Pixel Mixers Album List

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2019

The Great Tale of the Little Ones [Mordra] Indie Games:The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol.2
tryhardandtribulations5_FILTERS GW2 Super Adventure Box:Try Hard and Tribulations
FF_IX_final Final Fantasy IX:Beyond the Mist

2018

ThePopStarDude_boostpower_MW_edit F-Zero Series: “Boost Power!
GREEN_GREEN_ALBUM Kirby Series: “The Green (Greens) Album
World's Requiem [Mind Waker] Final Fantasy VI: “World’s Requiem
007 XenoGears:Shattered Memories
SoM Secret of Mana: Whispers from a Verdant Grove
scarlet_night_final Castlevania (1986 – 1996): “Scarlet Night
123 Shovel Knight: Dig It!
Treetop Tunes [FabianM] Donkey Kong Country: “Treetop Tunes

2017

the-legacy Final Fantasy I: “The Legacy
Harmony Rayman: “Harmony
The Court Sessions Ace Attorney Series: “The Court Sessions
Hylian Downfall.png Zelda 2D Classics: “Hylian Downfall
The Roses of Rebellion Final Fantasy II: “The Roses of Rebellion
Album Art MS-DOS Games: “Backup
Huntress Metroid Series: “Huntress
The N. Sane Jam [Cointzz] Crash Bandicoot Trilogy: “The N.Sane Jam
Rhythm Raceway [Crust] Mario Kart Series: “Rhythm Raceway

2016

12369109_161053324254283_1089205421205598303_n Final Fantasy VIII: “Seas of Time
Horror Games: “Songs from a Nightmare
04 Chrono Trigger & Cross: “Clockwork
the_great_tale_of_the_little_ones_by_toxodentrail-daffv9r Indie Games: “The Great Tale of the Little Ones
01 Pokémon Red & Blue: “Catch This!

June’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during June 2019

  • 1st) Orchestral Fantasy – Zelda 3: A Link to the Past – Dungeon of Shadows

 

  • 2nd) Ro Panuganti – Banjo-Tooie – Grunty Industries (Prog-Metal Cover)

 

  • 3rd) moonbike – Deltarune – Rude Buster (Full Band Cover)

 

  • 4th) Chromatic Apparatus – Mario’s Rainbow Run Medley (Cello Quartet)

 

  • 5th) Gunderslam – Hollow Knight – Mantis Lords (Metal Cover)


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in June and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s top 5. Be sure to check out all of the artists on the list and to browse the subreddit for more artists

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Final Fantasy IX – Beyond the Mist [Tribute Album]

Hey guys, I have the great pleasure to talk about what is to this day the biggest and (subjectively) best work by the Pixel Mixers community.
This album sets a milestone for us as a community and everyone’s time and efforts is finally rewarded by the release of this great project!
So let’s discover “Beyond the Mist” a Final Fantasy IX Tribute album.

You can download the full album (120 tracks) for free by clicking on this picture =>

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Or directly with this link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/s6fh7a82m7zkidi/Pixel+Mixers+-+Beyond+the+Mist+%5BFinal+Fantasy+IX%5D.zip

This album features 120 tracks (the complete OST + some duplicates) made by as many musicians. The album is over 7 hours long !
We decided to divide this album into 6 “discs”:
A Night at Alexandria
Across the Hills
Of Rats and Men
Far from Home
Gaia & Terra
Bonus Tracks

While most of the songs follow the OST order, we decided to take some freedom and create some narrative arcs. This is especially true with the 1st disc that gathers songs related to characters or events linked to the city of Alexandria through the whole game.

We all hope you’ll enjoy our new takes on those fantastic songs composed by Nobuo Uematsu and the creative freedom we took with some of the songs.

Part 1: A Night at Alexandria

Part 2: Across the Hills

Part 3: Of Rats and Men

Part 4: Far from Home

out on the 19th of July

Part 5: Gaia & Terra

out on the 26th of July

Part 6: Bonus Tracks

out on the 2nd of August

You can also vote for your favourite songs of the album!

Part 1: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233728
Part 2: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233739
Part 3: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233748
Part 4: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233757
Part 5: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233761
Part 6: https://www.strawpoll.me/18233764

– Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpgG0SRIUPuY-HSS_QWgBw
– Artworks: Mind Waker https://www.artstation.com/mind_waker
– Album Mastering: Ro Panuganti https://www.youtube.com/user/Swiggles1987

Cool Links:

– Pixel Mixers Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pixelmixers/
– Pixel Mixers FB https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

If you wish you can support us here: https://ko-fi.com/pixelmixers

May’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during May 2019

  • 1st) Ro Panuganti – DuckTales – The Moon (Prog-Metal Cover)

 

  • 2nd) Kain White – Animal Crossing: Wild World  – 1AM (Acoustic Cover)

 

  • 3rd) RichGC – Super Mario Land – Muda Kingdom (Acoustic Cover)

 

