How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo


  1. Dolphinboi

    Dolphinboi16 ngày trước

    Segue is still a really weird word.

  2. AshtheRam

    AshtheRam25 ngày trước

    "Super Mario World" *plays music from smb1 in smas*

  3. yeah im riding through the area

    yeah im riding through the areaTháng trước

    david wise is amazing

  4. Da__Kracken__Is -here

    Da__Kracken__Is -hereTháng trước

    Armored armadillo from Megaman X

  5. Sebastian Avila

    Sebastian AvilaTháng trước

    You should have included a small sample of the best snes tunes. Killer instinct, FF's, Megaman X series, etc.

  6. Heartless

    HeartlessTháng trước

    Whoa DK have the best soundtrack

  7. Cole

    ColeTháng trước

    at 1:19 you lied. mp3s are 1meg per minute at 128/44.1

  8. Douglas Baker

    Douglas BakerTháng trước

    I'm just wondering, who bothers to downvote this sort of video? Did it somehow not meet expectations?

  9. lai saelor

    lai saelorTháng trước

    Ty I learned something new today.

  10. Yung Tabasco

    Yung TabascoTháng trước

    song at :18 seconds ?

  11. Jez Creed

    Jez CreedTháng trước

    Please forgive my ignorance but couldn’t 8 tracks in effect be ‘bounced’ on the chip, in some way, to free up a bit more room?

  12. Luigi Pirate

    Luigi PirateTháng trước

    The title should be renamed to Donkey Kong water music

  13. Rodrigo Sucesso

    Rodrigo SucessoTháng trước

    Awesome video!!

  14. AweProd22

    AweProd22Tháng trước

    0:17 *yes this is mario world.*

  15. Trevor Lahey

    Trevor LaheyTháng trước

    It was made on mario paint, duh

  16. ERICtheLATE

    ERICtheLATETháng trước

    Pilotwings had a trippy soundrack also, that sounded like award winning compositions from MarioPaint.

  17. nicholas georgoudakis

    nicholas georgoudakisTháng trước

    The music was pretty amazing back then

  18. nicholas georgoudakis

    nicholas georgoudakisTháng trước

    Back before Sony and Nintendo were on good terms with each other

  19. nicholas georgoudakis

    nicholas georgoudakisTháng trước

    Sony chips lol

  20. Makotroid ttv

    Makotroid ttvTháng trước

    Now to find out how Uematsu fit that entire orchestra in that little chip.

  21. Max Ron

    Max RonTháng trước

    4:32 T H I S


    LEXICON DEVILTháng trước

    So how the Fucking Fuck did Nobou Uematsu make music for FF6 (snes FF3) jeezuzs man poor musicians.

  23. Lucien Vanias

    Lucien VaniasTháng trước

    0:16 Says Mario World *Is actually Super Mario Bros. from All Stars*

  24. Diana Haines

    Diana HainesTháng trước

    The soundtrack for donkey Kong country is my favorite

  25. mars base

    mars baseTháng trước

    that was awesome!

  26. corey333p

    corey333pTháng trước

    I thought I got several text messages. Shell Kick Sound.

  27. StrayFire

    StrayFireTháng trước

    Aquatic Ambiance is by far the best video game music piece ever created. But the best use of the SNES soundchip has to go to the "Beach" music from Plok! by the Follin brothers.

  28. Maku Kenobi

    Maku KenobiTháng trước

    Good examples of dave wise legendary...

  29. Dank Beats

    Dank BeatsTháng trước

    Man aquatic ambience the good old days

  30. Miyamoto’s Apprentice Jim Vaughan

    Miyamoto’s Apprentice Jim VaughanTháng trước

    *amazing! Thx for sharing this was very insightful and interesting!*

  31. El Jeje

    El JejeTháng trước

    >*tilte* super castlevania IV >*blur background* castlevania dracula X

  32. LarryInc64

    LarryInc64Tháng trước

    Wow, I usually like your videos, but how poorly assembled and wrong a lot of the info is in this, and with no official comment or fix, is realy making me rethink the authenticity your other video essays. Other people went more in depth with errors, but many things are oversimplified at best, and wrong at worst.

