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« Reply #15 on: Nov 10th, 2011, 1:15pm »

Thanks, TurkeyMoose. Did you listen to Hypervelocity Headbang In Zero Gravity? I'd love to receive any and all feedback. I might even take requests for genres and remixes! cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 10th, 2011, 3:34pm »

I listened to the YouTube clip and rather liked it. I'm a liner notes fan, so tell us about what into the song. Did you write it? Who else played on it? What equipment did you use?
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 10th, 2011, 4:17pm »

The YouTube track is called One, Two, Battle! because it's a remix from the Final Fantasy I (1987) en Final Fantasy II (1988) battle themes. They were originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

I did not write it but I did the re-arrangement myself. I tried to get it accepted at OCReMix.org but they said the mix was too muddy. Also, the first part is a bit unoriginal -- it's basically the same as the original. In hindsight, I have to agree with them. So I will have another crack at the track at a later time and call it One, Two, Rematch!. I did like this version so I decided to just keep it anyway.

I made it all on my own using the software program Reason. I bought that program specifically to create my own music. I keep learning but I feel I have a medium grasp on most of its workings now.

All the songs you see on YouTube, Soundcloud, bandcamp and last.fm are made with software sequencers.
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 25th, 2011, 09:18am »

on Nov 10th, 2011, 4:17pm, TheMidnighter wrote:
The YouTube track is called One, Two, Battle! because it's a remix from the Final Fantasy I (1987) en Final Fantasy II (1988) battle themes. They were originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

I did not write it but I did the re-arrangement myself. I tried to get it accepted at OCReMix.org but they said the mix was too muddy.


It works as an analog to this:



The compound missing between the two is your choice of a harsher overall mix, whereas the VII theme balances between a rock aesthetic and a more orchestral mainline; it also has pieces that sound like throwbacks to the SNES-era.

I think that rock/electronic remixes can be incredibly hard to pull off, but I liked what you did overall.

I'm not that familiar with the very early Final Fantasy entries, so I don't really have an embedded idea of what it "should" sound like. Much of the time with FF themes you can pick up on allusions to great composers or works, even if it's an 8-bit bloop, but I don't know if I heard much here. If it has history, it's its own.

I think you could do some interesting work if you looked toward Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania with the same style.

What do you think about Chrono Trigger's soundtrack?

The opening, in particular, is stunning. It has a rough discordance, and breadth, that you could play with to superior result. The style of the game is medieval rock, and the overall style works the most coherently of any of Square's attempts toward anachronistic design.

Look forward to other releases, regardless.
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 26th, 2011, 2:40pm »

Hey Will, thanks for the words.

I look forward to listening to the Chrono Trigger soundtrack. I have it but I do not listen to soundtracks of games I have not played. Chrono Trigger (and Chrono Cross, which I have not played either) is available in the PlayStation Store for Asia and North America but not the European PAL territories. So I will have to wait until it's available for me. I never got hold of the PSX games.

If you want to listen to some remixes of Chrono Trigger's soundtrack, go here. All made by fans, for fun and for free. I will listen to it after I have played the game.

Please, Sony, release Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross for PSN Europe.
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 1st, 2011, 04:43am »

on Nov 26th, 2011, 2:40pm, TheMidnighter wrote:
Hey Will, thanks for the words.


Every once in awhile, I pretend to justify Darwin.

And on the evolution front, I have hope that Gen Y will be a lot more interesting than the postmodern gutter that was (is) Gen X. Postmodernism is fine, but as a gateway to update and reconfigure, not simply recycle.

I'm pretty sure I'm trying to praise or encourage somewhere in there. Pretty sure.

From a pop cultural standpoint -- as opposed to the underground -- there's move back, and forward, in techno/synthpunk/pop from our generation; stuff like minimal techno and digital hardcore have moved in interesting directions over the past decade.

The look of post-punk noir -- urban decay matched to technological excess -- as glamour and culture symbol, never seems to leave post-Blade Runner, but the sound does seem to have been drowned out at times.

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I look forward to listening to the Chrono Trigger soundtrack. I have it but I do not listen to soundtracks of games I have not played.


I can understand that.

Especially in discovering the why within a given track's rhythms and tone.

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Chrono Trigger (and Chrono Cross, which I have not played either) is available in the PlayStation Store for Asia and North America but not the European PAL territories. So I will have to wait until it's available for me. I never got hold of the PSX games.


I remember that they never released Chrono Trigger in Europe on the SNES.

It might be fair to say that Square topped out early with Sony or the Playstation. I bought Chrono Cross in 2000, and I still haven't made it past the first few scenes.

Was it wrecked by brand expectation? Maybe. But without its branding, I can't help suspecting it would have had even less impact.

VII seemed to steal much of it's punch, even as far as the steampunk conceit.

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If you want to listen to some remixes of Chrono Trigger's soundtrack, go here. All made by fans, for fun and for free.


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Please, Sony, release Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross for PSN Europe.


You consider emulation?

http://www.coolrom.com/roms/snes/621/Chrono_Trigger.php
http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/snes/
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