Dōjin music, also called otokei dōjin in Japan, is a sub-category of dōjin activity. Dōjin are non-official self-published Japanese works which can be based on official products or completely original creations. Dōjin music isn't a musical genre in itself but is indicative of a particular publishing way, like the term "indie" would be.
Dōjin music consists very often of video game music fan arrangements. Much original music is also created, be it music for dōjin games or simply mainstream music such as pop, rock, techno or trance.
By nature, dōjin music is most often reduced to synthetic digital productions which allow for self-production at low costs, as opposed to studio mastering live instruments require. As much as full live instrumentations are rare though, it is pretty common to have one live instrument such as a guitar backed up by synthetic orchestrations.
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