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The Newbie Introduction Thread: Come on in and say hello!

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Hello everybody here at OC Remix!

 

Hi, I go by D-Ryl Mitchell, D-Ryl Vicious, Vicious, or "Vish" for short. I am looking for a place to where I can be free and accepted and it seems like OCRemix is the perfect fit for my two loves in life: Music and Video games. I am a 25 year old student with many interests and dreams of making a break into the music industry, game industry, or both. My aspiration is to become a professional record producer, or VGM composer, whichever comes my way first.

There is so much I could say but I do not know where to begin, although I have been involved with music and games for practically my whole life, I could never find where to fit in as far as trying to work towards my goals and aspirations. I have done music since about the age of 6 or 7, in my elementary school music program. I decided to join the school band a couple of years later and that's where that begins. I started of as a percussionist because I always wanted to play the drum set. I had done that throughout my whole primary and secondary educational career, but around the age of 13 I started to dabble around in beat making on the computer. I started out doing hip hop but the musician in me lead me to use a lot of experimental sounds. I keep an open mind so I appreciate listening to a number of different genres.

I also like playing games of course, because its fun like brain candy, hehe. Its like interactive movies and stories and other stuff. And I realized that the music in most games invoke emotions in me and keep me really engrossed and immersed in the game, like I'm actually apart of it.

Years down the line after I slacked through most of high school, I finally made it to college, a very confusing and rough start of another chapter of my life. "What do I want as a career?" A question I am asked time and time again. I initially wanted to do game design, but my community college did not have a transfer degree to go towards it. So I went with liberal arts, so I could be able to do something with Japanese. That is something I have been on and off studying for a couple of years now. I started in my junior and senior years in high school and I decided that would be the first language I want to learn. I mean that place is video game paradise.

 

Fast forward to now, Ive been trying to build an audience from my beat making, but to no avail, I do not know what I have been doing wrong for all these years but I could never find out why I could not build an authentic audience to my sound. I have just the passion to create and I would love to turn that into a living someday, but I don't know how, but I dream everyday and the love for music is what drives me. How ever me being a gamer I meet many other gamers and the community is great because theres all kinds of people you meet every where and you learn and interact with them and they are much more accepting than the hip hop community. So now I am combining my loves into one place, which is why I would like to produce music or compose music for games and/or moves. And I will be reinventing myself into a brand. I will promote myself as much and starting from scratch and work my way up.

 

This is kind of a lot but thanks to all who read my introduction, I guess I will update on when all my sites and pages and stuff are complete, and I will be learning how to make my way around here and to make myself known through here.

Thanks once again and have a great day!

 

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Hello everybody,

I thought I'd say hi here, since I recently signed up. I've known this website for years and have loved much of the music people produced, especially of my old favorite video game tunes. OCremix has slipped out of my consciousness for some time, but recently popped back in when I listened to older remixes again.
I signed up because I've become a learner-musician myself (started playing piano in 2014) and figured sharing my own remixing efforts and getting feedback from experienced people would be helpful (I posted my first work-in-progress remix here: http://ocremix.org/community/topic/45828-volley-fire-gameboy-stage-a-stage-b-and-stage-select-with-a-touch-of-starfoxs-corneria ).

I can't promise to be super active on all the different forum sections because of health problems. I have to limit my computer time to avoid overloading my brain and causing headaches and problems sleeping (which in my case have unreasonably long consequences). Its a tough life, but I have to deal with it.

I've shared some of my personal history with music in the "About Me" tab on my profile page, if anyone is interested in that.

You have to take my signature as a bit of tongue-in-cheek. I was diagnosed with Asperger's (Autism Spectrum Disorder) about a year ago after years of struggling and finally burning out at work. Don't let the label scare you. We can have relatively normal conversations :) (not too good at small talk, and am usually not one to start a conversation though).

Okay, this is going to turn into a massive autobiography if I'm not careful, so I'll leave it at that for now. So..."hi!"

--RM

 

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Hey Guys I'm Jon and well, I've been doing my own recording since around 2013 or so, and only recently someone has shown me this site and I almost forgot that I signed up here after that particular night.

I hail from the Sunshine State and I tend to do alot of "remaster" style remixes with gaming music, mainly going for the "what happens if we replace bit-sounds with real sounds", such as this piece:

However, I've done much more remix-level stuff, such as this, though it's quite old for me:

I have stuff planned to make in between my normal YouTube content and such, but hopefully I can pick up some new tricks and maybe even collab with someone. 

