ReMix: Pokémon X "Born from the Ashes" 3:21

By timaeus222

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dnb electric-guitar electronic energetic synth
Arranging the music of one song...

"Battle! (Xerneas/Yveltal)"

Primary Game: Pokémon X (Nintendo, 2013, 3DS), music by Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi, Satoshi Nohara, Shota Kageyama

Posted 2015-01-07, evaluated by djpretzel


High-octane beat-laden POKELECTRONICA DNB jams from from timaeus222, off Apex 2014: A New Challenger!!:

"If you guys recall back to ye olden days, the age-old question was, "who would win the loudness war without blasting out people's eardrums?" SIGN ME UP! For you audio geeks, this track reaches about -6dB RMS sometimes (for reference, zircon's "Augment" reaches -4.5dB RMS). This is by far one of my loudest (yet controlled) ReMixes, as well as probably my most convoluted soundscape thus far. I could say that my first major bass mixing hurdle was with my Gunstar Heroes ReMix, but I could also say that this X/Y ReMix is a "test" to see how much I can push the limits of my headphones (yes, I do mix with headphones most of the time!). This ReMix was influenced by a mesh of zircon's old and new tracks, and a little bit of bLiNd's old D&B ReMixes. The aim for this ReMix was a complex, futuristic atmosphere. You've got your adrenaline-pumping guitar-driven D&B, and then you've got your oxymoronic complexity breakdown section. Both of those combined make for a very unpredictable mix, yet I had gotten this huge grin on my face when I finished this.

As usual, some of the sounds made and used are on the more unique end of the texture spectrum (yes, it's now a thing), but nevertheless, I think you guys will get a smile on your face just as I did. I hope you'll rock out in your room (or itty-bitty living space) while hearing this piece of magic (get it?), and blast it in your cars when you feel extra rebellious! :D The title was based on how Xerneas was based on creatures living in the ash tree Yggdrasil (Norse mythology)."

An fx-laden roller coaster ride through glitches, twitches, & all manner of synthsploitation, this is fun and LOUD stuff, but as the artist mentions, the control is there, so while the beats are big & the synths rude, it's still well-produced. Chimpazilla writes:

"Stellar work from timaeus222 as usual! He sure knows how to handle Shreddage bass, the timbre is energetic and deep/satisfying. Tons of tasty details in this mix, DnB breaks/fills, just the right amount of vibrato, and the glitching is top notch. Mixing is great. It is in fact quite loud, yet not squashed. -6db RMS, oh my goodness!

Plenty of source worked into a nicely varied arrangement. Great work!"

Indeed; I tend not to think of POKEMANZ games in the context of fighting games, so I was surprised when I saw 'em on both Apex albums, but certainly no regrets; great stuff!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 7 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Ronald Poe
on 2017-08-02 12:06:45

A little loud in ways but definitely tasty. This is a great remix of a good Pokemon tune and has plenty of grit and DnB flavor. I can just picture Yveltal attacking to this. Good job.

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nitrozsz
on 2015-12-28 12:58:52

If you’re a fan of the Pokemon X/Y soundtrack (especially this battle theme, which might be my second favorite from the soundtrack), I would highly encourage that you download this. Incredible arrangement. I absolutely loved 1:20 – 2:05, as it sounded like it was retelling the moment one of those three legendary Pokemon is gearing up for a powerful attack, launching it, and then just standing there waiting for you to do something about it, but you can’t cause you’re too intimidated. And when the track slowed down a little, and then picked right up near the end. Flawless work all around.

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Chernabogue
on 2015-12-28 11:38:33

Neat remix, very intense -- Tim knows how to create realistic guitar sounds with Shreddage (something I hope to master someday lol!) Some cool synth choices, especially during the creepy breakdown in the middle. As always, solid production and a crazy soundscape. I won't tire from Tim's mixes! :D

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Blaze Moonspear
on 2015-03-05 18:44:48

There are three things this website needs.

The first is a way to score remixes from 1/10 and have the community score visible to people.

The second is more Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie remixes.

The third is more amazingness like this.

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OverClocked PodCast
on 2015-01-15 12:20:58

This here is a ReMix to get you seriously pumped up. I just love the mix of guitar, strings, and hard-hitting percussion at the end.

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Crulex
on 2015-01-12 13:08:55

Now this is an intense ReMix that really fits the fighting/battle theme that fighting games and the venue of Apex honors. Great DnB chops with enough glitch and grit to bring the heat! Damn good stuff, Timaeus!

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Liontamer
on 2015-01-07 09:18:36

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Pokémon X (Nintendo, 2013, 3DS)
Music by Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi, Satoshi Nohara, Shota Kageyama
Songs:
"Battle! (Xerneas/Yveltal)"

Tags (5)


Genre:
Drum and bass
Mood:
Energetic
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, Electronic, Synth
Additional:

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Duration:
3:21
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