  • 4th) Tremendouz  – Guild Wars 2 – Fear Not This Night (Metal Cover)

 

  • 5th) BearKeys – Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Meta Knight’s Revenge (Piano Cover)


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in May and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s top 5. Be sure to check out all of the artists on the list and to browse the subreddit for new artists

April’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during April 2019

 

  • 1st) RichGC – Guacamelee! Leaderboards (Acoustic Cover)

 

  • 2nd) Peter C. Davidson Music – Kirby Superstar  – Gourmet Race (Jazz Big Band Arrangement)

 

  • 3rd) ViolinGamer feat. Gabocarina96 – Final Fantasy VI – Battle Theme Cover 

 

  • 4th) Halberd – Chrono Trigger – Tyran Castle (Metal Cover)

 

  • 5th) psycosulu – Secret of Mana – Leave Time for Love (Electronic Cover/Beadsprite Timelapse)


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in April and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s top 5. Be sure to check out all of the artists on the list and to browse the subreddit for new artists

GW2: Super Adventure Box – Try Hard & Tribulations [Tribute Album]

We are really happy to finally release our 2nd album of 2019, and it has a special story!
In the beginning of 2019 we had the idea to release a real but small album on April Fools Day. The idea we had was to use the fun OST from the Super Adventure Box, an old-school inspired adventure/platforming mini-game in Guild Wars 2 that was originally released in the game as an April Fools Day joke back in 2013.
The players enjoyed that mini-game created by Josh Foreman so much that it came back to be turned into an annual festival within GW2.

The OST of the “SAB” was composed by new GW2’s composers Maclaine Diemer and Lena Raine. Some songs like “Sunny Glade” or  “Main Theme” were still inspired by Jeremy Soule‘s compositions from the main game.

The funny chip-tune OST inspired our musicians and we went from a smaller 5-7 songs project to an album covering the complete OST from the Super Adventure Box, which made us change the release date to make sure we had all the songs covered. We sincerely hope you guys, GW2 fans or not, will enjoy this album =)

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

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Or directly with this link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ei67u98a16as7gd/Pixel+Mixers+-+Try+Hard+and+Tribulations+%5BGW2+Super+Adventure+Box%5D.zip

This album features the 24 tracks from the Super Adventure Box OST, originally composed by Maclaine Diemer, Lena Raine, Jeremy Soule, Joseph Clark & Keenan Sieg, re-arranged by 25 Pixel Mixers musicians.
The album is a little over 1 hour and 8 minutes of music and feature a great range of music styles, featuring: EDM, metal, classical, solo piano, country, fusion… and more.

And guess what? You can listen to the full album directly on Youtube!

You can also vote for your favourite songs of album!
=> https://www.strawpoll.me/17860392


– Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/c/Hashel

– Artwork: Tibone https://www.youtube.com/user/tibonev
– Artwork: OzoneOne https://soundcloud.com/ozoneone
– Album Mastering: Dacian Grada https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDkhWI0arWWOzjKgVd3S2Q

Cool Links:

– Pixel Mixers FB https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Our 23 previous free VGM Tribute Albums: https://pixel-mixers.com/2018/04/08/pixel-mixers-albums-list/

Free Virtual Instruments – Orchestra I: Strings

Many times in our Discord happens that someone is looking for a virtual instrument, and doesn’t want to break the bank. Therefore we thought of collecting all this useful resources into a series of articles everyone can always access to, starting by the most requested one: strings. Of course these are not going to be the list of all the existing virtual instruments on the internet, but it is a good place to start looking.

We are going to divide the instruments on our list into two categories: one is the category of absolutely free instruments, the other is for instruments that are free if you already own Native Instrument’s Kontakt.

So let’s begin!

Virtual Playing Orchestra by Paul Battersby

Virtual Playing Orchestra is a free collection of orchestral instruments made putting together all the best free orchestral samples. The library is in .sfz format, so it runs on Sforzando (also free) and offers all sort of articulations and dynamics controls (not on all the patches, but on all those for which matter).

LABS Strings by Spitfire

Spitfire LABS offer two different string patches, all for free:

  • Strings:  a 14-member ensemble with three articulations (Short, Ensemble and Long). This is not a huge bombastic trailer library, but rather the dry, close micing provides an intimate and warm character;
  • Frozen Strings: “six strings players, recorded dry on a cold day in January 2015”, and as such these sustained strings are cold and perfect for soundscapes.

Both this instruments run through the LABS player (free), and come with built-in reverb and expression controls.

Our friend Philip Aldous gave it a ride for us:

VSCO2 Community Edition by Versilian Studios

VSCO 2 Community Edition (CE) is an open-source, open-ended subset of the main VSCO 2 library. These samples have been widely used and you can find them in multiple formats, such as VSTi/AUi, NKI, sfz, RMI and more. 

