ReMix: Final Fantasy IV "Submission" 3:11

By Isopropyl

Arranging the music of one song...

"Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy IV (Square, 1991, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2001-05-10, evaluated by djpretzel


This is a ReMix from the AMERICAN FF2 (SNES), known as FF4 in Japan. You see, I learned my lesson. Never again will I offend the legions of FF fans who pounce at the chance to flood my inbox with (helpful) corrections with a dreaded 'version' mistake ^^ This is actually our first FF2 / FF4j ReMix, and it comes not from ffmusicdj or the usual squaresoft channels but from first-time contributor Isopropyl. And you know what? It's pretty dern good. Squeeky clean synth arpeggios with dat good ole resonance sweep thang. To explain: most synths have what are called filters, which control the amplitude of a given frequency spectrum. Lowpass and Highpass are the most common, filtering out high and low ends of the spectrum for a muted or gritty, telephone effect. But if you're lucky your filters also have resonance, sometimes referred to as simply 'Q' which is hard to explain other than it adds warmth to a filter and makes squishy, fun analogue effects. This ReMix uses Q nicely. Also gots nice backing strings and beat - nothing over the top here; a good, straightforward techno gig.

djpretzel

Discussion

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DjjD
on 2015-12-02 02:02:01

Not exactly my favorite mix to date, but hey, it's got a cool TRON thing going in the beginning.

The added element at 0:49 doesn't really help either, and I mean, I was really trying to like this one. I gotta agree with the statements before me: It feels very basic.

It has this weird samba vibe going on but the remix feels very jumbled. Directionless. I wish this one could be updated, for sure.

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Bahamut
on 2010-11-26 20:13:08

What an old song - it has a dated sound to it unsurprisingly. I was never a fan of this one even way back unfortunately. It just seemed to rely too much on the original source and didn't do much special with it.

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Lucentas
on 2009-07-21 23:15:35

Simple, yes, but dated, I think not. Really a marvelous mix.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-06-14 01:25:01

Simplicity be damned, I totally feel this one.

It expands on the theme just enough, there is some nice synth exploration and some excellent progression. Of course Nobuo gets a lot of the credit, but the sound of this more than classes this as a worthy remake.

There is an emptiness aside from the synths, and the overall concept of the mix is not going to suit a lot of people's tastes, but I can appreciate what is going on in this one. Understated and very cool.

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Streets of Rage bum
on 2008-08-20 17:00:34

This track makes it on my playlist, honestly its probably my favourite mix of the FF4 main theme on this site. I thought there's would've been more people who'd wanna try this theme considering it's importance in the history of the SNES age, quite surprising...

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evktalo
on 2007-12-08 13:22:42

There's a frog in the right channel. Otherwise, the simplicity of this remix can be thought of as it's strength. Yeah, I wouldn't mind if it aimed a bit higher, but I like it as it is, it's somehow quite sweet. Except for that frog. I find it hard to listen past it.

--Eino

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mananetwork
on 2007-11-07 22:59:02

I knew a long while back when I first heard this song it hit base notes like i've never heard before. I have well over 10gig's worth of house/electric/techno on my computer, but this song beats them all when it comes to testing the sub. Just last week I finally purchased a real sub for my Home Theater system and I knew I had to try this song throught my collection. Let's just say my doors were rattling and the water in my tea was vibrating.. AWESOME!!

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OA
on 2007-05-15 10:55:24

Way too basic for my tastes, it sounds like a once-throuh with a little bit of extra synth.

Sorry, not a fan.

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Soapy
on 2006-06-30 11:58:02

Forget what anyone else has told you Isopropyl. This song is so hard to explain how good it is, me, an english major in college, can't think of a way to explain it. Excellent work, and I pray you make more masterpieces.

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Bummer
on 2005-10-04 04:25:15

I felt it was too original, Isopropyl just added two synths and used a new version of the strings, it just felt like the org, the beginning was different, I thought it was building up for a techno break-out or something, but it continued with its calm and mellow style to the end, like the org. But still a descent work, keep on and you´ll surely be better.

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SamuraiFoochs #Reload
on 2005-01-23 22:10:02

I'm kinda torn here. It's kinda cool but it really falls a little flat in my book because it's so simple. I mean I understand some people like that, just, not me. BTE, I'm reviewing like mad cause I realize I don't review half of what I download, and I think I should. :)

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ajgunn225
on 2005-01-19 22:19:40

This is my favorite song on OC remix, and I have literally listened to EVERY remix on the site. I'm not just one of those people who rant about one song after listening to only a handful. It may not always be the number one song in my top 100 OC remixes, but for now it is. It sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. Awesome work Isopropyl!

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daprophet
on 2004-02-11 06:57:04

Plain, bland, and doesn't hold on at all to me...

Oh yeah, what Landon said was 'bout was I was thinking as well...this isn't fit to stand alone, IMHO.

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Elvenstar!
on 2003-05-20 23:42:53

I guess I am crazy, but I really enjoyed this song.

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Landon
on 2002-10-07 01:25:27

Hmm, I dunno. Standing alone it doesn't work too well, but it could work as a cute little connecter between two songs on a neato little compilation. 6 out of 10.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy IV (Square, 1991, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV"

Tags (7)


Genre:
House
Mood:
Chill
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Moderate

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_4_Submission_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,140,642 bytes
MD5:
76880d984eab70866f54107163d2ff01
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
3:11

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