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MnP 44: Castlevania 4 - Simon's Theme


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Compo: MnP (Meat 'n Potatoes)

Round 44: Castlevania 4 - Simon's Theme

 

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Time to get stoked for that Castlevania 4 "Vampire Variations Vol.3" Album.  What better theme to pick than Simon's theme??

-Me

 

Midi: http://compo.thasauce.net/files/materials/MnP44_cv4-Simons%20Theme.mid

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sX3fjpkFwk


Deadline: Nov 13th Fri 1 pm
Vote Ends: Nov 15th Sun Midnight



Submit your remix Here when completed. 
**If you have technical difficulty with account activation at ThaSauce, please contact me via PM and I will submit your track and will also tally your vote**

MISSION STATEMENT
The goal of Compo:MnP is to promote that "meat and potatoes" conservative approach to remixing: this includes the mood and composition of source tunes. It is up to the remixer to create their own personalization, or to simply give it a sound upgrade. Moreover, the compo is a great opportunity to hone your remixing skills and give video game music the respect that is due. SOME reinterpretation is recommended, but not required.



MnP Instructions/Guidelines
1. Covers and Sound Upgrades are permitted.
2. Most or all of the source notes must be present (but not necessarily in the exact same order), secondly the mood (energy, pacing, feelings being conveyed etc) should also be retained. For example, a source tune that is fast-paced and energetic that's remixed into a mellow/chill-out theme would be a hard sell.
3. If you decide to do a genre swap (i.e. symphonic to techno), make sure that the conditions of #2 are met.
4. Submissions must be at a maximum of 20mb (keeping in step with ThaSauce's file size max).
5. Only 1 entry per participant. Previous winner cannot participate but can submit a BONUS entry.
6. All competitors and voters must adhere to the rules stated within: Competition Code and Conduct


MISC/TIPS
- When picking a source tune, make sure it has a MIDI to make ppl's lives easier.
- In-game sound FX are permitted, so long as they don't comprise the whole track (i.e. replacing entire MIDI tracks with just sfx)
- Certain sad or moody source tunes don't have drums or percussion for a reason. So keeping it that way may be the easiest way to retain much of the original feel, such as 

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Nice timing with the pick! Both seasonal and also current thanks to VV3. It is a good theme. I just started playing CV4. I'm familiar to the theme beforehand thanks to fan arrangements, but now I've got the theme really stuck in my head thanks to actually playing the game.

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Nice timing with the pick! Both seasonal and also current thanks to VV3. It is a good theme. I just started playing CV4. I'm familiar to the theme beforehand thanks to fan arrangements, but now I've got the theme really stuck in my head thanks to actually playing the game.

It's a good game.  Have it on my Wii from digital store.  Prob my top 10 fav's of the SNES easily.

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Hmmmm, interesting choice of source this one is because I fondly remember the theme myself. I was young and couldn't really do anything in this game, but man this theme is just so much fun. In honor of the theme I present a quick cover (made quickly using some hardware in case anyone was wondering). And if I can focus on my remix long enough I'll have one for this.

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I probably should have spent another day or two to let the mix sit with me, but what is done is done. 

Last time I did that I became too much of a perfectionist and never entered my final work (and looking back I should have though this was for a different compo)

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Last time I did that I became too much of a perfectionist and never entered my final work (and looking back I should have though this was for a different compo)

 

Well, what I meant by that was I mixed it in a day and rather than wait until the next day to make sure things were basically the way I wanted them I subbed it. Never underestimate that single day. It means quite a bit in the long run.

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Well, what I meant by that was I mixed it in a day and rather than wait until the next day to make sure things were basically the way I wanted them I subbed it. Never underestimate that single day. It means quite a bit in the long run.

I do agree entirely that the extra day does indeed matter. If I am not mistaken isn't it possible to update it if you contact the contest sponsor? I think this has been done in PRC. I don't recall though.

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Probably, but after giving the track a few listens today I'm not super concerned. My biggest changes would be some small compression changes and minor automation points to deal with some smaller issues I feel exist. But overall I think I did a decent job with the mix. Could I make it sound better? Absolutely.

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HoboKa,

 

That isn't necessary but I do appreciate the offer. The problems I'm mainly hearing stem from the conversion to MP3 from WAV. There really isn't a lot I can do about them except drop the level of the track about a dB or so. I don't think that is really necessary for a Meat and Potatoes kind of thing. Plus, these issues I'm talking about are quite small and not hugely noticeable unless you're really looking for them. 

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