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. Hey! Thank you for the advice! All this is very helpful. As you said, a lot of these tunes are stereotypical music that Warner Bros would use to represent different nationalities. The level themes, however, are original as well as the Augustus Boss theme. In case anyone was wondering, this game is essentially a parody of the Arcade Donkey Kong as if a Soviet era regime bootlegged it. It's literally one big joke. I wanted the music to be SOMEWHAT decent. Anyways I'll keep y'all posted as to my progress on the mixing end of things. Thanks for the help again!
  2. Did a very short soundtrack to an arcade game I'm currently working on with my programmer. I used an NES soundfont. Granted these are only demos even by 8 bit standards. Anyone with skill in 8 bit chiptunes please give me tips on making these sound a bit more less muddy. or any other tips on making these sound better, Let me know what you think!
  3. So here is an instrumental Demo of the song the fake ghost sharks sing at the end of the nonexistent ride. Lyrics: Yo ho ho and a Bucket of chum we're spooky specter pirate scum we're also sharks which is really dumb Daaa dum! Daaa dum Da Dum Da Dum DaDumDaDumDaDum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum DUMB! Let me know what you think
  4. I did a short looping mockup of the Queuing music for Lard Land's(a fictional theme park I created)Pirate ride ripoff. It's a mix of The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Carribean, Jaws and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville all in one. No flash photography please. My MIXING SUCKS and my instruments are crap I know. This is just a demo but feedback is appreciated
  5. Yet another Waltz I composed. This time for my character Col. von Hindenburger's brother Baron Von Shakenburg who is a deranged milkshake salesman. He also makes his shakes with...inhumane ingredients. This also has lyrics by me, and I also performed this. YES I AM AWARE that the characters in Steven universe are gem holograms, but the song is sung by a muderous alligator that somehow survives in sub zero temperatures. accuracy goes out the window. Enjoy the song and let me know what you think!
  6. Here is a quick update: I added an intro and altered the arrangement slightly. I also threw a minor key hint of Deuschland Uber Alles to emphasize the fact that the character in question has an awful past. This is all piano for now, but I'm looking to orchestrate it.
  7. Hey, So this is sort of odd but I'm in need of a female opera singer for an arrangement of Sloprano that I'm going to be doing a music video for. The music itself is done and The entire video will be done with puppets. Here is an example of another collab I did a while ago: The latest one is basically Sloprano as a German/Wagnerian opera in the vein of Ride of the Valkyries without giving too much away. The video will be styled like a opera concert shot in berlin, with a female puppet singer in a viking helmet. My idea was to have the first and last verse in english but the middle and end spiel would be in German. If there are any ladies out there who would be willing to lend their vocal talents to this let me know ASAP. You can also PM me for further details. Like I said the music is done, so I just need a vocalist (preferably one who can speak German). Thank you
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.