As far as your question about Vegeta's theme, or character themes in general, like say Piccolo's two(Piccolo and Nail Fuse, Help From A Friend), yes, I am using both of those. . .at appropriate times, of course. One of the funny things about the original Faulconer score is how Vegeta can't even take two steps without Hell's Bell's seemingly playing from out of nowhere. I'll admit, in 53-55, I sorta fell victim to this, though thankfully thanks to Coycoy88's rips, I now have a bit of an arsenal when it comes to Vegeta moments, and now I feel much more comfortable with placing Faulconer's music, or having an ear for it you could say. Kinda have had to school myself on it.Innagadadavida wrote:So I have a few questions.
With the Falconer mix, are you using character themes? Vegeta's was a pretty prevalent one. In his moments of badassery, I can't imagine any other sound than that wailing guitar and bells when listening to a Falconer mix.
Have you heard of that one Falconer composition for Trunks slicing Freeza? There was a song that is on the CD that was composed for that scene, matched up beat-for-beat to the footage, but was scrapped and a generic track was used in the final mix. It might be kind of cool to see that track used appropriately.
Do you plan on doing all 98 episodes? If so, how long to you estimate it will take?
Do you take any liberties with the original Kikuchi mix? Or are you exclusively referring to the original Z version of the scenes in question and just matching it up?
The Freeza's death track you mentioned was used by my in 56. . .though in conjuntion with Trunks theme. I honestly didn't plan on using it, cause I really don't like the track in its original placement(not enough BANG for my taste), but, since Trunks regular theme kinda just peters out, I had to have another track continue along with the music, so actually, it worked out pretty well I think. Best of both worlds I suppose. Though if it interest you, I actually came across a video that had placed Freeza's Death in it's originally intended context. Can't remember who did it or anything though. But yes, I wasn't keen at all on using Desstruction for Freeza's Death. . . especially since I used it earlier in the episode.
Do I plan to go to episode 98? Yep. How long will it take? That depends. Granted, I've had to do a lot of on-hands learning from a video/audio editing perspective, but I think I can confidently say I know what I'm doing know(for the most part, anyway). I'm certainly kinda glad Part 7 hasn't been announced, truth be told. Gives me time to get Part 5 and 6 done and out there for consumption on a none-suicidal course. As it currently stands, I've conceptually finished scoring all of Part 5, with the exception of Faulconer versions for episodes 62-63. . .but, there's going to be a bit of a delay. I'll get into that in a bit.
In the Kikuchi original Z, or Faulconer versions, I watch the episodes(s) in question before I score. Or rather, I play-by-play with Kikuchi, and watch Faulconer to get a *vibe* of what was the episode trying for(with the exception of any memorable placed pieces, of course). Even still, it's impossible to 100% recreate Kikuchi Z because of how Kai is usually 2 episodes of Z, and the potential for the same themes crops up, sometimes alittle more often than I would like. So, yes, there is some liberties taken in certain cases, as one of my cardinal rules with scoring is that I don't use a piece of music more than once in an episode, but I like to think I keep close to the spirit of what was/is intended. I also try to stay far, FAR away from using any tracks that Kai uses(no problem if that's what actually plays in a scene in the original show, but one of my scoring choices I mean). I think I only used one of the super repetitive Kai pieces in episode 58, but only as a bridge between two pieces, and only a part of it(think that one movie 6 piece that Kai overkills its mileage on). But other than that, I try to stay pretty much faithful to the original show's placement. I still can't thank Kei17 enough for his rips. . .otherwise, a lot would be different, and I would be very much up a creek without a paddle.
I hope that answers all your questions. As far as a general status update, there's going to be a bit of a delay in the next release for a couple weeks, as I'm waiting on the Kai OST's and DBZ BGM collection CD's I bought last week to arrive. I mentioned how I've pretty much finished scoring all the episodes, but now I'm going to have to recreate all the CD audio pieces I used in all three versions so I can take advantage the higher-audio quality afforded in my LinearPCM masters with the CD audio in the wave format versus the lossy mp3's I was using. It shouldn't be too big a deal, since I'm not scoring from scratch, but as I mentioned in the previous post, I was working on remasters for episodes 53-55 as far as the UNSCORED audio and the scoring of the audio tracks, but that can't be completed until I get the CD's in. But, when I do update, it's going to big a BIG update. I'll be releasing my remastered(and FINAL) versions of episodes 53-56(53-54 significant scoring changes, 55 a few timing bits, and 56 mostly just using the higher audio quality of the CD tracks, since I'm still pretty happy with it looking back), along with episode 57. There should be no more backtracking on my part after this, so hopefully everyone will be able to look forward to new episode releases from this point forward!
In the meantime, I might make a bit of a preview video of some of the various android stuff I've scored. . .if anyone has any interest. It seems like my project is gaining a bit of steam on youtube. Plus, since somehow my megaupload stats decided to unfreeze, there roughly seems to be around 50 or so people who've downloaded each release. I hope once I start releasing the android stuff, it'll definitely perk more people's interest.
That's about it for now I suppose.