I'm sorry Mario, but your DJ is in another castle
September 6, 2013 3:39 PM   Subscribe

 
\m/ Angel of Death \m/
posted by gwint at 3:45 PM on September 6, 2013 [3 favorites]


Song of the summer!*

*Summer '92

posted by 2bucksplus at 3:45 PM on September 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is pretty much what actual Daft Punk music always sounds like to me.
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:52 PM on September 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really really wish this was done in actual mario paint. the sounds in this sound like a midi file on windows 95 compared to the weirdly charming warmth and crunchiness the SNESs sound chip gives everything. and the dog and cat samples seem somehow... off. maybe too quiet or too loud compared to everything else?

It's nearly impossible to find anything on youtube that isn't made with the composer app to link as an example, but jeeze... it's just not the same.

and on preview, yes, i realize how hilariously pretentious this sounds.
posted by emptythought at 4:19 PM on September 6, 2013 [15 favorites]


Love the cat vocals - also used well in Funky Town.
posted by Paragon at 4:24 PM on September 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, it was probably done on an emulator, and faithful sound reproduction is notoriously difficult with legacy systems that often relied on analog tricks to produce their outputs.
posted by odinsdream at 4:31 PM on September 6, 2013


I truly do love that there are SNES sound enthusiasts who insist on the real thing rather than emulators and .spc files because it sounds warmer and crunchier. Analog purist SNES hipsterism!
posted by naju at 4:44 PM on September 6, 2013 [5 favorites]


It's not just an emulator, it's this program, a Windows remake of the Mario Paint music composer. I found few examples of songs actually done in Mario Paint like this one.
posted by zsazsa at 5:08 PM on September 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I thought this was pretty cool, until I got to the kittehs, and then I thought it was awesome.
posted by 4ster at 5:56 PM on September 6, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm not hating here. I saw this linked in the other Daft Punk thread and just don't get it. Isn't this just a MIDI version of "Get Lucky?" And isn't that kind of lame? Why do people like this?
posted by straight at 6:43 PM on September 6, 2013


Isn't this just a MIDI version of "Get Lucky?"
More or less.

And isn't that kind of lame? Why do people like this?
It's a combination of two things that many people like. Much of the online remix culture is about putting your peanut butter in other people's chocolate [NOT CODE].
posted by anifinder at 6:59 PM on September 6, 2013


I just posted this to Twitter, and my music nerd friend replied that the airplanes sound out of tune.
posted by alynnk at 7:00 PM on September 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


From what I've read, the main reason people use Composer instead of the original Mario Paint (besides the fact that you've got to, you know, own a functioning SNES and a Mario Paint cartridge) is that the original couldn't do sharp or flat notes.
posted by good in a vacuum at 8:18 PM on September 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


And isn't that kind of lame? Why do people like this?

You have to appreciate Angel of Death notated with airplanes, hearts and mushrooms, y' know?
posted by ersatz at 3:28 AM on September 7, 2013


Isn't this just a MIDI version of "Get Lucky?"

With planes and Gameboys and mushrooms and cats and honest-to-God fucking ghosts, man. Which one of those things don't you think is awesome?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:39 AM on September 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Comparing NES emulated audio to the real thing. The sound is certainly not 100% identical…
posted by jepler at 10:22 AM on September 7, 2013


Everytime I hear this song I think "How pissed at Robin Thicke must they be?"

(although Pharell always wins. Always)
posted by djrock3k at 11:55 AM on September 7, 2013


jepler: That's because one is in mono and the other is stereo.
posted by SansPoint at 2:52 PM on September 7, 2013


.... there is no such thing as stereo NES audio, even in an emulator. That doesn't even make any sense.

No, seriously. I've been making chiptune music for 5-6 years and have several NESes sitting here that i modified myself to get seperate pulse, and triangle/pcm/noise channels. The closest you can get to stereo is panning the pulse channels to one side and the triangle to the other..or...something. I usually bank two in parallel and pan the channels from each to one side a bit to get a bit of a "chorus" effect going.

After listening to both of those videos, The first one actually uses a trick i've used several times when i wanted to record something and send it to people/post it somewhere/etc. They just slapped on a bit of stereo reverb or delay in ableton or some other DAW.

There's a lot of fun to be had playing around with NES audio like that, especially when you start side chaining a compressor to a drum machine and slapping it into the audio path. Or a million other things. It's really a damn shame this has basically become unobtanium and the guy who makes them is a bit of a grifter, because it works brilliantly and is a total barrel of monkeys.
posted by emptythought at 2:04 AM on September 8, 2013


OK, but Mario Party was a SNES game.
posted by blue t-shirt at 7:20 AM on September 8, 2013


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