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Compo is a slang word for "composition competition" commonly used by the arrangement community. It is derrived from the demoscene competitions by the same name.

Contrary to this, compos are less of a competition and more of an excerise in composition abilites. Each compo has it's own unique format and guidelines and while some are as short as 1 hour, others can last anywhere from a month, to a few months.

It's important to remember that the primary purpose of compos are to hone your skills and abilites by working within, sometimes very constricting, guidelines. These techiniques have proven essential to the growth of countless musicians.

Remember: the only way to lose a compo, is to not participate.

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Rave Racer + Lufia 2 (PRC421) 

posted in People's ReMixing Competition 6 days, 19 hours ago

Source 1: Rave Racer (Arcade) - Teknopera

Source 2: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES): "For the Saviour ~ The One Who Will Save the Earth

 

Source 1:  picked by TheVideoGamer (winner PRC418)

I've done a few Ridge Racers here, but I'd figured, why not keep doing some more? The soundtracks to these games, actually often go unnoticed, so in a way, i'm giving it more attention lol.

This one is actually from Rave Racer, which is the third game in the series, and the last to be played on a Arcade Machine (Or at least, the last commercial one to be released. They did another arcade Ridge Racer in 2001, but i don't think it did well....),

The track name is Teknopera, which is kind of fitting, since it's pretty much Techno, with operatic vocals. Quite uplifting, and heroic, balancing out a kind of Fanfare-ish brass thing, with electronic techno/house beats. I mean... it is Rave Racer, and in the Ridge Racer franchise, you get nothing more than pure rave music...so....I think peeps, will have fun with this, and to be honest...the arrangement, could actually work orchestrated. Who knows....

Game: Rave Racer (Arcade)

Source: Teknopera

 

So this is the video: 

 

And as usual, my own custom MIDI:

https://www.vgmusic.com/file/da1502e7d2fa7987a84e981864ec8f6e.html#disqus_thread

 

 

 

Source 2: picked by TheVodouQueen (winner PRC419)

"PRC 421 -  Estpolis 2: Curse of the Sinistrals (Nintendo DS) / Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES): "For the Saviour ~ The One Who Will Save the Earth"

 

Composer(s): Yasunori Shiono
Arranger(s): Yukio Nakajima

 

PRC Blurb - 'For the Saviour':

"I wanted to think of a good song to follow up the new year with. The excitement of today, the dread of what's to come, the need to survive and fight on to live another day, the want to protect a loved one--especially in these trying times. Although it might not be a spot-on choice, this 'final push' music made to succeed or die trying hit me hard as a kid when I first played through Lufia II for the SNES ages ago. I double-checked and made sure no OCR or PRC was made of this, and to be perfectly honest I am astounded no one had done a remix of this or chose this as something to add to the 'Lufia II: Of Gods and Men' album that hadn't been released yet. If I knew about it before...I would've taken the shot at it. It's one of my favourite RPG songs of all time. You felt it as Maxim, when you were battling your way across the underbelly of the Fortress of Doom to stop its descent before everything you knew and loved ended...

Now, I want to see what people do with this end-game theme. Everything from a dance track to bombastic, high-tension orchestra that'd make John Williams blush. Let's do Lufia II some justice and fight for a better 2021 from start to finish."

 

YouTube: 

 

MIDI Direct Download: www.midishrine.com/midipp/sns/Lufia_2/50-For%20the%20Savior.mid

 

 

Deadline is Wednesday February 3rd 2021, 10:59 AM ThaSauce Time (18:00 UTC, 20:00 GMT).

Check the following site for the rules:
https://sites.google.com/site/bambombim/prc

Check the Ocremix thread for more information (you can post questions there. It is also the place to post a song if you're not able to use this page):
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After uploading, please check if your song plays and can be downloaded and played without problems.
Only upload MP3 Files.

It is not necessary to use ThaSauce. You can upload the song anywhere you want, but I must have a download link. So if you use SoundCloud, don't forget to allow downloads, otherwise your song does not count as an entry or bonus mix. I will still use ThaSauce as a possible place to submit songs and upload all the songs to the ThaSauce page to have the songs at one central place.

If ThaSauce is down, please also submit the song somewhere else with a download link and post the link in the Ocremix Thread.

To participate it is enough to only remix one of the sources, as written in the 'Multiple Source Rounds' description at the rules site. But there's a bonus of 3 points for remixing both in one song. 

 

TheVideoGamer and TheVodouQueen can take part by remixing the source they don't picked or mixing both sources in one song. They can also remix their own source as a bonus song.

 

Start: 6 days, 19 hours ago
Deadline: on 2/3/21
Voting: on 2/8/21

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2HourTrackSundays - 2HTS357

posted in 2HourTrackSundays 20 hours, 14 minutes ago

This compo will begin in 4 days, 5 hours

Start: 4 days, 5 hours
Deadline: 4 days, 8 hours
Voting: on 2/7/21

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356th 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS356) 

posted in 2HourTrackSundays 2 days, 19 hours ago

The participants have two hours to make a song and additional 15 minutes are granted for mastering and uploading. The chat happens on Discord. Here is this week's theme video:

Start: 2 days, 18 hours ago
Deadline: 2 days, 15 hours ago
Voting: 4 days, 4 hours
Voting
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Week 1 (90MC001) 

posted in 90 Minute Compo 3 days, 10 hours ago

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below. 

 

You may use any and all gear to create a song in MP3 format. Maximum song length is 6 minutes. You will have 90 minutes to create and upload your song. The listening party & peer review will start promptly at the 90 minute mark. Be ready to listen to the first song then! Join us for discussion on Discord.

Start: 19 hours, 13 minutes ago
Deadline: 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
Voting: 6 days, 4 hours
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One Hour Compo - Round 641 (OHC641) 

posted in One Hour Compos 5 days, 12 hours ago

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below. 

 

You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion on Discord!

Start: 5 days, 12 hours ago
Deadline: 5 days, 9 hours ago
Voting: 1 day, 11 hours

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355th 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS355) 

posted in 2HourTrackSundays on 1/17/21

The participants have two hours to make a song and additional 15 minutes are granted for mastering and uploading. The chat happens on Discord. Here is this week's theme video:

Start: on 1/17/21
Deadline: on 1/17/21
Voting: 2 days, 19 hours ago
Completed
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One Hour Compo - Round 640 (OHC640) 

posted in One Hour Compos on 1/14/21

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below. 

 

You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion on Discord!

Start: on 1/14/21
Deadline: on 1/14/21
Voting: 5 days, 12 hours ago
Completed
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354th 2HourTrackSundays Event (2HTS354) 

posted in 2HourTrackSundays on 1/10/21

The participants have two hours to make a song and additional 15 minutes are granted for mastering and uploading. The chat happens on Discord. Here is this week's theme video:

Start: on 1/10/21
Deadline: on 1/10/21
Voting: on 1/17/21
Completed
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One Hour Compo - Round 639 (OHC639) 

posted in One Hour Compos on 1/7/21

Tonight's theme is a picture theme. Please see the resources below. 

 

You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion on Discord!

Start: on 1/7/21
Deadline: on 1/7/21
Voting: on 1/14/21