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OCR01521 - Final Fantasy X "Via"

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I really really liked this, until the electric guitar entered in :\

The acoustic was great, and fit with the song as a whole, but the electric that came in midway ruined the music for me. Just seems very out of place when compared to the rest.

But the rest was great!

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Just sounds like a nice chordstuffs, but given the rest of the notes I'll have to say it's something that Hiroki Kikuta made originally. Like Soukaigi.

No thanks I already have a cookie, as you can see. (That's not me.)

0:46-0:47 and all subsequent similar parts sounds like the title screen of Ocarina of Time.

And the above person should get used to the electric guitar because it actually sounds really nice to me, when it didn't bef...I already said this 2 times.

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And the above person should get used to the electric guitar because it actually sounds really nice to me, when it didn't bef...I already said this 2 times.

Maybe you should get used to people having opinions.

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I respect everyones opinions, as it contributes to me becoming a better mixer, and I'm taking everything into consideration.

Audity, I'm glad it works for you, because that's what I had intended when I was recording the guitar, something to chew on. If it doesn't work, then I hope that you can bypass it and appreciate the rest of the song as if it were your own :wink:

The fact that I got to work with such talented collaborators is it's own reward and I congradulate them and their merits.

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after reading the judges review, I'm curious how the original version was. About the ending i believe it fits the type of song its based upon. If your considering what a path is, the ending is abrupt and transitions very fast. A true ending to a path is no differen't than the beginning which i feel is successfully displayed. Not understanding mixes as well as most i wouldn't bet on my thoughts...they are just thoughts. I like it and wouldn't suggest differen't...unless the original was much worse...or i'm just way out of line without knowledge. Doesn't matter, the point being...this post is about me and I need some time to gather myself and find a bit of understanding before i speak. Wurd.

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I'd say chords are my forte, and I like all the strange open index bar chords with the ringing B and E notes. I hope this can give any potential mixers some ideas. This should work:

http://phswan.googlepages.com/Viatabs.rtf

And to Faduger, the original is an old grand piano playing a continuous progression of pretty arpeggios at a nice relaxed tempo, but it is a continuous loop. I think it has the broken record feel because, if I remember rightly, in the game Via Purifico is like a purgatory for the unsent, and is something that just continues forever...

Also, the other vg theme reference at 1:10-1:12 is from Mario 64, Dire Dire Docks. Listen carefully...

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This mix just does NOT do it for me. I really couldn't say why - The electric guitars are somewhat grating, and I really prefer lyrics with my vocals (In fact, TO's PlectraSubCity mix is the only song I can think of that uses that sort of vocal style and also doesn't irritate me.), so maybe it's just those things that put me off this mix.

There's no doubt in my mind that this is an exceedingly quality mix, it's just not my style.

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The strength of this remix is DEFINITELY the arranging, as you (all of you) seriously get a lot of different colours from so few instruments - the sign of a great arrangement :)

On top of this, I think that the acoustic guitar gets a lot of really good writing: sometimes chordal, sometimes picking, some times call and response with other instruments... definitely well done!

Pixie, your voice never ceases to make my soul smile - anytime you sing any Mahler (or some "Queen of the Night" action, lol), send it this way!

I'm generally not a fan of uberly-thick arranging, this is arrangement is very transparent in its writing and its parts - maybe it's production, maybe it's notes, I'm not sure, I just know that I like it!

Great show, guys! Look forward to hearing more projects!

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And to Faduger, the original is an old grand piano playing a continuous progression of pretty arpeggios at a nice relaxed tempo, but it is a continuous loop. I think it has the broken record feel because, if I remember rightly, in the game Via Purifico is like a purgatory for the unsent, and is something that just continues forever...

Also, the other vg theme reference at 1:10-1:12 is from Mario 64, Dire Dire Docks. Listen carefully...

Man, you really <3 Dire Dire Docks.

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Hmmm I liked almost all of it, it had an amazing mellowness to it. The only thing I really didn't like was the electric guitar solo because it seemed out of place compared to everything else, when the electric guitar was mixed with other sounds it gave the piece a nice otherworldy tone but when it was alone it just felt overpowering and disconnected from the part before it and the part after it.

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Wow, this is such a great piece up until near the end. I just can't into the part where all the pieces came together, it was almost good. But unfortunatly, it just ends up sounding random. I also wonder about the electric guitar. I kind of liked the acoustic sound just before, and when the electric came in it sounded a little awkward. But the singing was great, and I love how it sounds like the place in the game was, dark and dirty, but intresting and worth remembering.

