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Mega Man X: The Grand Maverick Remix Battle 2012

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my short, ineffectual, and frankly uninteresting to anyone reasons why I voted since I can't say in the thing:

InferiorG's track was good, and I enjoyed it, but Pathetic Villain hit that vein in me that loves sexy glitch tracks, so I couldn't vote any other way.

Potatoes Macintosh's track has such a funky flow it makes me happy. JackLzrd71's wasn't bad, but didn't really make me feel any emotions while listening...

The vocals on BLT's track kinda ruined it for me, which sucks cuz I really like Flame Stag. Mrs. M's(or should I call you Momma Luigi?) feels short, but hits that chord I love in so much of his stuff... that cold, wintery ambiance.

I really loved your mix gentlemanTameWater, it really satisfied by love of melancholy electronica. But... but... but... Bangy-man Blarghs's mix, man. I'm drowning in all the freaking funk. :grin:

Anywho, I can't wait till next week's competition that everyone is waiting for: imAsleep vs. Derpthestupididiot!

PS holy crap Divination I want more! D:

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Just placed my votes before I forgot, I enjoyed all the songs too, so the picking was tough! I might post some brief reviews later in the week if I get around to it, if not then good job everyone!

Can't wait to hear the Zero mixes this weekend either!

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Don't forget to vote people. Voting closes on SATURDAY at 2PM EDT.

I don't want to hear people whining about how their vote isn't counted because they voted at 2:05PM.

In other news I got permission from the Nana artist to use her image. She is also a fan of OCR apparently, which is cool.

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At this point in the compo i'm a bit frustrated. But i have to look at it from two viewpoints:

My opponent is amazing.

I have no free time.

So as much as i hate how my vote is going, i accept it for now.

Someday i will become great and awesome and win one of these comos!

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I think if the production in your track was a little more polished, you would've trumped Ben in this round - I wanted to reward the longer arrangement as I tend to do. There has been a few matchups like this through the GRMRB & GMRB compos with similar situations. The one that comes to mind to me was WillRock vs. OA in the first GRMRB - WillRock had a pretty awesome 6-7 minute song, but it wasn't polished with the production, and OA had this pretty polished 3-4 minute song. OA won that battle I believe - it came down to <5 votes, I want to say around 1-3.

Just use it as motivation to improve as WillRock has done!

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Grad school + side job = 1.5 days to make a mix. Not trying to make excuses, but that's what happened.

Also i thought source usage trumped production, but maybe i was mistaken.

Anyway, i probably dont have time for later rounds anyway so ignore my bitching plz.

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Also i thought source usage trumped production, but maybe i was mistaken.

Source usage SHOULD trump production. That is the main criteria people should be considering when voting.

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Source usage SHOULD trump production. That is the main criteria people should be considering when voting.

Unfortunately, "should" doesn't always translate into "does" in practice.

You're still a winner in my book, Wildfire.

EDIT: Looks like I was just promoted to Red Mage! I think I also just learned DoubleCast!

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Quick comments about this round:

SuperiorX vs Phonetic Hero: I liked both tracks. However, I felt both "failed" at using the 2 sources evenly (or at least in an easily recognizable way), so I voted for the one that sounded the most polished in my opinion.

AMT vs Mr. L: AMT's track was very cool, but where was the Wolfang? I voted for Mr. L, nicely produced and creative.

Tuberz McGee vs Jakesnke17: Jakesnke17's was fun, but felt a bit medley-ish in the source usage. Tuberz' has a cool style and incorporated the two sources a bit better, so I voted for him.

Benjamin Briggs vs wildfire: Both were pretty good at source usage, but Briggs' seemed better in the production department.

Most tracks were very cool though, a shame that some people couldn't finish :pretzel:

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Quick comments about this round:

SuperiorX vs Phonetic Hero: I liked both tracks. However, I felt both "failed" at using the 2 sources evenly (or at least in an easily recognizable way), so I voted for the one that sounded the most polished in my opinion.

