Despite having exams right now, during random session on the piano I thought of a really nice VG-ish melody idea, and because of the curse that musicians get where if you keep song ideas locked up in your head they will drive you mad until you turn it into a song, I spent my study breaks making this (yeah I have a bad habit of making complex sentence structures...).
So yeah, here's my first original Video Game song. I made a few other similar ones before, but those were remixes, while this is completely original. I tried to give it a lot of classic Video Game influences (laser sound effects, a square wave lead, an 8-bit-ish bass, etc...) but at the same time make it sound modern with a lot of sweep and cymbal effects, trancey drums, and so on. Yep, basically this is to prove that I don't just make orchestral :3.
This uses a heavily edited soundfont for the square lead, z3ta+ for the background arp, synth pluck and bass (also edited), Vanguard for the pad which I edited too, Vengeance for the drum samples (obviously I layered them and put tonnes of effects/EQing on them), Fruit Kick for one of the laser sounds at the end, a synth I made with Sytrus for the synth at 2:12, and other random royalty-free laser sounds I got from http://www.partnersinrhym e.com (I think). I also used a noobish FL preset (a SimSynth preset to be precise) somewhere in the song. Cookie to whoever finds it :D.
So after 71 patterns, 15 automation clips, and a hell of a lot of hard work, here's Pixelated World (if anyone can think of a better name, please do so :P). I'm quite proud of this submission, and while it definitely doesn't match up to some of the other Video Game songs here because it's my first submission, it really was a blast to make and I think it's one of my better submissions. Also, thanks to Decibel, SCTE3 and Bjra for hearing it while it was still a work in progress and giving me some tips and pointers. Also, this is heavily inspired by Bjra's Video Game songs, among them: http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/381080 and http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/367863
Check them out, they're a lot better than this. Anyway, thanks for listening, for reading this far and I'd appreciate a review! Also, as usual, sorry for the long Author's Comments :P.
EDIT: Removed a weird blip at the end (takes too long to explain why it got there so I won't :3). Thanks to camoshark for pointing it out, for hearing this and giving feedback.
EDIT 2: Mrmilkcarton has remastered this track. Massive thanks to him for making it sound a lot better :3. If anyone wants the old version to compare, then PM me!