Currently in the Judging Process (updated January 6, 2017)

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For frequently asked questions, visit the Judges Panel FAQ at the OCRWiki.

This is an informal service to give submitting artists and the public an idea of what's currently going through the judges panel so that anyone can see if a particular submission is there and if it's been evaluated.

This post is updated as the panel receives more mixes to judge and is kept as up to date as possible. Please note that the judges (NOT djpretzel) update this post, and they do not know where any one submission is beyond the panel; however, any submitting artist is welcome to message a judge and ask about their submission if this post hasn't been updated.

Submissions placed on the judges panel are judged as-is and may NOT be reworked in the middle of the judging process. Submissions are to be treated strictly as completed works and may be revised/resubmitted only after a decision has been reached. Minor fixes that do not alter the arrangement itself (e.g. eliminating clipping, new encoding, fading out a track with an abrupt cutoff) are acceptable.

If your submission doesn't appear here, you received an auto-confirmation letter, and you DIDN'T receive a form rejection letter, don't worry - the queue in the submissions inbox is very large, so it could take anywhere from several weeks to several months for OCR to initially review your submission and decide to either:

  • 1) Immediately accept with sent form acceptance letter (NOT listed in To Be Posted list below)
  • 2) Forward to the panel for voting (most often)
  • 3) Immediately reject with sent form rejection letter

Visit the Judges Panel FAQ for more information.

If no auto-confirmation letter was ever received after the submission was emailed, then it is very unlikely it reached the submissions inbox. Submissions must be sent to If a confirmation was received, you didn't receive a form rejection letter, your mix was submitted before the "Mixes subbed prior to" date listed at the beginning of this thread, and STILL doesn't show up on this post or the site, give the submission information to any one of the judges and they can decide whether or not to forward it to the panel; i.e., fall-through it, although nowadays rarely does a submission "fall through the cracks."

Remember, if you received an form rejection letter, your submission will not be evaluated by the panel.


  • Chimpazilla - Lead Submissions Evaluator
  • DaMonz
  • DarkeSword
  • DragonAvenger
  • Emunator
  • Gario
  • Jivemaster
  • Liontamer - Head Submissions Evaluator (PM/email issues to Larry)
  • Nutritious
  • OA
  • Palpable
  • Redg
  • Sir_NutS
  • zykO

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Recently overheard in #ocrjudges:

[11:38 AM] Chimpazilla: Larry will ALWAYS be a unique snowflake

Mixes subbed prior to June 7, 2016 on the panel.
If you submitted a mix on or after this date, your mix is still in the submissions inbox and will not appear on this page.


All YES decisions are subject to change until the mix in question is posted.
Judges Decisions threads for these mixes are not available until the mix is posted.
NOTE: Submissions that were accepted by email reply (and have bypassed the judges panel) are NOT listed here, but we DO have them.