YES, it's been irking me all week, now I finally have an excuse to post a source breakdown:

Beginning to :18 - Sheldon intro

:18 to :36 - More straightforward Sheldon, with interp on the A melody

:36 to :54 - Groovin' on Turtloid's intro bassline with alterations in the 2nd and 4th bars to help it fit the progression

:54 to 1:30 - Really. Really. Really straightforward Turtloid A melody

1:30 to 1:48 - Turtloid A2 melody, immediately following the A melody in the source (with a lead-in to the next phrase from the Sheldon intro)

1:48 to 2:06 - Same thing with different instrumentation and some harmonies added

2:06 to 2:15 - Yuck, awful transit in this unpolished version to Sheldon bridge with lots of alterations to chords etc.

2:15 to 2:33 - Sheldon outtro that lasts waaayyy too long

2:33 to 2:40 - Sheldon bass break with extended drum break, used as a lead in for...

2:40 to End - Sheldon stuff from earlier

As I mentioned before, 0:00 to 0:36, Sheldon; 0:36 to 2:06, Turtloid; 2:06 to 3:26, Sheldon. That's 1:56 of Sheldon, 1:30 of Turtloid. 43.5% Turtloid, 56.5% Sheldon... Looks pretty close to equal to me.

Not that I'm complaining, I'm thrilled that you guys apparently liked my entry :-D I'm just really confused that you're not hearing the Turtloid is all. Hope that clears things up!

(and I did end up polishing it, and I WILL post that version at the end of the round, and likely sub it soon after!)

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Looking over the polls, it bring a tear to my eye whenever I see someone voted for me <3

You guys are the best. :D

To vote for ME over a dude who's OBVIOUSLY got the upper hand and produced a WAY better piece of music.

It's people like you who make me want to wake up in the morning and work on music all day!

- Callum

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YES, it's been irking me all week, now I finally have an excuse to post a source breakdown:

Beginning to :18 - Sheldon intro

:18 to :36 - More straightforward Sheldon, with interp on the A melody

:36 to :54 - Groovin' on Turtloid's intro bassline with alterations in the 2nd and 4th bars to help it fit the progression

:54 to 1:30 - Really. Really. Really straightforward Turtloid A melody

1:30 to 1:48 - Turtloid A2 melody, immediately following the A melody in the source (with a lead-in to the next phrase from the Sheldon intro)

1:48 to 2:06 - Same thing with different instrumentation and some harmonies added

2:06 to 2:15 - Yuck, awful transit in this unpolished version to Sheldon bridge with lots of alterations to chords etc.

2:15 to 2:33 - Sheldon outtro that lasts waaayyy too long

2:33 to 2:40 - Sheldon bass break with extended drum break, used as a lead in for...

2:40 to End - Sheldon stuff from earlier

As I mentioned before, 0:00 to 0:36, Sheldon; 0:36 to 2:06, Turtloid; 2:06 to 3:26, Sheldon. That's 1:56 of Sheldon, 1:30 of Turtloid. 43.5% Turtloid, 56.5% Sheldon... Looks pretty close to equal to me.

Not that I'm complaining, I'm thrilled that you guys apparently liked my entry :-D I'm just really confused that you're not hearing the Turtloid is all. Hope that clears things up!

(and I did end up polishing it, and I WILL post that version at the end of the round, and likely sub it soon after!)

Reading this helps! Still, the 0:36-0:54 is a hard to notice nod to Turtloid, which probably led to my comment (which was a bit general since I aimed it at both mixes). The Turtloid A2 melody completely escaped me too :P

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I wanted to reward the longer arrangement as I tend to do.

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Also i thought source usage trumped production, but maybe i was mistaken.

Oh, ok. Well, "The most important thing to consider when voting is how well the remix incorporates and arranges both Maverick themes." Quite frankly, I would not assume that either of us has a clear advantage in this category. in my opinion we BOTH did a fine job combining large percentages of both themes, and creatively.

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Quite frankly, I would not assume that either of us has a clear advantage in this category. in my opinion we BOTH did a fine job combining large percentages of both themes, and creatively.

Agreed. I think you guys were evenly matched in terms of source usage, as well as overall enjoyment. I then turned to production, which I felt you did better, so I voted in your favor. A close match though.

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Reading this helps! Still, the 0:36-0:54 is a hard to notice nod to Turtloid, which probably led to my comment (which was a bit general since I aimed it at both mixes). The Turtloid A2 melody completely escaped me too :P

Awesome, just trying to clear up some confusion! :D

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