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*'''[http://www.zzounds.com/a--925434 Zzounds.com]''' - Music hardware & software with excellent prices & fast shipping
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*'''[http://www.vgfrequency.com VG Frequency]''' - Larry "Liontamer" Oji's former Atlanta radio show, repurposed as OC ReMix's official blog covering the video game arrangement scene.
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*'''[http://www.zzounds.com/a--925434 Zzounds.com]''' - Music hardware & software with excellent prices & fast shipping.
== Game Music ==
== Game Music ==
=== Game Music Arrangement Community ===
=== Game Music Arrangement Community ===
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* '''[http://www.amigaremix.com/ AMIGAremix]''' - A newer site dedicated to remixes of tunes from the Commodore Amiga platform.
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* '''[http://www.amigaremix.com/ AMIGAremix]''' - Similar to Remix.Kwed.Org, AMIGAremix caters to arrangement fans of Commodore's other popular system, the Amiga.
* '''[http://music.readalittle.net/ Arrange Stream]''' - Your (Japanese-language) guide to the loose confederation that is Japan's doujin VGM arrangement scene.
* '''[http://music.readalittle.net/ Arrange Stream]''' - Your (Japanese-language) guide to the loose confederation that is Japan's doujin VGM arrangement scene.
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* '''[http://dod.vgmix.com/ Dwelling of Duels]''' - The popular monthly live performance arrangement competition.
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* '''[http://dwellingofduels.net/ Dwelling of Duels]''' - The popular monthly live performance arrangement competition.
* '''[http://www.olremix.org/ OverLooked ReMiX]''' - OLR is the comedic offshoot and bastard stepcousin of OCR.
* '''[http://www.olremix.org/ OverLooked ReMiX]''' - OLR is the comedic offshoot and bastard stepcousin of OCR.
* '''[http://remix.kwed.org/ Remix.Kwed.Org]''' - The definitive guide to C64 MP3 remakes showcases SID remixes.
* '''[http://remix.kwed.org/ Remix.Kwed.Org]''' - The definitive guide to C64 MP3 remakes showcases SID remixes.
* '''[http://www.remix64.com Remix64]''' - The informational hub and gathering point of the Commodore arrangement scene.
* '''[http://www.remix64.com Remix64]''' - The informational hub and gathering point of the Commodore arrangement scene.
* '''[http://remix.thasauce.net/ Remix:ThaSauce]''' - R:TS has a relaxed quality control system in the attempt to showcase more music.
* '''[http://remix.thasauce.net/ Remix:ThaSauce]''' - R:TS has a relaxed quality control system in the attempt to showcase more music.
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* '''[http://theshizz.org/forum/index.php?showforum=8 The Shizz]''' - Forum home of Arizona band Minibosses, it's a hangout for many scene rock enthusiasts.
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* '''[http://www.vgmusic.com/ 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!
* '''[http://www.vgmix.com/ VGMix]''' - VGMix is part of a community of amateur musicians who write arrangements of video game music.
* '''[http://www.vgmix.com/ VGMix]''' - VGMix is part of a community of amateur musicians who write arrangements of video game music.
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* '''[http://www.vgpiano.com/ VgPiano]''' - A pianist's dream, VgPiano is newer hub focused on arranging in the 88 keys.
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* '''[http://www.vgpiano.com/ VgPiano]''' - A pianist's dream, VgPiano is focused on arranging in the 88 keys.
==== Albums ====
==== Albums ====
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* '''[http://sf2.ocremix.org/ Blood on the Asphalt]''' - A ''Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo'' ReMix collaboration with an urban flavor.
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* '''[http://sf2.ocremix.org/ 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.
* '''[http://chrono.ocremix.org/ Chrono Symphonic]''' - Designed to be the orchestrated soundtrack for the long-desired ''Chrono Trigger'' movie.
* '''[http://chrono.ocremix.org/ Chrono Symphonic]''' - Designed to be the orchestrated soundtrack for the long-desired ''Chrono Trigger'' movie.
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* '''[http://doom2.ocremix.org/ 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.
* '''[http://sonic2.ocremix.org/ Hedgehog Heaven]''' - A ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' arrangement project featuring developing artists.
* '''[http://sonic2.ocremix.org/ Hedgehog Heaven]''' - A ''Sonic the Hedgehog 2'' arrangement project featuring developing artists.
