Urban Flow reacted to DJ EAR in #SoTSSBLACKOUT
..What is SoTSS?..
SoTSS is a twice-yearly album series of SEGA & Sonic Remixes by members of The SSMB. Our goal is to encourage a fun, creative, collaborative environment - while building a stable & productive future for our community of fan musicians, producers, and fans. ..The INTERCEPTED TRANSMISSION.. Dear citizens of The Sonic Stadium,
Recent acquisitions by the Eggman Empire may impact your musical showcase this year as we implement new regulations and changes to our growing list of Free Auditory Experiences in your area. The increased load on our surrounding automated systems will require the need for a one-time Blackout of your entire region and should last up to 6 months while we make improvements including: Less Blur, All-Dark Themes, and Green-Eye Removal (only available in some locations).
Thank you for your continued understanding and subservience,
> SEGA & Sonic Music Submissions are OPEN!
> The #SoTSSBLACKOUT will be released in JUNE following a live Listening Party on RadioSEGA's SEGA Mixer Drive. ..The UN-BREAKABLE Rules..
1. You MUST be a member of The SSMB with a minimum of 10 posts to contribute.
2. No Mash-Ups & No MIDI Rips (Please don't load a MIDI into your DAW and replace the instruments - that's not a remix).
3. 192kbps or higher MP3s PLEASE (the higher the bitrate, the better the quality!).
4. Only 2 Submissions per person.
5. Overall Sound quality + inclusion on the album will be determined by project lead on a track-by-track basis.
6. COLLAB's & Original tracks are welcome - but Remember! 2 Submissions per person (Based on whoever contributed more to said collab).
7. Live & Let Lie!
> Send all music/art submissions (with your SSMB username) to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE Include: ARTIST (feat. Optional) - TRACK TITLE [GAME]
If you're interested in lending a hand, have suggestions, or questions - you can always contact me at email@example.com FOLLOW SoTSS! Twitter https://twitter.com/SoundofTSS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SoundofTSS
Urban Flow reacted to mikeblastdude in #SoTSSChallenge OUT NOW!
Once again, I'm definitely looking forward to listening to everyone's stuff. I'm especially intrigued by the "handhled source" requirement, as I'm a huge fan of a lot of the soundtracks to the handheld Sonic games and feel like they don't get enough love in the remix department, whether it be from the Game Gear or the Advance series.
Urban Flow reacted to Lisbon in Can someone tell me why SA2 is so highly regarded?
Yeahh. It's one of my faves and I feel like I'm one of the very few who legitimately likes it. There's a lot of negativity surrounding it these days and it's pretty poorly regarded in general, from my experience. It didn't age well with the fans, y'know?
Personally, though, I find it enjoyable because of the greatly improved Chao Garden, which is a huge step up from SA1's version, the Sonic/Shadow stages are great, and I'm one of the very few who found a lot of fun in the Treasure Hunting segments myself. I wasn't a big fan of the mech levels, admittedly, but this game gave me a lot to enjoy as a kid and when I revisited it years later I felt it held up for me rather well. I don't see it as being an inherently bad game, but I won't say it's the best that the series has to offer either. I dig it.
Urban Flow reacted to Stritix in Can someone tell me why SA2 is so highly regarded?
Can you really call it overrated these days? I see nothing but negativity around it. Not quite sure where you're coming from.
Urban Flow reacted to Remy in Official Anime/Manga Thread
Just because Bleach shifted focus doesn't mean it had to turn out the way it did. YuYu Hakusho is another, way older manga that follows basically the same plot progression (delinquent gains supernatural, death related powers, has to work job involving demons/guiding spirits, later goes and fights in a netherworld tournament) but I feel YYH was handled way more gracefully, probably due to Togashi planning for the transition from the beginning.
Bleach to me, feels like Kubo throws a lot of it out whenever he gets bored to do something else. I remember reading that his main process for plotting is basically to design a bunch of cool characters then try and slot a story for them in- this kinda explains a lot, like how older characters get screwed, and how every arc has a gang of like 10+ random people come out the blue in cool getups.
