Leaves and Beats are Falling

posted in OHC626 on Oct 08, 2020



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Sorry again in advance.

Dust in the Attic

posted in OHC270 on Dec 12, 2013
Up in the attic, you pick up something that brings back memories. You daydream of better times, what could have been, what should have been. Overwhelmed with regret, all you can do is collapse, close your eyes, place the item on the floor, and end.


posted in OHC268 on Nov 28, 2013
So, my thought process for this entry was as follows. The other day, I was listening to my old entries, and my very first entry was largely improvised, and it was LONG, and that isn't my approach at all anymore. But in retrospect, I kind of respected past me for just going for it. So for today, it's a 4 minute piano solo improvisation, which is longer than my other entries by far. I'm not saying it's any BETTER, or WORSE, than my other stuff, but it's undoubtedly longer. A lot of my recent stuff has been trying to emulate the 9bit style because I would love to improve in that regard and make that style of music well some day. However, today's entry is "experimental" for me because it's so different from my normal approach. It definitely meanders but I'm okay with it, I don't play piano anyway. [Perhaps I can think of it as somewhat of a tribute to 42 because I dig his stuff :D] I'm thankful for my wife, my family, and OHC.


posted in OHC261 on Oct 10, 2013
I pictured a great huge impact, destroying the earth, and then the little bit at the end signifies hope and renewal and the restart of the world.

Blue Bliss

posted in OHC258 on Sep 19, 2013
I referenced this one song, and I didn't actually intend to reference that one song, but in retrospect, it's quite fitting.

Still at Work

posted in OHC256 on Sep 05, 2013
I'm still at work, brought my stuff with me. This is a straight export of the MIDI as I have no time to attempt to mix. I should probably go because the cleaning crew just got to my floor.

The first things I thought of for "Big Show" was, that Bounty Hunter TV show on Cowboy Bebop, and Super Mario Ragtime music. This is the result of that, plus the whole, still at work thing.

Giant Airborne Primates

posted in PRC252 on Sep 02, 2013
The first thing I thought of to tie these two together was the solo snare pattern, and for my own sake I'm happy that I was able to keep that idea (it's not often that I have an idea that I actually incorporate it into my final mix).

Glad to see some familiar faces pop up here, hope it's not a one time thing :D

Lullaby Pop Electronica

posted in OHC254 on Aug 22, 2013
It seems lately that I get on a roll with this compo and then I break the consistency by coming up with something kinda bleh. This is bleh.

Ever since I heard pH's new mix and the description of "Lullaby Pop Electronica," I couldn't get it out of my head. Remixer's block! I couldn't think of anything. BLEH!

Black Widow

posted in PRC250 on Aug 04, 2013
I have to thank Esperado for the source inspiration (I hope that's ok) You had me at "Dollet." that rhymes (unless they pronounced it doh-let. there was no voice acting in FF8.

ANYWAY , a short but sweet mix. yay PRC250!

Familiar Ceiling

posted in OHC251 on Aug 01, 2013
I like this one.

It boggles my mind how I like this better, written in an hour, more than I like what I'm doing for another compo which I have a week to do. can't make the party, :'(


posted in PRC249 on Jul 17, 2013
I started with an attempt at electronic (as usual) but it quickly, quickly turned into a small percussion ensemble piece. Marimba, Vibes, Xylo, something called Puili Sticks, and Taiko. and cymbal.

See you

posted in PRC248 on Jul 08, 2013
So in my head I had this crazy jazz arrangement with awesome piano solos and crazy rhythms and such but I have a long way to go before I can translate exactly what's in my head into my remixes. also I don't play piano

anti-social network

posted in OHC245 on Jun 20, 2013
PrototypeRaptor was an inspiration for this. To answer your questions: "Do parties make you happy? Can you let loose? Or do you never get invited? How do parties make you feel?"

no, no, never, sad.

Safe Haven

posted in OHC243 on Jun 06, 2013
I thought of FFXII and Raithwall. Orchestral Instruments. Tambourine, Cello, Viola, Violin, Orchestral Chimes, Anvils?. Should I have added more tambourine?

Lost Antique Music Box

posted in OHC242 on May 30, 2013
you are looking for something in the present
but uncover something from the past
for a moment you smile, entrenched in reverie
but that was long ago, the memory is long gone

it is time to let go

Hectic Woods

posted in OHC239 on May 09, 2013
Most of my stuff is minimalistic, as is this one, because I can't think of much, just some things, then I repeat it, over, and over, and over again, much like my job and my life. This is minimalism, perhaps a little experimental, using orchestral instruments, throw in some Taiko why not.

