Take a classic album and remap the instruments using the soundfont from a Mario game and you've got something which could be described as a musical masterpiece or a totally discordant disaster. To make your own, you'll need the video game soundfont, a MIDI file and a DAW. It's been so popular in recent years that we thought it's worth covering, with some of the most familiar examples.
See below Nirvana's Nevermind getting the soundfont treatment.
Here's Hurt by Nine Inch Nails:
There are even Mario soundfont versions of other video games. See them here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLId-5w9hGQqqjhkNreyWhEQr4lWZCDrvk
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