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[Music competition 2011] turn off your radio (wip) by thematrixeatsyou
Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:28 pm
turn off your radio (wip)

thematrixeatsyou wrote
I suppose you'll probably throw me off a cliff for uploading an
incomplete .vgm, but I assure you that there is at least 3 minutes of
content and that the content is quite enjoyable.

I've also included two versions of the source .it, one with a
size-reduced noise sample and one which has been completely butchered
beyond recognition just so I can shrink that noise sample. Due to the
nature of "Amiga" slides in .it, the noise sample actually has to be
stupidly huge if I'm going to do slides on it. I suspect this doesn't
do any slides with white noise though, so the -clipped version should
sound fine.


Original VGM via IT format.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:38 am
For not having an ending, it was quite enjoyable.
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Post Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:52 pm
This was an excellent composition! Very catchy, i love it!
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:32 am
Hopefully you got the email, but: this isn't a remix/conversion, it's an original piece. I'm referring to the entry page.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:50 am
Fixed.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:02 am
Still says "Remixed by" in the "credits"... I think that's all.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:03 am
D'oh! Fixed some more. Sorry about that.
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:24 am
So many good things with this. The compositional style is awesome, some of the techniques used with the brief pauses in audio work well too. Some drops of a nice drum hit in those breaks would have added some more 'eppicism' but this is a solid performer. Well worth the listen if you haven't already given it a chance!
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:34 am
HW usage: 9 - since you didn't pack every technique into one phase, this score crept up over the course of the piece
Lyricality: 8 - I dance. Is good sign. Not a 9 or 10 only because there are just too many sections for one to stick in my head as the "core" of the piece.
Flow: 7 - lots of sections again impacts coherence, even if the individual transitions are smooth
Scope: 10 - do I detect... no loop points?!
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Overall: 8


Criteria:
HW usage: Scoring for limited-channels chip synth is not like scoring for an ensemble. Knowing how to milk the capacity of the chip and use all the channels all the time (within creative intent) without one stepping on another is a science. Knowing how to make the chip sound like it has more channels than it does is an art.
Lyricality: The difference between that vintage console background theme that's stuck in your head 20 years later and the full orchestral next-gen PC soundscape that is amazing but which you can't quite remember 10 minutes later. Does the groove- the heart- the core of the piece stick in your head? Could you reduce it to a memorable sequence of single notes on a piano or square wave?
Flow: Is there variety, or is the track one constantly looped phrase that gets stale? Do sections with various flavors connect smoothly and feel like part of the same piece?
Scope: How much content is there, and for how long? Where does it sound like you were aiming when you made the track? A 30-second loop of cheap BGM, or a piece of performance art?
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:58 am
A very cool tune! <3
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:22 pm
Aargh, how many tunes is this! Some of them are better than others, there's a lot of cool techniques in here that you don't get on the PSG very much, but the coherence is not great. It feels like a "megamix" of an entire soundtrack that we can't hear.
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