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Electro-Chiptune-Remix. -.-

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This time I’m here to share something nobody (not even myself lol) would expect coming from me: an electro remix! o.o

But there was a good reason for that. The chiptune master Dj CUTMAN has opened a contest for a remix over a song from him (+ Benjamin Briggs) based upon an old lost NES game, MIG-29. And the prize was the very cartridge and a Power Glove! *-* I had to try, even being a novice in the matter.

Despite not having any chance against tougher guys I’m very pleased with the results. I think it ended being a nice theme to give a listen to and it has its fair share of personality as well.

Take a listen to both the original and my version of the theme and enjoy it! :)

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends. :)

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

Remember a little space-retro-theme I shared a couple weeks ago? Well, it was qualified for getting into a game music contest hosted by our Brazillian MTV! :) If you’re feeling particularly kind today–and if you believe the work is good, of course–I would like to ask you a precious vote for me to get past the first level of the competition… and at least be heard by the technical judges in whatever comes next. -.-

GMB (Game Music Brasil)

Here’s the theme (now properly looped). Use the “votar” button, complete the form w/ your e-mail address then use the validation link when it arrives at your inbox. Deeeeply thankful I will be. o.o

http://www.gamemusicbrasil.com.br/?page_id=456&v=90

See ya next Monday!

Top 5 #2: Best Videogames Repetitive Battle Music

October 24, 2011 3 comments

Hi there, how are you doing?

Just to follow my previous post here is another top 5 list formerly published at Gamespot regarding videogame music. Enjoy!


I’ve been into a lot of research on how to make loop music without being annoying (oh Hotel Dusk, I love you so much…) and that led me to another Top 5, another one that’s (game)music related. I just can’t help myself… :P

#5: Summon Night: Swordcraft Story (GBA)

This game deserves a place in this list because… It managed to stuck the battle theme to my head even if I DIDN’T really played the game. I just listened to it while my (ex)wife was playing and still I’m not able to forget it.

#4: Yie Ar Kung-Fu (NES)

Yie Ar Kung-Fu is a quite simple arcade port from the NES early days with a single battle music for all levels – which are infinite since the game will start over again after you beat it just with different colors for the backgrounds. What can I say about this theme? The Xmas night my mother gave me a Dynavision II (a Brazillian NES which came with Yie Ar Kung Fu) I played the entire night until the score exploded into 999,999. And I STILL like the in-game music. It’s a little too much cliche using those eastern melodic modes but it worked quite well anyways.

#3: Final Fantasy (NES)

Grinding… in… the desert. Oh my. The music is great though despite of the weird (due to arrangement technical limitations at the time) gap between parts A and B in the theme.

#2: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

The game that almost made me cry. I’m ashamed to say that even after 20 years I can’t beat the last freaking boss. And the fact that the game is not an RPG or a fighting game shows well how many times I’ve listened to that theme.

#1: Chrono Trigger (SNES)

There’s not much to talk about this one, it’s just plain awesome. I still catch myself whistling this while walking the streets every now and then. And the timbres are perfectly choosen as well.


Have a nice week, see ya next time!

Brand New EP! (Skipped One, But Still… :P)

June 27, 2011 1 comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

Last week I got a request on a new soundtrack job… And it couldn’t be more pleasant to do. It was a media campaign on traffic safety issues… But it was meant to be like a retro game! Like, “you don’t have lives to spare on real life” or something like that.

The video is yet to be ready but here you can take a listen to the tracks I’ve made for it. I’ve drawn my inspiration basically from the visuals of Excitebike (NES) to write a couple themes–one for a “start”, one main theme (that can be looped indefinitely), another loop for a “finish” and a “death” theme. lol

Despite being an apparently breeze-pace of a job it was a somewhat tough nut to crack since I had to build my own “NES 8-bit staccato” SoundFont library before even starting to work… Fun, but still effortful.

Here we go with the tracks (the EP is called “RetroBike”), I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while making it. :)

Have an awesome week, see ya!

Expanding the archive…

April 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Here I am a little delayed again–but this game called life can get tricky sometimes… Althought fun as well. :)

Came to upload my second “virtual-EP” on game music to follow the opening post for this blog. This one is from 2009, I was starting to study a little bit of Piano and a bunch of new themes came out at the time… I’ve picked two for this one.

A cookie for anyone knowing the reference for the cover. ;)

"Take that hamster... Hum, hum... Yummy!"

A Treble Clef Lesson

B Bass Clef Lesson

Starting the Blog Up: Building An Archive…

February 14, 2011 1 comment

Hi there folks! Just setting things up, my intention here is to share some soundtrack works from me as some eventual articles and other related stuff every Monday–stay tuned!

Starting with my first “virtual EP” from 2008, a tribute to Kinuyo Yamashita (AKA “James Banana”, who did the original Castlevania’s soundtrack) and Miles Davis–if he could play Harvest Moon. :P

Enjoy!

OzukaCover

Night and day, Castlevania and Harvest Moon...

Kinuyo Ne

So Walk

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