Randar 3

by JohnHassink on 26-12-2010, 15:22
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As announced earlier this week, Wolf intended to release a major rearranging project during Christmas. After a long and tough mixing period, it's finally ready! In this 13 minute piece you'll find the first five main themes from Compile's great (and perhaps underrated) RPG Randar 3, in non-chronological order.

This rearranging project started halfway October already and lasted until halfway November. During an MRC admin meeting, shortly after, the situation regarding a possible English Randar 3 translation was discussed with its translator. Sama, who had already done a fair bit of translation work by then, was still eager to finish this translation. But to get there, extra programming work was required. Luckily, not too long after this meeting, Sama found help in the person of max_iwamoto, and things certainly look bright again for a top quality English Randar 3.

Until this translation is done, this rearrangement could perhaps be a teaser for it, a means to keep the interest high. A tribute to Compile also, a company that made an enormous amount of MSX games with consistent quality in every aspect. Compile may not have gotten the reputation which companies like Konami and Micro Cabin still have... but perhaps Compile is a bit underrated as well?

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Comments (12)

By JohnHassink

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26-12-2010, 21:20

niet saai

By edoz

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26-12-2010, 21:43

Very nice.. question about this.. which music equitment do you use ?.. because everything is so good...

By wolf_

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26-12-2010, 21:46

An ordinary consumer PC.

By mesiasmsx

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26-12-2010, 21:55

Thanks a lot, Wolf, Sama, Max Smile

By Vampier

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27-12-2010, 06:20

Incredible piece Mr Wolf I'm listening to it with my headphones and you really put a lot of work into this one. This one is going to go onto my Wolf greatest hits album on my iphone. Yes compile is underrated with classics like Zanac / Aleste / Golvellius and their disk station games.

By edoz

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27-12-2010, 08:01

"An ordinary consumer PC." That's cool.. but which software Wink ?

By wolf_

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27-12-2010, 10:24

http://www.nashnet.co.uk/english/revisit/
And a bunch o' samples, and FM8 for the odd synth sound here and there.

By ro

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27-12-2010, 11:04

Wolf, concrats. Another great piece of Orchestral msx audio. Full of dynamic, richness and transparancy. love it.
what I don't love is the lack of mastering, you could at least have upped the overall amp. I'm not a fan of hard limmited audio tracks, but having THIS much headroom is just beyond crazy.

next, some MicroCabin tracks perhaps? (like Fray Wink ...)

By wolf_

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27-12-2010, 19:36

Nah.. depends, really. I stick to the classical/OST-style of mixing here. Usually these tracks aren't maxed out flat, leaving some room for that one large bass drum or crescendo that needs a bit o' headroom. I prefer the large difference between quiet and loud sections here.

By ro

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27-12-2010, 20:29

I'm with you on the dynamics part, holmes. I love having full dynamics, no flattening or at least not to much. that doesn't mean you can't use the spare headroom that you have. haven't analyzed it with me tools cuz I trust my ears on this one and I hear room voor improvement. Smile

let's compress it just to make it a hit shall we Tongue

By wolf_

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27-12-2010, 20:57

But the peaks are near 0 dB!

By Sama

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28-12-2010, 02:18

Great song, wolf. It's indeed clearly audible that you put a lot of effort in this rearrangement. I like it very much and it has surely boosted my enthusiasm for the translation project. It's an honor to read that this song could, according to the author, be seen as a teaser for the translation Smile. Thumbs up!