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Why not do some Monkey Island remixes? 30 Sep, 2009, 18:34 / 9 comments

Why don't you try remixing the Tales of Monkey Island soundtrack?

Although the music is absolutely beautiful, Telltale have had to compress the music a bit and it's synthesised. Now, I don't know about you, but I personally prefer live instrument. And what I'm asking, and what I've seen others asking, is for some sort of remix: not necessarily with just live instruments, but with anything musicians more talented than I am like. You want to do a jazz version? Go for it. Techno? Why not?

I want to especially point you to this particular YouTube user, who re-did a lot of the music from The Siege of Spinner Cay, most notably a fantastic version of the the Spinner Cay theme. They also did their own version of the the Flotsam Island overhead map theme. This awesome person has made all of these available for download.

Right now the only TMI tracks up on YouTube (in their original form) are LeChuck's theme, the ship music, the music when on the raft, the Spinner Cay theme, the siege music (all from Chapter Two), and the Monkey Island theme itself. I've searched in other places, but I can't find the music. If you want anything else, it might be a good idea to use bgbennyboy's Telltale Music Extractor. (Quick and Easy is a Mojo hosted site by the way. Did you like that plug? About as subtle as SMI plugging Loom.)<:MORENEWS:>

Do you need inspiration? You can find the Monkey Island 1 + 2 soundtracks orchestrated over at LucasArts Soundtracks; the original MIDI's are at IMuse Island. Zaarin's Soundtrack Island and Highland Productions (don't believe the "No Music" signs) also have the files you need for inspiration, in different formats. (Zaarin notes that the MIDIs on his site can't be played properly without hooking up two MT-32s to two different MIDI outs.)

(All of these are Mojo-hosted sites, by the way. I tell you, what would the world be without us? At war, I think.)

If you make your own remix or orchestration of the Tales of Monkey Island music, or just want me to point you to some sites where you can grab remixes of the first four games, click on my name up there and email me and I'll post about it. Current Mojo will give you a message that says the email didn't work, but that's just a bug.

Here's the sheet music for you guys who need it. YouTube is filled with tutorials on the Monkey theme as well.

Comments

  • telarium on 22 Oct, 2009, 15:30…
    Highland has released its first TMI remix!
  • Simounet on 02 Oct, 2009, 07:54…
    I planed to make a post on my blog about these great remixes ! :p
  • elTee on 02 Oct, 2009, 12:22…
    That's better than most bedroom-made dance remixes I've heard!
  • n0n4m3 on 01 Oct, 2009, 22:50…
    Found this neat Le Chuck's theme remake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBQrNdLCFQ&feature=related
  • Kroms on 02 Oct, 2009, 07:47…
    That was good. Wish it were longer though.
  • Icebox on 30 Sep, 2009, 21:41…
    This is seriously off the chain, Kroms. I wholeheartedly endorse such community creativity.
  • jp-30 on 30 Sep, 2009, 20:09…
    This story is a good excuse to post this!

  • Kroms on 30 Sep, 2009, 18:43…
    Oh, here's Deep Gut's theme. And I guess this counts as a remix.
  • Kroms on 30 Sep, 2009, 18:51…
    Correction: it is not a remix. It's just an unused file from the game.