At OverLooked ReMiX, we're trying to compile an archive of the best of the bizarre. While it's remarkably difficult to describe what we're looking for, it's still a necessary evil that we've tried to accomplish as best we can.
The following is a list that describes the nature of music accepted to our site. These are the difficult decisions that are of course always subject to opinion and vary from person to person:
- The song is clever, unique, unusual and well made.
- The song captures the classic, campy spirit of video games' roots.
- The song is funny (hilarious???) -- either in general or by accomplishing an innovative and original joke or prank.
The following is a list that describes the mechanics of music accepted to our site. These decisions are more straight-forward and black-and-white:
- Songs must predominantly cover music that is original to a video game and not another medium. For example, combining the M*A*S*H TV theme with the Super Mario Bros. theme (cool, somebody do that) is fine, so long as Mario gets the most love. We're a video game music site after all!
- The song's video game source tune(s) must be easily recognizable. While we encourage rearrangment, it is not required.
This is a site of extremes. We have some extremely awful music, and some extremely high quality music. Likewise, we have some music of extremely short length (even only a few seconds!), and some songs that are quite long (over 5:00). The following are some normal standards that are typically followed but not necessarily enforced:
- Most accepted mixes are at least 1:00 long.
- Most accepted mixes are under 3:00 long.
- Most accepted mixes do not excessively clip (think of our poor damaged ears).
- Most accepted mixes are not MIDI rips.
- Most accepted mixes do not use direct OST rips.
- Must be in MP3 format.
- Encoding should be at least 64kbit.
- Encoding should be no higher than 192kbit.
- Files must be no larger than 20MB.
- The best (regarding filesize and quality) encoding rates are typically 128kbit or VBR.
- The site administrators greatly appreciate ID3 tags filled out properly.
Oh Shut Up
Don't take this site too seriously. We sure as fuck don't. If you've been rejected, it just means you suck at sucking which isn't really all that horrible a thing, is it? (If you'd like some feedback/help, feel free to ask for it in the music board.)