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Hello! I'm Silverpool and after lurking the forums for a few months, I decided to actually post something. I'm 17 and I live in the Seattle area with my family and two cats.

I've loved video games my whole life and I'm a Sonic fanatic. I found OCR through Extra Credits a few months ago and was astounded to find a community of VGM nerds like me. :) As a VGM enthusiast, I'm just starting to learn to make ReMixes. I just purchased FL Studio and I'm ready to begin experimenting.

I've had a lot fun scrolling through the threads and getting to know some of you guys. I really like it here and am looking forward to making my own ReMixes soon.

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Greetings. I'm a composer and long-time lurker of these forums.

My interest in music began very early in my life; as a small child, I enjoyed listening to my grandparents' records. Although I enjoyed just about any type of genre, little me found classical music to be the most intriguing of all. Similarly, I enjoyed classical film scores as well, particularly John Williams' work on the Indiana Jones trilogy, and the many stupendous films scored by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood or The Prince and the Pauper.

It wasn't until around age 8 or 9 that I ultimately decided to try and teach myself a musical instrument. I was convinced that I didn't require lessons, as, after such a tremendous amount of time spent listening to classical music, the notes, scales and the like had been subconsciously ingrained into my mind. I don't remember precisely what the first tune I taught myself to play by ear was, but I believe it was a brief, abridged excerpt from The Rite of Spring, one of my favorite pieces growing up (and it still is). Over time, my skills improved further and further, and a few years later I began properly studying music theory and learned how to read sheet music. The rest is history.

Oddly enough, my interest in video game music never quite blossomed until, say, several years ago. Granted, video games have always been an important part of my life, from childhood to the present, however, video game soundtracks never particularly interested me. Only in relatively recent times did I begin to study and arrange VGM.

Well, I suppose that's the tip of the iceberg. It's a pleasure to make all of your acquaintances, and I'm sure I'll treasure my time among fellow musicians and composers!

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Hi there!

My name is Michael Anderson. I go by Mikey. I live in Galesburg, IL and I am a vocalist. I have been singing all my life.

 

I started singing when I was 8 years old. My parents heard me singing "Seasons in the sun" and urged me to take choir in school, so I did. I have worked hard trying to better my vocals and work on my piano playing. Years pass and I make it into All State Choir which is 1 in 100 in the state of Illinois. The year after that, I made it to Honor's Choir which is 1 in 50 in the state of Illinois! Even with all this great stuff happening to me, my family still treated my singing as a waste of time. The told me repeatedly that I would get nowhere with my dream. When I made it to senior year, I was still considered a junior because I was a half credit short. I still managed to graduate on time. After graduating high school, my Dad tells me that I wasted my entire school life on Music. So I, wanting to make him proud, stupidly gave it up for a while. Thanks to my wife telling me that my voice was incredible, I tried again and started doing song covers on YouTube. But, I lacked confidence so I never got anywhere with my music.

recently, I have been singing karaoke at a local bar in town and I went to try out for the Voice. No luck there either because I still lacked confidence. Now, thanks to my wife's younger brother digging the confidence out of me, I was able to get my first single "In the Mirror" complete and on Youtube and Soundcloud. I have my own music studio in my trailer. It's nothing big, but it gets the job done!

 

I also love anime! My favorite animes consist of

Ronin Warriors, Bleach, FMA, One Piece, SAO just to name a few. :)

 

I'm hoping to make some new friends and learn some things about music I didn't know about music.

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Greetings Mortals!

I'm Skull, your average keyboardist & composer with no particular talent.

My love for Video Game Music started quite randomly. I would fire up FL Studio 12 & recreating video game tracks more or less 100% identical to the original because this is totally considered a remix format.

And here I hopped on OCRemix with very little chance of me being noticed.

You can resume ignoring me now.

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Hello!

My artist name is DJValefor/Valefor. My real name is Omar. I'm very quiet and usually shy. I have been a fan of ocremix for a long time. One of my favorite tracks was a piano version of the Jenova theme from Final Fantasy VII. I live in California and and just moved to new city with my family for work. My family is just me my spouse and our dogs and cat. I'm a perfectionist with MANY mistakes so I am always still learning and love going on a quest to find new and old music.

I hope to make some new friends and such! 

