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Thu’um like Thunder

So The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has recently been released for the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, I present: Thu’um like Thunder!

This remix features the Age of Oppression/Aggression (depending on which side you’re on, but they sound the same aside from the lyrics), Dragonborn and…the Song of Storms from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! After all, the Dragonborn can learn the shout “Strun Bah Qo” which means something like “Storm Call“. Just don’t forget to use “Lok Vah Koor” afterwards, to clear the skies again (…not entirely sure if this actually works in-game though)!

Also Skyrim on the Switch features some Legend of Zelda outfits. I guess that’s the more direct reference~

Thu'um like Thunder (144 downloads)

 

Here’s the video:

 

Now that we got all these planned holiday/game release-related uploads out of the way, I can just do something random again next, right~

Night of the Spider

Well, would you look at the time! It’s time for this year’s Halloween Mix, Night of the Spider!

The expectations for these Halloween mixes seem to get higher every year, slowly I’m getting afraid of not being able to deliver. Especially with this messed up uploading schedule lately…oh well!

So this year’s theme is spiders. and I just recently noticed that there WOULD have been a lot of themes to choose from. But my goal was basically including Muffet’s Theme, Spider Dance (Undertale) and Yamame’s Theme, Lost Place (Touhou 11: SA). Which was difficult enough, since both tunes may be similarly upbeat, but their pace is quite different. So getting from Spider Dance to Lost Place smoothly proved to be quite the challenge – that is in fact usually the main challenge I’m facing when trying to throw different tunes together.

Another tune I also really wanted to include was the Boss Theme from Plok and I was even able to include the laughing effects somehow. One of the bosses is a spider – so it even fits thematically! Personally I can already say: mission accomplished.

The other themes were included on the fly and help transition to Lost Place. You might notice the song keeps getting faster until the Temple Theme, where we finally reach the required speed to let Lost Place sound like it should. And Woodman (Mega Man 2) finally turns the song into a meme. Which is nice >: ]

So here’s the song list in order of appearance:

  • BossPlok
  • Spider DanceUndertale
  • Haunted WoodsDiddy Kong Racing
  • TempleZelda 2
  • Lost PlaceTouhou 11: Subteranean Animism
  • Woodman StageMega Man 2

At last, here’s the song:

Night of the Spider (145 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, it’s nice >: ]

 

If you want more, there’s a whole Halloween playlist too.

And that’s it! Now I can finally rest for a bit and get back into my regular uploading schedule. The next upload is planned for November, 19th. I already have an idea for it, but we’ll see!

For now, I just wish you a very nice Halloween! >: ]

Super Mario Super Fun

A few days late for our usual schedule, but just in time for the release of Super Mario Odyssey, here’s Super Mario Super Fun!

As you might have guessed (unless you’ve heard the preview last Sunday, then you should know), it’s a Super Mario Medley. The tunes featured are mostly songs I always wanted to include somewhere. Now I can check all of those off the list~

There is some connection, as most of them are from either Mario Party or a Mario Sports game (interestingly enough all of them from the 64 era…coincidence?):

  • OverworldSuper Mario World
  • Sudden Death (Dormie)Mario Golf (64)
  • Starman – uh…just pick any main Mario game
  • Rainbow RoadMario Kart 64
  • Faster Than AllMario Party
  • Move to the MamboMario Party
  • Game PointMario Tennis (64)
  • Jump Up, Super StarSuper Mario Odyssey

Yes, I was somehow able to include Jump Up, Super Star. I just hope I did an ok job…here’s the song:

Super Mario Super Fun (131 downloads)

 

And here’s the video:

 

I barely made it in time, phew! It took so long, I even forgot to add some cool sound effects, like coins and jumps and such…maybe I’ll add that in the Best of version!

Anyway, now to work on this year’s Halloween mix, Night of the Spider! Don’t expect it before Tuesday though, the schedule is tight enough as it is!

Super Mario Super Fun Preview

As you can see from the title, I’m once again unable to finish a song in time…well, more or less. It would have been scheduled for today, but since Super Mario Odyssey comes out on Friday…I still have some time, right?

The initial idea was to make a remix of Jump Up, Super Star mixed with something like the Bonus Stage tune from Donkey Kong Country 3 (which kind of has been done already). But what do you know, it turns out these songs are really complex, so I got quite overwhelmed and decided to do something else instead…

The new idea is making a medley of fun Mario tunes, not necessarily from the main Mario games. If I can, I’d still like to include a little bit of Jump Up, Super Star, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off. We’ll have to see!