  33. José María Medina

    José María MedinaTháng trước

    What a beautiful video. Thanks for doing this!

  34. Darth Nexus

    Darth NexusTháng trước

    Nearly 30 years later the snes sound chip is still pure magic

  35. Slash

    SlashTháng trước

    The fisrst music is sm - all stars not smw

  36. QuiteTheHandful

    QuiteTheHandfulTháng trước

    There was about 30 seconds of actual information in there and 5 minutes of fluff.

  37. QuiteTheHandful

    QuiteTheHandfulTháng trước

    Trash video truthfully.

  38. Freshly Baked

    Freshly BakedTháng trước

    Wu05 - The Beholder

  39. Ethan Cannoy

    Ethan CannoyTháng trước

    Mubi is gone, Funimation is gone, tested is gone, nerdist is gone, drama fever is gone, geek and sundry is gone... oof VRV

  40. Neil Bins

    Neil BinsTháng trước

    Lets just talk about how David Wise is a legend.

  41. Artificiallntell

    ArtificiallntellTháng trước

    Awesome video!!!!!

  42. RedTony

    RedTonyTháng trước

    For the Next Video, You Should take a look at the Sega genesis Sound Capability's!

  43. The Sandman

    The SandmanTháng trước

    Like how you used some of the best game music ever put out by the SNES from DKC! Loved that game for the music alone

  44. Killer Frax

    Killer FraxTháng trước

    Super Castlevania 4, but the video playing in the background is Castlevania Dracula X

  45. Dronez

    DronezTháng trước


  46. Buttlerr

    ButtlerrTháng trước

    0:16 that not Super Mario World music. It is Super Mario Sunshine music.

  47. Chase The Brawler

    Chase The BrawlerTháng trước

    Buttlerr It’s from the Super Mario Allstate actually

  48. A J

    A JTháng trước

    The size issue is what made donkey Kong country such a masterpiece. When it came out, my brothers and I were blown away by the music.

  49. Koodge

    KoodgeTháng trước

    gotta love korg

  50. Koodge

    KoodgeTháng trước

    3:40 nifty, you can do this stuff with renoise

  51. 1983parrothead

    1983parrotheadTháng trước

    A spiritual successor to this would be the internal soundchip of PS1.

  52. red crimson102

    red crimson102Tháng trước

    Well i guess devs were super creative back in the 90's because super nintendo games had many great soundtracks as well as the original nes, impressive indeed

  53. Mr.Sauce

    Mr.SauceTháng trước

    How are you going to bring up snes music without mentioning megaman x ?🤔

  54. TheBiscuitStreet

    TheBiscuitStreetTháng trước


  55. Owen Driscoll

    Owen DriscollTháng trước

    just realized this is the video that introduced me to mama said knock you out lol. i love this video.

  56. ZockAmigos

    ZockAmigosTháng trước

    What a fantastic Video! Thank you very much!

  57. SanicStudios

    SanicStudiosTháng trước

    *not super mario world*

  58. RecklesFlam1ngo

    RecklesFlam1ngoTháng trước

    This is video is honestly pretty badly informed and incorrect about a few things, not one of your best. :/

  59. RecklesFlam1ngo

    RecklesFlam1ngoTháng trước

    @Philipe A look at the comments, they explain everything (cant be bothered typing in everything :P)

  60. Philipe A

    Philipe ATháng trước

    Which informations are incorrect?

  61. FloydTaylor

    FloydTaylorTháng trước

    Watched this close to 10 times. Glad it reached 1m. Despite the feedback below think it gave alot of people who know sweet fuck all about how it was done a great perspective. My fave Nerdwriter video by far!

  62. My Name

    My NameTháng trước

    Amazing video great work!!

  63. e h/mixxc

    e h/mixxcTháng trước

    This was... bad.

