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

Awesome! I've been kinda busy

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Awesome!
I've been kinda busy with exam week, but I think I'll have time to arrange it now, if you guys are fine with that. But even if everything works out, it will be a tight window.

Also, it would be really helpful to know who's up to it, so I can have an idea of what instrumentation we have available.

Well, there's plenty of guitars, that's for sure.

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Been stuck doing car work

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Been stuck doing car work myself, hopefully have that settled tomorrow, will try and focus on arrangement and recording this week.

Well, the FF Piano

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Well, the FF Piano collections are gonna make the string section easier to write...
Now onto finding a way to transform this into metal...

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Re: Well, the FF Piano

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

why does it have to be metal?

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

Re: Well, the FF Piano

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

No, I mean, it turns into metal.
Starts with just string quartet, then wind trio and cello, then the whole orchestra and the rock band.

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Re: Well, the FF Piano

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

i hear that. i just mean, it's a cover, you can arrange it any way you like. you can take it a different direction.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

Well, orchestral rock is not

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Well, orchestral rock is not only cool but also fitting for our instrumentation (if the string players I contacted don't turn me down XD)

I'll post a preview later so you guys can tell me watcha think.

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So if you want oboe :D and I

acousticcetra

Joined: Jul 27 2013

So if you want oboe :D and I also have alto recorder and tin whistle if needed ;D

Re: So if you want oboe :D and I

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

acousticcetra said

So if you want oboe :D and I also have alto recorder and tin whistle if needed ;D

Oh, definitely needing that obo!

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All right guys and gals...

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

All right guys and gals... This is what I've got so far:

Score
MP3
MIDI

Eeeh... Not terribly imaginative. I'm not feeling very inspired about this, and I don't know how guitar chord voicings work...
Maybe you could help me with some ideas?

P.S: BTW, we still need violinists, a bassist, a drummer and possibly a pianist.

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Sounds GREAT, except the

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

Sounds GREAT, except the drums, too much bass kick, it's not a metal song XD
I also can't wait to hear the next part...
I'm busy with some personal life troubles but i'd be happy to make a small featuring on melodic guitar, or maybe a little solo.

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Well, that section IS metal,

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Well, that section IS metal, but you can't hear the guitars, thanks to Musescore's crappy samples.
Awesome! :D
I'll have to finish arranging it first tho... LET'S SWITCH TO 5th GEAR!

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But i cn do solos and melodic

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

But i cn do solos and melodic guitar but i won't go metal, so if you need someone to make metal riff guitar, won't be me

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Re: Well, that section IS metal,

Lloyde_Sorrow

Joined: May 16 2014

Thecoolestnerdguy said

Well, that section IS metal, but you can't hear the guitars, thanks to Musescore's crappy samples.

I recommend finding a decent soundfont in that case :) If you care to, of course.

Re: Well, that section IS metal,

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

i'd record some metal guitar work for you, but my audio interface is broken. i never do that shit anymore, miss it sometimes.

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-brick road

so hashel, i saw you mention

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

so hashel, i saw you mention elsewhere to someone the idea of being able to record any track and add it as a bonus track? i understand wanting more involvement, but 70+ tracks isn't already enough at this point? i mean, if you managed the entire soundtrack, i just really dont see the point in having bonus tracks that are duplicates of tracks other people already did? if that's possible, what's the point of choosing tracks in the first place? obviously this is just my opinion, but i think it should be left as is. just the complete soundtrack and no additional material. have it be nice and clean like that.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

this album should have no

subversiveasset

Location: Houston, TX

Joined: Jun 01 2015

this album should have no fewer than 3 versions of each song, where one rendition of *every* song must be spoken word.

That will bring true glory to GameTabs/Pixel Mixers community

I just told that to a long

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

I just told that to a long time gametabs user (Srvjimyandkurt) who just came back and want to participate, but all the songs are taken.

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Re: I just told that to a long

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

well there's always the next album?

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

Re: Well, that section IS metal,

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Lloyde_Sorrow said:

I recommend finding a decent soundfont in that case :) If you care to, of course.

Aaaah... not really.
I'll just send the midi to whoever records it.

tiger child said:

i'd record some metal guitar work for you, but my audio interface is broken.

Then what are you waiting for? GO GET A NEW ONE! (throws money at screen)

subversiveasset said:

this album should have no fewer than 3 versions of each song

Agreed!

hashel said:

I just told that to a long time gametabs user (Srvjimyandkurt) who just came back and want to participate, but all the songs are taken.

We still need instrumentists for the big collab... Are they a bassist, a drummer or a violinist, by any chance? Well, actually, some people said they could record guitars for this, but none of them confirmed it, so far...

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He is guitarist and a remixer

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

He is guitarist and a remixer

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Re: Well, that section IS metal,

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

if your money could get through the screen to my hands, i would happily go buy a new one. it's high on the priority list. somewhere between eating and buying a ps4.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

throwing money at people's

subversiveasset

Location: Houston, TX

Joined: Jun 01 2015

throwing money at people's screens in definitely a gutsy move in a world with paypal, patreon, etc., lol

Re: throwing money at people's

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

i just threw two one dollar bills at my screen. i don't think guts had anything to do with it, and the results were...uninteresting, at best. one of them didn't even make it.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

@Tiger_Child - You see in

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

@Tiger_Child - You see in Canada we use coins for ($1, $2) so the result is much more interesting. They can bounce back at you, or even leave marks! I suppose you could miss the screen but you would have to have some questionable throwing skills at that distance.

