What is Love? on Mario Paint Composer





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Published on Mar 6, 2008

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EDIT: 6/1/2017
This video has finally been restored after over 7 years! Unfortunately I cannot edit the annotations anymore and would rather leave them up for history's sake even though they are outdated.

100,000 views June 3 2008
200,000 views July 7 2008
300,000 views July 25 2008
400,000 views August 2 2008 (100k in 8 days!)
500,000 views August 15 2008
600,000 views September 1 2008
700,000 views September 11 2008
800,000 views October 3 2008
900,000 views October 15 2008
1,000,000 views!!! November 3 2008!!!
2,000,000 views November 11 2009 - My 2-year anniversary of Mario Paint!
Taken down sometime in 2010...
Restored June 1 2017!

Thanks to everyone who watched and shared this to make it so popular!

Holy Crap my first honors in the music category!
As of Saturday, March 8 at 7:33 EST
#92 - Top Favorites (Today) - Music
#89 - Top Rated (Today) - Music
Thanks everyone!

July 30 (and about 1 week therafter)
#2 - Top Rated (All Time)
#1 - Top Rated (All Time) - Music

Original Description:

I have worked on this piece for longer than any I can remember, it is longer than any I can remember Composing, and the composition part is probably a shining example of what I am capable of. I may have spent about 10 or so hours total or more on this.

Unfortunately, the computer I usually work on had its sound card break, so I went on my secondary one to make this. Well, it has a different version of Camstudio that I don't like, and when I'm recording the sound quality is less than fabulous. Furthermore, I miscalculated where I could properly re-use clips, and some of the transitions aren't very clean. This piece didn't come out like I had hoped, and I'm planning on re-doing it once the better computer is fixed. Because I don't know how long that will take, I've uploaded this in the meantime. Expect an update sometime in the next 70 or so years (my way of saying I have no idea when it can be fixed).

OK, well about the piece...
Yes, I can do more than video game music, and I really like this song so I looked at some sheet music and it looked possible, but the sheet music was flawed, with the bass rhythm off and percussion next to illegible. The result: I did a lot more of this song by ear than I usually do. All of the percussion is by ear, the bass rhythm is by ear, and much of the gameboy parts are by ear (and since I'm not very good at pitch-picking, they could be wrong. If you know the correct notes PLEASE TELL ME so I can fix it in my update).
The cars (strings) in this tune aren't very prominent in the real song, so I decreased the volume for most car parts, but it's not as quiet as the song had because I liked how it filled in a lot of the emptiness. If the string part was next to nothing in the song, though, I left it out of here. The cars aren't always on the exactly correct beat because if they were I couldn't decrease the volume for only the cars because volume control is for the whole beat. It makes the piece a little sloppy but I dealt with it.
The flowers that seem to be in random (and sometimes off-the-scale) places are the result of a glitch that lets me make them shorter by placing them on the low A (I thank LoloGuru for teaching me this trick).
My only instrument choice regret is that the plane sound is quiet. It would be perfect if it were louder, because it is long enough to simulate the echo effect that the actual song has during almost all of the vocals.

Thanks for watching, and I dare you not to bob your head while listening.

Software used:
Music: Mario Paint Composer - http://www.unfungames.com/mariopaint/

Notation: MidiNotate Player - http://www.notation.com/MidiNotatePla...

Video: Camstudio 2.5 beta - http://camstudio.org/

Editing: Windows Movie Maker

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