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Currently in the Judging Process (updated April 19, 2021)

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For frequently asked questions, visit the Judges Panel FAQ at the OCRWiki.

This is an informal service to give submitting artists and the public an idea of what's currently going through the judges panel so that anyone can see if a particular submission is there and if it's been evaluated.

This post is updated as the panel receives more mixes to judge and is kept as up to date as possible. Please note that the judges (NOT djpretzel) update this post, and they do not know where any one submission is beyond the panel; however, any submitting artist is welcome to message a judge and ask about their submission if this post hasn't been updated.

Submissions placed on the judges panel are judged as-is and may NOT be reworked in the middle of the judging process. Submissions are to be treated strictly as completed works and may be revised/resubmitted only after a decision has been reached. Minor fixes that do not alter the arrangement itself (e.g. eliminating clipping, new encoding, fading out a track with an abrupt cutoff) are acceptable.

If your submission doesn't appear here, you received an auto-confirmation letter, and you DIDN'T receive a form rejection letter, don't worry - the queue in the submissions inbox is very large, so it could take anywhere from several weeks to several months for OCR to initially review your submission and decide to either:

  • 1) Immediately accept with sent form acceptance letter (NOT listed in To Be Posted list below)
  • 2) Forward to the panel for voting (most often)
  • 3) Immediately reject with sent form rejection letter

Visit the Judges Panel FAQ for more information.

If no auto-confirmation letter was ever received after the submission was emailed, then it is very unlikely it reached the submissions inbox. Submissions must be sent to submissions@ocremix.org. If a confirmation was received, you didn't receive a form rejection letter, your mix was submitted before the "Mixes subbed prior to" date listed at the beginning of this thread, and STILL doesn't show up on this post or the site, give the submission information to any one of the judges and they can decide whether or not to forward it to the panel; i.e., fall-through it, although nowadays rarely does a submission "fall through the cracks."

Remember, if you received an form rejection letter, your submission will not be evaluated by the panel.


  • Chimpazilla
  • DarkeSword
  • DragonAvenger
  • Emunator
  • Gario - Lead Submissions Evaluator
  • Jivemaster
  • Liontamer - Head Submissions Evaluator (PM/email issues to Larry)
  • MindWanderer
  • Nutritious
  • prophetik music
  • Rexy
  • Sir_NutS
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Recently overheard in #ocrjudges:

[7:22 PM] djpretzel: @Liontamer aight that means we're good to go on Rebecca's Xenogears mix, but we need to use/encode/tag the WAV above
[7:22 PM] djpretzel: which represents the collected efforts of Bev & I to address the issues
[7:22 PM] djpretzel: took me way too long, BUT it's a very interesting, complex piece that I think deserves the fixes for its final form
[7:31 PM] Rexy: xenogears?  but the track we fixed was ff9 
[7:34 PM] Gario: LAWL
[7:34 PM] Gario: er, lawl
[7:38 PM] Liontamer: same difference
[7:38 PM] djpretzel: heh
[7:38 PM] djpretzel: okay, ff9 it is!

Mixes subbed prior to January 25, 2021 on the panel.
If you submitted a mix on or after this date, your mix is still in the submissions inbox and will not appear on this page.

- TO BE POSTED - approved by the judges

All YES decisions are subject to change until the mix in question is posted.
Judges Decisions threads for these mixes are not available until the mix is posted.
NOTE: Submissions that were accepted by email reply (and have bypassed the judges panel) are NOT listed here, but we DO have them.

(2018/06/18) Golden Sun 'Fire and Flames'
(2015/12/22) Tomb Raider 'Tomb Raider Suite'
(2019/07/01) Deltarune "Arcane Anticipation"
(2020/04/03) Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "The Beginning"
(2020/05/25) Half-Life 2 "Into the Cold Light"
(2020/05/31) Nicky Boom "Intro Theme"
(2020/06/28) Final Fantasy 9 "A Royal Tournament in Cleyra"
(2020/09/06) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Torchlight"

- TO BE POSTED - conditional on Encoding

These mixes are on hold until we get a WAV or 192kbps/VBR1 quality encoding, and/or a sampling rate of 44.1kHz, from the ReMixer.
The bitrate or sampling rate of the copy the judges currently have is either too high or too low.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2015/02/28) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Firewalker' - need 192kbps/VBR1 or WAV

- TO BE POSTED - conditional on Production

These mixes are on hold until we get fixes from the ReMixer.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.


