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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 29th, 2013 @ 04:28 AM Reply

Hi everyone, quick question--
I made a song for the contest-- I used a VST called Bit Box for drum sounds. It makes glitchy, chopped-up sounding chip tune drum sounds. The sounds were created from samples-- so now I'm worried that maybe I can't use this instrument without violating NG's rules. The song is done and the deadline is upon us.. Thoughts?

The instrument's author describes the instrument as:
"An 8-bit drum sampler with randomization functions. Over 500 samples from classic arcade games "
...And that's the only info I can find on it. The samples are short percussive sounds & SFX-- not music samples or loops (if that makes a difference). If anyone knows if using this VST is fine by NG's rules, please let me know!

.............Ken

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 29th, 2013 @ 08:18 PM Reply

At 3/29/13 04:28 AM, Ken-from-the-Deep wrote: The instrument's author describes the instrument as:
"An 8-bit drum sampler with randomization functions. Over 500 samples from classic arcade games "
...And that's the only info I can find on it. The samples are short percussive sounds & SFX-- not music samples or loops (if that makes a difference). If anyone knows if using this VST is fine by NG's rules, please let me know!

yo that's pretty much exactly how the toad VST works and like a million billion people have used it in NG submissions. it's one thing to be mindful of sampling from music and film (y'know stuff that someone could possibly want to sue for) but i mean this is really tiny shit that can be easily recreated through basic synthesis.

like, if you hadn't posted this message then probably noone would ever have been able to tell the difference between what you've done and what you could've done with a single VCO synth and they're certainly not going to jump up and down screaming "HEY THAT GUY USED MICRO-SAMPLES FROM ARCADE GAMES LET'S SUE THE CUNT"

tl;dr you worry too much and that worries me


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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 04:17 AM Reply

Just wanted to bug in and say BIG thanks to creators of this contest!

I always disregarded bit-tunes as it was used slightly before my time.
This contest had me go and dig up famitracker which I never bothered to learn (didn't use it in the contest tho)
Now I've been fiddling with it all my freetime this week!

You've successfully brainwashed me, cheers! :)


: What? No I won't level up, I like my watergun.

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 04:42 AM Reply

At 3/31/13 04:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote:
You've successfully brainwashed me, cheers! :)

Yay!

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 10:47 AM Reply

Im great with dates, for some reason in my mind the deadline was 31 and not 29....i love my brain so much..


No mather how good you are sometime, somewhere, somehow...
Someone will blow your mind and make feel a beginner again..

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 11:01 AM Reply

At 3/31/13 10:47 AM, DivoFST wrote: Im great with dates, for some reason in my mind the deadline was 31 and not 29....i love my brain so much..

Same here, goddammit...

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Response to Mac13 8-Bit Contest Discussion Mar. 31st, 2013 @ 12:43 PM Reply

For those of you following this thread in your Social Feed, the contest results have been posted.

Congrats to the wieners!