I guess I should get this out of the way first. I received the news this morning - our initial submission for OCR approval has been rejected by the staff. I received a list of all the feedback from the projects team which reviewed the submission, and suffice to say, there are concerns that the overall quality of what we have does not reach the overall quality or potential that OCR is looking for.
So ... what does this mean for us? It means that this is not over! A wise salesman once told me that a failing grade is never the end of the world, it only shows you where you need to improve to do better the next time. There ARE tracks on here that caught attention, we DO have some folks on here that are getting noticed, and there IS some excitement that this is happening! I'd like everyone to take a long, hard listen at their work and find everything you love about it and everything you can think of to make it even better. OCR has made it clear to me that they want to hear our absolute best before they give us their nod, so I expect nothing less of everyone here. It was @Thomas Neil's vision to see this as an OCR album, so now that we are more aware of what those requirements are, we need to work even harder at this. Let's kick it up a notch!
Moving forward, I'm going to be asking for more help from the Audio Support team for track review and I'll be looking for a well-established remixer or to give me a hand with track QA. I know I've been slow with reviews - sorry about that, I'm getting there - but I'm hoping to have them all done by the end of the month. All this feedback from OCR is good incentive!
I'll be going over the panel feedback for your tracks with each of you; a lot of you have submitted updates since the initial submission, but I'll touch base regardless. If anyone has questions about this whole thing, please PM me.
I will be updating the tracklist to reflect the new narrative schedule soon, and posting an article about the narrative component - I'll hopefully do something on this in the next few days.
@Katamari sent me an update of his remix for SF SNES's Title Theme!
...and after a long absence, @CrimsonCobalt submitted a new WIP for Can't Let You Do That! which is sounding awesome. Give it a listen - He'll be looking for performers soon!
@The Imposter never got back to me, so yes, I have released the claim on The Awesome Black Hole.
@CrimsonCobalt has decided to release his claim on Katina, but will be keeping his original arrangement if anyone is interested in taking over from where he started.
Please keep the updates coming. Keep up the great work, everyone!
Thanks for the WIP, but for future reference, keep WIPs contained to private messages to me if you want to send something. That was, it keeps the folks guessing what they'll be getting for Christmas and doesn't spoil the surprise
RonaldPoe got 3 points, but still gets the last place wooden spoon.
Shid0 got 1 point, but he voted himself up to 4 points and fourth place.
Supercoolmike collected 6 points and gets third place.
PlanarianHugger managed to get 9 points, enough for a second place.
And the winner is Dex with 11 points.
Dex congratulations. Another win for you, you may choose the source for PRC354. Send the source to me (with a MID/MP3 file, otherwise send a second source with a MID file) by PM, other options are PM me @ ThaSauce or by e-mailing to email@example.com (I prefer a PM @Ocremix). Send your source as fast as you can, but before next Monday (31 July), 10:59 AM ThaSauce time (18:00 UTC, 19:00 GMT).
You may select any source for any game, but not a source with an OverClocked remix or a source which has been used in PRC before. An overview of the past PRC's can be found in the following links:
http://bambombim.googlepages.com/PRCRemixList.doc (also downloadable via the link above).
Check the ThaSauce Page for the results and votes.
Next round is already up and ends this sunday (July 30th)