RESKINNED MIDIS WITH BETTER INSTRUMENTS

 This page serves as more light fun than anything - the songs here are in no way a testament to my skill with anything. They're just midis taken mostly from VGMusic and then ran through FL studio to give them different instruments. The reason I did this so much was half fun, half test data - I used assorted songs from games I liked to test what kinds of things FL studio could even do. On some songs I did do a bit of balancing, I may have taken out/added a layer here and there, but overall it's just a bunch of redone songs.

--Things I actually tried on--   --Reskinned Midis with better instruments--

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--E1M1--
 When I first got my electric guitar plugin on FL Studio, I paused for a moment and thought to myself, "What's the most awesome and guitar heavy song I could do really quickly to see if it works?" Instantly, this song came to mind, and by god does it fit. Simple enough conversion, because it was already set up perfectly for the instrument type, the age-old Doom soundtrack never ceases to amaze me. Hurt Me Plenty with some Ultra Violence, let's blow apart the Nightmare!

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--Doomship--
 As soon as I hear those drums going, I can see Mario running up to catch an anchor, to be lifted into the sky onto one of Bowser's doomships. This song really needs no introduction, as it's been used and reused in Mario games ever since its debut in Mario 3. The song itsself I used for a test in harmonics with the orchestra, to see if I could make it sound as if it were truly ominous. And, well, this song was already set up perfectly for it, so why not?

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--Bad Dudes (Vehicle Level)--
 This was a game about killing ninjas and being a bad enough dude to save the president. That's possibly one of the most purely badass concepts alive with no filler bullshit involved for a video game. You literally kill about a hundred billion ninjas, and that's it. No subplot with a girl, no inner tension, the bad guy isn't your dad, you literally just kill a fuckton of ninjas. On the other hand, the actual game was a bit lacking in the technical department, even if it was endearing as a kid.
 This was my favorite song in the game, and actually isn't too bad. I made it as yet another test of what to do with my electric guitar plugin for FL, and was continuing to play around with what could sound good as far as this goes.

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--02--
 I actually really, really like this song in general. For a Kirby song, it's so ridiculously dark that it's absolutely intoxicating. Given the boss at hand, it's fitting, but it's definitely not what someone would expect out of a game like Kirby, let alone 64, one of the cartooniest of the lot. Well, maybe if you knew about the original Zero, and saw the Dark Matter in the beginning...eh, no matter. Reguardless, I love this piece because of the way the violin mixes with the choir and bass. It's almost as if it's a lone, sorrowful, fleeting pain among all that darkness, which hints at Zero Two, and by extension Zero, being more tragic than simply evil - as an entity, he's (it's?) literally cursed to feel nothing but negative emotions, and therefore can never understand happiness.
 That aside, I realize the drums are wrong from the original - I don't care. Also, this has nothing to do with the Zero below, if you didn't know (hurr).

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--Armored Armadillo--
 Mega Man X is one of my favorite SNES games, and the X series in general is pretty cool to me. This song was always one of my favorites in the game, it was so bouncy and fun sounding that I couldn't resist making this one up in FL. In particular, I used this one to see if I could blend the electric guitar and the orchestra instruments well, and I think it did what it was supposed to.

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--Spark Mandrill--
 This one is another one of my favorite songs in the game. As a song that was more heavy on the guitar, but still having those orchestra elements, I figured it'd be another nice song to use as a test. What I love in particular is the second half where the dual guitars come in and play in harmony, shredding out those awesome chords.

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--Zero--
 Do...do you hear that? That faint charging noise, it's almost as i-HOLY SHIT ZERO YOU FUCKING BLEW OFF VILE'S ARM WITH A SINGLE FUCKING SHOT JESUS FUCKING CHRIST YOU'RE SUCH A BADASS OH MY GOD IF I COULD BE AS COOL AS YOU I'D CHOP OFF MY LEFT TESTICLE AND SACRIFICE MY MEGACHILDREN TO MEGASATAN AAAA

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