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Hi, I'm Jean945 (or just Jean). I'm a music fanatic, I play the drums and try to create some stuff on with FL Studio.

Music is in my blood so I really like to express that in any way possible. I had my first console when I was 3 (N64) and since then I'm playing video games in some kind of shape or form. I attach the emotions I felt that time with the music I heard on video games I played when I was kid, so to be able to revisit all my favorite video game music makes me very nostalgic.

I've been trying to create some stuff with programs like FL Studio and Audition for the past few years and I really like the liberty that I feel, I can do whatever the hell I want with music. I like remixing music and creating it, and now I just wanna get better and improve my skills.

Anyways, looking forward to my stay :)

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Hi, name is Marco and i'm from spain.

New to the site and the forums. Hope to find useful information and friendly people.

I've been always into music but just started with computer music. Mostly i use renoise and a couple of vst.

Thankyou for the site, seems to be awesome.

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Hi, I'm Multimedia Mike. I know nothing about creating music (aside from programmatically synthesizing a few 8-bit NES tunes from memory on various types of PCs about 20 years ago when just starting to learn to program). But I'm a big fan of OCRemix and its music. I actually discovered the site over a decade ago and downloaded some songs, but then just sort of... forgot about it for a long time. Then I watched a web show called Extra Credits that reminded me that the site existed.

Anyway, even though I can't compose music, I like to write software that pertains to music. The reason that I finally registered for the forums is that I have been working on some music software that OCRemix people might find useful (and could even be integrated into the site someday).

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Hi, I'm Multimedia Mike. I know nothing about creating music (aside from programmatically synthesizing a few 8-bit NES tunes from memory on various types of PCs about 20 years ago when just starting to learn to program). But I'm a big fan of OCRemix and its music. I actually discovered the site over a decade ago and downloaded some songs, but then just sort of... forgot about it for a long time. Then I watched a web show called Extra Credits that reminded me that the site existed.

Anyway, even though I can't compose music, I like to write software that pertains to music. The reason that I finally registered for the forums is that I have been working on some music software that OCRemix people might find useful (and could even be integrated into the site someday).

Welcome to the OC Remix forums Multimedia Mike! (can I call you Mike? :-P)

Anyway, even though I can't compose music, I like to write software that pertains to music. The reason that I finally registered for the forums is that I have been working on some music software that OCRemix people might find useful
Interesting. What kind of music software do you write (VSTs, DAWs, audio effects)?
Hi folks

First I have to say: great site, great stuff, very helpful and interesting! I'm very glad I landed here :D

About me: I'm almost finished studying jazz saxophone (and finally bought a good saxophone mic, so if you ever need a saxophone sample just ask ;) )

Since I was a kid I was very fascinated with video games especially the audio part but I never found the time to dig really deep into game music production (practicing saxophone eats a damn lot of time you know…) but since last summer I spent more and more time for writing, producing, remixing etc. (I also got my first project and in two weeks I go with my jazzband into the studio to record the soundtrack for this amazing game http://www.mariov.ch/mirage/, wuhuuu! a first impression can be found here http://soundcloud.com/andibissig/die-entstehung-des-hutes)

so I've really just begun in the business but I guess there is no way back now :) so if anyone of you has a bit of spare time, I would be very grateful if you could listen to my works on http://soundcloud.com/tneko and give me some advice, tips, etc

thanks a lot and let's make the virtual world a better one with good audio!

Hello, I'm DrevanZero, aka Poke2mon3. I am planning to enter the world of Metroid remixes, as it is by far my favorite series of all time. I am actually planning to begin work on a Mother Brain (SM) mix today.
Hi, I'm Jean945 (or just Jean). I'm a music fanatic, I play the drums and try to create some stuff on with FL Studio.

Music is in my blood so I really like to express that in any way possible. I had my first console when I was 3 (N64) and since then I'm playing video games in some kind of shape or form. I attach the emotions I felt that time with the music I heard on video games I played when I was kid, so to be able to revisit all my favorite video game music makes me very nostalgic.

I've been trying to create some stuff with programs like FL Studio and Audition for the past few years and I really like the liberty that I feel, I can do whatever the hell I want with music. I like remixing music and creating it, and now I just wanna get better and improve my skills.

Anyways, looking forward to my stay :)

Welcome, all three of you! If you're ever looking for critique with your work, don't be afraid to post in the Workshop forum. There's a subforum for both remixes that are in-progress (and finished, but looking for critiques) and for any original works. Feel free to pop in and share what you're working on.