Think about how bleach always throws these new concepts, (most recently, fullbringing) only to jettison them when the new arc begins, that's what kind of bothers me about it. If you ever grow attached to anything it's probably not going to stick around unless it becomes an Aizen or Grimmjow level mega-favourite.
But yeah, I liked it more when it was a stylish supernatural real word story pre soul society. I remember liking the Soul Society stuff the first time around but not as much as what came before. After that it kind of felt like there were no real stakes in the story- it was all fantasy battles in a fantasy world with no real consequences for anyone (ie. death)
Urban Flow reacted to sonicspeedway in #SoTSSTropicalParadise (OUT NOW)
Also every DAW has its Pros/Cons, this apply to any softwares that exist for a perticular application*photos, music, video*. Although one over the other is gonna be easier for the first timer to grasp and get ahold of, and music can be made with software from 0$-$$$$$. I started a loooong time ago on a Windows xp machine back in 2005ish with an DAW called Krystal Audio Engine and using the line in/mic in port on a sound blaster card with an old Casio keyboard. I have came a long way since then. XD
Urban Flow reacted to Riff-making Love in #SoTSSTropicalParadise (OUT NOW)
I love collaboration releases. They really seem to spark the musician in me, and others especially those on these forums, to really push the envelope on their work. Count me in, with a promise that there'll be no disappointment here.
Urban Flow reacted to mikeblastdude in #SoTSSTropicalParadise (OUT NOW)
Although I most likely won't be submitting anything for this (my passion for doing this kind of stuff has dwindled quite a bit to be honest), I'm really happy to see that a new project like this is being started up, and I will definitely be following this. I'm looking forward to seeing (well, hearing) everything that the old TSSMA team puts together.
Urban Flow reacted to DJ EAR in #SoTSSTropicalParadise (OUT NOW)
..What is SoTSS?..
SoTSS is a twice-yearly musical showcase of SEGA & Sonic Remix's from members of The SSMB. This project will be lead by myself :: DJ EAR :: with permission of VizardJeffhog as a means to breath life into the ashes of the 'TSSMA' album concept. The goal is to maintain the fun, creative, collaborative spirit of that project - while building a stable & productive future for our community of fan musicians, producers, and listeners. ..Lofty Goals..
..TL:DR - GIMME the DETAILS..
..The All Powerful Rules..
If you're interested in lending a hand, have suggestions, or questions - you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org FOLLOW SoTSS! Twitter https://twitter.com/SoundofTSS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SoundofTSS *(templates/details/more-info-to-come)
Urban Flow reacted to Dejimon11 in Official Anime/Manga Thread
So I've been watching Yu Yu Hakasho for the past couple of weeks and I gotta say this is a pretty awesome series. I remember Cartoon Network showed this during the toonami block many years ago and I liked it but unfortunately I never knew its name because it was in Japanese. The characters are great, the pacing is good and its just well written there are a few things that I felt that they won by dumb luck or easily won a fight without any effort. It doesn't really ruin anything most of it is actually funny and cool. And if there's one thing I have to say is that the theme song kicks ass just listen to it
How come nobody talks about this show? Besides the fact that its old and its over
Urban Flow reacted to Mesmerist in [COLLAB] The Sonic Stadium Music Album 2013 & Knuckles
Yeah, I got a direct message from Jeff saying he's planning on playing the album on his show on June 22nd (his show is at 8:00 AM on Sundays now, btw). It seems like he's pretty set on it, but I'm sure he'll let us know if something changes.
Also, he's been having a stressful year and is working hard to make this album a reality, so we should get him a cookie or something for all his efforts. ^^
Urban Flow reacted to #AR in Amplitude (PS3/PS4) | The PS2 rhythm game classic returns
Alright, so what is Amplitude?
Amplitude is an upcoming game coming to PlayStation consoles based off of the critically acclaimed PS2 classic.
This rhythm game has you playing on different tracks (drums, bass, synth, guitar), and after you play enough on one track, you have to switch to another to keep the full song going. You also get a couple opportunities to remix the song a little! It's a bit hard to put it into words, so here's an example:
The old game, while receiving rave reviews from fans and critics, didn't do so hot financially.
