Bust (Give the Drummer Some Mix)

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Bust (Give the Drummer Some Mix)
Output - MIDI.svg
Age of Empires 2 - W32 - Bust.png
Composer David Rippy
Arranger David Rippy, Stephen Rippy
Released 1999-09-30
Length 3:01
Format MIDI.png
Game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (W32)
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Bust (Give the Drummer Some Mix) is one of the 8 different songs that are played during a regular game in the demo version. It is the third track that is played. The tracks are played in sequence starting from Shamburger and ending with Tazer, at which point the list starts over from the beginning.

The track was composed by David Rippy, but since he had moved over to game design he didn't quite have the time to finish the track. As such, Stephen Rippy took over the track and finished it. He subtitled his version of the song as "Give the Drummer Some Mix".

The equipment used in the creation was 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 song was not used in the retail version of the game because Stephen Rippy was not quite pleased by the way the song turned out.

The song title has been confirmed by Stephen Rippy.