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No matter how bad your day might be going, hearing Desk go ham on a Midi Fighter with nostalgic Street Fighter tunes will make it better

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 27, 2020 at 5:02 p.m. PDT • Comments: 6

We posted an article just yesterday referencing the connection between musical rhythm keeping and fighting game execution and so you can imagine the excited feeling we had to find today that a member of the fighting game community famous for his expert execution, Desk, has put together a video that surely hails from the same ballpark.

The combo master trades his controller for a Midi Fighter, a DJ tool featuring arcade buttons that produce various sounds when pressed, and builds a familiar tune from back during the Street Fighter 2 New Challenger days. The concept is intriguing enough as is, but as one might expect from an artist like Desk, the content is beautifully captivating.

The title of the video is "Can Street Fighter skills help you play a Midi Fighter?" and, as discussed in the article linked above, aims to highlight the overlap between the rhythmic pressing of buttons on an arcade stick to the rhythmic inputs one uses to make music.

The content creator proceeds to lay down the basic drum beat, then chords, then a funky baseline, and eventually lead guitar notes to give us a wonderful take on Cammy's English Manor stage. Not only is this an excellent musical selection, but the fact that the LED buttons on the Midi Fighter echo the Northern Lights in the stage's background is quite poetic.

Maybe it's just me, but this rendition of Cammy's theme takes me to a tranquil kind of place that's been particularly hard to find this year. I specifically remember having a relatively early day at EVO one year wherein I got up before most all of my friends and walked around an especially peaceful Las Vegas strip just as the sun was coming up.

Give Desk's latest creation a listen and let us know if it got you feeling any certain kind of way in the comments. If you enjoy this then you might also appreciate seeing what KikiDeliver did with her fightstick back in April.

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