ReMix: Final Fantasy VI "Terra Tripmachine" 5:27

By djbrilliant, JV

Arranging the music of one song...

"Terra"

Primary Game: Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu

Posted 2001-08-08, evaluated by djpretzel


What's a poor webmaster of a game ReMix site to do? I keep getting ReMixes of the FF6 Terra track, they keep kicking ass, and I keep posting them. We've got quite a few now, and JV throws his respectable hat into the ring with a straight-techno version that, in addition to simply being well-produced, with slick drums and requisite filtered vintage synthage, actually does some cool things with the background chord pattern, including some nice organ work. Begins with a simple, music-boxish rendition on a plucked synth instrument and ends with the same (becoming a bit cliched, but still works). A very enjoyable track that doesn't just fly on autopilot like it could, but varies and innovates enough to satisfy more demanding listeners like moi. Groovy ^^

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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timaeus222
on 2015-12-20 22:56:25

Interesting. Wasn't too much of a fan of the music box-like intro since the rhythm was sloppy, but what came after showed promise as to how it could sound today. I like the rhythmic change-ups. The partwriting during the non-dance rhythm (e.g. 1:56, 2:09, etc) was the highlight of this for me. Nice work!

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Bahamut
on 2012-01-02 18:30:46

Man, talk about a blast from the past. I love my Terra, and this mix provides a unique take on the source material, if dated. This mix really makes me wonder how it would sound if updated though. The arrangement itself isn't bad. It still has its enjoyability even now due to its unique nature and bounciness with the synth usage.

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jimveta
on 2009-07-11 15:46:14

Wow, this is the first time I've visited since about the time I submitted this ages ago..

Anyways, although it's obviously too late for this, I'd still like to greatly apologize for any misunderstanding!

I certainly did use Trip_Machine's remix, and thought I had mentioned that this was simply a remix of his own remix in my submission.. (and in the original mp3 ID3 tags as well) In fact, I wanted to make sure of the attribution by keeping the same remix title. I don't recall any contact info in the midi file either but I could be wrong. Whatever the case, I should've made sure the page had proper credits and I messed up :tomatoface:

I'm glad that OCremix was able to rectify the situation though.

And to be honest when I listen to the song now, I feel :oops: and am not sure if I did Trip_Machine a service or a disservice. Certainly then I thought, hmm.. good enough, I'm satisfied, submit, lol. But I think DJpretzel was just too much of a Mr Nice Guy at the time, before the rest of the crew came onboard if I recall (with the yellow/orange web page). Definitely would not past muster now with so much talent here.

Heck, I'm asking to remove my Turok submission here.. gah.. not even a real 'remix'.

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OA
on 2008-04-22 11:25:18

Not really digging the weirdly sequenced intro and outro, it just strikes me as sloppy rather than something artistic. Once it gets going, it seems kindof basic to me. The rhythm changeups on the melody keep it slightly interesting, and the drums are pretty well done. The half time sections are nice.

There are some additional counterpoint elements that take the forefront in a few sections to give the track a bit more longevity, and though structurally it doesn't really deviate at all, enough new bits are piled on to give it personality.

Decent; check it out if you really love the Terra theme and need to hear all the mixes of it.

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Liontamer
on 2006-04-09 19:19:41
I remember there was somebody who submitted a song here, and in the judges' decision thread he mentioned that this was actually a MIDI rip of one of his own songs, and he wanted to report it... any word as to the result of the investigation?

Lockdown 2. We've already looked at it.

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OmegaDonut
on 2006-04-09 17:31:59

I remember there was somebody who submitted a song here, and in the judges' decision thread he mentioned that this was actually a MIDI rip of one of his own songs, and he wanted to report it... any word as to the result of the investigation?

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ShinCrono
on 2006-04-09 02:16:17

This could quite possibly be my favorite remix in OC, it's defenetly up there with the best.

Something about this song makes me so happy when I hear it. :D

I rate it a 9.8/10

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nikstar
on 2006-01-10 16:31:58

this remix is very good and I have had it forever but just listened to it for the first time. I don't know about anyone else but this remix reminds me of Startropics, it just has this feel to it...

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SakakiAzu
on 2005-11-12 04:11:36

Very nice remix. I didn't like the opening, but other than that, Its a really nice TECHNO remix of Terra.

8/10

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DukeNukem007
on 2005-10-31 01:07:59

There will NEVER be a Terra mix half the quality of "Toki no Hourousha" from the Pray soundtrack, but this is about as close as you can get...

Love the way it starts, and how it maintains that melody the whole way and adds the extra beats...the pulsing rhythm keeps it going nicely.

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Bummer
on 2005-09-20 04:08:57

I don´t know how many terra remixes there are here, but this one got something a little more. I like the beginning when it starts out carefully, it builds up by new added instruments and in comes...an organ, thingie?

I don´t really know, but it sounds very good among the other instruments and the cool beats.

The whole mix is just jumping between the notes, not flowing like many others, therefore the name of the song I guess.

Great stuff, JV

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TAT_PKN
on 2005-06-11 21:39:53

This is my #1 fav song in OC_Remix website, so mesmerizing and sounds funky which is never boring. This is the song that I turn on to hear the most in my life 8O. Yes, I told my friends this tune is the best of remixes for the FFIII_VI Terra theme, which I have a collection :D.

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The Damned
on 2004-12-21 01:47:56

You know, I've been listening to this song for about two and a half years now. I first heard it when I found out about OCRemix, and that was only because of a friend that had been downloading the songs since the sites inception.

Anyways... Despite the fact that I've grown tired with most of the music I have now, I still enjoy JV's song as much as I did when I first heard it. Something about it keeps me interested in it time and again. Even though there are other versions of the same song, I can't help but smile a little bit when it pops up on Winamp every so often. It's one of the few remaining songs I still get excited about when I hear it starting.

So, for making something that has managed to still hold my interest after all this time, and considering I get bored with songs after only a few weeks and I am constantly searching for more and more new music, I say, to you JV, kudos and thanks.

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Nannette82
on 2004-09-28 18:02:37

Awesome. All elements were very clear and fit together perfectly. Top tier.

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TriP_MaChiNE
on 2003-11-23 15:03:57
Definitely don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'm wondering what the relationship is between this "TerraTripMachine" and the Terra remix by a guy named TripMachine here:

http://www.vgmidi.com/html/osr3results.htm

The base melodies (beyond just the standard Terra theme, duh) are the same, but this one is slightly more techno. Even so, at the very least I think it should be made more clear than just putting the guy in the title that this is a remix of a remix, not just a remix of the original song.

Both are very cool, however, and I actually downloaded this one because I liked the first one so much.

Yup, that's me! Wow, I remixed that such a long time ago it was cool to hear it again, in OCR... although it would've been nice if I got some credit for it other than putting my name in the song title, which doesn't say much =S or at least some notification, I think my contacts could have been found in the midi file... oh well, still cool to hear!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VI (Square, 1994, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
Songs:
"Terra"

Tags (10)


Genre:
Dance
Mood:
Happy
Instrumentation:
Electronic, Organ, Strings, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Time > 4/4 Time Signature
Time > Tempo: Fast
Usage > Workout

File Information


Name:
Final_Fantasy_6_Terra_Tripmachine_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,322,113 bytes
MD5:
676922f8463a02806b51d466727dc739
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
5:27

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