Posted 2013-05-26, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomers PsyNES & Elrinth (Jari & Nicklas) offer up some tasty Mega Man 2 electronica with this upbeat & energetic take on 'Flash Man' that starts off strong and only gets more creative as it goes:

"Elrinth picked up one of my unfinished remixes and merged it together. Then he sent it back to me and I got pepped and made the rest of the tune awesome. We made this with Renoise and this is a taste of what's to come under 2012."

In addition to marrying chip elements with a more modern arsenal of synths, there's a lot of nice details here & there, including a generous helping of FX used for percussive & transitional purposes, and more expansive modifications to melody/harmony towards the end. Emu writes:

"Right off the bat, my interest is definitely captured with your energetic and lively writing. Even though things stay relatively simple, and there's not very many instruments going at once, the overall balance/levels sounds pretty pleasing. Fun transitions all across the board, you really cover a TON of ground before the track is over. Very cool hybrid style, I don't have much to say here but what I'm hearing definitely sounds over the bar to me. Had a lot of fun listening to this!"

Nutritious adds:

"Yup, loving the energy. Loved that little transition to the melody at :58. Really liking the energy here. Bass sequencing really shined at places 1:32 - I love the little details thrown here to move the root note and give a bit more interest to the section. SFX were sprinkled throughout, but felt tastefully done. This arrangement makes me think of some of the old school ocr tunes, but with a facelift in the production and some instrumentation. As Larry said, never a dull moment here."

Exciting & fun debut from PsyNES & Elrinth - sure, it's a familiar theme, and it's been arranged in electronic genres more than a few times, but there's a unique character to this mix, the plentiful FX lend a certain exuberance, and compositionally there are some nifty tweaks that seem fresh & cast a new light on an old favorite. Definitely looking forward to hearing more!

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Discussion

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Zevin
on 2017-07-26 21:59:24

I have to say that this track is - HANDS - DOWN - THE - BEST - Mega Man remix to date. I will strongly petition for DJ Pretzel to do more Mega Man remixes.

BRAVO!!

~Zevin

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rytz
on 2014-01-08 14:43:20

Amazing track - I listened to it non-stop for about an hour last night.

The only thing I find questionable are a couple sound effects. The "megman jump landing" effect is too clean - needs to be either volumed down or have more reverb to blend it better. The "gate" effect could have been split up to match the beat.

Other than those, I think the mix is perfect.

Master work!

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Crulex
on 2013-06-05 13:07:36

Sound effects and chip tune together in a tasty little mix. Lots of energy going, which makes this a fun track to listen to, and the way the sound effects help the ReMix along is brilliant. Not bad at all.

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timaeus222
on 2013-06-03 02:23:58

I'm not sure, but I might have heard this on the WIP forums a while back. Good to see it up!

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Kadosho
on 2013-05-30 16:38:52

Humbled to hear a remix of a classic MM track. Plus it feels like a live gameplay segment with all of the sound fx going berserk. Until it all comes together, it is so sweet.

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avaris
on 2013-05-30 13:28:38

Kudos on the creative sequencing and use of sounds. The soundscape kept evolving but still felt familiar and like the same song. Not an easy task to accomplish.

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SuperiorX
on 2013-05-28 20:53:11

Yeah very nice! You guys managed to take a very overdone theme and make it sound fresh. I really liked the arrangement and use of sfx too. Nice job! :-)

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Halsafar
on 2013-05-27 16:33:36

I logged for the first time in 7 years just to say how awesome this song is. My neighbours may not be enjoying me at this moment however.

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Genoism
on 2013-05-27 14:47:57

all i have to say is...omg i can't stop listening to it!

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MindWanderer
on 2013-05-27 02:10:26

When I saw this posted, I thought, "Really? More Flash Man? And with lots of SFX? Ugh. Well, I'll listen anyway." And wow, this kicks ass. Some of it is just a little too liberal for my tastes, but overall this was really amazing. Best use of 8-bit SFX I've ever heard, great arrangement, great instrumentation, great job keeping a short loop fresh each time it comes around.

I've only just started to play with synth effects myself, and now mixes like this one are my goal. Well, maybe without the SFX. I don't think I could ever make myself do that.

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Gario
on 2013-05-26 20:56:34

PsyNES!

Man, I've been waiting for a mixpost from you for ages - love your stuff. Very tight, very well mixed and just full of awesomeness, in general.

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djpretzel
on 2013-05-26 18:08:13

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Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 2 (Capcom, 1988, NES)
Music by Manami Matsumae, Takashi Tateishi
Songs:
"Flash Man Stage"

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Genre:
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Chiptune, Electronic, In-game FX, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Time > Tempo: Fast

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Name:
Mega_Man_2_Acid_Flashbacks_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,939,383 bytes
MD5:
325d62375fe66ca9f8c97b2704418bc5
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
4:45

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