* '''[http://dkcproject.ocremix.org/ Kong in Concert]''' - ''Donkey Kong Country''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s memorable soundtrack is diversely handled here, and generally regarded as OCR's most creatively successful album project.
* '''[http://dkcproject.ocremix.org/ Kong in Concert]''' - ''Donkey Kong Country''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s memorable soundtrack is diversely handled here, and generally regarded as OCR's most creatively successful album project.
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* '''[http://ocremix.org/hdremix/ OC ReMix: Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Official Soundtrack]''' - ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s soundtrack, the first major publisher game soundtrack that's 100% fan-created. Produced for Capcom, released free for the peeps.
* '''[http://s3k.ocremix.org/ Project Chaos]''' - Inspired by the game with LOCK-ON TECHNOLOGY™ (and possibly Michael Jackson), ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' was rearranged in a variety of styles.
* '''[http://s3k.ocremix.org/ Project Chaos]''' - Inspired by the game with LOCK-ON TECHNOLOGY™ (and possibly Michael Jackson), ''Sonic 3 & Knuckles'' was rearranged in a variety of styles.
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* '''[http://icecap.ocremix.org/ ReCapitated]''' - Focusing on one the most memorable pieces of VGM ever created, ''Sonic the Hedgehog 3'''s IceCap Zone, resulting in an album of biblical proportions.
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* '''[http://icecap.ocremix.org/ 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.
* '''[http://smproject.ocremix.org/ Relics of the Chozo]''' - The album project that started it all, a ''Super Metroid'' Musical Collaboration.
* '''[http://smproject.ocremix.org/ Relics of the Chozo]''' - The album project that started it all, a ''Super Metroid'' Musical Collaboration.
* '''[http://duck.thasauce.net/ Repercussions of Fowl Lamentation]''' - RoFL is a humorous upgrade to the hallowed soundtrack of ''Duck Hunt''.
* '''[http://duck.thasauce.net/ Repercussions of Fowl Lamentation]''' - RoFL is a humorous upgrade to the hallowed soundtrack of ''Duck Hunt''.
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* '''[http://kirby.ocremix.org/ Rise of the Star]''' - An upbeat collection of arrangements from the classic SNES platformer, ''Kirby's Adventure''.
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* '''[http://kirby.ocremix.org/ Rise of the Star]''' - An upbeat collection of arrangements from the classic NES platformer, ''Kirby's Adventure''.
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* '''[http://doom.ocremix.org/ The Dark Side of Phobos]''' - A decidedly dark interpretation of the legendary PC title ''DooM''.
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* '''[http://tales.ocremix.org/ 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''.
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* '''[http://ff7.ocremix.org/ Voices of the Lifestream]''' - OC ReMix's largest community album to date, this 4-disc, 3 1/2 hour album features ReMixers giving it their all in tribute to Nobuo Uematsu's ''Final Fantasy VII'' score.
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* '''[http://doom.ocremix.org/ The Dark Side of Phobos]''' - A decidedly dark interpretation of the legendary PC title ''Doom''.
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* '''[http://rd.ocremix.org/ Thieves of Fate]''' - Tributing the little-known, but formative chapter in the ''Chrono'' series, ''Radical Dreamers''.
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* '''[http://ff7.ocremix.org/ 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 =====
===== Non-OCR Albums =====
* '''[http://www.wushuplaya.com/boundtogether/ Bound Together]''' - Several areas of the community contributed to this ''EarthBound'' tribute.
* '''[http://www.wushuplaya.com/boundtogether/ Bound Together]''' - Several areas of the community contributed to this ''EarthBound'' tribute.
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* '''[http://kwix.shackspace.com/cavestory/ Cave Story Remix Project]''' - An album dedicated to the homebrew sensation ''Cave Story'', and praised by game creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.
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* '''[http://kwixmusic.com/cavestory/ Cave Story Remix Project]''' - An album dedicated to the homebrew sensation ''Cave Story'', and praised by game creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya.
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* '''[http://roh.jmflava.com Hybridism]''' - Nine ''Ragnarok Online'' arrangements sculpted in a jazz-fusion-esque manner by Joshua Morse and trusty sidekick Anthony Lofton.
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* '''[http://www.noballsnoglory.net 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.
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* '''[http://www.c64audio.com/productInfo.php?cat=R64SE Syntax Era]''' - A perfect match between C64 melodies and hooks, the sound of SID, and classic 80s instrumentation by C64Audio.com.
* '''[http://www.mazedude.com/aa/ The American Album]''' - Mazedude's tribute honors the often-overlooked American video game composers.
