Status Updates posted by PaulyBFromDa303
Just wanted to stop by and show you guys this. Sonic Legacy just released the theme song for the series, "Our Legacy", which I and a few others of the Sonic Legacy family worked on together. It's quite an honor to be a part of this, and we worked so hard for so long on it. We hope you all like it. You'll hear it in the openings of our future animations
It's been a few days since I've actually had the chance to post here
Just want to extend a thanks to @Sonic Fan J, @tailsBOOM! and @TheOcelot for the birthday wishes. Really meant a lot! Honestly I love being in my 30's, way more than my 20's. A lot more freedom, and a lot more experience to make one a little wiser. 30 treated me very well, here's to hoping 31 is much better!
 Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon)
Track 099 // Length: 5:49 // Style: Drum ‘n Bass // Speed: 185 BPM // Measures: 258 // Loops: 31 // Clips: 6 // Time Taken: 23 days
Original composition: Tee Lopes
Lyrics written/performed: Pauly B
Sonic The Hedgehog ™ is property of SEGA Enterprises
This remix was a request made for another fan project, with the only stipulation being that it had to sound western. So, I decided to make it a fusion with Drum ‘n Bass! I always love the challenge of creating themes with music, it works the brain a little, makes you think of which instruments to use to emulate an environment, and which instruments go together. In this case, I would use trumpets, harmonicas, acoustic guitars, and pianos, some of which enhanced with other synths for a more prominent sound. Also played around with bending and vibrato for a more unique sound.
Tee Lopes did such a great job with the original. Very jazzy, very fancy. Just my style. I had a jazz background growing up, playing piano all through high school. It was really cool to be able to utilize all that knowledge I’ve accumulated throughout my life into this one particular remix. Sometimes it took a lot of thought in order to be unique and yet stay based to the original at the same time. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to improvise in situations like that because sometimes the end result ends up being better than once imagined. Lot of unusual chords that I don’t often get a chance to use. It’s always easier if you plan it ahead of time. It was actually real easy to get together once things started flowing.
I hope you guys enjoy this track as much as I enjoyed making it, I had a blast with this! All honest comments are greatly appreciated! Thank you all for peeping this remix!
LYRICS will be posted on all sites
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (100% complete)
I've been at it for the past ten hours but it's all done, edited, and ready to go! It will be up tomorrow morning! I've noticed that because I've been learning so much about editing in recent times, it's becoming a lot easier with experience. It really didn't take that much this time, and it sounds almost as amazing as my Eggman theme for Sonic Legacy. I tried to blend everything together just right, and I've taken extra time to change the little things that my ears happen to pick up. I've still got the whole night to make certain. Be ready tomorrow morning guys! I hope you all love it as much as I loved making it
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (95% complete)
Instrumentals have been finished and edited! There may be a little more to do and I'm gonna take some more time to really go through and make sure I haven't missed anything. All that remains now is the vocal editing. I've only got 4 clips to edit, and only like 40 seconds total of material to edit, there's only 12 lines of lyrics. I'm getting really excited for this one, I've got a few eyes and ears tuned in, and these are eyes and ears I actually really want. The pressure is on, but I'm not nervous at all. I'm just putting down what's in my heart, and that's all that matters. Fingers crossed it goes over well. I have no regrets. This will indeed be a big moment
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (86% complete)
All that's left is an ending. This is the part I haven't had planned entirely yet, but one of those where I'll get through it before I know what's next/last. I'm saying last now because it's the final 16 measures or so. I've created a solo with the electric pianos but I may need some more adjusting before it's all over. I've been utilizing my jazz skills I've been using since childhood. I went out earlier today to shoot some more retakes with the vocals, since I wasn't entirely satisfied with what I had before. It'll all come to me soon enough, that's for sure! I'm actually looking forward to the editing phase of this song. Stay tuned! It's almost there!
