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Golden Sun: A World Reignited

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**NOTE:  Most of the discussion is taking place on a Discord Server, but regular project updates and claim/track status will continue to be posted here**

Well, it’s been suggested a few times before, but this time it’s for real! 
Let's make it happen!


Project Concept
Golden Sun and Golden Sun: Lost Age, two games each representing half of a larger story, took gamers on an incredible journey through the rich and varied world of Weyard.   Golden Sun saw you charged with the noble quest of preventing the destructive powers of Alchemy from being unleashed upon the world.   Lost Age turned the tables as players found themselves in control of the first story’s antagonists, desperate to restore this ancient power.   This story of discovery, exotic locales, forgotten histories, hidden motivations, heroism and desperation, was beautifully embodied in Motoi Sakuraba’s incredible soundtrack. Though it was well received by critics, Golden Sun never enjoyed the popularity of some of its other jrpg bretheren.  Nevertheless, it continues to have a dedicated, and well-deserved fan-base.   With the 20th anniversary of Golden Sun’s release coming up in in 2021, there could be no better time to bring this series and its music back into the light!    

Project Director: TSori

Art Director: 
Orioto

Sound Designer/Masterer: bubblepipemedia

Web Designer: djpretzel

Remixers:

Bluelighter
Chernabogue
Deedubs

djpretzel
Eladar
fxsnowy
Ganaé

Glejs
GuitarSVD
Juke

Ophanin
moonbike
Mordra
P2 Sue
pu_freak
RebeccaETripp
Reuben Spiers
Rotten Eggplant
Rozovian

Sam Dillard
Sbeast
Vylent
Siolfor the Jackal
Starphoenix
StormSkuggan
thevorace

ThirdKoopa
TSori

744
Rozovian



Performers (Primary instrument underlined): 

Chromatic Apparatus - Cello
Deedubs - Piccolo trumpetTrumpet 
Earth Kid - Harp, Piano, Vocals (female), Hammered dulcimer, Recorder, Ethnic percussion
GameroftheWinds - Flute, clarinet, oboe, tin whistle, shakuhachi
GuitarSVD - Ehru, Classical Guitar
John Stacy - French horn, Alto, Tenor, & Bass Trombones. Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Tuba, Alto clarinet.

Piano Game Knight - Piano
Pichu's Dad - Alto sax, Tenor Sax, Electric Bass
Psamathes - Vocals (female)

Rotten Eggplant - Vocoded Vocals
Siolfor the Jackal - Electric Guitar
Sixto - Guitar
TSoriTrumpet, Flugelhorn, Tin whistle, Melodica


Other Assistance:
John Stacy - Mixing, Arrangement
TSori - Sheet music transcription

Finished WAV Evaluators:
MindWanderer
 

What We Need
(ripped from OOT album thread and Arcadia Legends album thread because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it)

·         Arrangers/Remixers to conceptualize and complete remixes. This is where the bulk of the work will be!

·         Performers who are experienced with any type of instrument and have a high-quality recording setup.

·         If you're interested in contributing to one or more of the above areas, please get in touch with me.


Claiming
All remixers wishing to claim a track should PM me and/or post in the thread.  We'll go from there. Once a track is claimed, an initial WIP deadline will be set. Deadlines are explained in more detail below.  Be sure to check in at least once a month so we know you haven’t fallen off the edge of the map (see what I did there?).

Genre Guidelines
There is no basic genre one should adhere to when remixing tracks for the album but rather focus on a genre that would bring out the best in the track chosen. That gives remixers a lot of leeway in remixing a song the way they want with final product approved by Album leadership. Vocals in songs are also okay if implemented well. Using multiple source tunes from the soundtrack as fine, as long as the primary focus of the remix is on the core track list. The ultimate organization of the album will be done in such a way that "tells a story". Its my hope that a wide variety of remix styles will reflect a "journey" through a varied world. 

Collaborations are highly encouraged!