* '''[http://www.mazedude.com/aa/ The American Album]''' - Mazedude's tribute honors the often-overlooked American video game composers.
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* '''[http://www.eminenceonline.com/ 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.
* '''[http://www.eminenceonline.com/ 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.
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* '''[http://www.nintendometal.com/ Game Over]''' - Fantastic Swedish metal video game cover band - did the great Punch-Out!! ReMix hosted here. Cool.
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* '''[http://www.nintendometal.com/ Game Over]''' - Fantastic Swedish metal video game cover band - did the great ''Punch-Out!!'' ReMix hosted here. Cool.
* '''[http://minibosses.com/ Minibosses]''' - One of the very first game cover bands, with a rock emphasis and some energetic material.
* '''[http://minibosses.com/ Minibosses]''' - One of the very first game cover bands, with a rock emphasis and some energetic material.
* '''[http://www.neskimos.com/ NESkimos]''' - Fun and irreverent video game cover band.
* '''[http://www.neskimos.com/ NESkimos]''' - Fun and irreverent video game cover band.
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* '''[http://www.neskvartetten.tk/ Neskvartetten]''' - Literally Sweden's NES quartet, they specialize in giving Zelda's music the jazzy treatment.
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* '''[http://www.neskvartetten.tk/ Neskvartetten]''' - Literally Sweden's NES quartet, they specialize in giving ''Zelda''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s music the jazzy treatment.
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* '''[http://www.play-symphony.com/ 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.
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* '''''[http://www.play-symphony.com/ PLAY! A Video Game Symphony]''''' - From the same team that brought ''Final Fantasy: Dear Friends'' to the United States, ''PLAY''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s concerts expand the format to a broader selection of game music.
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* '''[http://projectx.superradiox.com/ 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.
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* '''[http://projectxweb.com 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''.
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* '''[http://www.selectstartband.com/ Select Start]''' - This Florida-based sextet offers something different with their classical repertoire.
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* '''[http://facebook.com/selectstartband Select Start]''' - This Florida-based sextet offers something different with their classical repertoire.
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* '''[http://www.tempsoundsolutions.com temp sound solutions]''' - shawn phase has tons of great rock covers from classic games, with new material constantly in the works.
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* '''[http://www.tempsoundsolutions.com temp sound solutions]''' - Shawn Phase has tons of great rock covers from classic games, with new material constantly in the works.
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* '''[http://www.theadvantageband.com/ The Advantage]''' - "8 BIT nintendo band - serious dudes that rock with good nintentions".
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* '''[http://myspace.com/theadvantage1 The Advantage]''' - "8 BIT nintendo band - serious dudes that rock with good nintentions".
* '''[http://www.videogamepianist.com/ Video Game Pianist]''' - One of the first pianists to gain recognition and respect for performing video game music on the piano.
* '''[http://www.videogamepianist.com/ Video Game Pianist]''' - One of the first pianists to gain recognition and respect for performing video game music on the piano.
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* '''[http://www.videogameslive.com/ Video Games Live]''' - Tommy Tallarico & Jack Wall's ambitious world concert tour aiming to bring VGM to the masses, including many international locations never before visited by a VGM concert.
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* '''''[http://www.videogameslive.com/ 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.
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* '''[http://www.xocmusic.com/ Xoc]''' - Performing with almost any instrument or object within reach, Xoc first gained notice with his Super Mario World cover album.
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* '''[http://www.xocmusic.com/ Xoc]''' - Performing with almost any instrument or object within reach, Xoc first gained notice with his ''Super Mario World'' cover album.
==== Labels ====
==== Labels ====
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* '''[http://www.c64audio.com/ C64Audio]''' - C64Audio works with original composers and fan arrangers for its catalog of Commodore arrangement albums.
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* '''[http://www.binaryzone.org/ 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.
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* '''[http://www.kfssstudios.com/ KFSS Studios]''' - Project Majestic Mix featuring great, professional-quality arrangements of Uematsu / Squaresoft music (by some familiar faces, too)
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* '''[http://www.c64audio.com/ C64Audio.com]''' - C64Audio.com works with original composers and fan arrangers for its catalog of Commodore arrangement albums.
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* '''[http://www.oneupstudios.com/ OneUp Studios]''' - OneUp was started in 2002 to arrange video game music with a new flavor and then license and sell those arrangements on CD.