Harmonix, the creators of Amplitude and Rock Band, decided to give this game another go and shoot for a revival on Kickstarter. There, they were faced with a serious challenge: to raise 775,000 dollars in only 18 days...Hope seemed lost, until the Kickstarter received a massive boost in pledges. Less than a day left, the project hit its goal. Talk about a comeback.
Now, since this is a rhythm game, let's talk about the music.
Here are some of the artists confirmed to appear:
Anamanaguchi (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) C418 (Minecraft) Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy, Canabalt) Freezepop (FreQuency, Amplitude) Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) Kasson Crooker (FreQuency, Amplitude, Symbion Project) George & Jonathan And most recently: Music from Skullgirls has been confirmed to appear in the game!
Pretty neat huh?
Yeah. If you like rhythm games, then I'd definitely recommend that you keep your eye on this one.
Urban Flow reacted to Goldenlink64 in 30 Days of Video Games - BONUS: Why Do You Play Games Pg. 142
Day 19: Favorite Antagonist
Did I ever tell you... what the, definition of insanity is?
I mean, do I even have to say anything else besides that video? I completely FELL in love with Vaas from Far Cry 3 after I saw this scene at Ubisoft's E3 a couple years back for the first time and I immediately had to get the game afterwards just for him. Vaas is just one of those extremely well done characters that can't get enough screen time and just leaves you begging for more after you're done (in a good way).
His voice actor's performance is just phenomenal and actually, fun fact; When Michael Mando was originally auditioning for Far Cry 3, Vaas wasn't even in the original script for FC3. Ubisoft loved Michael's performance so much that Vaas was specifically written in as a unique character based on his audition and appearance. And honestly, I think that alone is amazing.
Vaas was such a fascinating character, he literally made Far Cry 3 what it was. He set the bar so high, I have no idea what they're going to do with Far Cry 4. I hope they don't disappoint, but it's going to be extremely difficult to top Vaas. Hell, I'm not even sure if it's even possible at this point, but we'll have to see.
Previously on Day 18:
Next time on Day 20:
Urban Flow reacted to DocAzure in The Neon Genesis Evangelion Thread
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese science fantasy mecha dystopia genre anime series, that originally aired from October 1995 to March 1996. The 26 episodes were created by the studio Gainax, and was both written and directed by Hideaki Anno.
The series is set in a futuristic Tokyo, fifteen years after a world wide cataclysm. It follows Shinji, a teenage boy who is recruited by the shadowy organization NERV to pilot a giant bio-machine called an Evangelion, in combat against monstrous beings known as angels. The series explores the experiences of the other Eva pilots, and the NERV staff, as they fight to prevent another catastrophe.
The series has received two feature films, and a teratology is currently ongoing, titled The Rebuild of Evangelion, which retells the events of the series in a different way.
Enough wikipedia copy-pasting, I feel like sprouting my own opinions.
This series was, and still is, fantastic. It's easy to dismiss it from the outset as just another 'mecha anime', like Gundam, but that would be wrong, oh so very wrong. Most happenings in this series have deeper meaning, and it's clearly intended for a more mature audience, something you wouldn't really expect from something set around 'robots' (I...twitch a little when they get called that) fighting 'monsters'. If you go into this expecting simple stuff, please don't. You'll be left confused. As yes, while the action scenes and animation is superb, the deeper meaning, the emotional weight, really hits you as the most important aspect.
My personal experience is one of, at first vague curiosity, and then full blown interest. This reached a peak in the 'series finale', End of Evangelion. I'd heard that this film was rather strange, but I didn't expect it to break me down like that. This film screwed with me, and I both simultaneously despise and love Anno for this. Was I satisfied, nope. Did I care, yes, yes I did care. If you're not prepared, it'll hit really hard.
Basically you should go watch this now, because it's a classic anime, up there with the likes of Bebop and Akira. Rebuild is something I plan to touch on soon, as I'm curious to see what they change with the story.
So, guys, what do you think about Neon Genesis Evangelion?