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OCR01124 - *YES* Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker 'Pirates of Dragon Roost Isle'

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Please disregard my last email referring to this track. In a hurry :) Now, the title of the track is "Pirates of Dragon Roost Isle", from The Wind Waker. I didn't know a good bit of the ID3 tags, so you may need to edit some of that (sorry).

Thanks again, and sorry for the dud e-mail.

~Unknown

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This song is kinda simple. Its got simplicity on the drums and instruments - note the octave note backgrounds, singular drum patterns.

The sample quality is ace.

There is originality which is a plus. Orchestration is a bit hallow but really not bad enough for me to not give it a

YES

Nice!

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Beautiful. This is definitely one of the most enjoyable mixes I have heard on the panel recently.

Starting off with richly layered strings and what sounds like very nice overblown flute staccs. You don't hear those too often. It changes gears as soon as the bodharn percussion enters. It adds a very nice driving force to the orchestral sections. Brass that comes later in adds a nice texture to the space also. Articulations are used sparingly, but wisely. Like the string trills. I didn't feel this was empty at all. Really good usage of orchestral percussion provides good accenting rather than a rhythm. The chromatic bell/musicbox later on is a nice touch.

Very solid arrangement, orchestration and production values overall. I would have liked a touch more reverb, maybe a nice medium hall reverb.

I was surprised to hear this was done with FruityLoops and free soundfonts. Who says you can't do great mixes outside techno and trance with FL? This is one of those great examples that illustrates it's not what you have, but how you use the tools available to you. Sublime and an easy yes from me.

YES

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There's wonderful movement in this mix. There is an abundance of energy. It sounds really good. The only complaint I have is that the low end is a little bit muddy.

still a big YES

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Not the typical orchestral arrangement. The jumps from instrument to instrument is jarring, but serves as some rather robust form of movement. I like the sound of the left panned percussion against the right panned snares and timpani. I ESPECIALLY like the quick marimba section.

A little repetitous, but maintains a great feel throughout. Work on your production next time.

AARGH

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