Getting feedback on your ReMix when you're starting off is invaluable, and even after you've put together a good number of kickin' arrangements, someone else can still hear something a different way and provide some comments that could improve your mix. We very strongly encourage first-time submitters to get some sort of feedback from the community before they submit their first ReMix to the site, because we spend a lot of time going through submissions and if it's not your best work - something you've refined and revised as much as possible - the odds are against it being approved.
That being said, how does one go about getting feedback? There's several options:
- Share your piece with others on the Post Your Game ReMixes forum - you'll need to register and find a way of making your music available to those reading your post (usually just a hyperlink), but this is probably the best way to see what people think about your work.
- Find someone on #ocremix chat that's willing to take a listen and provide feedback. The chat channel isn't always the most civilized place, but there are sometimes people willing to take a quick listen and tell you what they think.
- You could try contacting an individual ReMixer whose style you particularly admire, if they have provided accurate contact information. There's no guarantee of a reply - for instance, I personally rarely have time to provide the depth of feedback I'd like to, or sometimes any at all - but you might have some luck.
- You can always look for feedback from outside the game music arrangement community. Just because it's game music doesn't mean style, tone, mixing, effects, and overall impression can't be evaluated helpfully by someone with no knowledge of the original or game music in general. If you admire someone's taste in music and their honesty, they can almost always help you out if they're willing.