How To: Make a Final Boss Theme in 6 Min or Less (+ Full Song at the End) || Shady Cicada

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Video game music was always my main influence when it came to writing. I thought I would have a little fun with it and change up this week's How-To to something a little different. Making constant catchy melodies are extremely important when it comes to video game music. Hopefully this song can showcase enough of that to you! So for rock/metal/video game fans alike, here is something that I hope you will enjoy! Here is "How To: Make a Final Boss Theme in 6 Minutes or Less"!
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Guitar: Schecter Damien Platinum with DiMarzio Titan Pickups
Bass: Ibanez Soundgear
Strings: Elixir "Light-Heavy"
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Tone Software: POD Farm 2 & Bias FX
Drums: Superior Drummer 2.0
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  • Shady Cicada

    Shady Cicada

    2 árum síðan

    I was not expecting this kind of viewership from this video. I'm glad you all enjoyed it! I have some more planned, but always feel free to leave a request in the comments!

    • Christopher Rozanski

      Christopher Rozanski

      Mánuði síðan

      @Dolphinboi Firstly, that is devious, basically an illusory pain or a mind-blow attack. Secondly, I don't know if you've already done it or not, but I think it would be a nice design touch if the "memories" or visions suddenly turned black with cool color edges like dark blue or purple (like a shadow if you want to go for that touch of edge.) before shattering and then driving through the affected character(s) in the non-bloody way (It's a pretty evil attack in the first place) I can understand if that's too much or something over-done but it would be well suited for that kind of attack. It's a pretty genius attack concept for a final boss though, sort of a metaphor for evil always returning after peace/balance is restored (but in mid-battle) an attack designed to raise your hopes and confuse you at the same time by feigning its own death, and make you think the end scene is playing (at least the first time you see the attack lol) then all of a sudden everything shatters (like a big middle-finger to their hope and your senses) and you're still in the battle and your characters have just been dawdling while being attacked during their illusion, I don't know if there's a more dastardly cheap shot than that xD. I wonder what your final boss is, because that is comparable in concept to Sephiroth's Supernova attack.

    • Matthew Mason

      Matthew Mason

      2 mánuðum síðan

      Hey shady, I’m making a fan game of undertale on scratch, which is a programming software. It is going to be a boss fight, based on genocide route. Do ya think I can use this song?

    • • Zocci •

      • Zocci •

      3 mánuðum síðan

      Tbh this sounds like Metallica and Dragonforce were told to remake the final boss from every Metal Gear

    • Josef Grimm

      Josef Grimm

      3 mánuðum síðan

      Bro You should do an EXTRA heavy version of the Halo Theme!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

    • x scardo

      x scardo

      4 mánuðum síðan

      hey shady what site download are you using for piano?

  • LunarRay

    LunarRay

    11 dögum síðan

    "my mother is an alien and I'm crazy"

    ...Is that a Sephiroth reference?

  • Isaac Smye-rumsby

    Isaac Smye-rumsby

    20 dögum síðan

    I've just been given my music GCSE comp paper and the preset is for a boss theme this helped a lot

  • DogoThe MegaHuman

    DogoThe MegaHuman

    23 dögum síðan

    Muchas gracias, te mamaste.

  • Cringalicious

    Cringalicious

    29 dögum síðan

    This sounds like what Asgore would sound like if Toby Fox made metal music

  • Thisisasupersayin3

    Thisisasupersayin3

    29 dögum síðan

    Use any combination of these sounds:
    Electric guitar
    Strings
    Choir (Usually as backing melody but can be used for beat)
    Church Bells (Usually as beat but can be used for backing melody)

  • Shaskue

    Shaskue

    Mánuði síðan

    Im getting some Mario Lava dungeon skeleton bowser type vibe.

  • Tyler Woolstenhulme

    Tyler Woolstenhulme

    Mánuði síðan

    I'm primarily a metal musician, but I've been forcing myself to write other genres to try to get better at composition. I've been writing chiptunes lately and I'm working on my third song in the genre which is a boss battle. Holy shit dude, you knocked it out of the fucking park with this. Crazy strong Shovelknight and Ocarina of Time vibes. And the tips you give are fantastic. 11/10, fantastic work my dude.

