djpretzel

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About djpretzel

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  • Birthday 07/25/1979

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  • 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
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    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. @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: http://ocremix.org/info/Torrent_Update_v20141015#Files_with_Increased_Bitrate.2FEncoding_.2851.29 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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  8. Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC https://www.otakon.com/ OC ReMix will be making our ELEVENTH (!!) appearance at this year's Otakon, for the FIRST TIME in Washington, DC! Of course, we plan on having folks duke it out in games for prizes as well, so come for the music, stay for the carnage! ;-D
  9. @Silverpool The ZIP distributions should now be fixed, FYI.
  10. Because we had the DX version on file instead of the main. I've synchronized that one out so now there's: http://ocremix.org/chip/240 http://ocremix.org/game/40355/legend-of-zelda-links-awakening-dx-gbc Not 100% sure on question; one way to get a single file is to render each track to WAV/FLAC/MP3. But if you really want to modify the NSF itself: https://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9326
  11. It *somewhat* depends on the genre(s) you wanna tackle - jazz/blues/Latin considerably harder to do w/ sampled/sequenced elements and 0% real instruments, but definitely not impossible. As @Jorito & @Meteo Xavier say, I don't think this should be a prime concern or any sort of barrier; plenty of great music to be made with ALL live, recorded instruments, plenty of great music to be made with 100% synthesized electronic instruments, and everything in between. All modern DAWs let you mix & match sequenced parts with recorded instruments, and often the best solution involves a mix of both - nothing like a real trumpet for a jazz solo of any complexity, but if it's part of a horn section playing soft backup chords, not as essential that it be a Real Live Human Player ™
  12. Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18 Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC http://awesome-con.com OC ReMix will be making our FIRST EVAR appearance at this year's Awesome Con in Washington, DC! Of course, we plan on having folks duke it out in games for prizes as well, so come for the music, stay for the carnage! ;-D PANEL! OC ReMix: Honoring Video Game Music Since 1999! Panel Date/Time: Friday, June 16, 7:30-8:15 PM Location: Panels Room 154 Panelists: @djpretzel @Arrow @DarkeSword
  13. @prophetik music Confirmed, this is currently a hard limit for users of the "Members" group; relevant settings: Conversations allowed to start per day = 5 Conversations allowed to start per minute = 1 Maximum recipients per conversation = 5 These are intended to mitigate any spambots that might make it through (or, I suppose, overzealous users?) from abusing the PM system. Do you need more & why? If so, and perhaps regardless, we may create an "elevated" group above regular members for users who have been around a good while, made numerous contributions, etc., and we could bump these settings for these ELITE SPECIAL PEEPS...
  14. First, hats off to all judges for critical listening & detailed observations. For the NO votes, I see two strains: "Weird notes"/intonation, from Gario More production/structure related (repetition & meandering solo) from Larry, Shariq, etc. Regarding the first, there's definitely still some funky stuff going on, and I'm not gonna lie, it's hard for me to track... at no point does it sound obscenely questionable, but it's certainly doing things one wouldn't expect in the genre. That CAN be a good thing, and usually is, and it certainly kept me interested, but I suppose the question is: does it work? To which I'd say.... it doesn't NOT work It doesn't strain my definition of what sounds musical, intentional, and expressive that much. I've no doubt you could go full music theory as @Gario did and have more informed conversations with more context, but my go-with-yer-gut Dubya take on things is that it doesn't upset my stomach and I was still groovin'... FWIW. Production/structure crits, I agree with in substance, but not extent; they feel like legit areas that could have been improved, but not showstoppers. Mike's gonna get us a version where the ending doesn't cut off abruptly, which I DO think is potentially a camel's back-breaking detail that deserves to be addressed. Otherwise, I'm down. Yes (conditional, but Mike's said he'll revise the ending)
  15. Don't mind @Liontamer, he's just cranky after years & years of seeing people pass by AMAZING music due to vocal content; I don't think it's a "dumb" preference, but it can certainly be closed-minded.