Hi, I'm a composer and 3D artist. Additional skills include intermediate programming (primarily Python) and web design. I rarely check this profile so it's probably best to contact me by the listed email.

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JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Mar 15 2013, 12:22am replied:

Also, these look nice.

+1 vote   media: Junon Lamp
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JigsawPieces Mar 15 2013, 12:01am says:

I use Skype! I got tired of having both Skype and Pidgin open :D

+1 vote   media: Junon Lamp
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JigsawPieces May 5 2012, 6:11am replied:

I did, I put a crate in there before this :D That, and a wooden sphere!

+1 vote   media: UDK snappable kit piece test
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JigsawPieces Mar 28 2012, 2:28pm says:

Wow, your stuff looks really good. It's cool that you explained the process of making your textures and where you got them from.

+1 vote   member: simonoc
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JigsawPieces Mar 17 2012, 2:56am replied:

Done ;)

+1 vote   media: The back of Shinra HQ!
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JigsawPieces Mar 15 2012, 12:01pm replied:

Glad you like it ;) Hopefully I can do another more substantial release soon.

+1 vote   article: Version No. Change & Various Updates!
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JigsawPieces Mar 3 2012, 1:19am replied:

Looks nice, I'm glad someone's had a play with it! Hopefully once I create a new top of the tower and change out a few things for newer counterparts it'll look even better.

+1 vote   media: Midgar WIP
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Feb 15 2012, 12:48am says:

You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a TRAITOR.

+2 votes   media: Shut up
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JigsawPieces Feb 12 2012, 5:57pm says:

Thanks. Hopefully it could link to the current mod one day somehow.

0 votes   media: Old Mod Content
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JigsawPieces Jan 29 2012, 10:09pm says:

Yes, they're supposed to be roughly cut ;)

From the reading I've done polygons seem to matter a little less than is popularly believed. Poly count, of course, still matters and optimizing a model so as not to waste any faces is always prudent. I noticed some flat surfaces of vanilla FO3 content are divided up into more faces than necessary to allow for vertex colouring.

More recently I've become just as concerned with optimizing my textures and making sure not to use more than one set of textures per object if possible, squeezing the most detail into one map, etc.

+3 votes   media: Raw Materia
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jan 29 2012, 11:35am replied:

They modelled it, but each floor is separate in the original game. They didn't actually connect like these do. The upper floors of the tower (60-69) would go progressively further in one direction (right in this image) if you were to make them as in FF7. This is because the top of each staircase on any given floor reaches the next floor on the far right, while the preceding staircase ends on the far left. This would be normal if the staircases alternated directions, but they always go from left to right, giving them an 'overbite' to the right.

I don't know if I explained that very clearly, but if you Google shots of the floors and try to figure out how they connect you'll probably be able to see how that'd cause a problem. The tower has a lot of little idiosyncrasies like this. Sorry for the big comment, I spent a lot of time thinking about it :D

+2 votes   media: Upper Stairwell
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JigsawPieces Jan 21 2012, 6:14am replied:

It'd look even better if I could fix the issue I'm having with trying to make the floor reflective... :( But, on the bright side, there will be chairs for sure :D

+1 vote   media: Floor 61 WIP
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JigsawPieces Dec 10 2011, 2:36am says:

This is great. When I look at the concept art and listen to this the two mix really well. Makes me feel inspired to write some music! Very atmospheric, good job :)

+3 votes   media: Reprisal
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JigsawPieces Nov 21 2011, 10:11pm says:

I agree, a good composition should be able to stand by itself ;) I really like this tune, it reminds me of bank robbers :D

+1 vote   media: Pay Day
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JigsawPieces Nov 7 2011, 6:05pm says:

I might try doing one with Judgement Day but I'm having trouble thinking of a good arrangement. I'd also like to do a big original orchestral piece sometime too.

+1 vote   media: Crazy Motorcycle arr.
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jul 8 2011, 5:53am says:

The President's desk needs a big red button on it.

