Hunt for Dracula

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The music for this particular track is not meant to be a 'pure' emulation of the NES/Famicom sound. To be technical about this...it uses way too many voiced at a time for the traditional built in sound chip, and it also uses a sawtooth wave for the bass, which wasn't possible with the default chip, but /was/ possible with the VRC6 chip that Konami used in the Japanese version of Castlevania 3 ;) Anyways.

The intent of this track is to act more as melodic/harmonic/rhythmic study of the music found in the Castlevania series during the NES/Famicom era. All tones, sequencing, and mixing was done in Propellerhead's Reason.

Have fun listening to this track, and feel free to leave comments and feedback below!


A really inspiring piece

To be honest I know nothing about music theory overall, I only know what fits good together, and apparently sir, you do too. I find the track very entertaining to the end, and you found ways to create dynamic into it (the solo in the end). I don't know if this sounds typically castlevania:ish though, maybe for an upcoming game?
anyways I really like it and the performance is flawless. 9/10, 5/5

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Skitchstudio responds:

Ultimately, I don't mind if my listeners are keen on details on Music Theory. At the end of the day, what matters is whether they enjoy listening to my music or not, so thank you for your compliments, and I hope I can get some more tracks up sooner than later. :)

I hate 8-bit

but I love what you just did here. The 8-bit solo is super cool!

...This mean it's a very good song.

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Hey man.

You are a master in coming up with melodies and composing 8-bit music.
I could imagine this in an old Castlevania game. I have played every Castlevania on EVERY console except the gameboy color, so i can just say that you made a good job with this one.
Checked out most of your stuff and i liked it so much that i put you in favourites.
You have especially mastered the "8-bit sound."
I have also made 1 try at making an 8-bit song. Check it out if you want. But it's not as good as your's in sound.

Keep them coming!


Despite what "MarioKartFrantic" said about the chips, I understand exactly everything you said regarding the technical details of the music. The VRC6 Castlevania 3 soundtrack is my favourite game soundtrack of all time, I think. I'm a huge fan of 8-bit overall, I'm working on album of 8-bit tunes remade into symphonic pieces. I have one or two of those tracks uploaded here if you want to check them out.

So anyway, as such, I loved this track. What can I say? 8-bit style emulated to perfection, not just in sound but in composition as well. You captured nicely the musical devices used in the original music, and the solo was a nice touch that you wouldn't normally find in a NES piece. Keep it up, you have a new fan.


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I like it.

I love the beat to it. Im a fan of 8-bit music and this a good addition to this type of music. The only thing you need to do a little work on is it pretty much repeats the music already played in some points, But doesen't all 8-bit music do that at least a little? I love it though and i really hope this is remembered in 8-bit music history.

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4.12 / 5.00

Mar 4, 2008
11:02 AM EST
Video Game
File Info
3.6 MB
2 min 35 sec

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