(2016/05/20) Advance Wars 'Are You Badass?' *RESUB*
(2016/05/27) Advance Wars 'Unworldly Invasion' *RESUB*
(2015/01/31) Akumajo Dracula X: Rondo of Blood 'All I Wanna Do'
(2016/01/22) Banjo-Kazooie 'Big Room Gobi'
(2016/05/04) Castlevania 'Vampirthrillic'
(2016/03/25) Castlevania & Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia 'Kill the Groove'
(2015/12/17) Chrono Cross 'Traversing the Aether'
(2015/07/19) Dark Souls 'Kindle the Soul'
(2015/12/24) Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes 'Feelings of Hometownishness'
(2015/05/15) Final Fantasy 'Find Your Way'
(2015/10/21) Final Fantasy 6 'Magitek Research Symphony'
(2010/12/01) Final Fantasy 9 'Doomed Lovers' *RESUB*
(2012/09/06) Final Fantasy 9 'Fixations'
(2013/10/09) Final Fantasy 9 'Into the Sandstorm' *RESUB*
(2013/10/16) Final Fantasy 9 'March of Robbers in Treno City' *RESUB*
(2011/09/10) Final Fantasy 9 'Prelude to Fantasy' *RESUB*
(2011/04/03) Final Fantasy 9 'The Fallen Savior'
(2012/05/06) Final Fantasy 9 'The Throes of Death(guise)'
(2014/11/14) Final Fantasy 9 'When Love Must Be Saved' *RESUB*
(2016/03/07) Final Fantasy 12 'Dream of Salikawood'
(2016/03/24) Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns 'Mordrem Stomp'
(2016/04/14) Kingdom Hearts 'Cymbals and Screams'
(2016/02/21) Kingdom Hearts 'Protect Your Kingdom'
(2016/01/28) La-Mulana 'Monumental Subterranean eXploration'
(2016/05/18) Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening & SimCity (SNES) 'OMG Mr. Write'
(2015/10/01) Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'Historia Medley'
(2015/10/02) Lunar: Eternal Blue 'Blue Star Prayer'
(2016/03/05) Mega Man 6 & 10 'Chivalrous Medicinal Murder'
(2015/11/18) Mega Man X1 & X4 'Flight of the Peacock'
(2015/09/08) Mega Man X5 & X8 'Es-cop-ay'
(2016/04/25) Metroid 'Kraid's Forgotten Lair'
(2016/03/09) Pokémon Silver Version 'Seeing Red'
(2016/02/15) Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon 'CONNECTED!'
(2016/05/11) Retro City Rampage 'Retrohead Five'
(2015/08/07) Ridge Racer Type 4 'Tarmac Chill'
(2016/01/30) Shining Force 2 'Sixty Force Techno'
(2016/05/17) Sonic the Hedgehog 3 'Samba del Anjos'
(2015/06/15) Super Castlevania 4 'One Two Three, One Two Three WHIP!'
(2015/12/29) The Witcher 3 'Love and Loss'

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional on Encoding

These mixes are on hold until we get a WAV or 192kbps/VBR1 quality encoding, and/or a sampling rate of 44kHz, from the ReMixer.
The bitrate or sampling rate of the copy the judges currently have is either too high or too low.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2015/06/07) Final Fantasy 7 'Vincent's Longing' - need 192kbps/VBR1 or WAV*
(2015/02/28) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Firewalker' - need 192kbps/VBR1 or WAV*

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional on Production

These mixes are on hold until we get fixes from the ReMixer.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2014/08/27) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Hyrulean Overture #1' - on hold, artist working on production improvements
(2015/05/24) Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 'Fi, Emissary of the Goddess' - approved as-is, but awaiting possible production improvements
(2016/04/01) Metroid 1 & 2 'Cazador de Recompensas' - Waiting on volume fix.

- TO BE POSTED - Conditional (Other)

These mixes are on hold for other reasons.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2013/02/10) Cryamore 'A True Pioneer' - awaiting game completion/verification of in-game usage
(2011/04/09) Kirby 64 'The Last Dead Angel' *RESUB* - need permission from original arranger that was either sampled or very directly inspired the submitted arrangement; original arranger's identity is currently unverified
(2016/03/30) - Turrican 3 'Homecoming' - waiting for live drums recording

- TO BE POSTED - Project Mixes

These mixes are from in-progress Album Projects and are on hold for the time being.

