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Im afraid to ask why XD

What worries me even more is that the pace of posting mixes (from the TO BE POSTED list) is even slower (Well I know the answer to that already: With a new album, special entry jumping in between more frequently etc.)

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If a source repeats a phrase but in a different key, do you have to put a keychange into your track as well to follow the source?

I'm asking because I am remixing this:

and it repeats the same phrase twice. The second time after the bridge (which I know I must add) and at a higher key (one semitone up actually).

would it be okay if I more or less stayed at the same key?

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Ok, Judges. Got one for you.

I am almost done with a remix that uses samples from like 5 different posted OCRemixes, most in rather subtle and (I think) clever ways. It is a tribute mix to Marc Star's remix of Sakura's Theme from Street Fighter. It is definitely its own remix.

Would a limited usage of samples (like small string phrases, drum fills, guitar licks) from other OCRemixes be acceptable when submitting a remix?

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Ok, Judges. Got one for you.

I am almost done with a remix that uses samples from like 5 different posted OCRemixes, most in rather subtle and (I think) clever ways. It is a tribute mix to Marc Star's remix of Sakura's Theme from Street Fighter. It is definitely its own remix.

Would a limited usage of samples (like small string phrases, drum fills, guitar licks) from other OCRemixes be acceptable when submitting a remix?

I'd have to hear it and just how heavily the sampling is tied to the overall arrangement. Seems case by case to me, just offhand.

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Sorry if this has been asked before, but, are there any rules or recommendations on how often you should post in the WIP forums? I tend to have a lot of free time for remixing, but the amount of feedback in the WIP forums isn't at the same level, so I tend to work on other mixes I have in progress as well as make some new ones. On a typical weekend I could make 2 or 3 mixes, and I'm worried that posting all of them might be overkill. Am I just over thinking this?

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What are your feelings regarding use of samples, soundfonts, and presets?

Do you find a mix to be of lesser value if these are used, as opposed to an author making their own patches and/or recording physical instruments?

Edited by 2manygentlemen

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This album project was released in July, and my mix from the project has been in the "TO BE POSTED" queue for quite some time. Just wondering when this'll be posted! Forgive me for being incredibly impatient. :lol:

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Is there a method to the post selections? There are quite a few in the TBP list, some from over a year ago, some from last year, etc. Is there a selection process that is used to determine which one from the list gets posted next?

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Is there a method to the post selections? There are quite a few in the TBP list, some from over a year ago, some from last year, etc. Is there a selection process that is used to determine which one from the list gets posted next?

Though the bottom line is posting chronologically, there are things that sway which mixes are posted when. There's a lot of these, so it does kind of make it look random at times, but here's just a few examples:

1) An album mixflood

2) Some event happening that a TBP mix can be relevant to (see the Minecraft posting around Minecon, or the recent postings for Gario, Flexstyle, and Rozovian for their Workshop Mod promotion, or even the mini-mixflood on the Metroid anniversary day last year)

3) Outside material is released and some of it has been submitted to OCR (see The One-Ups Super Mario Kart mix released near the time they did their album, or the mixes posted when Hylian Lemon released his Essence of Lime album)

On the backend, there are some things that determine which mixes are available to post. Some of those older ones may have some minor thing that needs remedying, such as getting a proper bitrate version or consent of multiple artists if needed. There are a few other things, but you get the idea. It also really just depends on what Dave wants to post that day, but he does like to fall back on chronological order if all else fails.

Hope that helps answer your question!

Edit:

What are your feelings regarding use of samples, soundfonts, and presets?

Do you find a mix to be of lesser value if these are used, as opposed to an author making their own patches and/or recording physical instruments?

Speaking strictly about patches, soundfonts, and presets, it doesn't really matter as long as it works. If something SOUNDS vanilla and boring and not good, then yes, it makes a difference. However, if it sounds good and tight and awesome, doesn't matter what they are. I personally use a lot of stock stuff and other people's presets because I'm not very good at making my own, nor do I have the knowledge to make stuff from scratch. And for things like Kontakt and Omnisphere, the presets that they come with are awesome.

Sorry if this has been asked before, but, are there any rules or recommendations on how often you should post in the WIP forums? I tend to have a lot of free time for remixing, but the amount of feedback in the WIP forums isn't at the same level, so I tend to work on other mixes I have in progress as well as make some new ones. On a typical weekend I could make 2 or 3 mixes, and I'm worried that posting all of them might be overkill. Am I just over thinking this?

