About the Project
In honor of Rockman.exe: Operate Shooting Star, The Mega Man Network is proud to present its first ever remix album. Select artists have banded together to remix the entire soundtrack to the original GameBoy Advance title, Mega Man Battle Network. You can read more about the people involved with the project below.
I'm a tremendous fan of Mega Man and the Mega Man Battle Network series will always have a place in my heart. It was an interesting take on the classic Mega Man content and it's the game that prompted me to start learning Japanese. After getting to know Main and his involvement with the Mega Man 9 Remix Project, I decided to organize this project with Main in honor of Operate Shooting Star.
I've dabbled with digital music sequencing for nearly fifteen years now, though I'm not nearly as seasoned as my fellow musicians, so I hope I'm able to keep up! The original Battle Network soundtrack is fun; a mix of jazz and typical melody-driven game music. I think it's deserving of a fresh arrangement.
I started making music somewhere around 2000. I started with just software, but as time moved on my humble home studio expanded. I started investing in hardware including synthesizers, drum machines, and a digital piano.
I've always been very into Mega Man since the NES era. I've also been into video game music for as long as I can remember. I use to record BGM tests on to tapes and listen to them before soundtracks were readily available.
I am rather interested in Music. It has been part of my life since I was born. I've been part of its life since 1998. We spend a lot of time together. I have built up a little studio in my home over the years so me and music never have to be apart ever again.
Though heavily influenced by classic rock growing up, my main experience with melodic complexity was through NES soundtracks. It may sound weird, but my love of these melodies has not died and it has lead me to discover some really great composers. The Mega Man series has almost always had mind blowing compositions, so its my pleasure to take a crack at some of these great tunes.
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Some of my biggest experience with video game music probably came from extracting the music from mostly all Mega Man games known to man (you know where to get it). Along the way, I also had some fun with doing (a)capella versions of selected tunes, as my voice was the only instrument I could play at that time.
After I finished my final paper on the history of video game music a year ago (sorry folks, it's not translated yet), I thought of giving real game music arrangement a shot at last, now that I had learned even more about the functions of digital sound. A few NESified remixes apparently turned out to be good enough to get me a spot in the MMBN remix project. Goodness so. Even 8 years later, the Rockman.EXE Main Theme still is one of my favorite tracks.
I jumped onto the Mega Man bandwagon about the time Legends came about and I've been hooked solidly ever since. I dip my hands a lot into the fandom and I know a lot about the fan artists and generally what goes on in the Mega Man fan art side of the world. Battle Network has always had a special place in my heart as it is the fandom that introduced people to me via a site called Rockman EXE Online, a lot of them who I consider close friends now.
I myself enjoy art and design a lot, too. Mega Man inspires a lot of designs, as I'm in love with the feeling of technology intergrated into designs. Needless to say, Mega Man really fits the bill. The style always keep me coming back. I loved it so much, as of 2008, I armed myself with a degree in Graphic Design. Fear me. So when I was asked to assist in making a website and artwork for the project, I was more than happy to dive in head first.