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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
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    Vocal Percussion (Beatboxing)


  • Real Name
    Joe Zieja
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    Voice Actor, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author
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  1. So, to date, my favorite remix I've ever done is this one. I finished it nearly four years ago and nobody has ever heard it. I am probably going to completely redo everything involved.
  2. I remember there being some concern last year that we weren't going to be able to get an OCR suite this year as a gathering place for all of our brood. Will we have a suite this year?
  3. Oh wow, if any of you use iRealPro, I just found this gem: http://www.irealb.com/forums/showthread.php?5616-video-game-music-(final-fantasy-zelda-mario-etc)
  4. Hey guys, So this might be weird, but you know how jazz music has "standards" that everyone kind of knows the chords and melody to? I'd like something like that for VGM as well. Some of the great staples of this awesome category of music. I went to MAG last year and found that I was scrambling in my brain when someone asked me to call a tune to jam on, and then having to look stuff up on my phone. It killed the vibe sometimes. What, in a jam scenario, do you think should be included? Here are some of my favorites to play in a group: - Song of Storms (Ocarina of Time) - My Village is #1 (Xenogears) - Millennial Fair (CT) - Super Mario 64 world theme - Mario Bros theme
  5. Imma be there. Imma bring soprano sax.
  6. I remain. I'll have a WIP by 12 Sep.
  7. Do make sure you fill out the typeform, which automatically queues it for me to record
  8. Hey guys I dunno if you knew this yet or not, but I sold a trilogy of sci-fi books to Simon and Schuster last year, and the first one is coming out next month. To promote the book, we're combining my voice acting with my writing to start a cool contest that we're calling "Voiceover Mad Libs." Anyone can enter, regardless of whether or not they pre-order the book (though that would be awesome). You can find all the details here: https://joezieja.com/2016/05/03/mechanical-failure-contest-voiceover-mad-libs/ Basically, you get to fill in the blanks of a commercial or a trailer script, and I will record and produce it, then upload it to SoundCloud. At the end of the 2 week contest period, we pick the funniest and you get prizes. Come have fun!
  9. FoxCeption
  10. No but they totally should have been.
  11. Thanks guys. And yes, I'm only the dude in the animated vignette.
  12. Valentines day would be an awesome release date.
  13. Waltz for the Moon and Drifting please I'm up for collab on my instruments too. SAx clarinet guitar piano vocals some trumpet mandolin kazoo
  14. Well, I would try to first stop thinking of us as "pros" and start thinking us as a community of people who live and grow together musically. OCR isn't just a showcase, the community forums are here specifically for this reason. Other than that, I can't offer too much other than platitudes about failure being the only form of success. It all boils down to: chill out. Try things. Ditch what doesn't work and keep what does. Love music.