  • ArdsleyTank

    ArdsleyTank

    Mánuði síðan

    Hehe, you (one)winged it.

    Sneaky.

  • Kawaii Goat

    Kawaii Goat

    Mánuði síðan

    So damn good...
    * Knowing Shady can make an motivational song to you life...
    * It fills you with HOPE.

  • Kawaii Goat

    Kawaii Goat

    Mánuði síðan

    So damn good...
    * Knowing Shady can make an motivational song to you life...
    * It fills you with HOPE

  • Jacob the Propagandist

    Jacob the Propagandist

    Mánuði síðan

    Literally using this video as a guide for my GCSE music composition

  • Camgor

    Camgor

    Mánuði síðan

    1:48

  • Miguel Bonilla

    Miguel Bonilla

    Mánuði síðan

    Some parts of the song reminds me Super Meatboy's music

  • Mohamed Massoud

    Mohamed Massoud

    Mánuði síðan

    I worship every second of this piece of art. Absolute masterpiece.

  • Goody Procter

    Goody Procter

    Mánuði síðan

    Man, I fricken got goosebumps near the end

  • Super Mario Bros Super show is an ISEKAI

    Super Mario Bros Super show is an ISEKAI

    Mánuði síðan

    This has gave me a better understanding of video music, it's supposed to tell a story (but without words)

  • rodrigo

    rodrigo

    Mánuði síðan

    "before de world dies" fking amazing bro

  • Pspawesome 24

    Pspawesome 24

    2 mánuðum síðan

    you and Davie504 should do a collaboration and make something beautiful

  • Mr ladder man

    Mr ladder man

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Hot

  • Camgor

    Camgor

    2 mánuðum síðan

    1:48

  • Kai Evans

    Kai Evans

    2 mánuðum síðan

    I would fully ad this to my playlist of boss themes.
    Consisting of:
    Ocarina of time ganondorf battle
    Ocarina of time ganon battle
    Vs ridley
    Vs meta ridley
    Molduga theme
    Dark beast ganon theme
    Blight battle theme
    Micah's mountain p1
    Micah's mountain p2
    One winged angel
    Dark lord ganon battle
    Zant theme
    Imperial march
    Final destiny (FU)
    Shadow guard (FU)
    duel of the fates
    Battle of the heroes
    Mario3 airship stage

    • Kai Evans

      Kai Evans

      2 mánuðum síðan

      These are from (in order) Ocarina of time Ocarina of time Super metroid Super metroid 3 Lozbotw Lozbotw Lozbotw Red dead 2 Red dead 2 Final fantasy 7 Loz twilight princess Loz twilight princess Star wars Star wars force unleashed Star wars force unleashed Star wars Mario bros 3

  • Mega Lâmpada

    Mega Lâmpada

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you there Shady Cicada!

    Idk ur real name. So...

  • DuePlague

    DuePlague

    2 mánuðum síðan

    When your dnd dice won't stop rolling

  • David Zuluaga

    David Zuluaga

    2 mánuðum síðan

    2:35 Hope: aight imma head out now

  • Pretzel Boy Productions

    Pretzel Boy Productions

    2 mánuðum síðan

    This music piece would make for a great and memorable 2nd phase, its got all the right epicness and the whole theme just screams “Finale”
    However, I’d say that a good 1st phase would be some sort of buildup, or the same theme in general but slower and less intense.
    If you want to make a truly incredible 3rd phase, I would suggest adding some sort of choir, like angelic singing. That kindof stuff gives me goosebumps.
    But for what this is, I gotta say this is incredible!!

  • TheTrueXaver

    TheTrueXaver

    2 mánuðum síðan

    SOMEONE MAKE A PLAYLIST OF THIS KIND OF MUSIC... pls

  • Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Sonic 2 final boss rock remix

  • Kiwi

    Kiwi

    2 mánuðum síðan

    This is good!

  • Kade Wello

    Kade Wello

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Markiplier for PS1 looks pretty good

  • RedPie

    RedPie

    2 mánuðum síðan

    My ears tingling xD hehe this is good

  • Enbrat

    Enbrat

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Video starts at 00:00

  • Matthew Mason

    Matthew Mason

    2 mánuðum síðan

    Can I use this song in a boss battle I’m making? It’s really good and it would fit the storyline.

