Jesiah

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  1. Hey guys, This is my first time using OC Remix to create a project, so just let me know if I'm doing something wrong or making mistakes or anything like that. Bear with me for just a little background info, thanks. My name's Jesiah and I'm a Hip Hop Artist who has been playing video games since 1994. I own my own recording studio and love writing to/rapping over songs from video games that have been turned into Hip Hop beats/instrumentals. I've rapped over lots of different beats, not just video game beats, but some of the best music period I've ever heard comes from video games, for me specifically usually games from the PS1/PS2 era, although I'm open to whatever. So I just kinda launched a Youtube channel/series called Jesiah's Journal, and a lot of the entries are songs rapped over video game beats. Jesiah's Journal is a project I plan to update once a week with a new song/video. In the meantime however, I've been getting ready to start working on my first Mixtape, which is gonna be more traditional Hip Hop. But then I remembered OC Remix, and I had the idea of, before my first traditional Hip Hop Mixtape, what if I made something really awesome for/with OC Remix. Because once I put out a Mixtape in the rap game, I probably won't have any time to do a project like this. At least not for a long time. So basically I guess I'm looking for someone or multiple people who would be interested in creating this with me? I at least figured I'd ask. If no one wants to, I'll be on my merry way lol. But If I could get a passionate person or again a group of people might even be better, to collaborate with and be committed enough to see the project through till the end, I definitely feel we can create something really awesome, unique, powerful, and beautiful...All while honoring the beauty that is video game music. I guess the main thing I would need is someone to make the beats, but I'm also open to creative input. For example, I'm not fully up to date with modern gaming, so let's say we decided to go in a direction where we want to make something that has a large impact and reaches a lot of people/gamers in idk what you'd call it, "modern gaming culture" I guess, I wouldn't fully know creatively where to start. Or maybe we end up deciding to do like a PS2 tribute album, or anything like that. I'm at least open to any and all ideas. Also, I'm still working on finding/perfecting my sound as an artist, and compared to my writing and rapping skills, my production could def still use some work. So maybe by collabing with someone on an official/professional project, by the end of it I will have learned a good amount of knowledge and overall improved my production skills or just musical skills in general. So if anyone is interested, just let me know in this thread and I guess we can go from there. Below are links to songs from my Youtube Journal series where I use video game beats, to give you an idea of my work/style/where I'm at musically as an artist. Just a disclaimer, I'm NOT posting these to advertise my channel lol...But how would you know if you want to work with me or what's possible if we collab'd without hearing my work obviously. Sanctuary - A piano rendition of a song from Avatar the Last Airbender...Not technically a video game song, but it kinda counts lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlCJmduG3to Wind Scene - A song from Chrono Trigger, an SNES game, called Wind Scene...So I wrote a literal visual scene of wind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5K-Qrsvzo Waterworks - Dire Dire Docks from Mario 64. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6699VbQKDyY Blue's Promise - Hard to explain but I play Pokemon games as Blue, the original protagonist technically from Pokemon Blue...So I wrote a song from this persona but from my real life perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6699VbQKDyY Simple and Clean - From Kingdom Hearts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai9ItiGymbQ The Angel in my Storm - The song Enclosure from Metal Gear Solid...Just the song though, no drums added https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1fJVJnjwMY The Boy with Stars in His Eyes - The song Reminiscence from Chrono Cross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nnhKILDgCs This series is more of a personal, at times softer look at me as a person/artist...If anyone wants to hear me in a more traditional/modern Hip Hop form for whatever reason, I can send stuff through email once we get in contact. It's obviously not as necessary to hear as the links I posted above, but I do consider myself overall way more impressive in a lot of my other work and also more aggressive, which could be a style we use for the project. I truly believe we can create something amazing, and I'd love to be able to say I contributed to OC Remix. So yeah, thanks for taking the time to read all of this, and if anyone's interested I'll be here checking this thread. -Jesiah
  2. Hmmm ok thanks again guys, although I'm still confused, maybe even more so now. It seems there's no clear answer. Maybe I should find a Mac that is better in all areas. It seems I'm having to choose between which processor might be better here. I feel like if I don't know solidly which is going to perform better, then these machines run the risk of not being powerful enough for what I'm looking for. I need it to be able to record vocals while playing music, and be able to make music and edit it with no lag or skipping. I'm gonna look for an even more powerful Mac. I'll keep you guys updated. Any more info you guys have or whoever feels like sharing, I read all responses and thank you all!
  3. Odai, thank you for your input. Question guys, is the processor for option 2 stronger than the processor in option 1? I'm confused because the processor in the 1st option is i7 which seems better than the second option which has i5. But the second processor is 3.2 GHz while the 1st option is only 3.1. Flexstyle, thanks for your input. I'm going with pro tools because every studio I've ever gone to to record, they all use pro tools. It's the industry standard and I just want to be able to get on the same page as everyone.
  4. That was the perfect answer man, thank you. I think I'm all set but if I have any questions I'm gonna come back to this haha. Thanks for the promptness and such well thought out replies, really helped me.
  5. Jorito, Thank you so much man, this definitely helps. If I can ask a few questions though.. Screen size yes I do take that into account, thanks. Def want a bigger screen. So aside from the screen, basically it comes down to the extra memory, faster hard drive of the 27" vs. the i7 processor of the 21"? So could you break down for me what each of these are important for when it comes to making music? Processor, hard drive and memory. Sorry I'm clueless
  6. Hi all, thanks in advance to any help I get here, so appreciated. I'm going to be purchasing a Mac. I have 2 options and I'm just very unfamiliar with computer specs and was hoping I could get some help. The first Mac has these specs: 21.5-inch iMac 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 -8 GB Memory -1 TB Hard Drive -NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory My second option: 27 inch iMac 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 -16 GB Memory -1 TB Fusion Drive -NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M graphics processor with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory My main focus is going to be recording and producing hip hop. I use programs like FL Studio (although likely switching to pro tools), Battery 4, Nectar Production Suite, Nexus, Massive. Use an Audiobox for my amp and different condenser mics. Basically I have to be able to make music with no lag/skipping. That's the main reason why I'm getting a new computer. The first Mac is cheaper by a significant amount, and I'm wondering if these specs are good enough to make music super smooth with no lag and no problems, no matter how many programs are open/ I'm using simultaneously. The second one is more expensive, but if I'm going to have even slight problems with the first option I'll dish out the money for the second one. Thank you so much, and if anyone feels like going over any of this stuff in detail feel free, I'd appreciate that. Like difference between a normal hard drive and Fusion Drive? Difference between graphics processors? Only 5M, is that a lot? I'm nooby with this stuff.