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Still waiting...

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In contrast to the more mellow Stage 3 track, I wanted this second loop version of that song to be more energetic and triumphant; something that absolutely screamed 'this is the last stage!'. I did have something else planned for this song in particular, but that ended up not getting used for this stage theme. The work I did there WAS used later, so at least it didn't go to waste.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

The real crisis is that I keep forgetting strawberry ice cream exists.

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I went with Strawberry Crisis for Yumemi's second loop because, of course, it's her final boss theme of Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream. That being said, when working on this cover, I noticed that parts of it sound like something you'd hear in a wedding song (it's gotta be the chords), and I found that kinda weird since Yumemi doesn't strike me as a romantic.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

It's called a road, it's called a Rainbow Road...

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Honestly, I think Double Dash is my favorite Mario Kart game (tied with Mario Kart 64), not just because of the gameplay but because it just held up better visually than Mario Kart Wii or Mario Kart 8. Fantastic stage design, combined with great effects that didn't rely on the cheap bloom seen in Mario Kart Wii, combined with a steady framerate and tiny details that make this world seem connected made this one of the standout titles from the Gamecube (I would argue that Mario Kart 8 did a better job overall, but it had the advantage of actually running on HD hardware). Thus, I decided to celebrate its 15th anniversary the only way I know how: by covering the last stage in the game in Famitracker.

I honestly thought this would be the thing that walled me in the last batch of normal Famitracker Bits videos, but I got it done in about an hour before I had to head to work. I also thought the whole twinkling down notes at the end wouldn't turn out as good as they did, but I'm glad I got them to work at all.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Kenta Nagata and Shinobu Tanaka
Super Mario © 1981-20XX Nintendo

FYI: The title I had planned would not fit in the Bitchute title bar, so I had to do some screwing around with the lettering to make it fit properly. I give my sincerest apologies for this inconsistency.

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Wasn't particularly satisfied with the Stage 2 theme, so for the second loop variant I decided to go in a different direction. Initially I wanted to do a techno theme, but I went with heavy metal instead (well, as heavy metal as chiptune can give you) since that's what this song ended up being. My line of thinking was that since Yumemi Okazaki comes from a dimension of science, I might expect her to be interested in 'modern' music (of which heavy metal is a part of that). The practical reason, of course, is that I just wanted an excuse to do a chiptune guitar solo.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Alternatively, it's “Now Die, For The Debt You Have Accumulated”; I'm not really a fan of some these alternate names.

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Couldn't let Shinki have all the fun; for the loop two boss variants I gave the first two bosses their original themes. In Sariel's case, it's her first boss theme. There's two versions, of course: the original, in C#-Minor, and the one seen in Akyuu's Untouched Score, in E-Minor. I couldn't decide which one I wanted to go with, so I decided to extend the theme by incorporating both.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Nothing quite replicates the feeling of trudging through a swamp than hitting enemies over the head with your boat over murky water.

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I haven't really gushed over the GB Battletoads game all that much, and that's mainly due to not having as much experience with it. However, out of all the tracks from this game, the Stage 4 theme is the one that stands out the most. I ended up putting it on my schedule earlier, and decided to just do it one day after working on Touhou Saikai, and I won't lie: it felt weird going back to working on normal tracks for once.

Also as a side note, when working on this track I called it 'Jet-Ski Swamp' in lieu of not having an actual stage name for this track. It's unofficial as hell, but in case you're wondering about the files in the download link being what they are, that's why.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by David Wise
Battletoads © 1991-20XX Rare

I dunno why, but I find the dolls Alice makes cuter than Alice herself.

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Honestly, I think this turned out the best of the Stage 1 EX themes. I pulled from Romantic Children (Alice's stage theme from Mystic Square) when working on this, but then it snowballed into the track it became here. Good thing, too, because otherwise my backup idea was to make a Gradius-style remix of Plastic Space, and that would've been a disaster waiting to happen.

Speaking of Gradius, here's another fun fact about the project. Among one of the ideas I pitched to the dev team was an option system similar to the one in Gradius for Alice's playstyle (with the dolls replacing the options, of course), but the final project plan had it in place for everyone instead. At least Alice's options kept the same basic idea.

Also it goes without saying, but Happy Halloween! Sorry I didn't have much in the way of spooky tracks this year (only got two versions of a Marisa song and a Danganronpa song, and I'm not sure those actually count), but I'll see about making it up to you next year!
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Marisa stole the precious description! ...that, and I can't think of any good ones.

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Originally, I was gonna do a version that was based off of Love-Colored Master Spark, and I actually had one planned out aside from percussion. It ultimately went unused because I had the idea to based it off of Selene's Light from Lotus Land Story, as not only does it fit more for this kind of game, and it's also apropos for Marisa, as this was her first major debut in the mainline games (I don't count Dim. Dream as there's so many playable characters in that game), AND she got her own stage theme in it to differentiate herself from Reimu. Incidentally, the different Stage 1 themes in LLS was part of why I wanted to do it for Rememberance of Past Prayers.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Second time's the charm!

