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  1. Finally after years of working on this, I've released it to the public. Mega Man V was always my favorite of the Game Boy games and I always loved the music, so I had to do it justice with these covers. Get the album: https://rushjet1.bandcamp.com/album/mega-man-v-remade Watch the playthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85NJxc_kPn4
  2. That and the limitations of any given system in terms of voice count, volume, etc. That's mostly what gave the systems their characteristic sounds.
  3. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtwyug5gp14j2zi/butterbuilding_tri.mp3?dl=0 I did not make this; it was on the FamiTracker forums. It is a single channel with one bit volume control and manages to sound great.
  4. After several months of work, I've completed my VRC6 chiptune cover trilogy of the first 3 Mega Man games with Mega Man 2, this time at 60FPS thanks to YouTube updating their site recently: Mega Man 2 Remade - Bandcamp The album on Bandcamp is set to "Pay what you want," which means it's free unless you want to pay me. This is a re-imagining of Mega Man 2's soundtrack using Famitracker, a NES music creation tool. With it, I can use expansion chips used in the Japanese Famicom. This album uses VRC6 and is in stereo- the Famicom (or a modded NES) could play these, minus the stereo.
  5. Hello, after 3 months of work I've written the successor to the Mega Man 3 cover playthrough I made last year - this time it's a cover of Mega Man 1. You can find the youtube link here and the bandcamp link for download here. This is a re-imagining of the original Mega Man's soundtrack using Famitracker, a NES music creation tool. With it, I can use expansion chips used in the Japanese Famicom. This album uses VRC6 and is in stereo- the Famicom (or a modded NES) could play these, minus the stereo.
  6. After 9 months of work (random laziness / sidetracking!) I've finally released the Mega Man 3 cover playthrough. You can see it here: http://youtu.be/M1UkE9h2zJg This is a video of me playing through Mega Man 3 with all the music remixed using the VRC6 expansion in stereo. Headphones are recommended as the stereo was programmed with headphones in mind. Enjoy! I also released this on Bandcamp (linked in youtube description as well): http://rushjet1.bandcamp.com/album/mega-man-3-remade
  7. CHALLENGE ACCEPTE---- wait I'm tired, going to bed. Oh, and I don't see how you're missing it. Doesn't say that straight chiptunes are going to be nearly ruled out.
  8. I know, right? Even though it's protricity. I was surprised too!
  9. I tried submitting two different chiptunes, one in 2004, one in 2005 or 2006, can't remember on the 2nd one. Both got form letter rejected, and I was pretty much completely in the dark as to why they got rejected at the time, at least until Espergirl 2A03's thread. Then I'm like "oh, they just don't want chiptunes I guess." If you read the thread, there isn't much room for debate at all, we didn't take it to mean that chiptunes weren't submittable, it was spelled out. That pretty well says "no chiptunes," there is no gray area, end of discussion. Why would I bother writing them for this site with that as the precedent? I realize that they've kind of gone back on this stance and are saying that maybe there's a slim chance that it might work if the composition is crazy good, but that's now, and this was then.
  10. So since espergirl was rejected, you're inadvertently comparing it to MIDIs run through GXSCC. OK (maybe unfinished instead of unreleased? ) Note: I may not finish any of these. 1534 Bach Ages (took a Bach fugue and made it sound like dungeon music from Zelda Oracle of Ages) Distant Star dark labyrinth (this one is finished but didn't really release the NES one) Eyes of Flame (pretty damn unfinished) Fevered Guitar Dream (a cover of a modshrine OHC) Mega Man V- Wily Stage (heosmode) Nintendo World Cup songs 2/3 (yeah it's on my youtube, still not done)
  11. Thought that it had been established that chipmusic is more of an instrument than a genre/style. You can have rock, metal, jazz, classical, funk, punk etc all represented within the "chiptune" label. Just look at shnabubula's list of chiptunes that he had a couple pages ago and listen.
  12. From what I can tell yeah. I think it's LSDJ (composed on the gameboy itself).
  13. So you're saying writing isn't art? And you could do the same with any electronic music, say that it's too new and hasn't hit its stride yet or something because it's only a couple decades old.
  14. How can you say that and not be sick of every other instrument/style other than very recent ones? The number of artists actually writing chiptunes pales in comparison to most other instruments or genres, and it's been around for about 30 years, while rock's been around for 60ish. Man I feel like the electric guitar has run its course....
  15. No, making music for the right reasons: for himself. Neblix hit it on the head. If I'm going to make music for other people, gotta have some kind of incentive. If it's for a cool game, or some other thing I'd like (or a indie game/project thing) then that's fine, but I wouldn't want to make a remix specifically trying to get submitted to OCR (taking a lot of time to do stuff that might help that) and have a 99.9999x % chance of it getting denied anyway. It's kind of an effort thing mixed with that feeling you get where you write something that you disagree with but someone else called for it to be that way. I've run into that for some game music I've written, but that's different as it's their project and it's also pretty assured that we'll come to some kind of agreement, which is not necessarily the case with the judges' panel.
  16. Newspapers have been around for centuries. Our generation is often accused of wanting instant gratification, without earning it over time. Attempting to "play the victim" and argue that internet news sites don't get the same exact respect suggests that as a medium, they've accomplished in mere decades what those established publications have built up over centuries. Mad love for the internet from ME, personally, but I wouldn't expect instant parity with those two particular mediums, which represent the heavyweights of print news sources. I'm not saying we specifically should treat the two differently, I'm saying I wouldn't be representing the internet in this fashion, personally, since it seems a little... impatient? I don't know the best word, but hopefully you get me. Based on Sam's multiple citations, it seems like things are going the right way, regardless... hopefully it's about the news and not about proving something. See what I did there? This is fun. Times are changing at a rapid pace compared to the past, the previous centuries kind of don't make a good predictor for how we should react to things. I mean, I saw this lady talking to herself in the store a couple days ago, probably casting a spell on me so I told the village about her and I assume she's been burned at the stake.
  17. Not sure there, as this is also the case with many of the other OCR songs. I'd guess that a lot of people probably like some of the remixes despite never having heard the source before, so it's kinda the same idea. Yes, but you are essentially pre-judging chipmusic strictly on production. He is giving an example of this, as most chip musicians don't write full-on remixes of things very often because why bother? I don't partially because I want to focus more on my own projects/originals, and because... I wouldn't expect it to get accepted here, and the other place I used to go (vgmix) is gone forever (maybe not but probably).
  18. Same, I am sorry if I came across as heated to anyone. I was just trying to learn more, share some opinions, and if I was too forceful I apologize. On the other hand, I am going to apologize if I did not sound heated enough. Maybe I should type in ALL CAPS and BOLDED and IN RED!
  19. I submitted one right after that but it got form letter rejected. For reference, it's this: http://nsf.4x86.com/mp3s/Grim_Determination.mp3
  20. hence "so far" shit man you're bad at this
  21. Right. So don't post things like as the rule so far is that pure chiptunes don't get accepted. It's not a majority of cases, so far, it's all cases.
  22. I'd say that Shnabubula's song had really good composition, and a lot of judges agreed. So either the amount of arrangement/composition must be disproportional to the "lack of production values" mentioned in that thread, or being a chiptune automatically makes the scales too tipped to bring it back up. Either way, what you're saying doesn't have an example to stand on yet.
  23. Sweet, I'll get crackin'. Maybe I'll add some piano accompaniment. Would it be accepted if the NES parts weren't stereo though? Hmmmmmmm... would it get accepted if the piano wasn't the main part and the NES was? Man so many things to consider. Maybe I should add more channels; how many channels does it take to have good production values?
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