Bass Bag (Single Mix)

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Bass Bag (Single Mix)
Output - MIDI.svg
Age of Empires 2 The Conquerors - W32 - Bass Bag (Single Mix).png
Composer Stephen Rippy
Arranger Stephen Rippy
Released 2000-08-24
Length 3:10
Format MIDI.png
Game Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (W32)
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Bass Bag (Single Mix) is one of the 8 different songs that are played during a regular game in the demo version. It is the second track that is played. The tracks are played in sequence starting from Case in Point: Paste and ending with Neep Ninny-Bod, at which point the list starts over from the beginning.

The full version of the game had unique music, but since the MIDI files were only included with the demo version of the game it was not seen as being worth the time to create new MIDI files for the expansion.

The track was composed by Stephen Rippy using a Boss DSS-330 synthesizer and an E-mu ESI-32 sampler. Finally, the mixing and editing was done using SoundForge. Even though the music piece was composed as full CD quality, the track was used only in the MIDI track of the demo version. The MIDI version of the track was composed in Cakewalk.

The track was a remix of Bass Bag (Album Version) using slightly different instruments. This version was eventually used to produce a MIDI version of the song. While it was intended to be used in the demo version of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (W32), it ended up not getting used, but it eventually resurfaced in the demo version of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (W32).

The song title has been confirmed by Stephen Rippy.