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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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Hello! I just joined today but I've been indulging in OCR for a good 6 years or so. I make music for NEC PC-98 machines as a hobby and I also do it professionally for videogames.

Hello, I'm the Nikanoru, retro gamer extraordinaire. I've been creeping the OC Remix website for a couple of years now, and after I downloaded my 12th remix album, I thought that I had run out of excu

Hello everyone! (Wow, I'm extremely nervous ...and shy, haha!) To make things simple outside my username / artist moniker, just call me Angel. I've lurked around the OCRemix sphere for, jeez

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi ! I'm Starson

I have discorvered this place through youtube and one of the remix posted there :)

I make music of different sorts, anything that would align with the mood. However I tend to never finish my songs as I run out of ideas. I thought being a part of this community would push me a little bit more in a good way and share with you guys but also discover some awesome tunes too ! 

 

Anyway nice to meet you all ! ^_^

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Hi ! I'm Starson

I have discorvered this place through youtube and one of the remix posted there :)

I make music of different sorts, anything that would align with the mood. However I tend to never finish my songs as I run out of ideas. I thought being a part of this community would push me a little bit more in a good way and share with you guys but also discover some awesome tunes too ! 

 

Anyway nice to meet you all ! ^_^

Welcome Starson!

Finishing songs can be difficult, I know this too well. I'm sure you'll find some useful support here. Don't get discouraged if you don't get any responses to posted works right away. It can take a while and sometimes people don't know what to say.  It helps to ask specific people for feedback. I'd say browse around on the feedback forum and see who you think has the insights you need.

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Hey, I'm Michael and have been coming to ocremix since around 2003, just never made an account as I have no idea how to make music.  Instead, I make videos or photoshop pictures.  Seriously, as a kid and growing up, I thought I was the ONLY person who liked video game music, even recording if off the tv to a tape player to listen to later.  I was that nerd before it was cool to be a nerd.  Figured I should make an account here as I have a cool video announcement on Saturday regarding Chrono Trigger and its true American Birthday, which is actually August 22.  So if anyone even reads this, stay tuned.

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Hi everyone!,

My name is my username, but I have decided to call myself G3 as a musician.

I recently opened a YouTube channel where I mostly upload covers (arrangements I call them, but the point is not to change the original material too much) of video game music, mainly focusing on those from the early 2000s and earlier, although my plan is to test myself to improve constantly according to the experience I acquire, so wherever there is music from a video game that attracts me, I will be there.

I've always been a bit of a fan of the unconventional, so my chosen tracks will probably appeal to fewer people than usual, but I have faith in myself and my project to go as far as I can.

Here is a link to my channel so that you can give me your comments, since here you will be used to this type of material:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXwhgLdOkLoYskMe45W_QQ

I thank you in advance for your time. I hope to learn a lot here. Thank you :)

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Hello everyone!

(Wow, I'm extremely nervous ...and shy, haha!)

To make things simple outside my username / artist moniker, just call me Angel. I've lurked around the OCRemix sphere for, jeez...years, I'd figure. Had my first taste way back around mid-2006 or so, from an old ex-friend who was heavily into it. I don't know if some of the OGs are still around, but I definitely remember two of my firsts I've heard from here was "Ace of Space" by Beatdrop and "The Scarlet Halls of Night" by The Wingless (I'm a big Guardian Legend nerd)--been hooked ever since! Been raised on games since a child, been raised for a passionate love of music and art since a child...only made sense at some point to combine the two things, but up until now I've been too scared to try.

Like many here, I want / plan to improve my knowledge and experience in composing music, and (hopefully) at some stage have them featured here. I am totally new to creating music from scratch, on my own, but am not new to playing music or experiencing the process of it from start to finish. I'm a fan of many genres, and love to work within and outside "conventions" in any one of them!

Hope to make new friends and learn a lot by mingling here. Feel free to message me for any pointers or guide me to workshops, (I have no idea where to start!)

o/ Have a good one guys, and look forward to the future here!

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Hi. 

I'm Cristian. I'm from Chile. 

This is the first time I visit this site, and when I knew it has its own forums, I don't hesitated to register. 

I have a very good ear in identifying and remembering music, which also includes videogame music. The reason I wanted to register, is because I'm looking for a remixed version of a theme from the original Sonic The Hedgehog. I know the original theme it is being remixed, it's just even knowing the original theme, I still can't find it, and I've trying finding everywhere: Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud. Hope I can find some help here finding it. 

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