ReMix: Mega Man X "Airbased" 3:58

By Chikusho Sound Team

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acoustic-guitar rock synth
Arranging the music of one song...

"Storm Eagle Stage"

Primary Game: Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES), music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara

Posted 2002-02-02, evaluated by djpretzel


Oh Momma . . . guitarheads, Megafreaks, and fans of good tunage alike rejoice - this new Mega Man X ReMix from the team that brought you the Castlevania 'Wickedest Child' ReMix came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and it's all out of bubblegum. Introing with ambient wind and the sound of an eagle cry, things don't stay peaceful for too long, as rock drums, synth, and heavy & ace guitar comes in and sets the stage for a beautiful mix of synthage and guitar rock, including some blistering solos, from the force that is Chikusho Sound Team. They wanted to improve the sound quality more on this piece, but I'm pretty dern happy - in fact, that's an understatement: much like their first ReMix, this is an instant classic, kickin some butt, with rises and falls and guitar riffage that's pure elysium. There's even a slow refrain to end things off, with a chorused but tame (i.e. not distorted) electric that's quite beautiful. These guys work together fantastically - hope you agree & enjoy da mix. Highly Recommended.

djpretzel

Discussion

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Marmiduke
on 2011-11-10 00:58:48

Man this is muddy. Don't know what the particular issue is; low bitrate, uneven compression or both, but it's like listening to it through pea soup...

I get the feeling there is a lot more detail I'm not hearing because of some unfortunate production

Which is a great shame because I really do love the arrangement. This is an extremely typical guitar mix, but a damn good one. I particularly like the solo, and even though it has to battle somewhat with the noisy, dodgy technical issues and the seen-better-days samples, I still think it triumphs. A very impressive feat.

I'm even a fan of the mellow epilogue, though it seems I'm in the minority on that one. I think a change in pace is a much better way to end a mix than a fadeout.

In all, there's lots of things holding this back from top marks, to be sure. But there's still plenty of talent and great music here, if you are willing to strain our ears to make it all out.

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OA
on 2010-04-29 11:48:47

good arrangement, but the production hasn't held up at all :-(

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Crulex
on 2010-03-17 13:20:56

The beginning with the screeching eagle was the perfect way to start off this ReMix. I don't mind the fact that this is a bit slower than normal, as the guitars shredding out through it is done really well. The only problem I have is that the real slow part at the end seems to come up out of nowhere, like their is little to no transition.

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42
on 2009-03-06 16:43:09

Oh, yesssssssss.....

While I wouldn't want to choose between this and Powerglove's, this is still crazy good :-D

I really like the screaming eagle that punctuates the mix; it's feels just so appropriate.

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uagrenadier
on 2009-01-07 04:04:13

fave part is 2:41-2:47

2:47 reminds me of 'baker street'

really soulful.

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ManicRoth
on 2007-05-23 02:29:56

The source material here is fantastic, but this remix definitely does it justice and goes way beyond. Great guitar work and interpretation throughout, but especially around 2:19 - 2:31 -- I can listen to that part over and over again per listen and do. It's more than just shredding; it's shredding within the lines - very carefully crafted and easy to listen to. This kind of track lends itself to getting carried away with freestyle guitar, but these dudes never try to go overboard, and the backing instrumentals are perfectly complementary -- solid all around. The ending is a little anticlimactic and it's kinda long, so I usually just skip it, but otherwise this mix is pretty much flawless. It sucks that a mix like this might go relatively unnoticed because the game is more obscure than CT or FF and less known for its music. Regardless, this is definitely one of the most badass remixes on the site.

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linkspast
on 2006-11-07 17:11:25

this song = pure awesomness

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Pink
on 2006-09-27 13:13:02

Hmm... this is certainly a bit of a different take on the Storm Eagle stage theme... it's slower... more relaxed... and much less intense than the original.

The remix itself is very well done and all put together nicely. It's enjoyable to listen to and there's nothing that's delayed, off-key, etc.

