The Coop

An OverClocked Christmas Vol. 11 (recruiting now!)

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And here... we... GO!

With Dyne having officially stepped down from this project, we're starting a new chapter in this long-running album series' life. No, it's not going all death polka or grunge barbershop quartet, it's simply been put under my watchful eye. And what that watchful eye saw was that we kept having one of two things happen. Either 1) it was started two months before the deadline and people had to cram work in for it, or 2) they had so much time that they kind of forgot about it. So, we're trying a middle ground this year. And what better middle ground than July, the month that retailers love to have a second Christmas in? Yes, while 2 months was awfully short notice and a full year made it slip peoples' minds, I figure a good five months might be about the right amount of time. Guess we'll see, huh?

This project is open to any and all OCR members, regardless of whether you're a posted remixer or not. And now, a few details...

When's The Project Deadline?- December 20th, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

This is now a REALLY hard, non-negotiable deadline, since it's very close to Christmas. We've had lots of last-minute entries and updates over the years and, to be perfectly honest, it shouldn't be that way. With months of time, having to hold off as long as possible for people made things pretty hectic for myself and Dyne in the past, between updating the artwork and getting everything uploaded. Treating this project like a college paper that doesn't get worked on until the last minute got annoying rather quickly when it kept adding up to lots of hurrying year after year. As such, you have until one minute before midnight EST on December 20th to get me the final WAV or MP3 of your song. After that, you're shit outta luck until next year. I need time to do everything, including possibly make a little website to host this one if Dyne isn't online for one reason or another. So this deadline's set in stone... PERIOD.

What Information Does The Coop Need?- When you send me your final versions, I'll need what name you want to use (real or remixer handle), the name of your remix and the name of the song you're remixing (in case someone asks what this or that remix is from). Plus, if you have a website you'd like to pimp, supply that as well and I can add it to the MP3 tags.

What Can Be Remixed?- Any song, really. Traditional Christmas carols, video game music, published music by a signed artist... whatever gets your heart racing and into that Christmas spirit. This isn't an official OCR album, so you can draw from more sources than just VGM. Plus, you can take a non-Christmas tune, like the Main Theme from Space Harrier, Stage 6 Mission 2 from Metal Head, or I Defend STM from Truxton II, and turn it into a Christmasy one. So know that it's not limited only to songs that are Christmas-like to begin with. All that said, do keep in mind that if you want to submit your song to OCR later, you'll need to keep this site's guidelines in the back of your mind. But for this album, you can take it in just about any direction you want and get as crazy as you'd like (but please, no "Silver Bells" done in farts or something).

How Long Can My Song Be?- As long as you want it to be. There are no restrictions on this, so whether it's 1:30, or 9:51 with a five minute guitar solo ala Metallica, it's all good. But again, if you want to submit your song to OCR later, keep their guidelines in mind.

What Genres Can I Remix In?- Again, the door's wide open here. Rap, Metal, Pop, Piano-solo, Orchestral, Jazz, 8/16-bit, Barber Shop Quartet, A capella... it's up to you where you want to take it.

What Format Should I Submit My Song In?- WAV and/or an MP3 of at least 192KB/s quality. I'll be tagging the MP3s and making MP3s from any submitted wavs, so you don't have to worry about that. But, if you'd like your website to be in the MP3 comments section, be sure to give it to me when you submit your song.

How About A Little Music To Get Us In The Mood?- To help everyone along, here's a YouTube list of Christmasy tunes made by Ocre a number of years ago... http://ocremix.org/f...72&postcount=19

But remember, not all famous Christmas tunes are upbeat and cheerful. There are some that are more somber or haunting in tone, so you have more moods to play with than happy happy joy joy.

What's The Website's Address Again?- It's got a new home at... http://williammichael.info/aocc/ This album will still be download there as well, as Dyne will continue to host the albums on his site.

How Do We Contact This The Coop Person?- If you've got questions, comments, concerns, or your track is done and ready to be sent to me, you can PM me here on OCR, or send me an E-mail at thecoopscorner@yahoo.com.

So yeah, there we go. You've got over five months to get something done for the lovely people of OverClocked Remix and the millions of listeners around the world who've become followers of our project.

Good luck, have fun and make everyone some Nice Work™!


Artists involved thus far...

The Coop (director, cover artist and remixer)
JohnStacy (remixer)
wildfire (remixer)
Ronald Poe (remixer)
HoboKa (remixer)
Ridiculously Garrett (remixer)
Skull (remixer)
PlanarianHugger (remixer)
TheChargingRhino (remixer)
Yannic Geerts (remixer)

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OH BOY YOU DON'T KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM THAT I SAW THIS WITHIN 8 HOURS OF POSTING CHRISTMAS MUSIC SEASON IS MY FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR PERIOD AND I WAS SAD LAST TIME THAT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS WAS A THING UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO BE A PART OF IT

I'll get back to you soon with what I'm doing for this.

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So, judging by the title, this year we're making a single remix?

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I know not of what you speak... >_> ... o_O ...

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put me down as a tentative contributor.

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I think I'm going to make a remix for this one too. I've already got a piece picked out and can probably add some Christmas spirit to it.

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Cool. Three potential remixers and I've already got my remix well under way, along with getting the cover started. Progress!

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Yo, my entry is gonna be late can I hand it in on Dec24th??  Just KIDDING!!!!

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Count me in!!! Double-Post whoring ftw

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I haven't been a part of any project before, and I'm gonna have a huge lifestyle change in the fall, but you know what, whatever, I don't care how crammed I'll be, I'm in. I'm willing to challenge myself. I'm thinking of doing Outset Island from Wind Waker in a Christmasey jazz form. I've been contemplating the source and what to do with it for a short while, and now I think I've found the direction.

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I decided to put a remix for this album like last year. I chose "Riku" theme (Kingdom Hearts 2)  to remix into a Christmas style (unusual choice but may make sense to KH fans). Here's my basic demo for the track.

Originally track is darker and can be found here

 

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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 ;)

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A project right the day after i sign in? How could i refuse!

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I'll be down with contributing this year after having fun doing it last year.

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Hmmm....This looks interesting....I might be able to work something together....

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Does the "no cover" thing still apply?

Like a note for note mash up of several songs? (with some key changes and stuff to flow better)

 

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