- TO BE POSTED - conditional (Other)

These mixes are on hold for other reasons.
If your mix is listed here and you are unsure why or you have sent an updated version and we have not gotten back to you, please contact a judge.

(2013/02/10) Cryamore 'A True Pioneer' - awaiting game completion/verification of in-game usage
(2020/06/11) Mega Man 2 "Dr. Wily's Castle" - awaiting unique song title

- TO BE POSTED - Project Mixes

These mixes are from in-progress Album Projects and are on hold for the time being.

(2011/12/01) Lufia 2 'Of Twin Compasses'
(2012/04/10) Lufia 2 'Hello, Goodbye' *FALLTHROUGH* *RESUB*
(2012/04/25) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'My Old Kakariko Home'
(2012/05/22) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Brevity Is... Wit'
(2012/06/03) Banjo-Kazooie 'No Honey, No Cry'
(2012/06/30) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'I Can't Go On (I'll Goron)'
(2013/01/19) Lufia 2 'Excerion Dives Under'
(2013/04/04) Final Fantasy 3 'An Energy Called Hope'
(2013/04/26) Lufia 2 'Step to the Journey'
(2014/01/19) Super Mario RPG & Dr. Mario 'Chill Out, Smithy'
(2014/04/23) Lufia 2 'Fight for Their Lives'
(2015/11/23) Final Fantasy 3 'Ur Town' *RESUB*
(2016/05/20) Super Mario Galaxy 'B&M'
(2016/09/14) Final Fantasy 8 'The Oscar Goes to Laguna LOIRE' *RESUB*
(2017/01/22) Final Fantasy 3 'Belly of the Beast'
(2017/06/26) Castlevania 3 'Theme for Trevor Belmont'
(2018/04/21) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 'Hell Is Empty'
(2019/05/24) Lufia 2 'Toccata and Fugue in Dreams'
(2020/02/24) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia "Volaticus"
(2020/05/02) Banjo-Kazooie "The Oxidation of HMS Marimba"
(2020/10/01) Final Fantasy 3 "Dank Crystals"


These mixes have been rejected recently. The decision threads can be found in Judges Decisions.

Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, 4: Oblivion & 5: Skyrim "The Elder Scrolls Violin Medley"
Unreal Tournament "Facing Horizons"
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 "Drilling Oil"
Legend of Mana "A World Unknown"
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Queen of the Sandstorm"


These mixes have been moved from the submissions inbox to the judges' queue and are in the process of being judged.

