Gario

Lufia: Of Gods and Men

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The time has come: The definitive OCR Lufia project is officially online again (Again!)! The Lufia series has one of THE great soundtracks of the SNES era, and Bahamut wanted to honor it with an album project. This was at a time where MANY albums were being developed on OCR, and this one quietly trudged along. After some time I agree'd to help co-direct the project, but even with my help this project fell into a deep slumber of relative inactivity. Bahamut's life became too complicated to continue this in earnest, and I've had school and relative job insecurity that held me back.

While Bahamut still has other obligations in life that don't allow him to dedicate the time to finish something like this, my time has cleared up, which has allowed me to take this project 100% head on again. I will be the director of this album from this point on, with Bahamut's blessings. All of my thanks goes to him for starting and establishing this project, getting it to where it is today.

In addition, Theory of N has agree'd to co-direct this album. As the scope of the project expanded outside of my ability to control it when it... spirals to the nether, he is here to keep everything on track. So far he has done wonders behind the scenes, and I am sure he will continue to do so.

Any music from Lufia II and its DS remake will be accepted for this project. It's a compromise between the original vision (Lufia I & II's soundtrack) and the later vision (ONLY having Lufia II music); there are quite a few good Lufia I tracks that were rearranged for the DS remake, so some of those Lufia I tracks have become available again.

This is a list of the music that already has a prior claim: if you are not on this list then you don't have a claim to this music. Music that's considered a Prime Pick is music that the album really shouldn't be without - please pick one of those, if one is available, as that music is iconic. Solid picks are other great tracks from the soundtrack, though they're less iconic to the soundtrack. The tracks that would be Nice to have are tracks on the OST that are less known, and would likely not be missed if they're not on the album. However, please pick any track that suits your tastes - I will not reject a good WIP of even the lesser known tracks!

  • Claim (No WIP)
  • Claim (with any WIP)
  • Significant claim (50% WIP)
  • Nearly finished (90-100%, without WAV)
  • Finished (100%, WAV submitted)

Reserved/Claimed:

  • Opening Theme (Evory)
  • The Prophet (Daragan)
  • Battle #2 (hakstok)
  • The Silent World (DjjD)
  • Parcelyte Presidential Administration / Port City (Flexstyle)
  • Mountain of No Return\Labrynth (bLiNd)
  • Battle #3 (Prince uf Darkness & Snappleman)
  • Tanbel Abandoned Mine (Rockos)
  • The Earth (World Map) (P.M. Crockett)
  • Priphea Flowers (Audio Fidelity)
  • To the Future (XPRTNovice)
  • The Last Decisive Battle (P.M. Crockett)
  • Big Bridge (Gario)
  • Soma Shrine (Above Ground) (Gario)
  • To the Azure Skies (Cyril the Wolf)
  • Tranquility (PabloComa)
  • Parting (djpretzel)
  • The One who will Save the Earth (Jorito)
  • Cardia Shrine (Artem Bank)
  • Door of the Journey (Rockos)
  • Battle #1 (DaMonz)
  • Rumbling (Jeremy Robson)
  • Flute of Sleepwalk (Abadoss)
  • Town of Abundance, Elcid (Antti Pylsy)

Music Available:

Prime picks:

Solid picks:

Nice to have:

If it's not on the list, it's open to claim for yourself. Any track from Lufia II or the DS remake are fair game; while I will be posting a list of songs in the near future, you can make your claims now. If you're a posted (or to-be-posted) ReMixer, the claim will be held (until you miss a date). If you are not a posted ReMixer, please either PM me a sample of your work, or send a well produced WIP of the track you'd like to claim.

Here is a list of due dates for this album (2019):

  • March 29th: 1st WIP due (Passed)
  • April 19th: 2nd WIP due
  • May 31st: Near-finished product due
  • June 21st: Final WAV due
  • Also June 21st: You will be cut from the project if you are not finished.

It's an aggressive time table, and outside of extraordinary circumstance I will be sticking to it. This album has been around for ten years - OCR can't afford for it to last longer than that. If you miss any of these dates, I will, with absolutely no exception, remove your claim until you produce a track that qualifies. If you do not produce a WIP before March 29th, whomever produces a WIP first will take the claim. If you miss the April 19th deadline, someone else may write a significant WIP and take your claim. This applies to the last two deadlines, as well.

  • If you miss two deadlines in a row, you will simply be cut from the project. If you produce a 1st WIP and do not produce a 2nd WIP before May 31st, even if no one claims your track you will be removed. Again, the same rule applies to every other deadline on here.
  • I will restate this, because it's important: there will be absolutely no exception to this rule. You have been warned.
  • Let's make a Lufia album that's truly worthy of the Gods!
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So, to date, my favorite remix I've ever done is this one. I finished it nearly four years ago and nobody has ever heard it.

