A bunch of covers by a newbie

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A bunch of covers by a newbie

Postby BioMechanicalDude » Sun May 24, 2015 3:59 pm

A month or two ago I started doing a bunch of game music covers. I've never made any kind of music before (aside from one or two MIDI covers) and despite the fact, that I've had some practice with Famitracker, I've never really fully started and completed anything on it, UNTIL NOW! And the results are... pretty crappy. Nevertheless, I decided to share them with you guys, so let me know what you think and give some advice, if you want to.
All the covers only use the core 2A03 chip. I know the other sound chips would be a better choice, because of the extra channels, but I decided to keep things simple... even though a lot of the songs sound butchered, compared to the originals. I may use the MMC5 or VRC6 for future covers, but I'll mostly stick to 2A03, since I'd like to hear how songs from games after the NES era would sound like, if these games had actual NES ports.

Here's an overview of the covers:

1. Double Dragon 3 - USA Outside
This is the song, that plays, when you go outside the dojo on the first level. Nothing too different from the original, except for some added echo effects and DPCM percussion.

2. The Lawnmower Man - Intro
"The Lawnmower Man" is a pretty obscure game, based on movie of the same name. It was ported to both the SNES and Sega Genesis and had a pretty cool soundtrack. I've used the Genesis version as a model for the cover, since it uses less sound channels and the songs heavily rely on chords.
Here's a link to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJHrTyyCm_g

3. Grabbag, a.k.a Duke Nukem 3D Theme
This turned out much more lacking, than what I expected. Oh, well...
Link to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RH2_9ah7pk&index=1&list=PLF5EC3897852E0A6A

4. AVGN Adventures - ***holevania
This game, based on the Angry Video Game Nerd had a great chiptune soundtrack. I tried porting two songs to the 2A03. Couldn't get all the Sunsoft DPCM bass samples, so I had to make my own.
Link to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMhy6uuqHgI&index=4&list=PLvNp0Boas722jBiKdbBrXjLBewKz5VK0-

5. AVGN Adventures - Thy Farts Consumed
The other track, I ported.
Link to the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_1SJ4QJjjg&list=PLvNp0Boas722jBiKdbBrXjLBewKz5VK0-&index=8

That's all for now. I'll post more covers on this thread, when I make some.
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