JJ1 Remake Pack

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readthisplz.txt 1.76 kB 13 Sep 2005
lrk_battleships.it Lark - Battleships 117.04 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_bonus.it Lark - Bonus Stage 119.58 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_boss.it Lark - Boss Stage 197.82 kB 29 Aug 2005
lrk_crysilis.it Lark - Crysilis 364.34 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_deserto.it Lark - Deserto 191.22 kB 05 Sep 2005
lrk_dreempipes.it Lark - Dreempipes 122.66 kB 28 Aug 2005
lrk_endsong.it Lark - End Song 289.75 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_exoticus.it Lark - Exoticus 70.52 kB 13 Sep 2005
lrk_fanolint.it Lark - Fanolint 182.60 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_holidaius.it Lark - Holidaius 403.76 kB 28 Aug 2005
lrk_industrius.it Lark - Industrius 234.39 kB 31 Aug 2005
lrk_lagunicus.it Lark - Lagunicus 107.73 kB 10 Sep 2005
lrk_letni.it Lark - Letni 202.27 kB 10 Sep 2005
lrk_marbelara.it Lark - Marbelara 124.51 kB 29 Aug 2005
lrk_orbitus.it Lark - Orbitus 66.58 kB 02 Sep 2005
lrk_raneforus.it Lark - Raneforus 246.05 kB 04 Sep 2005
lrk_scraparap.it Lark - Scraparap 89.65 kB 03 Sep 2005
lrk_secret.it Lark - Deserto Secret 244.34 kB 02 Sep 2005
lrk_technoir.it Lark - Technoir 283.08 kB 04 Sep 2005
lrk_turtemple.it Lark - Turtemple 148.00 kB 13 Sep 2005


JJ1 has great music, but none of it’s high quality because of the limitations of modules when it was made. So I decided to remake the music from it.

I didn’t get around to doing all the songs, but here are 20 of them. They’re not remixes, nor are they intended to be (just so you know).


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RecommendedReview by Joseph Collins

13 Sep 2005, 23:45
Turtle Goon (88 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings75 Featured reviews3 Average helpfulness62%

Boredom forged in the facade of re-arranging music spawned this. But how does it stand up to the original pieces? Let’s find out.

Music Analysis:
For the most part, channels were added to each and every Module to give it more echoes, range, and the sort. Some timing and pitch bends were also fiddled with here and there. However, some of the music sounds almost entirely unchanged. . .and some, like the Boss theme, actually sounds worse!(In this particular instance, the Boss theme is hollowed out a little. Quieter.) This is mostly due to what I’ll be samples, however. . .

Sample Analysis:
. . .some of which were changed, not for the better, but for the worse. Samples like hi-hats and some of the other things are of lower quality than the original overall(even if they’re of higher bit-rate). In fact, a couple sound like they came right from the Sound Blaster Live! v5.1 SynthWave SoundBank. However, some of the samples, however, sound quite a bit better than the originals. There’s a few songs where the samples fit all the better.

Final Analysis:
Don’t get me wrong. Some of the songs truly do sound better than their original incarnations. Labratkid obviously tried to do this as best as he could. He wasn’t aiming for remixes. Just slight alterations. . .re-arrangements. . .things like that.(Like that Medivo thing I did a while back.)
I’d say overall, he did an acceptable job, but it’s not quite as nice as it could theoretically be. Maybe try using better samples, or at least different ones. Perhaps don’t rely so heavily on just adding channels and echos. Trying adding in some of that originality we’ve come to expect from you, LaRK. For example, with the sample you chose for the “Jingle Bells” thing in Holidaius, might I suggest pitch-bends instead of just jumping from note-to-note? Also, change the snare drum back to a “machine crash” in Scraparap. . . That song is so nothing without that. Use the one from Final Fantasy VI if you have to. Just change it back.

Sure. Why not? Nothing here is damaged or anything. For the most part, it sounds just as good as the originals, and in a lot of cases, slightly better. Exoticus sounds absolutely marvelous with the new xylophone samples, for example. Technoir sounds fairly decent, too.


The “Simon Cowell” of Jazz 2 Online‘s Music Scene. . . Joseph Collins
Dr Lithius” or “LithiuServer” on Jazz 2

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Review by Odin314

17 Sep 2005, 04:54
Bee Boy Swarm (39 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings31 Featured reviews2 Average helpfulness56%

If you like it so much, why did you give it a low rating?

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Review by DanYjel

30 Sep 2005, 18:14
Jazz Jackrabbit (215 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings215 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness44%

We all know, Odin. And you too. We know who The He is.

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