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Gametabs Album #5: Final Fantasy VIII [3 unfinished songs remaining] - page 2

Haha yeah I understand! Do

ShaKe Elite

Joined: Jun 15 2015

Haha yeah I understand! Do you want me to just for the purpose of the album?? Do you have mastering software??

well, for the album's sake

Jaime From Hyrule

Jimbo Uribe

Location: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Joined: Jun 21 2015

well, for the album's sake xD
I use Reaper, doe that count? D:

Okay and no Reaper is a DAW.

ShaKe Elite

Joined: Jun 15 2015

Okay and no Reaper is a DAW. To master you need certain plugins to do it. iZotope Ozone is the best for mastering but it's really expensive. There are free plugins for mastering I use to use, if your interested I could give them to you

You don't actually need

Deiselc

Deiselc

Joined: Mar 20 2012

You don't actually need dedicated mastering software to master a song. Izotope Ozone is just a combination of a number of different effects into one plugin, similar to how a channel strip works.
If you look at the effects individually as separate plugins or imagine you are using a rack of outboard effects, you can just add plugins onto the master track in the same order as the mastering software would.

Start with some subtle EQ and maybe emulate tape or tube saturation, then some compression, multiband can be good to tame specific frequency's but a regular stock compressor plugin will work. Then if there's anything else you want to add like stereo widening, delay/reverb, and finally a limiter to raise the volume. This can all be done on stock plugins that come with a DAW.

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Deiselc

I'm back :D

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

I'm back :D

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Re: well, for the album's sake

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Jaime From Hyrule said

well, for the album's sake xD
I use Reaper, doe that count? D:

Reaper has plenty of tools to help mix and master, using the EQ and Compressor properly will make a huge difference on your sound and overall quality.

Here's a good tutorial to get you started:
Jules7X Recording Tutorial

https://www.mediafire.com/?of

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

https://www.mediafire.com/?ofe9r5iiwi9ntbu

Hey guys, I saw the posting for tracks for the final fantasy 8 album. Here is my track for Starting up.

Cheers
Steve

Amazing work man this is

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Amazing work man this is really good :)

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Cheers man, that's really

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

Cheers man, that's really nice of you to say :-)

Erm I kinda went mad and made

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

Erm I kinda went mad and made another one for Junction - https://www.mediafire.com/?chb0sva8jaeq6s2

XD

Hey man this is cool too

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Hey man this is cool too :D
Can i have a .wav file please ?

For everyone: sorry i'm having some tough time and i'm not in the mood for taking care of everything, but don't worry i'll be back soon !

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https://www.mediafire.com/?w3

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

https://www.mediafire.com/?w3z8oi6xtddch2l

sorry :)

https://www.mediafire.com/?w3

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

https://www.mediafire.com/?w3z8oi6xtddch2l

sorry :)

Premonition Almost Done :)

Strings805

Joined: Feb 20 2015

Hey everyone, just wanted to give everyone an update. There's like a million parts to Premonition, several little melodies that go either slip the radar in the original recording, or just don't seem practical to play on guitar, but I've been diligently mixing and re-recording to get it to sound just right lol. So, it's coming; still in pre-pro, but it'll be done within the next 2 weeks at most :D

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Nice to hear man :D

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Nice to hear man :D

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Hey, I think I'm going to try

Jacoby

Joined: Apr 29 2015

Hey, I think I'm going to try to do Rivals on disc 2. I made a bit of a rough draft on Guitar Pro first before I try to record it

http://www.mediafire.com/download/c6iif2r6zl2av0p/Rivals.zip

I'm not sure if I should do anything else with it and/or stick with just one style instead of switching in the middle so tell me what you guys think

If you do not plan to make a

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

If you do not plan to make a solo or something it's better to switch style in the middle or the song will be too repetitive. Or you can just do half ^^ Up to you =)

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Finally finished don't be

ShaKe Elite

Joined: Jun 15 2015

Finally finished don't be affraid!! :D

http://www.mediafire.com/download/zg6fg35p8vk1w2s/Final_Fantasy_VIII_Don...

