In lieu of the current storyline, I figured that this would be a decent time to post a few choice links dealing with remixing classic video game music.
-- One of the first sites dealing with the subject, and still arguably the best. Bunches of very high-quality remixes here, ranging from techno to orchestral, for all types of games. Hell, I even have one of my own posted (But I won't say which one, 'cause it really, really sucks.)
-- The newest site on the block, and already nearly twice as large as OC Remix. The main difference between the two? Whereas the remixes on OC have to go through a panel of judges who deem the song worthy of the site or not, VG Mix is a complete free for all--Anyone can upload any piece of work they want and, so long as it follows the guidelines, it will remain. So, much more selection, not as much quality.
-- Megaman fan? These guys have covered the *entire* soundtracks for both Megaman 2 & 3. The styles vary from song to song (Latin, jazz, rock, techno, you name it), and the quality can waver a bit in MM3 (their first project), but overall a very kickass group, with a very kickass idea.
-- The ironic thing about Project X is that just as they released their cover of the MM3 soundtrack, so did a guy called Disco Dan. Much higher quality than the Project X coverage of MM3, but all techno--Not nearly as much imagination. I highly reccomend checking out his other remixes on OCR, though--He's grown *quite* a bit since this first project, which is saying a lot.
-- McVaffe. The name is sorta whispered among the VG Mixing community, the kind of hushed reverence with which one would mention the name of a god. Truly, he is--His music continues to amaze, suprise, and be just that damn good. Even if you don't like video game music, you'll like his shit. Incredible musician.
And that's about it, off the top of my head. A few suggestions for songs to grab (which can all be found off of OC Remix):
Sonic 3 - McVafffe -- Ice Capped
Megaman 2 - AE -- Metalman Stainless Steel
Final Fantasy 6 - Ailsean -- Terra in Black
Final Fantasy 6 - The Pancake Chef -- La Locura del Kefka
Megaman X 3 - Beatdrop & MP -- House Hornet
Lufia 3 - DJ Pretzel -- Mystery in Red
Chrono Cross - FF Music DJ -- Time Scars
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Mustin -- Le Samba de Agua (All done with live instruments)
Final Fantasy 10 - Trptcox -- To Zanarkand Once Again
Secret of Mana - The Wingless -- Aphrodite Oceanus
Ninja Gaiden 2 - EgM -- The Parasprinter NG2X
ANYTHING BY SCOTT PEEPLES
And that should give you a good start to the wonderful world of VG Remixes. Have fun. =c)
Sig coming... sooner or later, really.