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Hello newbies and newbettes.

Enjoy your stay, and remember... if you see any strange puddles, don't touch them. We're still trying to figure out what they are, but we have it down to three possibilities. They're either remnants of remixers who got one too many rejections and had a mental meltdown, gateways to a hellish dimension where being flayed alive is just a way to say hello, or they're from someone who couldn't make it to the bathroom in time.

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Hello there, Jetlion speaking,:-P

I’ve been visiting this site for years to listen and donwload lots of great tunes. I always wanted to try doing my own music and only last year i began to put an effort into it. So now here I am, with Cubase 5 on a Mac Book Pro, trying to learn by myself, digging everywhere to find guides and tutorials. By the way, this site and especially Zircon mixing guide is a real gold mine.

Compared to the artists who get their music posted on the main page, i obviously consider myself as a total noob. So, to learn and grow better, i would need feedback from the community here.

Here what i plan to do, and beforehand i would like to ask you if i can do it, if it is not considered rude or anything. See right now I’m working on a little musical piece and i’d like to upload it somewhere here, thus experimented users and musicians here can comment on it and give me pointers about what to improve or change.

Please keep in mind that this in no way is a real remix, it’s not a music i plan to submit to OCremix as it doesn’t respect most of the submission rules. Actually it’s almost a carbon copy of an existing piece (from a videogame of course) that i made as a training ground to familiarize myself with my DAW and the (overwhelming:banghead:) possibilities it offers.

So, is it something I can do? Where exactly should i post it in order to not spam and get feedback?

Thank you for reading and sorry for any kind of grammar or syntax errors, as English is not my native language.

Hope to hear from you soon !

Jetlion

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Hi there! comin' to say hello and congratulate all of you for making this site. Hope to be of service to this community in whatever way I can help.

I'd really wish to learn a bit about remixin' or at least learn a little about FL Studio.

I love music, all kinds of music and the work you do here is great.

Thx in advance and cya 'round!

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Hi, name is Kageho. Just a long time downloader/listener who decided that after nearly 6-7 years, that I should finally join the site proper.

What can I say? I'm a shy sort of guy.

Pleasure to be here.

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Hello newbies and newbettes.

Enjoy your stay, and remember... if you see any strange puddles, don't touch them. We're still trying to figure out what they are, but we have it down to three possibilities. They're either remnants of remixers who got one too many rejections and had a mental meltdown, gateways to a hellish dimension where being flayed alive is just a way to say hello, or they're from someone who couldn't make it to the bathroom in time.

lmao

from my oc experience i think choice #1 is your most common offender :P

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first of all,

what??

Second, it sounds to me like your shooting yourself in the foot with self esteem issues. A more self-positive perspective is how you have the confidence to learn how to get better at anything. Otherwise you will suck at everything with the wrong mentality.

And third, you end with a should we care about your music question. *scratches head*. That in and of itself is self-defeating. Why would you care if other people care about your music? First of all you would have to post your music for anyone to know. Again, i think the question is based in a lack of self confidence.

Why not just post a project and ask for feedback? Nobody needs prepositions of your gear struggles and why it was hard for you to make music. Just do it. Im not trying to be mean, just realistic, and i hope you understand the difference.

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Hello. As the name goes, Gladian00b is a twofer. 'Gladiator' and 'n00b' would mean that even though I think I am awesome, I would still suck anyways. Whether it be gaming, music creation, or making a speech, I still suck. And yet, the Gladian00b managed, making somewhat overdone music, and he says he wants to make a set of remixes. Let's see what he's got.

First off, there is only one great computer in his house, which MEANS, it is not his own. Should that be a problem? Yes! because he cannot use that device every time he sees it. He should get his own computer, right? True, but that's when the second problem comes knocking at his door, with an alias of LOW BUDGET. Because he feels deprived, he receives only about a thousand bucks per year. And his siblings of the elders use it for gas money. Dang!

