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[Music competition 2011] magic beans by ne7
Post Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:35 pm
Last edited by Maxim on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:23 am; edited 1 time in total
magic beans

ne7 wrote
Here's my little entry for the music compo - its an original
composition for the master system in .VGM format - hope you dig it :)


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:45 pm
The solo with portamento is very nice :D
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:12 am
thanks for the nice feedback \o_ was fun contributing :)
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:25 am
Not bad, but a change in the arps in the background would have kept it a little more interesting.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:31 am
HW usage: 8 - particularly like how the arpeggi-chords and low harmony are juggled so you don't notice the one cuts out to feed the other
Lyricality: 7
Flow: 8
Scope: 8
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Overall: 8


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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 8:02 am
hey maxim - just noticed it says remixed by on the compo page (its original) thanks for the compo peeps! - really enjoyed listening to the entries!
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:24 am
Fixed. I made the song pages in a bit of a rush, sorry for all the mistakes :)
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Post Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:17 pm
Feels really demo-ish, and quite epic (it'd have to be a multi-phase demo!). The cut back from the lead arps at 1:45 is a bit harsh, and the background arps do go on a bit... but overall one of my favourites this year.
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