Get an In-Depth Taste of Mega Music Mix

Last month we informed you of "Mega Music Mix," a new Rockman fan album fronted by doujin circle Colis Records. A bit has changed since then, however. While originally having a scope of 15~20 tracks, it will now be a 27 tracks, two CD album covering all the series, minus DASH (Legends). It will also feature a 12 page full color booklet containing artwork by a variety of artists.

You can also sample every track in the album over on the main site. A number of new cross fade demos have been added, organized by series.

Mega Music Mix will first come out this month, the 29th, at the M3 doujin convention for ¥1,000. An in store price of ¥1,500 is tentatively set.

Thanks for the tip, Oakie620!

Have a Listen to an Upcoming Mega Man Fan Album

Here is a cross fade sample of an up and coming Mega Man fan arranged album, MegaMusicMix. The album is being put together by Colis Records, creators of past doujin albums like RockLove and Rockbuster. However, this album is recruiting various fan artists to put together the music. They hope for 15-20 tracks covering all of the series.

The album is still in production but is planned to go on sale at next month's M3 doujin goods convention. 1,000 copies will be printed and sold at ¥1,000 a piece. Doujin music fans, keep an eye out!

100K Strong's Mega Man Legends 3 Concept Album Reaches Completion

601311_438390766235170_2018168174_nIt's been a while since we last heard some news on the Mega Man Legends 3 concept album first revealed back in August, but rest assured that time has not been spent idly-- in fact, the project is now complete! The project began to commemorate one year since the Facebook group 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 (aka "Get Me Off The Moon") first began, allowing artists and musicians alike to create works which they felt would have fit into the game, had it been released. In addition, it also helps celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Mega Man Legends series itself.

To check out the album in all its glory, just click here. Thanks for the tip, Skybane Zero!

100,000 Strong Opens Assembly of a Mega Man Legends 3 "Concept Album"

Break it down! Do the monkey with me! That's the rough gist of the latest community event to come from Get Me Off the Moon, aka 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3's latest "Roll's Wrap-Up." The idea is basically to come up with and make the kind of music you think might have gone into Mega Man Legends 3, had it been made. We've seen a snippet of what the world would have had to offer, and have even heard some of its tunes.

But now, with this project, the idea is to flesh out the world we have seen. We've seen the tip of the iceberg, and now it's time to imagine what the rest of that iceberg looks and sounds like.

Heat Man explains:

I'm going to introduce you to a project that's both unique and challenging; it is both because nothing quite like this has ever been tried for a Mega Man game to the best of my knowledge.

The telltale sign of a good game is one that you keep playing even after you turn off the machine. You may be finished playing the game, for the time, but it continues to run in your mind. You wonder about its world and its characters, questions left unanswered. You talk to your friends about it, discussing the various elements of its mythos. You might even go so far as to make a website about it, or a comic, or your own story with your own characters - pretty crazy, huh?

Some games just have such fascinating worlds, they grip you that way. Mega Man Legends is undoubtedly one of those games. Its wonder, its mysteries and its charm have kept its fans actively interested in the series, even despite a whole decade without a new chapter. For this project, I will ask you to harness that sense of wonder and awe.

You can do a lot of things with imagination, but what we aim for today is this: A Mega Man Legends 3 concept album. Yes, at its heart, this will be an endeavor about making music. But it will also be a lot more than that. It will be a coalescence of music, art and ideas.

In truth, the scope of this project is broad, so I will try to be as clear cut as I can. The purpose of this project is to create an album of music that represents what Legends 3 could have been, as well as flesh out the unseen world of Legends. This is not a remix project; we will be primarily looking for original tracks. Any kind of music, any kind of theme, any kind of style.

Unlike past Neo Devroom events, this is not a contest. However, we will be looking forward to some amazing music. All in all, this will be a creative collaborative effort. The forums will be utilized for discussions about speculation on Legends 3 and its world, which will give rise to artwork representing those discussions. And in turn, that brainstorming will hopefully lead to music. It's all meant to be a broad, symbiotic sort of process, and frankly I can't be sure how it will work. But what I do know is, if the people who get involved put their hearts and minds into it, something amazing will be created.

What do I mean by imagining then world of Legends 3? Well to start with, imagining what the game would have been about; its characters, events, locations, and so forth. But it goes beyond that as well. Who are the kinds of people who inhabit the world of Legends? What are their customs; their hopes and dreams? What kind of mysteries are buried under the remaining lands, and floating far above the skies? What mysteries? What treasures? What terrors?

Ultimately we will be ushering in music and artwork that gives form to these thoughts, and what their answers could be. You will listen to this music, and you will be able to envision the world it describes. That is my wish, anyway.

For now, there are a lot of uncertainties that remain to be answered. The scope of this project, as well as how long it will run, are all up in the air. We are looking to you for that. Right now, we aim to compile the music and artwork into a digital album that will be available on Bandcamp. And while this is a completely voluntary undertaking, we do hope to find some small way to compensate those who help make it.

From here on, let's see how this goes. I beseech you all to spread the world, and give it your best effort. The wonder and magic of Legends has always existed foremost inside of you. Let it out.

And there you have it. Now, who is up to the challenge?

Game Boy Mega Man Tunes Get the Arranged Treatment

The Game Boy Mega Man games have some of my favorite music in the series, though in truth the tunes are often overlooked by fans and musicians. So thank goodness that Blues 'Chaos' Light has cooked up his own arranged EP, featuring a track from each game.

You can listen to the songs above, or head over to his site and download the fan album for your personal enjoyment.

Joshua Morse Takes Us All To The Robot Museum

Mega Man: The Robot Museum by Joshua Morse and OverClocked ReMixWhile we still have to wait until sometime next month for Ippo Yamada's new album, we can help pass the time by listening to some new classic series Mega Man remixes right now! Mega Man: The Robot Museum is a free, downloadable album from OverClocked ReMix artist, Joshua Morse. Unlike the majority of albums released on OCR, The Robot Museum is a one-man album with Morse's signature style of jazzy, disco funk present throughout each track.

The nine track album features a stage theme of one robot master from each numbered classic game up to Mega Man 8, with the ninth track as an arrangement of the CD Database song from Mega Man & Bass. You can download the album on the official site. Check out the trailer below to see a sample of what to expect.

A Musical Tribute to Mega Man

Looking for some new arranged Mega Man tunes? Karakasa Music has just released their fanmade album Mega Man Renaissance, which you can download entirely for free! Having sampled some of the tracks, it's definitely a bit out there, but I know a lot of people look for Mega Man arrangements that are off the beaten path, so this one might be for you. And who can argue with a free soundtrack? Thanks for the heads up, Karakasa-kun!