Well done :DI just think

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Well done :D
I just think i'll EQ it a bit cause there are too much high ends but ti's a solid enter ^^
I THINK WE GOT ENOUGH SONGS TO MAKE A 1ST TRAILER :D

TRAILER 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alGiCuRJN_k
Also guys, be careful with your mix, some are too loud and it makes clipping and some has too much high ends ^^

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Alright :D the only thing is

ShaKe Elite

Joined: Jun 15 2015

Alright :D the only thing is this one took way to quick to mix for some reason, idk why but it felt weird, and I think I went a bit too loud on it haha, but in my defense I had to mix it on a new DAW because mixcraft was beng stupid lol.

Heresy Finished?

zaglamir

Joined: Jul 29 2015

Hi folks,

So, I think I've made a first pass at a "final version" of Heresy. Please feel free to comment/critique/whatever. Especially if there is something wrong with mixing/mastering, which I'm still learning a lot about (this is only my 3rd time using EQ/compression!) I tried to spice up the song a lot since the original is sort of repetitive. If it's too loud or if you notice clipping that I don't, please let me know Hashel. It doesn't sound like there are any live instruments, but I played most of it on a keyboard into MIDI then worked from there.

Cheers,
Zach

https://www.mediafire.com/?hc79i85446dng46

No clipping problem and i

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

No clipping problem and i like the beat you added, the arrangement is nice :D
The only thing i liked a little bit less is the vst you used for the melody around 0m50 and 2m10 but it's really subjective!
You did a nice job =)
Thanks for entering ^^
There are other songs free if you wanna do one more :)

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Re: No clipping problem and i

zaglamir

Joined: Jul 29 2015

Thanks! Glad it is acceptable. I struggled on what VST to choose. What I naturally wanted was something a bit more "electric" but that doesn't fit the "organ" theme, so I went with the harpsichord since it is more medieval and I thought could fit better. I appreciate the feedback.

I don't think I can do anymore right now. I'm getting ready to start work on another track and I don't think I can handle more than one at a time right now. If I get done really quickly with the other, I might come back and pick another track.

Cheers,
Zach

Here is my 1st individual

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Here is my 1st individual enter: https://hashel05.bandcamp.com/track/final-fantasy-8-intruders
This is maybe not the final version, i'm waiting for some advices about the mix ^^

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What about i remove the

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

What about i remove the deadline and just release the album when we'll cover the FULL OST?
I'm maybe a bit mad ;_;

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Hohohoooo... Now that sounds

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Hohohoooo...

Now that sounds like a cool idea! But I fear that, without a deadline, this project will be dragged on, which is generally what happens when doing something deadlinelessly, both because of procrastination and perfectionism.

So, maybe extending the deadline would be a better idea?

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As the new guy, I don't think

zaglamir

Joined: Jul 29 2015

As the new guy, I don't think my opinion matters much... but I'd say the same as TCNG, no deadline = no finished project. At least in my experience.

Yep, so deadlines but maybe

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Yep, so deadlines but maybe with extensions, i love idea of doing the full OST but people have to do their entries and i have to motivate them to do the "not loved tracks" ^^

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Well whatever people don't

sharprainmusic

Location: Manchester, UK

Joined: Jul 06 2015

Well whatever people don't want to do I don't mind having a go at but it wont be a varied turn out :-(

It seems a rock and hard place type of thing.

So i've sent messages to a

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

So i've sent messages to a bit everyone to remember them their songs, i just have no clue who is this Archyras anymore xD
He is supposed to do Fragment of Memories, hope he hasn't forget and will join me soon X)

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Hey guys. First post here. I

NESRomancer

Joined: Jul 31 2015

Hey guys. First post here. I am the guy that went straight for Force Your Way. I've recorded pretty much all of if apart from some minor fixes that need to be done, but I'll definitely have it finished before the deadline. If a week or two passes and there's still a few "unwanted" tracks left to do, I can have a go at those too.

Looking forward to what you guys come up with, and glad to be a member of the community, you all seem awesome here and of what I've seen on YouTube (for those who are on there).

Hashel sent me over. Good guy!