Also, the intent is for this to be an official OCR album, so remixes must meet the appropriate standards.  We have 3 OCR judges who have volunteered to be evaluators for completed remixes in order to ensure those standards are met.

Deadlines  *UPDATED 4/29/19*
 
Given the quick pace with which everyone has been doing their remixes, the following NEW deadline structure is being instituted

We are shooting for a release at the end of 2019.    That said, ALL finished WAVS will be due no later that October 1, 2019, whether they have already been claimed or claimed later.  That should give us enough time to master and go through the release process with OCR.

AN initial WIP will still be due one month after your claim date (unless it runs past the final deadline). It just needs to show that you have started working so we can be confident that you intend to finish!

Missing a deadline without communicating with the project director (for a month or more) could result in your claim being dropped!  That said, life happens and we want this project to be the best that it can be! Stay in touch, and we will make it work!   I'll be reaching out to everyone every 2 or 3 weeks to just check in too.  

Lets see if we can get this album out to the public in less than year!


The Track List
/Claims *UPDATED 4/29/19*

Golden Sun/ Lost Age has an ENORMOUS soundtrack.   For that reason, we’re focusing on just the first two entries of the series and excluding Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.  If you’ve got an overpowering need to get something from Dark Dawn in here, PM me, we can talk bonus tracks, but let’s keep the focus on GS and GS:TLA

Even with Dark Dawn excluded there are nearly 100 tracks in the soundtrack.  I’ve tried to reduce it down to something more manageable, and now that we have a respectable number claimed, with WIPS, I am opening up claims  on all remaining tracks.   We will get as many as we can before the final deadline.  

Track Claim & WIP Status (37)
Bold Light Green - Finished and Mastered Track - 0
Bold Dark Green - Finished WAV submitted (Under Evaluation/APPROVED) - 19
Cyan - Finished Arrangement submitted - 3
Blue - Significant WIP submitted - 6
Purple - Initial WIP submitted - 5
Yellow - Claimed Track, no WIP yet - 4
Red - Unclaimed Track
Silver - Behind Schedule

Claim Tracking Format
Source Tune - Claim: XXXXX ( ** denotes a collaboration)- Title: XXXX - Genre : XXXX - next deadline: XXX XX, XXXX

 

Claimed Track List 
(Final order will be determined after all finished WAVs are submitted)
1.  Page One - Claim: Reuben Spiers, Feat. Gamer of the Winds- "Starting a New Chapter" - Genre: Acoustic - APPROVED
2. The First Book  - Claim: Sam Dillard - "Golden Sunrise" - Genre: Orchestral (fanfare) -  APPROVED
3. The Elemental Stars - Claim: Sam Dillard -"Within the Stars" - Genre: Orchestral (mysterious) -  APPROVED
4. Full Speed Ahead - Claim: Deedubs - untitled - Genre: Orchestral (Adventurous) - APPROVED
5. Alone - Claim: Ophanin - "Variations on Intrepidity" - Genre: Orchestral (Classical) - APPROVED
6.
Aqua Rock - Claim: 744 - "Freshwater Nightmare" - Genre:  Darkwave - APPROVED

7. Hopelessness - Claim: TSori Feat. guitarSVD  - "Angarian Vigil" - Genre: Flugelhorn & Spanish Guitar - APPROVED
8. Frozen in Prox - Claim: Chernabogue - "Cocytus" - Genre: Orchestral - APPROVED
9. Agatio and Karst - Claim: StormSkuggan - "Treason Deserves Death" - Genre: Metal - APPROVED
10.
Gaia Rock - Claim: Ophanin - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - APPROVED
11.
 Saturos & Menardi - Claim: Bluelighter (Feat. John Stacy & Chris Amaterasu) - "Hand of the Fire Clan" - Genre: Orch. - APPROVED
12.
Ruins of Lemuria - Claim: bluelighter - "At the End of the Road" - Genre: Piano solo - APPROVED
13.The Final Beacon - Claim: Vylent - untitled - Genre: Anime Intro - APPROVED

