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Hey, I'm Seth.

I've been making music on and off for like 10 years, now. Been posting music on Newgrounds for a few. I eventually am getting a track on OCR, like it or not. 

It's gonna happen.

I'm a fan of mainly classic VGMs, so you'll hear remixes of those from me (especially classic Sonic music, it was nice).

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HAIL! I AM EPIKUS! I compose epic cinematic (virtual) orchestral scores, and sing opera (often with my scores). I have made covers of other epic pieces before, as well as metal songs, and of course my own original stuff. I'll make a post in Original Music soon to showcase what I have done, but suffice it to say, I have a couple of pieces/songs that have over 1 million views on YouTube. I hope to contribute to this community, and to find enjoyment therein. Thank you, and as always: STAY EPIK! 

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Long time lurker, first time poster. Been listening to many of these remixes for a long time (some since the early days, when our family first got online and us kids started downloading free tunes from all over, running Windows 98 on the 486... oh yeah).

In recent years, discovered that OC Remix was the source of many of these tunes, and have been listening to (nearly) everything the site has to offer.

Fan of classic VGMs, but enjoy all sorts. Cheers!

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Hi everyone,

I've been a fan of the site and downloading music for at least 15 years. I've even met a few of you at MAGFEST a couple years back! This is a great community.

Now that I have some more time for music, I'm hoping to try and contribute some content back to the site.

Cheers and I look forward to working with everyone!

-JackOfAllBards/GuitarJoe

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Hello, my name is Billy, my artist name is Terra Genesis and I am a producer/composer/performer trying to put my modern day spin in 16 bit era video game music(specifically Sega Genesis but I do have a lot of PS1 era influence strewn about since I love RPGs).  Glad to be a part of this community now and I just submitted my first remix to OC today(fingers crossed it gets accepted).  What is everyone’s favorite JRPG of all time?    Mine is a tie between FF9 and Chrono Trigger.  
 

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, Terra Genesis said:

Hello, my name is Billy, my artist name is Terra Genesis and I am a producer/composer/performer trying to put my modern day spin in 16 bit era video game music(specifically Sega Genesis but I do have a lot of PS1 era influence strewn about since I love RPGs).  Glad to be a part of this community now and I just submitted my first remix to OC today(fingers crossed it gets accepted).  What is everyone’s favorite JRPG of all time?    Mine is a tie between FF9 and Chrono Trigger.  
 

Cheers!

Welcome. Don't eat any food anyone here offers to you.

I be on that SEGA Genesis time as well, but on a different level.

Hear, here:

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923416

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923901

Both SEGA Genesis music.

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2 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

Welcome. Don't eat any food anyone here offers to you.

I be on that SEGA Genesis time as well, but on a different level.

Hear, here:

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923416

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923901

Both SEGA Genesis music.

Yooooo that shit is dope.  I can tell you and I will be friends here.  
 

https://soundcloud.com/terragenesis32x
 

you can find some of my tracks here.  Mostly remixes with a couple of originals that will be on my album I’m finishing right now.  
 

cheers buddy!

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2 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

Welcome. Don't eat any food anyone here offers to you.

I be on that SEGA Genesis time as well, but on a different level.

Hear, here:

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923416

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/923901

Both SEGA Genesis music.

Also, are these done with the Genesis/megadrive sound chip?  Been wanting to get the tools to do that for a minute so I can play sounds from the actual console for my live sets.

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9 hours ago, Terra Genesis said:

Also, are these done with the Genesis/megadrive sound chip?  Been wanting to get the tools to do that for a minute so I can play sounds from the actual console for my live sets.

Thank you very much for the replies.

Actually, it's as close to the sound chip as one can possibly get in any DAW. If you're interested in doing this, RYM2612 is what I use for the FM sounds. Plogue's chipsounds plugin serves for the SN76489 (PSG) channels, so long as you set it to the 3.58MHz mode. Both are paid plugins, but imo both worth it. Especially RYM2612. AlyJamesLab's SN76489 plugin may be a viable alternative, as it costs much less.

