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Game Music

Game Music Arrangement Community

  • AMIGAremix - Similar to Remix.Kwed.Org, AMIGAremix caters to arrangement fans of Commodore's other popular system, the Amiga.
  • Arrange Stream - Your (Japanese-language) guide to the loose confederation that is Japan's doujin VGM arrangement scene.
  • Dwelling of Duels - The popular monthly live performance arrangement competition.
  • OverLooked ReMiX - OLR is the comedic offshoot and bastard stepcousin of OCR.
  • Remix.Kwed.Org - The definitive guide to C64 MP3 remakes showcases SID remixes.
  • Remix64 - The informational hub and gathering point of the Commodore arrangement scene.
  • Remix:ThaSauce - R:TS has a relaxed quality control system in the attempt to showcase more music.
  • The Shizz - Forum home of Arizona band Minibosses, it's a hangout for many scene rock enthusiasts.
  • Videogame Music Archive (VGMusic) - Video Game MIDI music from NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Genesis, Master System, Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation, Turbo-Grafx 16, and more!
  • VGMix - VGMix is part of a community of amateur musicians who write arrangements of video game music.
  • VgPiano - A pianist's dream, VgPiano is focused on arranging in the 88 keys.

Albums

  • Blood on the Asphalt - A Super Street Fighter II Turbo ReMix collaboration with an urban flavor, responsible for Capcom selecting OCR for the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix soundtrack.
  • Chrono Symphonic - Designed to be the orchestrated soundtrack for the long-desired Chrono Trigger movie.
  • Delta-Q-Delta - Tributing id's classic FPS Doom II: Hell on Earth, arranging composer Bobby Prince's score in various dark and demonic ways.
  • Hedgehog Heaven - A Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrangement project featuring developing artists.
  • Kong in Concert - Donkey Kong Country's memorable soundtrack is diversely handled here, and generally regarded as OCR's most creatively successful album project.
  • OC ReMix: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Official Soundtrack - Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix's soundtrack, the first major publisher game soundtrack that's 100% fan-created. Produced for Capcom, released free for the peeps.
  • Project Chaos - Inspired by the game with LOCK-ON TECHNOLOGY™ (and possibly Michael Jackson), Sonic 3 & Knuckles was rearranged in a variety of styles.
  • ReCapitated - Focusing on one of the most memorable pieces of VGM ever created, Sonic the Hedgehog 3's IceCap Zone, resulting in an album of biblical proportions.
  • Relics of the Chozo - The album project that started it all, a Super Metroid Musical Collaboration.
  • Repercussions of Fowl Lamentation - RoFL is a humorous upgrade to the hallowed soundtrack of Duck Hunt.
  • Rise of the Star - An upbeat collection of arrangements from the classic NES platformer, Kirby's Adventure.
  • Summoning of Spirits - OC ReMix's largest community album to date honors both Namco's Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Symphonia, along with tons of bonus mixes, including 3 from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.
  • The Dark Side of Phobos - A decidedly dark interpretation of the legendary PC title Doom.
  • Thieves of Fate - Tributing the little-known, but formative chapter in the Chrono series, Radical Dreamers.
  • Voices of the Lifestream - This 4-disc, 3 1/2 hour album features ReMixers giving it their all in tribute to Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy VII score.
Non-OCR Albums
  • Bound Together - Several areas of the community contributed to this EarthBound tribute.
  • Cave Story Remix Project - An album dedicated to the homebrew sensation Cave Story, and praised by game creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.
  • Hybridism - Nine Ragnarok Online arrangements sculpted in a jazz-fusion-esque manner by Joshua Morse and trusty sidekick Anthony Lofton.
  • No Balls, No Glory - Created by the Bad Dudes in honor of Super Dodge Ball, which was nothing more than hardcore athletes throwing volleyballs at each other.
  • Syntax Era - A perfect match between C64 melodies and hooks, the sound of SID, and classic 80s instrumentation by C64Audio.com.
  • The American Album - Mazedude's tribute honors the often-overlooked American video game composers.

Bands / Performers

  • Eminence - Based in Australia, this nearly 60-person orchestra aims to spread the orchestra to a wider audience, arranging the music of video games, anime and pop culture.
  • Game Over - Fantastic Swedish metal video game cover band - did the great Punch-Out!! ReMix hosted here. Cool.
  • Minibosses - One of the very first game cover bands, with a rock emphasis and some energetic material.
  • NESkimos - Fun and irreverent video game cover band.
  • Neskvartetten - Literally Sweden's NES quartet, they specialize in giving Zelda's music the jazzy treatment.
  • PLAY! A Video Game Symphony - From the same team that brought Final Fantasy: Dear Friends to the United States, PLAY's concerts expand the format to a broader selection of game music.
  • Project X - The collaborative effort of two musical robots to record new versions of the classic soundtracks of Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3.
  • Select Start - This Florida-based sextet offers something different with their classical repertoire.
  • temp sound solutions - Shawn Phase has tons of great rock covers from classic games, with new material constantly in the works.
  • The Advantage - "8 BIT nintendo band - serious dudes that rock with good nintentions".
  • Video Game Pianist - One of the first pianists to gain recognition and respect for performing video game music on the piano.
  • Video Games Live - Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall's ambitious world concert tour aiming to bring VGM to the masses, including international locations never before visited by a VGM concert.
  • Xoc - Performing with almost any instrument or object within reach, Xoc first gained notice with his Super Mario World cover album.

