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When I first started out making music, this was one of the very first things I made in a midi form. Since then I feel i've improved a lot. So I decided to remake it and put it here for the world to see. This will hopefully be the first of many pokemon themes, to celebrate the 10th year since I was introduced to the franchise.

This song is dedicated to the friends i've made and the happy memories of my childhood which pokemon has brought.

I don't own Pokemon or Nintendo, pokemon is copyright Gamefreak 1995-2008.



Rated 4 / 5 stars January 13, 2010

Nice, but!

When I was playing Gold/Silver, this was by-far my favorite track. It matches with the original well, but it's just too soft and easy going.
The caves in the game were usually dark and mysterious-- and the music made it feel a little creepy. It was.. funky in a way. I loved it.
This just feels a little too easy going for it to even touch nostalgia. It's still really nice, though. Just not something to kick in memories of the ol' days.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 4, 2010


Well I never played Gold/Silver to this point, but I can still imagine how it succeeds as an 8-bit composition, and I think you've done a great job fleshing a sparse loop into this multi-instrumental arrangement!

Also, loving the timpani-roll to crash at 0:39!

The only thing I would suggest improvement on is the MIDI horn section. While you've masked out the falsity of the other instruments well, this track is a nagging reminder that it's MIDI.
You've got your octave spot on; it fills those frequencies nicely. Perhaps try a different instrument? Or play about with note velocities a bit, making them louder or quieter as natural playing would produce.

Anyway, critique aside, this is impressive, dude. I'm not so good at orchestral myself, so it always impresses me when someone gets it right.
Nice work!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 11, 2008

Well done.

I didn't think I'd remember this song, but after hearing it I do. The only thing I would have changed would be focusing more the backround strings. I'm kinda picky, but I would go with recording the strings line two or three times, and let them play over top of eachother, which would give it the feeling of more than 1 violinist, thus giving it a rather remarkable orchestrated feel.

And as for a suggestion, you should definately try out the music from the Final battle with Red in Mount Silver at the end of the game. It's fairly Epic.

Overall, excellent Job and such, 9/10 5/5

Darrenkerwin responds:

I had only just started out with my Orchestral VSTi at this time, however I do agree with you that I could have used a few more strings to make it feel like a larger orchestra. I will also mention that this was adapted from a midi, I should have started from scratch really. However, i'm still happy how this turned out.

Also, Red/Lance battle is awesome and I actually did make it a couple of years ago in midi form, but it wasn't that great. Maybe in the future though! Watch this space ;)


Rated 4 / 5 stars September 14, 2008

Good job!

I really like this song, even if I don't like pokemon. Good for a game for sure though. Killer job!

Darrenkerwin responds:

Much appreciated! Thanks very much for your comment. People normally have bad things to say about pokemon, but Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal and the Stadum games are where Pokemon really did well. Shame it kinda went down hill from there, although Ruby/Sapphire has its good points I guess..

But enough of my rambling!