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An OverClocked Christmas v.XV

The Coop

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It might be a heatwave in some parts of the world, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in here!

No, I'm not hallucinating. It's that time once again. Time to see who's interested in taking part in the annual tradition of making Christmas-type musics for people. Christmas in July has become a thing these days, and so it's during that seasonal warm up period that we kick this thing off in hopes of getting folks to provide music for the real season when it comes about in five-plus months.


So... this project is open to any and all OCR members, regardless of whether you're a posted remixer or not. Want some details? Have some details...

When's The Project Deadline?- December 20th, 2021 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...

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, or attach it to your message.


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)
Wassup Thunder (remixer)
The Vodoú Queen (remixer)
HarlemHeat360 (remixer)
Souperion (remixer)
Dj Mokram (remixer)
colorado weeks (remixer)
Argle (remixer)
HoboKa (remixer)

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Kinda don't want to steal Hobo's thunder, but I've also got someone very close who has fond childhood memories of Snowboard Kids 1 and 2, and I really like the games too, so was considering doing "Ice Land" from 2. In a real Xmas jazzy / synth form...

It was either that or "Snow in Summer" & "In a Snowbound Land" together, so NieR: Gestalt / Replicant + DKC2...

...Which should I do? ^^;

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12 hours ago, The Vodoú Queen said:

I've got two I can supply as well, as WIPs.

I'll drop them in the DMs in a second. :)

I hope you can get those two tracks polished and ready in uh... *checks calendar* about 5 weeks. 

Holy crap, it's that close, wow...

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I can't count lol
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3 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

I hope you can get those two tracks polished and ready in uh... *checks calendar* about 5 weeks. 

Holy crap, it's that close, wow...

Totally doable, just depends on how polished. I've admittedly never done this before, so I'm unsure of the usual standards. Some people asking to include songs on their album want the composition mixed but not mastered. Some want neither, and just it bare bones and in pieces...

I'm assuming this just warrants a full, completely mastered song, which I can do in 5 weeks. Both are practically done, I'm just looking for advice or critique on them to make them better (within my power, anyways, ATM.)

FWIW, I sent them in a DM because unsure if Coop wants them on the thread, ya know, spoilers and such. XD

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On 11/18/2021 at 8:39 PM, The Vodoú Queen said:

@Argle...I don't mean to sound stupid myself, or mean, but no way you can find another track to use or do? ?

For real, I just searched Google for "Christmas midi" and downloaded a bunch of MIDI sequences that I found lol

Then I went through them until I found something that I thought was worth a mix.

@Argle maybe try this before you give up?

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