How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo


  1. Loreee_

    Loreee_2 giờ trước

    very informative

  2. DrewTube316

    DrewTube3165 giờ trước

    Childish Gambino Sampled Aquatic Ambiance.

  3. Oscar Thompson

    Oscar Thompson11 giờ trước

    not that its not a rad track but like i dont think aquatic ambience is the best example to use, it doesn't really use the affordances inherent to the medium the innovation is how he managed to hack it into the system but i thinks its more interesting when composers use the limitations as a kind of aesthetic of its own

  4. BloomSTRAD

    BloomSTRAD11 giờ trước

    It's a shame people have forgotten about how sound trackers are way better at compressing sound without sacrificing quality. This method of composition was widely used in video games until last decade, a good example I can think of is Bejeweled 2. The whole soundtrack of the game is contained within a single file.

  5. Jemone Durante

    Jemone Durante12 giờ trước

    i absolutly love this video. The way the words fade in, the timing of the voice over. the information its just awesome! if youre going to talk about SNES MUSIC what better way to explain than the best music on the platorm??? DK COUNTRY SERIES of course!

  6. Kupo

    Kupo14 giờ trước

    this video was in my recommended for a while, so i caved and decided to watch it not a very good first impression for this channel ngl

  7. Space Case

    Space Case15 giờ trước


  8. Cameron Cowles

    Cameron Cowles15 giờ trước

    It's depressing how much smarter than me people are

  9. Enrique Romero

    Enrique Romero16 giờ trước

    David wise is a godly composer

  10. Silas ofNj

    Silas ofNj17 giờ trước

    Excellent Excellent video. Thanks.

  11. Stefan Richmond

    Stefan Richmond19 giờ trước

    So much nostalgia

  12. Abendigo

    Abendigo20 giờ trước

    This stuff interests me so much ❤

  13. cutcc

    cutcc20 giờ trước

    Man people back in the day were super dedicated and resourceful--I love it. Very appreciative of their hard work =).

  14. cassio lenno

    cassio lenno20 giờ trước

    Oh my God! this is the best Nerdwriter video.

  15. BubExpress

    BubExpress21 giờ trước

    The snes had the best sound chip back when

  16. Lord LunaEquie is me

    Lord LunaEquie is me21 giờ trước

    A lot of my childhood in this video, including that Mark Rosewater quote. Also, as others have already pointed out, you're either misrepresenting the SNES or didn't do enough research to say that all the music and sound had to fit inside 64 KB of RAM. That's just not what RAM does.

  17. flyboy1c

    flyboy1c22 giờ trước

    Limitation breeding creativity was the force behind the genius of Vine. 7 seconds to fit as much of a story on video as possible. Think of the amount of different types of vines and their impact... all because a limit was placed.

  18. kirby poyo

    kirby poyo22 giờ trước


  19. Butter Knife

    Butter Knife22 giờ trước

  20. pitrox

    pitrox22 giờ trước

    thanks to sony for snes sound chip

  21. Shark Dude 7

    Shark Dude 723 giờ trước

    Street Fighter music is where it’s at

  22. Josh Anderson

    Josh AndersonNgày trước

    4:23 It's Stickerbush Symphony. Not Stickerbrush. Unfortunately it's a painfully common mistake. Everyone gets it wrong.

  23. sukhWins

    sukhWinsNgày trước

    Man I have now more appreciation for the Aquatic Ambiance!!

  24. FGC_ Roofer_07

    FGC_ Roofer_07Ngày trước

    I Wonder how they managed RoboCop 3's theme on NES...

  25. The Littlest Giant

    The Littlest GiantNgày trước

    It’s insanely impressive how *good* a lot of the music on SNES games was, even when they were so limited by that system’s capabilities.

  26. joeresio

    joeresioNgày trước

    I make video game music!! I use wave and midi! My dream was always to make music for video games. I have all my VGM on my page.