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* '''[http://www.oneupstudios.com/ 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 Composers ===
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=== Game Music Emulation (NSF, SPC, etc.) ===
=== Game Music Emulation (NSF, SPC, etc.) ===
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: ''Please see [http://www.chipamp.org/links Chipamp's links page], featuring chiptune news, players, archives and radio/podcasts.''
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: ''Please see [http://www.chipamp.org/links/ Chipamp's links page], featuring chiptune news, players, archives and radio/podcasts.''
* '''[http://www.chipamp.org/ Chipamp]''' - OC ReMix's official Winamp plugin bundle supporting game music formats (NSF, SPC, PSF, SID, VGM, etc.)
* '''[http://www.chipamp.org/ Chipamp]''' - OC ReMix's official Winamp plugin bundle supporting game music formats (NSF, SPC, PSF, SID, VGM, etc.)
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=== Game Music in MIDI Format ===
 
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* '''[http://www.vgmusic.com/ 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!
 
=== Game Music Industry / Organizations ===
=== Game Music Industry / Organizations ===
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* '''[http://www.gamasutra.com/ Gamasutra]''' - "The Art & Business of Making Games", Gamasutra's resources cover all aspects of the gaming industry.
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* '''[http://www.gamasutra.com Gamasutra]''' - "The Art & Business of Making Games", Gamasutra's resources cover all aspects of the gaming industry.
* '''[http://www.audiogang.org/ 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.
* '''[http://www.audiogang.org/ 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.
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* '''[http://www.gamingforce.org/forums/ Gamingforce Interactive Forums]''' - If video game music is your music of choice, you'll find no bigger, more dedicated community for its discussion.
* '''[http://www.magfest.org/ 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.
* '''[http://www.magfest.org/ 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.
* '''[http://www.mobygames.com/ MobyGames] - The world's most comprehensive gaming database project.
* '''[http://www.mobygames.com/ MobyGames] - The world's most comprehensive gaming database project.
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* '''[http://www.music4games.net/ Music 4 Games]''' - News, interviews, and info regarding the game music industry.
 
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* '''[http://www.vgmdb.net/ VGMdb]''' - The ultimate resource for information on video game music albums, both physical and digital.
 
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=== Game Music News ===
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==== Radio Stations that Play OC ReMixes ====
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* '''[http://www.vgdj.net/ VGDJ: The Official OverClocked ReMix Podcast]''' - OC ReMix, podcast style, with hosts pixietricks and zircon - snippets of various tunes, reviews, and much more.
* '''[http://www.vgdj.net/ VGDJ: The Official OverClocked ReMix Podcast]''' - OC ReMix, podcast style, with hosts pixietricks and zircon - snippets of various tunes, reviews, and much more.
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* '''[http://oc.ormgas.com/ ocremix at ormgas.com]''' - Streaming OC ReMixes 24/7, it's the official spot for OC ReMix radio, including rebroadcasts of radio show ''VG Frequency''.
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* '''[http://www.vgfrequency.com VG Frequency]''' - Larry "Liontamer" Oji's former Atlanta radio show, repurposed as OC ReMix's official blog covering the video game arrangement scene.
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* '''[http://radio.emulationzone.org/ 'ZRN: 'Zone Radio Network]''' - An Internet radio network with various video game genres
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* '''[http://www.vgmdb.net/ VGMdb]''' - The ultimate resource for information on video game music albums, both physical and digital.
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* '''[http://www.squareenixmusic.com/ Square Enix Music Online''' - Broad coverage of game music from Square Enix and beyond.
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* '''[http://nobuooo.com/ Nobuooo]''' - User-submitted video game music news.
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* '''[http://lostvgm.com/vgmrush/index.php VGM Rush]''' - Exploring the Western lands of game music!
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=== Game Music Radio Stations that Play OC ReMixes ===
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* '''[http://ocr.rainwave.cc/ OCR Radio]''' - Streaming OC ReMixes 24/7, it's the official spot for OC ReMix radio.
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* '''[http://kngi.org/ Nitro Game Injection]''' - Much like it sounds, KyleJCrb's internet radio show focuses on rock and metal.
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* '''[http://www.slayradio.org/ SLAY Radio]''' - Slaygon provides the Commodore arrangement community's radio fix, even having its craziest members taking turns running live shows.
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* '''[http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=3837 The Remixatorium]''' - Who knows what you'll hear when DarkRadish's personal selections occasionally meet sleep depravity and/or booze in this podcast.
