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About WillRock

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  • Birthday 06/28/1990

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  • Location UK


  • Biography I am just an average joe/musician who is trying to make a living in musik and stuff. In my free time (when I have any) I like to play music, listen to music, write music, play my guitar, play my synth, remix various game tunes and essentially anything music related. Lots of music.

    About my remixes, I use reason 4 primarily, but I also use Ableton Live on occasion.

    As for collaboration, I am more than happy to help you out with whatever you might need me for, but I am a busy guy so I might not have the time.
  • Real Name William Harby
  • Occupation Student
  • Facebook ID 98839364682
  • Last.fm Username Willrock07

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  • Collaboration Status 2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Live
    Pro Tools
  • Composition & Production Skills Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List) Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm

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  • AIM will.rock@mac.com

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  1. Whats wrong with OCR Releasing VGM style synths? Does it go against promoting VGM? No? Ok then. From my perspective, the "spirit" of the website is just promoting VGM. Remixes is one part of that, and the main focus but generally, the goal is a bit more broad than that. Also, who said people who worked on this aren't getting financial compensation? I didn't work on this so I don't know honestly, thats not mentioned here did someone tell you that? Even if they aren't, they entered into it willingly, its not like everyone was all held at gunpoint and were told "YOU *MUST* CONTRIBUTE TO THIS FOR FREE WHILE WE TAKE ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND TURN IT INTO MONNNNIES". If you personally don't like it, w/e, you weren't involved anyway so why does it matter. "Claiming to be the community" - Naaaaah. I don't buy that. There are loads of projects with OCRs name on that don't involve everyone. Half the projects on OCR probably have 15 people involved max and you're ok calling that the "community" so why is this any different? What about one man remix albums like AnSo's the Answer? halc's pilotwings album? I KNOW you've shown support for them before. What about the Original Soundtracks with one person involved? They've got the community stamp on them. I'd be more willing to accept your criticism of it not being the full community if it didn't come out of nowhere
  2. 32 Bit Blues

    Nice track, but the title? Doesn't feel "bluesy" to me really. Really nice ideas tho! Dig eet. Whats it for?
  3. I find musical ideas are open to your interpretation of it. Whenever I was in these compos, I would plan the genre and tempo of all my potential remixes before hand. So for example. Round 1: I'll do a fast paced rock remix. Round 2: a slow synth pop remix. This was regardless of what opponent (and therefore source) I may face. I've never had to change an idea to fit with the opponents source either. I did this for varieties sake cause I didn't want to do the same track twice. In some cases, I purposely chose what parts of my source to tackle for each remix I may do ahead of time too. To try and explain it more simply... to me, source tunes are just groups of melodies and rhythms and you can build a track to work around them. You shouldn't think "do these two tracks work together" you should think "how can these two tracks work together" and experiment. Maybe you need a little variation to make a track work at a different tempo but you can get the core of the idea down regardless. I haven't found 2 tracks I can't combine together, and I don't think I ever will because imo, you can combine everything to everything via arrangements, its just how you go about doing it.
  4. oh Cynic Project? He's awesome, I'm interested if you'd be willing to have me. Will send you an email shortly
  5. Need help finding VG music for non-gamers

    For Rock, look up Sixto Sounds and Prince Uf Darkness on here. Pretty much the go to guys for me with rock.
  6. The OCR mashup thread!

    Sorry about the title
  7. So sometimes, I like to do mashups. I knowother people do too, so lets post some mashups! I'll go first: Info: Monstrous Turtles by Zircon -ocremix.org/remix/OCR01558 Acapellas from: Bon Jovi - Its my Life Dream Theater - Pull Me Under Dio - Holy Diver Survivor - Eye of the Tiger Queen - I Want It All

    GUNNA JUMP ON THE BEFORE/AFTER OCR BANDWAGON Before OCR After OCR I'm not gunna lie. OCR made step up my game in a big way
  9. Keith Emerson Dead at 71

    Oh yeah, hewas a massive influence on Nubou. To be fair, VERY influential, Emerson Lake and Palmer are probablyTHE most famous forgotten band ever - according to everyone who remembers them, in their peak, they were the biggest rock band in the world - more popular than Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd etc etc. Sadly, time hasn't been kind to the bands popularity, but everyone over a certain age remembers who they are, and most musicians worth some shit who knew about themwere inspired by them, VGM included.
  10. Keith Emerson Dead at 71

    Keith Emerson was, for my money, the best keyboardist ever. His commandof the instrument and harmonic interplay was aheadof its time. Tarkus in particular is something to just be in aweof. Plus, such an influence on so many famous musicians, includingones within the VGM community.A more monumental loss than I think most people will realise.

    I think that for many, variation = lack of repetition. The general public are very used to hearing songs with more repetition than OCR offers overall I've found. Many songs follow a verse/chorus format and often, other than lyrical content in the verses, much of it is cut and paste, with exception of instrumental performances (same parts, just recorded again).Sure there are exceptions but generally, I find OCRs standards require a bit more effort to keep things interesting. Plus, because we're dealing with (mostly) instrumentals, track structures can tend to be a bit more open.Thats just my take on it.

    Just to make my stance clear, I don't hate repetition generally. I hate it in my own music. I'm my own worst critic by a thousand million miles. Probably

    Ok thats a clickbait and totally untrue headline but I am curious. When I joined OCR, I found that they required a specific style of arrangement. And I think that has generally influenced the way I write my music now. I hate repetition. In fact, I often have trouble making something that has the same tempo throughout, I either have to go halftime, or double time, or change the tempo completely, change my style halfway through the track... my music has gone MEGA progressive thanks to OCRs influence. I was talking to Sir_Nuts who claimed he hates repeating himself to the point of reducing his output for the fear of sounding samey.So OC Remixers! How has OCR changed your music?
  14. oh! oops. Sorry OA. Hey I'll hit him up, we could collab maybe? I got a cool plan for it but OA Collab is also kewl maybe if he's game