  27. Pär Moberg

    Pär MobergNgày trước

    The SNES and the Amiga had really similar sound system.

  28. Matty Furious

    Matty FuriousNgày trước

    Brilliant video, very well edited aswell. Subscribed.

  29. Mats Berglinn

    Mats BerglinnNgày trước

    I hope in the future that you will make a video how Nintendo 64 graphic works as well as the sound and the general function of those games as there are differences between pixels and polygons (not only just the looks).

  30. Markus Machado

    Markus MachadoNgày trước

    David Wise was already a respected composer but now sir you just made him a freaking legend. The guy was crazy

  31. Max Valley

    Max ValleyNgày trước

    Donkey Kong country soundtrack is amazing. How did they make Yoshi's Island music though?

  32. luca simonelli

    luca simonelliNgày trước

    Lol it feels like they put more effort in the music than in the actual game xD

  33. opsimathics

    opsimathicsNgày trước

    Art from adversity.

  34. JMD

    JMDNgày trước

    64k is not even enough for a decent mod file, i expect there was some bank switching involved to load several sets

  35. Big LeBAUSki

    Big LeBAUSkiNgày trước

    I always was interested in this topic, thx!

  36. Eleman

    ElemanNgày trước

    Genesis better///

  37. Spunky Animations

    Spunky AnimationsNgày trước

    All you had to say was David Wise and I would have understood perfectly.

  38. Chiyo Late

    Chiyo LateNgày trước

    Respect to the old game developers. Current game developers can't/won't bother optimizing their game and will just eat any resources thrown at them.

  39. D C

    D CNgày trước

    Aquatic ambience is my wakeup alarm music

  40. Salih Khamees

    Salih KhameesNgày trước

    The keyword here is DEDICATION folks

  41. Adalberto Rodriguez

    Adalberto RodriguezNgày trước

    Goosebumps because this music. Even those limitations you feel the the power of creativity The most memorable gaming OSTs were composed based on those systems.

  42. Meister Oogway

    Meister OogwayNgày trước

    Loved the editing of this video.

  43. ViboraUnleashed

    ViboraUnleashedNgày trước

    2:20 oh that's blank banshee

  44. Raymond Day

    Raymond DayNgày trước

    Super video. I did not know this about the SNES. Only 64K. I can relate to this knowing about the commodore 64. I program in that so know how the hardware works. But I did not know this about the SNES. I only know if made good music. Watched this video the other day and the old Aquatic Ambiance song was in my head. Looked on my Logitech Media Server and found the CD I ripped years ago. DK Jamz the number 8 song.

  45. ftw420anon

    ftw420anonNgày trước

    Thank you for reminding me of the great video game composer, Nobuo Uematsu. He has composed music for every Final Fantasy game (including XV) and was currently working on the score for FFVII Remake. Unfortunately, a Google search revealed that he is experiencing health problems and will be taking the rest of the year off. I will be sending my best wishes to him and his family.

  46. Γιάννης Γαλάνης

    Γιάννης ΓαλάνηςNgày trước

    Best game musics ever!

  47. killerpot. stuclaire

    killerpot. stuclaireNgày trước

    who's the 579 asshole who put thumb down you pice of trash probably shitty kids dumb ass "millenium" generation they call it yeah pice of trash generation!

  48. killerpot. stuclaire

    killerpot. stuclaireNgày trước

    i love aquatic ambience since i was a kid this guy is a fucking genius!!

  49. iulian ispas

    iulian ispasNgày trước

    The snes sound was awful only really annoying hy pich sounds no bass at all ...

  50. interghost

    interghostNgày trước

    Donkey Kong Country... easily the best video game music ever!

  51. Gambit

    GambitNgày trước

    David Wise is a genius. Amazing soundtrack

  52. LyesergicBrainwave

    LyesergicBrainwaveNgày trước

    I thought the best song from Donkey Kong Country 2 was the credits music

  53. Plasticina verde

    Plasticina verdeNgày trước

    secret of mana

  54. hoshnasi

    hoshnasiNgày trước

    That DK Country sound track, so slippery. Awesome.

