Greetings from the Music Box!
Heylas! Yesterday, I had a chance to take a listen to one of the best Square remixes CD. "Project Majestic Mix" is an in-development CD that will be out around December. The CD boasts rock, techno, and classical remixes of your fav songs and over seventy minutes of music. Stephen Kennedy, PMM's musician and director, let me have a listen to two songs from the CD. The first of this was "Anxious Angel", a remix of "Anxious Heart" from Final Fantasy 7, which amazed me. Stephen was nice enough to give RPGamer a demo of this song. Here is the demo. The other song I got to listen to was "Forever Rachel". This powerful song boasted orchestration with a vocal duet (Rachel and Locke, of course.). The song is just too lovely to put into words and it was only a beta copy! I myself am anxiously awaiting this CD. No RPG fan should go without it. What is also neat about this CD is that it's cheaper than most remix CDs. "More bang for your buck" as Stephen puts it. It features 14 tracks with various secret songs. I am very impressed with this CD, and I know you all will be too.
The project needs help however. Here is his site: PMM's Official Website. Will it come out? Of course! However, It needs donations. If you send in donations of 20 dollars or more, you get the gold version of the CD which includes tons of goodies. Such as: 20-30 minutes of music that isn't on the normal version, collectable cards and get your name in the CD booklet. There will be 1000 copies of the limited edition gold CD. I'm donating 50 dollars currently and more as I get some more money. This is a great CD, so everyone should pitch in. Even 1 dollar would help. Is that too much to ask? :)
I'm sure you have questions such as the legality of this CD. Does Square or Nobou Uematsu know about this? Yes. Nobou himself listened to the CD and gave it approval. On a tangent, a deal may go through that Nobou gets to sign the copies of the gold CDs. What if the CDs somehow never get off the ground and the project is canceled? Will I get my money back? If there is some unforseen reason that the project is canceled, you will get your money back. Does my donation go towards buying the CD as well? No. Thats why it's called a donation. Donated out of the goodness of your heart I'll have more news about the CD with cover pics, track listing, and more tommorrow. Or you can just go to the site and look for yourself :P
Anyways, for the music today: Short 8 song update. Take a look at The Spreaded Wings of the Dragon. Nice remix to FFV's "The Dragon Spreads it's wings". Makkuro strikes with a lot of midis today. I'm still working on reorganizing the site. Take a look at Final Fantasy III's MIDI and Digital Music pages! Glad to help out where I can.
As I said in the last updates, I need everyone who's MIDIs are posted on RPGamer to e-mail me which of their songs are posted, so that I may put proper credit. Digital Music as well is needed, but if your digital music song has your credit in the song, there is no need.
In my last three updates, I also said how I was reorganizing all the sections on RPGamer. For music, It has been much appreciated that people send me broken links, ect ect. For the next month, however, I would appreciate that no Final Fantasy, Seiken Denesetu, or Saga series mislinks be sent. I am in the process of reorganizing those now so it isn't nessicary.
Competitions: X5 was great, everyone go check out the entries! The link is at the bottom, or take the side bar collumn. CRC-2 is up next, I hope to see lots of entries! ***You need these samples to do the song:
Here. A lot of you have been asking why competitions don't allow midis. Well, it has to do with the grading. I'm not too sure about it all myself, I don't hold the competitions except that aweful failed GIC ones. I may start an RPGamer-exclusive competition that allows midis. Any ideas on how to grade them?
Lyrics: Eyes on Me, Love Will Grow, and Prelude added! More today as the day progresses.
Soundtracks: Soon... Soon.... :)
Tabs: None today because I lost the two prelude ones submitted and there is nothing else. Send send send! .
Wanted List: I decided to just go for games instead of specific songs. Thats how most of the requests come, anyways.
Well, as far as submitting goes, I want to see more remixes/enhancements. Don't take this as "Don't send the osv's!". Just I'd like to see more of the latter. As always, no conversions/mp3s/recordings allowed... I'd like everyone to put the filename of the song they are sending in their e-mail, it helps me out a lot. Also I would appreciate in the e-mail itself you put the following information:
Your name that you want on the page:
When you sent it:
This will help me out bunches, thanks.
I'd like to hear some more comments/suggestions. Send them, I won't kill you for negative ones. I will say one thing though, if I make an error here or there, please don't kill me. I had one guy who went in the RPGamer irc channel and badmouth me with me and my friends there for not putting his requested name. Ah thanks lots to everyone n such.