The Coop

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  1. Got it. Thanks for the submission! Cool, another "out of the blue" entry
  2. The Journey Vol. 2 released!

    A bit late thanks to PC problems, but the final single from my album is out. This one's called, "Stepping Into the Unknown."
  3. An OverClocked Christmas v.10 -- RELEASED!!

    There is a Vol. 11 coming. It should be released on Dec. 21.
  4. Mega Man 11!!

    In the meantime, we can play the Mega Man X games when that collection comes out (Xbox, Sony, Nintendo and PC). I just hope MM11 hits Steam.
  5. Post your SoundCloud

    I've got more on there, but I don't want to post multiple playlists. So, I'll just post the playlist for my latest album.
  6. Ads on OC ReMix YouTube Channel

    If this is still going, then I'm guessing it means that Adpocalypse 3.0 hasn't hit OCR yet?
  7. We've made some progress, Dyne. Most of the conversations have been via PM I'm putting this here since not everyone seems to be checking their PMs. Anyone and everyone involved who hasn't handed in a remix, or let me know about a major hardware issue that's stopped their progress, get in touch with me ASAP. I need to know who's still on-board and who's dropped out. I haven't heard from some of you in quite a while, and since we're down to less than three weeks before the deadline, it's time for me to start cracking the whip a bit. I'll be deciding the album song order and typing in everything for the album's back cover on the evening of Dec. 20 so that I can get the album to Dyne during the very early hours of Dec. 21. That means I will NOT extend the deadline and hold things up. So for those who want to still be a part of this, now's the time to get those musical juices going because you're quickly running out of time. Don't let the children and child-at-hearts of OCR down! I hear they can be pretty ruthless when the moderator's aren't looking
  8. Being a long-time fan of the Amiga game and having read some stuff about this remix elsewhere, I thought that perhaps I should come by and give some thoughts on the remix now that it's been through the judge's panel. I don't know if this'll help, or if anyone will agree with me, but here goes. First, I have to bring up the concept of repetition. Repetition is a staple of music, of that there's no doubt. Melodies, harmonies, riffs, beats, lyrical structure... it all comes and goes usually at least twice in many songs. So the idea is fine. However, there's a difference between repeating something ala copy/paste, and repeating it with something new added to it; some level of growth over what was originally there. It could be more notes, more instruments working in tandem with what was already there, more or different backing harmonies, variations of the melodies that call back to the first version(s) of it without simply playing it again verbatim... a lot can be done. But this remix falls into the copy/paste realm to me, as its 0:37 – 1:37 section is repeated in virtually identical (if not flat out identical) fashion. It's a trap that I've fallen into many times as well, so brynoff11, you're not alone in stepping in it. As such, I feel the call by the judges there about this being too repetitive is a legitimate one to make with this remix. Second, the ending is... abrupt. Unnaturally abrupt, to be honest. It feels like you didn't know how to end it and so just stopped, brynoff11. The judges calling that out was warranted to me, as I too felt it doesn't work or fit with this remix. It feels like it's trying to build up to that familiar melody again during its last minute; to do something for its finale. But instead, we get nothing. It doesn't feel like an artistic choice to end it like that. It comes off as if the remix is unfinished to me. Lastly, the remix is questionable in growth/ebb and flow. I say this because once the song gets to about 1:37, it repeats itself. There's virtually no growth or expansion on the melodies, instrumentation, harmonies... anything. It's not until 2:54 that it gets some new work injected into it. But less than a minute later, the remix is suddenly done. There is so much that could have been done with that 1:37-2:54 section to really take those well known melodies, as well as the work done with them on the remix's first go around, and bring the song to a new place. To build and/or alter it more and make it continue to grow and take the listener on a ride (insert MvC2 joke here). Instead, it treads on old ground, looping around the proverbial parking lot twice before shutting off the engine right after it pointed something new out to the passenger. The end result makes this remix come off as lacking, despite how everything in it feels like it's almost reaching something wonderful. The rhythm is great, the synths are just fine, the mix is good, and the treatment of the melodies walks the line between arrangement and remix nicely. The original source is still very present and able to be recognized, yet it has a whole new vibe to it. But if I were a judge, and God help us all if someone ever offered me such a position, I would have NOed it as well. That said, all of the things holding the remix back are VERY fixable. So while I may not be familiar with where the OCR bar is anymore, I will say that if this remix was close to the bar when it was submitted, then I can see why it didn't get over it, as well as how it could get over it. There are my thoughts on this remix, brynoff11. Take them as you will
  9. The Journey Vol. 2 released!

    The third single is out! This song has several special meanings to me, but rather than go over them, I think I'll just leave the title of the song to speak for itself. Enjoy!
  10. Is everyone still alive? A week ago, I sent out a PM to all those involved. And not only have I yet to hear back from anyone, but only 5 out of 11 have read it thus far.
  11. It's all explained in the first post. You'll find my e-mail there. There's really no review done. Anything review-like happens when the supposedly final track is submitted. And really, all I do is make sure there are no errors in the wav/MP3 so it plays back without issues. If a song is really quiet, I'll boost the volume if it's submitted as a WAV file, but that's about it. Otherwise, all I'll do it tag the submitted MP3s and any MP3s I make from submitted WAV files. That's about it as far as a review goes, unless something submitted is really, really questionable in terms of quality.
  12. As the first post says, this isn't an official OCR album. AOCC has never been one, which is why it's always been open to everyone and not just those who can make OCR bar-level music. I mean hell, I have a song on here every year and I'm nowhere near OCR quality That said, the bar here is pretty low. Just check out some of my earlier entries. Those were some rough-sounding remixes. So if you're at or above entries like "Algorhythmic Bells" and "A Night of Three Visitors" in production quality, you'll be fine. As for "no covers," I don't recall that ever being a thing on AOCC. On OCR, sure, as they expect your take on the song, rather than a note for note replaying of it. But AOCC? There's no "no covers" rule that I'm aware of.
  13. The Journey Vol. 2 released!

    Just put out the second single from this album, along with a quick video. This happier tune's called, "Woven Threads." Hope you enjoy it
  14. The Journey Vol. 2 released!

    Perhaps a couple of you remember last year when I released "The Journey Vol. 1," a collection of original music that was based off of the novels I've been working on. Well, the journey's not over. Today, I released the second album, "The Journey Vol. 2." Like the first album, it's comprised of original Classical, Orchestral and Chamber Music of varying moods and atmospheres. If anyone's interested, you can preview and buy the album (as well as "The Journey Vol. 1) for $5 here... Thanks for reading this and hope you enjoy the music Edit: Oops, I almost forgot. Here's the video for "Desert Wraiths" from the album...
  15. Thanks for the WIP, but for future reference, keep WIPs contained to private messages to me if you want to send something. That was, it keeps the folks guessing what they'll be getting for Christmas and doesn't spoil the surprise