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Wanda's Waltz

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Special thanks to everyone who recommended me soundfonts. I appreciate all of you. Anyway, I discovered this amazing 8-bit sounding soundfont. I can finally do videogame music without using the limited beep boop synths on Sibelius.

This piece was composed for a special person called Wanda who asked for an orchestra of digeridoos and kazoos. I wanted to upload this song because I really like It but at the same time I didn't want to upload the original version to the public. So I decided to try out the 8-bit soundfont and I really liked that too.

I hope you all enjoy it.

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Now, I’ve made 3 songs using 8-bit synths back in December and they all have aged quite terribly imo. The reason I didn’t make more is because I quickly realized that doing anything experimental and unique with the extremely limited sounds available would be very difficult and not worth the effort.
This proved otherwise. I was expecting a classic upbeat video game theme music type song but this is better, it almost sounds like a prairie theme from an open world or, as mentioned, undertale (although I don’t really see how this fits in with the rest of that game’s music). Unfortunately though, this song is lacking any percussion which isn’t necessarily such a bad thing if it’s meant to be ambient, but the genre is stated to be video game and it has melodic qualities, and in something like that I would almost expect at least a kick and hat or something to drive the tempo and melody forward; as it is the melody also sounds kinda run-on just like Maryland.
In terms of soundfonts, I tried to avoid criticizing them in the past because that isn’t really a problem with the song but it’s a problem with the software. I did mention that a few times in particularly severe cases though. Happy to see you’re trying to improve the quality and variety via use of other means of musical expression.

Tangerine responds:

Thanks. The reason why I didn't add a drum beat is that I always do. I felt like it would be sort of relieving not to have percussion for once. Also, it's 3/4 and I'm lazy. Another reason why there was no percussion is that this was created for someone and they didn't ask for any percussion.
They instead asked for digeridoos and kazoos xD. I do have cymbals which I use once or twice throughout the song but the SoundFont makes It sound sandy at 1:25. And one last reason why I didn't add percussion is that it made the song sound way too happy. Something about the drums just made the song sound really happy and I didn't think it would be fitting for a song for someone who got covid. Anyway, thanks for the feedback :)

This reminds me of undertale for some reason.

Tangerine responds:

Yeah, it reminds me of undertale as well.

Credits & Info


4.57 / 5.00

Jul 14, 2021
1:46 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
4.6 MB
3 min 16 sec

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