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i have two questions:

1. where do we go to listen to mixes that get voted on but dont pass? I can never seem to find the links to the submissions in the posts, only the source tunes. I suppose its probably a dumb question and i may be posting in the wrong place, but Im unable to figure it out

2. How does remixing a song with vocals work? for example, a song like "great mighty poo" from conkers bad fur day, it would be a pretty average sounding remix without the lyrics. how would a person go about it in a manner that can be submitted according to the rules?

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i have two questions:

1. where do we go to listen to mixes that get voted on but dont pass? I can never seem to find the links to the submissions in the posts, only the source tunes. I suppose its probably a dumb question and i may be posting in the wrong place, but Im unable to figure it out

They leave out links on purpose.

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well i know that unless the remixer asks for the link to remain in their submission email or something it gets removed in the voting post.

so the answer to question one is nowhere.

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i have two questions:

1. where do we go to listen to mixes that get voted on but dont pass? I can never seem to find the links to the submissions in the posts, only the source tunes. I suppose its probably a dumb question and i may be posting in the wrong place, but Im unable to figure it out

http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1175

2. How does remixing a song with vocals work? for example, a song like "great mighty poo" from conkers bad fur day, it would be a pretty average sounding remix without the lyrics. how would a person go about it in a manner that can be submitted according to the rules?

If someone doesn't want to use lyrics for a source tune with lyrics, some just play the vocal melody on an instrument instead of singing it. You also could change the vocal part entirely, or just arrange the instrumental parts of a source tune and disregard the vocals. As long as the end result sounds like a fully fleshed out piece of music, we're open-minded to whatever direction someone wants to take a source with lyrics.

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What if I want to remix a game like Sonic Before the Sequel? It's a fan game, but it's a full, completely fleshed-out, well-made game with its own original soundtrack.

TL;DR

Undecided.

3. Acceptable Source Material

Games that are shareware, freeware, or personal projects may or may not be accepted at our discretion. We strongly recommend arranging music from commercial releases to avoid any problems.

For stuff like this, we cross that bridge when we get there and handle it on a case-by-case basis.

For something like Sonic Before the Sequel or a similar example like Streets of Rage Remake, the game certainly looks good, but the game itself is unauthorized. That might be a call djpretzel ultimately makes, with or without thoughts from the panel. Personally, I could live with it, but the soundtracks of unauthorized fan-games possibly fall outside our scope of acceptable games.

Well-made original games with some notability aren't legally nebulous. :lol: I'd rather keep my fingers crossed for more success stories like Capcom being forward-thinking and taking Street Fighter X Mega Man in-house.

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Just noticed this but uhh.. is there a way we can get a link for FF1 under the Music tab? (up there on the menu bar) cause it ain't on the front page or in there so it's almost like it

doesn't

exist

which is weird because it's one of those pledge perks so peeps should know about it eh?

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i actually talked to djp about this. i think it was magfest but it could've been irc...

but yeah, he said wait til v6

they have to go in and manually add every album if that is to be up to date

also if they were to do that they'd have to update it to the most recent album so it would be right on the end and probably bumped off quickly enough.

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I think it would be Impulse - FF1 - Pilotwings - MegaMan X, but yeah you make a fair point. I didn't know they had to add it manually. Sounds like work. Hopefully it's more streamlined for v6. :-P

(And hopefully we aren't hearing praises and seeing demos of v6 at MAGFest 12... that is to say, I hope it comes out this year. :-))

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PAX is their goal.

So within the next month we'll see it. I think they may even launch it AT PAX.

also it would be Apex - DKC3 - Impulse - FF1

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also it would be Apex - DKC3 - Impulse - FF1

Are you sure? I thought they only moved the front-page ones off the front page when new albums come out. Though by PAX we may well see FF9 or FF6, so there's that. Or maybe Deus Ex? <_<

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PAX is their goal.

So within the next month we'll see it. I think they may even launch it AT PAX

Please stop speculating. v6 will be out when it's out. Also please stop answering questions in this thread.

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my bad, i was just going by what i heard from djp. was just tryin' to help since no judges were on and figured getting a question answered that i just so happened to know the answer to from talking to djp would be a good idea

i'll stop though

Edited by Mirby

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Please stop speculating. v6 will be out when it's out. Also please stop answering questions in this thread.

I actually meant to bring this up in the other thread but yes, if someone is asking the staff a question and it isn't immediately stated material that can be copy/pasted from the site itself or wiki, let the staff answer it. So regardless of thread, please do not answer questions on behalf of staff.

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Quick question: I have a track in the panel, but it got updated after I sent it. Should I PM it to a Judge or use the submission mail again? Should I wait for the votes or not?

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Quick question: I have a track in the panel, but it got updated after I sent it. Should I PM it to a Judge or use the submission mail again? Should I wait for the votes or not?

PM is fine. Send it to me and I'll take care of it later today :)

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so, is it possible to have your status as posted remixer revoked? like say, if the mix you posted 5 years ago, gets pulled for whatever reason, and its your only mix. Do you then lose the little stamp under your forum name? I mean, im not posted or anything(yet), so it doesnt matter to me, but i am kinda curious

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so, is it possible to have your status as posted remixer revoked? like say, if the mix you posted 5 years ago, gets pulled for whatever reason, and its your only mix. Do you then lose the little stamp under your forum name? I mean, im not posted or anything(yet), so it doesnt matter to me, but i am kinda curious

Sure. If you have 0 mixes posted, you're not an OC ReMixer.

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If someone decided to make a ReMix with just computer hardware, (I.E. see links below), based on whether or not it was good enough, would a mix make it in?

(Phantom of the Floppera! Ha!)

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If someone decided to make a ReMix with just computer hardware, (I.E. see links below), based on whether or not it was good enough, would a mix make it in?

(Phantom of the Floppera! Ha!)

Going by the good ol' standards, I would say these employ nothing but basic tones and would most likely get rejected. You could theoretically do some sophisticated sounds with hardware, but if it sounds like these examples, I'd say no go.

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I realize with my last couple of Resubs I accidentally forgot to put the information of the mix (title, game arranged, etc), but I think I did provide a link to the original submission for both. That won't cause any problems for you guys, right?

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