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RWS 1-3 - ReMixing With the Stars: Season 1 Episode 3: Special edition!

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Season 1, Episode 3: Special "You Can Never Have Too Much Mega Man" edition!

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Voting is concluded! Results are below.

Results!

  1. First Place: "Charge! Toward the Sunset of Intergalactic Dictatorship" by HeavenWraith feat. DusK, with 19 points.
  2. Second Place: "Dark Wing Duck" by Tuberz McGee feat. wildfire, with 13 points.
  3. Third Place: "Sigma has an Electric Fence" by Cash and Change feat. ectogemia, with 10 points.
  4. Fourth Place: "Scalpalectic Immolation" by shadow24 feat. Rozovian, with 7 points.
  5. Fifth Place: "The Unfinished Gungaroon" by Trism feat. hakstock, with 5 points.

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Mega Man special edition

I was expecting the Grand Maverick Remix Battle 2012 to be over by now, but Sandy and Apex conspired otherwise. But as the title says, you can never have too much Mega Man!

For this edition, we're doing something a little different for signups.

  • Novices, when signing up, should choose one source from any game in the main Mega Man series (eligible titles below). It can be any source: a robot master stage, a Wily stage, title screen, password screen, whatever. First-come, first served. If you change your mind, make a new post rather than editing your signup post.
  • Stars, when signing up, should choose one source from any game in the Mega Man X series. Again, any source from an eligible game is fine, first-come, first-served.
  • Mixes will be similar to those in DarkeSword's tournaments: each mix should use a roughly equal blend of the source chosen by the Novice and the one chosen by the Star. Making them sound like one song instead of a medley is key!

Eligible Mega Man Games:

  • Mega Man 1-10
  • Mega Man and Bass
  • Mega Man I-V (the Game Boy games)
  • Mega Man Powered Up
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Eligible Mega Man X Games:

  • Mega Man X 1-8
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
  • Mega Man X: Command Mission

About ReMixing With the Stars

ReMixing With the Stars is intended to give beginning remixers some support, encouragement, and mentoring in their quest to become great, and as a sidenote, to become posted remixers. Beginners are mentored by experienced remixers to push their abilities to new heights and submit collaborative works according to the theme of the month.

Who's a "Star" and who's a "Novice?"

Any posted or accepted-to-be-posted remixer, as the only artist or as the lead arranger on a piece, is automatically considered a "Star." This isn't meant to be a statement on who's a "good" or "expert" artist, but it's a somewhat meaningful threshhold which doesn't require any subjective judgment on my part (however subjective the OCR judging process may be). Additionally, anyone who wants to sign up as a Star can also be put into that category. This is because a lot more "Novices" (who is everyone else) sign up than stars, and it's better to receive some mentoring from someone who's good but not posted than from no one at all.

If you've done any of the following things, as examples, I strongly recommend you sign up as a Star:

  • Contributed to an OCR album
  • Had a submitted remix rejected but with one or more "Yes" votes
  • Beat a posted remixer in direct competition (not counting forfeit)
  • Sold your compositions (remixes or not) for money

If you want to sign up conditionally (e.g. "I'd prefer to be a Novice, but if you need me to be a Star so more people can participate, that's fine too"), then go ahead, and bless you. If you do so for this episode, please choose both a source from Mega Man and one from Mega Man X.

Rules

  • Enrollment/Pairings: For episode 2 and onward, pairings will be a little different. They'll still be first-come, first-served, except that Novices who participated in a previous episode get priority. This is so that the community can watch a consistent group of OCR newcomers grow in skills as the season progresses. (Don't worry, this won't carry over into next season, so people won't be matriculated through forever. In fact, for Season 2, Episode 1, priority will be exactly the other way around, with Season 1 participants getting lower preference for slots.) As before, once the signup deadline is reached, whichever list of signups has more people in it will be truncated, based on order of priority as described above, so the lists are the same size. Then Novices will be randomly paired with Stars, except that Novice-Star pairings won't be repeated twice in a season.
  • Mixes: The Novice must be the primary remixer. Stars can contribute by giving advice, playing a live instrument or vocals, and with production, including minor adjustments to fix timing or dissonance issues. They may also contribute a short solo segment. No one other than the Novice and Star may help in any way.
  • Submissions: All entries must be sent to me by the 12PM PDT deadline via PM on the forums, with a link to a reliable host for me to download your mix from. Please don't use Tindeck, as it doesn't give you control over what the filename will be when downloaded. I also recommend you post in this thread that you've submitted your mix, since I know there have been issues in other compos with PM's not being received. Please submit your file as an mp3, preferably encoded at a high-quality VBR or 320kbps. Filenames must be in the following format:
    Novice feat. Star - Title (Game 1 and Game 2).mp3
    Example:
    MindWanderer feat. djpretzel - The World's MOST AWESOME MEGA MAN REMIX EVER!!! (Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X).mp3
    Proper file names mean I can do my job of getting the compliation done and posted faster, which means you get to hear the great music produced by this sooner.

Schedule

All deadlines are 12 PM (noon) Pacific time (PST).

