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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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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
    Mixing & Mastering
    Recording Facilities
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Vocals: Male
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  2. Rampage (2018)

    Negan! I mean, it's silly, but if they could just do movies like this with BASIC competence, they could at least be fun... Maybe?
  3. Right, but that's just for licensing the music. The permission to raise funds via Kickstarter is, at least according to some, a separate cost/right entirely, since it's not a fixed price-per-track licensing - backers can (and do) contribute more, for other types of benefits... @GSO Grand plans usually require enthusiastic participants/collaborators, and you'll get more of those when you have a track record of successful projects, whether free or commercial. So yes, to echo what's been said several times, it feels like you're starting very large, and that your energies would be more productively directed at building up the type of successes that would lead to being able to put something like this together more effectively.
  4. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! OC ReMix and YoshiBlade present Candy Corn II: The Sequeling! October 31, 2017 Contact: FAIRFAX, VA... BOO! Celebrating Halloween, OC ReMix is proud to present YoshiBlade's Candy Corn II: The Sequeling, a follow-up to Halloween 2016's release of the original Candy Corn EP. The Sequeling features seven game arrangements and four vocal drama tracks inspired by the legendary television show "The Twilight Zone," including EDM takes on games like Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VII, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and more. The album was produced to help promote video game music, was made by fans, for fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by copyright owners; the games, characters, images, and original compositions are copyright their respective owners. "The Twilight Zone... was THE inspiration for this album as the tracks were more about questioning what you know as opposed to the BOO! of Candy Corn I," says creator YoshiBlade. Candy Corn II: The Sequeling also marks the fifth Halloween album release for the OC ReMix community. Last week OCR released Ghetto Lee Lewis's Heretic Sinphony, arranging the music of DOS FPS Heretic, last year saw YoshiBlade's arrangement and skit album Candy Corn, 2015 featured the Castlevania-based album trilogy Vampire Variations, and Joshua Morse created the site's first solo artist album with his 2009 Castlevania tribute Sonata of the Damned. About OverClocked ReMix Founded in 1999, OverClocked ReMix is an organization dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form. Its primary focus is, a website featuring thousands of free fan arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a thriving community of video game music fans. ### Download it: Torrent: Comments/Reviews:
  5. @timaeus222 @Olarin @YoshiBlade @BLAHMASTER @WesternZypher @DarkeSword & others: Tags (still in beta) are now clickable from ReMix pages ( & can be browsed at Yay! We have much work to do! Who's down for more batches?
  6. Secret of Mana: Resonance of the Pure Land

    @Bahamut I've been chipping in on album eval and am through the first two discs - I don't think you'll be disappointed, @Jorito's taken the ball and run with it, sounding great so far!
  7. Native Access with Kontakt 5???

    Well, NI support forums PROBABLY gonna be more help... @zircon very busy these days... I'd be tempted to recommend reinstalling Native Access and seeing if that addresses the problem. What lib are you trying to add? Are you sure it's a library? MANY folks get confused on the difference between libraries (encrypted, protected, install via Native Access) and regular old NKI "libraries" that don't have a special process...
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  9. @JohnStacy We had a strict band director in high school, but you could ALWAYS, always, always tell that he cared about the music, about the band, about what he was doing, and about what we were all doing. For this role especially, I think, any scent of apathy is absolutely toxic. He'd occasionally provide some background on a given piece, or its composer, but I wish he'd done a little bit more of that, actually... not sure if most students would be interested in that, but I was.
  10. @nicke_w We have removed the mix in question. If you've got anything newer, we'd love to hear it!
  11. OC ReMix connection not secure?

    @dfcentre Perhaps I can help you: We don't really require passwords - user accounts allow participation on the forums, control of artist profile options, and will eventually be required for submissions, but simply browsing the site and downloading mixes can be done without an account. We DO have an SSL certificate, and we HAVE enabled the option in our forum software so that when you log on, it's via SSL. It redirects back out of SSL after the login has occurred, but the credentials are sent encrypted. See attached screenshot; you can also see this via logging out and back in - the password is posted via HTTPS.
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  13. Lost HQ versions of old remixes

    @Liontamer Has a bunch, and we HAVE done outreach to try and get WAV/FLAC from which to re-encode. In addition, when we made the big 2014 torrent update, we upgraded quite a few: Our plan is to eventually host FLACs, but they may be for registered users only (there'd still be a torrent that was open) & our Patreon backers will get advance access since they're making it possible. First things first, we need to update the site for better mobile/responsive experience, but this IS on the roadmap, for featured mixes!
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