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Battle on the Bitmaker

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Heya! This is a chiptune arrangement of "Battle on the Breachmaker", a Guild Wars 2 song by Lena Chappelle, with nods to the "Storm Top" track from the Super Adventure Box: Back to School OST, also written by Lena.

I mostly wrote this as a tribute to Super Adventure Box, a very fun game mode released around April every year in Guild Wars 2.

Some stats!
- Software used: FL Studio, Bleep, Magical 8-Bit, BiT BOX, Omnisphere, Vengeance, 3xOsc, DSK ChoirZ
- Time taken: 18 hours 10 minutes
- Number of channels (instruments): 28
- Number of playlist tracks: 57
- Number of automation clips: 106

Hope you enjoy.

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Been a long while since I checked out your music! Hope you been doing well, Step.

I love the fast trill of an 8bit synth melody in the beginning. The sweet variety here is awesome, and oh my gosh the harp-like synth that begins in the middle of this track fits great! What a well composed and mixed 8-bit rendition of a game track!

Step responds:

Wow, SFJ! It's been such a long time! I JUST saw this review now.

I'm super glad you like it. I've been doing well myself, hope you've been alright too!

*Realization of good song* = Instant / Infinite

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Came on here for the first time in a while and decided to check what you've been making. Glad you're making some music still man. Hope you're doing well!

I just noticed that you had this out. I guess I'm more than a bit late for it, huh? Anyways.. this is pretty incredible. I don't know how you keep taking my favorite songs from this game and making them better, but damn.. nice....

A VGM track from Step?! My life is complete. I love the cutesy effects and the sense of climax into :35. Personally, I thought the melodies during the refrain were a little underwhelming, or at the very least the climax oversold it. The mixing and mastering are great as always, though, and that creepy melody at 1:40 kills! Nice job with the sound design. I can't believe people would dare rip on 3xOsc after this. XD The crash (if you could call it a crash) at the end was also rather enjoyable. In fact, you did a great job playing with the Lo-fi throughout this piece. Always a pleasure hearing new tracks from you, Step. Looking forward to hearing more of your work! ;)

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4.56 / 5.00

Apr 15, 2017
4:56 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
7.4 MB
3 min 16 sec

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