Cyclops And Storm Lose, Juggernaut Wins(X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes)
I think this turned out a bit weird. I couldn’t decide which one I’d do, Cyclops or Storm, so I did a medley. And I liked that Juggernaut ending song so much that I wanted to get that in this too. I was going for a “lighter” sound overall than my usual, so I dialed down the gain on the rhythm guitars to almost 0. See if you notice any difference.
I entered September’s superhero DoD with this song, and much to my surprise I placed first.
P.S. SnappleMan made me do it.
The Phantom Forest(Final Fantasy 6)
Last night I was sitting here playing my keyboard (if you could call that playing…) and felt like doing something. Then I stumbled upon the thing that the strings play at the beginning of this song. I thought, why not! Then I estimated that it would take me about four hours to do this. Pretty much four hours later, I was done. The next day I tweaked some stuff for about 10 or 15 minutes.
This is a pretty straightforward cover. It plays the same thing twice and on the third time it fades out. Pretty standard stuff.
Heated Standstill(Chrono Cross)
Source song: Death volcano (plays at Mt Pyre). Made this one for may 2007 DoD (fire VS ice!) and got seventh place. I went for something different this time. My goal was to make this song atmospheric and mostly calm, and I think I succeeded pretty well. There’s “standstill” in the title because I think it reflects the piece’s feeling of “not going anywhere”. I know the fake sax is pretty horrible, but for now I can’t be arsed to do anything about that.
Snake Man(Mega Man 3)
I had a day free so I decided to occupy myself with another VG cover/arrangement. This time I held a raffle. I let people suggest songs to cover and styles to cover them in, and drew one lucky winner out of 17 different suggestions. I got to choose the style for this myself, and decided to go with something I haven’t done a lot of.
Took me about 6.5 hours to make and it was fun, but in retrospect I feel like I could have extended and expanded it a bit. That is, if I had had a week or so to work on it. But I had already decided that this would be a one-day thing.