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In addition to composing, I have started producing my own covers on my CityFolk66 YouTube channel. Below, you can find a few of these works I have performed on, including collaborations with other YouTubers. I will be updating this playlist with more select arrangements from time-to-time, but if you'd like to see my full gamut of arrangements, please check out my YouTube channel. Enjoy!
The Last of Us Part II - Strings Cover
Streaming link - probably coming soon :P Here's my brand-new cover for The Last of Us games. Seeing as The Bonus Points covered the first game at the start of summer, and will be covering the second at the end of August, I figured to combine these book-ends for my cover. I'm still new at playing cello, but I figured I had to at least include it a little for what I've learned so far; I'd love to include more cello in future covers. I hope you enjoy! The Bonus Points - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QE2hDvhZz3TfLvzTVZySQ My Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/iyer_joshua My website - www.joshuaiyer.com
Variations on the Main Theme of Final Fantasy [Score-Video]
Disclaimer: I do not own Final Fantasy or the theme I'm using in this piece. I am just a fan of the games and the music and this is my way of celebrating this wonderful game series. This is a set of variations on the Final Fantasy theme for two violins and piano! My apologies for it being a MIDI track, but I still hope you enjoy it nonetheless. This was a blast to work on and become very addicted to over the past few days, and was a great way for me to start my summer... and my first proper "new" video on my new professional YouTube channel!
K.K. Robot Synth - Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Cover
Stream it - Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/k-k-robot-synth-cover/1640122434?i=1640122435 YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=FOmTdK3SODc&feature=share Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B9TRM6H6 When I first popped this into my stereo in the game, I listened to it on loop for several minutes before deciding to cover it. I had a lot of fun putting this arrangement and video together, and I hope it shows my love of Animal Crossing as well. Thank you for watching! As always, all rights to the game and original track belong to Nintendo. I am just a fan playing music I love. My Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/iyer_joshua My website - www.joshuaiyer.com In the video, I featured a crocheted Gyroid by my good friend, Kaitlyn! She has her own business called ThreeChicksWithSticks. The Gyroid was made for a Christmas gift, which could become a listing in the future. If you're interested in crocheted products, click here to view their shop! - https://www.etsy.com/shop/3ChickswithSticks?ref=profile_header Hardware Used: AT2020 microphone Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) iPhone 12 camera Skylige USB Capture Card Software Used: Logic Pro X Final Cut Pro
6PM - from Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ft. Caitlin Ayala & V-Ron Media)
Stream it - Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/6pm-from-animal-crossing-new-horizons-feat-v-ron-media/1639923732 YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=rLoFrqQniZY&feature=share Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/0uLEotSP7r1EGi6vtqUo8Z?si=a5f819bb6a5d4e77 This is my cover of the 6PM music from Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch. I am so thankful to have two great VGM friends to help out (and both people I talked about in a video at the start of the year!): Caitlin Ayala and V-Ron Media! They both have their own lovely channels and play music from various games, so please go check them out at the links below! Caitlin's channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/CaitlinAyala/featured V-Ron's channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/VRonMediaMusic I took the first half of this arrangement and kept it fairly straightforward to the original in the game, with the guitar playing a repeating motif and the harp taking the bass and melody. Then, in the second half, the ensemble expands to more auxiliary percussion and piano which reference the "6PM" track from Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS (and consequently, City Folk for the Wii). I have fond memories playing at this time in those games, and wanted to bring that out in this arrangement. To me, violins were perfect to replace the accordion from the original and gave it a more cinematic feel. Finally, the piece ends where it began, fading out into the sunset.
Super Paper Mario - A Love Story | CityFolk66 Cover
This is my submission for the 2022 Soundole Chill Out Competition. I hope you enjoy! Super Paper Mario is one of my favorite childhood Nintendo Wii games. It's the only Paper Mario I've played, and as a kid I loved its blend of RPG and turn-based combat I was familiar with from playing so many 2D Mario games in the past. As I grew older, I fell in love with its story, surrounding two of the main characters in a touching tale of love. PLOT SPOILERS BELOW: For this medley, I chose a few tracks that symbolize Count Bleck (Blumiere) and Tippi (Timpani) to tell the story. The opening section ("Today's Story") serves as an introduction into this world; it's the first thing you hear upon booting up the game, learning about the magic books and setting up Mario's next adventure. The second track, "Champion of Destruction", aims to introduce Count Bleck as a character, and his musical motif. This is the most fast-paced section of the medley, and the drumset and fast melody aims to offset the tranquil music surrounding it. This motif is utilized in "Memory" and "Promise", where violin pizzicato and wood-blocks simulate the ticking of a clock - time Blumiere and Timpani experienced in their past before coming to this dimension. Finally, the medley ends with "Proof of Existence", which is the last scene of our four heroes and Bleck's minions lamenting the loss of Tippi and Bleck, happy in some other world together. The medley is arranged for four violin parts, piano, and orchestra. Please enjoy! Super Paper Mario ~ A Love Story ~ Original music by Naoko Mitome and Chika Sekigawa Arranged and performed by Joshua Iyer (CityFolk66) Character sprites from Nintendo/MarioWiki. TRACKLIST: "Today's Story" "Champion of Destruction" "Memory" / "Promise" "Proof of Existence" My Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/iyer_joshua My website - www.joshuaiyer.com As always, all rights to the game, characters, and music belongs to Nintendo.
