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Currently in the Judging Process (updated November 23, 2020)

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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:

[7:11 PM] djpretzel: @Deia (or anyone else!) what's a melissa? "Jeff sounds great as usual, and I like some of the Melissa's he added"
[7:14 PM] djpretzel: I've googled this every way I can think of and I get nothing
[7:14 PM] djpretzel: I want to Melissa
[7:14 PM] Deia: Me too, actually
[7:15 PM] djpretzel: gotta be glissando, right?
[7:15 PM] djpretzel: that, or it was the cocaine
[7:15 PM] Deia: Well probably voted at work so probably the radiation tbh
[7:28 PM] Rexy: Oh lord lol, gotta like how a weirdly interpreted word can turn into something more productive
[7:28 PM] Rexy: Is the Melissa the “bodacious elephantine tuttis” of 2020?
[2:45 AM] prophetik music: melisma
[2:46 AM] prophetik music: melisma is a style of writing. melismatic writing is writing that is very full of flourishes, with many notes per syllable in vocalisation (as opposed to neumatic, which is one note per word, ie aria vs recitative)
[2:46 AM] prophetik music: but if it's jeff ball it's probably glissando, yeah, since it's not singing


Mixes subbed prior to July 29, 2020 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.

(2015/12/22) Tomb Raider 'Tomb Raider Suite'
(2019/07/23) Final Fantasy 9 'Be Still, My Wicked Heart'
(2019/11/01) Conker's Bad Fur Day "Xerrox Salad/Memories of Memories"
(2019/12/17) Final Fantasy 4 "Riddim de Chocobo"
(2020/01/12) Journey to Silius "Cyber Chrome"
(2020/03/23) Super 3D Noah's Ark "For Sacrifice"
(2020/04/25) Golden Sun "Force of Nature"
(2020/05/02) Final Fantasy 5 / 6 / 7 "Let the Decisive Battle on the Big Bridge Begin!"
(2020/05/10) Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening "Hacking the JANUS System"
(2020/05/16) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Run"
(2020/06/22) Metroid "Vast Infinities"
(2020/09/09) Sonic Adventure 2 "SEGA Space Station Big Dome, 2094" *RESUB*

- 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

- 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'
(2017/11/26) Ys 3 'Sunset Heroes'
(2017/12/03) Ys 3 'Feena's Premonition'
(2018/04/21) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 'Hell Is Empty'
(2019/05/24) Lufia 2 'Toccata and Fugue in Dreams'
(2020/02/20) Final Fantasy 4 "Chariot of the Moon"
(2020/10/01) Final Fantasy 3 "Dank Crystals"


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

Final Fantasy 2 "Kashuan, the Legend of the Ancient Mushroom"
Final Fantasy 3 "Surfing Fantasy 2"
Deflektor "Cover your light"


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

2018/06 - Golden Sun 'Fire and Flames'
2018/07 - Xenogears 'Dancing in the Sky'
2019/05 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "Transformation"
2019/07 - Deltarune "Arcane Anticipation"
2019/10 - Chrono Cross "Vision of Hades"
2019/10 - Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 3 "Dr. Robotnik's Revenge"
2019/11 - Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, 4: Oblivion & 5: Skyrim "The Elder Scrolls Violin Medley"
2019/12 - 2064: Read Only Memories "Saturated Media"
2020/01 - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles "Together, we'll shine"
2020/01 - Golden Sun "Hope in Eight"
2020/01 - Pop'n Twinbee: Rainbow Bell Adventures "Mr. Green Hill"
2020/01 - Secret of Mana "Hair in the Wind"
2020/02 - Castlevania: Bloodlines "Christmasvania"
2020/02 - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia "Volaticus"
2020/02 - Final Fantasy 2 "Rebels Like to Dance Too!"
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"
2020/03 - Guild Wars 2 "Rytlock's Super Critter Rave"
2020/03 - Lord Monarch Online "Steel Brain"
2020/03 - Mega Man 4 "Blasting My Way to Dr. C"
2020/03 - Sonic & Knuckles "Death Egg Machine"
2020/04 - Dahna: Megami Tanjō "Opening Theme"
2020/04 - Digimon World "FAT32 at Night"
2020/04 - Ecco the Dolphin "Open Ocean"
2020/04 - Final Fantasy 7 "Reggae of the oppressed people"
2020/04 - Final Fantasy 7 "Welcome to Avalanche, Cloud"
2020/04 - Final Fantasy 9 "Amarant's Night Ride"
2020/04 - Final Fantasy Adventure "Forgotten Palace"
2020/04 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword "The Beginning"
2020/04 - Sword of Vermilion "Tribute"
2020/04 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Night Walk"
2020/04 - Undertale "Asgore"
2020/04 - Valkyrie Profile "Take a Flight"
2020/05 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Together Again"
2020/05 - Banjo-Kazooie "The Oxidation of HMS Marimba"
2020/05 - Final Fantasy 7 "When the Planet Fights Back"
2020/05 - Golden Sun "Back to the Fields"
2020/05 - Half-Life 2 "Into the Cold Light"
2020/05 - Nicky Boom "Intro Theme"
2020/05 - Terranigma "The Dandelion's Flight"
2020/05 - Valkyrie Profile "Luminescent Sorcery Harpsichords"
2020/06 - Final Fantasy 4 "Can't Get Over You"
2020/06 - Final Fantasy 9 "A Royal Tournament in Cleyra"
2020/06 - Final Fantasy Adventure "Sacred Horizons"
2020/06 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time "And the Woods Shall Dance"
2020/06 - Mega Man 2 "Dr. Wily's Castle"
2020/06 - Pokémon Diamond Version "Eevee Used Swift!"
2020/06 - Sonic Unleashed "Adabat's Sunset Speedway"
2020/06 - Streets of Rage 2 "Malicious Intent"
2020/07 - Final Fantasy 6 "Shadow Mood"
2020/07 - Final Fantasy 7 "Tifa's Theme"
2020/07 - Shovel Knight "Grand Shovel March"
2020/07 - Unreal Tournament "Facing Horizons"
2020/07 - Va-11 Hall-A "Through the Storm, We Will Find a Way"
2020/09 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "Torchlight"
2020/09 - Mega Man X "Run for Hope" *RESUB*

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