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Status Updates posted by PaulyBFromDa303

  1. Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (ft. Cisconic & EkoNeo) (93% complete)

    Haven't had much of a chance to work on things this past week, what with the Sonic Revolution online convention and Sonic's B-Day celebrations. A few retakes needed to be made, on both mine and Cisco's end, and other than that I'm pretty much placing all the pieces in right now, like a puzzle, figuring out what's needed and what's not. I truly underestimated this portion of the project, editing is really the most excruciating part of composing. But I've found ways to make it easier from here on out, I had already kept a log of the steps I need to take that I used on other clips, at this point I can just rinse, lather, and repeat for every other clip from here on out to keep a uniform sound.

    I'm hoping to have this done soon. It's definitely taking longer than expected. Please, bear with me here

  2. Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (ft. Cisconic & EkoNeo) (90% complete)

    OMG this editing process is so time consuming! It took over eight hours to get up one percentage point. Will I be able to finish before Sonic's anniversary? If I stay focused I definitely could! I'm definitely getting the hang of this editing thing though, I still feel like this could be my best effort ever! I've got a little more editing to do on the DnB instrumental itself, the guitars are edited to something cool, but I still feel like I could play around with them just a little more so long as I'm careful. It's quite the process.

  3. Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (ft. Cisconic & EkoNeo) (89% complete)

    Remember when I was working on this project months ago? I had to stop for a while and take care of a few other priority pieces, catch those other deadlines. During this time, I was able to find a new guest singer. You guys probably know him all throught social media, he has a show called the Sonic Tuber Podcast on YouTube, and he's done a few other animations, reviews, and more music. Ladies and gentlemen, CISCONIC!


    All that's left of this project is the editing. This part is usually such a drag, but at least everything else to this point is done. I'm excited to get this done, but it's gonna take a lot of concentration. So here goes. This will be done soon!

  4. [102] Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden)



    Track 102 // Length: 5:42 // Style: Drum 'n Bass // Speed: 176 BPM // Measures: 251 // Loops: 29 // Clips: 9 // Time Taken: 43 days


    Original composer: Miyoko Takaoka

    Lyrics written/performed: Pauly B

    Sonic The Hedgehog (TM) is property of SEGA Enterprises

    My special submission attempt for a community collab effort hosted by Chaos Creators, a yearly festival for Sonic community content creators! I've done this remix way back in 2006, and for a long time I've wanted to revisit this track and make a better remake. And, as usual, I tried to emulate a positive message in my lyrics. It's about how no matter how bad things can be, and whatever obstacles you may face, it's never healthy to bottle up bad emotions. This is why friendship exists, to see you through these hard times.

    I've done a lot of sound adjusting with these, tried my best to balance out all volumes and make sure nothing is too overpowering. I used a lot of double-stacking synths to emphasize the melodies. That was probably the most difficult part of this assembly, but it came through with no distortion and I'm super proud of what I've learned about mixing to this point. I've also been learning more when it comes to editing vocals, becoming more accurate with each move I make (It helps to log every step you take in a notepad or document). I do still feel like there's something I have yet to learn, some sort of balance, but that's all part of the journey. For what it is, I do feel like I'm improving little by little each time

    I do hope you guys like this! Never forget that there's always someone out there who cares! Thank you all for the listen!


    LYRICS available on pages

    1. PaulyBFromDa303


      Also, I wanna secretly dedicate this one to @Tarnish because I remember back when I did my 2006 remix for this level, just how much you liked it. Well, I hope this 2020 version is an improvement to you XD

    2. qt.steeph


      Finally got the time to listen to the track, and I must say, this sounds like it could've been in Forces ! Really good work man, very fun listen. =D 

    3. Tarnish


      Is it really 'secretly' if you announce it on the Internet tho? =P

      By the way, I still have the 'full version' of the original with the intro that you couldn't fit on Newgrounds back then due to size limit or something, lol.

      It's a nice update of the song btw. Now I'm gonna wait for your Sky Chase remake, as that's probably my favorite remix of yours. =P So chill and relaxing.

    4. PaulyBFromDa303


      My profile banner gif is the perfect reaction when it comes to Sky Chase XD

      Yeah I remember that. Mystic Cave was the same way. I'm so glad the limit is now 250 MB, and not a mere 4. BIG difference.