Drillertale - a Mr. Driller + Undertale Cover
Here's another mash-up cover from two recent games The Bonus Points have discussed on their podcast! Both of these games have stellar soundtracks, and it was fun to put this together on two of my new favorites. Thank you for watching, and I hope you enjoy. All rights to Mr. Driller belong to Bandai Namco, and all rights to Undertale belong to Toby Fox. The Bonus Points - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QE2hDvhZz3TfLvzTVZySQ My Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/iyer_joshua My website - www.joshuaiyer.com
EarthBound: Onett Town - Instrumental Cover ft. V-Ron Media, CityFolk66, & Alex Ayala
I played EarthBound for the first time recently and the music is SO GOOD! Thank you to my wonderful music friends for playing this fun tune with me! Please go check out their channels/social media at the links below! :-) V-Ron Media (percussion): Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/VRonMediaMusic Instagram & Twitter - @vronmediamusic CityFolk66 (violin & melodica): Channel- https://www.youtube.com/user/CityFolk66 Twitter - @iyer_joshua Alex Ayala (harpejji): Instagram - @alex_the_fugue Caitlin Ayala (harp): Instagram - @caitlinayala.music
Spring (It's a Big World Outside) - Stardew Valley (Cover ft. VGM friends, links in description!)
This is my arrangement of Spring (It's a Big World Outside) from Stardew Valley, featuring @CaitlinAyala, @CityFolk66, and @WarpWhistlesMusic! **** Get This Arrangement **** Streaming: https://song.link/vronmedia-itsabigworldoutside Sheet Music: Coming Soon It's finally starting to warm up outside, so let's celebrate spring with a big Stardew Valley collab! This is the biggest collab I've ever put together and I'm so happy to finally share the finished video with you. Caitlin, Joshua, and Warp Whistles Music all did an amazing job with their parts, so please go check out their channels! Caitlin: https://www.youtube.com/c/CaitlinAyala Joshua: https://www.youtube.com/user/CityFolk66 Warp Whistles Music: https://www.youtube.com/c/WarpWhistlesMusic When I first heard this song in Stardew Valley, I immediately wanted to cover it after hearing the vibraphone/marimba 16th notes in the second half. Then there were a bunch of fun auxiliary parts and a killer bongo part... This song just screamed percussion cover at me! There are many other layers to this song with the harp/strings/woodwinds, so I knew I'd need some amazing musician friends to help me bring this cover to life. Again, huge thank you to all of them for playing in this collab with me! 0:00 big spring collab time 3:58 whoa surprise voice reveal and announcements Don't forget to check out our Deltarune Field of Hopes and Dreams collab over on Caitlin's channel! https://youtu.be/9dNJ__p30UQ Want me to cover more Stardew Valley music? What songs would you like to see me cover next? Be sure to let me know down in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed this arrangement! Thanks for watching my video! #VGM #ItsaBigWorldOutside #StardewValley #StardewValleySpring -------------------- Original Composer: Eric Barone aka ConcernedApe -- Programs/Equipment Used -- Mallet Parts: Liberty One Glockenspiel, Yamaha Vibraphone, and Deagan Marimba Performance Videos: iPhone 11 Pro Game Video: Elgato HD60 S Capture Card/Game Capture HD (Stardew Valley) Audio Recording/Mixing: GarageBand and Logic Pro Photo Editing: Adobe Photoshop Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro Thumbnail Pics: https://stardewvalleywiki.com/Spring -- Social Media -- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vronmediamusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vronmediamusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vronmediamusic/ -- Stream My Music -- Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/v-ron-media/1527880221 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6eX4kTlNxygTYqk72TpoB0 Bandcamp (original music only): https://vronmediamusic.bandcamp.com/ -- Discord, Sheet Music, and More -- Join my Discord server: https://discord.gg/t6c62QNWwv Visit my Signature Artist page on Musicnotes: https://www.musicnotes.com/sheet-music/artist/v-ron-media Request a song for me cover: https://forms.gle/2QMSiURKXmgGp69F7 Streaming/Sheet Music Links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iFjy5iqvdVvMTmg_umr2rJrj9JQIkxIc4iJXeksQ3gs/edit?usp=sharing
Cover Suggestion Box
Have any ideas for an arrangement you'd like to see in my style? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know, and I'll get to when I can! Alternatively, contact me.
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