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  2. Love how this ducks in and out of the groove. Cool switches between moving forward and moving side-to-side.
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  4. Oh my God, Mariachi Entertainment System covering Grim Fandango? It's like someone plugged directly into my brain. The rest of the album is awesome as well of course, but man that just made my day.
  5. I'm honestly blown away by how good this is. It's been a long time since I've heard anything near this level of both arrangement and performance. Bravo!
  6. Here's something you haven't seen in a while. A vote from me. I voted you guys.
  7. Wow that's incredible! I would be honored to receive your draft. I wasn't aware there was current research about OCR music going on. Dr. Austin Okigbo is leading our musicology seminar on ethnomusicology. I haven't started dissertation work or anything so I don't know who my adviser may be.
  8. I'm in! Who's the professor teaching the course / advising your dissertation work? There's also a lot of reading available about this idea of thing; in the near future, I have a book chapter in the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music about the role of fandom and music beyond the confines of games specifically that will explore OverClocked ReMix's role as a locus of fan activity. Happy to pass a draft along (after I finish the edits this month) if that'd be helpful!
  9. This sounds really interesting! I'd love to contribute. I sent you an e-mail about it, but thought I'd post here as well. Very cool!
  10. Hello all, My name is Brandon Swing and I’m a pre-candidate PhD student studying video game music. I am preparing to conduct an ethnographic and research project that studies the contributing ReMixers of OverClocked ReMix and general fans of OCR music as part of a requirement for a doctoral seminar project, and am currently looking for individuals who would be willing to participate. Some of you reading may have already received private messages from me, but I'm now here to open the floor to not only just specifically creators, but anyone in the OCR community. So here's the technical description of the project: the purpose of this study is to investigate the passage of music between the virtual (video game worlds) and the non-virtual, or actual, from the perspective of ReMixers at OCR who act as musical ambassadors to better understand how this (re)creative process alters and reconstructs (their perception of) the virtual-actual. The project will primarily consist of an in-depth and free-form interview that could lasting anywhere between 1-2 hours, followed by an optional and brief follow-up interview at a later date. The interviews are intended to be very relaxed and could be as informal as you are comfortable with. The kind of questions I have prepared to start with are pretty basic and straightforward, such as hearing about your own history with music and video games, your personal favorite games, why you like them and their music, and why you enjoy the remixes here at ocremix.org. Ideally this could just turn into a discussion where you explore your own artistic beliefs and feelings about video games and art while I just listen. I also acknowledge it's entirely possible you just simply like the music for how it sounds, that's fine; either way I'm just interested in why you're here. You are free to not answer any question and you do not have to talk about anything you do not want to. You may stop the interview at anytime. In short, the records kept from this study will remain private and for use by researchers. In any sort of published report, any identifying information will be removed and you will remain anonymous, unless of course you desire to not to, which may be something you might be interested in doing. This is for a class, but it is possible that I will use the data gathered from this research as part of a future project or publication. Thank you all for taking the time to read all this, and I sincerely hope that you will consider participating in what is part of the growing critical attention surrounding video game music. You can either respond here or email me at john.swing@colorado.edu. I'm hope to hear from any of you soon! Cheers, Brandon Swing PhD Pre-Candidate, Musicology University of Colorado Boulder
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  12. New entrant so unexpectedly heh. Vote coming shortly.
  13. Welcome to the voting stage The mixing stage is over. This round has 3 songs. The following people compete against each other: HoboKa NinjaPenguinDan TheVideoGamer To vote, do the following: · Visit the stated ThaSauce Page and listen to all the entries. · Scroll to the form at the bottom of the screen or click PM. · Fill in the entries from first to second in the ThaSauce form or fill in your top 3. · State a reasoning for it. · Participants are encouraged to vote and leave feedback. However, they may not vote for themselve, They get a 3 point bonus. · Dex has a vote that counts twice. · Always look in this thread to find out who's the winner of the round after the voting stage instead of only looking at ThaSauce for the results. Especially since some people might vote by sending me a PM. You have until THIS Monday, October 21st 10:59 AM ThaSauce time (17:00 UTC, 18:00 GMT) to vote. If you vote by PM make sure that your top 3 is clear. I prefer something like this: (To) (Subject) PRC ### Vote (Message): 1: (remixer A ) 2: (remixer B ) 3: (remixer C ) (reasoning) I will post the feedback given in the PM’s and the votes in this thread. The winner may choose the source tune for PRC398. Check the ThaSauce Page to vote or click here to send a PM.
