How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo


  1. GamerTechKid

    GamerTechKid4 giờ trước

    Say what you will but Genesis sounds a hundred times better than SNES. Always did and always will

  2. Josh Slavin

    Josh Slavin4 ngày trước

    Aquatic ambience is one of my favorite game soundtracks ever. Well done!

  3. Majoras Love

    Majoras Love4 ngày trước

    Goosebumps anyone? Damn great music

  4. Ziron of Time

    Ziron of Time6 ngày trước

    0:16 That’s not Mario World

  5. Rooflesoft Games

    Rooflesoft Games6 ngày trước

    You mean it wasn't all made with Mario Paint?

  6. johney supergd

    johney supergd8 ngày trước

    No it’s not true that all samples , music and sound effects has to be all fit in just 64K, in fact samples can be swapped in & out once needed, heck tales of phantansia even streames high quality voices during music playback in the intro, i wish snes street fighter 2 & killer instinct did this sothat they didn’t had to shorten those voices .

  7. Hasan Ahmed

    Hasan Ahmed11 ngày trước

    Stickerbrush Symphony ❤️

  8. The cycling NinjaElephant

    The cycling NinjaElephant11 ngày trước

    Secret of Mana anyone?

  9. Joe Baumgart

    Joe Baumgart18 ngày trước

    I want to make a video game music keyboard. Imagine being able to switch from hundreds of different systems and play music that sounds just like each one.

  10. Larry Maxwell

    Larry Maxwell20 ngày trước

    what is most interesting is watching how a tracker plays back good snes music compared to a traditionally tracked song where limits were not so restrictive.

  11. Paulo Corceiro

    Paulo Corceiro21 ngày trước

    Try this one about videogame history:

  12. Kai Labre

    Kai Labre22 ngày trước

    Now I'm downloading an emulator...

  13. Ginger Whale

    Ginger Whale25 ngày trước

    Got the feeling you went all out on the animation and style in this one. Verny nice!

  14. Vilver II

    Vilver II27 ngày trước

    We’re spoiled today.

  15. dephis2

    dephis228 ngày trước! thats crazy how high level of quality your content has!

  16. Proxy

    ProxyTháng trước

    1:09 you wrote 64 kilobits though... kilobyte would be kB

  17. Lostjoy IX

    Lostjoy IXTháng trước

    I just can't believe how video game developers could fit music and sound effects on games with just 64kb.

  18. Zesanactor Over-5

    Zesanactor Over-5Tháng trước

    Snes 64kb isn’t limited.

  19. Chris Jenkins

    Chris JenkinsTháng trước

    Donkey Kong Country was an amazing game when it came out , spent my childhood on it . Now when I play the newer DK I just end up figuratively throwing my controller . It’s like they’re punishing me for still playing vids .

  20. Sam

    SamTháng trước

    Awesome video. Awesome graphics and explanations... I’ve loved it!

  21. VZ Matthews

    VZ MatthewsTháng trước

    What David Wize did in 64kb soundchips could probably be better than what I can do with GB's of instruments and samples xD

  22. Purianite

    PurianiteTháng trước

    >Super Castlevania IV >"Den" from Castlevania: Dracula X wat

  23. Hobbesters

    HobbestersTháng trước

    this is very well made

  24. Matt Aasen

    Matt AasenTháng trước

    Wait, they didn't just write it in Mario Paint?

  25. gradjevinac09

    gradjevinac09Tháng trước

    your style of making videos and knowledge on the topics you cover are amazing. it's insipiring. keep it up man


    DLC ENERGYTháng trước

    2:05 i love this transition into the game

  27. Samuel Mer

    Samuel MerTháng trước

    great video !!

  28. Seb Not

    Seb NotTháng trước

    This Channel is diying hard

  29. A. Volt

    A. VoltTháng trước

    Any chance of doing something about the FM synth chip in the mega drive/genesis?