  55. Sinead De Jager

    Sinead De JagerNgày trước

    All your videos are brilliant epiphanies for millions! Thank you! You are wonderful!

  56. brucekentallen

    brucekentallenNgày trước

    I didn't understand. They would play on that Korg and then see a source code and input it into the game chip?

  57. Christopher Alan Sosa Mejia

    Christopher Alan Sosa MejiaNgày trước

    , the súper Nintendo was not a límited at all in the sound department. The sega genesis was!!! Because IT could not sample sounds by itself. Programmers had to built sound engines to sample voice to 11khz. So musicians pretty much had beeps and boops to work on or built a sound engine that ran in the 68000 to créate the waveform and then pass it up to the sound chip. The Benefit it this is more clear sound and you dont have the shitty has muffled sound like the súper Nintendo had. But, that part pretty much relies on the musician. I think it would have been more more interesting how the game boy advance worked in the sound department becuase oh god, that shit sucks soooooooooooooooooo much in that regard

  58. Michael C

    Michael CNgày trước

    Amazing Stuff right here!!! 👌👌

  59. theFizzyNator

    theFizzyNatorNgày trước

    > Super Mario 1 theme from All-Stars > “Super Mario World” gg downvoted

  60. Pro Cow

    Pro CowNgày trước

    When you mentioned castlevania 4 in the beginning you showed footage of a different castlevania >:(

  61. Min Lungelow

    Min LungelowNgày trước

    Your visual effects and Aesthetic piss me off, but the content is nice.

  62. Adam Averhart

    Adam AverhartNgày trước

    Lol if you read those chips correctly, you may now thank Sony for making all of this possible.

  63. Thomas Schmitz

    Thomas SchmitzNgày trước

    David Wise is a legend.

  64. disparityband

    disparitybandNgày trước

    The part where it says SC4 is Dracula X instead, but I'm pretty sure the music is wrong too!

  65. Spazer40

    Spazer40Ngày trước Plok has a good ost

  66. Jimmy Ellis

    Jimmy EllisNgày trước

    Yo this was cool. This is really beautiful mini documentary on video game music

  67. Gui de Guinetik

    Gui de GuinetikNgày trước

    The Stickerbrush Symphony inspired me as a kid to learn to play the piano. I remember loading DK2 and going to that level just to listen to the music while I was doing something else. powerful stuff

  68. Jesus Meneses

    Jesus MenesesNgày trước


  69. blackcat19

    blackcat19Ngày trước

    So basically what I got from this video is that every great SNES soundtrack is something utterly impossible that nonetheless exists. Magic.

  70. al ubaldini

    al ubaldiniNgày trước

    dkc,dck2 killer instinct zelda link to the past , skyblazer , dracula bram stoker alien3 super metroid super castlevania 4 contra 3 top gear 1 super street fighter super bomber man super turrican , chrono trigger the music was amazing

  71. Kevin  DeLuna

    Kevin DeLunaNgày trước

    I lived through those games in the 90s love it and nostalgic

  72. Mike Reyes

    Mike ReyesNgày trước

    Fantastic video!

  73. INFINI S.A.S

    INFINI S.A.SNgày trước

    but.... how much music was made for the super nintendo?

  74. PCGamesF1Tech

    PCGamesF1Tech2 ngày trước

    Wow, how brilliant they/he made it! Thanks for reminding me of the great aquatic soundtrack of DK!!

  75. Erist Tänzer

    Erist Tänzer2 ngày trước

    Fucking amazing

  76. Disgusted Dedede

    Disgusted Dedede2 ngày trước

    Super Mario world *music from mario all stars*

  77. Baqir Mayumaionipad

    Baqir Mayumaionipad22 giờ trước

    Disgusted Dedede true

  78. bone

    bone2 ngày trước

    Woah I had no idea. So awesome how creative David got

  79. Pixie Panda Plush

    Pixie Panda Plush2 ngày trước

    I know VRV, it's a services I can't use.


