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[Music competition 2015] Squarewaves in 2015! by TmEE
Post Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:55 am
Last edited by Maxim on Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:37 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Another tune created right before the end of the deadline ! This time I am using the 6.25% duty cycle squarewaves mode (aka periodic noise) of the noise channel. It has been quite the challenge to interleave bass and drums on the noise channel in a pleasing way but I think I managed it. The melodies started to come together after a really rough start, it was pretty difficult to come up with anything at first but then things started to flow smoothly and this is the result !

Alternative formats are found here : http://www.tmeeco.eu/MUUSIKA/


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:32 pm
I'm taking my baby steps in tracker music creation these days. It is very inspiring to listen to your tight noise channel control. I especially like that fat bass you manage to squeeze in among the drums! Great!! :)
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:07 pm
Interleaving the bass and drums forces one of the two instruments to reside on downbeats and the other on upbeats (mostly, not strictly) so using this technique inadvertently forces a certain composition style - very good!
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:44 am
Nice tune.
It is interesting to hear the noise channel bass line.
But have you tried re-enforcing the bass line using another channel?

It seems (i might be wrong), you're using 2 squarewave channels (melody + echo) and 1 noise channel?

Perhaps re-enforce the bassline using the remaining channel?


I really like the composition and the overall sound. Congrats. :)
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:08 am
You are right about the channel arrangement :P

That isn't possible because the 3rd tone channel runs several octaves too high compared to 6.25% square... You'd end up having subsonic bass with not so good squares or nice bass with really high pitched backing on squares... Neither is an option. I could have put some other notes in the points where percussion hits, but I couldn't come up with anything interesting.

Thänk you everyone for the kind words :D
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:11 pm
*Listens to the song*
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I like it!

But seriously, I think this is quite impressive. I keep hitting repeat. :)
What did you use to make this?
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:15 pm
WaveMelon Trakker v0.19b ?
http://www.smspower.org/Music/SquarewavesIn2015-Homebrew
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:01 pm
Yush, made in Wavemelon Träkker, something I have been solwly working on for a while.
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:23 am
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Oops... Thank you!
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