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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:16 am

Coycoy just uploaded this. Just wanna say a lot of the U.S Score for The History of Trunks special reminded me much of the Faulconer Productions score. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OecQlNDVlu4

Also, at 17:14 has my favorite track. Literally searched for this track for years. And it's finally here.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by dbzfan7 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:19 pm

I think Heroic Trunks is now my favourite theme from Faulconer productions (credit to whoever actually did it)
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by cRookie_Monster » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:30 am

dbzfan7 wrote:I think Heroic Trunks is not my favourite theme from Faulconer productions (credit to whoever actually did it)
That one is Mike's writing/arrangment. I played the lead and rhythm guitars(with some small amount of creative input there). Thanks!


(edit, forgot that I had done some sound design work for this as well creating that "Chhaa!" sounding drum thing)
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by dbzfan7 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:38 pm

cRookie_Monster wrote:
dbzfan7 wrote:I think Heroic Trunks is now my favourite theme from Faulconer productions (credit to whoever actually did it)
That one is Mike's writing/arrangment. I played the lead and rhythm guitars(with some small amount of creative input there). Thanks!
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Levlik » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:41 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47noREs-rC0

The bit that appears at the 40 second mark has always been a favorite of mine. It appeared a lot in the 1999 episodes and had a very nice, soothing, ambient feel to it. I feel like the version on the Best Of CD kind of ruins it by cutting it off at the 50 second mark for a heavy sounding track (I can only imagine this was a specific mix for an episode -- kind of like how the "Ginyu Force Theme" mix is specifically from the first two minutes of Ginyu Assault -- but I can't recall which one in particular "Finding the Capsule" is from) I really wish the full version had been released (Or the most that had been made of it, anyway). Kind of like "Time Chamber" (Odd choice of a name considering it's first used in Ginyu Assault). I've loved this song ever since the in-house dub premiered and the Trunks compendium cuts off the ending to it so it can segue into a completely different song in the middle of the track.

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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Captain Sauza » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:08 pm

King Cold's theme. I like how squeaky and alien sounding it is.

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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by RocktheDragon » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:13 pm

TheMightyOzaru wrote:I realize Faulconer isn't very popular around here, for reasons I'm sure are obvious to everyone at this point, but I'm sure everyone has at least 1 track they like. My favorite track is Heroic Trunks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bwvv69WNLU
Ah this really takes me back. Probably my favorite Faulconer track, great job OP! It's such a distinct piece, even coming from Faulconer.

I actually don't think there is any other track that reverberates to me as much as that one.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by cRookie_Monster » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50 pm

RocktheDragon wrote:
TheMightyOzaru wrote:I realize Faulconer isn't very popular around here, for reasons I'm sure are obvious to everyone at this point, but I'm sure everyone has at least 1 track they like. My favorite track is Heroic Trunks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bwvv69WNLU
Ah this really takes me back. Probably my favorite Faulconer track, great job OP! It's such a distinct piece, even coming from Faulconer.

I actually don't think there is any other track that reverberates to me as much as that one.
Proportionally speaking, there was a lot of effort put into that particular track since it was a promotional piece written for the Trunks commercial. Mike took some extra time on it.
I remember having to step over wires between Bruce and Mike's offices because Mike was using processing gear that only Bruce had in his office. (and I chipped in as well as I mentioned above)
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Rockman X » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:14 am

By far my fav tracks are the guitar Riffs in between battles like these :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiqTaCxfht4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkCZfWLyLYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W_-MYmNe3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdoH_cE0CUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EC9SnQHutQ
Faulconer may have not cared enough about the ambiance or emotional aspect of the show but he sure knows how to really good guitar riffs.

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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by SSJ3_Zack » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:41 am

Am I the only one who thinks that Faulconer's Ginyu Force theme would suit Mirai Trunks? :lol:
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by cRookie_Monster » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:20 am

Rockman X wrote:By far my fav tracks are the guitar Riffs in between battles like these :-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiqTaCxfht4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkCZfWLyLYk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W_-MYmNe3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdoH_cE0CUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EC9SnQHutQ
Faulconer may have not cared enough about the ambiance or emotional aspect of the show but he sure knows how to really good guitar riffs.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by SingleFringe&Sparks » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:14 pm

The passive orchestric sounds were the best imo, thats the theme they should have used when they composed it.
- Babidi's mind control theme: the piano bit was what made it significant. I think the music was actually at its best in the Buu saga. Most sounds felt smoother and a bit more natural than in the Android arc. The quality vastly improved in the Babidi arc where the sounds were more softer instrument-based synth sounds like the Pokemon games rather than the noisy, electro rock the Dub was more known for.

