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Bundeslang
05-24-2009, 10:07 AM
The People's Remix Competition 147
PRCv6-17

Hello everyone and welcome to the People's Remix Competition! (www.doulifee.com/prc/PrcSong/PRCcommercial.wmv)

PRC146 is doneover. Three songs entered the contest before the deadline, but I already extended it. That was a good decision, because four other songs appeared after that. One newcomer entered, Rationaljeff, and he did a great job by taking third place. I entered and ended last (like most of my songs), together with Setokaibarocket. Gario and Brainstar tied fourth place. Ghetto Lee Lewis claimed second place. TheoConfidor did a very good job, he received scores from every voter, and wins the round.

TheoConfidor wins and may select the source. But, that didn't happen on time. After trying to wait a few more days (asking other users as well, maybe I don't do that in the future), I decided to select one by myself, as winner of the most wooden spoons. The source is from a popular game from the Nintendo 64, but except for a remix from me, I don't know any remixes of this tune. This sounds promising for a new contest.


http://bambombim.googlepages.com/PRC147.jpg

Mario Kart 64 (N64) - Bowsers Castle


MIDI 1 (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/materials/PRC147_PRC147%20-%20Bowser%20Castle.mid)
MIDI 2 (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/materials/PRC147_PRC147%20-%20Drum%20Mix%20KoopaCastle.mid)
Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqW7Lj9g8rM)

ThaSauce link (http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC147)


This game is well known, I still play it many times. Mario Kart is a very popular game. Bowser Castle is my favorite stage because a lot of things can stop you. Still, I win 150cc without any problems. The music was awesome and since there aren't any remixes, I decided to pick this one.




GOOD LUCK!
Fine Print:
PRC instructions
If you happen to be mixing this song already, start over in the interests of fairness.
Limitations at ThaSauce require your entry to be 6MB or less in size. Length for length's sake and MIDI rips are not allowed.
Entries must be posted in the ThaSauce link (http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC147) by MONDAY June 1st at 5:59 am ThaSauce time (Check my signature (below) and the ThaSauce page for the exact time left. .
You may enter as many mixes as you like and work with as many people as you like on each mix.
Do not make qualitative comments on an entry until the results of the vote have been posted.
Mixers cannot vote for themselves but if they vote they recieve a free first place vote added onto their score.
The winner of the previous contest can take part (and I'm not). My vote will only be doubled if it breaks up a tie.

Doulifee's PRC Archives! (http://doulifee.com/prc/PrcSong/prc.php) For information about the previous contests.

http://compo.thasauce.net/sigs/compo/PRC (http://compo.thasauce.net/compos/view/PRC)

Ghetto Lee Lewis
05-24-2009, 12:54 PM
Does that mean you can't compete in this one, Bundeslang? (although you can submit a bonus mix)

Bundeslang
05-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Does that mean you can't compete in this one, Bundeslang? (although you can submit a bonus mix)

I most likely won't be entering in all fairness, I remixed it before.

evktalo
05-24-2009, 03:02 PM
Wow, that's an amazing source. Not much melody, so you have to be creative in that department.

--Eino

ambient
05-24-2009, 04:40 PM
Gosh, a tough source to work with, very minimalistic to begin with. We'll see what can be done with this.

DZComposer
05-24-2009, 04:51 PM
Hmm... Maybe... Definately a challenging one.

Even though it sounds nothing like it, this piece makes me think of Holst's Neptune for some reason... O_o

Dj Mokram
05-24-2009, 05:36 PM
Hey Bundeslang, your disguised youtube link didn't worked for me, as it isn't really a youtube link.
Anyway, here one in case other people have the same problem with the truveo thing: 'MK64 Bowser Castle' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqW7Lj9g8rM).

Won't be able to enter cause my DAW is dead (until june I'm afraid), but I will be voting as usual.
Hope to see some fierce competition like the last round! ;-)

oh, and I lol'd at your egoraptor reference in the topic title.

