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Mingo Games, Ltd. - "mm2wood"


Mingo Games, Ltd. mm2wood

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Full multitracks
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Female (2)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

Update: Preview video was broken. This has been fixed.
 
Update 3/3/19: Some aesthetic changes to the on screen animations and lighting. That's all ;)
 
Update 4/2/19: Preview video courtesy of MrPrezident!
 
mm2wood, or Wood Man, is a 1995 MIDI file of Wood Man's stage theme from Mega Man 2. The percussion is very loud, it doesn't really sound like the original at all. clashing instruments, and it has instruments so off-synce, that I had no choice but to put some notes on 1/32nd grid.
 
mm2wood was originally hosted on the defunct MIDIShrine, a place for video game MIDIs. It's actually part of a series of Mega Man 2 MIDIs, and it's the only one made by "Mingo Games, Ltd." The others are actually not as bad as mm2wood, surprisingly.
 
This song has full stems! The drum stem features a hi-hat variation that's different from the video we all associate with mm2wood due to the creator of the MIDI putting a closed hi-hat and open hat note in the MIDI, which causes a lot of inconsistencies.. There's also not a lot of kick pedal; the main riff doesn't have any.
 
This song actually does have vocals in the form of a choir, but it's pretty sparse and doesn't play much in the main riff.
 
Guitar and keys play the main lead. Since the MIDI has the two """""""harmonizing""""""" brass parts on seperate tracks (the tracks being incorrectly named "ocarina" and "flute"), I decided to put the top one on guitar and the bottom one on keys.
 
Guitar also plays the pizzicato in the beginning and middle of the song (which is incorrectly named "synth drum").
 
Guitar and bass have full left hand animations, making this the first custom of mine to have them authored by me. That's a pretty big achievement for me, although most players aren't gonna pay attention to it, so \_ッ_/
If I'm in the mood, then I could make Pro Guitar/Bass, so keep an eye peeled for that. ;)
 
Bass just plays a bass line that's obscured by the other instruments.
 
I also made a beat track for :Practice Mode. It's a pointless attention to detail, but I'm a little proud of it.
 
I've decided to not make an RB2 conversion this time, since I really don't focus on the game anymore. (If you've noticed, I decided to drop the "RB2" from my name. Now I gotta go back and fix all my customs that have VreyRB2 as the author name. Crap)
 
But other than that, enjoy! Phase Shift has some special things added for Clone Hero players. ;)



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Atruejedi
February 28, 2019

Enjoyed the write-up. Didn't enjoy the song, but I very much appreciate it. Thanks for the history lesson! It's neat that "ancient" pieces of the internet still find relevance today.