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An OverClocked Christmas v.XVI

The Coop

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It's July 9th. It's hot, it's humid, and people are still setting off fireworks at one in the morning. But you know what else is being set off?

That's right, it's time to start recruiting for the next An OverClocked Christmas album! Yep, we've got a good five and a half month before the due date, so let's see how many people are interested in taking part for the sixteenth entry in this (usually) happy, seasonal project.

As usual, this project is open to any and all OCR members, regardless of whether you're a posted remixer or not. You want info? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE INFO... but I'm gonna give it to ya anyway...

When's The Project Deadline?- December 20th, 2022 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)
Cyril the Wolf (remixer)
Audiomancer (remixer)
Lampje4life (remixer)
HoboKa (remixer)
Souperion (remixer)
Wassup Thunder (remixer)
Dj Mokram (remixer)
colorado weeks (remixer)
Nase (remixer)
The Vodoú Queen (remixer)
Rozovian (remixer?)
Seth Skoda (remixer)

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  • The Coop changed the title to An OverClocked Christmas v.XVI

You know, when this got started I never imagined that this project would continue on for so long. I thought it would go for a year or two and then folks would lose interest. And that would've been okay, because I knew someone else would've picked up the torch and kept it going, or started a different project around the same themes. But sixteen years is a long time. I was 25-years-old when this project started. That it's still going now that I'm 41, and with so many folks still contributing year after year, it's really a special thing here. Even though I only build the page for each new volume, I'm still proud of the work being done by everyone, especially The Coop, who keeps it all going and manages to write his own songs each year.

So, I want to thank each and every one of you. Seeing this continue, sixteen years and counting, speaks to the power of the music and to the community.

Thank you for keeping this going, every single one of you.


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33 minutes ago, HoboKa said:

Hey http://williammichael.info/aocc/ seems to be down. Is it a maintenance thing or?

That's really odd. I went to the web address, and it seemed to work for me. I'm not sure why it would be down unless it was updating certificates. I know there's been some activity lately by DreamHost, the service I use for the site.

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