Hi everyone. I'm still around, just lurking.
I wanted to pitch one of my friends, Tiffany Ha, as a potential composers for your projects.
She is a very good, real-life friend of mine - we sing in two different choirs together and have played together in a band. She would like to do more compositions, particularly for gaming projects, so I told her I'd put my various connections to work.
Here is a track that Tiffany did for FE7x, which I think captures the quintessential JRPG experience quite nicely.
And here is her website. Don't be fooled by the chamber-oriented pieces on display here. I think her range is far greater than the work you'll see listed there.
Tiff is more than capable of pulling off a variety of styles. Things work best if you can give detailed, qualitative descriptions of the musical journey that you want. For example, "I want this main theme to convey an epic journey into the unknown" and/or "I would like the song to incorporate this melody, but make it sound dark and foreboding" are helpful places to begin. I'm sure people like @Myke can attest to her work.
Some things you might potentially want compositions for:
- an original piece for your hack/project (duh!).
- an arrangement of an existing song e.g. "a battle theme based on Eliwood's theme" or "a fast-paced map theme based on Ninian's theme"
- a jingle/theme song for your YouTube channel
- ambient background music for your videos
Direct transcriptions are a no-go (this would include things such as "a GBA-insertable version of Id~Purpose", which is substantially more work than an original comp)
An original composition would provide a much higher degree of originality and uniqueness to a project which I think it difficult to convey through other means. Rates can be discussed if you're interested and would vary depending on the complexity of the composition. If you have a means of offering decent exposure (like crediting and linking the artist in videos) then this can be factored in with the rates.
I'd be happy to help with insertion of MIDIs if required (for free!).