Gyam Shorts

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Gyam Shorts
Output - MIDI.svg
Age of Empires 2 - W32 - Gyam Shorts.png
Composer Stephen Rippy
Arranger Stephen Rippy
Released 1999-09-30
Length 2:30
Format MIDI.png
Game Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (W32)
Title Origin Official
Loops No

Gyam Shorts is one of the 8 different songs that are played during a regular game in the demo version. It is the seventh 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 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 song ended up getting pulled from the final game because Stephen Rippy felt the music sounded too European.

The song title has been confirmed by Stephen Rippy.