    GAMESTECHNMORE -_-2 ngày trước

    Donkey Kong did has some amazing music, some of the best

  81. Naifer :v

    Naifer :v2 ngày trước

    500 mega hyper stupid people dislike this awesome video lmao

  82. Krystal Myth

    Krystal Myth2 ngày trước

    Was hoping for a bit more examples than just David Wise. Pretty much anything in Chrono Trigger would have been nice.

  83. OliKad

    OliKad2 ngày trước

    0:20 >Dracula X music plays >Says Music is from Castlevania IV u wot m8

  84. Caithe Raith

    Caithe Raith2 ngày trước

    B is byte but b is bit. So kb is kilobit where MB is megabyte. Thus, the SNES has 16 kilobits of sound processing.

  85. Alano Morito

    Alano Morito2 ngày trước

    Dkc 2 ost invincible

  86. AdamProGamingTR

    AdamProGamingTR2 ngày trước

    1:06 so this is why emulators sounds better hmmmmm now it makes sense

  87. quietboygonewild

    quietboygonewild2 ngày trước

    David Wise was wise :3

  88. Guillaume Galienne

    Guillaume Galienne2 ngày trước

    StickerBUSH Symphony. Best SNES track after Big Blue from F-zero.

  89. My First Nintendo

    My First Nintendo2 ngày trước

    this video explain that program better than the instruction video great info man!!!

  90. It’s a me Mario

    It’s a me Mario2 ngày trước

    0:17 that’s not super mario world

  91. Jesus Marquez

    Jesus Marquez2 ngày trước

    U won a subscriber good sir

  92. gollumondrugs

    gollumondrugs2 ngày trước

    You compare a modern mp3 at 6mb, but this is actually a compressed waveform. In reality it is around 40mb uncompressed, for a 3.5 minute song.

  93. AspleniumHexe

    AspleniumHexe2 ngày trước

    Not at all that accurate information in this video.

  94. El Hombre Bush

    El Hombre Bush2 ngày trước

    Me iba a suscribir a este canal porque vi que tenía contenido interesante y tienen subtítulos en español, pero al parecer solo era en este video :( Aún así, excelente tema. DKC, de los mejores soundtracks de la historia.

  95. Cleen

    Cleen2 ngày trước

    obviously snes music was all made in mario paint dumbass

  96. Alan Emeritus 669

    Alan Emeritus 6692 ngày trước

    You make me cry :( the music of DK is the best of SNES in my opinion :)

  97. Anonymous

    Anonymous2 ngày trước

    What’s the ambient music at the end of the presentation?

  98. Mahmoud El Arch

    Mahmoud El Arch2 ngày trước

    Korg Wavestation EX, one of my favorite keyboards, I still use it in my music till this day, it has that Video Games feeling in it, and I am a huge gamer !

  99. voteZDLR

    voteZDLR2 ngày trước

    I think the Donkey Kong soundtrack is one of the best original soundtracks from any game, ever. I didn't realize the hero David Wise went through so much effort to successfully do it though. I wish I could find him and thank him because I just took it for granted, thought whoever made the soundtrack was another genius from RARE with superb attention to detail particularly when it came to sound and sound effects. I feel bad for younger kids cause they'll never get to know RARE like we did growing up. Unfortunately RARE is another casualty of Microsoft's takeover of gaming.

  100. its Mario Boy

    its Mario Boy2 ngày trước

    look up the illusion of Gaia. Best soundtrack on snes ever

  101. Jadc

    Jadc2 ngày trước

    That water stage from Donkey Kong has truly always been amazing ... its also like the dire docks from the Mario 64 - So many memories! :( - jeez im getting old