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Chrono Trigger Battle (Jazz)

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This can either be one of two things, enjoyable or embarrassing. One day I was severely bored and listening to an assortment of game music. I was rather interested in the CT Battle theme so I thought I would try to learn it. Tinkering around on my pretty much average keyboard, I learned the main parts for the most part, but found myself adding a little funky touch. So, I decided to record. I have no way of using my better music software, or my 4-Track recording hardware due to the lack of equipment to implement it with, plus the memory card to it seemed to have sprouted legs and scurried off. Ergo, I used the amazingly swell free Audacity software and recorded directly with my PC mic. It sounds rather shoddy, sure, but at least it sounds pretty good for a PC mic no less. However it doesnt seem to get along well with the drums that much, understandable, but thankfully audible. So you might be annoyed with the occasional clicks and pops. Like I said, I have no extensive recording equipment at my disposal so no headset play back. I basically had to play each track one at a time and keep the timing, or to the best of my ability, in my mental metronome. I also turned a couple of the tracks into loops at parts to help maintain the timing and tempo. Finalizing it with adding a few effects to the music and tada, here it is. Enjoy?

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Interesting change for the better...

I never thought this theme could turn into something like Jazz; and honestly I thought it would be something I would've hated. But you proved me wrong, and I am glad, actually. I do understand you can't record properly, and neither can I. At first the theme sounded like something from a completely different game series, but eventually I caught on.

Even so, with the surprise like that, you definitely put some effort, so I do gotta reward you with the good stuff.

My ruling

Keep it up. If you got more tunes to jazz up, I'd be interested in hearing them; even if you can't record them the best. :)


With timing fixed, this song would be extremely awesome.

out of rythm

everything was very out of rythm, now jazz or not, things oughta be in rythm, try to work on that, and try to do some mastering, to smoothen everything out:) but it COULD be an awesome song, just please remember the rythm:)


MegaMac responds:

It pretty much is in rhythm, aside from a few spots. Now the description clearly states all of what this song is about. I quote: "I basically had to play each track one at a time and keep the timing, or to the best of my ability, in my mental metronome." So considering that, I think I did pretty good with what I have. Did you even hear the whole thing? The off-beat is also important, especially for the piano parts at the end. It keeps its beat, "Beating Source". A beat is only as good as it is felt for the song in question. I felt it flow right on, mhmm.

Slow on down.

A tad faster than I expected, a little smoother and it would have been awesome.
But I have no say, never played the gmae, so never heard the song.


Credits & Info


3.87 / 5.00

Jul 11, 2008
1:18 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
1.1 MB
1 min 14 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.