If there's anything else you're curious about, feel free to ask around!

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Group Welcome seems to be in order

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Welcome to the OC Remix forums Multimedia Mike! (can I call you Mike? :-P)

Interesting. What kind of music software do you write (VSTs, DAWs, audio effects)?

I had to look up those acronyms... virtual studio technology? Digital audio workstation? Goodness, that sounds awfully complicated. :-) No, that's a bit out of my league.

The audio software project I've been working on recently could best be described with the high concept pitch of: "Chipamp in the web browser." I hope to make chiptunes more accessible by allowing them to be played directly in a web browser.

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I had to look up those acronyms... virtual studio technology? Digital audio workstation? Goodness, that sounds awfully complicated. :-) No, that's a bit out of my league.

The audio software project I've been working on recently could best be described with the high concept pitch of: "Chipamp in the web browser." I hope to make chiptunes more accessible by allowing them to be played directly in a web browser.

That's... actually a really awesome idea!

A good idea is to pit-stop to the workshop. I swear it is the best thing!

carsguidong4.jpg

PITSTOP!

...

Couldn't resist

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Hi everyone!

My name is Ben, but online people call me LP for short. Oh, it's not short for Ben. It's short for Legendary Possum!

Legendary because I love all things legend. Brutal Legend, The Legend of Zelda, legendary berry fruit punch. Wasn't a big fan of I am Legend, though.

And possum because I just love the little underappreciated buggers to death. With their big ol' mouths and their widdle paws and the way the babies climb all over the mama like she's a jungle gym. I'm getting the word out about possums!

I'm an avid collector and listener to video game music and I have been my whole life. I'm just now learning this composition business, but I think I'm on the right track! My inspirations are, beginning with the obvious, Koji Kondo and Motoi Sakuraba. Then comes John Powell, James Newton Howard, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, etc. And last but not least, the classical composers and, in particular, the efforts of Swiss musician Marc Reift and the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (look 'em up on Amazon).

I really enjoy the big-band, wind-orchestra sound, and I'm trying to emulate that in my current and future ReMixes. I look forward to getting and giving feedback to all my fellow musicians here at OCR!

~LP

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Hi everyone!

My name is Ben, but online people call me LP for short. Oh, it's not short for Ben. It's short for Legendary Possum!

Legendary because I love all things legend. Brutal Legend, The Legend of Zelda, legendary berry fruit punch. Wasn't a big fan of I am Legend, though.

And possum because I just love the little underappreciated buggers to death. With their big ol' mouths and their widdle paws and the way the babies climb all over the mama like she's a jungle gym. I'm getting the word out about possums!

I'm an avid collector and listener to video game music and I have been my whole life. I'm just now learning this composition business, but I think I'm on the right track! My inspirations are, beginning with the obvious, Koji Kondo and Motoi Sakuraba. Then comes John Powell, James Newton Howard, James Horner, John Williams, Danny Elfman, etc. And last but not least, the classical composers and, in particular, the efforts of Swiss musician Marc Reift and the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra (look 'em up on Amazon).

I really enjoy the big-band, wind-orchestra sound, and I'm trying to emulate that in my current and future ReMixes. I look forward to getting and giving feedback to all my fellow musicians here at OCR!

~LP

Sweet! Welcome to the community LP!

Don't be afraid to post your work in the Workshop forums, whether finished or not. Great place to gain experience!

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That's... actually a really awesome idea!

carsguidong4.jpg

PITSTOP!

...

Couldn't resist

Nearly 1 month later ^^. But thanks hahah the picture made me laugh anyway!

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Hello, I am Michael or 'Socky42' online.

While i've covered some video game songs on YouTube, I never really attempted the whole 'remix' thing. And to grow as a musician, I guess diversifying by joining a site like this will help.

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I'm not really new here, I've always been into ocremix I'm just not exactly someone who gets very involved with people, but I'm interested in making the music now and hopefully somewhere down the line when I develop my skills I can help add to something bigger than myself. Or I can get hit by a bus tomorrow, who knows.

I'm also the united states champion of Mario Kart 64 for those of you who don't know,

I'm Jeffrey Gutierrez here,

http://speeddemosarchive.com/MarioKart64.html

and here,

http://speedrunwiki.com/Jeffrey_Gutierrez

as well as here,

http://www.mariokart64.com/mk64/pl.cgi

I also play quake live competitively, left 4 dead on Steam, and I'm true Earthbound/Doom/Zelda/Final fantasy fan.

