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bucky o'hare

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  1. His latest stuff is sick. Amazing game boy production and catchy as hell. I love his new upbeat-ish one. I have no idea what it's called, I call it 'the reggae one'. It rules.
  2. Hey guys, I wanted to share a recently-uploaded EP by my band autoscroll. It's free to download: http://autoscroll.bandcamp.com/ Tracklist: 1. Intro - Shadow of the Beast [Amiga] 2. Stage Two - Alien 3 [sMD] 3. Beatnik on the Ship - Streets of Rage [sMD] 4. Holidays - Obelix [GB] 5. Elephant - Rod Land [FAM] 6. Love and Peace - Zombie Nation [FAM] 7. Splash Woman - Mega Man 9 [WiiWare] 8. Entrance - Mortal Kombat [sMD] 9. Just Friends - Gimmick! [FAM] This is our VGM side project of Cheap Dinosaurs. We use live instrumentation and chiptune hardware (game boy, NES) for a hyrbid rock/ lo-fi ele
  3. This Honda commercial uses music from Alien 3 (NES), Anticipation (NES), and probably something else. Not that I'd call an obscure car commercial 'mainstream', but it's an interesting example of retro vgm being used in a modern advert where virtually zero percent of the target audience will recognize the samples.
  4. The quality of NSF emulation is a bit rough with rockbox. What's nice is that it supports NSFE files as well (recommended if you want to listen to an NES soundtrack like an album)... but then again it fails to display track names. It'd be cool if someone updated it to make it nicer and use better emulation.
  5. bucky o'hare

    Chiptunes

    I think they can be pretty simple, actually! Like Modplug. The catch with something like famitracker is that very specific hardware restrictions are emulated, so you start needing to know lots of little things outside of "this is just piano roll sideways with a track for effects alongside the notes", like how the synthesis process works and how you make sounds. It'd be like jumping into Finale, but instead of having general midi to play with, you have a VST without preset instruments. That's pretty much the only real extra baggage going there. Thankfully NES synthesis is very basic and not go
  6. bucky o'hare

    Chiptunes

    This is good advice, I first got comfortable with trackers through Modplug. I made a pretty extensive NES sample-set in the .it module format for use in modplug + other sample based trackers. Check out "part 1" here if you wanna use those samples- http://theshizz.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=25657 But I still think famitracker *should* be simple enough to jump straight into, with a bit of patience. Shouldn't require reading very long manuals, like Goat tracker, at least! Continuing on- (if you have more questions about how to plot music out or how to make the song form a certain way, feel fr
  7. bucky o'hare

    Chiptunes

    Here's a quick explanation, assuming you know a bit about music notation or midi. Oh and, in spite of how it may look, you don't need to know anything at all about programming. I don't, and I love me some famitracker! (be sure to have the program open for a visual reference) FAMITRACKER Tracker Layout and Song Form The music tracks from top to bottom, almost like piano roll flipped 90 degrees clockwise. Assuming you want every row to represent a 16th note, rows 0, 04, 08, and 0C would each be the downbeat of a quarter note in a measure of 4/4. There are 64 rows total by default (in hex, so th
  8. Yeah but you said "Roger Wilco", which might not be the most helpful for someone trying to remember an exact title. "ffs" Hmm, first person adventure / point and click? There I'm pretty much limited to the 3 obvious Icom games, Mindshadow, Myst, and Labyrinth of Time, so I'm pretty much out of ideas... Do you recall what platform it was on? amiga, mac, windows...? Text heavy like Shadowgate or more like Myst?
  9. bucky o'hare

    Chiptunes

    Oh my band filmed a music video on a game boy camera! Maybe some of you will dig it- Cheap Dinosaurs - Tagalog
  10. bucky o'hare

    Chiptunes

    Where are you having trouble? Have you used other trackers before? I find it quite user-friendly (only one immediate thing comes to mind of how it could really be improved in this regard). I believe that you finding it unintuitive means you have some basic barriers to cross before it starts coming really easily...
  11. I know it's not about hiding from aliens or being in a space station, but Beneath a Steel Sky involves repairing a robot, hiding out / avoiding security, and getting doors open. If not this may be obvious but perhaps one of the Space Quest titles?
  12. I sure am! I log on once in a blue moon here. :)

  13. You wouldn't happen to be Bucky from TheShizz, would you?

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