I'd say posting one every 3 days would probably be the best way to have your WIP mixes up without seeming like spamming. There's no hard-rule but obviously there's some logic in not shooting yourself in the foot by posting way more than people can get to. Sooner or later, it might be best to only post some of what you do there, and do the rest via direct feedback with people on the side.

Edited by Level 99

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You guys took so long of a break from NO'ing that people think it's a special occasion :lol: haha... You still judged in the background though, not that the average person would know.

I wanted to ask what's up with electronica. Does OCR receive primarily electronica submissions? How many metal ones do you get and how many of them succeed in passing the panel? Sometimes it seems like metal is less encouraged, it doesn't get featured very often... Unsung Heroes was an awesome album and it got a great few acoustic songs on the front page. Most of the non-album tracks are electronica, and I think there's a couple orchestral, maybe 3. There is no metal on the front page and apart from Sixto's "The Shredder", there is no metal on the Previous On... section at the bottom. :-o

Not trying to be a jerk or anything, or j'accuse or anything, I was just curious about some of the figures about what you receive and what makes it, etc.

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You guys took so long of a break from NO'ing that people think it's a special occasion :lol: haha... You still judged in the background though, not that the average person would know.

I wanted to ask what's up with electronica. Does OCR receive primarily electronica submissions? How many metal ones do you get and how many of them succeed in passing the panel? Sometimes it seems like metal is less encouraged, it doesn't get featured very often... Unsung Heroes was an awesome album and it got a great few acoustic songs on the front page. Most of the non-album tracks are electronica, and I think there's a couple orchestral, maybe 3. There is no metal on the front page and apart from Sixto's "The Shredder", there is no metal on the Previous On... section at the bottom. :-o

Not trying to be a jerk or anything, or j'accuse or anything, I was just curious about some of the figures about what you receive and what makes it, etc.

I've wondered this too.

There needs to be moar metal!

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You guys took so long of a break from NO'ing that people think it's a special occasion :lol: haha... You still judged in the background though, not that the average person would know.

I wanted to ask what's up with electronica. Does OCR receive primarily electronica submissions? How many metal ones do you get and how many of them succeed in passing the panel? Sometimes it seems like metal is less encouraged, it doesn't get featured very often... Unsung Heroes was an awesome album and it got a great few acoustic songs on the front page. Most of the non-album tracks are electronica, and I think there's a couple orchestral, maybe 3. There is no metal on the front page and apart from Sixto's "The Shredder", there is no metal on the Previous On... section at the bottom. :-o

Not trying to be a jerk or anything, or j'accuse or anything, I was just curious about some of the figures about what you receive and what makes it, etc.

Pretty sure we just get less metal then electronica, it's not at all a question of what we encourage (which is everything). I mean, I'd say the number of subs we get that feature any live instrumentation is less than the number of totally synthetic songs, though I haven't crunched the numbers.

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1.)Custom AVIs, PLEEASE WITH PANKAYKz?

2.)Is there a way we can have a topicless thread with random discussions, it works perfect in other forums when some rules are applied

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1.)Custom AVIs, PLEEASE WITH PANKAYKz?

2.)Is there a way we can have a topicless thread with random discussions, it works perfect in other forums when some rules are applied

1) Not sure what you're asking about.

2) No!

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The only way to get a custom avatar is to have done something for the site or with your career or something. You have to earn it, basically.

For now, the best we can do is create the little 32x32 GIFs and post them in the Forum Avatars thread under Projects and wait for the rare times when Larry goes through them and adds the acceptable ones.

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The only way to get a custom avatar is to have done something for the site or with your career or something. You have to earn it, basically.

For now, the best we can do is create the little 32x32 GIFs and post them in the Forum Avatars thread under Projects and wait for the rare times when Larry goes through them and adds the acceptable ones.

ahhh I see

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It's the weirdest thing but whenever I'm on this site it starts to look like the very light gray gradients are pink, so then the site looks pink to me... It's kinda weird, I don't think you guys are changing it to pink. I can't help but see pink on the lighter grays though.

You guys need beta testers for the new site design? :-o

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It's the weirdest thing but whenever I'm on this site it starts to look like the very light gray gradients are pink, so then the site looks pink to me... It's kinda weird, I don't think you guys are changing it to pink. I can't help but see pink on the lighter grays though.

IMO its probably the color balance on your monitor.

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It's the weirdest thing but whenever I'm on this site it starts to look like the very light gray gradients are pink, so then the site looks pink to me... It's kinda weird, I don't think you guys are changing it to pink. I can't help but see pink on the lighter grays though.

Or yellow light reflecting on the monitor that makes the gray look like it has a pink tint.

You guys need beta testers for the new site design? :-o

We've never needed any.

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