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (80% complete)
Added a little piano solo in there and have one more planned for this last part, then I've gotta fins a cool unique way to close out. I had a few ideas, but I want to pick the right one. Endings are kinda tough too. I may have to get one more retake with the voice but I have already begun the editing process as well. It won't be much longer at this point. I've got to be careful and make sure EVERYTHING is evened out, most of the time its just been putting the ideas together, and blending them, but it's not perfect yet. It'll take some heavy duty attention, but no big deal. It's almost there! I'm getting more and more excited
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (71% complete)
Lyrics are complete and all retakes have been made too! Solo has been completed, I've analyzed all that I need left to complete this song. Looking at around 5:30 at this point, but that can still change. I've got somewhat of a plan from here. Most of it repeating the initial part just up until one more solo., then it's time to close out. Of course, after the beat is complete, I still have to edit everything together. I'm hoping to have this up before my birthday (12 days from now). I'm making a good enough pace that it'll happen. I'm getting excited about this
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (60% complete)
Most lyrics are now recorded. I will definitely have to do some retakes as well, but at least I can take my song a few more steps in the right direction now. I'm currently working on the instrumental solo that will come right after the vocals. It's a very short vocal segment lasting right around 30 seconds at most. With a little tweaking and effect adding, these vocals can be almost perfect. It's all coming together. I'm making a lot of progress very rapidly with this song. Now that I'm a lot deeper into it, I'm just having a blast creating this remix!
Music writing is like Pringles. Once you pop, you just can't stop XD
Sonic Mania - Destiny Or Fate (Mirage Saloon) (49% complete)
Lyrics are fully written and title has been given! I'm not sure that the lyrics will be final, but it's only 8 lines. Didn't want to make it too long. I've got to do the instrumental solo next, just as soon as I'm able to connect everything else in the beat. I've reached another tough part of the song where I'm supposed to make a buildup sound really good while not having to drown out any vocals. I dunno if I should add those first or not . . . it'll get me closer to finishing the sooner I get to it, but I'm not sure I'm ready. There's still plenty of time to edit the lyrics in case I come up with something better. It's pretty thematic though so I'll probably keep most of it. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it
Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (37% complete)
I kinda fell back a little bit. But here's why . . . I'm adding lyrics. I came up with something recently at work and I've been wanting to use it. The issue now is finishing the lyrics. I have them written down here and there. It's like a vocabulary puzzle. It's really fun actually. Anyway, I've recorded a sample. I hope you guys like it so far. I'm only getting started
Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (42% complete)
Entire original part has been remixed. Now it's time to bridge into my own stuff. Things are really heating up now. The rest of this should be real simple. I'll probably be posting a sample up here shortly as well. It's definitely one of the most interesting setups I've had in a bit. I've gotta make it sound a tad more western from here on out. The wood block percussion and the harmonica really helps. I have also added an electric piano to the mix. Not sure if I still need to do some extra sound searching for it or not. I have plenty of time to do so. I've come this far and it's only been a week. I'm so happy this is going great so far. I can't wait to show you . . .
Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (31% complete)
10 loops are now complete! I have spent a lot of time lately just fixing what harmonicas and pianos I've been using. I added a little vibrato to the harmonica to make it sound just a little more realistic. And the piano solo in the beginning is getting changed up every now and again. I really have to focus my jazzy energy into making it top notch. It's all slowly coming together. I've been playing with the note-bending function a lot especially with the harmonica and the acoustic bass. I've been learning a lot about keeping things mathematical and extra detailed. The major thing is fitting everything in to sound smooth. Timing is everything. I really can't wait to get to my own solo, but this part is really getting me in a good mood, a good zone.
Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (26% complete)
Huge progress today! I've been working on it for about 16 hours straight, with a tiny break here and there. Intro is complete. I've added so many instruments. I've tweaked the harmonica as planned, and added a piano like as well as acoustic guitars and trumpets. And a percussion instrument known as a quijad. It makes that kinda rattlesnake sound. Perfect for something western. Mixed up the drums a little bit too from the usual. It's really coming together. I'm using a lot of jazz chords with this one. It's so cool because the original is already very jazzy, innovation is crucial. I'm gonna have to study this song a little more in order to move on. That and I think I'm done for the day. I've accomplished a lot, and I'm very proud. At this rate this song should only take around three weeks maybe less. Assuming my real world schedule isn't too harsh.
Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon (8% complete)
This is rather difficult to sound hunt for exactly what I want. I've had to create a new instrument that's supposed to sound like a harmonica but I still have a little tweaking to do on it. I've got the foundation for half of the intro laid out. I need to fill in the rest. So a little more sound hunting. I am wondering whether I should record the piano playing myself. I recently obtained my old keyboard that my father was holding on to. I just need to find some chords for it and I can probably get it on my computer to use it. until then I'm gonna have to come up with some really cool chords for this intro. I should probably also add a few drums in. But at least the fire's getting started!
