OverClocked ReMix also known as OC-ReMix or OCR is a non-profit Organisation dedicated to preserving Video Game music via arranging and re-interpreting with new technology, new styles and new software, as well as more traditional means. The primary focus of OC ReMix is its website which offers thousands of free fan-made video game music arrangements, information on game music and composers, resources for aspiring artists, and a community forum for video game music fan.
OCR was originally created by David W. Lloyd under the name DJ Pretzel who coined the word "ReMix" to refer to interpretive arrangements. This phrase was left ambiguous since the organisation is dedicated to unique and distinctive arrangements.'
There have been more than 3,000 "ReMixes" hosted on the site submitted by more than 900 "ReMixers" from a variety of genres. ReMixes are available individually and through bundled BitTorrent distributions, and are searchable through a database of games, composers, companies, systems and ReMixers. ReMixes are released under a non-commercial, attribution-requiring content policy.
The site approves ReMixes based on standards and guidelines encouraging arrangement creativity and capable production quality. Throughout the years, more than 150 works have been removed after initially being admitted, generally due to stricter enforcement of the site's standards after the admission of the work.
OverClocked ReMix's discussion forums and IRC channel are where the majority of community interaction occurs. Areas of discussion include boards devoted to reviews, works in progress, projects, and competitions, as well as more general boards for discussion of topics less related to remixing.
Overall OverClocked ReMix has collectively released nearly 100 albums spanning various music genres as well as games. They recently used Kickstarter to fund the production of the 74 track album, performed, arranged and produced by 74 artists, not counting the orchestra that was hired for some of the recordings. The original $30,000 goal of the campaign was surpassed with over five times the intended sum. The additional funding allowed the producers to ship additional copies of the previous Final Fantasy project albums, Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream, Final Fantasy IV: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption, and Final Fantasy I: Random Encounter as well as to expand the scope of the project and produce a bonus DVD of content.