General Grunt

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About General Grunt

  • Rank
    Octorok (+25)
  • Birthday 11/19/1990

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gluttivastalk, Transfatylvania
  • Interests
    Puppetry, Puppeteering, filmmaking, cartooning, writing songs, parodies and original music.

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://gruntchovski.deviantart.com/

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Lyrics
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Plugging notes into FLStudio's piano roll.

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  • Real Name
    Chris Addolorato
  • Occupation
    Unemployed
  • Twitter Username
    GruntVeizatun
  1. Here is an original piece (a variation of my previously posted General Grunt motif) for my character Col. Von Hindenburger. He's a sadistic burger mogul who may or may not be guilty of war atrocities. His theme was originally intended to be a Bavarian polka, but this twisted german sounding waltz popped into my head. again my samples/soundfonts are horrible. I tried to make the best of it by adding a reverb and some EQ. I also added some kitchen sounds and cuckoo clocks in there to emphasize how off balanced he is. Let me know what you think and I'll post some more demo themes.
  2. Here it is with an organ sound. I'm torn between this and the piano. What do you think? Any other spooky/classical instrument suggestions? If I had the ability I'd do full orchestra but that's way beyond my comprehension.
  3. So I figure I'd post some of my Puppet work. I build puppets regularly (Both original and video game themed) I also voice them, puppeteer them, as well as film and edit the videos. I find I'm better at writing songs than writing full scripts. FYI THESE VIDEOS ARE NOT FOR KIDS. Here are a few of my better ones. I have plenty of ideas so If any one wants to collaborate on an original song, I'm all ears. But check them out if you want. Let me know what you think and if you want to see more. I also can post pictures of my K. rool, Klump, Gruntilda. Mighty Poo etc. puppets (mostly Rare Themed)
  4. Thank you! I've never heard the Zun music but Tchaikovsky was a huge influence. My samples aren't great, naturally but I was experimenting with an organ sound initially. I don't know if it was my crap samples but it sounded too muddy. I tried a harpsichord and that sounded rad, but In the end I settle for solo piano, although I may revisit it with different instrument choices. My only advice for making faux classical music is to listen to a lot of classical music. Find Midi files and via piano roll, study the note patterns. My first songs were in the style of Grant kirkhope and its because I studied the polka rhythm pattern he often uses. Glad you like the piece!
  5. Hey guys! I haven't posted here since 2006 and back then I was just browsing and not sharing much. Since then I've been practicing composing a bit of music myself. Mainly motifs for my original cartoon/puppet characters (yes, I build puppets now.) I consider myself a total novice as I can't play any actual instrument and cannot read sheet music for the life of me. I literally just plug notes into the FL studio piano roll until it sounds like music. I'm working with free sound fonts too. So my music is pretty much midi sounding. Anyways I figure I'd share my latest composition. It's a solo piano suite of my main character's motif/theme. The backstory is that my character spent 28 years composing it and considers it his masterpiece. He plays it when he's got free time or if he want's to creep out his guests. His theme is essentially an original russian/soviet sounding march, but in this I gave it many variations. From Bach, to Mozart to even a waltz. I tend to compose music in 3 genres: Russian military, German polka and evil circus music. I suck at mixing/mastering/ orchestrating so go easy on me. I'm trying to learn more. Music isn't my main focus but I figure it's a good skill to have. Let me know what you think. Also I'm open to collaboration too. I have a bunch of unused songs/lyrics and a few ideas for video game musical numbers. Mainly Rare ltd and donkey kong country inspired. Thanks EDIT: For the record I HAVE NO IDEA if this is actually in F minor. The only reason it's titled that is because he says the F word a lot. If anyone can tell me what key it's in I'm all ears.
  6. Hey, I haven't been here in years. Since I compose my own music now, I'd like to be more involved but I'd rather go by my universal username of General Grunt. I want to start posting some of my original tracks. Thanks in advance!
  7. By Mustard,I'm surprised no one thought of this! A Medley Of the Cackletta Battle ,Bowletta and the Final Cackletta Themes, In a Danny Elfmanesque Suite. As Far As I know there are no remixes of this game, so it would be a great contrabution to the site, If someone does this. http://www.smrpglegacy.com/M&L%20Midi's/CacklettaBattle.mid http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/gba/MLSSFinalBattle.mid Sorry, I couldn't find a midi of bowletta's theme.
  8. Just to clarify, I said that BK remixes are never taken seriously EXCEPT the one on OCremix. I think the one here Is the best I've heard thus far,I'd just like to see MORE like that.
  9. I couldn't have put it better myself. not only are there BARELY any remixies of it ,but the ones that I hear are never taken seriously,with the one here being the exception. I personally would like to hear a tribute to Gruntilda,in an epic/orchestral manner. but like you said nobody ever takes tracks from the OST seriously. What a shame, and with BK3 coming out in god knows when, it might be a nice thing to do if sombody made at least ONE really good remix.
  10. Hell yes it would be cool!!! somone should definatly do this!
  11. I really love Hans Zimmer's Score to POTC 1&2. And I always wondered what the Gangplank Galleon would sound like in a Hans Zimmer like fasion! If anyone would be willing to attempt this I would GREATLY appreciate it! Another thing,feel free to add in some other Piratey music from the other DKC games,like Boss Bossanova or Klubba's Reveille if you need suggestions.just keep the Gangplank Galleon Theme Prominent. here are the midis http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/dkckrool1.mid http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/snesDKC2_Boss.mid http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/dkc2klubba.mid
  12. Yeah we haven't heard from him in months. Abadoss do you think you can do sloprano in that orchestral/epic style as Sleepy emp did? because I really liked how it sounded. I know Pi already said that we moved over to a rock genre,but I don't think it would sound good in rock.But it's up do you.
  13. These Games have some VERY underrated music! I can't see why. The games were great ,and so was the music I'm surprised that there are no arrangements from the series. Out of all the music I would like to see these specific tracks remixed... 1)Cemetery stage-GEX 1 2)Totally Scrooged-GEX 3 3)Boss theme-GEX 3 4)Buccaner Program-GEX 3 If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the Cemetery Stage.Does anyone out there think they can take a shot at it?
  14. Gang-Plank Galleon from Donkey Kong Country... http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/snesK.Roolv2.1.mid the final battle from Banjo-Kazooie... http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/n64/Witch.mid and let's not forget a certin Wizpig! hope this helps!
  15. Well,DKR DS is coming out soon,so why not do honor to the game with a remix! I always loved Wizpigs themes throughout the game! but two of his themes stuck out in my mind, Wizpigs final challange,and Wizpigs races. Does anybody think they can take a shot at it? Here's the original tunes... http://gh.ffshrine.org/song/644/50 http://gh.ffshrine.org/song/644/43 I hope someone will do this.