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Author Comments

It's been forever since I had a chance to really work on a project. I sat down and cranked this one out. I had a loooot of fun with this one. I tried to stick within the limitations of what the YM2608 was capable of for the most part. It's not a perfect emulation, but I like putting limitations on myself as a challenge.

All of the FM instruments are original patches I made in my Reface DX. The 8bit sounds are from ymVST. The percussion are a few free drum samples I found online that I re-sampled at 16kHZ.

I hope you enjoy the song!

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Fun, retro, upbeat!
It's catchy and guaranteed to get your foot tapping. I like the beat at 1:17, just sounds so nice. The constant lead melody gets a little too busy around 1:27 and kind of muddles over the transition point, by getting a little random like it's trying to fill space. 1:37 takes it back to the structure. Also this is great for looping, that was well done! Thoroughly enjoyed.

It's very outrun-esk. Very bouncy and with that bumping jazz bass line lifts it up just right

This sounds like a nighttime-city theme of some hidden gem released during the mascot platform game fad on the Genesis.

The thumbnail art for this piece is interesting, but I don't see how it fits the song.

The name "Showtime!" sounds more like the title screen than a level to me, though, rather than a level.

In light of that, I'd like to hear from you what your thought process was when you made this. If you provide the information not only would it help me understand better where you are coming from, but I can judge by how effective I thought your presentation was, rather than having to rely on my own taste. Also, it could affect the accuracy of my rating.

More info about how I review music here: https://codefreq.newgrounds.com/news/post/1089806

Credits & Info


4.61 / 5.00

Jul 27, 2020
2:14 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
2 MB
2 min 14 sec
  • Reaper
  • ymVST
  • Reface DX

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.