Old 12-17-2019, 01:24 PM   #21
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:11 PM   #22
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New file in the first post! More holiday cheer! It's a fun and jazzy little song by OSTER Project! I decided to start dabbling in designing backgrounds and banners and I'm going for a very simple, but effective look. Have fun and happy holidays!
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Old 03-7-2020, 04:50 PM   #23
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New bump, new file in the first post! War of Worlds by Warmen! Enjoy!
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New bump, new file in the first post! War of Worlds by Warmen! Enjoy!
downloading now!
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Old 03-8-2020, 01:18 PM   #25
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Old 03-9-2020, 12:08 AM   #26
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I wish I had etterna at home, computer borked. Love your files though mang
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:42 PM   #27
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Posted a new file in the first post! Kind by Plini! Here are some general thoughts about the file and the tedious process working on it.

This is a surprisingly complex song, with many layers that are independent of one another. In terms of layering, I had to make a few decisions on what I wanted to emphasize from section to section. I wanted to show off some of the unique rhythms that appear throughout, so in many sections I would follow a few key themes. One example would be the first entrance of the solo guitar. In that section, I stepped the guitar part, but then decided to only layer the bass line and the big snare hits. Had I layered the rim shots and the hi hat, it would have left a very dull and uninteresting pattern with very little variation to it. While I still went for maintaining rhythmic structure throughout, I was really interested in bringing out some of the cooler rhythms, and I think I was able to do that rather effectively.
Another challenging aspect was trying to make cool and interesting holds without going completely overboard on the holds. An aspect of my early files were that I would usually layer in holds in the guitar and keyboard solos as well as crash cymbals, which is fine, but doesn't particularly add anything to the file, especially when it came to putting holds on the crash cymbals. So I decided to give a little variation to it and layered in holds on some of the interesting color chords presented throughout the song. I think they're pretty cool and gives a nice contrast to things.
I hope everyone enjoys the song! I had a really good time working on this one, albeit it was a very tedious project that I took a little too long to work on.

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Old 05-17-2020, 10:40 PM   #28
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Kind has one of the most perfect split jump usage i've seen in forever. they feel so natural to hit and compliment the song so well.

the climactic sections are also beautifully crafted to the point of not being too hard but matching the rising atmosphere

personal 9.5/10 from me!
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:58 PM   #29
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New file out now in the first post! A remaster of one of my older releases! Stream of Consciousness by Dream Theater! A huge thanks goes out to Mollocephalus for the beautiful background and banner. It ties the whole chart together nicely!

So I charted this for the Community Keyboard Megapack Volume 4 back in 2010 when I wasn't as experienced with DDReam studios and was an absolute melon when it came to charting something as difficult as a Dream Theater song, let alone this song. I had some general goals for this remaster:

1: Fix the sync. When I opened the chart in DDReam for the first time in 10 years, I was astonished by how off the syncing was in certain sections, so I went through the entire song and adjusted all of the strong beats as well as inserted multiple sub beats.

2: Eliminate unnecessary color notes. The goal was to eliminate some of the absurd baq12 syndrome that was present throughout the entire song. I have a bad tendency to step as accurately as possible, and it results in a very colorful chart that can be a little tedious to look at, so by inserting sub beats I can still step accurately but eliminate the extra color notes by locking it to 16ths, 24ths, 32nds and so on. I didn't do this for the drum, guitar and keyboard solos for artistic contrast.

3: Adjust patterns to make the file flow more smooth. This is one of the coolest and most complex instrumental sections Dream Theater has ever done. The complexity in the amount of layers from section to section is absolutely nuts and can lead to over-layering, which leads to bad flow. I went in to adjust quite a few of the patterns, specifically in the guitar and keyboard solos. I first took out a lot of the layered drum in the keyboard solo, specifically in the holds, and left the snare and tom hits. I then took out any awkward bursts that were near impossible to hit and replaced them with more fluent patterns. I also adjusted the pitch relevancy as well, especially in the guitar and keyboard sections. I think the patterns in comparison to the original 2010 chart flows much better and feels super good to hit.


Though it was an immense amount of work, it was an absolute joy getting to remaster this. I hope you all enjoy it just as much as I do.
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New file out now in the first post! A remaster of one of my older releases! Stream of Consciousness by Dream Theater! A huge thanks goes out to Mollocephalus for the beautiful background and banner. It ties the whole chart together nicely!

So I charted this for the Community Keyboard Megapack Volume 4 back in 2010 when I wasn't as experienced with DDReam studios and was an absolute melon when it came to charting something as difficult as a Dream Theater song, let alone this song. I had some general goals for this remaster:

1: Fix the sync. When I opened the chart in DDReam for the first time in 10 years, I was astonished by how off the syncing was in certain sections, so I went through the entire song and adjusted all of the strong beats as well as inserted multiple sub beats.

2: Eliminate unnecessary color notes. The goal was to eliminate some of the absurd baq12 syndrome that was present throughout the entire song. I have a bad tendency to step as accurately as possible, and it results in a very colorful chart that can be a little tedious to look at, so by inserting sub beats I can still step accurately but eliminate the extra color notes by locking it to 16ths, 24ths, 32nds and so on. I didn't do this for the drum, guitar and keyboard solos for artistic contrast.

3: Adjust patterns to make the file flow more smooth. This is one of the coolest and most complex instrumental sections Dream Theater has ever done. The complexity in the amount of layers from section to section is absolutely nuts and can lead to over-layering, which leads to bad flow. I went in to adjust quite a few of the patterns, specifically in the guitar and keyboard solos. I first took out a lot of the layered drum in the keyboard solo, specifically in the holds, and left the snare and tom hits. I then took out any awkward bursts that were near impossible to hit and replaced them with more fluent patterns. I also adjusted the pitch relevancy as well, especially in the guitar and keyboard sections. I think the patterns in comparison to the original 2010 chart flows much better and feels super good to hit.


Though it was an immense amount of work, it was an absolute joy getting to remaster this. I hope you all enjoy it just as much as I do.
I really hope this was improved a lot, I'd love to see a good file for this song

also it's nice to know I am not the only person who wants to redo older files.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:22 PM   #31
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I really hope this was improved a lot, I'd love to see a good file for this song

also it's nice to know I am not the only person who wants to redo older files.
Please let me know what you think! I've definitely come a long way since I've charted this 10 years ago.
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Stream of consciousness remaster is an absolute god of a file and i can't believe how much effort you put into it, it's looking awesome
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