djpretzel

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About djpretzel

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  • Birthday 07/25/1979

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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  • 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. @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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. @Cazetta Amazing modeling work - really good stuff! If you want additional interpretations, we can do a shoutout on twitter, just let me know!
  5. @Odai Yes. ACTUALLY, we just ALSO added expanded role attribution (director, assistant director, performer, lyrics, AND... artwork) to album pages: http://ocremix.org/album/48/be-aggressive-a-gunstar-heroes-tribute-album We still have to add artist profiles for those talented individuals who have contributed artwork to OCR projects, but you'll have them, and you'll be credited on album detail pages as well once those links can be established. @Txai Good suggestions; will implement some of them, not all, but the immediate priority is more updating other pages (game, organization, system, remix) to match this aesthetic a bit more, and get the main site navigation responsive.
  6. e.g. http://ocremix.org/artist/4628/zircon Uses Bootstrap 3 More visual layout YouTube playlists! Emphasis on artist links is front and center, including support links for patreon, oc records, etc. Definitely a work-in-progress, but since it was better than what we HAD, we're going live now and will iterate Other pages will be updated to kinda-sorta match, as time allows This pushes us further towards an overall site redesign by getting pages laid out in Bootstrap, semi-responsive, etc. in a piecemeal fashion Feedback welcome
  7. We offered a path forward, it was rejected, remix removal was requested by the artist, and given a long history of issues, we agreed it was for the best.
  8. @The Damned Full specs are known? I don't think so... some vague stuff has been put together, we know it's a "custom Tegra" chip for example, but I haven't see detailed specs. Link? Might end up being the most bad-ass handheld/portable gaming system ever.... as a console, I really hope that Nintendo considers turning the dock into a discrete GPU that can *eventually* bump things up. If it used TB3, for example, you could see upgrading the dock independent of the tablet as a way for the system to move forward. Will be loads of fun either way, but I do want to see the full specs, and AFAIK they are not yet known.
  9. Good stuff; builds very nicely from a simple intro into something grander. Would totally fit in a game, IMO.
  10. @A.M. Wolf Try Audio Overload: http://www.bannister.org/software/ao.htm Or foobar2000, but you'll need plugins for that just like with Winamp: http://www.foobar2000.org/ However, Winamp seems to work just fine on Win 10 for me, on multiple machines, so you might be able to resolve that issue if you asked for help.
  11. It'd be weird NOT to wish the album well... so I do as well And I hope many artists choose to submit their arrangements here. An email will be forthcoming on the logistics of all of this.
  12. darn it when i heard from liontamer about brandon i thought that now people won't hear his music anymore.

     

    but that's not why i'm posting this. reading the forum i completely agree with your choice, slander is never good and as someone who had to deal with that sort of things for years i can understand where you are coming from and wanted to say thank you for getting rid of him, people should never act like a paranoid to the point that people become upset.

  13. This particular saga is ended; Brandon has requested removal of his mixes from OCR, and we have decided that it makes sense, given his continued reluctance to admit any wrongdoing and continued insistence that we are in some way at fault / corrupt / whatever. Put frankly, I don't trust him, I don't believe he learned anything from any of this, and I believe he'd just do it all over again in a heartbeat the next time something came up that he didn't like, didn't understand, misinterpreted, etc. As much of a fan as I am of the music he personally has released via OCR, which we have stood behind, and the albums he has coordinated... if I'm taking time away from my daughters to work on OCR, it has to be for the music, for the site, and for the community, not for the twisted ego & paranoia of a single artist intent on stirring up drama, baiting people, making unfounded accusations, etc. I am willing to endure quite a bit for the betterment of OCR, and I realize that not ALL of the tasks that I'm responsible for are going to be fun, or enjoyable, or without controversy, but I cannot be expected to indefinitely babysit the fragile ego/psyche of someone who continuously makes bad faith accusations without evidence and sees no fault in his own actions, not to mention a LONG history of claims of harassment by other community members, abusive behavior on the forums, etc. We will be mailing FF3 artists as well as collaborators who have worked with Brandon on posted mixes, as those will remain on the site unless a consensus decision to remove is reached by all parties. Existing published albums are unaffected by this process. It's sad, but my goodness... I can't be expected to have unlimited patience and tolerance, nor can our staff. Long time coming. Time to move on.
  14. Neat! Definitely sounds close... were you the first to notice, or repeating from somewhere else?
  15. Awesome, glad you're still down! YES, the Sep. 12th WIP deadline remains in place. No need to change it, let's keep things moving forward, and once the poll has a majority of votes, we'll be modifying the roster accordingly, reaching out with new contact info, etc. No worries, we can make that happen.