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Wow, last entry/reply was roughly 13 years ago. Any who, I am new here, but I have been toying with ReMixing for some months now, just haven't found my niche. My last project was a dark metal/edm fusion of a track from Mario kart Wii, which sadly went "Nuclear Fission" on me. Back to the drawing board, as they say

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Well, better now or never. 

Anyway, I'm known as MatchaRomateks, and I just wanted to say hello! I specialize in ambient music / mixes, and I have a bit of a soft spot for horror music as a result. Favorite game composers include Akira Yamaoka and Spencer Nilsen (wow, I'm certainly aging myself, aren't I?).

It's nice to meet you all!

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Don't worry - we're all old farts on here, by now.

Here's hoping for some solid ambient VG remixes coming from you in the future! It's not an easy feat, but seeing the Mario Airport remix posted recently shows that it can not only be done, it can be done really well. Continue the trend, make good ambient music, and hopefully we can help you out on our WIP boards if you need any guidance.

;)

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Greetings,

first things first: I'm not a composer. I study musicology and I'm currently planning on writing a paper about VG remixes.

My Name is Gregor, though on the internet I usually go by the name of Samsa. I've started listening to remixes from OC Remix and other sites about 5 years ago and it just got to me back then. When I started my studies I kind of forgot this kind of music (normally musicologists listen to Bach, Brahms, Monteverdi and such), but I recently rediscovered my passion for remixes. So if you've got any information about the history and evolution of VG remixes or if you've got some remix on your mind that's especially great: Send me a message, I'm open to suggestions.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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2 minutes ago, Gregor "Samsa" Arnold said:

Greetings,

first things first: I'm not a composer. I study musicology and I'm currently planning on writing a paper about VG remixes.

My Name is Gregor, though on the internet I usually go by the name of Samsa. I've started listening to remixes from OC Remix and other sites about 5 years ago and it just got to me back then. When I started my studies I kind of forgot this kind of music (normally musicologists listen to Bach, Brahms, Monteverdi and such), but I recently rediscovered my passion for remixes. So if you've got any information about the history and evolution of VG remixes or if you've got some remix on your mind that's especially great: Send me a message, I'm open to suggestions.

Hope to hear from you soon.

If you have any ludomusicology concepts you want to discuss, we definitely recommend posting in the history & study of VGM forum. :-)
http://ocremix.org/community/forum/56-history-study-of-video-game-music/

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Wutup everybody. I'm Chadlee. I do in fact make music. It seems like this is the place to be so Im here. We'll see what I can get into on this board...

Peace

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Hello! I've been a member for a while but this is my first post! I'm not totally sure if the music I'm making counts as a remix. I'm focusing on taking all the notes written for an NES game and arranging them to be played live by one person on piano giving them a more human element. Rarely am I changing any notes, rhythms, chords etc. but rather adding some variation in the articulation and inflection in the way the music is performed. I love the music of the original NES and want to help preserve it, especially the lesser known games. 

Here is a link to my YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvNsdahFXaTMYQ8gRamzHw/videos

Cheers!
Rob

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Hello everyone!

I'm relatively new to these forums, so I guess that would class me as a newbie, but in terms of music composition, I've been involved in music-making since the early 90's.  I've also been involved in Videogaming, primarily Nintendo, since that time too, and for me, the music of a videogame makes or breaks it.  A videogame with good music has always got my attention, and I tried transcribing videogame soundtracks in my earlier years, and learned how to compose myself.  When I started University to study music, I managed to start my course already familiar with most of the material and academic lessons, but it was in 2011 when I saw the E3 Summit in LA and the 25th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda that my interest really peaked.  I attended the Symphony of the Goddesses Concert every time it came to the UK, and decided I'd want to be a part of it, so after writing some music and sending it to the Producers, I was successful in being contracted to write some music for them.  Since then, I have been working on videogame arrangements in addition to Composing music.  I also Conduct as well.  I joined this group/forum in the hopes of meeting and building connections with new people who share the same interests as I do, and hopefully making music with some of you if I can!  Nice to meet you all, and looking forward to meeting you!! ^_^

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Just a brief hello here! Been making music for about a year, and decided this would be a good place to become less isolated in my endeavours. I run a YouTube channel which SHOULD get updated every two weeks... I'm not that great with music at the moment, but hey, maybe if I bash my head against the wall long enough?

Anyone who feels they could use a newbie for some slave work help, feel free to ask. I'm all up for being useful!

