A portion of a HeyPoorPlayer interview with composer Tomoya Tomita, who composed tracks for Wario Land: Shake It, Kirby's Epic Yarn & Yoshi's Woolly World.
HPP: What is your design process in composing music?
TT: Basically, I just take the music I hear in my head and give them proper form. I’m not very good at reading and writing sheet music, though, so I program everything directly into Cubase. First, I play some musical “memos” on the piano to get a feel for the melody, harmonies, and rhythm. I then use that as a base when I create the full arrangement.