Super Metroid Symphony Coming In March

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Fans of Metroid and Blake Robinson can look forward to March 19th — that is when Synthetic Orchestra will release Super Metroid Symphony.

For those of you not familiar with Symphonic Orchestra.

The Synthetic Orchestra is Blake Robinson and his collection of ultra-realistic sample libraries and software. Born in London, England, Blake Robinson has been obsessed with computer generated music from a young age. From his humble roots as a kid hacking away at Protracker on his Atari ST, Blake now utilises a top-of-the-range workstation to create epic orchestral pieces and lush symphonic soundtracks from the comfort of his home.

This time, Blake is orchestrating music from the Super Nintendo game Super Metroid, composed by Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano.

You can check out the Symphonic Orchestra website, as well as the Super Metroid Symphony teaser site.

ThaSauce Presents: One Hour Compo OHC #400

ThaSauce Network is excited to announce a milestone event in our community’s history — the 400th round of One Hour Compo, hosted by starla. Compos (short for “composition competitions”) are competitions for musicians who want to “think outside the box” and challenge themselves.

Here’s how it works. One Hour Compo happens every Thursday at 9PM EST. Every week, a new theme is announced, and participants are encouraged to remix a track based on their interpretation of the theme. They are given one hour to create, complete, and submit their tracks — after that, submissions are off to voting! The event ends with a listening party featuring the week’s top submissions.

The 400th compo round will happen on June 9th at 9pm EST, and you can RSVP to the Facebook event to stay updated. Musicians of all skill levels are invited to join in. There is no requirements for OHC, other than wanting to participate and have a good time creating good music. We encourage everyone to join, and help us make the 4ooth one a compo to remember!

 

IndieBox Delivers A New Game To You Every Month

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Editor’s note: ThaSauce founder Doug Arley is a part of the IndieBox

IndieBox is a new subscription service that allows gamers to discover a new game each month — all while supporting independent game creators.

Every month, IndieBox will deliver a new game, right to your mailbox. Your IndieBox will feature retro-style custom packaging and will be filled with goodies — including a unique cartridge and case with your game, a full color manual, and other fun extras such as posters, stickers, and soundtrack CDs.

And, the best part is, IndieBox games are all developed by independent creators. Your IndieBox subscription is not only a fun way to discover great new games, but it is also a great way to support talented game creators. Working with independent creators also allows IndieBox to closely monitor the quality of the games released, so you can enjoy the best indie games around. All IndieBox games are also completely DRM free, and fully compatible with Windows, OS X, and Linux systems.

#BringBackTheBox today at theindiebox.com, and sign up by Friday, April 18th to receive the first IndieBox release!

Usa (Daniel Lippert) Releasing Debut Album This Month

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Daniel Lippert, known in the ReMix community as Usa, has been working on his first full debut album — and it is finally ready.

“City in the Clouds” is a musical journey through a lush world of fantasy and magic. Daniel Lippert‘s debut album is full of atmospheric, energetic and calm instrumental music that describes this world.

The album will be released on September 20th, on both disc and digital format. There will also be a limited edition of 500 vinyls, to be released in October of this year.

For more information, you can visit the City In The Clouds album website. To check out more awesome music, and listen to some samples from City In The Clouds, head over to Daniel’s OCReMix profile, as well as his SoundCloud.

halc Releases Zero-G3: Homeworld

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Following the release of halc’s first chiptunes album, Legitimacy, we now have another release from the talented composer.

Zero-G3: Homeworld is his latest effort, consisting of eight tracks of new, original — and awesome — material.

The album incorporates retro sounds and heavily modulated, futuristic synths and effects, supported by loose hip-hop and broken-beat influenced grooves and a twinkly chiptune aftertaste.

The album is available on halc’s Bandcamp page. And, if it leaves you wanting more of his music, you can check out halc’s OCReMix profile, as well as the site for his 9-bit Records label.

Fundraiser To Help Cerrax

ThaSauce is not only a news site, it is a portal for the community.

Recently, Charlie Koch — known to us as Cerrax — suffered a personal tragedy. A fire destroyed his apartment, destroying his and his sister’s personal belongings. This tragedy has hit them terribly, both emotionally and financially.

We would like to take a moment to ask the community to come together to help out. A Facebook page and Paypal fundraiser have been set up, to help Cerrax and his sister save up the money needed to replace their belongings.

Anything you can contribute with will help — and will be appreciated.

Sound Bytes: “Timeless” by PrototypeRaptor

Timeless is the first track on PrototypeRaptor’s sophomore album, Nostalgiarithm.

The album spans multiple genres at around a 70 minute runtime, including 130 bpm electro house like this track, old school prog house, experimental dubstep, ambient works, and includes most of the track IDs I’ve been playing out/putting in sets here on SC.


If you enjoyed the track, you can buy Nostalgiarithm on Bandcamp, as well as check out his remixes on OCRemix.

Quick Look: “Skyrim Main Theme” by Tay Zonday

Tay Zonday, YouTube personality known for the “Chocolate Rain” video, covers the main theme from Skyrim, “Dragonborn”.

Adam Nyerere Bahner (born July 6, 1982), better known by the pseudonym Tay Zonday, is an American actor, singer, musician, announcer, voice artist, comedian and YouTube personality. He is well known by listeners for his baritone singing voice.

– From the Tay Zonday Wikipedia page.

Zonday became famous on YouTube in 2007, when his “Chocolate Rain” song became one of the first viral videos on the site. He has also done covers of many other songs on his YouTube channel (not all video game related, but still worth checking out!)

Rockage 2.0 Celebration in San Jose, Ca.

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Indie music and video game lovers in the San Jose area might want to mark their calendars — Rockage 2.0 is coming, February 8th-10th. Produced by Grand Fanali Presents, Rockage is an annual celebration of indie music and retro video games. The lineup includes DJ Mr Smith, Curious Quail, and Urizen.

Rockage 2.0 will be held February 8th-10th, at the San Jose Women’s Club, in downtown San Jose, California. Tickets are available for purchase now.

If you’re interested in attending, you can check out the official Rockage website for more information, and follow Rockage on Twitter. Also, you can watch the promo video for Rockage 2.0.

Hotline Miami Soundtrack On Steam Now

If you like your video games full of action, guns, and with a pumping soundtrack to match, then you’ve probably checked out Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital‘s Hotline Miami.

And now, the soundtrack is available on Steam, as a DLC for those who already own the game!

The Hotline Miami Soundtrack is a collection of over 20 different tracks from 9 outstanding artists. These selections are just a sampling of these fantastic musicians’ work and Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital encourage you to explore more of their amazing music.

Artists featured include M|O|O|N, El Huervo, Scattle, Eliott Berlin, and more.

You can buy Hotline Miami on Steam, and download the Hotline Miami DLC soundtrack on Steam as well.