ReMix: Metroid Prime "Let's Upset a 'Troid!" 3:51

By AngelCityOutlaw, timaeus222

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collab electric-guitar electronic synth tempo-fast
Arranging the music of one song...

"Ending Staff Roll"

Primary Game: Metroid Prime (Nintendo, 2002, GCN), music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Koichi Kyuma

Posted 2014-07-24, evaluated by the judges panel


MO METROID, this time from Prime, as timaeus & newcomer AngelCityOutlaw team up for an epic, upbeat, & exciting EDM ride with big, chunky beats, wonderfully rude synth bass, guitar bits, and nice pacing that keeps energy levels high:

timaeus222: "This ReMix was loads of fun, and I really enjoyed working on it with AngelCityOutlaw. This is a crazy effort, and I do believe ACO's guitar and arrangement contributions really tied this together very well. You just can't get that heaviness to the palm mute chugs with a sample library. This was my first time using Fruity Granulizer, and I loved the result. I really enjoyed the challenge in mixing this track overall, though. Fitting the wubs snugly into the guitar was tough for sure, but it sounds so cool in the end!"

AngelCityOutlaw: "You know, sometimes I love it when things don't work out. This Metroid Prime mix started as a Pitfall and Tomb Raider mix that "fell" through. So we abandoned it and began to look for other sources to remix instead. timaeus suggested the menu theme from Super Metroid, and I figured the credits theme from Metroid Prime was a more complete choice, and the rest is history! timaeus did the mixing, mastering and the majority of the arrangement on this one. I contributed guitars and some additional composition and arrangement. I also managed to beat Metroid Fusion during the times that T was working his magic on the mix! Seriously though, this thing was a huge undertaking and we hope that you, arbiters of OCR submissions, will enjoy evaluating this. To all of the people who have and will listen to this ReMix and support our music, we can't thank you enough and we'll see you next mission!"

Really great, complementary work from both artists - this held my interest AND pulled back just enough to avoid any potential fatigue, packed in some excellent sound design, and was most importantly HELLA FUN. Chimpazilla writes:

"I've liked this since I heard the first wip. Really nice synth work, great arrangement. I love the time signature changeups. The production is tight and it sounds balanced to me. Guitar work is solid. Transitions are good and the track has lots of nice detail."

Nutritious adds:

"Guitars make for a nice backing pattern, letting the synths keep the focus for much of the work. Nice synth choices here. Drum writing was really well varied to keep it fresh and interesting. Great arrangement. Solid stuff."

My expectations for Metroid Prime arrangements tend to involve a strong emphasis on the textural, given the source material, so I was also glad there was a bit of a hook present - I'm a sucker for catchy melodic content. Perhaps not a sucker, per se, but definitely an aficionado - that sounds more respectable. These fellas have put together an enjoyable, accessible, high-energy & slick MP ReMix that I think just about anyone should be able to get into - highly recommended!

djpretzel

Discussion: Latest 11 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Black_Doom
on 2015-02-09 12:16:11

While this mix neither is dubstep, nor rock, it perfecly combines funky guitar chops, aggresive synths bass and big beats, creating a heavy, massive soundscape that is definitely fun to listen to. Great job, guys!

VinnyMac
on 2014-08-20 00:19:36

Another fine ReMix from Metroid Prime! The progression of the track is ingenious in my opinion. It keeps you entertained, making you guess what's going to happen next throughout the piece.

timaeus222
on 2014-08-09 19:42:44
Whenever I click "Save Target As..." it comes up as "controller_xsl.php".

Try adding an exclamation mark after 'Troid. ;)

EDIT: Link now works normally! :)

Ur-Draco
on 2014-08-09 17:06:41

Whenever I click "Save Target As..." it comes up as "controller_xsl.php".

Uffe von Lauterbach
on 2014-07-25 21:55:29

I wasn't expecting this to go all out. The intro seemed pretty mellow and then suddenly drums. Pretty good remix. :)

AngelCityOutlaw
on 2014-07-25 01:00:58

Glad to see that people like this remix! :grin:

OverClocked PodCast
on 2014-07-24 20:42:21

This ReMix manages to keep the mysterious, alien quality of Metroid Prime alive while simultaneously being a boatload of fun. 2:14 had me grinning.

Crulex
on 2014-07-24 17:02:37

That synth work is freaking gorgeous in this arrangement. Lots of energy, good intro and outro, enjoyable breakdown and switch-ups, this mix nails everything I love about a ReMix just on the writing standpoint, let alone the arrangement itself being awesome. Damn good ReMix from you guys.

Chernabogue
on 2014-07-24 15:53:09

Super nice remix, from a game I really love! And congrats Chris Tim for being posted! :)

timaeus222
on 2014-07-24 15:40:54

Fun fact: The only compressor I used was the butt-ugly-sounding Fruity Compressor. :lol: Oh yeah, and the title is a reference to somethin'. ;)

I'm glad you guys were OK with the source being in much of the bass. xD

djpretzel
on 2014-07-24 15:20:36

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Metroid Prime (Nintendo, 2002, GCN)
Music by Kenji Yamamoto (I), Koichi Kyuma
Songs:
"Ending Staff Roll"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth
Additional:
Origin > Collaboration
Time > Tempo: Fast

File Information


Name:
Metroid_Prime_Let's_Upset_a_'Troid_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
6,942,100 bytes
MD5:
f3f428274f19f70e78b9ed94d93fa41b
Bitrate:
237Kbps
Duration:
3:51

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