Themes ▼

this week's theme is: revival.

bringing back someone (or something?) from the dead?

of course, it's always for the better, right? yeah.

write a song about it.


  • allotted time: One week
  • what to submit: ONE (original, remix, or whatever) tunes, in response to the theme.
  • Songs cannot be longer than 8 minutes. (Anything longer will be skipped and/or deleted.)
  • Get your entry in by Saturday 5/24/2014 6:00pm EST (see the "Deadline" countdown for a better idea of when this is.)
  • PLEASE enable downloads on your entry. Even if you think your entry is bad, someone in the chat may think otherwise. (also it helps to prevent archive decay, since a TB mod can grab a copy and archive it.)
  • head to irc non-flash link is broken currently (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen once the deadline reaches zero!

Start: 5/17/2014 6:59pm|Deadline: 5/24/2014 6:00pm|Voting ends: 5/31/2014 5:00pm

click here to view the votes
click here to view the entries in order of submission (for reading along with the sync-listen chatlog)
click here to view the chat log for this round's sync

KingsleyEvergreen 5/24/2014 6:54:49pm No.32 - Score: 7
I am a horrible person

Revival of Tirek taZe 5/22/2014 6:38:40pm
No.3 - Score: 5
Made this in a week and whatever.

Pinkie Pie Party Style (Remake WIP) Technickel Pony 5/23/2014 6:15:10am No.11 - Score: 5
Totes not copying Zovi, Totally
Remaking an old track I made
but I'm still meh about it

Also, Midwest Brony Fest this weekend. See y'all after the party

Nightmare Moon's Return TF2Brony 5/18/2014 7:43:48pm No.1 - Score: 4
First time I've attempted something full-on orchestral like this. Plus, It's been a whole season since I've been here. Anyway, description time!

Nightmare Moon has returned from deep within Luna's soul, and with the Elements of Harmony gone, no pony can stop her. Throughout the song are different sections focusing on the events that unfold.

0:00 - Revival
0:36 - The Night Has Begun
1:12 - Celestia's Fall
2:00 - The Night Continues
2:24 - Equestria's Lament
3:18 - The End Of Day

Hope everypony enjoys! Brohoof! /)

I don't even fucking know just fucking take it ScootaLewis w/help from Knoeki 5/24/2014 5:29:25pm No.24 - Score: 4
i wrote this for some unknown reason and it is a godforsaken piece of trash and i hope you're all happy

"lewis why did you stop" "scoot you're totally awesome"

yeah no that is not true and this is what you get for encouraging me

shoutouts to knoeki for the beat tho

gPrOeWaEtRaFnUdL 2014 Supersaw Hoover 5/22/2014 9:07:29pm No.4[t] - Score: 3
Here's a doozy: for the theme of revival, I revived my first original pony track ever, gPrOeWaEtRaFnUdL, which premiered in Remix War 2 back in summer of 2011! Now THAT's revival!

Midimistro's Rainbow Factory MIDI Mixup Midimistro 5/22/2014 11:18:31pm
No.9[t] - Score: 2
Checklist for This week's ZIQ:
Ear-buster: Check.
Revival: Check.
Personalization and Uniqueness: Check, Check.

Persevering through the history of brony music, this familiar song once again takes it stake at brony music, but this time, its all instrumental.
Introducing the FULL MIDI Mix-Up of WoodenToaster's/Glaze's Rainbow Factory. WoodenToaster has graciously let me create the full MIDI of this ever-popular song. This particular version of the song, however, features this full MIDI, but with some tweaks to instrumentation and added effects to give it a new and unique feel. No this version is not a complete copy of the original as the originals vocals are also 100% instrumental in this version (do note that this version is also notated quite accurately as well).

Instrument Changes:
Piano to Harpsichord; Bass Lead Synths to Power Chord Guitar; and Vocals to Alto Saxophone, Harmony Pad and Bagpipes.
Instruments Added (double of original, changed to another instrument):
Space Lead, Mixed Choir, Square Lead, and Slicer Lead.
Effects Added:
Reverb, Phaser, and Delay.

Normally I have composition idea spree on the night after the sync, but this week's topic just didn't click for me this time around. So instead I decided to use one of my older projects I had been working on and change it up a bit. The fact that I am bringing back Rainbow Factory covers the revival aspect of this entry. I am not infringing on any copyright grounds as this is a MIDI instrumental mix, as well as the fact that WoodenToaster has allowed me to recreate the full song entirely as a MIDI.

I would also like to personally thank zorg for graciously recreating the percussion of the song, the only weak aspect of my ability to recreate songs.

If you forgot the lyrics, or just want to follow along with the instruments that take the place of the vocals:

Check out the Story inspired by the Song, written by AuroraDawn:

Check out the movie inspired by the story, currently under production:

Listen to the original submission of the song:

Want the normal FULL MIDI? Here it is (my version (Version 3)):

Want zorg's version (has percussion panning)? Here it is (version 2):

Keep an eye out for my YouTube channel if you're interested in the sheet music:

This MIDI Mix-Up was made using Alexander Gross's (Xewton) Music Studio for iOS. No copyright infringments intended in any way. This is a midi only version, not a complete rehash of the original.

Time spent making this: 5 total man hours (no joke, most of it was spent on perfecting the vocals).

dr faust desperately trying to revive meguca madoka natsukashi 5/24/2014 5:32:44pm No.25 - Score: 2
this track contains spoilers about an anime but you wont get the spoilers

Everday bartekko 5/24/2014 5:56:26pm No.27 - Score: 2

I HAVE NO IDEA Doofcake 5/24/2014 5:57:21pm No.28 - Score: 2
But I was partying all night to celebrate so I don't have a proper entry yet, but man am I excited.
Let's do this.

self revive atw 5/24/2014 6:07:52pm No.31[t] - Score: 2

Skyburst Wildcard 5/22/2014 7:11:37am No.2 - Score: 1
I made it for a friend of mine. I heard it was good out of most of my songs which most likely means I suck... AHHH what ever. it is up for all.

Demonmother Scuzzy 5/23/2014 11:43:42am No.12 - Score: 1
A familiar dark entity takes hold of Queen Chrysalis' corpse using it as its new vessel to rain destruction and misery upon all of Equestria oooh spooky I dunno this is my first contribution to toastbeard enjoy it or not

From Stone Baking by the Books 5/24/2014 3:29:41am No.18 - Score: 1
A song about Discord's second chance and revival.

Mostly due to Flutterbutter.

Prism Valley (WIP) SilverPoyozo 5/24/2014 2:23:55pm No.19 - Score: 1
A little idea I've been struggling to finish...

<---ZIQ98: [0][1]--->
Delete Entry
Report Entry