Here are the links to that stuff:

https://www.inphonik.com/products/rym2612-iconic-fm-synthesizer/

https://www.plogue.com/products/chipsounds.html

https://www.alyjameslab.com/alyjameslabsuperpsg.html

Edit: wait, if you do get RYM2612, there's an excellent free tool on Inphonik's website called RYMCast. It's a VGM player that also serves as an instrument ripper. If you look up games here on OC ReMix, you can also find VGM/VGZ packs (those are midi-like files that store the sound chip info as well). I've downloaded several, and I load them (individual .vgm or .vgz files) into RYMCast to rip instruments into RYM2612. That's how I made a track using only the sounds from the Death Egg Zone music from Sonic & Knuckles. It can also be used to rip instruments for Deflemask, but if you're not at all familiar with tracker software, don't bother with Deflemask.

Also, one last note on RYM2612: your DAW software must support sidechaining/audio routing if you want to use RYM2612 to crush drum samples.

I'm gonna have to make a tutorial for this, aren't I?

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Almost forgot something important!

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6 hours ago, Seth Skoda said:

Thank you very much for the replies.

Actually, it's as close to the sound chip as one can possibly get in any DAW. If you're interested in doing this, RYM2612 is what I use for the FM sounds. Plogue's chipsounds plugin serves for the SN76489 (PSG) channels, so long as you set it to the 3.58MHz mode. Both are paid plugins, but imo both worth it. Especially RYM2612. AlyJamesLab's SN76489 plugin may be a viable alternative, as it costs much less.

Here are the links to that stuff:

https://www.inphonik.com/products/rym2612-iconic-fm-synthesizer/

https://www.plogue.com/products/chipsounds.html

https://www.alyjameslab.com/alyjameslabsuperpsg.html

Edit: wait, if you do get RYM2612, there's an excellent free tool on Inphonik's website called RYMCast. It's a VGM player that also serves as an instrument ripper. If you look up games here on OC ReMix, you can also find VGM/VGZ packs (those are midi-like files that store the sound chip info as well). I've downloaded several, and I load them (individual .vgm or .vgz files) into RYMCast to rip instruments into RYM2612. That's how I made a track using only the sounds from the Death Egg Zone music from Sonic & Knuckles. It can also be used to rip instruments for Deflemask, but if you're not at all familiar with tracker software, don't bother with Deflemask.

Also, one last note on RYM2612: your DAW software must support sidechaining/audio routing if you want to use RYM2612 to crush drum samples.

I'm gonna have to make a tutorial for this, aren't I?

Hell yes!  
 

I’m probably gonna pick up the RYM2612 because based on the sound examples and what you made with it it is worth the price and will help me achieve some of those sought after genesis tones that my current synths and plugins can only kind of get.  I can get some nice Genesis esque tones from my Volca FM but it is very limited in its capability being that its bascially a toy and has limited midi I/O options.  Thanks for sharing all the info and if you do make a tutorial on this subject make sure to tag me in it so I can find it easily cuz I’d totally watch it.  
 

Cheers!

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1 minute ago, Terra Genesis said:

Hell yes!  
 

I’m probably gonna pick up the RYM2612 because based on the sound examples and what you made with it it is worth the price and will help me achieve some of those sought after genesis tones that my current synths and plugins can only kind of get.  I can get some nice Genesis esque tones from my Volca FM but it is very limited in its capability being that its bascially a toy and has limited midi I/O options.  Thanks for sharing all the info and if you do make a tutorial on this subject make sure to tag me in it so I can find it easily cuz I’d totally watch it.  
 

Cheers!

Hey, just a quick note, if you use Reason, you can get RYM2612 as actual hardware. I suppose you would need a MIDI keyboard to use it, though.

Inphonik (the developer) is very attentive to user feedback and questions, if you have any. They're based in France, keep that in mind as far as time zones go.

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Hi all,

I've been listening to music from OC Remix since the early 2000's.  I've never considered recording anything nor contributing new tracks to the community.  But, the recent stay-at-home orders have given me much more time to record music.

I've been playing in cover/garage/basement bands for a while.  I mostly play lead guitar but I also help fill-in with rhythm and electric bass.

I'm working on a few covers and remixes.  They are obviously going to be guitar heavy since that's what I know and can play :)

-Rob

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Hiya!  I'm Nikki.

I've entered on and off at Dwelling of Duels for years now under a couple of older names along with this one, but I've only lurked this place minimally, and I felt like trying to do something or other on here too, so here we are.

I mostly just compose, arrange, and play guitar on my own time.

You can find my long, extremely mixed-bag of a history of vgm arrange stuff and original works on my Youtube.  That is a thing.

So yeah, hi!

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