Second, he makes Progressive/Electro House with FL Studio. Is he trying to imitate bLind, you say?! Not exactly. He want's to make Dixieland remixes, too, after he figures out the school's tuba [The school shouldn't be involved in anything except for recording]. He's trying to get his house varied a lot more than average professionals, but they got something he doesn't: The ability to master songs to a top quality. Oh no!

At last, the Gladian00b's speech will finally come to an end. If a Youtube video was made in thanks to this script, it will receive a range of one to two stars, if it get's rated at all. He... is a Linux type of guy. Even though he uses Windows on the computer that isn't his own, he should soon obtain one. And one question he poses to: Should you care if this guy makes music, if so, why?

Speak in the 1st person, please.

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Hey. Um... I'm Drake. Joined this site because I'm a fan of video game music, and would actually like to become a composer/remixer myself. Um... So... *is really awkward and has no idea what else to say for introduction* <_<;

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Hi,

I'm new here, (duh)

Ive been trying to learn to play the guitar, (im told ive made great progress in the short time ive been playing)

Instruments I have:

electric guitars:3

squire 2 stratocaster

drifter (Gibson les paul copy)

bass

Keyboards:1

kasino

main software:

FL-studio (for guitar distortion and synthesizer effects)

Guitar pro (for tabs and midi editing)

Amplifyer:

Kenwood KR-5030 [things very old, only 100Watts, but its a demon:twisted:] (4 speakers operating pc audio output)

PC build: custom

so, yeah, none of my stuff is really "top of the line" or "newest of the new" or "really expensive" but im sure ill manage.

I hope to remix something some day with what is within my arsenal.

Anyway, here I am, and ill go crawl back under my rock now.

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Hello everyone, it's a pleasure to make your (virtual) acquaintance! I'm a long-time lurker / downloader, but I decided it was time to register and say hi!

So, my name's Matthew, and I'm a 27 year old gamer and lover of video game music. I know very, very little about music itself; I just know that I like how some of it sounds. So, any "reviews" I give are usually like "It sounds great!", but still I hope that helps! :wink:

For a little over 20 years, I've been playing video games on all kinds of consoles. I started when I was 5; my dad and I beat Super Mario Bros. for the first time, and the rest is history. At the same time, I acquired an appreciation of the music.

It's great to see a vibrant community such as this that brings back cool memories of games back-then and here-now with remixes that, often, make the song even more memorable. ...The fact that I reminisce so much already shows I'm getting old...

As far as my favorite games go, I'd have to say my most favorite "modern-time" game is Super Smash Bros. Brawl. My most favorite "back-then" game is a tie between Super Mario Bros. 3 (Sky World!) or Super Mario World. Pretty much, I'm a Nintendo fan, and I always will be.

Hmm... let's see... while I'm listening to said video game music, I enjoy playing around with a wide array of technologies to build web applications (ASP.NET, PHP, Python, Ruby, you name it), though I'm still at a hobbyist level. Of course, nothing I've built is really far beyond "Insert your name here: "... but unlike music, I can sort of understand some of that terminology. So, if you need someone to code an XHTML 1.0 (or HTML 5) front-end or something, I can try to help you!

That's a bit about me, so rather than turn this into a novel, I'll stop there. If you'd like to see volume 2, I'll have it up at a later time.

With that said, it's great to be here, and I hope to have some cool discussions and what not with everyone!

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Hi! My name is Universe-X and I joined about a week ago. Forgot to introduce myself. I am a huge Mario fan. I know almost every game and I've remixed a few of the songs from several games. I am willing to take reqeusts/suggestions for remixes, but I am limited. I remix (currently) with only Mario Paint Composer and I must say I am pretty good at it ;). I am about 14 years and I can't give out my location or name on the internet. I love remixing video game music, so I hope I can contribute to OCR someday!

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Howdy everyone and welcome!

