Rayman – Harmony

Hi friends, today i have the pleasure to announce that we are releasing a new album !
This one is called “Harmony” and it covers 25 songs from the Playstation 1 classic game “Rayman” developed by Ubisoft.

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

Harmony

Or directly with this link: http://bit.ly/2mIDMHc

Rayman on PSX was the first video game that I played when I was a child and because of that the game and its music both have a special place in my heart.
I wasn’t sure that many people would be motivated to join the album as the game wasn’t really successful outside Europe.
But once again the Pixel Mixers community showed much enthusiasm into participating and they delivered some amazing songs !

I hope that you, who’s going to listen to our album will take as much pleasure as we had working on those groovy songs by Rémi Gazel, the French original composer.

This album has a great variety of music styles due to the amazing original content, there are: jazz, metal, prog rock, funky, electro, ethnic, ambient, pop… songs !

You need a little preview before downloading it? Here is the trailer !

So what do think about this album? Have you enjoyed it?

Here is a poll I made with all the songs name, let us know which ones were your favourite (try to pick around 5-6 songs) => http://www.strawpoll.me/12614273

The composer is also working working on a tribute album here: http://www.raymanbyremi.com/

If you want to participate to our future projects, you can join us on those places:
– Pixel Mixers on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers on Discord: https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Pixel Mixers February Cover Contest Results

February was probably the best contest we EVER had, quality speaking.
Everybody’s work was so impressive and the songs amazing and really creative.
The theme was “90s games battles”.

SwigglesRP won the audio contest with a really heavy and headbanging cover from Doom. After his 2nd place of January, he has now his 1st victory of year!

PrjzCalavera won the video contest for the 2nd time in a row and did really well in audio too.

Those 2 guys are definitely the men to look at in early 2017 !
Also some amazing entries from new people like DS Music and Elrox, congrats to them and I hope to see you guys participating to next month 😀

  • AUDIO WINNER: SwigglesRP
  • Audio 2nd place: DS Music
  • Audio 3rd place: PrjzCalavera

 

  • VIDEO WINNER: PrjzCalavera (see above)
  • Video 2nd place: SwigglesRP (see above)
  • Video 3rd place: Xander

You can see the 2017 championship here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZBUe4jpYLweN7faqfgI_jpP2apviJb9wxhrgeHfUED0/edit?usp=sharing

You cap participate to March contest “Overworld & Open Fields” here: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/5wzbju/march_2017_pixel_mixers_contest_overworld_themes/?st=izsaktmt&sh=c58cb818

What is a video game battle theme?

Pixel Mixers Video Game Battle Themes

What is a video game battle theme? Do only certain genres of video games have battle themes? Can stage themes or character themes count as battle themes?

The theme for the Pixel Mixers February 2017 Cover Contest is for fan musicians to cover video game music from the ’90s that were used as battle themes. (If you are a musician and would like to participate, click that link for more information about our monthly contests.) But within just a few days of announcing this theme, I received several questions about what counts as a battle theme in a video game.

What are obvious choices for video game battle themes?

Continue reading

Pixel Mixers January Cover Contest Results

January theme was “tutorial and introductions” and it was definitely the start of a new era for the Pixel Mixers Contests !

  • 1st, it was with a brand fresh new organizer: Subversiveasset, who introduced new rules and a new voting system based not on points like before but on “head to head” victories.
  • 2nd, none of the 2016 championship top 3 (Toxodentrail, Hashel05, Lord Bif Music) finished in this month top 3 and the winner PrjzCalavera never won any contest before, so the 2017 championship is gonna be full of surprises 😀

And we now also have a full video vote and championship separated from the audio, here are the best entries of January for audio ad video:

Audio winner: PrjzCalavera


Audio 2nd place: SwigglesRP


Audio 3rd place: Subversiveasset

 

Video winner: PrjzCalavera (see above)

Video 2nd place: Dacian Grada

Video 3rd place: Lord Bif

 

You can see the 2017 championship here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZBUe4jpYLweN7faqfgI_jpP2apviJb9wxhrgeHfUED0/edit?usp=sharing

