MindWanderer

Castlevania: Cacophony of Incarnation 2016

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I actually took track notes this time, for those interested, here's the sources I used and at which points:

Sources:

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin: Banquet of Madness
Castlevania Legends: Vampire Killer (Final Battle)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night: Dracula's Castle
Castlevania: Wicked Child
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest: Last Boss

Source usage:

0:19 - 0:38: melody heavily based on Wicked Child intro
0:38 - 1:16 - intro from Banquet of Madness
1:55 - 2:14 - melody A from Wicked Child
2:14 - 2:33 - Vampire Killer (Final Battle)
2:33 - 2:52 - melody A + B from Wicked Child
2:52 - 3:33 - Vampire Killer (Final Battle) + Wicked Child (2:52 - 3:12)
3:36 - 4:04 - Wicked Child
4:14 - 4:33 - Dracula’s Castle excerpt (SotN)
4-33 - 5:02 - Last Boss (Simon’s Quest)

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Thanks to OA and PlanarianHugger for helping in having a proper final round, with a final battle and a nice closing track, I dig that a lot! Interesting too see OA's take on the final round so different from mine, with different sources and a different mood :)

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I had a lot of fun with this. I think I grew as a musician from it. So thanks for the competition and the challenge. I'd do it again but maybe with a longer source next time. You can only stretch out one so many ways.

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Sorry for the delay, I was sick yesterday.

By a single vote, Jorito is the winner!  Simon succumbs to the curse, and, though Dracula is defeated, he'll be back far sooner than his usual 100-year cycle... perhaps for CCoI-2!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated, especially those who stuck it out until the end.  I don't think I'll be following through on the plan to make an album out of this--there were several great remixes, which I'd love to see polished up and submitted to the site, but I didn't get the sense that enough folks were sufficiently stoked about doing so to make an album out of it.

However, I am doing CastleMania, so if anyone has any ideas for making pro wrestling theme songs out of Castlevania music, check out the project thread!

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Phew, that was a close finish! It's nice that Dracula wins for a change :)

Wonder what the final round would have been like with easier to use source tracks, considering both me and OA had issues getting started. Still, pretty happy with the tracks I created myself, enjoyed quite a few of the other entries and overall had a lot of fun again (and quite a bit of stress ;)).

Sad to see the album idea go, but understandable. I'll be polishing up the tracks I made and submit them regardless (currently waiting for some recordings).

Thanks for organising, MindWanderer and until next compo!

 

 

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GG To Jorito, sorry I didn't have an epic track for you to battle against, but I was just mentally done between this and the <shameless promotion>Upcoming OverClocked University Album</shameless promotion>.

Your track was great and you definitely deserved the win. :-)

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