@Universe-X

I feel a bit awkward here, as I joined only a few days ago, but it's a pleasure to "meet" you, albeit belatedly. It's great to see another Mario fan. *subliminal message* Go! Green Thunder! *end message* *ahem* I've been playing that series since I was 5... it's been a few years. ;-)

I feel so behind on the times, I didn't even know about Mario Paint Composer until now. I had played Mario Paint a long time ago though...

http://www.unfungames.com/mariopaint/. This program, right?

I'll just have to add learning that to my never-ending list of things to do. But first, I must perfect my drawing of stick men...

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That's the one, yep! I've also been playing the series since I was 5, maybe 4. I'm sorry you didn't hear about Mario Paint Composer until now! There are a ton of videos on youtube, and it's MUCH more advanced than the SNES version (5 note per beat limit, unlimited tempo, longer songs, files added for even longer songs, and you're allowed to pick between different sounds, and if you want, you can make you're own sounds!).

You can see some of my Mario Paint stuff in the Workshop thread "My songs". Please check it out! I can teach you how to get back into Mario Paint if you're willing to :-).

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Ohai!

n-n; Long time listener and lurker, first time poster (duh). OC's take up about 90% of my music library, I know, it's sad, but it's soooo delicious. xD

So yeah, hi. n-n;

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you guys aren't alone,

been playing Mario since i was 4,

ive seen some stuff on youtube done in mario paint composer

(through the fire and flames by dragonforce being imo the most impressive)

perhaps I should add it to my tools?

Yes you should.

My current arrangement that I'm working on is Gusty Garden. Then I'll do SSBB Main Theme (Virtuoso Piano Sheets), Kirby Super Star Gourmet Race, Sims 2 Main Theme, Mario Party 5 - Start the Dream, and Mario Party 2 Space Land.

Here's a medley on Mario Paint you should definitely listen to (not mine):

And ohai! to Fellwing! :-)

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:D Hai!

>_> I feel kinda bad though, I don't really have any music skills. I just kinda wanna participate a little.

hiya, I wouldn't feel too bad,

for the longest time I thought i would never be able to play guitar,

but now im up to doing so.......poorly....but making progress.

good things take time,

take some time, find the instrument that works for you

when you have found what you like, try to play a tune you know,

dont need no lessons to do that ;)

singing humming and whistling even has its place.

in a nutshell, pick something up and play around with it. eventually something will sound good.

i'[d better shut up before I say the wrong thing,

Nice to meet ya. :)

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:D Hai!

>_> I feel kinda bad though, I don't really have any music skills. I just kinda wanna participate a little.

Use some cool remixer that you can find, you could learn the treble and bass clef notes. Those are the basics, and once you learn those, it should be easy enough to make that song. Whatever works for you!

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Use some cool remixer that you can find, you could learn the treble and bass clef notes. Those are the basics, and once you learn those, it should be easy enough to make that song. Whatever works for you!

>_> I have no knowledge or even an inkling of how to start to learn how to make any kind of music. xD Other than picking up an instrument, but I'm interested in electronic.

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Hello!

I've been aware of OCR for some time now, just never had a chance to really participate in the community. I've done some remixes in the past, but recently I've been really feeling the need to dust off my keyboard and software programs and get back to that feeling of making interesting sounds. That combined with my life-long video game obsession, really seemed like OCR was the best place to start participating.

I'm somewhat linked to OCR already though, as I'm on-staff over at Rainwave (site/OCR thread) primarily focusing on evaluating and uploading original video game material for the Rainwave station. I'll also be at PAX East, so I look forward to introducing myself there as well.

I already have my eye at contributing to a project here at OCR, so hopefully that pans out. Either way, pleasure to be here!

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Hi everyone! I'm latraviata, a long time downloader and new member. I'm a musician myself; my main instrument is the oboe, though I have dabbled in several other instruments as well.

I'm not a remixer, but I hope to have some fun here as part of the OCR community. :]

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