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Double Dragon 2 - Mission 4 (Undersea Base) Remix - Final draft

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This is for the callout.

Original post: I focused on the arrangement first, then lyrics and vocals as I'm pretty bad at the latter two. I couldn't really do much with the source since it's just a 15 second loop but that riff is too sweet to ignore. I'm still working on it to add more elements like toms, rides, pads(maybe?) for sure but I'd like to know what you guys thought of it and also I'm taking this opportunity to invite anyone available to sing the vocals. I'm pretty bad, you'll see what I mean.

Update 1: Added more elements and tweaked drums to sound more organic. Also added a pitched layer to vocals so the right notes can at least be known: singer position still open.

https://soundcloud.com/justcoffee/wip-dd2-no-violence

Update 2: (2/11) No vocals for arrangement critiquing purposes

https://soundcloud.com/justcoffee/dd2-no-violence-no-vox

Update 2: (2/14) Newest version Final arrangement (unless someone wants to provide better vocals)

https://soundcloud.com/justcoffee/double-dragon-2-undersea-base-remix-no-violence

Lyrics:

My mind it longs for paradise
Not long ago, I realise
I must have no one that I'm sorry
for my actions in life

My anger loves my enemies
And anger leads to destruction (their life in my hands)
But I know I can prevent it
for the peace of my mind

(So I say)
No violence can rule me
No violence I swear
No violence, control my life

But violence, it finds me
And violent, I can be
Like fire, it burns up my life
And my right to say no to a fight

I understand your frustration (your love has been taken)
You fight for love and you'll go (and I'll help you I know)
By birth and blood we are brothers my strength is yours
But words are equal in power (and can also be stronger)
By force you take down their numbers (my words are a loss)
Must violence be the answer My mind bears a cross

(But I say)
No violence can rule me
No violence I swear
No violence, control my life

But violence, it finds me
And violent, I can be
Like fire, it burns up my life
And my right to say no to a fight

(But I say)
No violence
No violence
No violence, control my life

(But I say)
No violence
No violence
Like fire, it burns up my life
And my right to say no to a fight

 

Source: 

 

 

Feel free to PM me or Skype me if you're interested in doing vocals. I would really love to submit this with better singing in time for the deadline.

Edited by Just Coffee
added new link for update

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Bump. This is pretty much the final version that I'm looking to submit. I've been reading about how to pan stuff around so sounds don't crowd around the middle. I'm still messing with the EQ but it's sounding good to me so far. I might be tilting more of the balance to the lower frequencies because of how I prefer reggae1 to have that fat and heavy vibe and leaving the rest to sit on top of it, but I'd very much like to hear what you guys think of the mix.

https://soundcloud.com/justcoffee/double-dragon-2-undersea-base-remix-no-violence

 

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(btw this is less like Bob Marley's style and has more of a "mainstream pop" feel to it) 

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