                   

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Good Morning from Vietnam! My Name is Marcel and I travel around the world since over 2.5 years now! I found my passion for sounds eight months ago in Cambodia and since then I can say I  am field recorder. I record authentic ambient sounds from all the places that I visit and I would love to collaborate and help creators like you by providing my sounds that I record.  Just let me know if there is anything you need! Happy Holiday by the way and a successful new year for all of you! Best, Marcel

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Hello from a train somewhere near London UK!

I'm a long time fan of the site and a first time poster going by the name RNG or Random Nonsense Gamer depending on usernames being taken!

I'm a video editor first and foremost, but I have an upbringing of playing Tenor Sax and absolutely love composing for fun as an adult. Like most of the people on here I run a YouTube channel that posts one track of music each week, and one review / conversational piece every Saturday.

Wednesday the 31st will be my first video game remix going live with a cover of Sonic 3's Ice cap zone.

If you want to check me out here's a link to the channel, it's much appreciated!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwoA4fNZmfE9kd-W-tR8XFA?

Until next time though thank you for being a great community and holla anytime!

 

Adam xx

 

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Greetings, fellow game music lovers! My name is Eric, and although I am new to these forums, I have heard some of the music created by members of this site before.

I always had a bit of an interest in music, ever since I would watch my father practicing his violin. I started playing the flute when I got to 6th grade...I chose that instrument because it was easy to carry and stow, didn't require reeds, and let me sit next to the cute girls in my grade:) I did pretty well with it, and had success with music performances and competitions throughout high school.

I joined the Marine Corps as a musician after graduation from high school. Music and military..it's quite the amalgamation of lifestyles:) I had the opportunity to travel and perform for many people, at many different places I might not have ever seen had I not joined. After serving my time, I came back home, and gave private lessons in my free time when not at work. In the years since, I also wrote a beginning flute method, and am in the process of writing another book as well.

I have always enjoyed game music (particularly the 8-16 bit era), and I had a good time submitting my first remix/work in progress to this site. I am very inexperienced with this sort of music/arrangement/production, and look forward to some constructive feedback.

I also notice that there is an area on the forums for people to post other original music, and I believe I shall share some music of my own there when I get the chance!

In closing, I look forward to the chance to hear some of ya'll's music, and talking with others that enjoy game music.

Respectfully,

Eric

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i'm not really new. i forgot what i used as my user name or how i had it spelled so i made a new one. been a long time since i was back on this site cause of life lol. had so much go on and being in the hospital. love the things y'all do here

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Hello everyone,

I signed up a long time ago and never participate, which was a mistake that I want to correct.

My name is Pierre "Le Gobelin", I play piano (since I was 6), synth and use Reason and Native Instrument for my projects (also use Reaper, Live, Chipsound and, from time to time my original GameBoy with Nanoloop). I have several keyboard (Yamaha Electone Me-50, Eko Super Junior A, Alesis Micron and my master keyboard, a Studiologic SL 990-pro)

I have composed for several pieces and I had a band called CHARBON. The group still exist, I just had to leave when I was lived in Paris for work.

I was working in a mastering studio and I now have my own in Arras called Carnunnos Mastering. So I can help with technical subject about sound

I play video games, obviously. Among my favorites, there is Grim Fandango, Sword & Sworcery, Nuclear Throne, Baldur's Gate II, Dragon Age I,Gunstar Heroes, DMC, Bayonetta... well, in fact, I love a lot of differents games... just like music by the way. I love every kind of music, from the moment it touches me and tells something.

Hope to find a place in this huge community

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Hello fellow video game music enthusiasts. My name's Cody. Even though I've seen the name OCRemix get tossed around a few times, I decided to sign up on the forums a little while ago

Been playing music since 2004 or so, the thing that really got me into picking up a guitar and learning it was video game music (probably something from the Megaman X series)

I've been doing some mostly metal takes on video game themes since 2011 or so just for fun, but I took a break from it a few years ago and started it up again around late 2017 under the name of Merton. And while I think I might have come a long way in terms of mixing since my first bunch of covers, I know I still have a lot of room to improve things on

A small example of some of the stuff I've done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFDYx5fNjXM

On top of some of the metal and stuff that I listen to pretty regularly, I obviously have a soft spot for great video game music, doesn't matter what platform it's on

I do hope to do more in the future. And I can't wait to start thumbing through the vast library of covers on here, and hopefully feel right at home with a lot of talented people

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