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Majora – The Fortress / The Pirates Give Chase (Instrumental) – REDUX

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2014 by mbulteau

Many thanks to Miguel Jesus and his audio mixing wizardry.

3000 Likes & TSN Interview

Posted in Media Updates, Q&A, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by mbulteau

Big thank you for my to The Midnight Frogs.

Demo #8 – Majora’s Aria

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by mbulteau

This footage was taken in July 2012. Took us long enough.

Big big thanks to Allegra Durante and Inês Quaresma.

Also, special thanks to Sofia Galvão, Billy, Mom0ki, Natasha Silvestre, Princess Rizu, Rachel Hillman, Siomara Zendejas, and Verónica Fragoso.

Monthly Round-up: July 2013

Posted in Monthly Roundup, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by mbulteau

Check the previous posts for details.

Full Throttle: TV Tropes, Spinning Stream, and New Hardware

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by mbulteau

Ladies and gentlemen!

Firstly, Majora’s demo and instrumental reel has been uploaded to the Spinning Stream. Not much else to say, except that if you don’t know about them, go give them a listen. They have a great selection of Nintendo originals and remixes.

Secondly, it has been brought to my attention by a Youtube user named Rethkir that a TV Tropes page has been made for Majora. I was understandably surprised, as this isn’t even a finished draft yet, let alone a finished work! A Radio Hyrule user named Nayru was kind enough to correct a glaring mistake in the “Voiceless” trope, which stated that Majora is a disembodied voice. Majora is, in fact, an actual singer on stage, separate from the dancer, Skull Kid. It is just considered invisible to other characters, but plainly visible on stage as the “voice inside Skull Kid’s head.”

Last, but definitely not least, the new hardware is ready. I have acquired a new machine, and official digital writing will finally resume at full throttle! All the information and ideas I have been discussing here with polls and such will finally be put into practice to carry on with the completion of the entire first draft of the opera.

I would like to thank all the supporters, who supplied a total of 25% of the required funds for the new hardware:

donators

Thank you! :)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a truckload of papers to convert to digital notes.

Cheers from the Majora team!

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Zelda Dungeon Interview

Posted in Media Updates, Q&A, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2013 by mbulteau

Big thanks to Vincent Cline (wolfmanmariofan) for interviewing me! :)

I’ll post again soon with more updates.

Zelda Informer’s Article

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by mbulteau

Many thanks to Logan Cavaliere for this article over at Zelda Informer. :)

New Team Member, and Odolwa Gets a Makeover

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2013 by mbulteau

Life is a bitch, but if you give it lemons, it will eventually get better.

Wait, that doesn’t sound right.

I came here to announce that Majora has a new member: Liam Greenough; former head of FFREO.

He will resample the entire work done so far, dramatically increasing the quality of the samples and freeing me from needing to sample my work on the opera myself.

What does this mean? It means that not only will the next demos have better instrumentals, but I will finally resume the official digital writing of the opera, now faster than before.

Why? Because now that I have a colleague with capable hardware, I can compose in MIDI, which, despite the horrid quality, can be done on any piece of crap machine, including a netbook. The pro is speed, the con is probably more revising once sampled properly later.

Part of the help received will go towards a USB MIDI keyboard, to make for speedy and portable note entry (also, the current one is cumbersome and half broken).

A big thank you to everyone who contributed so far!

An equally powerful thank you to those who keep supporting the opera in any other way!

Also, a public thank you to Liam Greenough, for joining the project.

I leave you with this eargasmic resampling of Odolwa and the Deku as proof of his skills:

P.S: OMGZORZ the progress bar has MOVED!

Signs of Life and Q&A #24

Posted in Q&A, Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by mbulteau

Hello, internet.

No, we’re not dead. We and other people needed for the project get caught up in other stuff and things sometimes keep being out of sync. I thought I’d pop by to tell you something.

I came across a lovely cover of Pamela’s Arietta by Elizabeth DeLoria who, despite the low quality of the hardware, delivered quite a character! You can hear it here. She, and I quote, “REGRET(s) VERY LITTLE.” Well, I regret nothing! :)

Remember that we are searching for both singing and monetary support! If you don’t know about it yet just visit to the two previous posts.

Also, thank you to all of you who have supported us, your help is invaluable. We urge you to spread the word further so we can reach the adequate number of resources to keep working on this.

Speaking of which, a very pertinent question seems to have been left behind, and I apologize to f(x)=12/x for that.

f(x)=12/xSo many inconveniences, and still active, if not going strong. Sadly it’s not the norm (in so many artistic fields). Imo the delaying of the demos is not a problem as long as the writing goes on. Which leads to the following question(s): considering you’re “quite past” the 67% claimed by the bars on the right, is act 2 completed (on paper)? Has 3rd act/ouverture/prologue been started (on paper)? And is it right to assume that more paperwork means faster digital transcription? I hope the questions (not to mention their quantity) don’t seem too…intrusive.

Due to terrible issues of focus and of other kinds, I tend to have a hard time with just paper, and the best ideas for timbral composition come along when I have a more solid feedback, such as from digital samples, to give a clearer idea of what an orchestral blend can provide. They do not replace or evoke in the slightest the real depth of an orchestra, mind you, but it became my best way to develop things musically.

Because of this, I have been writing on paper all the ideas and sequences that I think must not be forgotten. It’s been a work in bits, spread all over and not joined yet. Some ideas are even conflicting, as they are options to be tested later on.

Therefore, I cannot say that any act is complete (save for the first one, if you don’t count the large amount of corrections and additions that need to be made), as the paper needs the (pre-)final judgement of orchestration to be considered definitive.

There are parts of the third act on paper, indeed. Such as the tribute to renaissance music with Igos du Ikana’s aria, and the arrival of Kafei at Clock Town as the moon draws close.

More paperwork just means less pain for the wall, as my head will hit it less trying to come up with ideas.Whenever the resources are enough, the writing will enter turbo mode, so…

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2000 Likes!! Something For You

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by mbulteau

Thanks!

2000 likes = 2000 people

Imagine each contributing just 1€.

Support the artist!