  64. Reddy

    ReddyTháng trước

    This might be just a coincidence but: I have been thinking about how this was done for about a week now, but this came up in my recommendations (out of like 2 million (at least) videos.) AND THEN the comments told me this video was maddeningly inspecific (commenter Sinny said that this video was like "How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo? Uhh so there are sound chips... and wave modulation... some tracker thing... let's just appreciate Aquatic Ambience again okay?") Did VIreporter purposely put this in my recommendations to infuriate me? And have they been tracking my mind? (This happened when i was thinking about Pixel Gun 3D and a day later i got a pixel gun video (but not maddeningly inspecific))

  65. Jacob Nemyer

    Jacob NemyerTháng trước

    I believe there were different models of the SNES motherboard, that each had a different way the sound chip was placed.

  66. Nothing\

    Nothing\Tháng trước

    This video wasn't really that informative. You're on the right track with the format, but you need to check your facts and include more in depth information instead of just saying a few vague things without actually explaining anything. Look at Retro Game Mechanics Explained for some ideas, if you want. And please don't cut content because people are too lazy to watch a video more than 5 minutes long that contains technical information. Unless that's what you're going for, and that's fine if it is. It's your channel after all. I'm not trying to tell you how to run your channel, so you can ignore this if you want. But the comments seem to indicate I'm not alone in thinking this. I see a lot of potential here. Best of luck, mate. Cheers.

  67. Marcos Mello

    Marcos MelloTháng trước

    "64 KB had to hold all the music and the sound effects for the entire game" No sure this is right. Main game code (running on the 65C816) can load audio data on demand to the SPC700. So more than 64 KB of audio data can be stored on the cartridge.

  68. Sarthak Panda

    Sarthak Panda2 tháng trước

    Cinder from killer instinct intensifies

  69. GG

    GG2 tháng trước

    Haven't seen earthbound in your entire life?

  70. grandmajones

    grandmajones2 tháng trước

    Kinda personal but Wise's music has inspired me soo much that i want to name my first kid Wise.

  71. Mason

    Mason2 tháng trước


  72. Snoley Games

    Snoley Games2 tháng trước

    David Wise is that guy! Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu, Michiru Yamane, Hideki Naganuma, Soichi Terada... There are too many too name that are considered the GOAT! Awesome video fam, much love and appreciation. #Respect

  73. King of Anvils

    King of Anvils2 tháng trước

    The Mario soundtrack you showed at the beginning isn't from Super Mario World... It's from the SNES port of Super Mario Bros.

  74. Karmic Wheel

    Karmic Wheel2 tháng trước

    Greetings you fabulous Earthlings and Happy Friday! 👋👽

  75. db

    db2 tháng trước

    A video about SNES music and no examples from Earthbound? For shame!

  76. HaleyHalcyon - Gaming Channel

    HaleyHalcyon - Gaming Channel2 tháng trước

    > Super Mario All-Stars SM1 Overworld > “Super Mario World” You are disqualified forever to speak of Super Mario

  77. kiki muscles

    kiki muscles2 tháng trước

    I actually didn’t realize that some of these songs were from the snes

  78. Karcsi Kiss

    Karcsi Kiss2 tháng trước

    It is a very inspirational video. Thx!

  79. McBuffenFitness

    McBuffenFitness2 tháng trước

    Wow! Lots of dedication towards making music like Donkey Kong Country and all other games on the SNES! Thanks for the vid :)

  80. thatguy928

    thatguy9282 tháng trước

    This channel seems to be for people looking for superficial prepackaged answers for things they can regurgitate to their shallow friends for attention. And your florid language is all the more reason to distrust what you say. Little substance behind it all.

  81. Michael Benson

    Michael Benson2 tháng trước

    I fucking love Donkey Kong and David Wise!!!

  82. Alexander

    Alexander2 tháng trước

    You can still buy songs on iTunes?

  83. Jesus Rojas

    Jesus Rojas2 tháng trước

    David Wise music give me chills, thats how you know it´s good!!!

  84. Kevin pro the best gaming

    Kevin pro the best gaming2 tháng trước

    0:14 oh god, sony in nintendo stuff! Am getting the Nintendo play station vibes here

  85. NameIst Unbekannt

    NameIst Unbekannt2 tháng trước

    "hexadecimal Code" xD

  86. Freedom35Productions

    Freedom35Productions2 tháng trước

    Amazing!! David Wise is A guy I take my hat off to. Great video dude... didn't realise how much effort went into the music production of A game that holds fantastic childhood memories for me and millions of people.