SCC Expressive Strings by S. Christian Collins

SCC Expressive Strings a great string ensemble library including  Legato, Staccato, Legato/Tremolo crossfade and Pizzicato articulations controlled by keyswitches, as well as expression controls. Not much I can say about it could be clearer than S. Christian Collins’s video:

Let us now dive into the Kontakt realm.

PocketBlakus by Blakus (Blake Robinson)

If you are looking for a warm and beautifully expressive cello, your best bet is going to be PocketBlakus. It features a sustain patch and a spiccato one (with 7 Round Robins nonetheless!). Plenty can be said about this instrument, but I’ll let a song speak for it:

The Stroh Violin by Impact Soundworks

Impact Soundworks doesn’t really need our advertisement, but it would be criminal to exclude the Stroh Violin from this list. The Stroh violin is a self-amplified violin that folks at ISW have sampled in three articulations (pizzicato, spiccato, legato). This won’t be the instrument to play a warm, mellow solo in a full orchestra (lying, it probably will), but its dry and lively character can be amazing in a small ensemble, in a folk setting or even in experimental/electronic music.

Sketching Chamber Orchestra

Sketching Chamber Orchestra is a collection of Kontakt instruments built by some big names in the Kontakt Scripting community using the samples from VSCO2. If you own Kontakt and nothing else, this will get you started, and bring you very far.

Palette Primary Colors by Red Room Audio

Last on this list, Palette – Primary Colors is the free version of the bigger Palette Orchestral Series.  It features strings, woodwinds, and brass ensembles with a limited set of articulations, 3 dynamic layers and up to 7 round robins for a total of 1.3GB of samples. Even though this does not offer individual sections, this is a gorgeous tool, and a free one. So run grab it!

That’s it for strings now, see you soon with more cool freebies!

March’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during March 2019

 

  • 1st) Super Guitar Bros – Zelda Dungeon Medley (Acoustic/Classical Guitar)

 

  • 2nd) Earth Kid – Chrono Cross  – “Under Cerulean Skies” Fields of Time (Folk Cover)

 

 

  • 4th) Hoxsey Studios  – Castlevania – Bloody Tears/Monster Dance (Metal Cover)

 

  • 5th) Torby Brand- Celeste – Exhale (Piano Cover)
    The second entry in this month’s top 5 from our indie game album


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in March and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s top 5. Be sure to check out all of the artists on the list and to browse the subreddit for new artists

February’s Top 5 Up-Voted Covers

Here are the top 5 covers which received the most upvotes on the VGCover/subreddit during February 2019

  • 1st) Ro Panuganti and Colbydude – Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Medley

 

  • 2nd) Furyxx – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Bloody Tears Violin and Guitar Cover

 

  • 3rd) TeraCMusic – Deltarune – Castle Town (Empty) Cover

 

  • 4th) Chris Latham Hekdar Thunderfist – Castlevania Metal Guitar Medley 

 

  • 5th) ViolinGamer – Final Fantasy IV – Battle Theme Violin Cover 


Thanks for voting for your favourite covers in February and hopefully we’ll see plenty of new people in next month’s tops 5

Indie Games – The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol.2 [Tribute Album]

Hello guys, I’m really excited to present you our very first album of 2019!
And what an album… The 2nd volume of our series dedicated to Indie Games music.
After “The Great Tale of the Little Ones” in 2016 here is the Vol.2 of what’s going to be an annual thing!
We focused on games released from 2015 to 2018. So in early 2020 for the Vol.3 we’ll focus on games from 2016 to 2019 etc etc.
I already can tell you that we were super excited to work on this project and everybody involved did a really good job, I hope you’ll appreciate it =)

You can download our album for free by clicking on this picture =>

The Great Tale of the Little Ones [Mordra]

Or directly with this link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/53yz5y2aluqyl1m/Pixel+Mixers+-+The+Great+Tale+of+the+Little+Ones+%5BVol.2%5D.zip

This album features 54 tracks from 36 Indie Games, including: Undertale, Celeste, Hollow Knight, A Hat in Time, Stardew Valley, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Furi, Ori and the Blind Forest, Overcooked, Pyre, Cuphead, Deltarune and more!
62 musicians did their best to honour those great songs and the result is a 3 discs album, for more than 3 hours of music!

And guess what? You can listen to it directly on Youtube!

Disc 1

 

 

Disc 2

 

Disc 3

You can also vote for your favourite songs of album!
Part 1: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494520
Part 2: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494539
Part 3: https://www.strawpoll.me/17494566

Project Director: Hashel https://www.youtube.com/c/Hashel
Artwork: Mordra https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOXEY4Xcu5F38j832x2U33A
Album Mastering: Ro Panuganti https://www.youtube.com/user/Swiggles1987

Cool Links:
– Pixel Mixers FB https://www.facebook.com/PixelMixers/
– Pixel Mixers Twitter https://twitter.com/Pixel_Mixers
– Pixel Mixers Discord https://discord.gg/2YmK66G

Our 22 previous free VGM Tribute Albums: https://pixel-mixers.com/2018/04/08/pixel-mixers-albums-list/