I am probably going to completely redo everything involved. 

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16 minutes ago, XPRTNovice said:

So, to date, my favorite remix I've ever done is this one. I finished it nearly four years ago and nobody has ever heard it.

I am probably going to completely redo everything involved. 

It's holding two of my favorite personal mixes hostage, too. I feel you so hard.

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Alright! I will be marking it down as claimed, good sir!

Also will be adjusting the deadlines a little tonight, considering the slow start this is getting, but a WIP would be amazing. ;) 

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Interesting project. Lufia soundtrack is so awesome and i'd like to participate in this thing :D. How many songs can one person arrange? I have two songs in my mind but hard to decide :D.

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As many as you feel you can handle. If you can manage a good WIP for two tracks and keep up with deadlines, they'll be yours.

 

And yes, Lufia's soundtrack is amazing. ;)

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23 hours ago, Gario said:

As many as you feel you can handle. If you can manage a good WIP for two tracks and keep up with deadlines, they'll be yours.

 

And yes, Lufia's soundtrack is amazing. ;)

Okay cool. I have material from my previous projects and i link some of them here to show what kind of things i can possibly do. Not greatest arrangements, but there are certain elements that i can mold into something new for this album :D.

 

 

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Jorito, you would be a great addition to the project. Just let me know what you've got an eye on and I'll mark it for you.

Eitzpii, that's plenty to hold a claim for a 1st WIP, so the tracks are yours! I only request you send me some downloadable versions so I can store them properly, and once things get moving I'll give you some advice on where to go from what you've got. Welcome aboard! :) 

I've tweaked a few dates on the project, to account for the relatively slow start-up for the project (having no response until late January/early February counts as an extraordinary circumstance, to me), but seeing more people post in here with interest is a great thing to see. I moved the planned first compo to two weeks from now, but that WILL be when they start. For those that are less known, it's a great way to get something on the project easily and quickly, and for more experienced members there will be benefits to taking the compos by storm. Details on them in a week, where I will be announcing them on Discord and Facebook.

 

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My biggest problem is that I'm not overly familiar with the sound track and open to recommendations/personal favorites to take a look at. Otherwise I'll go over the sources and see which one inspires me.

Why am I here if I don't even know the game that well? Easy, great music and album projects are a great way to discover more games and more great music :)

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7 minutes ago, Jorito said:

My biggest problem is that I only know a few Lufia tracks (battle themes iirc, which I liked a lot), but I don't know them from the game but from covers. So I'm not overly familiar with the rest of the sound track and open to recommendations/personal favorites to take a look at. Otherwise I'll go over the sources and see which one inspires me.

Final Daos battle is a great choice - great battle music, wasn't a part of the project prior (due to it being in the DS and not the original Lufia 2) so it doesn't have a claim. If you want to look at music, start there and work up.

My humblest of suggestions. Also, I really like that track, as it was a classic from Lufia 1. ;)

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LOL, I was just checking the available tracks and stumbled upon Final Daos battle myself... it's one of the few tracks I know and loved, so if you could mark that one in red and put my name behind it, that'd be great :)

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Also I'd like to point out that there's no such thing as February 31st, so if you are wondering why nobody submitted anything before your deadline, that's why. I'll try to get you a WIP before February 28 :P

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Just now, Jorito said:

Also I'd like to point out that there's no such thing as February 31st, so if you are wondering why nobody submitted anything before your deadline, that's why. I'll try to get you a WIP before February 28 :P

... I knew that. Also, track is yours. Get at it!

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5 minutes ago, audio fidelity said:

You know I wrote and finished my remix for this album? Cause I don't see my name and the track is up for grabs. 

Apologies! I don't have the file on hand (it's probably on Bahamut's hard drive at the moment), and it's my mistake for not reaching out to you earlier for it. I'll put your track in the source list on hold until I get the latest copy of it from you.

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1 minute ago, Eitzpii said:

Alright! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to arrange those two songs. What method do you prefer for sending WIP files :)?

For now, whichever method you choose is fine. Just send me a link to your works in progress via PM and I'll be able to handle that fine. Eventually I'll start opening the project forums up for newcomers, but that's take me a little time. Glad you're stepping up to bat to make the album better overall. :)

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Been a bit out of the musical loop these days, but I wanna get back into the swing of things.  There's some cool music here, I'd like to try my hand at the Ancient Cave Battle if I'm able to claim it!

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Man, a LOT of the Lufia 1 additions from the DS game being gobbled up, here. Good thing, too, since those are some of the better tracks on the DS!

All yours, Amphibious.

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