HoboKa

MnP Poll 1

MnP Changes Prepositions  

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  1. 1. Changes to MnP if Any.

    • Limit Source-Picks to the era of gaming (1984-2006)
      6
    • Limit Source-Picks to Popular Franchises
      2
    • Do Both
      2
    • Do Neither
      2

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  • Poll closed on 08/09/2020 at 08:00 PM

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I decided to move the Poll to something outside of the Rounds Pages.  Anonymous votes.  I will send PM notifications to everyone relevant to the Compo Scene.  And try and get some votes in.  Sorry for the hassle OCR community.  But as Bundeslang pointed out: participation is down, so I figured that I'd try out something

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Having to chose more musical themes, and try to refrain from using rythm-based musics or themes without musical leitmotifs would be a great option, It opens opportunities for remixers that could be afraid from taking risks.

It's just my opinion though.

EDIT : Wow... You think I'm relevant to the compo scene? I'm honored, thanks :)

Edited by AxLR

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48 minutes ago, AxLR said:

Having to chose more musical themes, and try to refrain from using rythm-based musics or themes without musical leitmotifs would be a great option, It opens opportunities for remixers that could be afraid from taking risks.

It's just my opinion though.

EDIT : Wow... You think I'm relevant to the compo scene? I'm honored, thanks :)

Well.  I did call this Poll 1.  I might add that "leitmotif" bias in there for Poll 2.  (edit) I'm afraid of tacking on too many barriers and rules, as I've already taken some potentially restricting steps going forward.  But this is an idea worth mulling over. 

Yep, I PM'd everyone's that has been active for at least the last 3 months or so - so I guess that's what I meant by "relevant" - didn't mean it in a gatekeeping sense lmao.  To those I may have let slip between the cracks, feel free to vote!  It's a public Poll ;)

 

 

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WARNING THIS IS LONG. HOPE YOU DON'T MIND READING.

I don't feel we should be cherry picking the obvious and here's why.

On OCR:

For Final Fantasy, there is about 56 albums dedicated to the franchise.

About 24 albums dedicated to the Legend of Zelda franchise.

About 39 albums dedicated to the Mario franchise.

174 albums dedicated to Mega Man. 174! That's an insane amount.

22 albums dedicated to Sonic.

100 albums for Metal Gear. Think about it, 100 albums to this franchise.

All of these are the popular franchises, and showcases how much dedication people have for it.

Now on OCR, dedicated to the lesser known games there are:

For the contra series there is 1 album, and it's not even dedicated to Contra.

No albums dedicated to Streets of Rage, but sources from the franchise have appeared on other albums, but only as single sources, not an entire album dedicated.

No albums dedicated to the Bioshock franchise.

No albums for Jet Set Radio

And certainty no albums, dedicated to Ridge Racer, despite it being one of the top racing franchises.

I picked albums, because for me, these are the deciding factors to how much people care about the franchise, or remix it etc....

Each result might not be a straight cover of a games soundtrack, but a lot of songs, will make an appearance on an album, based on a game so...

What does this mean?

Well Final Fantasy gets love for 2 reasons. First is nostalgia, and second is recognition. Because the games have circulated so much through the years, nobody can escape the wave of Final Fantasy mania.

Is that a bad thing? No it's not, but it does mean that a lot of unknown, or even well known franchises, are lost, because they don't follow the Final Fantasy or Mega Man style of popularity. People will probably know Ridge Racer if you mention it to them, but they probably won't have the energy to remix the score, or remember much of the score (Apart from the loud obnoxious announcer, which is really what folks remember the game for) This is because, the it doesn't follow the melodic approach, but rather the arrangement. 

Final Fantasy, Mario, Mega Man, or even Chrono Trigger are remembered mostly for the melody. Ridge Racer (OST) for me, is remembered through the awesome usages of samples. I only discovered that the babbling in ...Dat Dan Day...A is a sped up popular 90's vocal snippet. It impressed me, because of how it was used. Only me, TheVideoGamer would know that. To others, they probably won't be as bothered (Even those, who love the soundtrack).

Now i mention this, in that Final Fantasy, Mega Man, all have there time devoted to the soundtracks (To where, it's inescapable). Now i love these soundtracks a lot, and i hold them dearly to my heart, however due to it's extreme surge in popularity, i've lost contact, because it overshadows the lesser known, and to some, more impressive scores. Mario is one hell of a nostalgic trip, but if the franchise had just been launched this year, or even today, would it be nostalgic, or have waves of fans praising it's score? Well in my mind, i assume not, but to others, maybe so. This reasoning alone is why i like picking obscure scores, to games, because they just need the love.

Because of competitions like PRC, i've pretty much introduced at least 4-5 people to Vatlva, a game nobody knows about, tagged to a composer, everyone loves (Not enough love as Nobuo Uematsu, but devoted fans nonetheless). Probably one person out of that group, will probably check the OST, and the rest will now appreciate the process into making the score, even if it's not your thing. That's the reason i like PRC and MnP. 

If i stuck with Mario, yes it's awesome, yes it needs it's legacy, but because of how much has been put into remixing the franchise, it's the same old, same old. If you want to do it, go ahead. I'll still be there to remix away, BUT the beauty of competitions like this, is the freedom to pick unknown sources, that people can at least attempt, regardless of how much they know or like it.

Which is why,  i think we should allow people to both, go with franchises, they hold personally to them, and also pick franchises with soundtracks, that more people need to know about.

Thanks for coming to my *holy f*ck this is long* TED Talk.

Long story short, for those who can't be bothered reading my essay.

LESSER KNOWN SOUNDTRACKS NEED THE LOVE TOO, THIS IS WHY I SIGNED UP FOR THESE AMAZING COMPO'S.

(I feel like writing in caps, makes me sound like an asshole lol, but anyways....)

 

Edited by TheVideoGamer

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hoboka,

I voted for the first option (Limit source picks to the pre-2007 era), simply because this is MnP so it's more about production. It's way harder to make better productions of more-recent VGM while staying true to the source.

I wouldn't mind if you limited picks to more popular franchises too. I don't really care on that one either way. You know the data on how much interest each type of source has gotten recently way better than I do.

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