  • Signups until Wednesday, Dec 5, 1200 PST. If you're signing up as a Novice, and didn't sign up for a previous episode, you must post links to at least two samples of your previous work! They don't have to be good, they don't even have to be game remixes, you just have to prove you're not brand-spanking-new to this music production thing. Things you've posted to the WIP forum are preferable but not required. If you're signing up as a Star, say a little bit about your strengths, and maybe post a link or three to remixes you feel best represent them. You can mention anything else you think would be helpful in working with you (software preferences, instruments you play, etc).
  • Announcement of the pairings on Dec. 5.
  • ReMixing from Dec. 5 to Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1200 PST (2 weeks). Rules and guidelines above.
  • Voting from whenever I get the compilation posted (should be no more than a few hours after the deadline) until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1200 PST (2 weeks). Votes should be based on, in roughly descending order, use of sources (i.e. interpreted but recognizable, with roughly equal use of both sources), arrangement, production, and enjoyability. You'll pick your three favorites, in order. Your first-place vote will get 3 points, your second-place 2 points, and your third-place 1 point. Participants (both Novices and Stars) may not vote for their own mixes, but participants who vote will get a free first-place vote added to their score. Please send me a PM with your votes, like this:
    1. First-place ReMix
    2. Second-place ReMix
    3. Third-place ReMix

Thanks for your interest, and lets get this show on the road!

Previous Episodes

  • [thread=40611]Pilot Episode: "Beginnings"[/thread]
  • [thread=41556]Season 1, Episode 1: "Spooky!"[/thread]
  • [thread=41864]Season 1, Episode 2: "Origins of Home Gaming"[/thread]

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I must redeem myself for not getting an entry in last time! But oh gods my last Mega Man compo ended so badly. Going to have look at all the source tunes properly this time....

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In my quest to become a posted remixer, I will sign up again as a novice!
Remember to post your choice of a source (from an Original Series Mega Man game). Your signup doesn't count until you do.

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Remember to post your choice of a source (from an Original Series Mega Man game). Your signup doesn't count until you do.

I didn't see the rule, I like it though.

I'm choosing

from Mega Man 1.

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This time I'm signing in as a novice!

Source: Dr. Wily Stage Boss from Mega Man: Powered Up (or Mega Man 1 if you want).

And... Links to my previous work:

Forever a Sponge - Wire Sponge/Infinity Mijinion mix from the GMRB!

Coin Song ReMix - Mix of FFVI's Coin Song and Figaro Castle.

There's a couple more mixes on my souncloud, but almost everything I've posted is a bit rough.

Not sure if it's of any use, but I'm South American, so you may want to consider that for the timezones (not radically different from most of the US but probably different to most European countries).

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This time I'm signing in as a novice!

Source: MMX5 - Volt Kraken.

And... Links to my previous work:

Forever a Sponge - Wire Sponge/Infinity Mijinion mix from the GMRB!

Coin Song ReMix - Mix of FFVI's Coin Song and Figaro Castle.

There's a couple more mixes on my souncloud, but almost everything I've posted is a bit rough.

Not sure if it's of any use, but I'm South American, so you may want to consider that for the timezones (not radically different from most of the US but probably different to most European countries).

I think only the Stars can choose from the X games. I think.

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I think only the Stars can choose from the X games. I think.

Woops, totally misread that (hopefully a star choses Volt Kraken then!). I'll be editing the post shortly.

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starstarstarstarstar

I'll post my source choice later.

On an unrelated note, I'm trying to pressure my friend/neighbor into signing up as a novice. I kinda doubt it, but would there be any way to match us up? I ask simply out of the convenience of the situation (we live in the same apartment complex). No biggie if not. :-)

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On an unrelated note, I'm trying to pressure my friend/neighbor into signing up as a novice. I kinda doubt it, but would there be any way to match us up? I ask simply out of the convenience of the situation (we live in the same apartment complex). No biggie if not. :-)
What would be the point of that? If your friend wants your help in learning how to be a remixer, you're already there. This compo is intended to help beginners pick up tips and advice that they wouldn't ordinarily be able to get.

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What would be the point of that? If your friend wants your help in learning how to be a remixer, you're already there. This compo is intended to help beginners pick up tips and advice that they wouldn't ordinarily be able to get.

The point is having a goal to work towards and a deadline to meet. I know, at least for me, I can only make good music when I have those constraints. It's a lot harder to finish a track if you have no incentive of finishing it in x days.

Like I said, no big deal either way.

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OCR competitions will never escape from Mega Man.

Mega Man is the best.

I agree with this statement 101%. However, I feel that out of the all the Mega Man games, the 4th one is somewhat cursed as I have yet to see a remix of the epilogue, Ring Man, or the first stage of Dr. Cossack. I suppose I've haven't digged hard enough but truly, you can never have enough Mega Man.

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I agree with this statement 101%. However, I feel that out of the all the Mega Man games, the 4th one is somewhat cursed as I have yet to see a remix of the epilogue, Ring Man, or the first stage of Dr. Cossack. I suppose I've haven't digged hard enough but truly, you can never have enough Mega Man.

I'm sure Darke and company will get to it eventually. There are plenty of other robot masters and Wily stages that have been neglected as well. I attempted Ring Man in the past but it is a very poor remix. Ring Man like so many other themes are composed expertly. I think the below list of robot masters (MM1-6) has yet to be covered in a Darke compo. Forgive me if I left out any or included some that have actually been mixed.

Guts, Bomb,

Quick,

Spark,

Drill, Dive, Ring, Bright, Pharoah,

Star, Gravity, Wave, Gyro,

Tomahawk, Centaur, Flame,

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I think the below list of robot masters (MM1-6) has yet to be covered in a Darke compo. Forgive me if I left out any or included some that have actually been mixed.

Guts, Bomb,

Quick,

Spark,

Drill, Dive, Ring, Bright, Pharoah,

Star, Gravity, Wave, Gyro,

Tomahawk, Centaur, Flame,

Looks like you missed the [thread=37157]Wily Castle Remix Gauntlet[/thread].

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oooooooooooo Mega Man.... this is soooo tempting but I really need to focus on my Sonic project. I'll definitely be checking out these mixes though, that's for sure! good luck everyone!

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I'm going with Optic Sunflower (X8)

Yeeessssssss.

I'm still upset that I couldn't make anything happen with that in the GMRB. Looking forward to this one.

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