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By erikd

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29-01-2007, 17:38

I see your point. I'm not saying I'm hearing *only* harmonies, but it's quicker for me to analyze them from the whole thing instead of separated channels but of course your milage may vary.
And then again, I'm not really into making 1:1 copies so there's probably a difference there too.
So what if the original's voicing of a harmony can be improved (always a matter of taste of course), would you go for the improved voicing or always stick with the original? For example I can imagine the original composer went through some hoops to squeeze his ideas in the limited amount of available voices.

By wolf_

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29-01-2007, 18:03

I try to stick to the fundamentals of a tune. And if something 's added then they function as decoration without changing the fundamentals.. for example in Dragonslayer 6 I stuck to the original notes, but in the end the project I was multi-tracking had over 30 (audio-)tracks with many layers 'n little details. DS6 was clearly a tune based on 9 channels, Metal Gear 1 then again was based on 3 channels. As far as I'm concerned this MG1 tune is again quite close to the original, not extremely different, just more meat and more whipped cream. ^_^

By erikd

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30-01-2007, 21:26

Ok, I can see your point. I haven't done any computer music remakes, so I guess I can't judge what features are useful and which aren't. The last couple years I've mostly done just my own music, playing live instruments, a bit of sequencing and working with singers and rappers. I suppose that's a whole different way of working Smile

Those tracks sound truly awesome, btw Cool

By wolf_

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30-01-2007, 21:30

More in the download database :hannibal:

By erikd

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30-01-2007, 21:38

Yeah, listened to all of them already. And enjoyed Smile

By wolf_

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30-01-2007, 21:41

Cool Hannibal
Perhaps you should try a remake once, to get the idea of the process..

By erikd

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30-01-2007, 23:40

Nah Smile. I don't have as much time as I would like to spend on just my own music as it is Crying
But I think I get the picture.

By Low_Profile

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31-01-2007, 18:37

I think the steady stream of remakes slowed down the same way activity on msx.org started to decline. Only a few regulars left, and forum activity just isn't what it used to be. (I've slowed down to about 1 post a month myself, so i'm partly to blame too) Tongue

I like doing remakes of old stuff, but if i put a lot of effort in it I want many people to hear it. It's just way less 'satisfying' if only about 12 users actually download it Smile

I'm still remaking songs though... just haven't released anything for a long time.

By wolf_

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31-01-2007, 19:37

Mhoa, dunno. I can't speak for others, but in my case I got busier the last few years in such a way that I really like to do something else than composing when done with that. Additionally I moved a bit towards gamedev'ing. Also technical issues kept me from doing new remakes (MG1 was done using 8 projects in parallel, quite a hackjob I didn't want to repeat), since my new PC+software I'm using since summer I don't really have these issues anymore. So, what's left is the way I can retrieve notes from games, I'm not going to spend hours and days worth o' diskwriting or otherwise analysing hundreds of tunes.

However, a bright note to share: I re-arranged that RNFF intro/title-tune, some weeks ago.. need to finish it. Also, I was already working on a new large-scale rearrange, which will prolly be my most ambitious remake sofar, but I stumbled upon some technical limits of my *new* system already.. quite a bummer. Evil (RAM limits due win32, so I'll redo it, in a slightly different way)

As for MRC activity, snout and I discussed some trends in the scene last sunday @ MSXCG and a few things are better to be changed. Yet we still expect quite a boost later this year when the White Stork comes flying in our OCM's.. Tongue

By snout

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31-01-2007, 21:45

Besides, Low_Profile, aren't you a tad negative? Our visitor count is increasing and increasing (10%+ in January 2k7 compared to last year alone already), newsposts going steady... during the past 30 days alone more than 180 different people posted news, reactions and forum posts... and as for music remakes: Wolf_'s recently released mp3 remakes in the MRC db are being downloaded very often. His Metal Gear 1 remake tops the overall download charts with close to 1,000 downloads. That's unique downloads, not Wolf_ frantically hitting the F5 button I might add. So lack of audience is certainly not an issue.

We're only experiencing less flame wars these days. That's the kind of activity I can easily go without. If that means it'll take 17/18 months to get 25,000 forum posts than 12/13... so be it Tongue

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