I know I kinda promised a fancy Ganon tune, but it’s really not that interesting…at least not yet! At least I gave you a new tune, right? So we’re back in the regular schedule~
Lots of remakes lately, huh? I actually have a lot of remakes planned for this year, but I’m not sure how many of them I’ll actually make. It’s not really an easy process to make these. After all I have to fix the mixing/mastering and make it sound different enough so it has its right to exist.
As for the next thing, I have some nice ideas, but I cannot say what I’m gonna do next. You’ll have to wait and see~
The return of the Mutie Snippets: here’s The Snippet Mutants [Nuclear Edit]!
This is a remake of the song The Snippet Mutants from 2012, featuring Clanker’s Cavern (Banjo-Kazooie) and Nuclear Fusion (Touhou 11: Subterranean Animism).
I was never really able to get the mixing right for that one and since I was playing around with a new mastering plug-in anyway, I wanted to give it another try. This remake is much closer to what I originally wanted it to sound like. Let’s hear it:
You were probably expecting a new song today (and rightly so) but I have to admit I’m not quite done yet. The song I teased last week didn’t really go very well, so I started to work on something else yesterday. That song is much closer to completion, but I still want to give it some time to grow. Let me share what I have so far:
It’s a remake of The Snippet Mutants from 2012. I was never really able to get the mixing right on that one, now I’m giving it another try. And it already sounds more like I wanted it to sound. I hope I can finish it by next Sunday, so I can fix all those things that are still bothering me.
There are some questions that arise rather frequently. There are questions I don’t want to answer every time they’re asked.
The solution: An FAQ. I usually answer questions I get via message or contact form, but lots of comments on YouTube stay unanswered. If you are among those people who asked a question and never got a reply, maybe you’ll find your answer here.
That’s all I wanted to cover today, the next song should be ready next Sunday. Expect a remake of this song.
And we start off the year with nothing less than a Metroid remix starring Ridley and Serris (Metroid Fusion). You might remember part of the song as VS Xeno Ridley from the animated series Super Mario: Vanishing Existence by FictionalCanvas (previously VanishingSVST), but the full song also features Weavel from Metroid Prime Hunters.
Once again the year is ending, so it’s the right time to look back. We usually do this with a Best of album.
It features most songs of 2016 which aren’t already on another album (like the Arch Rival songs). Monster King had to be left out because the project file got kinda screwed up, so sorry about that. All other songs have been re-rendered for maximum quality and are available on bandcamp in different formats.
Some songs have been slightly altered for the album version, let me quickly list them here:
Frozen Warrior: Sylux part replaced by Noxus theme. Now the mix only features the ice-related hunters.
Eggcellent: All but one voice-effect (‘Time for a change of pace!’, because it really fits) removed, added some hits to the Sonic 3 Boss part to make up for that.
Kremling Boss: Added more power to the second transition to Gangplank Galleon to make it sound as powerful as the first.
Time to Battle: Added some oomph to You Will Know Our Names at the end by adding backing strings.
Eltale Battle: Significantly reduced ear rape and unnecessary hits to make the song more enjoyable.
Cave of Raves: Changed lead sounds for the Yoshi’s Island Cave parts so it would mix a little bit better.
Night of the Skeleton: Added an extra Grunty laugh, extended the ending with an extra powerful, pitch-upped repeat of Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added some 8-bit drums during build-up organ parts for Spooky Scary Skeletons. Added more intensity to the Betus Blues part.
Now enough chitchat, here’s where you can get the album, it will be available for free for a limited amount of time (just type 0,00 when asked for the price):
And of course, here’s the video:
And that concludes 2016 for me. I wish you all a Happy New Year and I’ll see you again in 2 weeks!
Are you ready for this year’s grand finale? Brace yourself for Funky’s Rap!
For the final mix of the Year of the Monkey I thought of something special: A DK series medley with the infamous DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64! Although I left out the intro verse and one line in Chunky’s part because they just didn’t want to fit, but other than that I think everything works rather well…I think? I don’t work much with vocals you know…
To top it off, there’s an instrumental version without the vocals as well (Funky’s Medley) for people who just enjoy the medley itself.
The medley features lots of DK tunes, at least one of them should be expected by now:
Funky’s Flights (Donkey Kong Country)
Funky The Main Monkey (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
Bad Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Land)
Candy’s Theme (Donkey Kong Jungle Climber)
Bad Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Country)
Mining Melancholy (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
Boss Boogie (Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!)