  5. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (99% complete)

    Vocal editing is almost complete! I'm taking an easy strategy of logging what time points at which words and syllables for better reference. It's been helping quite a bit. I've had a lot of practice with these in the past so I'm hoping that things ARE as easy as they seem, and that I'm not forgetting anything. I'm preparing to have this up and online within the next 24 hours. STAY TUNED!!!

  6. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (91% complete)

    Instrumentals are finally complete! All that's left is internal and vocal editing. I did a little bit while I was making the beat, but now I have to make sure everything is nice and smooth and sounds flawless as possible. The vocals will be a little easier than usual, there's only 8 clips this time. This is good news, as I'm running out of time. I only have a matter of hours left to complete this. Again, hoping for a little leeway, I hear as long as I have a "placeholder", i.e. the instrumentals, I'll have a few extended days to finish, which would be absolutely perfect, because that's the point I'm at now. I better stay focused

  7. Huh . . . Wonder where the Tails background went? XD

    I am loving this new logo though. Very shiny

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Same here only I had a knuckles. It looks nice.

  8. Happy birfamaday Failin!

    1. Failinhearts


      Thanks for the birfamaday wishes!

  9. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden): 72% complete

    A lot of progress was made in the last 24 hours. Got my re-recordings done and ready to edit. I'm confident that I'll need no more retakes! I also fixed up a lot of sound issues from what I already have. Now I need to focus on finishing the beat. All that's left is the solo, the second round and the ending. Still got a few days left, but if I keep up this pace, reaching this deadline will no longer be an issue. I'm so excited!

  10. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden): 52% complete

    Most of today I've been going back through and fixing everything, balancing the basses from the trebles, and making sure nothing is overpowering anything else. I've done so much with it that I'm finally at a point where I can move on. That's the whole original part, now it's time to have some fun. I've also got to re-record some of those lyrics, I'm planning on doing that later today. I'm really gonna push to have this finished by the end of the week. It's gonna be really difficult to make that deadline, but I'll do my best! It's not the end of the world if I don't make this one, I can still submit something I made in the past. I have 101 whole other songs to pick lol. But still . . . what an opportunity this is to make a grand entrance for a song debut!

  11. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (47% complete)

    Alright, now that my entry for episode 2 of Sonic Legacy is done, I have about a week to finish this one because I want to enter it in a big community creators collab. I have to retake some of the vocals and edit them, as well as finish the beat that's about halfway through. The good part is, I have pretty much everything set up in order to get this done a little more quickly, and I know exactly where I left off since I last left, and I'm ready. Wish me luck, this will have to get done faster than my usual pace. I have faith though

  12. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (100% complete)

    Everything is done! Drums are a little higher quality than before, effects are updated. Things aren't so bad, which is good because I'm literally out of time. I took the time to master the volumes and balance the sound. I made the cut version for the video, and that's about it! It's officially done! Of course, I will not be able to post this until the episode is out, but keep your eyes open cause it will be a short time from now

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Congrats on getting it done! I know you were wrestling with this one for while so seeing you got done and on time is awesome. I'm looking forward to listening to your hard work!

    2. PaulyBFromDa303


      Thanks! That means a lot, really. I can't wait to share this one. I don't typically make original tracks in the way I did this. I feel accomplished. 

      But it's not over yet. I now have one more deadline to catch. I would like to finish my halfway-done Marble Garden remix to take part in a community project. I have 10 days from now. 

      One does not simply take a break from chasing dreams lulz

    3. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Best of luck and hope you have fun while as you challenge your deadlines!

    4. qt.steeph


      Woohoo !!! Congrats dude !! 
      Quarantine has made working on music a lot more of an involved process for me. Has it changed anything for you ?

    5. PaulyBFromDa303


      Unfortunately, the only thing this pandemic has changed for me is, more work hours. Its gained my security company more business, thanks to property managers working from home, and closing stores, they need extra sets of eyes to make sure places aren't being broken into or turned into homeless camps. So, less time to make music, but I'll hopefully come out a bit wealthier in the end. And that actually really helps

    6. tailsBOOM!