Welcome aboard :D I will do 3

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Welcome aboard :D
I will do 3 little tracks, maybe a small medley with Galbadia, Unrest & Jailed.
If somebody want one of those, tell me, quickly :p

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To complete the disc 1, can I

SlashBib

Location: Lille (France)

Joined: Apr 08 2014

To complete the disc 1, can I take "Dead End" ? =)

Yeeeees :D

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Yeeeees :D

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Not sure if I'm posting in the right place

KGS

Joined: Jul 31 2015

I want to participate in the FF8 album thing. It was Hyde209 who pointed me in your direction.

I am working on a remix of Lunatic Pandora. I have already written about 1 minute of the arrangement so I would really love to finish it. I see on the register someone has it written as "suggested" so I'm a bit worried.

Anyone have any FFVIII

zaglamir

Joined: Jul 29 2015

Anyone have any FFVIII footage? I didn't video myself playing the parts for this and don't have the will to go back and do it. Would love to have some footage to throw up behind it. I've contacted a few LPers, but haven't heard back from anyone.

Hi KGS ! Welcome here, do you

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Hi KGS !
Welcome here, do you have a youtube channel or soundcloud ? =)
Yeah sombody told me he'd like to do it IF he has the time, but as he is working on an other song right now i can give you lunatic pandora, that's totally cool :)
Are you in ?

Zaglamir, just rip random footage video on youtube with atube-catcher =)

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I thought about doing that...

zaglamir

Joined: Jul 29 2015

I thought about doing that... but it's technically illegal, so I thought maybe not the best idea. I guess I'll just do it and link the channel.

Hashel: Yeah sure! I'll link

KGS

Joined: Jul 31 2015

Hashel: Yeah sure! I'll link you my soundcloud though I warn you that it contains mainly chiptunes and this remix will not be a chiptune remix :)

I'll link both my soundcloud and the one song I have there that isn't a chiptune. My arrangement of Jenova Absolute from Final Fantasy 7. You can get a better feel for my style, though my Lunatic Pandora remix is far more electronic in the sound.

https://soundcloud.com/thekgs
https://soundcloud.com/thekgs/kgs-arrangement-jenova-1

I like it ! Welcome aboard

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

I like it !
Welcome aboard man ^^

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Excellent! :D Also I approve

KGS

Joined: Jul 31 2015

Excellent! :D

Also I approve of the idea to postpone the soundtrack until we have the whole thing. Some of the remaining tracks are really hard to work with and I assume it will take some time to actually find people willing to work with them. All the fun tracks have been picked already...

If it comes to it I can also volunteer for remixing of Ouverture, but I need to finish Lunatic Pandora first.

Oh Ouverture is yours as soon

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Oh Ouverture is yours as soon as you finish Lunatic Pandora :D

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As there is no real deadline

Hekdar Thunderfist

Joined: Jun 15 2015

As there is no real deadline now I could probably do a second song. Put me down for ride on please.

And ride on is for ya ! :D

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

And ride on is for ya ! :D

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I think this is the right place to post it?

KainWhite

Joined: Jun 07 2015

Hey, I finally finished it. Hope this is okay, and the wav download is in the description. :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFaMicqEAo8

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Great work man, thanks you =)

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Great work man, thanks you =)
Give that disc 3 some love too guys xD

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Well. I i said to hashel,

andersongs87

Joined: Oct 07 2014

Well. I i said to hashel, this is the hardest cover i did! The riffs are easy, the difficult on this cover is how not ruin this... because this is a delicate song to work...

I do my better... this is not the best cover on the galaxy...but i try my better...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm3A9VFYkUQ

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Premonition

Strings805

Joined: Feb 20 2015

Ok everyone, all of the parts for my cover of Premonition are finally finished. I'm not done mixing it, as you'll hear, but all of the parts are in place, and I figured since we're only 19 days from the deadline ya'll would want to hear it lol. Any advice regarding EQ'ing it is much appreciated, but I also hope you guys like what you hear, composition and playing wise :D

http://www.mediafire.com/listen/bczzg2bim7qdph2/FFVIII_Premonition_Video...

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Ooooh yes i like it :) I'm

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Ooooh yes i like it :)
I'm not a mix expert ^^'
But i'm excited to hear it finished ^^
Just some imprecision around 2.20 but it's not a big deal if you can't improve it.
Love that lead around 3minutes till the end too =)

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