Monday, November 30, 2009

Talking About These: The Soundtrack

Quite a few people have asked me about the intro and outro music I use, so I figured an in-depth post might be in order.

Long before I started making these lectures, or even thinking about games in depth, I was part of a community called OverClocked ReMix. If you haven't stumbled across the site before, it's a community full of musicians who rearrange and remix video game music. I've been a contributing member there since 2003, though I haven't had time to remix anything new over the last year or two (I use the remixer handle "sephfire" there, if anyone is feeling curious).

Anyway, all of the music I use in my videos comes from the artists at OCR. If you ever wished you had a longer version of any of those outro tunes, you can find free downloads for all of them at the links below.

Penguin Cap by CarboHydroM
Mario 64 remix. This has been my intro music since the beginning. I wish he would submit more of his work to OCR. Fortunately, you can download most of it at his website.

Burning Up by Dj Redlight
Dr. Mario remix.

Star Fox remix. djpretzel is actually OCR's creator.

Walk on Water by housethegrate
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 remix.

Bumpin by Joshua Morse
ToeJam & Earl remix.

Illusional Hop by Anthony Lofton & Joshua Morse
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night remix. Another track that was never officially released on OCR, it was part of a separate remix project by Bad Dudes. They've released multiple full length albums devoted to numerous games, from Chrono Trigger to Zombies Ate My Neighbors. You can download them all from their official site.

Mega Man 2 remix.

The Passing of the Blue Crown by Sixto Sounds, Steppo & Zircon
Mega Man 3 remix. Truly bad-ass.

I highly recommend exploring the site and enjoying all of the repackaged nostalgia it has to offer. All of the music is 100% free, spanning every genre from classical to techno to metal. You can use the official torrents to download large chunks of their library en masse, or you can peruse the site and pick-and-choose at your leisure.



  1. Wait, you're sephfire? I've been a fan of your Kingdom Hearts remix "Above the Rising Falls" for some years now. It's a good track.

    Who would've thunk you were also the cartoon character on the podium talking about games? =P

    In either path, keep up the good work.

  2. Oh, I also like your work on the Chrono Symphonic album. I knew I recognized your OC Remix handle from more than just the KH remix.

    Curse Blogger for not having an "edit comment" button. I would have just added this to the previous.

  3. Oftopic:

    When is the next video due ?

  4. The Mega Man 3 remix is truly shredtastic. Wait, that' not a word. Shredilicious? Shredtacular? Whatever, it's fucking awesome.