Top Tracks
- Babidi Mind Control theme & Cell Jr. Theme are probably the best examples of what the music should have been.
- Vegeta's SSJ theme (with intro build up) for the same reason. The piano.
- Mr. Buu's Theme: the piano as well. Though the tume capturing Buu's baby-like personality was spot on.
- Super Buu Scary theme / Buu Anticipates Theme: simply because of the chello.
- Kame House steel-pan tune: I thought it captured the island feeling of kame house perfectly.
- RoST/Time Chamber Trance Theme. The slow flute ups and downs perfectly done with that meditative feel.
- Cell's Slow theme is good too, a lot better than his normal themes.
- Goku's SSJ3 theme was made for that form, the triumphant memorable tune.
- Gohan & Goku train theme, one of my favourites.

Honorable mentions:
- Vegeta's Hell Bells. One of the most iconic enterance themes in the dub itself. When Vegeta gets real.
- Trunks Heroic Theme / Goku's Sacrafice Theme (Slowed) Would have sounded better with just orchestra synth.
- Cell-Gets his tail ripped: Same thing, as BGM its the signifier when things usually got bad to worse.
- Goku vs 19 theme (Mid violin Solo) is what makes this theme really nice to me, too bad its not the entirity.
- Kid Buu's fighting theme. The very tune of it is iconic for his character to me. Perfectly describes him.
- Goku Trains Gohan Theme. Gives that Badass Feeling and The Synth is pretty mellow.

My least favourites were:
- Imperfect Cell's theme (sounded too generic and sounds were slow and weak; sounded like a demo beat)
- Goku's SSJ theme (The guitar sounded low quality and too artficial as well.)
- Gohan's attack theme (sounds unfitting, and the guitar was too blarring and noisy)
- Piccolo SuperNamekian Theme. I don't hate it but its just a weird tune to me.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Fionordequester » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:33 pm

SingleFringe&Sparks wrote:My least favourites were:
- Imperfect Cell's theme (sounded too generic and sounds were slow and weak; sounded like a demo beat)
Which one? The one that's listed as his official theme despite not being used that way in the series, and being a mashup of several other songs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_XZt1QuiE

Or the unreleased one that's actually used like it's his regular theme, yet for some reason isn't listed on the Official Soundtracks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcAfZTtKDI
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by SingleFringe&Sparks » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Fionordequester wrote: The unreleased one that's actually used like it's his regular theme, yet for some reason isn't listed on the Official Soundtracks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcAfZTtKDI
The 2nd one with the annoying low-quality synthetic symbol beat.

The first one is actually pretty good, though if it was just the rapid piano tune by itself it would be even better.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by jda95 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:35 pm

I'm not much a fan of Faulconer's work at all (well, at least its application and suitability for the series) but there are a few tracks that I can really get into. The absolutely off-kilter and creepy Weird Circus has always stood out to me as a highlight of his score.

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Post by Lord Exor » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:26 am

Weird Circus also happens to be one of my front-runners.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Hades » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:16 am

I think the "super buu" theme sounds more like "Phantom of the opera" than "Marmalade"

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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by DarkPrince_92 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:58 am

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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by Morgil » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:13 am

My favorite is definitely the SS3 theme. In fact, i almost kinda wish they could reuse the song for KaiBuu.

Other songs i like... oh let's see, the initial SS transformation, Vegeta's regular and SS themes, Trunks' theme, Gotenks' theme, the Dragon theme, all the variations on Buu's theme... actually, i always thought that the Buu era was were Faulconer was at his best. I remember being disappointed back in the day when they didn't bring him back for GT or the redub of season 1. You know, I really don't get a lot of the hate the guy receives. I get the issue in replacing music in general, and i also understand the point about Faulconer's score having no silent moments, but i still feel that a lot of the songs that we did get were really fun and energetic. That's why i actually bought the soundtrack CDs back in the day.
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Re: Favorite Faulconer track?

Post by TheKingOfKamehamehas » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:48 pm

This one is very obvious for me because it stands as my favorite all time track which is Gohan Angers I think its called. I love the instrumental and makes me all pumped up for Gohan who is probably my favorite character in Z

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