  87. Carlos López

    Carlos López2 tháng trước

    Vaporwave King

  88. FrawsGasm

    FrawsGasm2 tháng trước

    Trackers > Sequencers. btw good misinformation you have

  89. Paul Castillo

    Paul Castillo2 tháng trước

    It's awesome how this held up with the Genesis even though it's lemitations were very small.

  90. AA Barbone

    AA Barbone2 tháng trước

    Enchanted Wood is usually my go to song whenever I'm stressed the fuck out. David Wise is a king

  91. Eli Malinsky

    Eli Malinsky2 tháng trước

    The tracker wasn't a piece of software or tool, it was simply a predifined space in memory where you basically had to write assembly code that dictated which samples will play at what pitch, duration, speed etc. and also their allocation in channel and time stamp among other things. It was part of the hardwired microcode of the system, which was pretty much just down-to-the-metal assembly.

  92. Adam Estrada

    Adam Estrada2 tháng trước

    Damn I'm glad I watched this. I don't play video games much any more but I keep a playlist of David Wise's music to listen to when I work, including tracks from DKC1 and 2. More than anything, I consider DKCs tracks to be masterpieces in their own right.

  93. JPL Toy Experience

    JPL Toy Experience2 tháng trước

    David Wise........ is wise

  94. Crayo Popp

    Crayo Popp2 tháng trước

    This is fake news,Super Nintendo music was made using magic

  95. ZiKoN22

    ZiKoN222 tháng trước

    those snowstorms in between songs is extremely distracting.

  96. Discern 7

    Discern 72 tháng trước

    Cool video.

  97. Jestex Garcia

    Jestex Garcia2 tháng trước

    I can appreciate ALL the hard work and editing and work they put into the SNES video game music

  98. Luis

    Luis2 tháng trước

    I know this is a few months old, but. I love people liek you. Thanks for expanding my knowledge on things I was always interested in, but never knew about.

  99. Nothing\

    Nothing\Tháng trước

    In that case, forget everything this video said.

  100. Timothy Isenhart

    Timothy Isenhart2 tháng trước

    Actually the SNES had more RAM dedicated for sound. The Genesis/Mega Drive had a total system RAM of 72KB that was shared by every component. The SNES had a total of 256 KB of RAM, 128KB of System RAM, 64 KB of Graphics RAM and 64KB of Sound RAM.

  101. Clarissa McPigeon

    Clarissa McPigeon2 tháng trước

    It's incorrect to say that SNES games had to fit the entire audio into 64Kb. That's just the audio RAM on the console itself - you could store extra soundbanks on the cartridge and swap them in and out. The audio subsystem also supported a number of other effects such as echo etc.

  102. Applesgosh

    Applesgosh2 tháng trước


  103. fmontserrattube

    fmontserrattube2 tháng trước

    LEt me sumarize:

  104. SkyCharger001

    SkyCharger0012 tháng trước

    AFAIK the 64K ram limitation was for what the audio-system could directly access, some games used dynamic loading to not be hampered by it. (instead of having all samples in RAM, only the used-in-this-level samples were loaded into RAM)

  105. Ryan Freer

    Ryan Freer2 tháng trước

    They mentioned that David Wise took inspiration from the Korg Wavestation. This might be true, but the Wavestation wasn’t the first wavetable synthesizer by a long shot; and it’s likely that Wise knew it. The PPG synthesizers were using this exact tech-moving through single cycle waveforms in succession-all the way back in the late 70’s, starting with the Wave Computer. Then later in the 80’s came the PPG Wave, the Waveterm and Realizer. These were all high-end and expensive instruments however. Other companies also built wavetable synths through the later 80’s, like Waldorf from one of PPG’s cofounders, Ensoniq and Sequential Circuits. All more within the financial reach of most musicians. Still, the 90’s Korg Wavestation was probably among the most affordable and commercially available.

  106. StormlitAqua

    StormlitAqua2 tháng trước

    That's not Super Mario World music! That's not Super Castlevania IV music! Aaaack!!!