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MnP 124: Magical Starsign - Bena Rikashi


This will help determine remixing games in future MnP.  

4 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you prefer remixing modern games (roughly 2010 and onwards) or are you a classic soundtrack person? (From the 80's to the early 2000's)

    • The Classics (The 80's, the 90's, or the early 2000's)
      4
    • The Moderns (Around 2010 and onwards)
      0


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Compo: MnP (Meat 'n Potatoes)

Congratulations to Wassup Thunder for winning the last round! As a result, he get's to choose this month's MnP source! Here's what he had to say about his pick:

"Here's an obscure tune from my youth! Not many have heard of Magical Starsign, an old RPG on the nintendo DS, but you should hear the track Bena Rikashi, the theme of a bustling city on a wind planet! It's short (only 30 seconds of material), simple, sweet, and gots lots of room for interpretation!" - Wassup Thunder

GAME: Magical Starsign (Nintendo DS)

SOURCE: Bena Rikashi

VIDEO:

Note: The video names the source as Puffoon. Wassup Thunder has told me, this is incorrect. Good to be aware!

Deadline: 26th May @ 1PM

Closing Date: 28th May @ 1PM

Vote Ends: 4th June @ 1PM

MnP ARCHIVE  made by Trism ;)

submit: http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/MnP124

MISSION STATEMENT
The goal of Compo:MnP is to promote that "meat and potatoes" conservative approach to remixing: this includes the mood and composition of source tunes. It is up to the remixer to create their own personalization, or to simply give it a sound upgrade. Moreover, the compo is a great opportunity to hone your remixing skills and give video game music the respect that is due. SOME reinterpretation is recommended, but not required.

MnP Instructions/Guidelines

  1. Source-Picks are limited to the era of gaming 1984-2006.  In other words, Nes/Sega Master to PS2/GC/XBox 1. Still not sure, about this one yet. Gonna do a poll to see what community census thinks, in the future. 
  2. Modifying the Source is fine, so long as it doesn't sound completely separate from its original intent. 
  3. If you're gonna do a genre change, at least make sure the original aspect of the source is not lost.
  4. Tempo changes are fine, as long as it's not a big change. I'm talking like, going from 80bpm to 140bpm. 
  5. Submissions must be at a maximum of 20mb (keeping in step with ThaSauce's file size max), and submitted as a MP3 file.
  6. Only 1 entry per participant. Previous winner cannot participate but can submit a BONUS entry. 
  7. Try to avoid making quality-based comments on submissions until after the Round is concluded.  It is to avoid a Bias in Votes.

MISC/TIPS
- When picking a source tune, make sure it has a MIDI to make people's lives easier.
- In-game sound FX are permitted, so long as they don't comprise the whole track (i.e. replacing entire MIDI tracks with just sfx)

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Heya.

I see there's a general poll up about source picks for MnP. Noticed there's a lack of a "both" or "either" option. I voted the 1st from preference, but TBH I wouldn't mind just vg music across the board, old or new school. As long as it has a MIDI found to work with, I don't think it's a big deal.

Also plenty of songs from games I like that came out after 2010, (from Indie stuff like Blasphemous to mainstream like Dark Souls 3). 

So, fwiw, I think one should be able to choose from any console era provided you can give us a source to work from. :) Cause I know some people here can translate songs to MIDIs fairly easily. Would be kind of a waste not to have the sheer breadth of choice or a change up due to era constraints.

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7 hours ago, The Vodoú Queen said:

Heya.

I see there's a general poll up about source picks for MnP. Noticed there's a lack of a "both" or "either" option. I voted the 1st from preference, but TBH I wouldn't mind just vg music across the board, old or new school. As long as it has a MIDI found to work with, I don't think it's a big deal.

Also plenty of songs from games I like that came out after 2010, (from Indie stuff like Blasphemous to mainstream like Dark Souls 3). 

So, fwiw, I think one should be able to choose from any console era provided you can give us a source to work from. :) Cause I know some people here can translate songs to MIDIs fairly easily. Would be kind of a waste not to have the sheer breadth of choice or a change up due to era constraints.

The whole reason i made this poll, was because i wanted a consensus on whether people preferred remixing older games, or newer games. I didn't add a both, because i'm specifically looking for a preference, rather than a general viewpoint. Currently source picks are limited to the year 2006 and earlier. I'm planning on adjusting this rule, or removing it completely, and as of now, it starts with a Poll.

I'm also going to add a few more adjustments, to encourage people to submit lesser known video games, rather than big name franchises. I say encourage here, it's not a mandatory requirement. Again these are merely trials i'm doing. I can also revert back if things don't work. Updates will appear, throughout the course of the month. Keep an eye out...

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