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by Highway Man
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: What makes a song fun to cover for you?
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

What makes a song fun to cover for you?

Title says everything. What do you think makes a song fun to cover? For me, if it's in 6/8, is generally catchy, and if it's very memorable. I also like it to be challenging enough but not ridiculously hard to cover.
by Highway Man
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Post your instruments here!
Replies: 93
Views: 76929

Re: Post your instruments here!

I quite like this instrument (others may not) but really only when it's used at the correct times, like at the end of a really huge song (such as Auf Der Wirren Wetterwarte from Das Geheimnis der Happy Hippo Insel.)
by Highway Man
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!
Replies: 21
Views: 4119

Re: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!

Say, how does a file become corrupted, and is there anything that one can do to avoid it?
by Highway Man
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!
Replies: 21
Views: 4119

Re: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!

A hex editor lets you view and edit the raw binary data stored in a file (any file, any format) -- it displays each byte of data as a 2-digit hexadecimal number (hence the name). The tradeoff is, if you aren't familiar with what a given file format actually looks like on its insides then there's ba...
by Highway Man
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!
Replies: 21
Views: 4119

Re: "File is not a valid Famitracker module". Need help ASAP!

Another thing to be learnt is to get a hex editor and open the FTM yourself before posting here... While that is a good lesson to be learned, not everybody even knows what a hex editor is. Famitracker is a music creation tool, to facilitate creating music faithful to the NSF format. And this is the...
by Highway Man
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Help with a cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Help with a cover

No wonder, the file is incredibly weird. I'll see what I can do.
by Highway Man
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Help with a cover
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Help with a cover

Oh dear, this does need some assistance. I'll take a look a look at an imported NSF and see what I can do.
by Highway Man
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: Original Music
Topic: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!

Re-did the title theme. It's around 2:35, so it's an average length. I also tried to vary the basslines, and threw in a quick change to 3/4 to signal the start of the chorus, where the game's main theme comes in. It's not perfect, but it should at least be tolerable. Samples are taken from Adventure...
by Highway Man
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Original Music
Topic: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!

Thinking of re-doing it, because there's really no easy way of fixing it. And I think I found a solution - I need to stop setting the sheet length to 128. This literally doubles the song length, so it's the first on my cut list. I'm going to set a number of limits right now - song length min. - 1:3...
by Highway Man
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Original Music
Topic: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: Working on an OST - Constructive Criticism wanted!

I suggest making a ~6 frame song to start off with, and then instead of working on multiple songs at once, once you get a new idea for a melody, figure out how to work that into the tune, and once you feel the tune is complete, then add the finishing touches and that's one song. This way, it's high...