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During the early planning stages for the game jam, me and the dev team talked about how we wanted to go about Remembrance of Past Prayers. When I learned that there would be three stages, with a second loop unlocked like in arcade-style shmups, I figured I'd try and make second loop variants for each stage theme, for at least two very good reasons. The first was that this would give experienced players a neat bonus for going through harder versions of the same stages. The second was that it allowed me to cover these not-as-well-known songs again, and I'll gladly take any excuse I can get to mess around with them.

As for this song itself, the plan I had for the Stage 1 themes was to mix them with some more well-known themes, and for Reimu's song I figured I'd incorporate some of Maiden's Capriccio in it for good measure.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

I think I overdid it.

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Remember when I said I had a couple tracks ready since May? This was one of them. I actually was gonna post the Bowser Battle theme from earlier today to celebrate this game's 30th anniversary instead of when I did, but then I had the idea to try and do Mario 3's ending theme instead. As you can see, I didn't quite know when to stop, and ended up making about 4 minutes for this one song alone. The sad thing is, if I'm remembering right this was about a day's work, tops. That being said, I had a hell of a time working on this, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Koji Kondo and Taiju Suzuki
Super Mario © 1981-20XX Nintendo

The final boss...?

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For context, Shinki was the final boss of Mystic Square, and arguably the last character introduced in the PC-98 era (depending on whether or not you count the card from that game's Extra stage). She was decided on as the final boss, and I had plans for her theme. However, as you probably saw if you clicked on one of the first two links, this was merely the first loop. To drive that point home, I went with her original theme from Mystic Square, because I had plans for her later...
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY RABBITS?!

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I wasn't expecting to get a request *another* Touhou song during Touhou Week, especially since the entire point of Touhou Week was me trying to contain all of tracks I wanted to do in one week so I wouldn't completely flood the rest of the year with Touhou tracks, which ended up FUBAR due to the game jam. However, I don't think I had anything else planned at the time of the request. Requested by Hyper Vanilo, this is Unforgettable, the Nostalgic Greenery, or more specifically Touhou 15's Stage 1 theme. I'd heard that the song in question was 'reminiscent of the PC-98' days, and since that happens to be my favorite overall era as far as music goes, I thought “This'll be a cinch, right?”.

Ahahahahahahahaha... I honestly held off on getting it done until between the 24th and the 26th, partly because I was working on Touhou Saikai's soundtrack, and partly because that intro was so annoying to get right. That being said, it wasn't too bad once I both got past that and figured out what I was doing.

Also, this schedule's already pretty screwed up as it is, but I figured I'd let you know what's being planned for this weekend. There's gonna be a Touhou Saikai upload on Sunday, a regular video on Tuesday, and then another Touhou Saikai video on Friday. Everything should be back to normal afterwards, but I just wanted to let you know ahead of time.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by ZUN
Touhou © 1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice

Still waiting...

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It finally dawned on me this past Monday precisely how rusty I am at making songs in programs like FL Studio and MuseScore due to solely working with Famitracker Bits for the last several years. I decided that if I want to stop being complacent in Famitracker, I needed to jump right into it and work on something, anything, in order to de-rust. I figured the perfect song for attempting this was the one I posted yesterday, 'Hell is Waiting For Her Daughters', and decided to make both a MIDI version of the song in MuseScore notation and a FLStudio version using THfont, which this video uses (though it honestly helps that I have the .ftm on hand to reference). You can find a download folder for both versions in the first link above. I may see myself doing MIDI arranges like this in the future, but I don't know when exactly that'll happen.
-Trojan

Approaching the end of fantasy...

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This track has some history behind it. One night, while I was working on one of the boss themes, a melody came to me in a dream, and I decided to try and write it down on my laptop before attempting it on my main computer. I knew for certain I wanted it to be for the last stage, and so I worked it in as the B-section of this track after figuring out what I wanted to do for the A-section. Also I had trouble deciding whether or not I wanted this to be B-minor (as it is in the final release), G#-minor or G-minor; they all worked pretty well with this song in particular!
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Hopefully she's not as bad to fight when the game does get released!

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Yumemi Okazaki was the final boss of the first Phantasmagoria game, and since she hailed from the outside world, I figured I'd give her an original-ish rockin' boss theme! One thing I did was sneak in her official boss theme from Touhou: PoDD as a counter-melody near the end, and I thought it fit surprisingly well.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

It's punishment time! ...for me, apparently.

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To explain why I'm doing this track, a certain GreenPowerStar asked me if I did requests/commissions, and I told him while I'm not doing commissions at this time, I do take requests. This was the song he requested. And...well, I was not looking forward to it, to put it bluntly. It's super chaotic, it's slightly more difficult to read by ear, it's got a lot of weird vocals to try and translate into chiptune, and to top it off the only reliable sheet music I could find on this track was on NicoNicoDouga, of all places. Also worth noting: I've never actually played this game, and because the games are usually published in the west by NISA, I usually don't go out of my way to play them. Did it anyway because it's around Halloween, this track sounds kinda spooky, Monokuma himself is kinda creepy, and it *was* a request.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Masafumi Takada
Danganronpa © 2010-20XX Spike Chunsoft

I miss you.