Gario
05-24-2009, 08:21 PM
Yeah, I'll be joining this one (most likely), as the game rings heavily into my own childhood... Quick question, though - as long as this source is prominent, are other sources from other games allowed in the mix? I've got this craaaazy idea floatin' in my head, but I need to know if incorporating other sources are allowed.

Hylian Lemon
05-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Yeah, I'll be joining this one (most likely), as the game rings heavily into my own childhood... Quick question, though - as long as this source is prominent, are other sources from other games allowed in the mix? I've got this craaaazy idea floatin' in my head, but I need to know if incorporating other sources are allowed.
I've done it before. And I'm pretty sure other people have too. Just make sure more than half of it is based on this track, because otherwise people don't tend to vote favorably.

ambient
05-25-2009, 02:17 AM
I don't want to offend anyone, but the source is absurd. Whatever remote hint of melody is in there, does not fit with the rest of the track at all. I am talking about the part around 1:07, where it reminds me of Delirium's "Silence" (I can't believe I am even referencing such a groundbreaking track while talking about this source). I think the source is godawful and whatever remixes we submit at the end of the competition will all be several steps up from the crap source.

That being said, it is a great choice for PRC since it presents quite a challenge. Can't wait to see what other remixers are going to cook up.

One thing, I am refusing to include that part at 1:07 I was talking about, so don't look for it in my mix. And don't hold it against me.

Gario
05-25-2009, 03:30 AM
Wow, Ambient, that's pretty harsh - I actually like the source :puppyeyes:... (I take no offense, though :P)

Perhaps I'll emphasize 1:07 in my mix just to bug you :tomatoface:. Best of luck, all!

TheoConfidor
05-25-2009, 04:20 AM
Hey Bundeslang, I sent you a PM with my selected source on ThaSauce back on Friday. Did you not receive it?

Well, I suppose the good news is that I can enter this one if I so desire.

How did you want me to contact you in the future?

Bundeslang
05-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Hey Bundeslang, I sent you a PM with my selected source on ThaSauce back on Friday. Did you not receive it?

Well, I suppose the good news is that I can enter this one if I so desire.

How did you want me to contact you in the future?
I checked it, but didn't receive it. Weird.
I'm used to get the PM's via Ocremix.

I edited the Youtube link, I was already looking for a better one, but then my internet failed yesterday and I wasn't able to do that before now. Thanks for the link.

Gario, feel free to do what you want, as long as the source is still the main part of the song.
And yes, it's acceptable to ignore some parts of the source (like around 1:07).
When I'm listening to the song I should think: 'this is a remix from Mario Kart 64 - Bowser Castle'.



Some PRC-Related news: Ghetto Lee Lewis posted his RC Pro Am Remix (PRC145) at Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4GWgLHFik

There's also an OCR-Thread of it, check it at:
http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=23644



Good luck everyone, Binweasel already submitted a song.

Less Ashamed Of Self
05-26-2009, 04:54 AM
Solid source.

Nase
05-26-2009, 07:37 PM
huh, I see nothing wrong with 1:07.

That said, the whole thing isn't something I'd likely remix, ever.

ambient
05-26-2009, 11:51 PM
Done with the mix. Probably won't have time to work any more on it during the week.

Need help with hosting though. Can anyone help?

analoq
05-27-2009, 07:09 AM
Done with the mix .... Need help with hosting though. Can anyone help?

Tell you what, ambient, just for you I'm going to let you upload your mix here:
http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC147

But don't tell anybody else! It's for your eyes only :)
cheers.

ambient
05-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Tell you what, ambient, just for you I'm going to let you upload your mix here:
http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC147

But don't tell anybody else! It's for your eyes only :)
cheers.

Haha! Thanks.

Chavous
05-30-2009, 04:09 AM
Where's the melodyyyyyy? =( /whines

But seriously...lack of melody makes me sad. I love chords as much as the next guy, but without a melody its just background.

Binweasel
05-30-2009, 05:28 AM
Make one up! That's the fun bit. And how I won my first PRC ... I think.

Then in the future, when you've put it on an album and made thousands of dollars off it, tell fans it's entirely your own. After all, tons of songs use the same chord structure ... :tomatoface:

Hardbeat Acolyte
05-30-2009, 05:43 AM
Okay, I'm gonna upload my mix now.

