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1. recruiting An OverClocked Christmas v. XIII (read first post)

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Well holy shit balls, Batman. It's that time once again! Time to start thinking about Christmas as the temps climb to 100ºF+ around the country and people wax nostalgic about when it was cold, while forgetting all the bitching they did regarding how cold it was. The snow, the ice, the wishing it was warm again... you know, the usual mid-January stuff. And it's in that spirit... sort of... that we take our first step in getting this year's project underway.

 

 

SO! This project is open to any and all OCR members, regardless of whether you're a posted remixer or not. And now, the details...

When's The Project Deadline?- December 20th, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. EST.

This is now a REALLY hard, non-negotiable deadline, since it's very close to Christmas. We've had lots of last-minute entries and updates over the years and, to be perfectly honest, it shouldn't be that way. With months of time, having to hold off as long as possible for people made things pretty hectic for myself and Dyne in the past. Treating this project like a college paper that doesn't get worked on until the last minute got annoying rather quickly when it kept adding up to lots of hurrying year after year, with last second updates to artwork and retagging/reuploading things. As such, you have until one minute before midnight EST on December 20th to get me the final WAV or MP3 of your song. After that, you're shit outta luck until next year. I need time to do everything, including possibly making a little website to host this project if Dyne isn't online for one reason or another. So this deadline's set in stone... PERIOD.

What Information Does The Coop Need?- When you send me your final versions, I'll need what name you want to use (real or remixer handle) and the name of your remix. Please, come up with something when you send me links to the file, rather than just giving me a file called "ff6-owa-v3f.mp3" and nothing else. You don't have to tell me what song you're remixing, but I do need a name. Plus, if you have a website you'd like to pimp, supply that as well and I can add it to the MP3 tags.

What Can Be Remixed?- Any song, really. Traditional Christmas carols, video game music, published music by a signed artist, music from TV/cartoons/anime... whatever gets your heart racing and into that Christmas spirit. This isn't an official OCR album, so you can draw from more sources than just VGM. Plus, you can take a non-Christmas tune, like the Main Theme from Space Harrier, Stage 6 Mission 2 from Metal Head, or I Defend STM from Truxton II, and turn it into a Christmasy one. So know that it's not limited only to songs that are Christmas-like to begin with. All that said, do keep in mind that if you want to submit your song to OCR later, you'll need to keep this site's guidelines in the back of your mind. But for this album, you can take it in just about any direction you want and get as crazy as you'd like (but please, no "Silver Bells" done in farts or something).

How Long Can My Song Be?- As long as you want it to be. There are no restrictions on this, so whether it's 1:30, or 9:51 with a five minute guitar solo ala Metallica, it's all good. But again, if you want to submit your song to OCR later, keep their guidelines in mind.

What Genres Can I Remix In?- Again, the door's wide open here. Rap, Metal, Pop, Piano-solo, Orchestral, Jazz, 8/16-bit, Barber Shop Quartet, A capella, Death Polka... it's up to you where you want to take it.

What Format Should I Submit My Song In?- WAV or an MP3 of at least 192KB/s quality. I'll be tagging the MP3s and making MP3s from any submitted wavs, so you don't have to worry about that. But, if you'd like your website to be in the MP3 comments section, be sure to give it to me when you submit your song.

How About A Little Music To Get Us In The Mood?- To help everyone along, here's a YouTube list of Christmasy tunes made by Ocre a number of years ago...
https://ocremix.org/community/topic/32727-an-overclocked-christmas-~-now-recruiting/?tab=comments#comment-676914

What's The Website's Address Again?- It's got a new home at... http://williammichael.info/aocc/ This album will still be downloaded there as well, as Dyne will continue to host the albums on his site.

How Do We Contact This The Coop Person?- If you've got questions, comments, concerns, want feedback, or your track is done and ready to be sent to me, you can PM me here on OCR, or send me an E-mail at thecoopscorner@gmail.com. Just be sure you remember to include a link to your remix.

 

So yeah, there you go. You've got over five months to get something done for the lovely people of OverClocked Remix and the billions of listeners around the world who've become followers of our project.

Good luck, have fun and make everyone some Nice Work™!

 

Artists involved thus far...

The Coop (director, cover artist and remixer)
Lampje4life (remixer)
TheChargingRhino (remixer)
PlanarianHugger (remixer)
Seth Skoda (remixer)
HoboKa (remixer)
Pinksou (remixer)
Souperion w/Wassup Thunder (remixer)

Edited by The Coop

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Hi Coop, I'm up for it again. Add me to the listttttttttttttttttttttttt
(when you have time)

EDIT: Website link seems to be broken, you might wanna fix that. 
Double Edit: I still have the discord server if you want that as well. 

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Well, it's been two months since this thread was created, and... there have been two confirmed remixers besides myself have signed up. I think it's safe to say, this is a rather slow start.

But, perhaps a fresh bump will get some folks coming around. In the meantime, I'll be sending out a PM to the those onboard the AOCC train in the next few days.