As for the title, I picked Super Mario Super Fun, that should be descriptive enough. So here’s a bit of what I got so far, but be warned that this is a preview version and the parts you hear can still change:

 

I hope I’ll be done with the mix until Friday, so I can focus on this year’s Halloween special afterwards. I’m already quite excited for it~

Waves of Eternity [instrumental]

Because I know that some of my followers prefer instrumental songs, I tailored together an instrumental version of Waves of Eternity. It’s shorter than the other version, because without the singing, there’s not that much happening~

It still features the same songs, Together We Ride, the Fire Emblem Main Theme and Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates. Here we go:

Waves of Eternity [instrumental] (161 downloads)

 

Not much happening in the video this time, but anyway:

 

I still plan on finishing a Super Mario Remix until next Sunday. I just didn’t feel so well the last few days and thus didn’t have the motivation to start on the new song yet, but I still hope I can get it done in time!

Waves of Eternity

It took me a bit longer than expected, but at last I can present a new song: Waves of Eternity!

Fire Emblem Warriors is coming out soon, so I thought it would be a good occasion to make another FE remix. Personally I’m not too excited for the game, because I don’t really know what to expect from a game where Hinoka sounds like Diddy Kong…

Hinoka Diddy by FictionalCanvas

…not to be disrespectful to the VA of course! I’m just saying~

Waves of Eternity features Together We Ride, the Fire Emblem Main Theme and Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates. Now the special thing about the song is that it actually features¬†Azura’s lovely singing voice, the more or less complete vocals of the latter (more or less because it doesn’t feature Shigure’s part and I left out a line of the bridge).

At this point I have to lower your expectations a bit. The vocals actually aren’t entirely ‘clean’ but in fact just the normal song where the instrumental version has been subtracted. It’s an interesting technique that you can use with the right tools and if you have the instrumental version available. But it usually leaves a fair amount of background noise. In this case it worked fairly well, so I wanted to give it a shot.

Working with vocals in general is rather difficult for me, so I hope I did an OK job. I think the vocals can be heard clearly – except for some sounds that can’t really be heard for some reason –¬† the instruments and beat aren’t too overpowering and Together We Ride and the accordion add some spice to the mix – in my opinion at least. So let’s hear it:

Waves of Eternity (334 downloads)

 

And here’s the video, the song sounds a bit weird to me on YouTube, but at least it features on-screen lyrics:

 

I’m thinking of making an instrumental version (at least for the Best of 2017 album), but it would be much shorter, since there isn’t nearly as much to show without the vocals. I gotta admit, the song turned out pretty long anyway…

Next up is a Super Mario remix. Super Mario Odyssey is coming out soon after all! And after that it’s finally time for this year’s Halloween mix~

Waves of Eternity Preview

I know some of you have been checking this website to look for the latest song that was scheduled for today – and now that there’s nothing here, you’re probably wondering what’s going on, right?

Well the thing is: working with vocals is hard! (…not DK Rap-like vocals, that’s fairly easy – I mean actual singing) It certainly didn’t help that I was feeling tired and not motivated at all the whole week…so I won’t be able to finish the song and video today, I can only give you a little preview.

Fire Emblem Warriors is coming out in about two weeks, so I wanted to make a song for that (although I’m personally not too excited for the game at all). Luckily that means there is still some time to make this song – but my schedule will probably get messed up…

Actually it’s more a lucky coincidence though, since I had the vocals for Lost in Thoughts All Alone lying around for a while. They are not absolutely clean (it’s more a hack where you subtract the instrumental version from the song), but for what it is, it’s pretty good. But since there is still a bit of noise in the background of the singing, getting the mixing right is even more difficult than it already is. I just want the song to turn out as good as possible – well, as good as I can make it.

So here we go, I’ll just show you what I have so far:

preview version of Waves of Eternity

Be aware that this is a beta version and that I might change sounds and whole parts of the song if I feel that it’s better that way. My goal is to finish the song before next Sunday. Since I’m working during the week I can’t do that much – but I’ll try.

And since we’re here…did you notice something? I gave the website a new look, I hope you like it as much as I do!