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UltraEd12
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Chiptune Software 2011-03-20 01:22:50 Reply

I recently downloaded Famitracker to make music for a game I am making. I was wondering if there were any good tutorials that teach the basics and functions. If you have any links or any advice, just post them here.


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Response to Chiptune Software 2011-03-21 22:09:22 Reply

Try looking on youtube if you like video tuts. Just know that instead of "beats and bars" you get "positions and rows" but theyre the same thing. Samples, voices etc. are the same as modern software. Its basically modern software under 8/16-bit and with a (some might say) less flashy ui.

Im not familiar with famitracker, i used fasttracker v2 mostly.


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Response to Chiptune Software 2011-03-22 12:59:40 Reply

Learn how to design 8-bit styled songs in your current DAW or get a copy of Reason. There is a free Refill available that has all the classic 8 bit sounds made for you and it includes samples for the triangle (used in bass parts) and entire sets of 8-bit drums. You can find it here


Genius Music. Simply Great. Jakob Mills.

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Response to Chiptune Software 2011-03-22 13:31:45 Reply

Just to let you know, there are always other/easier options.

You'll get an arguably more authentic sound with trackers, but I use a VST called Magical 8-bit Plugin and with a little know-how get some good results out of it. Here's an example.

  • Spread Cannon (8-bit)
    Spread Cannon (8-bit) by NickPerrin

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