Tutorial Time [N163]

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JohnnyHancock
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Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby JohnnyHancock » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:00 pm

Here's my first completed piece, inspired by the classic arcade systems.

It was originally [VRC6 + N163], but I ended up not using any channels from the former chip.

EDIT: file replaced with fixed version
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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby Roflo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:31 pm

Not bad, but I'd suggest adding some drums. There are some more points, like the inharmonius frame 0Ah. Further I'd add a A# in line 10h, frame 0, to make up a C7 chord.

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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby JohnnyHancock » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:42 pm

Roflo wrote:Not bad, but I'd suggest adding some drums. There are some more points, like the inharmonius frame 0Ah. Further I'd add a A# in line 10h, frame 0, to make up a C7 chord.

Appreciate the feedback! I didn't expect to get it so quickly.

I didn't add drums because I was trying to go for something similar to what the Namco WSG produced (games like Pac-Man, Mappy or Toy Pop had), which don't have drums.
As for the inharmonious parts, thanks for pointing those out! I don't how I missed those parts, especially frame 0Ah.

I also shortened the triangles at line 0Eh on frames 04h, 06h, 08h and 0Ah for a better sound and turned down the volume a bit on the pulses from frame 0Bh onward to match more with the triangle.

Here's the updated version:
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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby Tobikomi » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 pm

I love this! I just love Ragtime music in old school arcade games! This reminds me of my older works from last year. Personally, I like it as it is!
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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby JohnnyHancock » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:08 pm

Tobikomi wrote:I love this! I just love Ragtime music in old school arcade games! This reminds me of my older works from last year. Personally, I like it as it is!

Catchy! Sounds like something I'd hear on the Sega Master System.

Thanks for the feedback, by the way.

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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby TheNoobHunter » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:26 pm

You did a really good job capturing the arcade style. My one petty complaint is that your triangle part sounds too similar to the Pac Man intro, but that might just be me.

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Re: Tutorial Time [N163]

Postby JohnnyHancock » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:07 pm

TheNoobHunter wrote:You did a really good job capturing the arcade style. My one petty complaint is that your triangle part sounds too similar to the Pac Man intro, but that might just be me.


Thanks! For the triangle, I did want something "Pac-Man"ish, but trying to make it original without sounding weird was difficult.