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Just here to give this thread a bit of a bump. It's already October, and you know that means we're getting ever closer to Christmas. So, I'd like to throw out an idea since i'm such an avid Destiny 2 player. Perhaps someone would take up the challenge of remixing a track from Destiny or Destiny 2? (No, not the Paul McCartney song because it's copyright protected.) But there are a ton of fantastic tracks available to choose from. Some of my favorite include "Bad Juju", "Holliday", "The Awoken", "Journey (feat. Kronos Quartet)", and "Ikora". I think those are some awesome tracks, and would lend themselves well to a Christmas-style remix.

I hope you are all working on some awesome music for this year, I can't wait to hear the finished tracks1

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I'm hopping on this bandwagon for the lucky 13 haha!

I didn't see it, but is anyone remixing/has anyone remixed Walrus Cove from Diddy Kong Racing? Or, for that matter, Frosty Village? I think I'll rearrange one of those, as they sound very Christmasy already. I hope you don't mind it being Trap style (I might pick a different style, I dunno yet).

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On 10/29/2019 at 5:02 PM, Seth Skoda said:

I'm hopping on this bandwagon for the lucky 13 haha!

I didn't see it, but is anyone remixing/has anyone remixed Walrus Cove from Diddy Kong Racing? Or, for that matter, Frosty Village? I think I'll rearrange one of those, as they sound very Christmasy already. I hope you don't mind it being Trap style (I might pick a different style, I dunno yet).

Go right ahead. And there's nothing wrong with it being Trap style. Go for it! There's always room for something new at the table.

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On 10/29/2019 at 5:02 PM, Seth Skoda said:

I'm hopping on this bandwagon for the lucky 13 haha!

I didn't see it, but is anyone remixing/has anyone remixed Walrus Cove from Diddy Kong Racing? Or, for that matter, Frosty Village? I think I'll rearrange one of those, as they sound very Christmasy already. I hope you don't mind it being Trap style (I might pick a different style, I dunno yet).

As the first post says, you can remix a song in any style. And as for songs already remixed in the past, that's not an issue either. Hell, I've gone back and redone remixes, so covering a song someone else did on a past album is fine. And if more than one person ends up picking the same song, that's fine too. The only real limitation here is the deadline, which is looming closer.

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12 hours ago, The Coop said:

As the first post says, you can remix a song in any style. And as for songs already remixed in the past, that's not an issue either. Hell, I've gone back and redone remixes, so covering a song someone else did on a past album is fine. And if more than one person ends up picking the same song, that's fine too. The only real limitation here is the deadline, which is looming closer.

Good, good. Deadlines generally aren't an issue for me, as I usually can make a decent rearrangement within a week. Sometimes in the course of a day. It's my original works that take a long time.

Could I submit two, should I find the inspiration to do so?

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Yeah, I'm in.  Source tune pending.  You know, the usual last minute thang.  Or last month.  Last PINGAS.  That due date is no limitation for me.  The master of MIDI rips - er I mean - remixes. 

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3 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

Good, good. Deadlines generally aren't an issue for me, as I usually can make a decent rearrangement within a week. Sometimes in the course of a day. It's my original works that take a long time.

Could I submit two, should I find the inspiration to do so?

Two remixes is fine. We've had a few people submit two for past albums, so if you get the time/inspiration, go for it.

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On 11/4/2019 at 11:45 PM, Seth Skoda said:

Hey, everybody, I've got two pieces submitted. Maybe this will motivate y'all...

You don't know my capacity for not following through on things. :-)

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Yo, what's the maximum number of tracks we can submit? I mean, if two is the limit, I have a new track on the way that could replace Techno Canon. I rearranged Carol Of The Bells as dark trap in 4/4 (instead of the source's 3/4).. And the mixing is on point this time. It may or may not be up to OCR standards (even though that's not a requirement here).

 

And yes, I know, I'm a pain in the ass.

EDIT: lmao 69 poasts

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4 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

Yo, what's the maximum number of tracks we can submit? I mean, if two is the limit, I have a new track on the way that could replace Techno Canon. I rearranged Carol Of The Bells as dark trap in 4/4 (instead of the source's 3/4).. And the mixing is on point this time. It may or may not be up to OCR standards (even though that's not a requirement here).

 

And yes, I know, I'm a pain in the ass.

Yes, you are :-P

We'll keep the number of tracks to two per person. It's great that you have ideas, but we don't want this to become the Seth Skoda and Guests Christmas Album. Pick the two you think work the best and run with them. And remember, you can update them until Dec. 20 at 11:59 P.M. EST, so if you change your mind, you have time.

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32 minutes ago, The Coop said:

Yes, you are :-P

We'll keep the number of tracks to two per person. It's great that you have ideas, but we don't want this to become the Seth Skoda and Guests Christmas Album. Pick the two you think work the best and run with them. And remember, you can update them until Dec. 20 at 11:59 P.M. EST, so if you change your mind, you have time.

You gotta admit, "Seth Skoda and Guests Christmas Album" has a nice ring to it :P

I see where you're coming from, though. Good thing I have Newgrounds to upload my shitty music any time! >:D

 

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4 hours ago, The Coop said:

Yes, you are :-P

Damnit Seth, you're taking my 'pain in the ass status away'. 

3 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

You gotta admit, "Seth Skoda and Guests Christmas Album" has a nice ring to it :P

I see where you're coming from, though. Good thing I have Newgrounds to upload my shitty music any time! >:D

 

Maybe it's not a bad ring.  Hey it's not shitty music. 

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