Point of Reflection

posted in PRC242 on Apr 14, 2013
I wasn't familiar with the source at all, and I only listened to it partially a few times through today for the sake of time; hopefully I have enough of the source in here for it to be considered a remix :/

The source sounded pretty cool, and I definitely had that "hmm how do I remix this" kind of feeling again. I figured I'd start with upbeat drums, and just went from there.

Chasing Control

posted in PRC241 on Mar 30, 2013
This is my (insert adjective here) attempt at making electronic music. It's the first time I've tried using/incorporating an LFO other than for practice. I want to get better at making electronic music (and music in general).

Don't Fall into the Orchestra Pit

posted in PRC240 on Mar 18, 2013
@FreakyT After this PRC and our piano tracks, I think we think alike! hehe

I'm not sure why I've been gravitating towards orchestra tracks lately, but in the original track, I immediately thought of timpani for the repeating bass line and that's how this track got started.


posted in OHC230 on Mar 07, 2013
I imagined some greedy bastard creeping along, being all greedy, and then, he starts dancing for some reason. Then I remembered Don Corneo from FF7. SHRUG.

Or not to be

posted in OHC229 on Feb 28, 2013
about halfway I scrapped and started over. I just figured out how to use CC64 Sustain so I went very overboard.

I just finished Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy on Netflix, so this theme was pretty fitting. If only I was better at things.


posted in PRC238 on Feb 17, 2013
Speed Slider remix - slowed it down. After a while, I wasn't sure if I retained enough of the source melody .. hopefully yes.

Driver's Seat

posted in PRC236 on Jan 19, 2013
So I checked out the latest PRC and after reading it wrong and confusedly working on a Robocop 3 remix for a few hours, I came up with this. And thus I will continue the trend of everyone else ending their description with an exclamation mark. Or will I!


posted in OHC216 on Nov 29, 2012
For the first half hour I was talking to my ex gf on the phone, eating McDonald's, and drinking beer. I wish I upgraded to large because I'm still hungry.

Dogen's Alliance

posted in OHC213 on Nov 08, 2012
Piano, Celesta, Cello, Djembe. My music tends to always come out melancholic-sounding, and I'm not sure how else to describe it besides "Asian Temple"-sounding .. like, contemplating or something .. Maybe this could be an intro to a Chinese drama, or a peaceful entrance to an epic Martial Arts movie. It's always my lame attempt to emulate FF music ..

Jacob's Cabin

posted in OHC211 on Oct 25, 2012
This one got unexpectedly experimental and strangely serendipitous, for me at least .. I think this is the most effort I've put into one of these and it's my weirdest yet B) Fun with SFX!

Heart of the Island

posted in OHC210 on Oct 18, 2012
input simple midi notes sloppily, repeat, add drums, repeat, modulate, add bass, repeat, what you call that mixing? = Heart of the Island = why am I not better

Kid in Woodland Hills

posted in PRC224 on Aug 05, 2012

This is a wip I started a while ago, which I felt had a good start. I opened it up today, and all my flow and direction were gone. If I were better, this would be better. Everything, in terms of instrumentation, melodies, harmonies, .. I just had remixer's block all around. Also, I apparently tried to incorporate another track from the game in there, but I just don't remember what my thought process was .. Nice entries so far though, if you haven't played the game I highly recommend it!


posted in OHC199 on Aug 02, 2012
I created this in about an hour. I think the part of this music composition that needs the most work is the "music" part.


posted in PRC223 on Jul 20, 2012
I feel like the source track shouldn't have been hard to work with but for some reason it was .. My mixing knowledge is limited; my upgraded headphones came in and I actually put a lot of effort into the mixing--but sometimes I would listen to it and think "this doesn't sound right" and not know how to rectify it so it became guesswork .. but I'm working on it.
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Round Date
OHC641 Jan 21, 2021
OHC639 Jan 07, 2021
OHC270 Dec 12, 2013
OHC269 Dec 05, 2013
MnP02 Nov 02, 2013
OHC263 Oct 30, 2013
OHC262 Oct 18, 2013
PRC255 Oct 16, 2013
OHC258 Sep 19, 2013
PRC252 Sep 04, 2013
OHC253 Aug 22, 2013
PRC251 Aug 21, 2013
PRC250 Aug 08, 2013
OHC250 Jul 25, 2013
PRC249 Jul 18, 2013
OHC249 Jul 18, 2013
OHC248 Jul 11, 2013
PRC248 Jul 08, 2013
PRC247 Jun 24, 2013
PRC240 Mar 18, 2013
PRC239 Mar 04, 2013
PRC238 Feb 19, 2013
PRC237 Feb 04, 2013
PRC236 Jan 21, 2013
PRC229 Oct 15, 2012
PRC224 Aug 06, 2012
OHC198 Jul 30, 2012
PRC223 Jul 24, 2012
OHC197 Jul 19, 2012