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* '''[http://www.podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=9398 The Super Koopa Troopa Show]''' - VGM meets NPR with deshrill's informative podcast, giving you background on the games that make the music.
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* '''[http://radio.emulationzone.org/ 'ZRN: 'Zone Radio Network]''' - An Internet radio network with various video game genres.
* '''[http://warc.allegheny.edu/ WARC 90.3 FM]''' - Allegheny College's Music Listening Alternative
* '''[http://warc.allegheny.edu/ WARC 90.3 FM]''' - Allegheny College's Music Listening Alternative
* '''[http://wruw.org/ WRUW-FM 91.1]''' - Cleveland's Most Eclectic Radio Station
* '''[http://wruw.org/ WRUW-FM 91.1]''' - Cleveland's Most Eclectic Radio Station
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* '''[http://www.theworstblog.com/ The Super Koopa Troopa Show]''' - VGM meets NPR with this informative podcast.
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* '''[http://vgremix.libsyn.com/ The Remixatorium]''' - Who knows what you'll hear with DarkRadish's personal selections.
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==== More Stations ====
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* '''[http://kngi.servegame.com/ Nitro Game Injection]''' - Much like it sounds, this internet radio show focuses on rock and metal.
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* '''[http://www.c64takeaway.com/ The C64 Take-away]''' - Remix.Kwed.Org's official podcast full of music and news, hosted by R:K:O founder Kwed
== ReMixing ==
== ReMixing ==
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=== Music Equipment/Software Manufacturer Websites ===
=== Music Equipment/Software Manufacturer Websites ===
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[http://www.access-music.de/ Access], [http://www.alesis.com/ Alesis], [http://www.cakewalk.com/ Cakewalk], [http://www.casio.com/ Casio], [http://www.clavia.se/ Clavia (Nord)], [http://www.emu.com/ E-MU / Ensoniq], [http://www.emagic.de/home/news/index.php?lang=EN Emagic], [http://www.fender.com/ Fender], [http://www.fruityloops.com/ Image-Line (FruityLoops)], [http://www.kawaius.com/ Kawai], [http://www.korg.com/ Korg], [http://www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com/ Kurzweil], [http://www.lexicon.com/ Lexicon], [http://www.midiman.net/ M-Audio], [http://www.mackie.com/ Mackie], [http://www.motu.com/ MOTU], [http://www.native-instruments.com/ Native Instruments], [http://www.propellerheads.se/ Propellerhead Software], [http://www.rgcaudio.com/ rgc:audio], [http://www.rolandus.com/ Roland], [http://www.shure.com/ Shure], [http://www.steinberg.net/ Steinberg], [http://www.tascam.com/ Tascam], [http://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha]
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[http://www.access-music.de/ Access], [http://www.alesis.com/ Alesis], [http://www.cakewalk.com/ Cakewalk], [http://www.casio.com/ Casio], [http://www.clavia.se/ Clavia (Nord)], [http://www.emu.com/ E-MU / Ensoniq], [http://www.fender.com/ Fender], [http://www.image-line.com/ Image-Line (FL Studio)], [http://www.kawaius.com/ Kawai], [http://www.korg.com/ Korg], [http://www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com/ Kurzweil], [http://www.lexicon.com/ Lexicon], [http://www.m-audio.com/ M-Audio], [http://www.mackie.com/ Mackie], [http://www.motu.com/ MOTU], [http://www.native-instruments.com/ Native Instruments], [http://www.propellerheads.se/ Propellerhead Software], [http://www.rgcaudio.com/ rgc:audio], [http://www.rolandus.com/ Roland], [http://www.shure.com/ Shure], [http://www.steinberg.net/ Steinberg], [http://www.tascam.com/ Tascam], [http://www.yamaha.com/ Yamaha]
=== Music Theory, History & Terminology ===
=== Music Theory, History & Terminology ===
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* '''[http://www.obsolete.com/120_years/ 120 Years of Electronic Music]''' - Some but not all of the major milestones in electronic musical instrument development.
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* '''[http://120years.net/ 120 Years of Electronic Music]''' - Some but not all of the major milestones in electronic musical instrument development.
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* '''[http://nmc.uoregon.edu/emi/emp_win/main.html Electronic Music Primer]''' - A cool shockwave presentation at the U of Oregon that sums up some basic synthesis concepts nicely.
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* '''[http://pages.uoregon.edu/emi/index.php Electronic Music Primer]''' - A cool shockwave presentation at the U of Oregon that sums up some basic synthesis concepts nicely.