  30. Fragmatic

    FragmaticTháng trước

    "Aquatic Ambiance" by David Wise sounds so lovely!

  31. San Eckelhöfer

    San EckelhöferTháng trước

    awesome!!! thanks, Nerdwriter1 💖 💖 💖 David is really Wise, by the way 😉 I love him

  32. Ink Bass

    Ink BassTháng trước

    Yo, that Donkey Kong soundtrack was on point.

  33. Pieter Naude

    Pieter NaudeTháng trước

    Shows you. Back in the day they made a plan.

  34. JakeStarstorm

    JakeStarstormTháng trước


  35. frozenaorta

    frozenaortaTháng trước

    The audio clip at 0:15 is actually from Super Mario All Stars, not Super Mario World.

  36. Lucas Pinheiro

    Lucas PinheiroTháng trước

    I absolutely love your profile !!! have been watching videos one after another!!! super well produced and your sound mixing made me start watching everything on my headphones!!! ... anyways thank you for the production value, for the amazing writing and the hours of entertainment!! you are my new favorite channel :D

  37. IG_Bugz

    IG_BugzTháng trước

    im gonna attempt to deter anyone from the thought that gary and his demons is "like rick and morty" and go out on a limb to say it is merely an honorable mention. i just watched the first episode of gary and his demons and i will watch more. its not horrible.. im not the "youre too stupid to watch rick and morty" kind of rick and morty fan, but rick and morty is rick and morty. its in its own class that nothing compares yet

  38. Erick Calmet

    Erick CalmetTháng trước

    THe old school were magical and genius, with their limitations they make history

  39. CHU TORO

    CHU TOROTháng trước

    On top of all the various inaccuracies, let me chyme in with that the phrase "heximadecimal code" is nonsense. Hexadecimal is just a number system in base 16, as our typical decimal system is base 10. Would saying "decimal code" or "binary code" make sense? Maybe binary, because that is ultimately how things are represented at the level of transistors, but decimal and hexadecimal code reeks of nonsense, or someone trying to sound like they know what they are talking about when they don't.

  40. The5GIO5

    The5GIO5Tháng trước

    No guilles theme come on trashbag step your game up

  41. Peppy P

    Peppy PTháng trước

    Yeah what about the amazing Japanese human music composers? They’re the real soul behind the games.

  42. mAdius H RAT

    mAdius H RATTháng trước

    Hello Nerdwriter, what about a game like MOTHER 2 (EarthBound) that has a few hundred music cues, many of which use lengthy samples ? The ending theme even has the composer saying, "I Miss You", not to mention the field recordings and samples from the Beatles, Beach Boys and more. How were these handled ? Potential followup vid ? Thank you !

  43. Mikey P

    Mikey PTháng trước

    These videos are so good.

  44. KemicalKiddMUSIC

    KemicalKiddMUSICTháng trước

    you know another game that had good soundtrack for a SNES? Megaman X1

  45. Grimm Hades

    Grimm HadesTháng trước

    Oh the Donkey Kong aquatic ambiance track, I used to leave the game on there and fall asleep to that track. Great video!

  46. generic mexican

    generic mexicanTháng trước

    Thank you donkey kong composer you made my life

  47. Xklusiv

    XklusivTháng trước

    Do one for genesis

  48. Loreee_

    Loreee_Tháng trước

    very informative

  49. DrewTube316

    DrewTube316Tháng trước

    Childish Gambino Sampled Aquatic Ambiance.

  50. MacKeeper

    MacKeeperTháng 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

  51. BloomSTRAD

    BloomSTRADTháng 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.

  52. Jemone Durante

    Jemone DuranteTháng 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!

  53. Kupo

    KupoTháng 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

  54. Space Case

    Space CaseTháng trước


  55. Cameron Cowles

    Cameron CowlesTháng trước

    It's depressing how much smarter than me people are

  56. Enrique Romero

    Enrique RomeroTháng trước

    David wise is a godly composer

  57. Silas ofNj

    Silas ofNjTháng trước

    Excellent Excellent video. Thanks.