      Congrats on finishing it

    7. qt.steeph


      Sorry for the late response, but damn sorry to hear that man. Hope you keep pushing through though ! Your work is definitely appreciated during these times.

  13. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (95% complete)

    Deadline's pretty much here, all that's left is editing! I just decided to freestyle the solo, sometimes I feel like that's the best way to do them, they say you can tell a lot about the tone and the emotion when you play from the heart. I got real jazzy with it. The ending is finished, I had to extend my total time just a few seconds to make room for the finishing echo to fade out. It's still right around 3:20. And that's just the full version of it. All that's left is a few adjustments here and there, and I've got to make a cut version for Sonic Legacy to use. It's almost there, y'all! I can have this done in the next 24 hours possibly, but I will not be able to publish this until episode 2 is out. So, keep your eyes on that as well

  14. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (78% complete)

    Running ever so close to completion with this track and under a week left before the deadline! I have the entire foundation laid out, and this is definitely looking to be one of my all-time shortest songs with under 3:20 total. All that's left to do is to fix the rest of the ending, and insert a solo in the middle. Then the last step will be editing. This is where it gets toughest! I'm confident that this will be done by the weekend

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      Best of luck meeting you deadline!

  15. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (61% complete)

    Adjustments have been made, and I have lowered my target time to 4 minutes! I still may not need the full amount! I've made quite a bit of progress today! I'm currently working on a solo to represent a battle between the two heroes and the badniks! I've spent 8 hours on this today and made quite a bit of progress. A lot of it is still sound hunting and editing, and it will be with this solo as well, but I do know that it will all be a breeze after this! I plan to repeat the first round with a small change here and there in the second round, and then I'll have to close it out. It's getting closer!

  16. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (31% complete)

    Percentage is still based off six minutes, but I predict I'm actually quite closer to the halfway point at this moment, if not passed it, I'm not far enough yet to know exactly what all I need left. I've done a lot of drum work and electronic sound-hunting, it took a lot of work. I'm on an easy sounding bridge right now, very basic stuff. Torn down, very soft. After one more buildup I'll be ready to close it out. I'm definitely a lot closer than I think . . .

  17. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (16% complete)

    Finally getting the ball rolling pretty well with this one. Percentage is based off of a 6-minute full-length song, but I'm predicting it'll be much less. I've spent most of the day sound hunting and making arrangements, adding drums, adjusting volumes, but I still have a lot of work to do with it. I need to add more effects. However, the drum structure certainly is different than ones I usually create, and I'm pretty happy I get a chance to showcase a little variety within a genre. 

    I do wish I had more time to work on this, especially with the deadline set to the end of this month. This coronavirus ordeal is very nasty for everyone, but it's gained my security company a lot of business, and therefore I am working more hours. I'm glad that not only I still have this job but I'm earning more, but it leaves me little time for anything else, since I'm working six nights a week. But I squeeze in whatever time I can for this because dreams don't take a break no matter what. 

  18. Sonic Legacy - Eruption (fka Project 2-2) (11% complete)

    This one, that I'm creating for Sonic Legacy's voicedub of Issue 2, has a deadline that is quickly coming up. At this point, this has to be my main focus, and I'll have to come back to the rest of my projects later.

    If you haven't seen Issue 2 of Sonic Legacy, you can check it out here https://tapas.io/episode/1351064. I have the scene where Sonic and Tempest run away from the lava wave all the way through the Badnik escape. Of course, I feel like my go-to Drum 'n Bass genre is the way to go for this one. I was struggling a little bit getting this one going, for some reason coming up with a name for it gave me a few more ideas of where to take it. I'm planning on doing a lot more drum work with this one for more of a hardcore sound. I've got it set faster than my usual pieces as well. This should be good. Plus, its been a while since I've done a full-on original track, so it'll be quite fun as well.

  19. A little context to this . . . yesterday I made a tweet that I would be livestreaming something important today . . . So today's supposed stream itself was the April Fool's joke, but this announcement is legit. I hope to see some of you guys here


  20. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (50% complete)

    Halfway mark! What brought me here was recording my lyrics. Luckily, they're on very early in the song, so I don't necessarily have to wait to finish the beat first, which I'm not even done yet with the original loop but I'm almost there. Still only have just over 2:30 at the moment. I've gotta figure out what to do quickly, mainly I'm just going with the flow on this one. I MIGHT have more lyrics to write, maybe. Like I said, just going with the flow on this one. Still, I'm having a blast with this so far. I'm super motivated as well, now that I'll have a little more time to work on music (even though with this quarantine in place, I still have an "essential" job, but other than that, I ain't going nowhere no-how).

