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  1. My debut album: a love letter to the Nintendo Entertainment System soundtracks of old! Features every expansion chip used during the system's lifespan (save for the Sunsoft 5B, however). Yes, I did release this a while ago; however, due to some mishaps with the album art, it's finally being promoted for mass consumption! Get it while it's lukewarm!
  2. Oh nice! Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Anything and everything. Pretty vague, yeah? Well, it could come from an lick I hear on the radio, or from an idea I stumble upon while doing something like taking out the trash. I could be at work and have to keep an idea in my head long enough to locate a piece of cardboard/paper/something to write on to assist me in transporting the idea to a location where I can flesh it out into something tangible. I could be inspired by listening to the latest release from any profilic artist, mainstream or underground, or simply from playing some video games, from the past to the present. Inspiration c
  4. -still have time, and at least it's all written at this point! -retail is shit -I guess? I was good for a while I seem to recall...not so much recently
  5. So over in the music section of reddit, someone posted a link to a website called Drinkify. You put in an artist, and it'll match them with a drink to enjoy. Thus: The Zircon 1 oz. Vodka 1 oz. Rose's lime juice 10 oz. Club-Mate Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with fresh berries. The halc 12 oz. Whiskey Serve neat. The PROTODOME 1 oz. Bacardi Rum 1 oz. Coco López 4 oz. Lime juice Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with pickled carrot sticks. The djpretzel 8 oz. Fucking Rum Serve neat. The Xenon Odyssey 4 oz. Fernet Serve neat. Garnish with
  6. Put down my $150 for a boxed copy yesterday. And as of writing this (5:25 AM EST), they'd exceeded their goal at $127,057!
  7. Ha, why thank you! Guess I managed to get around the whole 'chiptune on OCR' issue, eh?

  8. I wrote this arrangement of Sonic 2's Race Results as a lullaby of sorts a few years ago:
  9. Thanks for all the comments guys; I'm flattered to say the least. I kind of agree the arrangement goes on for a little bit, but after each section I did, it didn't feel like a good place to end, so...it took a couple of sections to finally get there. The piano at 5:50 is actually me playing, albeit it with a little quantizing. In general, probably an EWI or hooked up to whatever flavor of synth is needed for melodies and harmonies, and a regular ol' synthesizer could be used for chords. The issue would be the arpeggios...either they'd have to be already programmed, or maybe you could at
  10. I love how effective the pre-chorus is after everything that happens during the verses. Very nice work here!
  11. http://soundcloud.com/xenon-odyssey/royal-treasure As of today (or yesterday or something), this has been in the queue for one whole year! And that's lame to keep it locked up like that, so here it is! Zelda's Theme, some bastardization of orchestral and chiptunes. Maybe qualifies as 9-bit? Probably not; my productions skills are pretty horrible.
  12. Is it bad I purchased a physical before I listened to the soundtrack?
  13. Oooooooooooo, right in the feels. This is excellent. I can't say too much about the realism aspect since I have no expertise at that, but I'd say you pulled it off very well. As for the orchestration, I thought the B section was a very nice blend of being piano-driven yet keeping all of the other elements involved without bogging the piece down. Strings sounded great to me, but I haven't delved into the world of orchestra reproduction in a DAW, so take that as you please. My only complaint is it's TOO SHORT; I WANT MOAR!
  14. I enjoyed this collections of boops and beeps.
  15. Once I saw they got Mr. Kirkhope on board, my body became so ready. Plus, they are thinking about using Unity, meaning it'd be the closest we get to seeing a Rare game on a Nintendo console in the future.
  16. This was a concern of mine as well, but considering Mr. Inafune has left and the latest was an iOS title...there's a good chance that Capcom probably won't make an MM11.Looking forward to this though! Been wondering what was happening with it.
  17. Usually, drafts or outlines can help you gather all of your ideas in one place before you actually start to write, but there's really no 'correct' way to do a draft or outline. You could start with a chord progression, a melodic passage, or even a simple arpeggio that you really like, and then from there see how you would want to continue. You don't even have to have anything of worth produced; I've written at least one outline for a piece basically spelling out what I wanted to do within it, without writing a single passage of notes to accompany. Usually, unless you have a really crystal c
  18. I heard it was a ripoff of more than Pokémon.
  19. OH MAN, BIRFDAY?! Hope you saved some of that cake I brought you last week!
  20. Never Been was released on a mixtape called Kush & Orange Juice, which is available for free. The legality of it is no more than what we do here and the millions of tributes on YouTube. I'm sure he's probably gotten some schmucks to give him money for it, but it was released for free. Same for this track (source), which is was released on his latest free mixtape, Taylor Allerdice. However, he was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2009 when he released this track, , however I feel as if he actually sampled the Sonic tune in question, rather than his lazier attempts with Never Been (w
  21. Well since there's demand: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/557845/VOPM.pdf Note: this doesn't teach FM synthesis! Only how the VOPM vst functions.
  22. That's really weird; you can view it in Google Docs, but if you trying to download it, it says it doesn't exist...if you have a Google Docs account, trying saving it in there, then saving a copy. Worked for me. Otherwise I can PM a link for ya.
  23. Pretty awesome! Look forward to hearing more from you guys.
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