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  1. I don't expect anyone to agree with me on this, but I'm posting here because it'll make me feel better. This has been bugging me for as long as I've heard remixes from this site, and I've lost sleep trying to figure out exactly why. A good chunk of remixes on OC Remix aren't remixes at all. I say this because the remixes are so far disconnected from the original composition that it fails to be recognizable. Often, it seems that all it takes to call a song a 'remix' is the qualification that it shares at least a few notes similar to the original song. That's all. It doesn't even need to be the same tempo, or have the same chord progressions, etc. There's nothing wrong with any of that, mind you. I'm all for creativity. If you want to make a country - funk - rap of the Super Mario Bros overworld theme, be my guest. If you want to make a speedy techno remix of some song from Perfect Dark, by all means, do it. However, at least try to keep some semblance of the original song in there somewhere. Again, don't get me wrong, the remixes are technically very well made. They sound very nice the vast majority of the time, but they fail so hard technically at actually being a remix. It's no wonder OC Remix is so popular, the uneducated masses don't honestly care if it's really a remix or not, as long as it sounds great. If I was being cynical, I would say that the judges/staff at OC Remix know this already, and don't care because it's popular, and because it's popular, they make more money from t-shirts, software, hardware, advertising, etc. I don't really believe that (much), but my argument still stands. Once again, the songs aren't bad, they just fail at being a remix. I don't want anyone posting links to songs on OC Remix that don't do what I'm talking about here. For an example of what I'm talking about, .I dare everyone on here to logically prove me wrong. No rationalizing because you like OC Remix or its remixes. I'm so sure I'm right about this one, I'll fight it into the ground if I have to.
  2. Hallo, I'm halfway migrating from Game Music Affiliates, as a transcriber / arranger. I use Finale '09 as my primary software, and I expect to get Cubase if it turns out I really like remixing. I've played the piano for almost 4 years now, and I really enjoy playing just about anything. I've got a pretty critical mind when it comes to music theory and what game music should sound like, but I'll be fair when evaluating others work here, and I won't mind taking advice and criticisms when I start submitting. Thanks in advance! Oh and my website is here (I haven't updated recently): http://sites.google.com/site/wazkatango2/
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