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TSS COMMUNITY RELEASE: The Sonic Stadium Music Adventure 2012

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ya know,

I support this idea. Well not exactly, let me explain.

Start off at June, deadline it to mid December. Then we'll have a small album and not this big and it'd be a lot better on quality AND production values.

Then we release it on the dot mid Jan. And then we start the next album in the next April and then go on.

(not gonna happen but ya know)

I don't know what the problem is with the album being big, at least as the end user/listener. Is it because it was too much work for those involved in its creation? I think it was very good quality; there are quite a few gems and the rest is good too. The more the merrier, really (unless there's a huge reduction in quality as a result which doesn't seem to have been the case here).

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Well, it takes a long time to manage, organise, master, get it released, uploaded, downloaded, and the quality control isn't good enough. 

 

It's hard to listen to the album altogether as it's 8hours and that's not exactly nice for some people. 

 

It's just too much really.

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I don't know what the problem is with the album being big, at least as the end user/listener.

Not everyone can download likes a 1.2 GB music album.

 

Nor 10 bloody discs of music. An average music album goes up to 4 or 5 discs top, this one doubled everything. Plus, this album had quite a few delays and problems related to the website. 

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 Plus, this album had quite a few delays and problems related to the website. 

 

And it's not BMN's fault and he did a fine job!

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Not everyone can download likes a 1.2 GB music album.

 

Nor 10 bloody discs of music. An average music album goes up to 4 or 5 discs top, this one doubled everything. Plus, this album had quite a few delays and problems related to the website. 

 

An average music album, yes. But this is no average music album; this is a community project involving a lot of artists. Having so much awesome in one album makes it unique. Also, the website issues probably had nothing to do with its size. If the problem was bandwidth (not usage, bandwidth), it still would have happened with a smaller album because everyone would still be downloading it all at once. And it's not like the website issues caused an enormous shitstorm or anything; the download just had to be disabled for a while and then it was back up and running.

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You can have too much of a good thing.

 

I don't personally think this project is very consistent in quality.  Each disc so far has only had about 4 songs on it that have really impressed me to the point I've wanted to listen to them again.

 

There haven't been any BAD tracks but there have been bland, uninteresting ones, or ones that just sound really amateurish.  And that's great y'know, it's good to have a project that embraces all skill levels but... doesn't mean it will necessarily make for great listening.

 

It's great that you're so enthusiastic for it but... no the more is not always merrier.  The more is "geez fuck this album is long, I'll listen to the rest later" and never getting round to said task, or "man this disc only had a few awesome tracks... I dunno if I can be arsed to listen to the rest if I have to wade through all the amateur stuff just to hear the eargasmic tracks".  And thus the poor souls who can only be found on the later discs remain unheard.

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Finally got some time to listen to all of it. I've got to say a lot of it impressed me and some of it blew my socks off. I need to make a list of my favorite but just off the back I can remember Tactile Snowfall, which made me go hunt down a copy of Robert Miles' Children for old times sake, Empyrean Station, Big Chillin' @ Emerald Coast, which I've been in love with since hearing it on the livecast from february, House with a Vengeance and The Eastern Hemisphere. There are others but those are the right off the top of my head ones that I put on my MP3 player and stuff.

 

The collaboration was put together very well, and I don't know if anybody else realized that some of the remastering EAR did was fantastic. There are a few tracks I had from the thread that sounded flat compared to these album versions, my tracks included. I have a habit of not using monitor headsets when doing music but with how these sound, I might consider it.

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Please make this a thing.  Like release 2 discs and that'll be Music Adventure 2013.

 

Then release Music Adventure & Knuckles.  Obviously all together they make Sonic Stadium Music Adventure 2013 Complete.

 

Each album is one half of a CD. You get given some staples when Music Adventure & Knuckles is released so you can achieve Lock-On technology.

 

You can also snap older CDs in half and staple them to Music Adventure & Knuckles, but the experience isn't as good.

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Each album is one half of a CD. You get given some staples when Music Adventure & Knuckles is released so you can achieve Lock-On technology.

 

You can also snap older CDs in half and staple them to Music Adventure & Knuckles, but the experience isn't as good.

 

Unconfirmed - Next Album to be released on cassette tape, vinyl, and bonus laser disc.

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Listened to some of this during my study hall today... WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO best study hall ever! I was so absorbed in the music that I barely even noticed the usual "final class draaaaag"

 

No really, everyone did a SPECTACULAR job on this, and I'm only a fraction of the way through. I look forward to listening to the rest through the week!

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Each album is one half of a CD. You get given some staples when Music Adventure & Knuckles is released so you can achieve Lock-On technology.

 

You can also snap older CDs in half and staple them to Music Adventure & Knuckles, but the experience isn't as good.

 

I hear TSSMA & Knuckles will be totally compatible with 2013 and 2012, but 2011 will give you a 134,217,728 track disc where every song is the same but arranged differently.

 

If you try to plug in Hedgehog Heaven, Project Chaos or The Sound Of Speed it's just the same track over and over.  =C

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oh you need no way no way remix yes I'm on it okay sure

 

Really though, couldn't resist once I found out about the name. Gonna have to redo my draft almost from scratch though, remixing from memory turned out to be a disaster.