  21. Eyy! Happy birfamaday brother! Hope all is well

    1. Speederino


      Thanks man! ^_^

  22. Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (ft. EkoNeo) (82% complete)

    I still have to record the last half of the vocals, and finish editing what I have already. That will come soon, but the news I have about this is even better.

    My guest guitarist has sent through all his clips and we are ready to move on! This guy and I have worked together before, and he's one helluva guitarist! The main composer for the Sonic Legacy main theme, "Our Legacy", and you'll also hear him in the Sonic Legacy issue one voicedub in the race scene between Sonic and Tempest. 

    The really talented prodigal guitarist from Italy, ladies and gentlemen give it up for EKONEO!

    Make sure you check out his personal YouTube page here -> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXPcAUCpnaMXHAIUBpZHsPQ

    It's only a matter of time now before this remix is done! It's all up to me at this point. So I'll get to work!

  23. Sonic Adventure - Open Your Heart (78% complete)

    Some good news, some bad news and some better news

    The good news is that my guitarist is coming through, and has almost completed his part. All that he has left is a few edits and the solo. It's really sounding amazing so far. I had no doubts, this kid is talented. Once I have his full clip ready I'll reveal who it is.

    The bad news is about my guest singer. Due to licensing and master rights, he will not be able to help me out with this track. In this case, I'll have some more recordings to make, and I might as well finish what I have to edit already.

    The better news however, is that my guest has agreed to join me on an original project! That will probably mean a lot more than some independent remix anyhow. I had some really great ideas that at least I'm writing down, because I cannot get to this project immediately, no matter how much I want to I do have a few deadlines to make with other projects.

    This is gonna be quite a busy few months for me. I'll try to have this one finished as soon as I can. But for now I've still got priorities

  24. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (38% complete)

    Lyrics are done being written and I'm a little further with the beat as well! I've spent a lot of time mastering the sound so that the rest of the project will go a lot smoothly. I'm on a part now where I need to mix up the drum pattern a little bit so I'm brainstorming ideas. As well as a few new instruments to add, and more sound hunting to do. I can't wait til this one is done. The lyrics I wrote are about how you should never bottle your emotions, and how friends are supposed to be there to see you through the hard times

    Project Legacy 2-2 (8% complete)

    This one has a deadline, so I have to prioritize to this one for a little bit. I'm to come up with a good tune for Sonic and Tempest to run away from a lava wave and fight badniks, so I'm trying to come up with something really hardcore and intense. I would LIKE to shoot for a full six minute theme that I can break up into a version for the voicedub, which will be less than two minutes. However, inspiration is finally kicking in. Turns out I need to work backwards from a certain point (Turns out I started creating what's gonna be Loop 5 or 6, and now have to work around it). This is really challenging

  25. Sonic 3 - Let Me In (Marble Garden) (32% complete)

    Finally have enough lyrics to actually name this piece! I haven't said much about this project since it was simply supposed to be a side project to kill time, but is actually getting somewhere. This is actually my first real report on this track, about a week and a half in (but I've been working a lot lately and have only had about six sessions with it)

    Playing with a little concept where it's gonna be real slow-going and calm in the beginning as I sing lyrics, up until it actually gets going and turns into DnB. I've been double stacking instruments together and adjusting a lot of sounds, to not  make it sound so MIDI. It's a tough thing to do, I've been thinking a lot about the instruments I'm missing out on from Version 2 of my program, Cakewalk Kinetic. I am trying to emulate my own instruments to make up for what I don't have. It's a shame that the website you have to register with shut down years ago, for a product from 2007 LOL. The good news is I remember most of what I learned during that time as well, and these created instruments sound somewhat similar, with a little more tweaking who knows how it'll sound when it comes out. I look forward to it. I'm on the key change part of the song now. It'll be a snap once I get through the original loop

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