+1 vote   media: Jake's Monitor!
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JigsawPieces Jul 2 2011, 9:50pm says:

You could make the next floor down and connect it to that ;) Then make the floor below that and connect that. And then...

+1 vote   media: Doing some work on floor 70...
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jun 29 2011, 8:54pm says:

Mine is made from the tears of virgins.

+1 vote   media: Inevitable In Time
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JigsawPieces Jun 29 2011, 6:56am says:

I like the bass line at the start. I don't know why, but it makes me picture James Brown dancing (which is a good thing... I think).

+1 vote   media: I An I In Babylon
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces May 14 2011, 9:34am says:

:D It may or may not be made longer! (ohhhh double tease!)

+1 vote   media: Insurmountable
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JigsawPieces May 2 2011, 6:12am says:

I like this one ;) Makes me want to make something low key and laid back like this.

+2 votes   media: 1st Church of Synth
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 28 2011, 10:50pm says:

Actually I did try that, I thought it'd sound really good... but it didn't sound as good as the piano (in my opinion!). I'll send you an alternative version with a harpsichord, it's easy to do ;)

+1 vote   media: Jitter Jatter
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 28 2011, 5:21am says:

Hmm, maybe I should play it! Or...

Just get the soundtrack :D

+1 vote   media: Escape
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JigsawPieces Apr 28 2011, 1:30am says:

That doorway/pillars/arch looks very nice. Makes me want to model something :-/

+1 vote   media: A building!
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JigsawPieces Jan 20 2011, 7:05am says:

I don't need your useless internet transmission!

+1 vote   media: Trains
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JigsawPieces Jan 20 2011, 7:00am says:

Happy! Would you say that you feel gay? I had a really gay time making it... Maybe we could have a gay time listening to it together! One, two, three - press play now! Ohhhh yeah, that's pretty gay. I'm starting to feel real gay now. Don't forget to double-click pause/play quickly to simulate my slow internet connection! Yes, it is rather annoying that it makes the music jerky, but I guess being jerked around is just part of being gay!

+1 vote   media: Icicles
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JigsawPieces Oct 24 2009, 11:42pm replied:

You're right, it doesn't look like any of the 5 polygon characters! :-|
I think the point is that it's concept art ;)

+1 vote   media: Final Fantasy VII: Mako Dawn, Mako Dusk
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JigsawPieces Sep 22 2009, 2:16pm says:

What's up with Gandalf's finger? It looks painful.

All looks good though ;)

+1 vote   media: Urrl AKA Chimera
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JigsawPieces Jul 2 2011, 9:30pm says:

I don't remember saying that :D This is slander! You should name the game 'Infinite Pumpkin'

+1 vote   media: A minigame!
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JigsawPieces Jun 29 2011, 6:44am replied:

I've been called a rabbit for two other reasons than that. Elaborate? No, I won't!

+2 votes   member: JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jun 4 2011, 11:12am says:

Firstly, did you even read what I said? "PS1 FF7's Midgar wasn't huge". I didn't say anything about what it felt like or what the developers would have done had they had access to better technology. It's a fact that Midgar in FF7 wasn't huge. I fail to see how a tech demo made 8 years later is even relevant to this discussion.

Also, what the characters SAID and what Midgar WAS aren't necessarily the same. Besides, I think the original Midgar Plate, as seen from the Sector 7 slums looks higher than 50m. That's half a football field. But I'm talking about how it appeared, not how it was supposed to. You've completely ignored the context of my comment, which was a reply to RMoT. Congratulations on invalidating your own argument.

I was developing for this mod. I did a LOT of research. I know about the scale mentions on the train trip. If you read what industrialpolygons said in the first news release 'So, how large will Midgar be?' you'll see how the scale was worked out. You could also download the released mod and look for yourself.

