Was unsure what to do this week, and settled on taking some old melodies from earlier projects and trying something sorta like eurobeat. Took a while to find a groove for sugary cosmic formations XD
Don't vote for the bonus entry!
I defaulted to one of my favored styles, rock orchestral music. I aimed for making a slightly more dry sound to this than the original to bring out the fun baselines. Two runs through the song with variations and extended a few parts some.
Alternate title: Dinorex has the High Ground.
I hit the gas for a eurobeat inspired approach! Y'know, if the text adventure included finding a cool cool car to break some speed limits in. I've been in a phase of interest for Eurobeat styles, so Zork is my latest victim. I bumped the whole thing to 165 BPM's in the process, and accidentally worked the whole thing on a 4/4 piano roll, not realizing it was in 3/4 time. Not sure how I missed that XD.
For best results, you'll need stereo sound to hear the panning (symbolic of left and right socks). My attempts to create Eurobeat continues, with feet t0o hot to touch (the gas pedal) and probably drifting. And a violin happens, because I don't do vocals. Or violin, really, it's just a vst.
Named in honor of the artists that picked these fun sources! I covered both sources in a medley. I structured it to treat each song separately (mostly) to be sure that I kept things faithful for both songs to stick to the spirit of the MnP.
For Inner Darkside, I employed samples of authentic japanese instruments to take the lead and used some synthetic bass and pads to add atmosphere. And Taiko drums! I went for capturing the original's atmosphere, a kind of mystical awe of a strange, slightly sinister place. I primarily stuck to the original, but revisited the melody for some variation. The dark parts of the song connected well with the BFH03 Builder bassline.
Speaking of, I tackled the BFH03 Builder with my best attempt to replicate the gritty electronic vibe of the original. I used several FM instruments, and threw down some sfx's I found in my library. I used part of the original drumline, the almost militaristic snare beat. I distorted a piano vst for the thrumming chords of the middle, which made an interesting effect. After a runthrough, I adapted a few parts of Inner Darkside to call back to Shinobi. Right before the end, I got a bit carried away and created something almost dancey by changing the bass progression, and I hope it's not too outta line for MnP cause it was real fun to make.
This was great fun to create, a real eclectic experiment.
I really don't got much knowledge on orchestral arrangements, I should probably do some actual studying on how to make cinematic scoring. But since I didn't, I created my best shot at a dramatic, heroic arrangement for a cinematic space
marine soldier fighting for FREEDOM.
BONUS ENTRY, DON'T VOTE FOR IT.
I interpreted my remix as the result of giving mercy to a little froggit, who then goes on a journey of self discovery with the life you spared him. And he ends up hopping into Secret of Mana for a little bit, because Distant Thunder from SoM kept playing in my mind as I worked with it.
I never played Chrono Cross and know next to nothing about it But my instrumentation choices made the song have a slightly beach-side vibe. And I hear that Chrono from Chrono Trigger can appear in the game So this happened. And against my better judgement, I tried using electric guitar samples.
I saw koi fish and thought of japanese instruments, so I used some samples of shakahuchi, shamisen, and koto to set something of an oriental mood. Also tried working in time, which is not my usual time signature. Good learning experience. My mental imagery was the flickering colors of koi darting about under the shadows of lilypads.
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