ReMix: Mega Man 3 'ProtoVaffe'
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Latest in a series of ReMixer-tribute pieces Mustin's done, it shouldn't take the frequent visitor too long to figure out just from the title that this is a MegaMan 3 ReMix of the mysterious Protoman's theme done McVaffe-style. True to Protoman's enigmatic nature in the game, this melody is at points jazzy in the same way old detective movie soundtracks were - sort of a sleazy type of melody (but in a good way). Whether or not this piece reminds you of McVaffe or not, aspects of its execution are similar, including mixing electronic and acoustic elements i.e. an electro drum track and synth bass with piano, harp, strings, and flute. At about 1'40" there's a nice piano solo section that breaks away nicely (stumbles over the upwards run at 2'02" a bit though). Importantly, Mustin does the types of ornamentation on the piano line that McVaffe's good at, and mixed the track in a similarly clean and direct fashion. I especially dig how the original intro was used, and how the repeating, fading note used as a break was kept and covered by piano. I might have ended with the same thing, which Mustin almost does, but the piece picks up and fades out instead. Oh, and gotta love those harp-run fills. Nice stuff, and qualifies as what I would call a good tribute.
- metaphist on May 25, 2010
Thankfully, Mustin has gotten a lot better though, so this song is just one that marks the progress of the journey of his musical maturity for me, nothing more.
- Bahamut on October 11, 2009
Anyways, this is a really good tribute mix. Great style adaption on Mustin's part to really fit McVaffe's style. My favorite part is the piano break at 1:40. Transition is perfect, and the arpeggiated background fits just right. Also, the bass is rockin'
Sounds are old nowadays, but still a good fun listen.
- DragonAvenger on February 4, 2009
The piano is pretty mechanical, especially compared to the fluid harp runs, and is especially exposed during the arpeggios, but who am I to let a little bit of mechanical sequencing get in the way of enjoying a mix?
One last nitpick is the intro chiptune could have benefitted from a little processing to round the edges off, so to speak, but I can appreciate the desire to keep it real.
Despite a few issues with details on the micro level, this is a really good mix by a very talented remixer and is definitely recommended.
- OA on June 25, 2007
The other thing is that the style seems a lot like the late works of one J-pop artist Masato Nakamura, composer for group Dreams Come True, also composer for Sonic 1 and 2 music.
In particular, listen to the DCT album Monkey Girl Oddissey.
- KogeJoe on January 27, 2007
- nardman on March 3, 2006
- Kurokun1293 on February 14, 2006
Hey, not bad flutes, little sudden walkover, and...OH, PIANO! Beautiful. Hey, I remember this song. very nice work, Mustindude. :)!!
- Bummerdude on September 23, 2005
Original song quality B
Remixing quality, soundness A -
Replay value A-
Overall 89 B+
- DukeNukem007 on September 11, 2003
- myzery_clown on August 13, 2003
On a side-note, a friend of mine just put some 'woofers in his car. It sounds [u]unbelievable[/u]. Great, great bass tune, without going overboard... unless you want it to... *cranks up the sub volume* :wink:
- Tregan on December 13, 2002
- rhapsody on August 14, 2002
Awesome little wind and piano piece here by Mustin with and excellent drum beat. I have always loved that violin sound that really makes me want to dance. The little square tune intro is very cool as well. Great work Mustin, keep this coming.
- Ginnsu on May 26, 2002