+2 votes   mod: Mako Dawn
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jun 4 2011, 8:47am says:

It took me a while to figure out who you were! Welcome to moddb ;)

+1 vote   member: Cellular
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JigsawPieces May 17 2011, 9:00am replied:

Hahahaha the main theme of this piece used to be a metal riff on guitar that I wrote :D Purely coincidental ;) When I steal you'll know it! I counted less than a second of similarity :D

+1 vote   media: Insurmountable
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces May 7 2011, 11:53am says:

Aha! My dad loves motorcycles also and he was gonna get a Royal Enfield. He ended up getting a Triumph Bonneville though.

...

Anyway :D Nice model ;)

+1 vote   media: Royal Enfield Motorcycle WIP
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces May 2 2011, 7:32am says:

Wow, I really like your art you have here. I particularly liked 'A Beautiful Morning in Sunrise City'.

+3 votes   member: iQew
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces May 1 2011, 12:45am replied:

This version is a little old; there's a chord transition in there that doesn't sound quite right which I've since fixed.

But yeah, it's a bit of an anti-climax at the moment :D I'm planning on including it as part of a bigger piece after I've finished Jitter Jatter.

+1 vote   media: Grand Epic!
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 29 2011, 9:20am says:

Reminds me of The Mysterious Geographic Adventures of Jasper Morello ;)

I love diesel/steampunk.

+4 votes   game: Terminus
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 29 2011, 9:10am says:

Look busy, I'm watching you now!

+2 votes   member: faulk
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JigsawPieces Apr 25 2011, 10:13pm says:

It's a daaaaaaaaannce floooooorrrr!

+1 vote   media: Does it tile?!
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JigsawPieces Apr 21 2011, 8:55am says:

As industrialpolygons said, the PS1 FF7's Midgar wasn't huge. You can count how many buildings each sector can fit abreast on your fingers from the opening FMV. That's like 10 buildings. That'd mean Midgar is roughly nine city blocks in the FMV :D

Anyway, since things keep being asked:

-The mod was for Fallout 3
-There was going to be a demo of just one area developed (part of Sector 8)
-Cloud was no longer the player character, rather you made your own
-Other than that, the mission statement remained the same
-Lastly, the reason there are no updates is because development has completely ceased as of January this year

If someone else wishes to continue the project, I'd be willing to donate the models, textures, music, etc that I made. Most things have been released here: Fallout3nexus.com

+4 votes   mod: Mako Dawn
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 20 2011, 11:06am replied:

WHAT DID YOU CALL ME?!

+2 votes   member: JigsawPieces
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JigsawPieces Apr 20 2011, 10:59am says:

That train has improved a lot! The rungs on the side are perhaps a bit too big? I know mine were... They -seemed- alright, but when I stood next to them in game they were gigantic :D

+2 votes   member: Neomonkeus
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Apr 20 2011, 10:56am says:

All the textures (except the glow-y lights) I stole from Mr Industrial Polygons!

+1 vote   media: Tempus comparision
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JigsawPieces Apr 20 2011, 10:54am says:

Ahahaha! Did you chop my tunnel into little bits? :D Actually... I'm not even sure I made that :S

+1 vote   media: Scaling Confusion
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Oct 14 2010, 12:31am says:

This is my favourite so far. Some peoples drawings look good but lack emotion; that's certainly not the case here.

+1 vote   media: siblings
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JigsawPieces Oct 14 2010, 12:22am says:

Thanks everyone :) Maybe I should expand it...!

+1 vote   media: Beginnings! again...
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JigsawPieces Sep 2 2010, 2:19am replied:

you again?!

It's a harpsichord, actually! The medieval banjo, with keys!

+1 vote   media: EVIL
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JigsawPieces Mar 2 2010, 2:43am replied:

Isn't it just the vanilla textures...?

+1 vote   media: Street Sign
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Nov 22 2013, 12:03am replied:

Well, at least they closed the door on the way out... for some reason...

Don't think to hard about it.

