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OCR01298 - Chrono Trigger "Predetermination"

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Reminds me a lot of Chrono Cross as well. Maybe it is just the kind of progression it goes under, or maybe it has bits of the tune, I played both games too long ago to remember.

Brass at 2:08 is kinda flat sounding. Probably would be okay with better samples, but with the ones you've got, try working around it in the future :( Maybe on the upper bound of their notes, quietly slip one in at a higher register for a little umph... I don't know.

Watch out at 2:50, with those strings moving up to higher notes their synthishness stands out more. Perhaps cutting back on volume, having two of those strings going in a chord with different vibrato - I don't know. They're your samples, it's up to you to :)

Good rearrangement, tempo changes (which is uncommon, takes some initiative/inspiration). I liked it.

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While the trumpet sound isn't exactly "characteristic" of a trumpet, the sound isn't bad either, I've heard a simular sound out of a real trumpet before (being a trumpet player myself.) I think the patch suits the song wonderfully, midi-ish sounding or not (which to me that's a not because midi-ish trumpet sounds like crap.)

I really liked the progression of this entire song, the beggining is very pretty, and the end too. The middle section is very fun to listen to for me with the nifty strings and percusion, and like I said I like the lead trumpet and the way it was mirrored by other instruments, it really adds to the sound.

I think in the entire song the only change I would personaly make is bringing out the bass drum hit at 2:40. But that's probably a matter of stylistic taste. And spending years with band directors that would have done that had we been playing a song such as this.

Er anyway... nifty song I like it and sometimes want to listen to it several times before moving on to the next.

9/10

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I'm late in posting anything on this song. I should have the day it was released on the site because it continues to rock my world to this day.

When those drums hit...I start bobbing my head. It makes me want to get out of my seat and mamba (or try to) my ass off. The word I think of when I try to describe this song is "primal" until it starts to get less groovy and softer. I don't have any qualms with this or the ending at all. This conveys a sense of hopelessness for the cause they're fighting for or something similar I can't place my finger on.

Excellent work. You continue to be one of my favorite remixers. :)

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Real late on my reply, but meh.

I think the song's great. It's very powerful. Full of emotion.

man, I really come off as an ass in this post.

Nah. They really insulted your work. What can you do? So what if the ending wasn't uber climatic? It doesn't hurt the song too much. If you just listen to it without devoting 100% of your attention to it, you don't even notice. I think the ending's fine, personally. It's smooth. Now, if you took it and had drawn it out for 30 seconds more, maybe I'd agree, but you didn't, so very nice work.

At first I didn't like the transitions very much, but they really grew on me. Now it's a whole new story. I think it was because I was so into the impacting smooth sound before 2:50 (I think around there). Though now I don't really mind them.

Like I've said before, the song is very powerful. You must have some pretty good equipment in order to generate something that sounds like it could be in an actual PS2 game like this.

Look forward to hearing more.

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Great mix, loved it, but it does kinda remind me of Chrono Cross, with that whole military thing near the beginning. The first tempo change hit me as a bit of a surprise at first, but it works, works very well. and the ending fits it just perfectly. Keep up the good work!

PS - a note to this "dude"

Too bad that the mixer is Unknown, because this

one was mindblowing! Dude!

Don't know if you intended to sound like you actually thought the mixer was not known, but if you look at the profile of the mixer, Unknown is the alias of a mixer, Tyler Heath, who is one of my faves

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I liked the intro, and how it kicked back in at 2:10. I also liked your drum samples :wink: I also liked the way you used the strings around 3:00. What kind of message are you trying to send with this mix?

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I am so tired of Chrono Trigger remixes. Remix Chrono Cross!

I really dig this mix... and all of unknown's stuff, really.

Solid arrangement, tonal balance and emotive force. I can't complain much... except for some of the brass... I don't like brass. And the climax is different than expecting. Like your get to the top of the roller-coaster and just roll straight ahead.... It's different; not bad.

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Pretty cool shift in the backing chords for this, and a lot of really good additions, both immediately noticeable and subtle. Production was clean and pretty well balanced, and there were lots of good hints at source even in the more liberal parts. Really nice stuff, check this one out. :-)

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