ReMix: Scribblenauts 'NO (resub)'
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I'm posting this from our hotel room on the beautiful garden isle of Kauai, where from our balcony we can see palm trees, surfers, and the vast, expansive Pacific. Yes, I'm posting video game mixes on my honeymoon - let no one question my commitment to OverClocked ReMix. Or Sparkle Motion, for that matter. I'm glad we're specifically getting a mix from 5TH Cell's Scribblenauts, courtesy ProtoDome, but am also generally happy to see more focus on newer games, unmixed games, and handheld games, three categories it happens to fall under. Blake writes:
"Ah, thought I’d go halc and try something other than Nintendo (mainly Pokemanz) for a change, although I really can’t escape from my IV, iv chord resolutions. Man, I am so unoriginal. The Scribblenauts soundtrack (if you’ve ever listened) sounds like it wants to go all glitch in various places so I thought I’d extend on that. Hope u liek Chiptune... OH! PS! Props to WILLROCK for the awesome song title."
Ah, Mr. Harby... your shenanigans do not go unappreciated. This is definitely some chippy, chipper chiptune, with dominant percolating melodies peppered with breaks, bits, gates, fx (SMB death sound?), vox samples, and all manner of modulated joy. The actual melody itself reminds me of some of Bo's early SEGA stuff, all of which I love, and the treatment/interpretation is chiptune maximalism, first class. OA writes:
"The name is a bit meta, but that is part of the charm. I don't think many other game sources could work with the name. The arrangement is quirky and fun, and though I feel that a lot of the sounds used sounded the same as the game synths, there are a few spots where it is well beyond the DS sound chip's level. I think it was pretty cool and fun.
yes to NO (resub)."
Resident "youthful curmudgeon" Vigilante adds a dash of sarcastic approval:
"I'm not sure you have enough stutter edits in here. Can you maybe resubmit it with twice as many? I'd like the waveform to look like someone tapping out morse code. YES."
... just WATCH us now get a submission that spells out "F^&* THE JUDGES!" in morse code using stutter fx, for all those with too much time on their hands to lovingly decipher. At any rate, while the original may be retro to begin with, Blake's really dressed it up to the 9-bits, and composer David Franco's melody is well-deserving. Get your scribble on in style w/ more great stuff from ProtoDome.
- Crulex on September 11, 2012
- Bluekirby on September 7, 2010
- Martin Penwald on August 29, 2010
Also MasterUnderscoreYoshi, I've had a friend say exactly the same thing, so you're not alone there. Hoping to improve on that in later songs.
- PROTO·DOME on August 27, 2010
I have to say, the level of detail is clearly evident and reasonably astounding in his remixes, and ProtoDome can easily be labeled as one of the best chiptuners out there. I'm blown away yet again.
Truly great work, keep it up.
- Frozoth on August 26, 2010
*Scrolls up* Oh, maybe that's the voice sample? Not sure, never played the game. Also, it doesn't feel like the mix evolves much during its course. I mean granted I have disliked other works for moving TOO MUCH or having complete shifts in direction, but this just sort of sits in its one happy little place and doesn't feel like going out anywhere.
Normally that would be fine, but with a mix this short to feel like it is repeating itself is just something I can't get over.
Still, it's pretty well constructed, the sounds themselves (other than that one sample/synth/thing) are good enough, I just wish there was a bit more direction to it.
- Master_Yoshi on August 19, 2010
Overall, very strong work.
- OA on August 19, 2010
- Hylian Lemon on August 18, 2010
- docnano on August 18, 2010
- spacepony on August 18, 2010
I was hoping ProtoDome was going to release another mix, and it's a big improvement on an already good start.
- CC Ricers on August 17, 2010
- last light on August 17, 2010
Also, he does need to di...ne on ice cream.
- Mirby on August 17, 2010
A+++++ would listen again.
- Emunator on August 17, 2010
djpretzel wrote: Blake's really dressed it up to the 9-bits
it seems i have started a trend now :3
gud job blastroise
- halc on August 17, 2010