14. Jupiter Lighthouse - Claim: Glejs - "The Dance of the Anemos" - Genre: Electronic - Under Evaluation
15.
Battle! [Jenna] - Claim: Starphoenix - untitled - Genre: electronic/chiptune - Under Evaluation
16. 
 Garoh - Claim: GuitarSVD - untitled - Genre: Eastern - Under Evaluation
17.  
Forest's Requiem - Claim: RebeccaETripp, feat. Gamer of the Winds - untitled - Genre: Renaissance - Under Evaluation
18.
 Mysterious Caves - Claim: RebeccaETripp, Feat. Gamer of the Winds - Echoes in the Gloomy Caves - Genre: Orch. - Under Evaluation 
19.
 Freezing Kalt - Claim: Juke - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - Under Evaluation


- Battle! (Saturos) - Claim: TSori** - Title: "I'm Golden, Son" - Genre: 70's Cop Show Theme - Finished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019
 -Tolbi  - Claim: TSori** - "Streets of Tolbi" - Genre: New Orleans Brass Band - Finished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019
  - Venus Lighthouse - Claim: ThirdKoopa** - untitled - Genre: Jazz - Finished WAV: Nov.1, 2019
- Felix Battle  - Claim: Rotten Eggplant - untitled - Genre: Psytrance - Finished WAV: Nov 22, 2019
- SET SAIL! Through the Karagol Sea - Claim: Deedubs** - untitled - Genre: Bossa Nova - Finished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019 
The Second Book - Claim: StormSkuggan - untitled - Genre: TBD - Finished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019
- Doom Dragon Battle - Claim: thevorace - untitled - Genre: TBD - Finished Arrangement: Aug. 16, 2019
  -
An Adept's Home - Claim: Ganaé - untitled - Genre: Orchestral - Finished Arrangement: Aug 27, 2019
- Magma Rock - Claim: Siolfor the Jackal - untitled - Genre: Metal - Finished Arrangement: Sept. 1, 2019
- Little Madra - Claim: fxsnowy - untitled - Genre: Disco - Finished Arrangement: Sept 1, 2019

    - The Golden Sun Rises - Claim: Vylent & TSori - untitled - Genre: K-pop - Final WAV: Nov 1, 2019
 
 Mars Lighthouse - Claim: Rozovian - "Martian Arts" -  Genre TBD - FInished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019
Air's Rock  - Claim: Eladar - "Riding the Desert Winds" - Genre: TBD - Finished WAV: Nov. 1, 2019

  - Walking Forward with Determination -  Claim: djpretzel - untitled - Genre: TBD - Final WAV: Nov. 1, 2019
Wintery Imil  - Claim: P2 Sue - untitled - Genre: Flute Ensemble - Initial WIP - Aug 22, 2019
Battle! [Isaac]   -Claim: Moonbike** - untitled - Genre: TBD - Initial WIP - Aug 22, 2019
Battle! [Non-Adept] - Claim: Mordra - untitled - Genre: Metal - Initial WIP - Aug. 1, 2019
 Mercury Lighthouse - Claim: ThirdKoopa** - untitled - genre: synthwave - Final WAV Nov. 1, 2019 

 

Open tracks - Any can be claimed, but BOLD tracks are highly desired for the album

  
Story / Special Event

         Having Fun (NEW)      There Goes Briggs! (NEW)       A Little Friendship (NEW)       Ready for a Challenge (NEW) 
 
Colosso Starts! (NEW)        Sol Sanctum Erupts (NEW)        Place your Bets (NEW)  The Angarian Journey

Dungeons
       

     Tundaria Tower     Inside the Great Gabomba    Desert Heat

Towns
    Happy Towns      Alhafra    
  Kalay       Oriental    
Drums of Daila     The Royal Palace     

   Yallam      Mystical Shaman Village      Apoji Islands


Hero Battle Themes
      Battle! [Ship]

Caves
Cavernous Shadows        Crossbone Island

Boss Battle Themes
Battle! [Boss]         Battle! [Colosso]      Battle! [Fusion Dragon] 



