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OCR02735 - Mega Man 9 & 6 'Sweet Wet Nectar'

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Yeah, I was pretty thrown off by the intro.

That aside, nice retro/funk feel. Moog lead was pretty cool. I agree that the snare doesn't fit. It could have used more of a floatiness rather than tight glued compression, and a faster decay.

Overall, pretty smooth work!

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Really smart weaving of the source themes in this arrangement. Those are the best.

We all wrote a part, then wrote another part, and we didn't REALLY edit each other's parts, so it came out surprisingly cohesive. Since I exported the final, I weaseled a lot of Schala in there (0:35 glockenspiel, 2:00 glockenspiel, 3:36 glockenspiel then 3:40 lead guitar too, 4:51 glockenspiel) -- in addition to what you mapped out :-)

Just wanted to point that out. It wasn't mentioned in the submission email, a bit of an easter egg.

Thanks for the kind words y'all! <3 <3 <3

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We all wrote a part, then wrote another part, and we didn't REALLY edit each other's parts, so it came out surprisingly cohesive. Since I exported the final, I weaseled a lot of Schala in there (0:35 glockenspiel, 2:00 glockenspiel, 3:36 glockenspiel then 3:40 lead guitar too, 4:51 glockenspiel) -- in addition to what you mapped out :-)

Just wanted to point that out. It wasn't mentioned in the submission email, a bit of an easter egg.

Thanks for the kind words y'all! <3 <3 <3

How did you all add on to the song? Did you share a MIDI file, or project file?

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Liontamer wrote a general source breakdown in the judge decision thread, but there are still plenty of instances of Hornet/Plant/Splash/Wily for people to find on their own (in addition to the Schala Brandon apparently put in there). It's pretty dense layering.

How did you all add on to the song? Did you share a MIDI file, or project file?

We shared a MIDI for the arrangement process. It went through all of us twice before Brandon fixed it up all proper-like.

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How did you all add on to the song? Did you share a MIDI file, or project file?

I think we tossed a midi file back and forth, and whoever's turn it was to write added on to it. We went through a couple waves of taking turns. Then when it was all writ, I imported the midi in Cubase, and the rest is history. :nicework:

Somehow I think we all did 50/50/50, it really evened out with everyone doing a substantial part

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it really evened out with everyone doing a substantial part

Indeed, the challenge with this one is actually figuring out which section sounds like which person would typically write that sort of thing.

Thanks for the reactions all! :)

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Funky! Pretty impressive for three artists to tie in a bunch of sources together in such a neat package. Splash Woman and Hornet Man sure sounded great together (loved that combo) and Plant Man and Wily were handled with some damn good skill. Pretty cool combination of themes.

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Very cool and creative mix. It's another great example of how to tie together a bunch a really different songs in a single cohesive track. Love the funky synths used in this track as well as the waltz-ish reinterpretation of Splash Woman theme. Sick collab!

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