I've had this remix for quite some time... it was one of the first remixes I downloaded from OC. The only real problem I've had with it for awhile though is that I just do not like the ending... it contrasts just a bit too much to the rest of the song for me. The song would've been better if the ending section was chopped off entirely, for me at least.

Either way... this remix is still recommended to me to most people out there, since it's calmer than most songs that are considered rock, so even those that don't like rock may enjoy this mix.

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Liontamer
on 2006-04-25 21:57:52
I'll be reporting the plagarism of this ReMix to the proper people at that site in order to have the kid's account dealt with.

Yeah, I probably should have done that myself, but in the rush to figure out how to tell the original artists, I failed to remember. :) It seems a lot of people on that site don't exactly read the TOS. At all. 3

EDIT: Whoops, I imagine disabling BBCode also affects quotes.

No worries. We don't need to contact Chikusho Sound Team in order to handle this properly anyway. If you'd like you file your own report on it, that's definitely appreciated. No matter what you do, I'll be following up on the situation myself as well. Thanks again; good looking out!

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Eris
on 2006-04-25 21:54:04
I'll be reporting the plagarism of this ReMix to the proper people at that site in order to have the kid's account dealt with.

Yeah, I probably should have done that myself, but in the rush to figure out how to tell the original artists, I failed to remember. :) It seems a lot of people on that site don't exactly read the TOS. At all. 3

EDIT: Whoops, I imagine disabling BBCode also affects quotes.

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Liontamer
on 2006-04-25 21:48:47
Sorry to post on an old remix, but I found some worthless bugger claiming this remix as his own work, right here: http://furaffinity.net/view/90119/

Anyone know how to contact the original authors and tell them about it? Thanks.

You can always bump review threads for older ReMixes. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The kid's only other submission to Fur Affinity is an MP3 of the Sephiroth theme. I'll be reporting the plagarism of this ReMix to the proper people at that site in order to have the kid's account dealt with.

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Eris
on 2006-04-25 21:23:36

Sorry to post on an old remix, but I found some worthless bugger claiming this remix as his own work, right here: http://furaffinity.net/view/90119/

Anyone know how to contact the original authors and tell them about it? Thanks.

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Goten X
on 2006-01-24 13:44:18

I, too, thought it was kinda rushed and muddy at some points. Its a great mix, but I for some reason don't like the lead synth on it. Just me?

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Yeah, its must be just me.

And, the solo was kick-ass to me. ^_^

|GX

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Bummer
on 2006-01-07 07:18:18

Wow, simply just wow.8O It was a nice beginning to start off with some high winds and the cry of an eagle. The walkover to the real deal may've been too abrupt, but at least they go straight to the point. I can see why Team Chikusho gets so much respect, they deserves it!

Excellent guitars to open up with, accompanied with an a nice organ synth and awesome drums. The electric solo that then followed didn't have the same quality though, the guitar didn't sound too good. It was...what's the word?

It is generally sloppy

Yeah, that's it. It did pick up again with the same energy afterwards, so it was only the solo I had issues with. Everything else was excellent played. Does anyone happen to have a lighter?

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Magnum_Thunder
on 2005-10-03 18:27:58

Well well well. What have we here? A guitar-haven mix from the Chikusho Sound Team? Many people will think that they're in for quite a ride, and you are correct. This mix takes us back to the ol' days of MMX and revolves around it. A hard piece with non-stop action, except for the last bit. It was a surprise to me when I found that the last thirty seconds or so was very mellow for such a mix. Ok in a way, but somehow didn't fully catch my attention in a MMX perspective.

Final Grade: 6.5 out of 10

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993, SNES)
Music by Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
Songs:
"Storm Eagle Stage"

Tags (3)


Genre:
Rock
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Synth
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File Information


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Mega_Man_X_Airbased_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,801,433 bytes
MD5:
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Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
3:58

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