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Chrono Trigger Remixes

This page holds my remixes for the SNES game Chrono Trigger.  In an attempt to simplify your listening experience, here is a zipped archive of them all, hosted through mediafire.  Individual links precede each description which will lead you to a page where you may play them in your browser, if you prefer.

01 –  “The Ballad of Frog”

For the first track, I have attempted to musically capture the journey of the character Frog from young knight, to his transformation, his quest for vengeance and his ultimate victory. To anyone who has played the game, the cues should be easily recognizable. The original tracks that I have taken as inspiration include Frog’s Theme, Courage and Pride, Zeal Palace, and Battle with Magus. They were all composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

For this track, I have used the EWQLSO library of orchestral samples as well as a few custom guitar recordings of my own.

02 – “Passage Through Zeal” .

Here is the second of my Chrono Trigger remixes, a medley of the Zeal-era themes. In addition to my EWQLSO library, I used Reason for the sitar and percussion parts. I have also used a variety of windchime samples, both personally recorded and found about the internet, to create an appropriately mystical atmosphere to tie the different sections together.

The original tracks I have taken as inspiration for this medley are Corridors of Time, Schala’s Theme, Zeal Palace, Black Dream, Undersea Palace and just a little of the main theme as well. Of course, these were all composed by Yasunori Mitsuda.

03 – “LAVOS”.

My third Chrono Trigger remix is an arrangement of Lavos’s Theme and World Revolution, the first Lavos battle track. While my goal for these remixes was to maintain as close an orchestration to the original tracks as possible, I was faced with an interesting problem as World Revolution contains some very heavy synth arrangement. My solution was to replace it with a klangfarben texture which (I think) works out quite elegantly. I hope you agree.  It also contains a very Holst-inspired interlude because what better way to learn effective orchestral techniques than to emulate those of the masters?

04 – Victory!.

For my fourth Chrono Trigger remix, I have used Fanfare02 and Robo’s Theme, both by Yasunori Mitsuda, of course.  As stylistic inspiration I have modeled the form of this piece after the opening theme of the Star Wars movies.  It was an excellent learning exercise with rather excellent results.

05 – “To Good Friends in Far Away Times”

My fifth and final Chrono Trigger orchestral remix is a medley of the two final themes of the game, Epilogue (to good friends), To Far Away Times and a little bit of the main theme to finish it appropriately. All of course by Yasunori Mitsuda.

11 comments

  1. I have long imagined the possibility that Chrono Trigger might be made into a film series one day. That was mostly a pipe dream before I heard these tracks. They are phenomenal! It is now difficult for me to imagine Chrono Trigger NOT becoming a feature film. You have given the entire CT community reason to hope for the future. Thank you!


    • Thank you for your kind and inspiring words! I am happy you found my ct music, I wrote and shared it for people just like yourself, who love the game as much as I do. And a CT movie, wouldn’t that be great! Lets just hope that some supertalented director becomes inspired as well!

      And really, thank you for the feedback, it means a lot to me.


  2. Really nice job!

    well done.

    (NOTE: This comment has been copied and reposted when the CT pages were consolidated.)


  3. I found these today on the Chrono Compendium and just finished listening to all of them! Wow…just wow. They’re beautiful, epic, fantastic! You did a wonderful job on all of them! I can’t decide which one I like the best…they’re all great!


  4. Great remixes, very much appreciated. Keep the dream alive 🙂


  5. Fantastic. It’s always great to hear Chrono remixes, and these are nothing short of awesome. I must say “The Ballad of Frog” is my favorite; you’ve really captured his entire quest and adventure in that one piece.


  6. How your mind Do/make (sorry my english noob XD) This?


    • Hey there, glad you like these. Technically, to produce them I use EWQSLO Gold, with a few other samples from Reason. Hope this helps!


  7. Ohh.. This is wonderful..

    I’m brasilian and, I love CT… XD

    And in first place, your musics and harmonys (CT).


  8. This music is epic. Especially The Ballad of Frog. Went straight onto my iPod and is among my current favorites to listen to when I’m at work. Simply amazing.


  9. These songs brought tears to my eyes… you, my dear sir, are an artist that few can compare to. Thank you so much.



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