STARTING PROJECT: Sonic Mania - Mirage Saloon
6-minute beat (95%), Editing (5%), subject to change
A remix request non-Legacy related but for another friend's fan series. I've got a cool plan with this. The only stipulation is that it had western aura to it. That should be simple, as the original itself is pretty western as it is. I've been really looking forward to the day that I do a Tee Lopes remix. I'm definitely gonna try my best with this one. I'm thinking a somewhat cinematic intro into a full on Drum n Bass. There's a lot of good opportunities to show off my jazz knowledge here, something I also very much enjoy. I've already been coming up with things in my head. The sooner I can get them down the better. Beginning a song is one of the most difficult things about music writing because whatever you choose to put down has to play out evenly throughout the entire rest of the track. I always love a challenge.
Got a quick question for you guys, my SSMB family . . .
Has anyone here heard the one about the hedgehog with no spikes?Spoiler
Ah, never mind. It's pretty pointless
Ey homie! Long time no see, as a wise hedgehog once said (or 100x said). Hope things are ok. Life can be tough sometimes
Well hi there man! I finally dug myself a way out of my hole for a change, so I suppose I qualify as burrowing species now, eh? 😃
Yeah, sorry I'm coming and going so randomly seldom nowadays, I'd like to stick around for all of my great pals and all, but yeah, life is taking it's sweet deal I suppose. I hope I have some time for coming here a bit more often now since it's summer and all, but well.
Happy you still notice though!
It's frustrating you have friends but not enough time for them... 😣
I'll try my best not to! 😄
I do think I need all the mental breaks in form of social interactions I can get after all, this place is way too good at giving stress after all. 😑
Though it seems I'm not the only one in here having busy time IRL... Well this happens, nice to have people around though. 😊
Hate to say its true but it is. There can be quite the bit of drama here from time to time, and the people who don't realize they're the ones causing it are the ones who stick around most (coughcoughKHcough). So I understand completely. There's PLENTY of other spots out there though, I'm sure we can bump into one another there.
You oughta try out Discord. I'm usually on there nowadays, it's how I ended up with Sonic Legacy to begin with, and it's a great way to meet people of mutual interests
Well, it is sad. In a way, after Archie Sonic died, my only real interests in here have been the friends I have and the Motobug events and the ASO thread.
But anyway, I get stress from my life in general anyway, this place I'm located at the moment called happiest country on Earth 2018 isn't the least of them. Sometimes it feels like living on Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good" or something, like I know others have other problems than I do but for me my problems seem large enough to give me a stress. That was probably what I was also after with saying "this place", though it does fit on this site as well, somehow everything feels so cynical and I get the feeling I like the wrong kind of stuff. That's caused me to drop terms good and bad when talking about stuff I consume and replace them with interesting and not interesting just to be certain since it seems I don't know anything about good quality or something.
Like, I managed to find (mostly by accident) some anime series to occupy my life since Archie Sonic is no more and then I found out that while it's somewhat popular and I find it interesting and amusing enough to get into it while still recognising it has couple of flaws. After getting into it I find out real-anime-knowing people have deemed the entire thing as poop, including the material the anime is based on in some cases as well. Like, the original material which the anime adaptation's based on is superior to the anime, but the anime manages to catch the feeling pretty well even when it seriously cuts corners from time to time and I do enjoy it for what it is. It is one of the reasons why I think it's for the best for me not to say something's good or bad like that since I don't really seem to work that way.
I'm rambling again... sorry.
But well, other places are cool too I suppose, I've heard of Discord and my favourite finntubers have demonstrated how well it works at best (for example when one is drunk after playing some fanmade Moomin game as a drinking game and tries to get his friend to play the 2-player mode with him since it's not going well, that's the best of Finnish tube scene as far as I'm concerned), though I wonder how the talking's done, like can I just write or do I need to speak or what? 🤔
But anyway, thanks for taking your time with me, it feels nice to know people care.