My favorite video game composers are Keeichi Suzuki, Koji Kondo and bobby prince probably. I also like Alexander Scriabin piano music, Beethoven and Aphex twin as well as artist like u-ziq, massive attack.

I play the piano and compose music but I'm not very good at it. atleast not yet. I got my entire life to build up on these skills and by the looks of it it will be all I have to do for a good while.

If that's not proof I like video games and video game music then I don't know what is.

Nice to meet you all I hope to be a productive member of this community somehow.

here is my current project it's called "suffocating matryoshka"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v-QdNloKtE&feature=plcp

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I just discovered this site 2 days ago after hearing some of the remixes on youtube while I was browsing for final fantasy remixes. I love great redos of the music of that series. As for other music, I mainly listen to metal and a few scene musicians (Bjorn Lynne, Jogeir Liljedahl, Chris Huelsbeck). For games, I love Final Fantasy (played 1, 2, 4, 5, and Crisis Core) and Monster Hunter, although I also play Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, and some other great PSP games. I also play on Kongregate.

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Ammature, and I've known about OCremix for a while now, but I finally decided to join the forums because I'm interested in making music as an artistic hobby. I really enjoy music without lyrics (lyrics in a lot of songs today are beyond terrible), and music that conveys a scene really well, like in music videos (I considered doing AMVs, but I'm not that into anime, and this is easier). Video game music fits that description perfectly. Sometimes I can compose an entire song in my mind to fit a particular mood, and I usually end up forgetting it. My hope is to get to a skill level where I can compose quickly enough to record my mental soundtrack before I forget it.

So right now, I'm trying to just use free software since I'm not too serious about this yet. I'm trying to learn how to use LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio), and I have Audacity installed (although I never use it), so I'm hoping that I can make some decent quality music for my first few remix attempts.

After browsing the guide and etc, I still have a question to you "veteran"-ish people: How long does it typically take you to remix a song? From what I've read, you're using actual instruments and extra software and software plugins and it can take months to get a song made. For a lower-quality remix with just software, do you think it would take a long time to make a complete song? (long = > 2 months)

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Hello Everyone,

I'm Ammature, and I've known about OCremix for a while now, but I finally decided to join the forums because I'm interested in making music as an artistic hobby. I really enjoy music without lyrics (lyrics in a lot of songs today are beyond terrible), and music that conveys a scene really well, like in music videos (I considered doing AMVs, but I'm not that into anime, and this is easier). Video game music fits that description perfectly. Sometimes I can compose an entire song in my mind to fit a particular mood, and I usually end up forgetting it. My hope is to get to a skill level where I can compose quickly enough to record my mental soundtrack before I forget it.

So right now, I'm trying to just use free software since I'm not too serious about this yet. I'm trying to learn how to use LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio), and I have Audacity installed (although I never use it), so I'm hoping that I can make some decent quality music for my first few remix attempts.

After browsing the guide and etc, I still have a question to you "veteran"-ish people: How long does it typically take you to remix a song? From what I've read, you're using actual instruments and extra software and software plugins and it can take months to get a song made. For a lower-quality remix with just software, do you think it would take a long time to make a complete song? (long = > 2 months)

Welcome to the OCR Comunnity!

To answer, it should take about 1 week rough for the song to be complete in length. But according to your mood and suggestion made it could go longer. Still this is only rough work. The polishing and extra layering and add-on are taking quite an extensive time to finish.

Myself, I could do a 3:00 song in a day. But it sounds 3:00 in a day!

Hope it is what you were seeking.

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How long does it typically take you to remix a song? From what I've read, you're using actual instruments and extra software and software plugins and it can take months to get a song made. For a lower-quality remix with just software, do you think it would take a long time to make a complete song? (long = > 2 months)

Welcome. You should check out the 1-hour compos for some idea of what can be done in an hour. Give ppl a week, and they'll come up with stuff like the Mega Man compos here on ocr.

It depends on the song. If you play piano and make a piano song, you're likely gonna work a lot faster than if you're writing and humanizing an entire orchestra.

It also depends on your skill and your tools, obviously. I could make something listenable in an hour, I think. Others might not. It depends.

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Thanks guys, those responses pretty much answer my question. I don't expect to become extremely skilled immediately, but its good to have a goal in mind. And one of the best parts about using software is that I can just edit it again if I want to, so I can polish it as much as I'd like.

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Hey guys, I'm new here. I've been wanting to contribute some tracks to OC for years now, and I'm finally in a position to make it all happen. Hope the big bosses like my first effort 8)

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Hey, all.

