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  1. ...aaaaand I didn't see either of you at all. Curse of having responsibilities at MAGFest, I guess. Glad I was able to at least see and chat with some of you folk, even if it was just a "hi, gotta run!" type thing. Thanks to everyone that came out to see Marshall Art on Saturday. For those that missed it, we played both "But You're Still Hungry" and an updated, chippy post rock version of "Meteorites and Rabbits" - it was fun to revisit my first ever ocremix after almost a full decade. The MAGFest media guys (including @Cyril the Wolf who was on stream audio duties during our set) did a killer job of documenting our show... flubs and all. Being an international band that only gets to rehearse together in the few days at MAGFest is super fun, y'all should try it some time.
  2. @Liontamer & @Rexy, ! Glad you're both coming this year!
  3. I'm going! Marshall Art is performing on the main stage this year - we're doing an all-VGM set with a load of new material and some refreshed versions of our older covers (including two posted here on OCR ). We've also got a guest drummer, keyboardist, and second guitarist for this show. It's gonna be a fun set! We're up on Saturday at 5pm.
  4. Hey all, we're trying out one of those social media contest thingies and giving away a couple copies of our 10" vinyl, as well as our past CD and cassette tape releases. If that's the sort of thing you'd be interested in getting, just a few clicks and views can get you entered into the contest. https://gleam.io/6thFw/marshall-art-timeline-giveaway
  5. We've been working on and hinting at this for months, now it's finally available! 10" VINYL: https://theyetee.com/collections/all/products/timeline DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: https://marshallart.bandcamp.com/album/timeline-ep?label=3683409508&campaign=ocr&utm_source=ocr Back in 2016, Marshall Art was invited to play the chipspace stage at MAGFest. For that show, we invited our friend and past collaborator Cory Johnson to join us (partially as an excuse to finally see and hear some of his music played live.) We collaboratively re-arranged some vgm covers from our back catalogs for NES and two guitars, and crafted a new cover specifically for that show. A year later, it seemed an aweful shame to just let these arrangements sit unreleased. So, this spring we polished them up, recorded new parts, and with the help of our new friends at The Yetee had them pressed to 10" vinyl. It's been a long process getting these ready, but we're happy to finally have them available and very proud of the end product! Endless thanks to Michael for the mastering; Ami for the live photo; Mike, Marc, and Drew at The Yetee; and Sebastian at Materia Collective for making this release happen!
  6. jmr

    Chipamp update

    Unless there's some reason for it not to be included, Rainwarrior's updated NSFplay is pretty much the go-to reference for accurate NSF playback. The winamp plugin (in_yansf.dll) is included with the standalone player download. http://rainwarrior.ca/projects/nsfplay/ It hasn't been updated in a while but it's open source and Brad is still maintaining it - he's busy working on his NES game, though. On a related note, http://ocremix.org/artist/4477/brad-smith's homepage should probably be updated to http://rainwarrior.ca/.
  7. I know the feeling. I spoke with Level99 at the DoD party, and briefly encountered Rama and Starla as they were leaving, but that's about it. I'm really bummed I missed seeing DetectiveTuesday playing with the OneUps (although I happened to catch part of the soundcheck earlier in the day by pure luck) and missed every single time DrumUltimA performed (like, how is that even possible? he played like 16 thousand shows with different people!). Price you pay for staffing at MAGFest I guess. In better news, the DoD listening party/panel and web stream went smoother than it ever has, and each and every MAG Underground performance is up on youtube, so I guess my work paid off.
  8. Oh hi. http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02370 Late Snows of Winter kinda fits too, I guess, but the instrumentation and vibe isn't all that wintery.
  9. SWEET. Looking forward to seeing you play! So yeah, I'm going now! Won't be performing or doing visuals officially this year, but I may try to cook up a short chip set I can play at the chipspace or something like that...
  10. Just doing my part to spread the word! Thanks for all your hard work managing and releasing this album!
  11. Pick your poison: https://www.youtube.com/user/ferdk16 https://www.facebook.com/ferdk https://twitter.com/Ferdk
  12. So hey, Undertale is a year old. Not too early for a MASSIVE TRIBUTE ALBUM, is it? Doug Perry (you may know him around these parts as DrumUltimA) and the Materia Collective organized this tribute album with nearly 100 arrangements of the game's soundtrack. I'm on the album with Marshall Art, and there are at least a handful of other posted OCReMixers on here, so I think it's kosher to have a thread in the community forum, right? http://www.materiacollective.com/music/fallen-undertale-tribute/ https://materiacollective.bandcamp.com/album/fallen-an-undertale-tribute https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/album/fallen-an-undertale-tribute/id1152673403?ls=1&uo=8&at=1l3v4op https://loudr.fm/release/fallen-an-undertale-tribute/S7RFW
  13. Just wanted to pop in and say that the album that this song was originally made for, Chronicles of Time, has raised $14000 for charity since it launched in February. Not bad guys, not bad at all. Thanks to everyone who picked up the album! https://www.facebook.com/MarshallArtBand/posts/1365117090183104
  14. I saw this thread was bumped so I re-listened to this remix again recently. It's always been one of my favorites on the site, and I feel like some of the original material I've done with Marshall Art might owe itself to the noisy, abrasive sound and chaotic drums of this remix. I kind of want to do my own version of this source at some point, but then I listen to this and realize how hard it'd be to make something I like more than this.
  15. Don't give Lucavi the satisfaction of having something else to bitch about on The Shizz.
  16. I agree with what k-wix said, advertisements on youtube feel more directly attached to the music than the website ads. The website ads are seen when you are browsing the site, reading the write ups, etc, and it gives the (correct?) impression that the ad revenue goes toward maintaining the website and paying for the costs associated with hosting and delivering the content. The moment I see an ad on music on when browsing youtube (where, apart from the time it takes to generate and upload the video (from what I understand that's a fairly automated process) there is no direct cost to OCR), it gives me the impression that the channel is making a profit off of the content. If individual artists and viewers are getting the impression that youtube ads are linked to making a profit off of the content, I wonder how the Big N, Squeenix, etc, would perceive it. Without this turning into an argument about fair use (since that's not the point of this thread), is there any precedent for a monetized youtube channel with 100% of it's content being derived from other copyrighted works? (EDIT: Question retracted, there are OBVIOUS cases that I should have been able to think of. Chalk it up to a brain fart. )
  17. I'll *most likely* be going. Unfortunately no Marshall Art shows this time around (streifig's going to be a father by the end of the year and can't make it to MAGFest as a result D:) but maybe I'll get to do visuals for some chiptune performers again, who knows?
  18. jmr