  


***Project Update - January 27, 2019***
I will be posting project updates like this on the 27th of every month (and likely more often).  I decided I would do the first one as soon as we had a track claimed by someone other me.  Thanks to Ganaé, now we do!  Darkesword has also graciously offered his services as an evaluator once the WIPs start coming in.   I've lengthened the WIP deadlines a bit.   Also, in regards to track claims i plan to cut any unclaimed tracks 5 months after the original post was made. That's June 15th of 2019.  Hopefully they will all be claimed well before then, but if not, I just don't want the project to end up dragging on and on because a couple tracks are still open.        


***Project Update - February 2, 2019***
We are picking up some momentum now!   It's my pleasure to welcome GuitarSVD, Ophanin, ThirdKoopa, Sam Dillard, and Glejs as remixers, as well as EarthKid, Sixto, and Guitar SVD as performers, and also Orioto as our art director!  I have been talking with several other ReMixers who are making their track selections now.  I expect we've got  quite a few more claims right around the corner!  (not bad for two weeks in!) 


*** Project Update - February 6, 2019 ***
Well it's only been 4 days since the last update, but there has been so much happening in that 4 days its warranted. We now have an album title!  Golden Sun: A World Reignited  will breathe new life into the Golden sun franchise just as the elemental lighthouses did into Weyard. We also welcome remixers: Bluelighter, Deedubs, pu_freak, RebeccaETripp, Rotten Eggplant, and Silent Ice.
Rotten Eggplant will be taking on the mastering role for the album Deedubs and Joseph Jung have also joined the album as performers We have had 16 of 36 tracks claimed and  6 WIPS submitted.We are building some incredible momentum and the first few WIPS are nothing short of fantastic. Look out OCR, Golden Sun: A World Reignited is headed your way!


*** Project Update - February 17, 2019 ***

This week saw a bit quieter progress as everyone has settled into working on their tracks.Even still, we have new WIPs from Bluelighter as well as my collab track with guitarSVD.  We also welcome thevorace to the project with his claim of the Doom Dragon theme. That's 17/36 tracks claimed with more on the way!

***Project Update - February 27, 2019***

We welcome 3 more remixers to the project:  djpretzel, Chernabogue, and StormSkuggan!  djpretzel has also taken on the role of web designer for the project!  That is all staff positions filled as well as 20/36 tracks claimed.   Both boss battle grab bag slots have now been filled, so the boss battle claims are now closed until further notice.  They will be re-opened after the remaining 16 tracks have been claimed. More claims to come!
 

***Project Update - March 11, 2019***

Two months into the project, and the WIPs are steadily rolling in.   Reuben Spiers has joined the project, bumping up the list of claimed tracks to 22/36.  Ophanin has also submitted our first completed remix, which is awaiting final evaluator approval.  We're moving steadily forward! 
  

***Project Update - March 19, 2019***

WIPs continue to trickle in steadily and we have two new claims!   RebeccaETripp has claimed a second track after finishing her first arrangement, and we welcome Sbeast to the project with a claim of Mars Lighthouse!   I've also renumbered the tracks to account for a combo remix of two of the core tracks and changed a couple of the names to match those currently listed on OCR.  Only 12 tracks left on the core list.  If you're reading this and thinking about claiming a track, there's no time like the present!!
 

***Project Update - March 27, 2019***

Another big week as several more fantastic WIPS have been submitted!   The first large collab is coming together behind the scenes.  Stay tuned!  We also welcome 3 new remixers to the project, fxsnowy, Juke, and Starphoenix.  That brings us to 26 claimed tracks, 18 of which have already had WIPs submitted! Only 9 unclaimed tracks left.  Get 'em while they're hot! 

 

***Project Update - April 6, 2019***

Alright, folks, we are now up to four finished tracks submitted!!  FOUR!!! Not even 3 months into the album.    Huge salute to Ophanin, Sam DIllard, and Deedubs for putting together some fantastic remixes, and really starting to give some shape to this album.  We've got several other tracks close to completion and many more not far behind them.   Keep up the good work everyone! 