I'm sorry if I went into too much of a detail, it's kind of typical in my cultural context that whenever someone with different background does the typical "hi how are you" they get whole report of whatever happened to the person they asked it from. Finns don't tend to do the light chit-chat that much I suppose and it can be a bit of a culture shock, sorry. 😅
It's a good feeling! Thank you all for the continued support! I love and appreciate you all! Of course you know, there's no end in sight XD
 Sonic Forces - Sunset Heights
Track 098 // Length: 3:15 // Style: Drum ‘n Bass // Speed: 168 BPM // Measures: 134 // Loops: 23 // Time Taken: 24 days
Original composition: Tomoya Ohtani
Sonic The Hedgehog ™ is property of SEGA Enterprises
Sonic Legacy ™ is property of Sonic Paradox
There’s a little bit of context to this one. This remix is actually TWO parts, and this particular submission is NOT the full remix. Sonic Legacy is currently trying to put together an animated series based off of the comic. This remix will be heard in the very first scene, of the very first episode, where we get an introduction to Sonic the Hedgehog, Tempest the Dolphin, and their first encounter together. This really is quite an honor to be kicking off the series! You can follow Sonic Legacy on Tapas (https://tapas.io/series/Sonic-Legacy) to read Issue 1 of the comic (https://tapas.io/episode/1191915), and check out their YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4NJ6kc_DLlLpXyiqVqZ1Jg) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/sonic_legacy) for updates on this particular animation!
The first part of this remix was done using a technique musicians know as “Mickey-Mousing”, and it’s a technique that’s entirely new to me, but not unfamiliar. This is where one is provided either an animation or a voice-dub (in this case it was voices), and so we have to shape our music to fit emotions and action throughout the scene. Hyper Potions did this with Sonic Mania Adventures, and Tee Lopes did this with Team Sonic Racing Overdrive. You can hear this in many of your favorite cartoons and shows (a particular favorite of mine is Sean Callery who composed for TV shows like Bones and 24). I was also given a stipulation that the scene took place at a beach, so using instruments to represent such was crucial. I’ve added steel drums, Hawaiian guitar, brass instruments, and a fretless bass to help illustrate this. Due to spoiler alerts, and for contextual purposes, this part of the remix IS NOT in this submission. I will release the full version some time in the future, when episode 1 of Sonic Legacy has been released (I will title it as Legacy VIP). We’re all working very hard to take this into fruition, so please stay tuned! It won’t be too long
This submission you are listening to now is the second part of the remix. After the Mickey-Mousing part was over and my submission was ready for Sonic Legacy, the result was not even two and a half minutes. I figured I still had plenty of time on it, and I had actually planned for this from the beginning, so I decided to add a full-on remix to follow it. The total result will be just under five and a half minutes. In this part I added a few things, my signature synth Sky Synth to accompany the Hawaiian guitar, modified marimbas to accompany the steel drums, and plenty more. The intensity in this part is practically double of the first part. Plus, of course, I like to jam out a little bit with a few solos and modifications of my own. Sonic Legacy will not be using the parts you are hearing, except for the intro. I decided to edit that in. Everything was particularly simple once it all got rolling.
This whole project was definitely one of the most fun times I’ve ever had with a Sonic remix! I hope you all have just as much fun listening to it. And please, stay tuned! This isn’t over, not by a long shot! Make sure you subscribe/follow Sonic Legacy for updates as well as new issues! If you liked this, you’re really gonna love the full version! Feel free to leave an honest review! Thank you all for listening and for the continued support! It goes a really long way!
It's almost time guys! Comin' atcha tomorrow!!!
Sonic Forces - Sunset Heights (100% complete)
This has actually been done for a few days already. I've stopped the clock at 24 days. I was waiting for an official word, since I have a plan with this song.
I'm going to be making two different posts with this song, if you've been paying attention you'll know that this song has two parts to it, the first part is the modified version created specifically for the Sonic Legacy animation, the part that was done with the technique known as Mickey Mousing. The second part is an all out remix using the same instruments and some added synths, but it runs like regular.
I've been able to create a version that's just the intro and the straight up remix, which will be the version I post to my pages in a few days, just in time for me to leave for Sonic Revolution. The time on that will be about 3:15. Later on, after the episode has been released, I'll be able to post the full version with the parts used in the animation. That way, you guys will actually be able to get the context of the whole thing, and it leaves out anything that could possibly be considered a spoiler alert for the animation. The total time on that is 5:21. There is no official release date on episode 1 just yet, but we're all working hard to make it happen.
Be on the look out! I think you guys are gonna like it