Several new developments in my life, not that any of them have any pertenance to my contributions to RPGamer:
My love life has picked up a lot. My best friend's dad passed away earlier today. I discovered the joy and frugality of checking CDs out of the school library and ripping them onto my computer.
I'm not in a particularly good enough mood to do what I was planning on doing for this update, so hopefully things will be well enough for me to actually do it. I can summarize what I want to say, though.
I'm concerned that our readership (specifically those who wish to contribute to the Sound Test) are apprehensive about sending in music, or perhaps more likely, making music to send. A simple suggestion: start small. Work with MIDI or, for the slightly more ambitious novice, digital trackers and whatnot. Next time, I'll be a little more elaborate on stuff like that.
If no one caught the message I left on the boards about losing email between 10:00 EST Sunday and 10:00 EST Monday, I lost email between 10:00 EST Sunday and 10:00 EST Monday. If you sent me something that I didn't upload, resend it. Pretty please.
I was a little reluctant to do another battle theme, but I really love the original piece, so here it is. :P There's a strong guitar drive in the song, backed and carried along with a loud orchestra, mostly frantic strings. Not too much to add about it, other than enjoy!
The mix starts off with a simple piano lead, but I added a heavy echo to it to make it sound a little surreal. When the rest of the mix kicks in, it's wind-led with strings backing, most noticeable is the harp. A simple percussion carries it through, and it ends with a piano and pseudo vocal. It's a fairly short piece, so there's not much to add.
My very first offical song! I started this remix after listening through the whole FF VI OST and loving this one the most. I thought that no one remixed this until I did some digging around and realized MANY people have remixed this, including a recent submission here on this site. All the remixes follow very, very closely to the original, with some instument changes, though mine is a bit more experimental, I guess.
This is Techno/Trance influenced, as will most of my works will probably be, and is oddly upbeat. I wasn't able to do the final mastering that I wanted to do with this song due to, well, not having the program around, but hopefully future endeavors will have higher quality. I hope you all enjoy this and comments of all sorts are accepted.
This is a pretty pensive, mellow-chill remix of 'A Deus.' I translated the song over to 4/4 time on an oboe, and dropped a continuo harp line and analog bassline underneath to give the song a pulse. A flute in the B-section added some texture, and I rounded the whole thing out with some filtered out industrial percussion. Not what you'd expect from an 'A Deus' mix , but I think it came out nicely.