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Hey I'm new to the site forum-wise but I've been a huge fan of OCR ever since a friend told me about it quite some time ago. I'm in the Army and this probably seems like a strange request from a soldier but I'm looking for some good songs for my wakeup alarm. I could never stand the normal beeper alarms and have always used my iPhone songs to wake-up but the same ones are getting very old, very fast. I'm just asking for some recommendations if possible to some nice songs that just make you wanna get up and be motivated if it is possible to be motivated at 5AM lol.

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If you can, take any song that you like, and open up an audio editor like Audacity.

Set it up so that it crescendos to maximum volume over five or ten seconds.

What you get then is instead of a HUGE JOLT that disturbs you, you get a feeling that you are being lifted out of sleep.

As for a track suggestion:

GrayLightning: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01288/

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If you can, take any song that you like, and open up an audio editor like Audacity.

Set it up so that it crescendos to maximum volume over five or ten seconds.

True. Or find a song that already does that (like Sacratus Bellator does, yes).

Here are a few with building lead-ins that still pack a punch...

OverClocked Spot: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01648/

Devastation's Doorway: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01611/

Agony Of Obscuration: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01179/

Full Of Courage: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02012/

Yellow Valkyrie: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01661/

Mark Of The Beatsmith: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01626/

Blue Lightning (kindofnotreally has a lead-in): http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00464/

Electric Clouds (packs a groove, not a punch): http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01092/

Nothing But A Pile Of Dance Moves (packs 'e' glowsticks): http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01576/

Course, if you're like me and would rather jolt yourself awake, there's always...

Wanderer On The Offensive: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01657/

Fight For Our Future: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01826/

Voices Broken: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01467/

El Lagarto: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01793/

Overflow: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01900/

Battle Rocks: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00970/

Bahahaha... Battle Rocks would be cruel.

As an aside, since you like Under A New Moon, you might want to check out Fatty Acid's Double Tall Chrono Latte: http://chronofan.com/Black/VGM/Fatty_Acid_-_Double_Tall_Chrono_Latte(Chrono_Cross).mp3. Not a wake-up suggestion, just a good remix that was never submitted.

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Yeah, 3 years later and a snes song that was one of my favourites actually made me a little paranoid of things that sound like the beginning.

My iPod for a while was set to play a song at random from my playlist.

I have a particular MP3 that I use as my ring tone. So when that song played on my alarm I was all like "OH MY GOD MY PHONE" and then looked around for it for about a minute before realising that it was not my phone at all.

/cool story bro

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Wanderer On The Offensive: http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01657/

I used that as my alarm for a few months. Unfortunately, as much as I loved the song, in those few months hearing it as my "I don't want to get up but I'm going to" tone really got to me psychologically. Soon the song was connected to forcing myself to get up in the morning and putting me in a bad mood when I heard it. :-( That whole, "you get sick of your alarm tone" definitely applies to me.

In the same light, however, I suppose you can say I've used a lot of the upbeat, jolty stuff such as:

"Catapult" ~ Beatdrop

"Wicked Six" ~ Sixto Sounds

"Scrambled Eggman" ~ BrainCells, Snappleman

"Strike of the Devil's Axes" ~ CarboHydroM, LuIzA

Among other video game songs such as the guitar version of "The True Mirror" from Baten Kaitos.

In retrospect, the nature of those songs probably fueled my grumpiness when I woke up. Maybe I should try and stick with more gradual approaches...

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