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OCR02336 - *YES* Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin & Dracula X "The Whip's Memory"

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Remixer Name: TheGuitahHeroe

Real Name: Jamison

Game: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (although the original song is from Castlevania Dracula X, the remix uses more elements from the PoR version)

Songs Arranged: "Bloodlines Bequeathed" (so yeah, it's a remix of a remix :D) (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFAYyfMmIvQ)

--The remix also includes a bit from the song "Hidden Curse," (1:48-2:01) also from Portrait of Ruin (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar0SXjVyWSU), although I'm not sure that just this reference would count towards it being a remix of also this track. My guess is not (but can I at least get bonus points? :D)

Name of Remix: "The Whip's Memory"

Ahh, love the music from this game. . . Portrait of Ruin is actually the only Castlevania I've played, and it was fantastic; especially the music. I'm not sure why I haven't gotten to playing any of the other ones yet. . .

But oh well, on to the mix.

Alright, so if you've ever listened to deadmau5, it's not hard to tell it had a huge influence over me throughout the creation of this track, hahaha. . . As well as some other (possibly) obvious influences you can find in there.

Anyway, the creation of this mix involved an original idea of going mostly chiptune-style, but what I had just begged for rock-style drums. . . so in those went. Then after about 45 seconds or so I decided to put on my giant red mouse head and pound dem phat beatz (!!). Or, at least attempted to. The compression and percussion was a pain to get the way I wanted it to sound, but I'm overall pleased with the end result.

Thanks a lot to Gario and Willrock for the great feedback on the WIP board!

Hope you guys enjoy. :)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFvTqdKvf74

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awesome chippy work reminiscent of WillRock's style in terms of sound and partwriting (killer soloing, dude!). arrangement is easily recognizable with lots of great added personalization and variation. mixing for what its worth isn't perfect, but this is probably your most solidly produced sub yet, and definitely above the bar imo. great work here. :D

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I really like the attention to detail in this one. There's a ton of little things you've done throughout the mix to really add a lot of flavor. I'd say the mixing suffers at times from being too cluttered, but the balance still manages to stay pretty clear.

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I think the drums are panned a little hard to the left, and because there is so much going on, it gets a little cluttered at time, but this is a really fun take on the source, and I would totally bump this in my car. Great variation throughout. You have solid transitions, and everything sounds like it is gelling well.

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Typical willrock mix...

j/k

Very nice. Lots of attention to detail in lead instruments. Bit of a genre chameleon here. Chippy, boomtissy, 80s rocktopia.

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