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Ever since the first time I heard her, I've been a pixietricks/Jillian Goldin fan. There has yet been one remix done by her that I haven't absolutely adored.

Her vocals usually play a dominant role in the songs she participates in, but in this her vocals are more a supporting role, which I found to be an interesting change of pace. Her voice is rather haunting in this tune, I must admit.

The piano work is top-notch and rather complex, I think, though I might have liked to see a bit more experimentation with the melody (Though to do that might make it aurally confusing given the complexity of the melody, so it could go either way). The acoustic guitar work is good (and vaguely reminiscent of Serial Experiment Lain), but the electric sounds a bit random and almost out of place, but not overly so, and as was mentioned seems more to be something to think about then something that meshes overly well. The fretless bass was an interesting choice, but goes well with this piece, and overall this remix seems to have a haunting, remorseful feeling to it that I feel came across relatively well.

All in all, a unique piece with an interesting feel, and overall I felt it was done quite well. Great job to the remixers!

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Something about the electric guitar just rubs me the wrong way; I simply do not like the sound of it. The acoustic one is perfectly fine, though.

The lyrics were amazing; we need definitely more of this opera-stlye singing.

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i cant believe how much emotion and power you got out of the original :o

I couldn't agree more. This is absolutely filled with emotion.

Everything in the intro builds up very nicely, and the slight breakdown at 0:30 with the acoustic guitar is very nice, and when everything comes back in at 0:33, it joins everything else without sounding cluttered at all.

The next breakdown at 0:48 was very well executed, with extremely well performed and emotional vocals by pixietricks.

When things kick back in, we're treated to a guitar solo that carries just as much emotion as pixie's voice did in the previous breakdown.

The bare guitar at 1:49 gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it. As great as everything else was in the song, I think that the guitar in 1:49 to 2:00 has to be the highlight of the song IMO.

Amazing work guys.

:)

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I always liked FFX's "Path To Repentance", and this inspired remix not only captured the original mood of the piece, but made it more passionate and interesting. The music itself was well done, particularly the intro--but what really made the mix, for me, was Pixie's vocals. That is some serious talent.

All in all, great stuff!

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I was left in awe in front of that song truly... you captured the feeling that was in the original in there i can tell .... The vocals went to gave me shivers so you can guess i appreciated

If it would be for one bad comment i would say the guitar at 2.07 starts a tad too early but it really doesn't get in the way of loving the song

In 3 words

I LOVED THAT

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This song was absolutely brilliant, very emotional, and the guitar sequences made it even better than the original song from the FFX OST. I must admit, I was a bit sceptical when I first heard about OCRemix (a friend suggested I have a look), but now I feel the songs to be brilliant, created by people who obviously have a raw talent for music composition, and this song shows this perfectly.

(Sorry to pixietricks, tepid and the orichalon, considering this is meant to be copyright to you guys) I actually took the time to make a music video based on this song, partly for the chance to excercise my film-editing skills, and also to make sure this song gets out into the world where those who wouldn't normally listen to it have the chance to do so. The film is also called 'Via', and it's on both Youtube (search crispymongoose) and Myspace (search Trivun), if anyone's interested. However, the video can't compare to hearing the song for the first time.

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Hello,

Being a guitarist I believe I know what bothered both me and pretty much all of You in that electric guitar: the guy needs to practice. Yes, You! I suggest You start off with vibrato, this is something very overlooked nowadays. As for tone, I believe it generally pretty much did fit, but I'd put about 20% less gain. And... keep it up.

For now, I would rate the electric guitar about 3.5 / 5.

Michael

PS. Don't take it as a flame or large critic, for I only registered to post this suggestion.

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Hello,

Being a guitarist I believe the sexy guy needs to practice etc.

Michael

PS. Don't take it as a flame or large critic, for I only registered to post this suggestion.

None taken, glad you registered. As I always say I'm still improving, and that song is over a year old now, so it's pretty unrepresentative of my performing now, but I do agree, when I look back and listen it's somethin that I could have worked on.

I took up the piano 2 years ago to hide the fact I'm a fairly average guitarist, and it's been worth it in the long run. My usual style is finger picking but I've been playing a lot of leads in the last 8ish months, so in regards to the 'keep it up' comment, I've been taking guitaring viagra for the last year :)

Thanks for your concern.

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