YouTuber michael nervous recreated the original Tetris theme on 4 Nintendo DSes running KORG DS-10!
The original theme “A” from the game boy version of Tetris that came with DMG in 1989.
My favorite version version of the classic game was always in my game boy and this theme was always in my head.
A little about the process:
I started by making two versions of the theme on one korg ds-10 plus on a dsi xl but had some pattern issues.
Then added a second dsi synced through WiFi and ran into some issues with song mode and patterns.
I added a 3rd dsi xl and all was good. I spent a day recording and had a great recreation of the theme. For some reason all of my recordings were of my mic and not of the line audio so that was a lesson learned.
The next day I started again and it just didn’t have the same feel, plus clicking on 3 ds screens at 120bpm was almost impossible to keep in time.
There was some slightly off pitch sounds using vibrato at the end of notes that were legato on other channels.
I transferred the sav files to my Mac the next day after refining my synth and drum noises.
I performed the 64 ds patterns separately and used that in the bottom screen of the 4 ds units in the video.
The top screens are actual plays on the original Tetris that I timed the length of the song so the blocks would pile up at about 1.34.
In total 8 synths, 3 bass channels (drum1), 6 noise channel (drums 2&3), 3 arp channels (drum4).