|Song by Mike Shinoda from the album Dropped Frames, Vol. 1|
|Released||June 30, 2020|
|Label||Kenji Kobayashi Productions|
"Super Galaxtica" is the second track on the "Dropped Frames, Vol. 1" instrumental release by Mike Shinoda.
"Super Galaxtica" is a song by Mike Shinoda made during the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic.
"Super Galaxtica" was made on April 17, 2020 by Mike and streamed live to fans via Twitch. The stream's title was "Nintendo Game Boy sounds" as parts of it were created with a Nintendo Game Boy. Mike used software called Nanoloop by Oliver Wittchow. Oliver made software that uses sounds already in the Game Boy, so users can use them like a keyboard - choose unique patches, put them in an arpeggio, etc.
Mike ran the Game Boy through his tape echo, what he referred to as his "gear of the week." He sampled the Game Boy samples individually as well, which he did when he originally got the Game Boy, and put them over his drum loop.
He said, "You know what I did? I sampled the Game Boy sounds individually as well, so I didn't do that just now, I did that a little while ago when I got the Game Boy. So what you can do if you're feeling resourceful.... you can play regular Game Boy games on this, by the way, which is kind of great. It came in an original Game Boy case, which is pretty tight. So what I did when I got it is I went through all the sounds in it and I sampled them, so these are the original sounds. And in Ableton, you can just take one of those and put it on your sampler." He messed with the Ableton plugin for vinyl distortion for some of the samples.
An hour into making the track, Mike decided to spin his "Wheel of Destiny" on the stream, and it landed on "needs more." Mike said, "It needs more, I agree, we need to keep going. We need to keep going with our Game Boy beat."
On his June 30, 2020 stream announcing the album, Mike said, "I named it Super Galaxtica partially because it sounded like space and also because you guys keep joking that the stuff I'm making sounds like aliens are coming down. So second track off the record, I wanted to reference that."
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Super Galaxtica||Open Door||2:29||2020||June 30, 2020|
- Mike Shinoda
- Super Galaxtica (Official Audio): YouTube
- Today's live session: Nintendo Game Boy sounds pt 1 - YouTube, April 17, 2020
- LPLive: Mike Q&A Summary 6/30/2020: "Dropped Frames", June 30, 2020