Sonic Colors - Aquarium Park Act I - played by krissalad





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Published on Jun 1, 2012

**UPDATE (10/29/12): So I took some constructive criticism into consideration and decided to remaster this entire cover track. I fixed the drum loop and made the overall percussion louder. You can download the remastered MP3 from my SoundCloud. I will also provide the sheets I created back then!**

[Remastered] MP3 Download (SoundCloud):

Sheets (MediaFire):


Alright, so I don't even know where to start off with this description. All I can say is that ever since I first saw the video of Aivi Tran and Dave Harris' cover of Planet Wisp (nearly half a year ago), I could not stop watching it. Watching it over and over again was just so inspiring that I had to learn how to do MIDI sequencing. I wanted to do the exact same thing, except with a different track from the same game! You can go check out their channels here:

Aivi Tran: http://www.youtube.com/user/waltzforluma
Dave Harris: http://www.youtube.com/user/goniochro...

Here is the link to their collab video on Planet Wisp Act 1: http://youtu.be/Q1uh9dW5yFw

I have never played Sonic Colors before, but the soundtrack is so catchy! I especially love how piano is incorporated, and luckily I discovered this tune to cover. Of course, I decided to add my own twist to this.

For the second half of the recording, I've just been so inspired by several jazz pianists on YouTube, especially marasy8, 1236piano, kokoko6891, 7notemode, Shnabubula... My goodness! Constantly listening to their videos, I just HAD to arrange a jazzy section. I had no idea I would be able to play those sixteenth notes at the given tempo. I doubted myself at first, but I guess practice really does pay off!

Notating the drums was the hardest part, so I pretty much took a drum loop and combined it with my crappy notated one. I also tried my best to get the nicest balance between all the instruments from volume automation to panning. It wasn't easy, but this was definitely a good way to practice using a DAW.

Special thanks to XHolyPuffX for the gameplay video! The HD quality is really great!

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Programs Used: Logic Pro 9 (DAW), Music Animation Machine, iMovie
Piano Sample: Native Instruments' "The Giant"

Composer: Tomoya Ohtani
Arranged & Performed by: krissalad

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