djpretzel

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About djpretzel

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  • Birthday 07/25/1979

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.djpretzel.com
  • Skype
    djpretzel

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  • Biography
    David W. Lloyd is a software engineer, musician, producer, and graphic designer from the Metro/DC area of the United States of America.

    Mr. Lloyd is the president and founder of OverClocked ReMix, an organization dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of video game music. He has popularized unofficial arrangements of this music by encouraging fans to submit mixes to the website he developed and maintains at http://www.ocremix.org. He has composed and produced numerous such arrangements himself, under the name of "djpretzel", in addition to original compositions available on his personal website at http://www.djpretzel.com. He has appeared alongside industry professionals like Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall at game music events, and has been interviewed by Salon, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and others for his work with the site. He runs an associated record label, Overclocked Records, to help promote the original and arranged music of artists involved in gaming and computer culture.

    Mr. Lloyd is also an accomplished software engineer with ten years of experience in web-related technologies. His skills include experience in .NET, Java, and PHP software development, relational database design and administration, graphic design and web development using Photoshop and Dreamweaver, and extensive familiarity with Documentum-based software solutions, web services, and XML/XSLT.
  • Real Name
    David W. Lloyd
  • Occupation
    Software Engineer
  • Facebook ID
    856880622
  • Twitter Username
    djpretzel
  • Last.fm Username
    djpretzel
  • Xbox Live Gamertag
    djpretzel
  • PlayStation Network ID
    djpretzel

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Bitwig Studio
    Studio One
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    [Plugins]: Kontakt, Omnisphere, Trilian, Battery, Reaktor, Sylenth1, Zebra2, Hive, Alchemy [Libraries]: Spitfire Albion & BML Series, Heavyocity, Impact Soundworks
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Vocals: Male
  1. Always been great, hope to chip in again one of these years, kudos for a job well done @Dyne, and I have every confidence @The Coop will continue doing amazing things!
  2. It's 2017, MAGFest is over, and it's (past) time we got things back on track! I'll be chatting with @JJT & @zircon - we may need some changes w/ our management approach, but we HAVE reviewed the initial round of WIPs, we'll be contacting artists where feedback is appropriate, and we'll be establishing a new timeline, soon. If anyone has an overabundance of free time AND experience running an album, let me know on Discord if you'd be interested in helping to manage this project with us and we can talk a bit!
  3. What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
  4. Now with MIXPOST! http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03472
  5. I'll give that a secular "amen"
  6. I need to modify our YouTube playlist viewer so that it can start off minimized, with just the transport controls showing, and then expand when a track is played. That, along with some minor GUI tweaks, could make this suggestion work, and I think it could be cool, too!
  7. @evktalo All good points, appreciate the feedback! Right now the goal is to update all the OTHER pages to match, so the site is a bit less of a chimera, THEN update the overall design a bit, THEN go back and tweak every last bit to perfection (or something much closer!) - these suggestions kinda fall in the last phase, but I'll see what I can do!
  8. Not a style we see a lot of; not a great ending, but some cool stuff going on. -djp --- Hello OCRemix: I would like to submit this track. Link to Track: Artist Info: Remixer name: Smooth4Lyfe Real name: Joey Ofori Website: http://www.youtube.com/smooth4lyfe UserID: 33213 Submission Information: Name of Game Arranged: Sonic CD Name of Arrangement: Palmtree Paradise Name of Original Song: Palmtree Panic Created with: Fruity Loops & Studio One Info about the track: This is the smooth remix to “Palmtree Panic” from Sonic CD. I call this the Smooth Future version. Chill and lay back to this jam! Enjoy! Smooth4Lyfe Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/smooth4lyfemusic YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/smooth4lyfe CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/smooth4lyfe
  9. Some interesting & good ideas on progression at certain points. Needs to be compared to inspiring arrangement as well as original. - djp --- Your ReMixer name: Eternal Love Your real name: Konstantin Karpitsky Your email address: Your website: https://www.feelmorelove.com/ Your userid (number, not name) on our forums, found by viewing your forum profile: 33648 Submission Information Name of game(s) arranged: DuckTales Name of arrangement: Orchestral Reprise Name of individual song(s) arranged: The Moon Theme Your own comments about the mix, for example the inspiration behind it, how it was made, etc.: This is my first game music cover. I was inspired by this remix: https://youtu.be/EwbMkIROOGU and decided to make a short variation adding my own ideas. It was made in Ableton using orchestral Kontakt libraries.
  10. @Odai vBulletin had a PM export feature, which was nice, but IPS4 does not appear to. The next best solution, to address clutter, is to use the messaging system's support for folders - create a couple folders and bulk move messages there. There's a gear icon next to the "Inbox" header that should let you do this, but let us know if need help! Moving topic to help forum.
  11. @Koriantor Yes.... actually, we've built out a "remix_attachments" table and the requisite functionality, we just need to upload what we've got, incorporate it into the front-end of the site, and do a call for sheet music, MIDI files, etc. from artists. The same mechanism is also intended to eventually provide lossless FLAC versions, when we're sure we can handle it. @Dhsu We can & will centralize everything here & host it ourselves, permanently... and we're close to doing so.... what we could use right now is someone willing to gather everything in one place for us so that when we ARE ready to roll, we can pull it all in. Any assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated!
  12. @DusK At the moment, admin@ocremix.org, via email, with full specifics of what needs changing. Future hope is to make more of that configurable without our assistance, by tying into forum profile options.
  13. Work continues.... organization pages have been updated with a similar approach: http://ocremix.org/org/1/sega http://ocremix.org/org/2/nintendo http://ocremix.org/org/3/square-enix http://ocremix.org/org/4/capcom http://ocremix.org/org/5/konami http://ocremix.org/org/7/rare
  14. Good call, yes... it's not a traditional ambient approach, there are certain sounds used that stick out & some which recall trackers/mods to me, too. There's no strict limit any more, but there's a practical limit in the sense that the arrangement has to keep developing and also can't just be dozens of tunes thrown together into a mega mix or something like that
  15. @Cazetta Amazing modeling work - really good stuff! If you want additional interpretations, we can do a shoutout on twitter, just let me know!