Labels

  • Binary Zone Interactive - Kenz's retro store and One Man & His Mic podcast are a fan-driven spotlight of the best in the European game music scene.
  • C64Audio.com - C64Audio.com works with original composers and fan arrangers for its catalog of Commodore arrangement albums.
  • OneUp Studios - Started in 2002 to arrange video game music with a new flavor and license those arrangements for their CD releases, Arkansas band The OneUps are its crown jewel.

Game Music Composers

Game Music Emulation (NSF, SPC, etc.)

Please see Chipamp's links page, featuring chiptune news, players, archives and radio/podcasts.
  • Chipamp - OC ReMix's official Winamp plugin bundle supporting game music formats (NSF, SPC, PSF, SID, VGM, etc.)

Game Music Industry / Organizations

  • Gamasutra - "The Art & Business of Making Games", Gamasutra's resources cover all aspects of the gaming industry.
  • Game Audio Network Guild - The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization established to educate the masses in regards to interactive audio.
  • Gamingforce Interactive Forums - If video game music is your music of choice, you'll find no bigger, more dedicated community for its discussion.
  • MAGFest - The Music and Games Festival is THE yearly destination for VGM cover bands, as well as artists & fans of the US-based VGM arrangement scene.
  • MobyGames - The world's most comprehensive gaming database project.

Game Music News

  • VGDJ: The Official OverClocked ReMix Podcast - OC ReMix, podcast style, with hosts pixietricks and zircon - snippets of various tunes, reviews, and much more.
  • VG Frequency - Larry "Liontamer" Oji's former Atlanta radio show, repurposed as OC ReMix's official blog covering the video game arrangement scene.
  • VGMdb - The ultimate resource for information on video game music albums, both physical and digital.
  • [http://www.squareenixmusic.com/ Square Enix Music Online - Broad coverage of game music from Square Enix and beyond.
  • Nobuooo - User-submitted video game music news.
  • VGM Rush - Exploring the Western lands of game music!

Game Music Radio Stations that Play OC ReMixes

  • OCR Radio - Streaming OC ReMixes 24/7, it's the official spot for OC ReMix radio.
  • Nitro Game Injection - Much like it sounds, KyleJCrb's internet radio show focuses on rock and metal.
  • SLAY Radio - Slaygon provides the Commodore arrangement community's radio fix, even having its craziest members taking turns running live shows.
  • The Remixatorium - Who knows what you'll hear when DarkRadish's personal selections occasionally meet sleep depravity and/or booze in this podcast.
  • The Super Koopa Troopa Show - VGM meets NPR with deshrill's informative podcast, giving you background on the games that make the music.
  • 'ZRN: 'Zone Radio Network - An Internet radio network with various video game genres.
  • WARC 90.3 FM - Allegheny College's Music Listening Alternative
  • WRUW-FM 91.1 - Cleveland's Most Eclectic Radio Station

More Stations

  • The C64 Take-away - Remix.Kwed.Org's official podcast full of music and news, hosted by R:K:O founder Kwed

ReMixing

  • Harmony Central - The biggest, oldest, best online resource for musicians - awesome.
  • K-v-R - The definitive site supporting open standard audio plugins (VST, DXi, AU, etc.)

Music Equipment/Software Manufacturer Websites

Access, Alesis, Cakewalk, Casio, Clavia (Nord), E-MU / Ensoniq, Fender, Image-Line (FL Studio), Kawai, Korg, Kurzweil, Lexicon, M-Audio, Mackie, MOTU, Native Instruments, Propellerhead Software, rgc:audio, Roland, Shure, Steinberg, Tascam, Yamaha

Music Theory, History & Terminology

Music-Making Magazines

Electronic Musician, Future Music, Keyboard, Mix, Sceen, Sound on Sound

Music-Making Software

Buzz

Cubase

FL Studio

Reason

Trackers

  • DMOZ entry for MOD Software - Open directory list of good links on MODs / tracking in general.
  • MAZ Sound - One of the oldest and best sites on trackers, with tons of links, downloads, and information.
  • United Trackers - Non-profit organization of musicians supporting the Internet (MOD) music scene - site has good scene news and resources.

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