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Season 3, Episode 5: Saturday Morning is Forever

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It seems like the video game world is on a giant nostalgia kick lately.  First Shovel Knight and Mighty No. 9, now Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.  Well, you know what else that generation gets nostalgic about?  Cartoons.
 
For this round, each participant should either:

  • Remix one or more sources from game(s) based on TV show(s), OR
  • Remix any source as if it were to be the theme song for a new cartoon based on that game.  (Lyrics optional but recommended.)

If taking option A, please follow the usual OCR rule that you can't remix a source that was itself originally from a TV show or other medium.  Also, it must be based on a TV show directly; for instance, Disney's Aladdin is out even though there was also a TV show based on the movie, because the games are also based on the movie and not the show.

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?"
There are no fixed rules on this. Originally, RWS treated anyone with an OCR mixpost as a "Star" and anyone else as a "Novice." Later it evolved so that anyone could elect to be a Star, but posted remixers couldn't be Novices. The reason was because a lot of really good remixers expressed a lack of confidence in their abilities and didn't feel they were good enough to mentor someone else, but RWS gets a lot more Novice than Star signups.

Now anyone can sign up as either, but please be honest with yourself. If you have several direct posts to OCR, you're probably in a better position to give help than receive it. If you have a giant bowl of Wooden Spoons from PRC and mostly only win by default, the reverse is probably true. But if you feel that you're pretty good and your OCR submissions just get NO'ed due to minor nitpicks, go ahead and sign up as a Star if you want. If you have been posted but each submission takes you months and multiple resubmits, feel free to sign up as a Novice. Or not, it's your choice. If you're on the fence, bear in mind that being a Star is a much smaller time commitment.

One caveat: This should not be your first attempt at creating music in a DAW. The Stars' job is to provide mixing, production, and arrangement advice. It's not to teach you how to choose or install a DAW, load VST's, work with a MIDI piano roll, arm your microphone, etc. If that's where you are right now, try PRC or MnP as a first compo.

Rules

  • Enrollment/Pairings:
    • Stars: Sign up by posting in this thread that you're available. Mention any time restrictions or or other limitations you might have, or if you have any particular strengths you'd like to offer (playing a live instrument is a great one).
    • Novices: If one or more Stars have signed up, just post to claim one! First come, first served. Get in touch with your Star as soon as you claim them, so you can get started on your mix as soon as the theme is posted. I encourage Novices to rotate between multiple Stars to get different learning experiences and perspectives, but if the same people keep signing up week after week, repeat pairings are fine. If there aren't any unclaimed Stars, feel free to post to say that you'd like one.
      • Exception: If you signed up for the last episode and got paired with a Star, but did not turn in a mix, you get bumped to the bottom of the list this round. You may only get a partner if there's a Star left over at the end of the enrollment period. This penalty is only for the one episode unless this becomes a chronic issue for you.
    Pairings for everyone who signed up within the official "enrollment period" will be posted at that time. However, if anyone wants to sign up after that, or can't find a partner until after that, they're welcome to join in.
  • Mixes: The Novice must be the primary remixer. Stars can contribute by giving advice, performing with a live instrument or vocals, and with production, including sample quality, balance, and minor arrangement adjustments to fix timing or dissonance issues. If you don't use the same DAW, you can exchange MIDIs or rendered stems. The Star may also contribute a short solo segment arranged entirely by them. No one other than the Novice and Star may help in any substantial way. You can use multiple sources in your remix, but at least 51% of the remix must be based on one or more qualifying sources. For example, if you use 3 sources, and only one fits the theme, but it's present in more than half the mix, then it's fine.
  • Submissions: All entries must be submitted to ThaSauce by the deadline. Check the ThaSauce page for the exact amount of remaining time (the image in my sig should also be correct). Give credit to your partner in the submission description, and provide link(s) to the source(s) you used. File sizes cannot exceed 20MB. If you have trouble uploading the file or getting a ThaSauce account working, post a link to your mix in this thread and I'll get it on there. If this is your first ThaSauce compo entry, don't do it at the last minute!
  • Voting: Use the ThaSauce page to vote. Entrants (Novices or Stars) may not vote for themselves, but your mix gets a bonus first-place vote if you vote. Support your partner by voting! The deadline is on the ThaSauce page (or in my sig, once voting has started).
  • Previous Seasons