+1 vote   media: In Europe There Was Fire
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Sep 11 2013, 2:52am replied:

I've actually never played it :-( Someone I was working with said they'd like the project to use that sort of art, so I used some art they linked me to as a reference and tried recreating it.

After that project fell through I decided to only do paid work for others and develop my own ideas on the side.

+1 vote   article: Open for art and music commissions
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Aug 19 2013, 6:07am replied:

It's not for anything. I was gonna make a blueprint of something but then got bored with the tutorial and made something totally different :D

+1 vote   media: Vitruvinator
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JigsawPieces Jun 23 2013, 10:12am says:

So many curves!

+1 vote   media: Blender Horn
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JigsawPieces Jun 23 2013, 10:05am says:

This is pretty good for early music. Better than some of the atrocious things from my past :D

+1 vote   media: Byzantium
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JigsawPieces Jun 23 2013, 9:58am replied:

Unfortunately, Freestyle doesn't :D It won't render the line art at higher resolutions, which is lame...

+1 vote   media: Classroom Visual Novel Background
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JigsawPieces Jun 23 2013, 9:55am replied:

Thanks. The top part was surprisingly hard to make D-:

+1 vote   media: Industrial Vacuum
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JigsawPieces Jun 23 2013, 12:48am replied:

Thanks, glad you like it.

+1 vote   download: Mako Dawn version 0.3
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JigsawPieces Apr 27 2013, 1:48am replied:

Apparently Palmer can't afford any more of that "lard" he was so fond of.

+1 vote   media: Mako Dawn
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JigsawPieces Apr 27 2013, 1:45am replied:

Way to compliment the one thing I didn't make :D

+1 vote   media: Mako Dawn
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JigsawPieces Apr 27 2013, 1:42am replied:

*one month later*

I dunno... I think it was just Photoshop filters XD The painting part is from an image I got off the net though.

+1 vote   media: Cave Painting
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Sep 23 2012, 10:18am replied:

Brum brum! Wait, I mean, choo choo!

+1 vote   media: Fuel Car (Mako Dawn)
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JigsawPieces May 5 2012, 6:11am replied:

I see what you did there!

+1 vote   media: UDK snappable kit piece test
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JigsawPieces Apr 21 2012, 7:26am says:

This looks great.

+1 vote   media: Concept Art
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JigsawPieces Apr 13 2012, 6:55pm says:

Take a screenshot on you computer, don't take photos of the monitor. You'll get clearer pictures and it'll look much better.

+2 votes   media: safe feed
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JigsawPieces Apr 5 2012, 1:21pm replied:

They practised for months to get it right.

+2 votes   media: Turks
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JigsawPieces Mar 17 2012, 8:01am replied:

Yep, that's the conclusion I came to after testing. The rather unsubtle usage here isn't how I'd actually employ it, haha.

+1 vote   media: Parallax Mapping Test
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Mar 15 2012, 8:16am replied:

Thanks :) I've been thinking recently of doing a recruitment drive on moddb to get another dev to help speed up production.

+2 votes   media: The back of Shinra HQ!
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JigsawPieces Mar 12 2012, 8:30pm replied:

Yes, the surface they're on is flat, the model is just a six-sided rectangular prism.

+1 vote   article: Version No. Change & Various Updates!
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JigsawPieces Mar 3 2012, 8:29am replied:

Thanks, I'm glad you like it so far.

+1 vote   download: Mako Dawn v0.2
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JigsawPieces Feb 29 2012, 7:46am replied:

It's in game :) This shot isn't quite up to date; some textures are a little more detailed than this shot shows as you can see with the wall texture in the first link in the description.