(2012/06/03) Banjo-Kazooie 'No Honey, No Cry'
(2013/04/04) Final Fantasy 3 'An Energy Called Hope'
(2015/11/23) Final Fantasy 3 'Ur Town' *RESUB*
(2015/04/09) Final Fantasy 7 'Rules of the Road'
(2012/05/22) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Brevity Is... Wit'
(2012/06/30) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'I Can't Go On (I'll Goron)'
(2012/04/25) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'My Old Kakariko Home'
(2013/04/09) Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'The Legacy'
(2013/06/01) Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'No Place Like Home'
(2013/01/19) Lufia 2 'Excerion Dives Under'
(2014/04/23) Lufia 2 'Fight for Their Lives'
(2012/04/10) Lufia 2 'Hello, Goodbye' *FALLTHROUGH* *RESUB*
(2011/12/01) Lufia 2 'Of Twin Compasses'
(2013/04/26) Lufia 2 'Step to the Journey'
(2015/12/17) Mega Man X1 & X3 'Red Shifting Drift'
(2015/08/03) Mega Man X5 & X1 'Firefly'
(2014/02/19) Plants vs. Zombies 'Cerebral'
(2013/09/23) Sega Rally Championship & Hybrid Front 'Autos, Arps & Minimoogs'
(2012/12/11) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Dragon Emperor's Calling' *RESUB*
(2015/09/16) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Eternal Heartbeat of Mana'
(2010/08/10) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Fairytale Fair'
(2011/11/23) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Final Moments'
(2012/02/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'The Joys of Youth' *RESUB*
(2012/03/05) Seiken Densetsu 3 'March to High'
(2011/04/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Mirage'
(2011/05/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Mother of Turmoil'
(2011/11/24) Seiken Densetsu 3 'Nightshade Masques'
(2015/04/23) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES 'True Calling (Unplugged)'
(2016/04/16) Sonic the Hedgehog 'Speeding Towards Adventure' 
(2015/07/17) Suikoden 2 'Do You Remember?'
(2015/10/23) Super Castlevania 4 'Dracula Is Our Vampire!'
(2015/11/16) Super Mario RPG 'All Bark and No Bite'    
(2016/03/19) Super Mario RPG 'Floor Is Lava'
(2016/04/15) Super Mario RPG 'Weapons of Mass Production'
(2014/01/19) Super Mario RPG & Dr. Mario 'Chill Out, Smithy'
(2015/02/20) Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories 'Not Just Elevator Music'
(2015/04/07) Plants vs. Zombies 'Winter Is Coming'
(2015/09/15) Super Mario RPG 'Dirty Nasty Mine'
(2016/04/13) Super Mario RPG 'Lies My Snifits Told Me'


These mixes have been rejected recently. The decision threads can be found in Judges Decisions.

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness 'Live Forever'
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Valley of Lights'
Undertale 'Metaphysical
Final Fantasy 'Journey Forward'
Undertale 'Two Races, Long Ago'


These mixes have been moved from the submissions inbox to the judges' queue and are in the process of being judged.

2015/05 - Sonic CD 'The Madness'
2015/06 - Super Castlevania 4 'Selva Oscura' *PROJECT*
2015/07 - Rez 'Sidestepping Creation'
2015/08 - Mega Man X2 & X6 'Laser Power'
2015/12 - Tomb Raider 'Tomb Raider Suite'
2016/02 - Castlevania Legends 'My Beautiful Vampire Hunter'
2016/02 - Double Dragon 2 'No Violence'
2016/03 - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time 'The End of a Journey'
2016/03 - Resident Evil '(Progeny) Of a Frail Humanity'
2016/03 - Skies of Arcadia 'A Sailor's Respite' *PROJECT*
2016/03 - Street Fighter 2 'Airbase'
2016/03 - Street Fighter Alpha 3 & Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo 'GROAN ver.T7'
2016/04 - Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion 'Beyond the Imperial Prison'
2016/04 - Zelda 2 'Hyrule's Deadly Palaces'
2016/05 - Batman (NES) 'Streets of Desolation Arranged'
2016/05 - Final Fantasy Tactics 'Hero's Memories'
2016/05 - Mega Man X & X4 'Rolling'
2016/05 - Pokemon Gold 'Black Oak Jazz'
2016/05 - Street Fighter II 'Electroplex'
2016/05 - Super Mario Galaxy 'B&M'
2016/05 - Warframe 'The Last Sequence'
2016/06 - Chrono Trigger 'A Journey Through Time'
2016/06 - Dark Souls III 'The Curse That Binds Us'
2016/06 - Doom 'Cooking With BFGs'
2016/06 - Final Fantasy IX 'Frogstep'
2016/06 - Horizon Chase 'Chip Evolution'
2016/06 - Skies of Arcadia 'Blue Skies, Pirate Surprise'
2016/07 - Castlevania 3 'The Bloodline Bounce'
2016/10 - Super Mario RPG 'Nimbus Can Wait' *PROJECT*

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