Shame about your recording interface, I have a Zoom G5 I don't use anymore and am looking to pawn off, if you were close I would have sold it to you for dirt cheap. lol

Re: @Tiger_Child - You see in

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

i suppose if i threw a handful of quarters at my screen it would be a little more of an adventure.

i'll get an interface again at some point here. i can only work all digitally for so long before it makes me start to feel claustrophobic.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

I suppose throwing Canadian

subversiveasset

Location: Houston, TX

Joined: Jun 01 2015

I suppose throwing Canadian $1 coins at a screen would be

*puts on sunglasses*

loon(y)/(ie)

Oh Sub that just made my day,

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Oh Sub that just made my day, gold star for you sir.

If someone drops out or

srvjimiandkurt

Joined: Aug 09 2010

If someone drops out or something needs to be done last minute, I'd love to record something, but I don't want to add anything to mess up the idea of the album. I don't mind waiting until the next Final Fantasy album.

I don't mind sitting out of

0ZeroDL

Joined: Jan 25 2014

I don't mind sitting out of this one. I initially volunteered to add some guitars, but this way I can finish up some of my other projects that I've been putting off. I'd still like to help out with mixing/mastering the collab if you guys want

srvvjimiandkurt, i sent you a

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

srvvjimiandkurt, i sent you a PM, the guy working on "The Successor" won't have the time to do it, wanna do it ?

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All right, I think I'm done

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

All right, I think I'm done with this...

I know, I know... it's short... it's... not that epic, but we only have 5 freaking days!

Whatcha think

Score
MP3
MIDI

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What y'all

srvjimiandkurt

Joined: Aug 09 2010

What y'all think?

https://soundcloud.com/waldropcv11/the-successor

I gave it a trap beat, cuz the rhythm makes me think of time bending, plus trap beats are fun and cool.

i like it :D give me a .wav

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

i like it :D
give me a .wav whenever you are rdy ^^

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Re: All right, I think I'm done

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

is this is the arrangement of the cover of the 13 minute track at the end of the soundtrack? the one with singing and everything?

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

nice! :) Will you also do

acousticcetra

Joined: Jul 27 2013

nice! :) Will you also do something with the credits after that and the last scene? Or will you keep it at that? :)

Re: All right, I think I'm done

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

tiger child said

is this is the arrangement of the cover of the 13 minute track at the end of the soundtrack? the one with singing and everything?

It's a cover of the second part of the 13 minute long thing, without the singing part. Lauren got that one.

nice! :) Will you also do something with the credits after that and the last scene? Or will you keep it at that? :)

I definitely could, and I surely want to, but we only have five days left... I'm really more worried about getting this done than making it sound awesome.

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do we really only have 5

subversiveasset

Location: Houston, TX

Joined: Jun 01 2015

do we really only have 5 days? I thought the 9/15 deadline was before it was the full FF8 album?

No, the deadline was the 1st

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

No, the deadline was the 1st of September before that.

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Re: No, the deadline was the 1st

Hekdar Thunderfist

Joined: Jun 15 2015

Do you have anyone confirmed to records the guitars on this yet?

ahah. whoops

subversiveasset

Location: Houston, TX

Joined: Jun 01 2015

ahah.

whoops

Nope, I don't. Shall you be

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Nope, I don't.
Shall you be the one Hekdar?

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I've just had a check and I'm

Hekdar Thunderfist

Joined: Jun 15 2015

I've just had a check and I'm not going to have any time to do this I've got a 12 hour shifts every day through to Wednesday. If the deadline gets extended again I can try and put some time into it next week but I won't be able to get this done.
Sorry man.
I did try getting it sorted tonight as I thought I had a few hours but it turned out I only had 20 mins so haven't fully learnt it yet. Like I said if it gets extended and you still need me let me know

Yeah, sure man... Given the

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Yeah, sure man...

Given the short notice nature of this, I won't be surprised by things not working out exactly the way we want them to do :P

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So, I just made a Google

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

So, I just made a Google Drive Folder with all the stuff one might need to record a part for this.
Have fun while I desperately try to find more musicians...

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I'm still alive. I hear

KGS

Joined: Jul 31 2015

I'm still alive. I hear something about the deadline being moved to the 15th. Is this accurate?

I'm pretty much done with my arrangement of Lunatic Pandora. It needs some fixes.

I'm also signed up on another song, but it seems I will not be able to handle that one. Other things have turned up (my thesis).

what if the 15th deadline is

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

what if the 15th deadline is not a real deadline cause we NEED to have all the tracks, can you do it before the end of the month?

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That's likely. I'll be done

KGS

Joined: Jul 31 2015

That's likely. I'll be done with Lunatic Pandora over the weekend, then I'll get back to you.

Wait, you're saying I can

Thecoolestnerdguy

Joined: May 27 2015

Wait, you're saying I can actually make a friggin epic orchestral medley and completely ignore the deadline??!

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Well within reason you could

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Well within reason you could probably take another week if you wanted, I'm just going to keep telling myself its due next week or else I will just put it off even longer. lol