Mazedude

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About Mazedude

  • Rank
    Heroes vs. Villains Co-Director
  • Birthday 10/26/1980

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Liverpool, NY
  • Interests
    Game music, Capoeira, cooking, taking care of my beautiful wife and daughter

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.mazedude.com
  • AIM
    Mazedude

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  • Biography
    Christopher Getman has been making music via the handle "Mazedude" since 1995, with a focus on video game music arrangements since 2001. In the years since, Mazedude has made a name for himself via Overclocked Remix, the Bad Dudes, various guest artist releases across a wide variety of arranged albums, and even some video game soundtracks.

    He has a passion for crafting remixes that honor American game composers, as well as a distinct desire to fuse genres in ways never before heard.
  • Real Name
    Christopher Lee Getman
  • Occupation
    Digital Communications Specialist
  • Facebook ID
    546521208
  • Twitter Username
    Mazedude
  • PlayStation Network ID
    Mazedude

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Pro Tools
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Mixing & Mastering
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  1. A thank you to the community

    It's a bit crazy, isn't it? Last time I met up with a djpretzel we both had that moment of "let's see, we've known each other... how many years now? OVER 15?!" A few of us insane ones from back then are still puttering and releasing new tracks too, and I'm one of 'em, so I guess on behalf of the OCR veterans... you're welcome. The really awesome part is how many guys from this community have gone on to become actual game composers and are now making a living doing it. I'm not personally among those ranks - I found I'm a much better remixer than a composer - but just look at Big Giant Circles, Zircon... in fact right now I'm checking out the preview to Wilbert Roget's Call of Duty WW2 soundtrack! It's a cool feeling, being proud of your friends and their accomplishments. It's certainly an awesome community for that.
  2. So very glad you like it! In a fun twist, this is what I got back from the original composer: -- "Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to do such a wonderful remix! I thoroughly enjoyed the new approach from start to finish. I am humbled and grateful that you honored one of my favorite compositions in such a beautiful way." ~ Aubrey Hodges, Quest for Glory IV Composer -- Very nice to know that in answering what seemed like one request, I actually honored multiple wishes all at once. Oh, and if anyone cares to read the extended write-up and listen to the reference/inspiration material, I have it now at http://www.mazedude.com/remixes/space-garden
  3. I'd say... I wish he challenged us more. So much of the music was just too easy. When he threw some of the more complex John Williams stuff at us, I was a happy camper. The magical day he introduced unusual time signatures, I was blown away. 7/8 and 5/8 gypsy music, played by a high school band, now that was something special. I also got quickly bored with the old-timey Sousa material, the showtunes, the Wagner operatic stuff, and so on. Weaving movie music into the mix helped a lot; the high school band renditions of Jurassic Park and Star Wars were pretty cool. And I absolutely loved playing the Olympics theme. There's a piece floating around out there that I played in college that was really epic too, I believe it was called "Mutanza." Edit: aha, I found it, by James Curnow; perhaps a bit long and difficult for high school, but man, this was FUN to play:
  4. Looking for remix for piano

    Alright, so this is by no means an official sheet music release - in fact there are various bugs and errors in this PDF that were fixed on the fly during the album recording - but if you're just looking for more fun stuff to play and want to take a crack at my Skyrim arrangement, here it is. It'll be a bit odd and empty in places if you're playing it without the chiptune counterpoint, but have at it. http://www.mazedude.com/vg_remixes/Dragonborn_Piano_Concerto_v2.pdf Enjoy!
  5. Looking for remix for piano

    I wrote a piano + chiptune solo for my latest album; if you dig it, I probably wouldn't mind letting someone else take a crack at performing it. http://www.mazedude.com/remixes/dragonborn-concerto https://mazedude.bandcamp.com/track/dragonborn-concerto-from-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim Let me know what you think!
  6. Well this is funny, I'm a regular at OCR but I'm only just finding this post... and interestingly enough, I have an obligation to deliver a Quest for Glory remix or two due to the "commission a remix" pledge level I offered during my Kickstarter campaign that also happened around this time last year. I have some choices of tracks to arrange, including: Erana's Peace (QFG1) Erana's Pool (QFG3) Erana's Garden (QFG4) @aubreyhodges, if you're reading this, is there a chance I could get MIDIs for just those tracks? That would save me some time trying to decipher these fairly long originals, heh. Shoot them over to production@mazedude.com if that's a possibility, and before long there will be even more American homages under my belt. (The Kickstarter was for my recent album release "American Pixels" in which American composers were honored by way of remix; more info here: http://www.mazedude.com/projects/american-pixels. In turn, the commission requests were all for tracks also developed by American composers, such as yourself.)
  7. Once again, Mazedude.com