  • Jossua Guinot

    Jossua Guinot

    3 mánuðum síðan

    This clearly sounds like an Undertale/Delatarune bossfight

  • • Zocci •

    • Zocci •

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Sounds like Metallica mixed with DragonForce

  • fearingalma1550

    fearingalma1550

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Some of this song actually sounds a bit like music from Octopath Traveler.... a game that wouldn't come out until a year later.
    Someone at Square cut this guy a check.

  • Gustavo Paz

    Gustavo Paz

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Very impressive. =)

  • Marionette The Pacifist

    Marionette The Pacifist

    3 mánuðum síðan

    before the world dies

  • Fura Faolox

    Fura Faolox

    3 mánuðum síðan

    I love your guitar tone

  • Happy Doggo

    Happy Doggo

    3 mánuðum síðan

    THIS IS SO COOL WTF

    Dude, this is amazing, it sounds like something a game would ACTUALLY use as their final boss music, it gives the game an enhanced atmosphere and I love it so much!!

  • WeedWizard 70

    WeedWizard 70

    3 mánuðum síðan

    What software do you use to lay out the notes? When I got my new phone, I wasn't able to use GarageBand to make music. So, I really wanna know what program I can use as a replacement.

  • SleEeEpy

    SleEeEpy

    3 mánuðum síðan

    ...holy &@?! you're good at this
    Wow
    I think I know what makes my music sound off. I only use FL Studio packs, not actual samples from instruments

  • Matheusnever1 Plasma Man

    Matheusnever1 Plasma Man

    3 mánuðum síðan

    Make a Mexican level theme.

  • Shibe

    Shibe

    4 mánuðum síðan

    if you were gonna make a game let me give you a tip: if you are gonna make final boss music try something like this

    so use the music for when you are telling what happened in the story, and use that but a more intense, so they know its the end

  • Andrew K

    Andrew K

    4 mánuðum síðan

    Is there a genre for this type of music?

  • SkyTDM THE GOD MODE OF Sugar Gang DX EX

    SkyTDM THE GOD MODE OF Sugar Gang DX EX

    4 mánuðum síðan

    Music starts at 1:48

  • Spaghetti Person

    Spaghetti Person

    4 mánuðum síðan

    When is this game coming out?

  • 618

    618

    4 mánuðum síðan

    Almost two years now... Wow.

  • Bonezilla

    Bonezilla

    4 mánuðum síðan

    what application does he use to make the music

  • Da Nerdy Inkling

    Da Nerdy Inkling

    4 mánuðum síðan

    1:48

  • h H

    h H

    4 mánuðum síðan

    How about a more dark final boss theme, like dystopian world boss music and slightly less jumpy. (Amazing song btw)

  • Sand Fajita

    Sand Fajita

    4 mánuðum síðan

    1:17 sounds like Terraria Boss 2.

  • GameGod

    GameGod

    4 mánuðum síðan

    What software do you use in your vids? And is there something like it on mobile that I could use?

  • SirJamesEsquire

    SirJamesEsquire

    4 mánuðum síðan

    3/4 triplets is my absolute favorite part of this song

  • Roque Carlos

    Roque Carlos

    5 mánuðum síðan

    OMG MAKE AN ANIME OF THIS JAPAAAAN PLS!!!!

  • TatoEXE

    TatoEXE

    5 mánuðum síðan

    Is it me or does this man look like a charlie

  • Asriel Dreemurr

    Asriel Dreemurr

    5 mánuðum síðan

    1:48 prodigy 2 Titan and Brandon battle 2
    (Final Boss)

  • Ayden Lambert

    Ayden Lambert

    5 mánuðum síðan

    Make a horror game theme, something to play on in the background while eldritch monsters invade your mind

  • Kaah Oliva

    Kaah Oliva

    5 mánuðum síðan

    *O M G triple camera guy*

  • TheTrueXaver

    TheTrueXaver

    5 mánuðum síðan

    I REALLY like this sort of music, kind of hopeful in a sort