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A couple years ago, I did a cover of this song in 2a03. Looking back on it, I felt it was pretty lackluster due to it being rushed as hell. Granted, a lot of it was due to me doing it from the heart (keep in mind, it was made as a quick tribute to the late Iwata's passing), and was done in a hotel room late at night right next to Disneyland, but it still does not excuse it being rushed. While this was done to coincide with Chuggaaconroy's second LP of Earthbound wrapping up, I knew I'd be revisiting this track at some point, if only to do it more justice, and to that end I took the original SPC, spliced it up and mixed it in FL Studio so I could figure out each and every note. I felt that I did a much better job this time around.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka
MOTHER (C) 1989-20XX Nintendo

Today on long titles...

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My intent when composing this track was to make something more techno and science-like, but somewhere along the line I lost that train of thought. Also fun fact: this track used to be called 'Probability of Travelling Faster Than Light', though that was when I wanted this track to be faster paced, so I changed it to avoid confusion.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Sariel approaches!

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Sariel was originally the final boss of the Makai route of Touhou 1, but here she's the first boss! When composing an original song for her fight, I wanted something that fit a strong boss, but not quite a final boss-style theme. Not quite sure I hit that mark, but it honestly could've turned out worse.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Takes two to tango.

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I've had this track mostly ready since August, but as you might've guessed I've held off on posting it until today to coincide with the launch of Mega Man 11. I designed it to be something of a tango because, honestly, I just wanted to try doing a tango, and seeing as a tango is done by two dancers I found it only fitting to have it incorporate two of the Robot Masters' theme songs. I went with Woodman and Airman because Airman's weak to Woodman's weapon, and Woodman strikes me as an assertive type. That being said, while the intent was to do a tango I don't think I quite hit the mark...
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Takashi Tateishi
Mega Man © 1987-20XX Capcom

I dunno ZUN, I think this track fits a Touhou game pretty well!

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Yes, I know this is technically a track from Seihou, not Touhou, but it was included in ZUN's Strange Works, and as Alice is a dollmaker you'd imagine a couple of them might be plastic, so I decided to repurpose this track as Alice's Stage 1 theme. That being said, the original song was surprisingly short, so for the cover I extended it a tiny bit to make it around 2 minutes before looping.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Alternatively, 'Magician of the Evening Darkness'; seems like that hasn't been agreed on.

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Hailing from ZUN's Strange Works is Magician of the Twilight, repurposed here as Marisa's Stage 1 theme. One thing I liked about doing remixes for this project is that it gave me an actual excuse to work on some of the more obscure tracks from ZUN's catalog, especially since there doesn't appear to be any Famitracker covers for this track in particular out there. Could very well be wrong, but still!
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN, arranged for Analogue Reverie by Trojan
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

Oh hey, another excuse to use that pixel edit I made over a year ago!

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Skip to 4:50 for the interior version.

While I did cover this in the medley, I said before that I might want to work on stuff I've already done for the medley as full-fledged tracks, and I knew once Delicious Meat suggested it, I'd want to do Hyrule Castle as its own track. Thus, I sat down one day and decided to just do it. I also tried doing both the outdoors and indoors variants, and I think both of them turned out alright! I'll be honest, not only is this my favorite song from Breath of the Wild, I'll take any excuse to work on odd time signatures for Famitracker Bits.

Also since there's both the outdoors and indoors variants, there's naturally a stereo version containing in the MEGA download folder.
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai
The Legend of Zelda © 1986-20XX Nintendo
Bell DPCM generated using the Sonatina Synthetic Orchestra soundfont in FL Studio

The shrine maiden returns!

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I kinda wanted to do all original tracks during pre-planning, but it was decided early on that there would be quite a few remixes. I figured since that was decided on, I'd give this unused song from Story of Eastern Wonderland a chance to shine in VRC6 as Reimu's Stage 1 theme. Also worth noting: the game this was made for is planned to have three playable characters: Reimu, Marisa, and Alice, and each of them have their own stage 1 theme.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN, arranged for Analogue Reverie by Trojan
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

It says 'spring cleaning', yet it's fall...

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Although it's currently fall, I had a good reason for naming it as Hakurei Spring Cleaning. The jam that this game was being submitted to was called the 'Hakurei Cleaning Jam', and I liked the idea of Reimu cleaning her shrine on a beautiful spring afternoon. This was the first track composed for this soundtrack, and as it's the title screen I decided to have the traditional Touhou title theme in it along with making this game's main theme.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music arranged for Analogue Reverie by Trojan
Analogue Reverie can be found here: http://analogue-reverie.weebly.com/

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I'm mostly going to be posting Famitracker covers here, though you may see some other stuff from time to time.