    Hey all; just wanted to share that at long last, I have (once again) rebuilt Mazedude.com. I'd love it if you could take a peek, explore a bit, and let me know what you think. http://www.mazedude.com Some of the remix descriptions are a bit sparse (or missing), and I'm working on filling those in over time. Otherwise, I've brought back that nifty "compare to the original" feature that people liked from the old site, I've loaded the (available) descriptions with inspiration and reference material, and you can also play the entire American Pixels album through the site. Every track has its own URL, it's mobile-friendly... lots of good stuff. Oh, and as of last night I've also built a search engine into the platform. Check it out and share your thoughts, many thanks!
  8. I do believe I'm one of the two recent builds, and yes, I'm loving the new system! Great work! You get my recommendation for sure.
  9. Say... a question for y'all. I'm currently upgrading my home studio, getting some new gear in there, and I'm wondering... if I were to create a re-mastered version of The American Album (originally released in 2005), would there be any interest? Better mixing, maybe bring in some live instruments, etc.? I wouldn't want to pull a Lucas and re-make pieces of history that were fine the way they were... but then again, I could pull a Schafer and have fun simply presenting some material that hey, you enjoyed this years ago, now here it is again in HD. Btw here's the album if you want to give it a fresh listen: https://mazedude.bandcamp.com/album/the-american-album
  10. I hear so many people complain about the Meat Circus; I didn't think it was all that bad. For me, it's more of a delayed-reaction "what the hell" response to The Adventures of Bayou Billy on NES. On one magical day in my childhood I tapped into the zone for that game, and beat it. Now, I go back, and I can barely get past level 1, all the while getting pissed as the alligators keep biting me. How did the younger me do it???
  11. The 7th Guest Board Game

    Hey all; for those who haven't yet heard the buzz, the brilliant minds at Trilobyte Games just launched a Kickstarter for The 7th Guest Board Game. If you were a fan of the original 7th Guest game, check it out... heck check it out even if you've never played the game, cause it looks pretty cool!
  12. SFX & MX Project - Dead Space 2

    Ooh, I'm a Dead Space fan, let's check this out. All in all, not bad! Not an easy task either, I did a couple similar sound-replacement homework assignments when I took classes at Purchase College. It pulled me in, I kept wondering "where are the necromorphs?" The only things I'd nitpick would be that the door opening sounded longer and slower than the corresponding visual of the door opening, and I felt the chainsaw weapon (I'm blanking on the name for that one) could have been a bit louder and sharper. But generally, good work. How'd the University folks like it?
  13. Taucer on Patreon

    Dang man, that's impressive, I didn't know you juggled as well. I have some friends who are into juggling that I've shared this with; best of luck with your goal!
  14. OCR03507 - Duke Nukem 3D "Nostalgic Dump"

    Hot diggity, nice to see some more Duke Nukem 3D love. I almost remixed this theme a while back, never did, so it's cool to hear someone else tackle it. I feel it takes a bit to get going, but I'd agree with the judges that it almost has a mellow aspect once the groove comes in. Rather than headbangin' I find myself swaying back and forth, envisioning ol' Duke shooting them aliens up in a casual, laid-back manner. I'd prefer a little more variety as the track continues, perhaps a different lead sound or a change in the percussion, but still, a nice track that hits that nuanced "aggressive chillout" style. Now to go check out the rest of "Reduked"!
  15. Mazedude's "American Pixels" Kickstarter Campaign

    Aaaaand, as previously indicated, the project is now out on a variety of platforms: https://itunes.apple.com/album/american-pixels/id1192532669 https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Mazedude_American_Pixels?id=Bfrmdlyf2mx65eie3b7oxm76som https://mazedude.bandcamp.com/album/american-pixels Pick your favorite, check it out, like it, review it, share it, all that fun stuff. Oh, and physical CDs are also now available through Bandcamp for anyone who wants to have and to hold it. I'll add that I've also got a pretty cool start on the first Kickstarter commission reward remix, so... stay tuned, there are some pretty cool free follow-up goodies on the way.