ReMix: Mega Man 2 "Bubble Man (Electron Mix)" 3:19

By Electron

Arranging the music of one song...

"Bubble Man Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES), music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi

Posted 2000-10-17, evaluated by djpretzel


While it does show some MIDI roots, the sound set used and the programming on the drums are enough to qualify this MM2 ReMix from Electron, which takes a rapid-fire kick drum and moving slap bass to the Bubbleman theme. The super-fast arpeggio patterns are also slick, and there's a smidgin' of reverb to balance things out so that, even if it doesn't have the sonic quality of a Peeples or Prievert, it's still well put together and worth listening to.

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DarkeSword
on 2015-08-25 10:02:15

It's WinGroove!

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Crulex
on 2014-07-27 18:02:57

The midi is strong with this one. Like, really freaking strong. I do have to at least say that the drums were indeed the best part of this mix, and to be fair, since I am used to listening to midi files of songs, this is put together fairly well in that aspect, but all in all, just seems more like another one of those rather than a ReMix one would expect from here.

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Rexy
on 2011-12-14 12:55:30

"Sonic quality of Peeples or Prievert"... eh, I'm not really too sure if they should be seen as the primes even for back then, but they still had their stuff.

So it may have a very basic MIDI sound, though being guilty of using MIDI soundbanks in the past I shall let it pass considering its post date. Arrangement-wise, it sticks to the melody a lot, with some forms of buildup being done surrounding it, though I do give credit towards the drum writing; it's shown its involvement given the nature of the track and has shown elements of spice in it to keep things going refreshing.

It's a decent track, but I personally think it could've been better if you were able to work with a live guitarist, given the huge abundance of them in the community. Given that guitarists go as far back as February 2000 with live guitar appearances from the Frivolous Funk and the Rabbit Joint, it probably wouldn't have been problematic to see if anyone with live instruments would have kindly offered their services.

But as it is it sounds fine enough for its time. Shame you couldn't really stick around to improve the craft D:

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Bahamut
on 2009-10-11 01:47:33

Well I'll give this this much - it does take a somewhat unique approach in its lead. However, I think the bass being that loud contrasts too much with what otherwise would sound like a synth driven rock piece. There's not much done with the source to distinguish it from the original either...

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justinj212
on 2009-01-20 22:43:25

very retro feel to it, enjoyed it quite a lot. the synths on the melody were very nice, and I liked the fast synths scattered here and there. the break around 2:00 was nice as well. good work.

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DragonAvenger
on 2008-11-12 21:06:24

Definately very midi. Some good things; drums are decently programmed, though they still sound pretty meh. The arpeggio thing was a nice touch, though overused.

Aside from that, not much going on in terms of arrangement. Combine that with subpar sounds and it's not so great. Sorry.

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RePENT
on 2007-10-08 21:19:23

I'm sorry... but I have to say I think this a pretty weak entry. It really sounds like hardly any work was put into it, and the result is something not far off from any MIDI of the original track you can download off the net.

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OA
on 2007-01-30 12:31:00

Sounds like a midi rip with drums added, but the drums sound decent at least for what it is.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-23 09:42:28

Many say this is made of mostly MIDI.instruments- and I have to agree, but they are put together so that it doesn´t really sounds bad, actually good. :)

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MrNemo
on 2004-08-23 02:06:58

The opening is nice. The drum programming is nice. I have a personal bias over using bobo midi electric basses and guitars in the era of "Reason" and VSTi's. I like it around 2:25. Still a nice tune, though I can't say that enough of it was modified from the midi rip.

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Slime Master
on 2004-06-03 19:48:57

It's not the worst thing I have ever heard especially since I have no experience in making Remixes. But there are better remixes of this out there. Anyways I liked it.

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Kaleb.G
on 2004-06-02 21:44:07

Hahaha, this is SUCH a midi rip. It doesn't sound bad, but even I could make one of these.

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Broken Enigma
on 2003-12-19 19:33:13

not the best...kinda...not enough of the right tunes ya know?

:roll:

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Parker82
on 2002-08-31 19:56:50

I know it's an MP3 file, but the cheap sounding instruments used make it sound like a MIDI file.

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Jivemaster
on 2002-06-02 22:55:44

Mega Man 2 'Bubble Man (Electron Mix)'

Organ does the main tune as fake guitars, bass etc come in and out playing different parts. More panning should have been done here, but it's still quite acceptable. The drums have a short delay on them which sounds sort of cool, and there's just enough variety to keep you interested. Some of the highs are a little sharp, but it's still ok for the most part. Ok song, but could have been better in the creativity department.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Bubble Man Stage"

Tags (14)


Genre:
Experimental
Mood:
Quirky
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Breakbeats, Electric Piano, Electronic, Piano, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Competition
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast
Time > Tempo: Moderate
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Mega_Man_2_Bubble_Man_(Electron_Mix)_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,272,055 bytes
MD5:
ddbfb106830e518b832a6db2ec458a1d
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:19

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