TrojanHorse711

TrojanHorse711

I gotta say, Ultimate releasing on a Friday is actually really handy!
...I'll go see myself out.

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In all seriousness, I wanted to do a cover of the Main Theme from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to celebrate that game's launch today. Unfortunately, I wanted to get the instrumentation right, and there's enough complexities in that song that it ended up not panning out. Instead, I went for a simpler track; Master Hand's theme from Smash 64, an obscenely underrated track that (at the time of writing, that being 11.8.18) has not been officially remixed in any of its sequels. This piece wasn't a cakewalk, either, since there's enough going on with the original to where it gave me trouble when adapting it to 2a03. I'd have gone for VRC6, and in hindsight I probably should've, but I need the practice with 2a03, so...
-Trojan

Super Smash Bros. © 1999-20XX Nintendo
Music originally composed by Hirokazu Ando

Must be coming up on some hard times if I'm doing this track...

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I let it slip a while ago that I wanted to do this track for one of my Famitracker Bits LIVE streams, but decided against it because I'd have saved it for Winter. Now that the Christmas season's upon us, I decided to go for it. Sadly, this year's gonna be light on Winter-themed tracks, but that's only because some tracks coinciding with important dates are coming up within the next month (one of which is coming out next week: can YOU guess what day that is???) and I wanted to have tracks prepared for that purpose.

As for this track, it wasn't really that difficult to work on, but the second half did feel rather samey, so I took a few creative liberties with regards to instrumentation. Hope that doesn't cause any issues!
-Trojan

Music composed by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, and Jun Senoue
Sonic the Hedgehog © 1991-20XX SEGA

I swear, it's always that one boss!

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Honestly, the main reason this track exists is because I wasn't sure if the Game Over and High Score screens would be separate in the planned game, and so to contrast I wanted the key to be in F rather than D.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
Music originally composed by ZUN
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Awww, off by a few hundred points!

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For the high score theme, I wanted something calm and peaceful, and thus a reprise of the title theme was in order. Not much else to say about this track, though.
-Trojan

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

Note to self: Never do exceedingly long titles for albums/songs ever again.

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Bitchute Mirror:

I'm honestly convinced this track is cursed. I've long since fixed this mistake, but around Frame 0B I made a mistake with one of the QXX commands that I didn't catch prior to the album's release, and only found out afterwards when listening to the .ftm on my laptop, so I had to spend a good portion of my night fixing it. Then a short while afterwards, I found out that the original name (“Eternal Dream”) is shared with another, official Touhou song of the same name (“Eternal Dream ~ Mystical Maple”, from Imperishable Night), so I had to add a subtitle to try and differentiate it from that song. Ironically, Remembrance of Eastern Wonderland was the original title before I went with Eternal Dream, but I got to use it after all! Even worse, as I'm uploading this, I found out that yes, the title was way too long for YouTube and Bitchute's character limit, and I had to cut it down to what you see here. It's frustrating, and I hate it.

As for the song itself, honestly at that point I was pretty much mentally done with this soundtrack, and so I was kinda struggling to think of anything interesting for the melody. As a result, I felt like I rushed this track too much. I think it's still enjoyable enough for a credits theme, but you'll forgive me for this one song leaving a bitter taste in my mouth.

And that pretty much does it for “Touhou Saikai ~ Remembrance of Past Prayers”! There's only a couple songs left, but they're both really short and non-important, so while they'll be posted next week, for all intents and purposes I'm done with the Touhou Saikai videos. I apologize for making these videos take up so much of my uploads these past few months, and next time I do a major project like this, I'll put all the songs in one video instead.
-Trojan

Touhou © 1996/1997-20XX Team Shanghai Alice
'Theme of Eastern Wonderland' composed by ZUN
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Oh hey, it's that one series I can never remember the proper order of! (I always default to Ninja Mutant for whatever reason...)

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Made this time a while ago for roughly the same reason I had for doing the cover of Smile Game. Honestly, this track isn't anything special, but I figured I'd just post it today because of it being Thanksgiving, and what better food to have on that day than a slice of pizza pie? (Besides pumpkin pie, since that's TOTALLY cheating since it's the objectively correct answer!!)
-Trojan

TMNT © 1984-20XX Mirage Studios
Music originally composed by Tsuyoshi Sekito

It's the end!

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Now we're talking! I wrote this song to be very triumphant, using chords and melodies that drive the point home that this is the GOOD ending. I think it's cheesy as all hell, but honestly it's one of my favorite songs from the soundtrack. Also, I think I went overboard on the DPCM in this song.
-Trojan

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

This is the end, right...?

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I'll admit, I wasn't sure how I wanted to do a bad ending theme. I didn't want to make it sound too depressing, but I knew I couldn't make it sound triumphant, so I went with something neutral, neither heartbreaking nor cheerful.
-Trojan

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

The final boss approaches!

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I knew from the offset that I wanted to do an original track for the planned final boss, which is why I went with Shinki's official final boss theme as her first loop theme instead. Since this was the true last boss, I went with DPCM Choirs and Strings near to try and make it seem more powerful. The first pass also had a reprise of 'Hell is Waiting For Her Daughters', but I replaced that relatively last minute with a reprise of 'Hakurei Spring Cleaning', simply because I am a sucker for title theme reprises in video games.

Unfortunately, it was just prior to making this song that Wish, one of the team members who I was working with during the game jam, decided he wanted to pull out to focus on real life shenanigans. I don't blame him at all for it, but the reason I wanted to finish this soundtrack regardless was because I was so close to the end (only had this, the two ending themes, and a credits theme) and I didn't want to leave this soundtrack incomplete.
-Trojan

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

MILD SEIZURE WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS FOOTAGE OF THUNDERBOLT/10まんボルト, WHICH HAS A FLASHING LIGHT EFFECT THAT MAY CAUSE ISSUES. I'VE REDUCED THE FRAMERATE TO DOWNPLAY IT, AND IT DOES ONLY PLAY ONCE, BUT THERE MAY STILL BE ISSUES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Just in time for the release of the second remake(?) of the Kanto games, it's the final boss theme from Pokémon Red/Green/Blue! This was always one of my favorites, and after indulging my self in Pokémon Green over the past few months, despite all the obvious flaws the original games have (namely, fainting someone with Leech Seed shouldn't freakin' faint me while Wrap is active, good GOD), this sequence still holds up. I know there's several official updated versions of this song, and I did incorporate elements from both the Fire Red/Leaf Green version and the Pokémon World Championships version, this remix is mostly based on the original. That being said, I've also included a pitch-shifted version in case you're curious as to how that would sound.

Smell ya later!
-Trojan

Music originally composed by Junichi Masuda
Pokémon © 1996-20XX The Pokémon Company / Nintendo

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
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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/

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