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- 2nd's Theme -

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This is a theme for a character, 2nd, from Callum Stamp's upcoming game, Super Nuke Bros. You guys should check out his stuff because it's really sweet. Here's a link to his page:

http://secondstamp.newgro unds.com/

So, this is somewhat of a different direction for me. The song starts off in 8-bit (although I know it's not truly all 8-bit; the echo-ish track I added for a bit of flavor) and then progresses into a full orchestra part. After the orchestral part the song moves into a rock bit. As always, the rock drums are a bit iffy - I haven't yet figured out how to mix each note separately in order to properly compress the drums. I mean, they're pretty good, but I think I could balance it out a little better.

Anyways, I hope you like what I've come up with, it's different but I'm pretty satisfied with it.

Please vote fairly, thanks in advance for any comments!


2nd's Theme
2 min 10 secs
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I would love to see this in a flashvideo of some sort. it just seems too epic to not be part of a video...


Good job. I like your music because you put time into it and dont just throw a couple of loops around.
1. The transition at 1:30 was not good.
2. The 8bit sound was good except the bass drum should have been louder as you progressed.
3. The transitions to guitar was good and then back to 8bit. Maybe you could try more of a solo approach on the guitar.
4. Tone it down with switches, maybe 8bit and guitar would work. Adding too many areas of melody could take away from the feeling.

THis my friend

Is something new and different making you special from the rest
great another fab artist and one heck of a one he is

Whoa...! O____O

[Sayonji]: Heya, SinJim-sir! I was surprised by how smoothly the song styles transitioned from 8-bit to orchestra to semi-rock. O__O Wow! I didn't even know it was possible to string those together so well! xD 8-bit songs assault my ears a little bit, so naturally I don't like them very much, but I think the echo effect you use made it sound smoother and less abrasive than a usual 8-bit. n_n That's probably why I kept listening, and then I was just surprised and impressed when it turned into orchestra! Wow! The orchestra sounds so brave and cool... And DUDE, when the rock part kicked in, it sounded awesome. xD I love this! It's a really cool, smooth mix of three different music styles. Really cool job, SinJim-sir!

SinJim responds:

Thanks for the review, Sayonji. I really appreciate you dropping by and I must admit that it's been a bit long for me to respond. So for that, I'd like to apologize. I am glad you liked how I melded things together - that took a bit of work hehe.

Glad you liked this, thanks again!


Well done

True to your normal style the mixing of sounds was extremely unique and well done, I'm not sure how many others could manage to capture the same style of flow that you seem to create so easily. The fading in this song was masterful as you transitioned between 8-bit, orchestra and rock sounds to create something that I can honestly say I've never heard done before, or at least not well enough to be memorable.

Throughout the song you managed to maintain the same general feel, despite using entirely different styles of music at points, which create a unique feeling somewhere between the mario brothers theme and modern game themes. I can honestly say I wasn't sure if i should be imagining pixel characters or some well drawn hero standing triumphant at his victory, however this in no way detracted from the song-- in fact, it could be argued this enhanced the music to some degree.

All-in-all, a very well done piece.

10/10 5/5

SinJim responds:

Thanks for the review, Leoril. I'm glad it made you think, in terms of the times. I had one friend mention to me that it felt like you were traveling through the evolution of gaming from the time of 8-bit to present day where many games involve epic, orchestral scores. I agree with him and it definitely gives you that feeling. Although I don't paint the picture of a specific graphical era, maybe you can see the evolution of someone similar to Link or Mario who, through various technological innovations, has grown into a widely recognized figure of gaming.

I'm glad to see that you liked this and I really hope that others do since I put a lot of effort into this one. I think my personal favorite part is the transition in there with the Mario-jump-like sound effect. I put it in there almost by accident and realized that it feels like you're jumping back in time to experience the hero's previous endeavors.

Thanks again for the review (sorry for the longwinded response)!


Credits & Info


4.96 / 5.00

Feb 7, 2009
2:10 PM EST
File Info
4.9 MB
2 min 10 sec

Licensing Terms

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