+1 vote   media: Lower Elevator
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Feb 20 2012, 2:10am replied:

There is no low poly version of the Shinra Building. I'm going for something in between high and low poly with normal and possibly displacement maps. The model in this image is about 45,000 polys. The Midgar model you currently see in the mod (outside the windows) actually has a higher polycount which is mostly due to the buildings on the plate. I'm pretty confident a way can be found to model all of Midgar with a 50,000 - 60,000 poly budget ;)

Also, the model of Midgar you see out the window will have things removed such as the central column, parts of the Shinra Building and generally anything out of view. I might export the plates separately and only include them in cells where you can actually see them. The most demanding area on performance will probably be 69/70... since they're joined in an open manner rather than by doors, plus the open air balcony allows you to see ALL of Midgar basically.

+1 vote   media: Midgar WIP
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Feb 16 2012, 12:12am replied:

floor -61- !!! It was actually surprisingly hard to fit both carriages on there :D

+1 vote   media: Cargo Car Interior
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JigsawPieces Feb 2 2012, 12:49pm replied:

Oh I see. Yeah, that video is from when I was first working on 59. The door doesn't do that any more.

+1 vote   media: Mako Dawn WIP 1
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Feb 1 2012, 12:30am replied:

The door at 01:00? Do you mean the emergency exit door? That doesn't open - it teleports you to the stairwell cell or, if you're in the stairwell cell, to floor 59. I'm not aware of any doors going over the walls...

As for animations, I'd love to make new ones for everything! But, as Neomonkeus said it's pretty unlikely at least for the foreseeable future. I do plan on learning to animate at some stage though. But since it's currently only me I really want to prioritize finishing off the existing areas ;) I agree though - some of Fallout's animations aren't to my taste. SMG shooting with one hand... what were they thinking! :P

+1 vote   media: Mako Dawn WIP 1
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JigsawPieces Jan 30 2012, 11:57pm replied:

Haha :D I thought someone would - we cater for idiots too ;)

+1 vote   download: Mako Dawn v0.1
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JigsawPieces Jan 21 2012, 6:22pm replied:

Once upon a time recreating the whole of Midgar (as a free roaming, playable area) was our goal. That's simply too ambitious, which is why we're making Shinra tower. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll never be able to visit the plates if things go really well with development ;)

+3 votes   media: Elevators
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Dec 17 2011, 6:33am says:

Wow, this looks really sweet.

+1 vote   media: Dwarven Troop Transport
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JigsawPieces Nov 14 2011, 7:47am says:

Midgar is a blight upon the planet :D

+2 votes   media: THE PLANET
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JigsawPieces Oct 5 2011, 6:12am says:

Damn, you opening and closing that door gets real annoying :D

+1 vote   media: Shinra Tower test
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JigsawPieces Oct 3 2011, 12:57pm replied:

YOU ARE

+1 vote   media: Catch Me
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JigsawPieces Jul 31 2011, 5:38pm says:

What are you running, Win95?!

I may be on bathroom duty... but uh,

Well. It's gonna be a really good bathroom.

Take THAT.

P.S. : fix the doors :D

+1 vote   media: Early work on 66...
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Jul 7 2011, 2:25am says:

Where's my monitor, that's what *I* want to know. :D It needs the vent thingys on the floor! It'd look cool with spec maps too :O Up to you :D

+1 vote   media: Redesigned floor 70...
JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces Nov 13 2009, 12:00am says:

Hey, welcome to moddb! You have some good music here, I like the ambient stuff ;)

+1 vote   member: melt99
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JigsawPieces Nov 5 2009, 8:19am replied:

With some luck there'll some be a forum that looks like that ;) I'm working on making it a reality right now with the MDMD team.

+1 vote   media: MDMD Website Concept
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JigsawPieces Oct 19 2009, 12:13am replied:

Some of it is MIDI :P it's not a final version, although the composition is finished. It's actually a mixture of MIDI, recordings and VSTs.

Thanks for the feedback, it'll be taken into consideration ;)

+1 vote   media: Swing Version 1
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JigsawPieces Sep 22 2009, 7:44am replied:

Thank you, I update it regularly so stay tuned! ;)

+3 votes   member: JigsawPieces
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