  58. Stefan Richmond

    Stefan RichmondTháng trước

    So much nostalgia

  59. Abendigo

    AbendigoTháng trước

    This stuff interests me so much ❤

  60. cutcc

    cutccTháng trước

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

  61. cassio lenno

    cassio lennoTháng trước

    Oh my God! this is the best Nerdwriter video.

  62. BubExpress

    BubExpressTháng trước

    The snes had the best sound chip back when

  63. Lord LunaEquie is me

    Lord LunaEquie is meTháng 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.

  64. flyboy1c

    flyboy1cTháng 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.

  65. flyboy1c

    flyboy1cTháng trước

    There was definitely a lot of that too. But like youtube vloggers, an intelligent person will gravitate toward the smart ones.

  66. Joseph Cserepes

    Joseph CserepesTháng trước

    Genius?!?! All I saw was cringy edits of other crap.

  67. kirby poyo

    kirby poyoTháng trước


  68. Butter Knife

    Butter KnifeTháng trước

  69. pitrox

    pitroxTháng trước

    thanks to sony for snes sound chip

  70. Shark Dude 7

    Shark Dude 7Tháng trước

    Street Fighter music is where it’s at

  71. Josh Anderson

    Josh AndersonTháng trước

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

  72. sukhWins

    sukhWinsTháng trước

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

  73. FGC_ Roofer_07

    FGC_ Roofer_07Tháng trước

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

  74. The Littlest Giant

    The Littlest GiantTháng 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.

  75. joeresio

    joeresioTháng 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.

  76. Pär Moberg

    Pär MobergTháng trước

    The SNES and the Amiga had really similar sound system.

  77. Matty Furious

    Matty FuriousTháng trước

    Brilliant video, very well edited aswell. Subscribed.

  78. Mats Berglinn

    Mats BerglinnTháng 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).

  79. Markus Machado

    Markus MachadoTháng trước

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

  80. Max Valley

    Max ValleyTháng trước

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

  81. luca simonelli

    luca simonelliTháng trước

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

  82. opsimathics

    opsimathicsTháng trước

    Art from adversity.

  83. JMD

    JMDTháng trước

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

  84. Big LeBAUSki

    Big LeBAUSkiTháng trước

    I always was interested in this topic, thx!

  85. Eleman

    ElemanTháng trước

    Genesis better///

  86. Spunky Animations

    Spunky AnimationsTháng trước

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

  87. Chiyo Late

    Chiyo LateTháng 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.

  88. D C

    D CTháng trước

    Aquatic ambience is my wakeup alarm music

  89. Salih Khamees

    Salih KhameesTháng trước

    The keyword here is DEDICATION folks

  90. Adalberto Rodriguez

    Adalberto RodriguezTháng 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.

  91. Meister Oogway

    Meister OogwayTháng trước

    Loved the editing of this video.

  92. ViboraUnleashed

    ViboraUnleashedTháng trước

    2:20 oh that's blank banshee

  93. Raymond Day

    Raymond DayTháng 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.

  94. ftw420anon

    ftw420anonTháng 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.

  95. Γιάννης Γαλάνης

    Γιάννης ΓαλάνηςTháng trước

    Best game musics ever!

  96. killerpot. stuclaire

    killerpot. stuclaireTháng 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!

  97. killerpot. stuclaire

    killerpot. stuclaireTháng trước

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

  98. iulian ispas

    iulian ispasTháng trước

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

  99. interghost

    interghostTháng trước

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

  100. Gambit

    GambitTháng trước

    David Wise is a genius. Amazing soundtrack

  101. LyesergicBrainwave

    LyesergicBrainwaveTháng trước

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

  102. Plasticina verde

    Plasticina verdeTháng trước

    secret of mana