Next month theme is “Battle themes from the 90’s”, if you want more information and to participate to February contest check this link: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/comments/5reoi8/february_2017_pixel_mixers_contest_90s_battles/?st=iyog9o0i&sh=fa2af2a6

Final Fantasy I – The Legacy

Hey guys, I’m really proud to announce that our new album “The Legacy” a tribute to Final Fantasy I OST is finally released !
You can get it for free by clicking on this picture =>

the-legacy
Or directly click on this download link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/gkd3vgy92d84fdh/Pixel+Mixers+-+Final+Fantasy+I+The+Legacy.rar

2017 is the 30th birthday of the Final Fantasy successful series created by Squaresoft in 1987. This series ad it’s music inspired thousands of gamers, developers and musicians in the whole the world.

This is, I think the best album we made with Pixel Mixers so far. Everybody really did their best to make great quality arrangements, as the organizer my heart is filled with pride !

We covered the totality of the songs from the NES version and also the additional tracks from the “Dawn of Souls” version, 32 tracks for 100 minutes of music.

If you are not convinced yet, why don’t you take a listen to the full album streaming on youtube?

Nobuo Uematsu‘s style of simple but how effective melodies is a real open door to creativity for arrangements, it was a real pleasure to hear those old classics getting a new face and I hope you’ll have fun discovering what we have done with those songs.

Here are my “5 songs you must listen on this album” please share what are your 5 favourite tracks in the comments =)

– The Prelude [Pixel Mixers Massive Collab, arranged by Hashel05]
– Opening Theme [Pixel Mixers Massive Collab, arranged by Toxodentrail]
– Victory Fanfare [PrjzCalavera, Dacian Grada, Pegster Mc Dudeson]
– Game Over [ImAFutureGuitarHero, Toxodentrail, SwigglesRP, Colbydude]
– Boss Battle A [Craig Matterson, Lemellekh2]

Don’t hesitate to check our albums from 2016 too.

If you want to participate to our future projects, you can join us on those places:
– Pixel Mixers on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/VGCovers/
– Pixel Mixers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers on Discord: https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

 

Hashel05

Pixel Mixers Albums in 2016

If you missed our previous albums, here is a post to discover them… all!
Simply click on the cover arts to open a download link.

Seas of Time
The 1st album ever released by the Pixel Mixers community is a 4 disc album covering the full OST of the Playstation classic: Final Fantasy VIII and it’s unforgettable soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu.

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Full Album Streaming:

 

Songs from a Nightmare
For our 2nd album we decided to make a tribute to the horror genre. Not only the usual survival-horror games such as silent Hill, Resident Evil or Dino Crisis but also games like Castlevania, Medievil, Parasite Eve and many more.
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Full album streaming:

 

Clockwork
The desperately too short Chrono series remains today one of the most beloved J-RPG series of all time. We decided to make a tribute to Chrono Trigger and Cross with this album and to salute the genius composer Yasunori Mitsuda.

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Disc 1 streaming

Disc 2 streaming

Disc 3 streaming

 

The Great Tale of the Little Ones
Indie games have been more and more successful last years with hits like Super Meat Boy, the binding of Isaac and more recently Undertale. If those independent games can offer new ideas and concept, gameplay and/or story wise, they are also an amazing playground for composers and naturally for us, cover artists.

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Disc 1 streaming

Disc 2 streaming

Disc 3 streaming

Catch This!
That’s crazy how time flies, isn’t it?
Yes, that game we all played, the 1st generation of Pokemon turned 20 years old in 2016. It’s the good occasion to take a huge load of nostalgia thanks to Junichi Masuda’s music revisited by our community.

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Full album streaming

Hashel05

Welcome !

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Hey there !

Welcome on Pixel Mixers’ website !

Here you’ll find tons of Video Game Music related stuff, such as news concerning our contests themes and results, or news about Pixel Mixers future or current projects, under the “News” section.

Advices about recording, mixing and mastering your very own covers, along with a selection of free DAW (recording programs), VST (virtual instruments), and more, under the “Tips & Tricks” section !

You’ll also find the list of our past releases, and links to download them for free, under the “Albums” section !

Feel free to contact us at pixelmixers@outlook.com if needed !
We’ll provide you answers to any questions you might have.

Have fun !