  14. Something. Like, any style. This trap style remix was nice to hear on Newgrounds, but the user is no longer active, unfortunately, so I can't encourage him to submit it: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/675421 He considered it in the past, but decided not to do so because it's so different from the original, he thought it was too different. Here's the source tune for reference, if you haven't heard it: If you're wondering, yes, I had a hand in the making of that remix. I sequenced the MIDI arrangement and sent it to the user who then used it to make that remix. The midi sequence can be found on vgmusic.com somewhere. If you can't find it and would like to use it, hit me up. Just a heads up, it kinda sucks, but it is usable.
  15. Ring out clearly? Just how clear are you talking anyway?? I love high gain rhythm guitars and if you are planning on picking up an actual guitar and playing the parts then you are going to need a decent DI box to get the more refined professional tone. Rule of thumb: if you play with active pickups use a passive DI box and vice versa. If you are using midi guitars like Shreddage or Heavier7Strings you'll want to make sure you know how to correctly output your sampler to seperate faders loaded with the amp sims. i.e. Left channel is one guitar and right channel is another. You'll want to out those guitars to 2 mono faders panned left for the left guitar and right for the right guitar. If you don't look into this step you may very well be panning the exact same guitar to the left AND right channels and even if you use different amps it will not sound nearly as wide as your vst is capable of.
  16. I use free stuff for mastering (actually, in general). Broadcast for Compression and default Mixcraft stuff for everything else. I also use cheap equipment. $20 SONY headphones and some cheap GPX speaker set I bought at the local dollar store (it does pump some nice bass, though, even the rumbles, shakes the floor). Good equipment is great, but I get by without it. I wonder how much of a difference it makes. How much do you hear the difference between regular headphones and high-end studio headphones? Speakers? I'm curious to know about this.
  17. It certainly feels a fair bit more alive and less stock-like. I'm noticing some jarring notes here and there, especially during the first minute and a half. I'd suggest looking over where you are putting the emphasis (extra velocity) and balance it out ever so slightly. I'm still an amateur at the craft myself, and there are a LOT of subtle nuances to figuring out how to make a piece like this feel living. But I think you are on the right track. Try making the emphasis variation a bit more subtle to avoid those blaring parts (EX: right at 38, the high note, right at 44, right at 49.) If it still feels like the particular part needs some emphatic statement, try making it a chord or some other ornamentation. Study some piano solos for ideas. I'd suggest a few: JJT's The Flood Plain, Jormungand's Dark Star Scherzo, and jdaster64's Cocoa 'n' Cookies. You're getting somewhere with this, keep at.
  18. Thanks Seth. I didn't have a particular sound I wanted to achieve with the detuned synthesizer it just needed to provide variation, so I might look into redoing/ replacing it. It is indeed DnB for much of the track, also future. Currently one of my studio monitors is in the shop in a nearby town for repairs, so I'm not sure I'll be able to finalize the mix without it. Also this is the -6 dB mix, and mastering should smooth and balance some things out. Going to go with LANDR for mastering for the cheap but passable option as I've used them before. That is unless there is someone on this forum that does the mastering for all the ReMixes free of charge... Not going to count on it though.
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  20. Drums are a bit loud to me, but you probably know that already. I'm not thrilled with the detuned synthesizer that comes in after the sound effects and vocal clips. That's probably a matter of taste, though. However, I do like the fast-paced (DnB, maybe?) feel here, and also the chippy 8 bit-ish sounds. If you get your volume levels right and a clear mix, I'd say this would be submittable as a ReMix.
  21. Well, thank you for the comparative feedback! I'll definitely keep this in mind with future pieces.
  22. Thank you for the feedback. That "piano" is a YM2612 but yes, 90s feel was my aim. I guess if I turned down the bass, it would get cleaner. Thanks again.
  23. I think I got it: https://soundcloud.com/caitrin7/fields-of-another-worldfinal let me know what you think!
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