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Last post Sat, Jan 09 2016 by JimmyHellfire, 3 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Jan 03 2016 18:14
by Fiver
Joined on Mon, Sep 09 2013, Posts 49

Here's a chiptune rearrangement I recently wrapped up; I'm happy to say that the good ol' VSL winds actually fooled a few listeners into thinking I'd done live recording.



I'll be polishing this up soon, so any advice from people on how to get a better sound would be much appreciated!

Visit me at www.WittyNotes.com!
Posted on Fri, Jan 08 2016 09:30
by YacobW
Joined on Sun, Aug 14 2011, London, Posts 49

Your hyperlink doesn't take people to the track. I had to copy-and-paste the text into my browser to get the there.

Your music: I'd suggest making it fuller. Get more instruments in there doubling the instruments you already have. As this is for something set in space I wanted the track to sound more mysterious, distant, beautiful and exciting. If I were you I'd definutely get some strings in there.

For the record, I'm not familar with the original game or its music so maybe I'm a little off in my criticism.

Best Wishes


Posted on Sat, Jan 09 2016 21:52
by JimmyHellfire
Joined on Tue, Dec 24 2013, Posts 335

Yes, something's wrong with the link, had to copy-paste it as well.

Now that was strange. I can't really remember playing this game as a kid. But I instantly, vividly remembered that sweet music the moment I played your track. How pleasantly nostalgic.

I think the track could use more reverb, more lushness.  And I would have expected that kind of  sheen that high strings are able to provide, perhaps from 0:35 on, but at the latest at 0:49.

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