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A chiptune made for 8-bit Mac 13.

Backstory: First of all, I hate 8-bit chiptunes (16-bit is okay). That's why I kind of "gave up" early when the mac13 theme was announced. It's not that I had high hopes to begin with (studies and my part-time job take their toll on my time), but 8-bit is simply not my cup of tea. So I thought to let that one pass, but it made me think. I've never ever made a 8-bit track
After some days I found myself some free time, and instantly began messing around with LMMS. After some time I began to get myself to a rock-styled song. When I got to the riff (I preserved it to this song :p), I realized that "Hey, this one would make a good chiptune!" So i replaced everything I had with LMMS's SID emulator, and remade the percussion with Megaman X soundfont. This is the end result, and I kind of like it. I might remake (read: replace the presets with acoustic instruments) this to an acoustic track.

Made with LMMS 0.4.14rc1, its SID emu, and drum samples from "drumsynth"-folder.

(As for why I put it under chipstep, it's simply because there's no chiptune section, and I refuse to call it "video game" track)

(Update 13.10.2013: Drums revised)

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nice! I saw this on the Lmms sharing platform, really cool track, good luck :)

Jernemies responds:

Well, the contest has been over for months already, but thanks for the rev :p (should begin returning those to some people btw D:)

Oh, thought I reviewed all the submissions to the contest so far.. guess not.

Anyways, I like what you have done in this song. You start it out by a nice simple melody, and then later in the song it gets more complex and tense. And then about 2 minutes in you go for the resolve into the main melody again. Fantastic job!!!!

Jernemies responds:

Thanks for your time too. :) I liked it too how it turned out - that melody was originally a riff! It was so fitting to the plot chart and 8-bit sounds, couldn't resist that. Again, thanks for the time.

It sounds really nice! Though, i'm not digging the MMX-esque percussion >>

Jernemies responds:

Thankies! For taking the time, that is :) Indeed I could have used a better chiptune percussion-set, like ultimate megadrive soundfont or something more lo-fi. But couldn't be arsed to remake the percussion (originally it was done with midi-compatible kit) D: As of now, drums sound are revised, so this shouldn't be a problem anymore :)

Nice song! Good luck in the contest, mayne.

Jernemies responds:

Thanks, it's needed. :D Waiting to hear more entries, try to get yours in there

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4.25 / 5.00

Mar 11, 2013
3:22 PM EDT
File Info
4.6 MB
2 min 33 sec

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