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Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Cat_of_Ananke » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:14 am

Hello everyone, so, uh, I guess I need to put my stuff on the new forum now.
I've got three new things too, and I do need to say that I may have accidentaly recomposed Ultimate Truth for one section. I kinda feel bad about leaving it in but I really do like it, ya know, pls don't hate :P
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Unwritten Kitten.ftm
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searing_audacity.ftm
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Magma Hell of Magicians' Minds.ftm
(16.69 KiB) Downloaded 62 times
Grey Magic Fantasia.ftm
(241.29 KiB) Downloaded 78 times
Downhill Ascent.ftm
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reverent_maiden's_barbed_heart.ftm
This was the first thing I made with Famitracker so it's pretty, like, nooby
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Paralysed Thoughts.ftm
This one's my favourite :3
(88.82 KiB) Downloaded 73 times
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Tobikomi » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:20 pm

These are really nice!
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Ahornberg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:56 pm

Grey Magic Fantasia is awesome :o

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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Cat_of_Ananke » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:50 pm

Thank you for your responses, it's nice to know that people like things :)

Here's another thing
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Displacement of the Fantasy Kingdom.ftm
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Shywolf » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:57 pm

Haven't managed to hear all of them yet, but...
Cat_of_Ananke wrote:Displacement of the Fantasy Kingdom.ftm

This is cool, nice melodies.
I think the Fxx on frame 0x0A would be better an F06 instead of an F05, though. F05 feels too fast.

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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Cat_of_Ananke » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:18 pm

You make a good point, Shywolf. I guess I just didn't consider the importance of a pauses exact length, how foolish of me, haha
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Displacement of the Fantasy Kingdom.ftm
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Shywolf » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:51 pm

That also goes for the very last frame. F07 feels too slow! :mrgreen:
But... I-I'll try to stop picking nits. Runthrough:

Unwritten Kitten.ftm - rows 0x00-1F in frame 0x08/0A sound distinctly discordant. The A# on row 4 of the melody could stand to be an A, and you should do some rejiggering to keep the Ds and C#s from trying (and failing) to coexist together.

searing_audacity.ftm - a little repetitive, but nice.

Magma Hell of Magicians' Minds.ftm - the saw's pitchbends and volume changes are pretty awkward-sounding... but I assume that was intentional ("Squeaky balloon").

Grey Magic Fantasia.ftm - VRC6 pulse two is empty in the second frame, which could perhaps be used to echo the melody in VRC6 pulse one for a nice intro effect. You could also add similar echoing to parts of frame 0x28-29. Also, the end of frame three has two G-4s on the VRC6 pulses that play at the same time without fine-pitch adjustment, which is painful to hear, and things are often really loud past frame 0x2B (which I assume was intentional, but felt at least to me like a bit too much). Otherwise, this track is super-cool.

Downhill Ascent.ftm - long stretches of unchanging triangle could use some vibrato to break up the monotony. But, nice.

reverent_maiden's_barbed_heart.ftm - not bad for a first thing. I see you haven't stopped using Touhou-style progressions and melodies since (not necessarily a bad thing; just an observation).

Paralysed Thoughts.ftm - probably my favourite of the bunch. Some interesting effects. DPCM gets overwhelmed, though, and could use some of the noise reinforcement you have going in the other tracks.

Anyways, hope this helps. Keep tracking.

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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby FuzzyLizard530 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:34 pm

I really enjoyed "Displacement...". I felt like a great place to have an opening monologue, sort of like the opening to an RPG, where the story unfolds before you start a game! I can even imagine the scenario!
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Cat_of_Ananke » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:39 pm

Oh wow, thanks for such a detailed response :D
That also goes for the very last frame. F07 feels too slow!

That was intentional actually, eheh. I think I like it better with a shorter pause the second time round.

I was kinda apprehensive about uploading Searing Audacity as it is, I think I had some two good ideas, but I struggled to make a full coherent piece around them. Maybe I'll give it another go some time, add more material, do something about that... weird middle section.
Magma Hell too, I was unsure about, what with its length, uninteresting bass and general, like, badness :P but I figured I might as well upload it since it's as complete as it's gonna be.

I see what you mean about the dissonances in Unwritten Kitten. I think the piece works at the beginning (and at the end, I guess) but I kept trying to add too many parts without really paying any attention to actual disciplined harmony. Even after seeing your comments, though, I still can't really see how to improve things, so I'm feeling inclined to just leave this be as a mediocre piece with a lot of weird dissonance.

Reverent Maiden's Barbed Heart doesn't really need anything changed so yeah, but for the last three I think will revise them using your advice :) and the loudness at the end of Grey Magic Fantasia was intentional, 'cuz that's what you do near the end of big pieces, right? :lol: Everything loud! Everything in the same key that you started in!


Sooo, I'll work on those three things and get back when I'm done :)


I felt like a great place to have an opening monologue, sort of like the opening to an RPG, where the story unfolds before you start a game!

I did actually write it with a mysterious, slow-paced first stage of a game in mind, so it's good to hear that that got through!
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Re: Cat_of_Ananke's Compositions

Postby Cat_of_Ananke » Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:12 pm

Updates time! :D
Soo, Paralysed Thoughts is the most improved I think, I put more drums in the noise channel as per Shywolf's suggestion, added vibrato to the bass and fixed a worryingly large number of mistakes in the sawtooth's volume column and Pxxs (echo is difficult >_<). The other two aren't really much changed but I did find a few mistakes that are now fixed.

I also have one new thing, and now I did say in Tobikomi's thread that I was going to write something cute but I started this piece before saying that. :P My next piece will be, I promise!
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Fairy Curse.ftm
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Paralysed Thoughts.ftm
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Grey Magic Fantasia.ftm
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Downhill Ascent.ftm
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