Been a fan of OCremix since it showed up in Game Informer several years back.

I'm a beginning amateur musician who's long term goal is music composition. My favorite class of instrument are strings (Guitar, Violin/Mandolin) and I know some of the basics of Piano and Drums.

I finally decided to learn how to build and use a DAW and I'm piecing together the basics, starting with a Lexicon Alpha I picked-up on sale.

I've been learning how to use finale notepad and plan on using it as my primary means of writing music. What I'm still trying to figure out is the various software options available to me, not to mention figuring how to get midi files to play on the DAW software (I'm looking at both CuBase 5LE which case with the Alpha, and Reaper).

Here's to hoping I can figure this stuff out.

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Hey everyone. I'm Phil. I've been a huge fan of this site since I heard about it back in 2009 and I've finally decided to get my feet wet and expand my knowledge.

I'm currently a student studying music. I'd like to one day become a music teacher and pass on what I know to others.

I'm a pretty decent Bassist and Clarinetist. I'm currently working on improving my skills in Electric Bass and have started to work on other instruments; I'm still trying to learn how to use the editing software.

Look forward to working with you all!

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Hey guys, I'm new here. I've been wanting to contribute some tracks to OC for years now, and I'm finally in a position to make it all happen. Hope the big bosses like my first effort 8)
Hey, all.

Been a fan of OCremix since it showed up in Game Informer several years back.

I'm a beginning amateur musician who's long term goal is music composition. My favorite class of instrument are strings (Guitar, Violin/Mandolin) and I know some of the basics of Piano and Drums.

I finally decided to learn how to build and use a DAW and I'm piecing together the basics, starting with a Lexicon Alpha I picked-up on sale.

I've been learning how to use finale notepad and plan on using it as my primary means of writing music. What I'm still trying to figure out is the various software options available to me, not to mention figuring how to get midi files to play on the DAW software (I'm looking at both CuBase 5LE which case with the Alpha, and Reaper).

Here's to hoping I can figure this stuff out.

I remember that edition of Game Informer! I probably wouldn't have found OCR without it.
Hey everyone. I'm Phil. I've been a huge fan of this site since I heard about it back in 2009 and I've finally decided to get my feet wet and expand my knowledge.

I'm currently a student studying music. I'd like to one day become a music teacher and pass on what I know to others.

I'm a pretty decent Bassist and Clarinetist. I'm currently working on improving my skills in Electric Bass and have started to work on other instruments; I'm still trying to learn how to use the editing software.

Look forward to working with you all!

Welcome, all three of you, to the OverClocked Remix forums! I hope you enjoy your stay here.

If you are ever needing feedback on anything you are working on (music-wise), go ahead and post in the Workshop forums.

See you around!

Anorax

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Hi there,

I've lurked around on this site a little bit, not really sure if it was for me or not -- I play the cello and make instrumental arrangements of video game music, but I'm terrible at the electronic side of things. At any rate, thought maybe I'd come out of my shell and say hello...you people seem so nice and helpful so I thought maybe I should share some of my stuff here after all. :)

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Hi there,

I've lurked around on this site a little bit, not really sure if it was for me or not -- I play the cello and make instrumental arrangements of video game music, but I'm terrible at the electronic side of things. At any rate, thought maybe I'd come out of my shell and say hello...you people seem so nice and helpful so I thought maybe I should share some of my stuff here after all. :)

I love the cello. :-D

Welcome to the community!

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Hi there,

I've lurked around on this site a little bit, not really sure if it was for me or not -- I play the cello and make instrumental arrangements of video game music, but I'm terrible at the electronic side of things. At any rate, thought maybe I'd come out of my shell and say hello...you people seem so nice and helpful so I thought maybe I should share some of my stuff here after all. :)

marvelous idea! I think you'll get a lot of people wanting to collab and this is the perfect place to come to improve your production skills - it's where i learn most of what i know! So enjoy yourself, be active and you're bound to come on leaps and bounds.

Welcome.

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Hi there,

I've lurked around on this site a little bit, not really sure if it was for me or not -- I play the cello and make instrumental arrangements of video game music, but I'm terrible at the electronic side of things. At any rate, thought maybe I'd come out of my shell and say hello...you people seem so nice and helpful so I thought maybe I should share some of my stuff here after all. :)

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welcome to the OCR forums! While it is true there are a lot of electronic musicians around, there's always a need for more organic instruments like your cello. See you around!

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