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MnP 124: Magical Starsign - Bena Rikashi


This will help determine remixing games in future MnP.  

8 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)
      8
    • 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: 6th 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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Welcome to the Voting Stage!

  • There are 4 entries this round.
  • There is 1 Bonus entry(s) this round
  • There IS a voter bonus this round!
  • Wassup Thunder has a vote worth 2x. 
  • When Voting, if possible, avoid granting 1:1 covers top spot.  MnP requires a bit of remixage after all.  
  • Don't vote for Bonus entries please. 
  • Do let me know if you have problems voting, and we can sort something out.
  • Try and not make any comments about each entrant until after voting has concluded. Thanks!
  • Participants may not vote for themselves.  

Vote ends 6th June 1PM.  

Vote here: http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/MnP124

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Hey guys,

I'll be getting to doing the critiques later on tonight, depending on how the evening goes.

But I also figured I should answer something:

@TheVideoGamer

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"This is hip-hop? To me this feels more like a breakbeat/house thing. I assume because you are adding a rap accapella, you think it's hip-hop, i don't know it sounds lovely anyways."

AFAIK, FWIW, "Hip-Hop" is basically an umbrella term for a type of music, what I'd call the 'supergenre'. Breakbeat, Trip-Hop, some form of House, etc, I'd call 'sub-genres', that fall under the umbrella of Hip-Hop or Rap. Guess it just depends on what elements are emphasized in the song and "stand out" that gives it differing aspects to conform to one sub-genre or the other. IDK, you could argue it one way or another, cause it's somewhat subjective, but yeah--I realize and am aware that the song came out more like a House track than straight-up classic Hip-Hop. I wasn't trying to go for heavier elements like Old Skool (ex. the song "Jump" by Kris Kross), with the whiny, string-sound synth / arp and deep 808 bass 'boom-boom', lol. Song has too much percussion play, so yeah, it probably does err more on Breakbeat, like it's comin' straight outta Jet-Set Radio--but I did say that the genre was also Trip-Hop / Rap. "Adding a rap acapella" to it had nothing to do with my determination of its genre.

Not saying any of this to slap down your comment, or be like "you're wrong", but for clarification. ^_^; Not pulling the "I'm Black so haha I know better" card either, (even though I am African-American and female, if people weren't aware.) Am always willing to learn more about music, but I did kinda grow up with this stuff (Rap and Hip-Hop, I mean)... xD My folks played "Straight Outta' Compton" (N.W.A.) as much as "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne) or "So What" (Miles Davis)...so I guess take it as whatever. Mostly (with) a grain of salt. xP

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Also, VG, thank you for the kind comments and constructive criticisms about my song as well. :)
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Results

  • In 1st place with 15 points: Souperion
  • In 2nd place with 11 points: TheVodouQueen
  • And the last place hero with 10 points: TheVideoGamer
  • Wassup Thunder created a bonus mix.

Souperion please PM me with your source pick for Round 125. Ideally for next week. (Roughly the 1th of June)

Congrats to everyone who participated, you peeps did great! 

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Welp, looks like i'm the last place hero lol, well done all! Also keep an eye out for updates, in regards to the poll! Congrats to all of you!

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2 hours ago, The Vodoú Queen said:

Hey guys,

I'll be getting to doing the critiques later on tonight, depending on how the evening goes.

But I also figured I should answer something:

@TheVideoGamer

AFAIK, FWIW, "Hip-Hop" is basically an umbrella term for a type of music, what I'd call the 'supergenre'. Breakbeat, Trip-Hop, some form of House, etc, I'd call 'sub-genres', that fall under the umbrella of Hip-Hop or Rap. Guess it just depends on what elements are emphasized in the song and "stand out" that gives it differing aspects to conform to one sub-genre or the other. IDK, you could argue it one way or another, cause it's somewhat subjective, but yeah--I realize and am aware that the song came out more like a House track than straight-up classic Hip-Hop. I wasn't trying to go for heavier elements like Old Skool (ex. the song "Jump" by Kris Kross), with the whiny, string-sound synth / arp and deep 808 bass 'boom-boom', lol. Song has too much percussion play, so yeah, it probably does err more on Breakbeat, like it's comin' straight outta Jet-Set Radio--but I did say that the genre was also Trip-Hop / Rap. "Adding a rap acapella" to it had nothing to do with my determination of its genre.

Not saying any of this to slap down your comment, or be like "you're wrong", but for clarification. ^_^; Not pulling the "I'm Black so haha I know better" card either, (even though I am African-American and female, if people weren't aware.) Am always willing to learn more about music, but I did kinda grow up with this stuff (Rap and Hip-Hop, I mean)... xD My folks played "Straight Outta' Compton" (N.W.A.) as much as "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne) or "So What" (Miles Davis)...so I guess take it as whatever. Mostly (with) a grain of salt. xP

Yeah, what stuck out to me, was how fast it was, and that made me confused. Thanks for clearing it up for me! I'm used to hip-hop going between 70bpm to 120 bpm, and this felt like 130-140bpm. (Well ok, trap music is 140-180, but i often feel it as 70-90bpm because of the way the patterns are structured. Also this felt like a breakbeat, so that might have been why i was a bit confused.). Again this doesn't make it bad, it just felt fast to me, so i wanted to get some clarification. Also i do listen to a fair bit of hip-hop, so i am familiar with the tracks linked. 

Update: I think there is a spelling mistake that might have trigged the confusion. You've listed it as Trap-hop, and i assume you mean Trip-Hop, unless i am wrong. All in all, i still think you did a great job on yours! It's all good.

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Yeah, sorry... I guess in hindsight it's a bit of everything, huh. Has a bit of Trap, and a bit of Trip-Hop. ...So now I'm unsure what to even call it, haha.

It's ok. Now I understand what you meant. It is a bit fast for Hip-Hop (132 bpm I listed it as.) So yeah you're probably right, it may be more-so House or Trap with Rap elements than anything. I would guess the heavy use of sampling plus the vinyl DJ scratching and breaks made it real Breakbeat-y. Oh well, was kind of me playing around with a lot of different aspects of the said genres, so it's a chimera. Haha.

There's never anything wrong with asking. XD Thanks again for the props, and it's always good getting to know minds of like music tastes and knowledge. :3

Congrats Soup. :)

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