Man was in his mid late forties when he scored Keen, Doom, etc, right? It’s like, dude, Rock’n’Roll, am I right? They don’t make em like they used to.
stories, I mean. Nam vet approaching 50 making midi metal in the 90’s for some 20something nerds’ soon to be masterpiece.
it’s just so cool.
fuck the industry.
couldn’t watch the video though..
In case you’re not perfect at transcribing tunes to midi already: I’ve always had the best results relying purely on ear, trying to transcribe parts of any given tune that I really fancied, but once I get something I like I just more or less roll with it.
It’s good exercise: rewarding on the one hand to nail a difficult part verbatim once in a while, but it’s also possible to turn a couple mistakes into a happy accident combo and get something derivative but highly original, if you’re lucky.
there’s many many ways to tackle creative arranging, but this is probably the best short balanced advice I can think of for someone learning the ropes: don’t use midi, train your ear, but don’t aim for perfection unless you really want to, instead see if whatever mistakes you might make can be turned into a virtue.
it’s sort of a jazz staple, only not in real time. Poor man’s Jazz if ya will!
@HoboKa Based on your previous tracks on the DKC3 album and Soul Blazer, I have a feeling that you would make a sick Doomsday Zone ReMix.
Also I always wanted to do a rap ReMix to that track, so you know.
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