. It is, perhaps, a bit on the long side, and I agree with the all comments about the piano needing to come in stronger early on. But there's very little that would need to be done to make this awesome.

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This is the kind of music I can listen to for hours while browsing or reading something. I'll definately put this on my mp3 player ^^

Hope you can finish it one day ^^

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We will definitely work on this next time I see prophet. He is located about 300 miles from where I live now so we might have to do something via internet. I would like to meet up with him and do it live again.

This will be finished.....someday.

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I'm really impressed with your 2-part arrangement. Bravo! Loved the sax... the sex meister! Hell yes! Anyway, I was in love with that piece just roaming around Traverse Town and you guys have done this justice to the maxx!! I just wish I had the required items to personally record stuff into my computer.

- So, yeah..... my two cents would be:

- I think it'd be more than fitting for a nicely-added key change, like right after that 2:00 mark... then end the song in the new key. However, I did think the ending was superb -- excellent feel on the last few chords; it really locked everything in and left a good taste in my mouth.

- I absolutely agree with a couple of the others (forgot the specific names, sorry) -- adding a neat, little hook on piano towards the beginning would be ideal.

In conclusion, I think if you guys did the above two steps, you'd be submitting a masterpiece. Also, the balance between the two instruments is excellent.

- Keep up the great work, guys! ;)

- J-Pfleg

P.S. - Also, to all of the Kingdom Heart fans, check out my "Dearly Beloved" ReMix on my music profile at : myspace.com/jnolanpflegl

- I know there are a few areas I can improve, but I'm working on it and any constructive criticism would be more than appreciated. Thanks! Kingdom Hearts 4EVR!! =P

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i've actually never played kingdom hearts. i own it now, but haven't gotten to it yet.

i'm of the opinion that key changes are used in the absence of good melodic material. we don't run out, so we don't need to 'extend' the mix with a key change. they're just for pop and kitsch, to make bad songs longer.

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I've been waiting for an update on this ever since Brad uploaded it to my server... ... ...I saw the updated posts and got really excited, and now I'm just bummed.

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My two cents:

please don't ruin this beautiful piece with percussion! Percussion will just give it a cliche'd lift music jazz vibe.

What I am in favour of is after 2/3 of the piece, do something to provide greater contrast. Some subtle strings would be nice, but a piano part (sax tacet), in a higher octave, will add some extra 'magic'.

A key change would be possible too, key changes are not BAD, but playing the same thing over again in another key is cliched, and not the best example of effective key changing.

A key change AND a melody/rhythm change together could really do wonder to create a totally new mood to surprise the listener.

Keep it up, you guys are great at playing your instruments!!

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Love the remix that the thread is about you guys really do amazing things with the music. I am just dj but love to hear the in depth discussion of one song and how you come to make it into the final mix.

Hey everyone,

My friend and I recorded this some time ago. I am playing the piano (used Reason 3.0, put a few basic effects, some reverb, just kept it simple), my friend, who on OCR is the prophet of mephisto, is playing sax.

I'm open for suggestions, what do you think?

http://prophet.escariot.net/music/traverse.mp3

Man, this composition on the piano is truly some great work. I have yet to hear people actually take some time to solo out this in traditional style and you did great job. Would mind if I down load for the radio a few of your works phyrgian from that site you noted ?

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i would, since it's my site. if you contact me specifically with what songs you want, i'll think about it.

also, he literally came up with this stuff on the fly. he's that good =)

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I love this. So much. It's not just because of the original game it's from, the composition is just sexy. It feels very much like a scene from an old 50's movie when the detective is wandering down a back alley thinking of someone else.

I want to see this completed.

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