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About jmr

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  • Birthday 04/15/1988

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    Ottawa, ON

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    engineering student // electronic musician // internet radio host // music fanatic // newfie
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    Jeff Roberts
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    Engineering Student
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  1. Just doing my part to spread the word! Thanks for all your hard work managing and releasing this album!
  2. Pick your poison:
  3. So hey, Undertale is a year old. Not too early for a MASSIVE TRIBUTE ALBUM, is it? Doug Perry (you may know him around these parts as DrumUltimA) and the Materia Collective organized this tribute album with nearly 100 arrangements of the game's soundtrack. I'm on the album with Marshall Art, and there are at least a handful of other posted OCReMixers on here, so I think it's kosher to have a thread in the community forum, right?
  4. Just wanted to pop in and say that the album that this song was originally made for, Chronicles of Time, has raised $14000 for charity since it launched in February. Not bad guys, not bad at all. Thanks to everyone who picked up the album!
  5. I saw this thread was bumped so I re-listened to this remix again recently. It's always been one of my favorites on the site, and I feel like some of the original material I've done with Marshall Art might owe itself to the noisy, abrasive sound and chaotic drums of this remix. I kind of want to do my own version of this source at some point, but then I listen to this and realize how hard it'd be to make something I like more than this.
  6. Don't give Lucavi the satisfaction of having something else to bitch about on The Shizz.
  7. I agree with what k-wix said, advertisements on youtube feel more directly attached to the music than the website ads. The website ads are seen when you are browsing the site, reading the write ups, etc, and it gives the (correct?) impression that the ad revenue goes toward maintaining the website and paying for the costs associated with hosting and delivering the content. The moment I see an ad on music on when browsing youtube (where, apart from the time it takes to generate and upload the video (from what I understand that's a fairly automated process) there is no direct cost to OCR), it gives me the impression that the channel is making a profit off of the content. If individual artists and viewers are getting the impression that youtube ads are linked to making a profit off of the content, I wonder how the Big N, Squeenix, etc, would perceive it. Without this turning into an argument about fair use (since that's not the point of this thread), is there any precedent for a monetized youtube channel with 100% of it's content being derived from other copyrighted works? (EDIT: Question retracted, there are OBVIOUS cases that I should have been able to think of. Chalk it up to a brain fart. )
  8. I'll *most likely* be going. Unfortunately no Marshall Art shows this time around (streifig's going to be a father by the end of the year and can't make it to MAGFest as a result D:) but maybe I'll get to do visuals for some chiptune performers again, who knows?
  9. I see your point, and agree with what you say about the adaptable definition of chiptune. My thinking was that chiptune (regardless of whether or not it's produced by an actual sound chip, or a tracked sequence of samples) is inherently digital. I don't think you'd find anyone who'd disagree with that. The video examples you linked are entirely analog. The composition is made by drawing shapes on paper and photographing them on a film strip, and the playback is done using a standard film projector (a beam of light shines through the film which exposes a variable amount of light to a photodetector, which is connected to an amplifier). There's no hard limitation to the complexity of sound that could be reproduced in this method and technology, in theory one (with a lot of patience and time) could draw out the exact images needed to reproduce, say, a perfect recreation of a human voice or an orchestra. In short, if chiptune is a duck, I'd argue that those graphical sound compositions are a whole 'nother species of bird. Maybe a swan. I don't like using "chiptune" as a genre name either. It's more of a tool set or instrument than it is it's own style of music. But I will concede that if you were to look at what is typically classified in the genre of "chiptune", then those compositions would indeed fit right in. I don't hear too many people calling the swaths of moog synthesizer records released in the 60's and 70's "chiptune" albums, though.
  10. As cool sounding as those videos are, they're not chiptune. Calling them chiptune is like calling a horse and buggy the first automobile.
  11. Whoa. Happy to see an authentic chip track with next to no post production on the site. Congrats RushJet1!
  12. . Today is Marshall Art's fifth anniversary of being a band! To commemorate this, we've gathered up all of the covers we've recorded in the past five years and collected them into a single album. If you've ever wanted to hear Ecco The Dolphin music arranged like a Pink Floyd song (with chiptunes), or Chrono Trigger with elements of Deftones (and chiptunes) thrown in, then we've got the album for you. Bandcamp: (pay what you want!) Loudr: iTunes: Amazon: Google: Stream the album on Spotify: | Tracklist: We've also made a short run of cassette tapes! Each of the 25 copies is individually dubbed onto a different color cassette. The tapes are hand-stamped using custom laser cut wood stamps. The j-cards are all hand painted in color schemes and patterns inspired by the songs on the album. The tapes are housed in orange and black swirl/splatter painted cases. This item is as unique and hand-made as I could reasonably make it, save for hand winding the tapes myself. These will be for sale via our Bandcamp page at noon eastern time. Cassette photos:
  13. Hey Judges, if the artist behind a song that was in the judging queue / inbox was planning on releasing an album in the near future, would it be kosher to ask for an expedited decision / posting in order to reap the cross-promotion benefits? (semi-serious about this...)
  14. Bumping this because THE ALBUM IS OUT! The team behind 2013's acclaimed Secret of Mana tribute album, Spectrum of Mana, is excited to release their highly-anticipated tribute to Chrono Trigger titled Chronicles of Time. The 75-track album marks an unprecedented collaboration between over 200 artists who expertly re-imagine the beloved SNES-era RPG soundtrack originally composed by Yasunori Mitsuda. Chronicles of Time also includes a collection of over 50 pieces of artwork depicting the game's most memorable scenes and characters. This album is FULLY LICENSED. Get it on Loudr or iTunes! (Spotify and other stores coming soon!)
  15. For Skywave Effect's fifth anniversary, I've spruced it up with a new mix and master. As an added bonus, I've gathered all of the old demos, sketches, and alternate versions from around that time. Plus, this deluxe edition includes some awesome remixes from AutoReMi-PK, Temp Sound Solutions, and streifig. 27 tracks, over 70 minutes of music, and it's FREE.