    Chiptunes ...?

    I see your point, and agree with what you say about the adaptable definition of chiptune. My thinking was that chiptune (regardless of whether or not it's produced by an actual sound chip, or a tracked sequence of samples) is inherently digital. I don't think you'd find anyone who'd disagree with that. The video examples you linked are entirely analog. The composition is made by drawing shapes on paper and photographing them on a film strip, and the playback is done using a standard film projector (a beam of light shines through the film which exposes a variable amount of light to a photodetector, which is connected to an amplifier). There's no hard limitation to the complexity of sound that could be reproduced in this method and technology, in theory one (with a lot of patience and time) could draw out the exact images needed to reproduce, say, a perfect recreation of a human voice or an orchestra. In short, if chiptune is a duck, I'd argue that those graphical sound compositions are a whole 'nother species of bird. Maybe a swan. I don't like using "chiptune" as a genre name either. It's more of a tool set or instrument than it is it's own style of music. But I will concede that if you were to look at what is typically classified in the genre of "chiptune", then those compositions would indeed fit right in. I don't hear too many people calling the swaths of moog synthesizer records released in the 60's and 70's "chiptune" albums, though.
  19. jmr

    Chiptunes ...?

    As cool sounding as those videos are, they're not chiptune. Calling them chiptune is like calling a horse and buggy the first automobile.
  20. jmr

    Chiptunes ...?

    Whoa. Happy to see an authentic chip track with next to no post production on the site. Congrats RushJet1!
  21. . Today is Marshall Art's fifth anniversary of being a band! To commemorate this, we've gathered up all of the covers we've recorded in the past five years and collected them into a single album. If you've ever wanted to hear Ecco The Dolphin music arranged like a Pink Floyd song (with chiptunes), or Chrono Trigger with elements of Deftones (and chiptunes) thrown in, then we've got the album for you. Bandcamp: https://marshallart.bandcamp.com/album/gallery (pay what you want!) Loudr: http://www.loudr.fm/release/gallery/sC8xq iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/gallery/id1127919212 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gallery-Marshall-Art/dp/B01HIDV6TA/ Google: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Marshall_Art_Gallery?id=B2rpezvyhnt4uqdztqcck267dfy Stream the album on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3SpBNgs8MrkycLSm306nFb | Tracklist: We've also made a short run of cassette tapes! Each of the 25 copies is individually dubbed onto a different color cassette. The tapes are hand-stamped using custom laser cut wood stamps. The j-cards are all hand painted in color schemes and patterns inspired by the songs on the album. The tapes are housed in orange and black swirl/splatter painted cases. This item is as unique and hand-made as I could reasonably make it, save for hand winding the tapes myself. These will be for sale via our Bandcamp page at noon eastern time. Cassette photos:
  22. Hey Judges, if the artist behind a song that was in the judging queue / inbox was planning on releasing an album in the near future, would it be kosher to ask for an expedited decision / posting in order to reap the cross-promotion benefits? (semi-serious about this...)
  23. Bumping this because THE ALBUM IS OUT! http://chroniclesoftime.net/ The team behind 2013's acclaimed Secret of Mana tribute album, Spectrum of Mana, is excited to release their highly-anticipated tribute to Chrono Trigger titled Chronicles of Time. The 75-track album marks an unprecedented collaboration between over 200 artists who expertly re-imagine the beloved SNES-era RPG soundtrack originally composed by Yasunori Mitsuda. Chronicles of Time also includes a collection of over 50 pieces of artwork depicting the game's most memorable scenes and characters. This album is FULLY LICENSED. Get it on Loudr or iTunes! (Spotify and other stores coming soon!)
  24. http://j-m-r.net/album/skywave-effect-anniversary-edition For Skywave Effect's fifth anniversary, I've spruced it up with a new mix and master. As an added bonus, I've gathered all of the old demos, sketches, and alternate versions from around that time. Plus, this deluxe edition includes some awesome remixes from AutoReMi-PK, Temp Sound Solutions, and streifig. 27 tracks, over 70 minutes of music, and it's FREE.
  25. Leftover merch from our "Putin and Poutine Tour 2015" is now up for sale on bandcamp. We're down to single digit quantities of both our shirts and cassette tapes, so if you want one now's the time! We have shirts in sizes S, L, XL, 2XL, 4XL. https://marshallart.bandcamp.com/merch RAGFest was an amazing time, wasn't it? Glad you made it out in the end, and thanks for catching our show. Was it you who challenged me to the sri racha shot? After our performance my memory gets a little hazy...