 

***Project Update - April 18, 2019***

It's been a little while since the last update.   There's not a whole lot new to report at the moment, mainly everyone is still churning away at their remixes.   We got Initial WIPs from both Chernabogue and Rebecca E Tripp (on her second remix for the album no less!).  It also sounds like we have at least two more finished remixes in bound in the next couple of weeks.  Keep an eye out for a deadlines/ claims restructuring (as well as a couple more source tunes)  in another week!    More updates to come soon!

 

***Project Update - April 29, 2019***

It'Apologies all,  I was traveling for work and missed my usual 27th of the month update.   This one is BIG though!    First of all, things are progressing very well.  we have 27 claimed tracks, and 25 with WIPs of some kind submitted.  Wow.  There are 5 complete, evaluated, and approved tracks , with a few others not far off at all.    In fact things have been moving so smoothly and quickly that I've done a bit of a revamped to our claims process.    ALL remixes now have a final deadline of October 1, 2019.   I think it's very doable and it will allow us to get this album out THIS YEAR.    I will still hold the current tracks to any checkpoints they have before then.  Future claims will have a 1 month initial WIP deadline, but other than that, just the final deadline.   Tracks will be added to the core list as they are claimed.  Lets see how many we can get finished by October 1st  (I'm hoping for 40).   Additionally ALL grab bag tracks are open for claim again. I have also add a few NEW ones. 

 

***Project Update - May 27th, 2019***

It's been a while since my last update. Life is busy these days but the project is continuing to charge forward!  744 has joined the project with a complete remix.  That plus the remix guitarSVD and I have just completed bumps us up to 7 finished tracks.  Orioto has also provided our first complete piece of art work as well as a concept drawing for the album cover and ideas for a third piece of artwork.  Several remixers have submitted further developed WIPs and we continue to be on pace for an October final deadline.   There are a lot of tracks still claimable above.   Join the party!

 

***Project Update - June 17th, 2019***

It's time for another update, folks!   Chernabogue has sent us complete track #8 and there are more coming!   Deedubs, Ophanin, and Vylent have all jumped back in with another claim, brinigng the grand total up to 30!  Can we make it to 40????  There are plenty of great tracks left!   Also, I am pleased to announce that "Golden Sun: A World Reignited" is now an OFFICIAL OCR ALBUM PROJECT.   Look out!  The Golden Sun is rising!
 

***Project Update - July 1st, 2019***

Whoa!  I completely forgot to post on the 27th.. I also forgot to call my dad on his birthday, but that's neither here nor there.... ANYWHO, we continue to take small steps forward on an almost daily basis.  This is going to be a big month.  There are a lot of tracks coming up on completion, the album cover art too!   I'm pushing hard to recruit a few more remixers as well.   I'd really like to see us get up to 35-40 tracks total.    Also, We can't have a golden sun album without all the lighthouses claimed, right??   So, if you haven't claimed a track, jump on in.  The water's great!   If you have claimed one and you're close to finishing, think about grabbing another.    Our final deadline for Finished WAVs is in 3 months!! (wow that is coming up fast), and we're still on schedule to deliver a great album this year!     
 

***Project Update - July 5th, 2019***
Whell this update has come quickly, but we've had a big week!   First of all Chernabogue an Stormskugan have given us our 9th and 10th complete tracks!  We also welcome several new remixers! moonbike has claimed "Battle {Isaac] (finally, someone did), P2 Sue has jumped on board with a claim of "Wintery Imil", and Mordra will be giving us some Metal action with an arrangement of "Battle [non-adept]".  Additionally, Stormskuggan has claimed his second track on the project, "The Second Book" (coincidentally enough), and I, in a moment of uncharacteristic productivity, was able to put together an arrangement of "Tolbi" yesterday. We also welcome new performers, GameroftheWinds, Piano Game Knight, and Psamathes.  "Golden Sun: A World Reignited" continues to CHARGE forward to the October 1st deadline.  Watch out OCR;  this album will be here before you know it!  