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Been too busy to post thoughts lately, time for more!

 

First Steps ...for Sunset Sierra [Original] - Can of Nothing

Can totally imagine this in a 2D Sonic game for an opening stage!  So uplifting and peppy.

 

Tempest Travels ...for Tidal Tempest - KatamariParadox

Super pretty and atmospheric version of an already super pretty and atmospheric track.

 

Home For a Hedgehog ...for South Island - StereoPixel

Haven't got anything huge to say about this, just really liked it.

 

Lounging in the Clouds ...for Sky Chase - MasterJace

This is a great track, though I admit simply the opening 20 seconds or so are my fave bit, I confess it has a bit of syndrome of "whoa this sounds like it's gonna go into something really cool and original I haven't heard before" - it was sort of gorgeously melancholy at first, but then stupid ole uplifting Sky Chase comes in.  Go away Sonic.  >8U  Still a great mix though.

 

Flicky's Night Out ...for Star Light - Rexy

At first I was a bit "ehhh" thinking it was too fast paced melody-wise for such a soft remix, then bam the main bit comes in at 19 seconds and I was blown away!  Such a great, flavourful mix the builds and gets more exciting as time goes on.

 

Blackout at the Carnival ...for Carnival Night - BlitzChris

What a gorgeous Dark Reprise of a theme I could never be imagined possible to make melancholy.

 

Arctic Rush ...for Ice Cap - Zach Hinchy feat. EXshad

Ice Cap is so overdone but literally the opening seconds told me this would have its own character to it.  Totally awesome mixture of synth and rock.

 

Interlude ~ The Sound of Rainfall …for Shenmue - Joshua Taipale

Not familiar with Shenmue but this was just really pretty.

 

Dancing Angels ...for Windy Valley - Urban Flow

Considering how popular Act 3 (a.k.a. Mega Drive Green Grove) is I was so pleased to here this was an Act 1 mix.  It's very light and simple, but just has a lovely simple sound to it that does the original melody great justice.

 

Shortcuts …for Marble Zone - SuperPsyguy

Much like the above, this is a very minimalistic sound but it is also appealing for its simplicity.

 

Force of the Ocean ...for Deep Sea ~ A Sonic Robo Blast 2 Tribute - Joshua Taipale

Doesn't stray much from the source but I love the original and this was a great take on it.

 

Submerged Scurry ...for Aquarium Park - KatamariParadox

Act 4 was just the disc of simplistic but appealing remixes apparently.  Another one that keeps the original 100% recognisable but manages to put an appealing spin on it.

 

To Spagonia! ...for Tornado Defense - General Offensive

Heavier than I could have ever imagined this being, but still a totally daring and successful remix of an originally very pleasant and soft song.

 

Find the Computer Room! ...for Cosmic Fall - Rexy

Oh geez this was so great.  The retro style bits were blended with the modern sounding bits perfectly, and the touch of The Chosen One towards the end was genius.

 

Hedgehog's Ashes ...for Volcano Valley - wOrm

One of my fave tracks from the Mega Drive 3D soundtrack.  This has a great flavour to it that reminded me of some similarly warm sounding horn-driven remixes of Lava Reef I've heard in the past, so it felt perfectly fitting for Volcano Valley.

 

Depth Cove Suite [Original] - The Symphonic Games

This was super super cool.  Fantastic melody and rich instrumentation.  Argh I wanna play this "Depth Cove" level so bad from listening to it, whether it's a real fangame level or not!

 

Grime and Vengeance ...for The Ooze - Alien.Renegade

Not familiar with The Ooze, but I noticed and loved all the various little Sonic hints in here, it was a great energetic track.

 

Desperate Battle In Robotnik's Void of Emptiness ...for Final Fight - Dizcrybe

I've never cared much for the Mega Drive Final Fight theme, but this beefed it up to my tastes perfectly.  It's not a wild remix, more like a upgrade from Mega Drive quality to the Saturn/PC version quality, and it makes all the difference.

 

Sonic Boom ~Xusky Style - SonikkuXM

Oh boy this was so lovely sounding.  Fantastic vocals, and a really unique personality to the song.  I especially adore the way the chorus was sung.  I'm not a musical person, but however you would describe it, the way you sang "Sonic Boom" "differently" - like, more intensely -  compared to the original (at 1:06/1:17 for example) was eargasmic.

 

Wave Master Throwback - MasterJace

A song I originally never cared much more but was totally brought to life here.  Awesome.

 

Badnik Factory Suite [Original] - The Symphonic Games

If someone can direct me to The Symphonic Games' other original works I'd be most grateful, because they/she/he/it are utterly fantastic at catchy melodies, I tell ya.

 

Night on the Town ...for Blast Town - EAR feat. 2 Gryphon, EXshad & Rexy

A gorgeous slower version of such an energetic song, yet still retaining all said energy of the original.

 

Hot Head Reef ...for Lava Reef - Gregzilla

A wonderful sense of "interior" and atmosphere to this piece, and the Act 2/Hidden Palace segment later on was just beautiful.  And do I hear a sneaky bit of Donkey Kong Country 2 in there?  I actually only recognised it because of Darangen's gorgeous "Rest Tonight" remix, never played DKC2 lol.  But it fit perfectly here.