2018/07 - Xenogears 'Dancing in the Sky'
2019/05 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "Transformation"
2019/10 - Chrono Cross "Vision of Hades"
2020/01 - Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures "Mr. Green Hill"
2020/01 - Secret of Mana "Hair in the Wind"
2020/02 - Final Fantasy 4/6/7/9, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Galaxy "Empress Waltz"
2020/02 - Final Fantasy 8 & 9 "Hunter's Landing"
2020/02 - Path of Exile "Tessa of the Sea"
2020/04 - Final Fantasy 7 "Reggae of the oppressed people"
2020/04 - Sword of Vermilion "Tribute"
2020/04 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Night Walk"
2020/04 - Valkyrie Profile "Take a Flight"
2020/05 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Together Again"
2020/05 - Golden Sun "Back to the Fields"
2020/07 - Va-11 Hall-A "Through the Storm, We Will Find a Way"
2020/08 - Aquaria "Departed Waters"
2020/08 - Donkey Kong Country "Prime Factor"
2020/08 - Duke Nukem 3D "F. Reset"
2020/08 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake "A Broken Waltz"
2020/08 - Final Fantasy 9 "Blue Blood and Red Roses"
2020/08 - Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons "Temple Spirits"
2020/08 - Mega Man X3 & X5 "Probe"
2020/08 - Metroid "First Time Down Here?"
2020/08 - Sonic Mega Collection "Sleepy Hedgehog"
2020/08 - Vectorman 2 "The Wind That Turns the Page"
2020/09 - Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun "Lone Trooper"
2020/09 - Final Fantasy 3 "Cosmic Ocean"
2020/09 - Final Fantasy 7 "Black Suits"
2020/09 - Final Fantasy 7 "Over the Horizon"
2020/09 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "It's Dangerous to Go Alone"
2020/09 - Sonic Unleashed "Rainfall Rush"
2020/10 - Final Fantasy 7 "Mako Power"
2020/10 - Mega Man 2 "Password"
2020/10 - Prince of Persia (SNES) "The Hourglass Ritual"
2010/10 - Ratchet & Clank "Droid Station"
2020/10 - Sonic the Hedgehog "Green Hill Samba"
2020/10 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 "Azure Trance"
2020/11 - Amnesia: The Dark Descent "The Shadow"
2020/11 - Castlevania II "Simon's Epic Symphonic Quest"
2020/11 - Chrono Cross "Strangers Passing Through"
2020/11 - Final Fantasy 7 "Tifa's Love"
2020/11 - Flashback: The Quest for Identity "A Quest for Identity"
2020/11 - Lyle in Cube Sector "Gimme Back My Cat"
2020/11 - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door "Qfwfq's Origin of Birds"
2020/11 - Portal 1 & 2 "Where Is My Mind"
2020/11 - Secret of Evermore "Everstreams Through Evermore"
2020/11 - Silent Hill 2 "Beneath the Surface"
2020/11 - Star Fox Adventures "A Sacred Place"
2020/11 - Superman (GEN) "Stage 5"
2020/11 - Super Mario World "Underground City"
2020/12 - Celeste "Part of Me"
2020/12 - Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun "Hypervigilance"
2020/12 - Darius Twin "Narukinians at War"
2020/12 - Donkey Kong Country 2 "Where the Joy Meets the Life"
2020/12 - Dragon Warrior 2 "Epic FootSteps" *RESUB*
2020/12 - Final Fantasy 3 "Searching for the Dark"
2020/12 - Final Fantasy 3 "Surfing Fantasy 2" *RESUB*
2020/12 - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War "Reunion"
2020/12 - Gradius "Nemesis Remix"
2020/12 - Kingdom Hearts "Traverse Slums"
2020/12 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "Waters of Enlightenment"
2020/12 - Muppet RaceMania "Free Ride"
2020/12 - Pokémon Diamond Version "Where It All Began"
2020/12 - SaGa Frontier "Crime Boss Nomad"
2020/12 - Secret of Mana "Dry Towns"
2020/12 - Valkyrie Profile 2 "Inside the Gate"
2021/01 - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout "Shred 'n' Slip"
2021/01 - Final Fantasy 3 "The Curtain is Drawn"
2021/01 - Final Fantasy 9 "It's an Ambush"
2021/01 - Final Fantasy 10 "Sprouting Omens"
2021/01 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "It's So Chilly"
2021/01 - Pokémon Gold Version "Beacon of Hope"
2021/01 - Starcraft "Creep Colony"
2021/01 - Star Fox "AFD" *RESUB*
2021/01 - Streets of Rage "Moon Synth Beach '83"
2021/01 - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island "Chill Times in the Garden"
2021/01 - Tales of Symphonia "Perfect Day"
2021/01 - Undertale "You Have Chosen"
2021/01 - Zelda 2 "Secret Labyrinths"
2021/02 - Final Fantasy 7 "Hear Her Cries"
2021/02 - Pokémon Black "Tower of Heaven"
2021/02 - Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom "Celery Forest"
2021/02 - Resident Evil "Mansion of Delete (No Sleep Demon)"
2021/02 - Shovel Knight "Grand Shovel March" *RESUB*

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