***Project Update - July 14th, 2019***
Bluelighter has given us our 11th remix AND 35th claim.   We've also seen significant progress on a few WIPs including the album artwork this week!

***Project Update - July 29th, 2019***
Bluelighter's latest claim became our 12th finished remix this week (that was fast!), followed closely by #13, Vylent's take on "The final beacon".  That's over a third of the currently claimed tracks!  Several others are nearing completion and there  are whispers of a couple more claims to round out the album as well.  Our October 1st deadline draws closer, and the album just keeps looking better and better! 

***Project Update - September 1st, 2019***

After a bit of a hiatus, as I moved across the U.S. for a job, We are back up and running.  Not that anything has stopped while I was otherwise occupied.   Orioto's album art is driving towards completion.    Significant progress from Eladar, Stormskuggan, RebeccaETripp, and one of my tracks as well.   Not to mention the addition of Rozovian to the project, with a claim of Mars lighthouse.    Final deadline on WAVs is one month from today.   Let's keep pushing!

***Project Update - September 6th, 2019***

Due to several messages I've gotten from individual artists, I've decided to push the deadline for the project back one month to November 1st.   Let's make sure we dont have to push it back any further.   keep at it everyone!   we're getting close!!!

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Probably won't arrange anything, as the volume of arranging and composition work I've committed to over the next 6 months is somewhat overwhelming already.

However, I do offer performance, arrangement/orchestration consultation and mixing.

Performance: French horn (primary instrument, professional session musician). Alto, tenor, and bass trombones. Trumpet, flugelhorn, Euphonium, Tuba.

I am proficient in both classical and jazz, but have played on many different projects in many different styles. If you want, I can take your idea and edit it to be most effective for the style you're going for.

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I am so in! Golden Sun is one of my favourite soundtracks. My issue is trying to decide which track to choose from because they are all so good! Saturos and Menardi, Magma Rock, and Kolima Forest are probably ones I am most interested in.

I play electric guitar(pretty much just rhythm stuff) and would be willing to record some stuff for others too if need be(if they can't find someone better)

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Thanks John! Glad to have you on board!   I may very well hit you up for some arrangement feedback on my "hopelessness" track pretty soon...

Sounds great, Siolfor!   I'll add you the list of performers, and whenever you decide which track(s) you want to claim just let me know.  All three of those tracks are great!

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We are picking up some momentum now!   It's my pleasure to welcome GuitarSVD, Ophanin, and ThirdKoopa as remixers, as well as EarthKid and Guitar SVD as performers, and also Orioto as our art director!  I have been talking with several other remixers who are making their track selections now.  I expect we've got  quite a few more claims right around the corner!  (not bad for two weeks in!) 

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It may seem a bit silly to do this on the first page, but i'm setting a precedent here:

 

New project update in the first post!

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Guess who’s back...

Right after the release of Arcadia Legends, I’m at it again. ^_^;

Although, this time I get a track all to myself (not that I wasn’t given an opportunity in Arcadia Legends, I just didn’t have the time when it was offered). 

I’m looking forward to how a psytrance take on Felix’s Battle theme is going to come out. This is going to be fun!

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Hello,

I play the piccolo flute, usually golden sun music for personal enjoyment. I have some of my recordings uploaded to Soundcloud. Some tracks need to be re-recorded as I can get the quality to be better and also I've improved over the years technically speaking. I have created a playlist with some of my golden sun performances. I see that Lemuria hasn't been claimed and it's one of my favorite tracks. However, the only thing I can provide is the piccolo cover version of the tracks. I have no knowledge about music production and I usually need to read the music sheets. For any additional information feel free to contact me over soundcloud.

Playlist Link: https://soundcloud.com/luiyo0/sets/golden-sun

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Unfortunately our mastering engineer has had to back out due to real life obligations.  We need a replacement!! If anyone is interested in picking up the job, send me a PM!

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