 

Keys the Ruin Modern ...for Pyramid Cave - Marvin Valentin feat. Joshua Taipale

Pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, but it's excellently done.

 

Hedgehog Panic Disco ...for Palmtree Panic Past - Urban Flow/Dizcrybe

A fairly to-the-point remix but just very enjoyable.

 

Scrolling ...for Bridge Zone - foreversonic

Simple and doesn't overstay its welcome, but is great the whole way through as a result.

 

Sonorous Discharge ...for Electric Egg - Rexy

Wow what a ton of personality you managed to give this fairly unmemorable track in my opinion.  Has a fantastic secret base vibe to it.

 

Servers Are the 7 ~ Chaotix Jam Remix ...for Tikal's Prayer - Pulse Titan

Totally raving mix here.  1:50 all the way to the end is just simply gorgeous.

 

Tenshi no Memori ...for Cosmo - Joshua Taipale

Yay more Sonic X remixes, and one of my fave tracks no less.  I adoooooooooooooooore what you did with the piano to high heaven.  Though I confess I didn't like the latter half.  I feel the gratuitous Japanese voice clips kind of spoiled it.  I dunno what the hell she's saying so it just feels like it intrudes on the emotion.  If it was in English that'd be one thing but uhh... I wouldn't expect the 4kids dub is nearly as emotional as... whatever she's saying.

 

Musical Hocus Pocus ...for Deep Core - MasterJace

Utterly fantastic remix.  I'm running out of unique things to say about the pumping electronic remixes I love on this album!  I love how driving this despite having much more calm, controlled percussion compared to the original song.

 

Topsy-Turvy Tower ...for Hang Castle - TrickyWolfy

Aaaaaaaaa I adored this when I first heard it on Youtube months back and I still adore it now.  I totally love to imagine a gorgeous Sonic Generations Modern remake of the level to this, because this would make such a gorgeous stage theme for a full remake mod or something.  Just such a fantastic sound and emotional depth to it that the original did not come close to having.  It was so "fun and games" halloween originally but you made it like, "beautiful autumn castle scenery with swirling moonlit sky" halloween.  ...If that makes sense.

 

The Eastern Hemisphere ...for Planet Wisp - The Symphonic Games

After Generations' Modern remix of Planet Wisp being so ordinary, this was such a breath of fresh air to hear such an original, and perfectly fitting/executed take on the track.  Love love love it.

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First Steps ...for Sunset Sierra [Original] - Can of Nothing

Can totally imagine this in a 2D Can of Nothing game for an opening stage!  So uplifting and peppy.

Fixed for 100% accuracy. It was kinda my intention, after all. ;P

CanofNothing: Project Flash (the album from which this track comes from) was previously called a fictional game OST (now trying to generalize it for a... wider audience?), and First Steps is the first stage/track/stuffmonkey in said album.

 

The whole thing's currently around 75% complete (no guarantees) and for a price of minimum US$4, so...

 

...uh....

 

AHHHIWASN'TADVERTISINGONPURPOSEIPROMISEAHHHH

 

..free download for you?.jkjkidk

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WHY WOULD YOU GUYS PUT TWO INTERLUDES ON ONE DISC.  >8C  My listening to Act 7 yesterday was woefully shorter than it should have been because I've been using the interludes to divide up my playlists and therefore thought Act 7 ended at the Sand Oasis remix!

 

But no really you had one disc without an Interlude at the end, why just plonk two on Act 7.

Edited by JezMM

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WHY WOULD YOU GUYS PUT TWO INTERLUDES ON ONE DISC.  >8C  My listening to Act 7 yesterday was woefully shorter than it should have been because I've been using the interludes to divide up my playlists and therefore thought Act 7 ended at the Sand Oasis remix!

 

But no really you had one disc without an Interlude at the end, why just plonk two on Act 7.

 

Jeff must have thought Gate of Your Dreams and Launching the Empire were too boss and are enough to be a disk on themselves....

 

Okay, no. Yeah, I just realised wow. :I 

 

But there'd be an extra interlude anyway. Wave Master Throwback is the album break so it's pretty much an interlude by itself yeaah.

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I really like this. It's awesome.

 

I love it how on the website itself a alternate player comes up instead of having me to get taken to a different link in my browser.

 

I hope I can take part in This year's.

 

...there WILL be one for this year, ...right?

Edited by AzureHedgehog

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Huh, Act 7 had 2 interludes?

Funny, Viz told me that my last-minute Star-Pac coincidentally sealed off the number of interludes perfectly...

Never noticed that, myself.

Edited by Hedgehog Wright (CoN)

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As a random suggestion, not to stifle creativity, but I think next year an idea for the album art would be to have the logo and fonting somewhat more consistent across the discs.  Makes it all feel like more of a complete package, and that brief moment of readjusting your eyes for each tracklist when browsing through is a pain.

 

 

Only got one more disc to listen to here, so should have my final list of favourites up in the next day or two.

Edited by JezMM

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