Gario
05-31-2009, 03:34 AM
Sorry, I don't think I'll be able to finish this round... certain obligations got in my way :-x...

I'll vote, though - have no fear!

Bak.R
05-31-2009, 06:14 PM
Hi everyone, I have post my song, Hope you'll enjoy it ^^.

Bak.R

Bundeslang
06-01-2009, 10:32 AM
Here's the voting stage
TheoConfidor was PRC146's winner, but due some circumstances he didn't selected the source. I selected Mario Kart 64 Bowser Castle theme.
Four entries appeared before the deadline, which means we didn't need an extension.

Participants are encouraged to vote, they receive a three point bonus. They can't vote for themselve. My vote can make the difference in a tie, but doesn't count twice.

The mixing stage is over. To vote, you should do the following:
- Visit the stated ThaSauce Page (http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC147) and listen to all the entries
- Scroll to the form at the bottom of the screen
- Fill in the rank of the entries from first to third.
- State a reasoning for it.

You have until NEXT Wednesday, June 3th at 1:59 am ThaSauce time, it has changed to vote, check my signature in the first post or simply the ThaSauce page for the exact time you have.

The winner will get to choose the source tune for PRC148 which will start Friday like usual.

The songs:
Binweasel - The Karter's Dream (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/Binweasel_-_The_Karter_s_Dream(PRC147).mp3)
Setokaibarocket - Retribution (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/setokaibarocket_-_Retribution(PRC147).mp3)
Ambient - The Door (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/ambient_-_The_Door(PRC147).mp3)
Blackstar - 3 2 1 Go (http://compo.thasauce.net/files/BlackStar_-_3__2__1__Go_(PRC147).mp3)

Bundeslang
06-03-2009, 09:28 AM
It's results time.
In the beginning, people where complaining about the source, but they all thought it would be a great challenge and that's what a source should be.
Four people managed to get a song in, enough to not extend the round. Six voters voted for the round.

Total number of mixes - 4
Total number of votes - 6

Highest possible score - 18
Minimum possible score with voting - 3


Setokaibarocket did a nice song, but 8 points isn't enough, he gets the last place wooden spoon.

Blackstar starts his PRC carreer with a nice number of 9 points (two first places), ending at a third place.

Binweasel was quick, but to quick to win, he received second place with 10 (+3) points.

And the winner of PRC147 is Ambient with 15 points!

Congratulations Ambient. You come back and just beat everyone. You're work was the best, you only missed three points. The others where close, Blackstar, and Ambient used the vote bonus, but Ambient didn't need it to win. Binweasel voted as well, but he voted for himself (third place) for some reason. It looks a lot like a fault, but I decided to not give the 3 points, because it doesn't change anything (if it did, I would have given them). I corrected the scores.

Ambient, it's up to you to select the source for the next round, PRC148. Send your source to me (with a MID/MP3 file if you can) by PM (http://www.ocremix.org/forums/private.php?do=newpm&u=8264) before next Friday, June 5th at 11:59 am Eastern US Time.

You may select any source from any game, as long as it doesn't have an Overclocked Remix and it hasn't been on PRC before. (I still have to make that list).

See you all next Friday.

Binweasel
06-03-2009, 10:18 AM
Good on yer, Mr. Ambient! Hope you choose a good one. I'd really like to win again. XD For now I have to fall back on begging in the Boss theme project thread for some Primal Dialga mixes...

Yeah, that one vote was a mistake. I'd never vote for myself. Could have sworn I'd clicked the right one. Sorry 'bout that.

Gario
06-03-2009, 01:54 PM
lol, sorry, Blackstar - I actually meant you to be third (although I found your voting a bit unethical :?)... Oh well, my bad.

ambient
06-03-2009, 10:45 PM
Thanks guys!

I am really surprised with how seto placed in the competition, but then again tastes differ. I have a source in mind and will forward it to Bundeslang shortly. It's a dancey track from a fighting game. I hope the source will encourage higher participation, since the game I am selecting it from is highly underremixed.