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OCR02646 - *YES* Mega Man 2 & 8 'Wily's Bubble Bath'


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Remixer Name: TheGuitahHeroe

Games: Mega Man 2, Mega Man 8

Songs: Bubble Man Stage (Mega Man 2,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljSAvJj61aw) and Wily Tower Stage 2

(Mega Man 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkNlNFTjhF4)

Remix Name: "Wily's Bubble Bath"

This was my Round 5 entry in the 2011 Wily Castle Remix Gauntlet

competition held by Darkesword. Since Emunator decided to take the

low road and be a judge I was able to fill in midway through the

competition.

The wonderful thing about these compos is that they ALWAYS seem to

inspire me to make stuff...before I filled in I was pretty run dry as

far as inspiration to make music goes. I figured "what the hell, I'll

enter anyway," and before I knew it I was fooling around with the two

themes and inspiration struck like a match (is that even a proper use

of that analogy??).

Another thing I love about the competitions is how they seemingly

force you (or me, at least) to work in styles you're not comfortable

working in. Before I made this mix I had never done anything even

close to jazz. Also, I don't particularly like this Wily theme either

(people please don't kill me :D), and so that made it slightly more of

a challenge.

All in all I'm pretty pleased with the result here. Special thanks go

out to Ectogemia and Willrock for advice :D

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Source Breakdown (sorta)

(**-** = not source)

**:00 - 30 = Original intro + chords**

:31 - :47 = Bubble Man Lead 'C' (variation)

:48 - 1:00 = Wily Lead 'A'

1:02 - 1:09 = Wily Lead 'B' (slight variation)

1:09 - 1:13 = Wily Lead 'A' (variation)

1:18 - 1:33 = Bubble Man Lead 'C' (variation)

1:34 - 1:49 = Bubble Man Lead 'A'

1:54 - 2:25 = Wily Lead 'C' (slight variation)

+ 2:10 - 2:21 = Bubble Man Lead 'D' (piano chords)

2:29 - 2:44 - Bubble Man Lead 'A'

**2:45 - 3:00 - Original solo, no source**

3:01 - 3:30 (outro) = Wily Lead 'C' (slight variation)

17 + 13 + 8 + 5 + 16 + 16 + 32 + 12 + 16 + 30

= 165/214 seconds of source = 70% source usage

or something like that.

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Thanks for the potshot in your submission letter brah! :tomatoface:

I'm impressed with your ability to take such a simple pallet of sounds in every one of your mixes and combine them in just the right way to craft a totally unique mood. This is especially impressive considering how many times you've worked with the same source.

The lazy portamento lead fits great with the jazzy groove, and the non-synth elements like the vibraphone/rhodes really help ramp up the creative factor here. Excellent solos, though the vibraphone is a rather sore spot just because of how rigid the timing/velocities are. It doesn't sound bad, objectively, but it doesn't sound like a real vibraphone performance either.

Overall, one of your strongest tracks to date. This is a keeper :-D

YES

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Pretty easy YES. I love these arrangements where the source is in play almost all the time, but the way it is used is miles away from the original. It's exactly the kind of arrangement I like to see. Love the deep groove, and the detail in the automation. This is swanky.

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