    Season 1 Compilation
    Season 2 Compilation
    • Pilot Episode: "Beginnings"
    • Season 1, Episode 1: "Spooky!"
    • Season 1, Episode 2: "Origins of Home Gaming"
    • Season 1, Episode 3: Special "You Can Never Have Too Much Mega Man" edition
    • Season 1, Episode 4: "Yesteryear"
    • Season 1, Episode 5: "Ultra-Modern"
    • Season 1 Finale: "Touched by a Star"
    • Season 2, Episode 1: "Country Road"
    • Season 2, Episode 2: "Tropical Vacation!"
    • Season 2, Episode 3: Special "Wish on This!" edition
    • Season 2, Episode 4: "The Need for Speed!"
    • Season 2, Episode 5: "Pacifism"
    • Season 2 Finale: "Rising Stars"

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Each time I've starred my novice never finished so Id rather be a novice to get in on some action. I do however realize the need for stars is greater, so I'll sign up as a star if it ends up being Nec

I wanna claim Garpocalypse as my trainer.

Someone's gotta do this ost!!  

Just for that joke, can I call dibs on working with WillRock? :P

I'm going off the assumption that you didn't actually say you want to pair up with WillRock. If that was in fact your intention, then I guess we'll need to engage in fisticuffs.

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Just for that joke, can I call dibs on working with WillRock? :P

I'm going off the assumption that you didn't actually say you want to pair up with WillRock. If that was in fact your intention, then I guess we'll need to engage in fisticuffs.

It's all good TBH anyone is good with me ! Ive got it we'll rock paper scissors this one...rock, paper, scissors 1,2,3! (Throws paper) ok what did you throw?

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How exactly does the collaboration work? Is the idea for the stars to simply critique and offer ideas, or are the stars supposed to play a more active role in creating the remix?

If it's just listening, critiquing, giving ideas/guidance, etc, then you can sign me up as a star. I won't be able to do much more than listen and critique, though.

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Taucer, it's mostly critiquing and guidance, but stars can also add their own elements if they wish (most notably a solo, but could include improved mixing of the novice's track, transitions, maybe some glitching effects if that's the star's thing, etc.).

I'm going to be "that guy" and say that I officially do not have a preference for which star I work with.

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Ok, then I'll sign up to be a star, with the understanding that I won't be able to do make any direct contributions (MAAAAYBE some electric guitar stuffs, but no guarantees).

That's perfect. Just being someone's mentor for a couple of weeks is really the main point. Being able to contribute to the actual project is more along the lines of demonstrating what the novice could have done with a few more tweaks.

Looking like a good turnout this round!

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I'm bit too busy atm to sign up as a novice, but if you're one star short you can ping me, I'm happy to help out. Not sure if it's a good idea though, the last times I was a star it meant only my novice submitted a track :P

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Pairings thus far:

  • Anorax with WillRock
  • gercr with Garpocalypse
  • Jakos with timaeus222
  • fxsnowy with Geoffrey Taucer

Novices Mark Sparling and Yoshiblade are currently unpaired.  As for unpaired Stars, we have:

  • Esperado, who would prefer to be a Novice if there are enough Stars
  • Jorito, who will be a Star if we're one Star sort
  • KingTiger, who may or may not sign up.

I think I've picked a theme KingTiger will like (up shortly), but if not, Mark can pair with Jorito and Yoshiblade with Esperado.  If he does, then either Jorito can sit out as not needed (wow!), or Esperado can wait to see if there's another signup so he can fill whichever side is needed.

 

In any event, thanks to all the Stars who have volunteered so far.  This event lives or dies by your generously offered time, and I know all our budding remixers greatly appreciate it.

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It seems like the video game world is on a giant nostalgia kick lately.  First Shovel Knight and Mighty No. 9, now Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.  Well, you know what else that generation gets nostalgic about?  Cartoons.

For this round, each participant should either:

  • Remix one or more sources from game(s) based on TV show(s), OR
  • Remix any source as if it were to be the theme song for a new cartoon based on that game.  (Lyrics optional but recommended.)

If taking option A, please follow the usual OCR rule that you can't remix a source that was itself originally from a TV show or other medium.  Also, it must be based on a TV show directly; for instance, Disney's Aladdin is out even though there was also a TV show based on the movie, because the games are also based on the movie and not the show.

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