* '''[http://www.musictheory.halifax.ns.ca/ Gary Ewers Easy Music Theory]''' - For free, this really ain't bad. Classes, quizzes, answer sheets.
* '''[http://www.musictheory.halifax.ns.ca/ Gary Ewers Easy Music Theory]''' - For free, this really ain't bad. Classes, quizzes, answer sheets.
* '''[http://www.jazclass.aust.com/ Jazclass]''' - An online class of sorts, covering basic notation and theory to more advanced topics.
* '''[http://www.jazclass.aust.com/ Jazclass]''' - An online class of sorts, covering basic notation and theory to more advanced topics.
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=== Music-Making Magazines ===
=== Music-Making Magazines ===
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[http://www.emusician.com/ Electronic Musician], [http://www.futuremusic.co.uk/ Future Music], [http://www.keyboardmag.com/ Keyboard], [http://industryclick.com/magazine.asp?magazineid=141&SiteID=15 Mix], [http://www.soundonsound.com/ Sound on Sound]
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[http://www.emusician.com/ Electronic Musician], [http://www.futuremusic.co.uk/ Future Music], [http://www.keyboardmag.com/ Keyboard], [http://www.mixonline.com/ Mix], [http://www.sceen.org Sceen], [http://www.soundonsound.com/ Sound on Sound]
=== Music-Making Software ===
=== Music-Making Software ===
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* '''[http://www.cubase.com/ Cubase.com]''' - Not the official site, but has good forums.
* '''[http://www.cubase.com/ Cubase.com]''' - Not the official site, but has good forums.
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* '''[http://www.steinberg.net/forum/ Steinberg's Official Cubase Forums]''' - Highly moderated but still very useful.
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* '''[http://fruityloops.com/ FruityLoops Homepage]''' - FruityLoops homepage - best place to start.
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* '''[http://flstudio.image-line.com/ FL Studio Homepage]''' - FL Studio homepage - best place to start.
==== Reason ====
==== Reason ====
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==== Samples in Audio / WAV Format ====
==== Samples in Audio / WAV Format ====
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* '''[http://www.analoguesamples.com/ Analoguesamples.com]''' - Slow server, but TONS of great samples in an organized database.
 
* '''[http://www.loopasonic.com/ Loopasonic]''' - Great site, though requires registration.
* '''[http://www.loopasonic.com/ Loopasonic]''' - Great site, though requires registration.
* '''[http://machines.hyperreal.org/samples.html MusicMachines: Samples]''' - Loads of high-quality vintage analog synth samples.
* '''[http://machines.hyperreal.org/samples.html MusicMachines: Samples]''' - Loads of high-quality vintage analog synth samples.
* '''[http://www.samplearena.com/ Sample Arena]''' - Nice, simple site with a variety of sounds.
* '''[http://www.samplearena.com/ Sample Arena]''' - Nice, simple site with a variety of sounds.
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* '''[http://www.samplenet.co.uk/ Samplenet]''' - Variety of good samples, including bpm-specific loops.
 
==== Samples in Soundfont Format ====
==== Samples in Soundfont Format ====
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* '''[http://www.hum.aau.dk/~bovbjerg/piano.html Bovbjergs Free Piano Instruments]''' - Amazing and FREE large piano samples.
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* '''[http://members.fortunecity.com/bovbjerg/piano.html Bovbjerg's Piano Instruments]''' - Amazing and FREE large piano samples.
* '''[http://www.hammersound.net/ Hammersound]''' - Huge, mirrored archive of free, high-quality soundfonts.
* '''[http://www.hammersound.net/ Hammersound]''' - Huge, mirrored archive of free, high-quality soundfonts.
* '''[http://www.zophar.net/utilities/soundfont.html Zophar's Game Soundfonts]''' - Soundfonts that use instruments from actual games.
* '''[http://www.zophar.net/utilities/soundfont.html Zophar's Game Soundfonts]''' - Soundfonts that use instruments from actual games.
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  • LiquidWeb - OverClocked ReMix's primary web hosting provider; great dedicated hosting.
  • VG Frequency - Larry "Liontamer" Oji's former Atlanta radio show, repurposed as OC ReMix's official blog covering the video game arrangement scene.
  • Zzounds.com - Music hardware & software with excellent prices & fast shipping.

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.

Samples & Patches

Samples in Audio / WAV Format

Samples in Soundfont Format