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About djpretzel

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  • Birthday 07/25/1979

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    Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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    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 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 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.
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    David W. Lloyd
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    Software Engineer
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  • 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
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Vocals: Male
  1. So I think this COULD be rejected on arrangement alone... a little too repetitive, and the beat is relentless in a way that I didn't particularly enjoy. From a production perspective.... well, with pure chiptune, and in mono at that, what we expect is that the arrangement side of things compensates for all the production decisions that are being taken off the table - like panning, or DSP, or instrumentation beyond what the chip offers. We haven't been 100% clear about this in the past, but it's NOT that we have a blanket ban on chiptunes, just that getting one past the panel is harder - same deal with solo piano arrangements - because the set of production decisions has been significantly curtailed. NO
  2. What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.
  3. @Darkflamewolf Good question, not a stupid one. You need to ask OCR staff (me, @Liontamer, or @DarkeSword) to add your project to the consent form. I've modified the form to use the new Google Forms layout... I've also enabled responders to see a summary of responses. There's a pie chart that, at least, will show you the # of responses for your album. Seeing the names would require more flexible permissions than Google Forms seems to allow, so the best we can do for now is let you track the count, and then when it gets close to release, we can give you the list of names for your project.
  4. Well, the full answer is kind of technical: Internally we have a taxonomy table in our database called "terms" Because it is hierarchical, it is possible for two terms with the same name to exist at different levels of the tree, which means their name cannot be guaranteed unique, which would make true use as "tags" problematic because of the potential ambiguity. We also wanted to avoid the impression that we have an OPEN tagging system, where in fact we are using a very controlled vocabulary. Nevertheless, if no one understands "terms" or has the same confusion you did, we should probably just use "tags" since it's more intuitive & common... @DarkeSword, @Liontamer - thoughts?
  5. Official status has been granted, @Darkflamewolf - good job on initial organization, let us know how we can help, and keep at it!
  6. All this executive privilege being employed currently has left a bad taste in my mouth, so I'll sub to the queue!! -djp ---------------- Game: Super Mario RPG Artist: I AM DJPRETZEL. You do not hang up on Mustin. Source: Valentina's Castle / Margarie Margarita - Comments: Symphonic trap, mastered aggressively... the dominant concept I attempted to convey was sadism; this arrangement re-envisions the very proper & classical harpsichord original as something narcissistic & malevolent, no qualms about it. The source is basically a bunch of overlapping motifs; difficult to arrange without just doing a cover, which I don't like doing. My solution was to extend each motif out, in some cases extending descending progressions further downward as well. If source is an issue, I can provide a breakdown.
  7. Cross-reference added at Thanks!
  8. @Liontamer @DarkeSword I'm re-pinning this due to update: 2,850 new ReMix-Term associations (tags) are now live on the site after processing the first wave of submissions!! THANKS to @timaeus222, @Tables, @SystemsReady, @Olarin, and @Jean Of mArc for the hard work and to @DarkeSword & @Liontamer for coordinating! We now have 16,000+ total ReMix-Term associations in the database. Time for more!!
  9. I actually liked PS3 - the title theme is BEAUTIFUL, and that helped quite a bit, but the whole marriage/branching thing actual felt novel to me, at the time. PS2 was better BUT... those dungeons, those transporters.... (nightmares) The problem with any new album is consistent, persistent leadership; would anyone be down for actually helming this & taking point?
  10. @JenZ and I were discussing a full quadrilogy album, doing the whole original JRPG series (no Online games), and picking the best tracks i.e. not attempting to cover everything. Would love to see this happen, but I'm tapped out at the moment... Tentative titles were "Algol Rhythms" and "Memories of Motavia"
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. Now with MIXPOST!
  14. I'll give that a secular "amen"