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  • Would any of you mind signing this petition to get Pac-Man World's released in its original studio quality?
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just did. But I don't know if it will have any impact; people tend to overestimate petitions, especially online ones. But if it makes you happy, you should definitely give it a try.
    Wait, it was your birthday 2 days ago? Damn, sorry for not wishing you happy birthday. Guess I'll wish you a late happy birthday now instead.
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    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    it's fine, homie. better a couple days late than several weeks late than never, I always say
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Well, please accept my "happy birthday" as well then. I've been quite absent the last week because of personal issues, so better late than never!
    So today I by coincidence found out there's a 96% chance that Super Smash Flash 2 used one of my MIDIs as the base for one of its arrangements.
    The accompaniment featured some of those same notes that when I originally put them down I was only half-sure I was hearing, and others which I was almost definitely imagining were actually part of the song (this was November of '17, though, I'd only been doing it for half a year at that time), and the first loop's drums were even relatively barren the same way. This was mostly because the drums in Ghostly Garden are fucking implausible to distinguish, especially the cymbals, but back then it was even worse for me because I had less experience. It took me six whole days to finish that MIDI the first time.

    Still, it's so fucking weird and meta to know that, assuming I'm right after all, I am in some small way a part of a flash game that I used to play when I was like 10.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    When you find your own material in a Flash game, and realise how good your music was:

    It's Pizza Time
    It's Pizza Time
    Super Smash Flash 2 was awesome. Until I got Brawl.
    Here's a question for people: do you prefer the older Wario voice (Mario Golf 64, WL4, World, & the first few WW's), or the newer, deeper one (WL:SI, Smash Bros. Brawl, WW Gold, etc.)?
    Obviously the main reason we got the latter to begin with was because of some voice direction or editing or something (SI and Brawl), but these days it's probably because Charles Martinet is positively ancient and his vocal cords are bassier & a bit more ragged now (Gold), so I doubt we'll see anything that matches up with the late 90's Wario voice until we inevitably see a new guy in another, like, 20-30 years.
    At any rate, though, which of Wario's sultry dulcet tones do you prefer?
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    @Just a Wario Fan braa that's 'cause of the compression

    Wario World & Wario Land 4/WarioWare inc.'s portrayals will always be my subconscious's benchmarks for Console & handheld Wario voices, if I'm honest, but wwWario Golf-a 64 is probably my favorite performance overall, and it has a lot to do with the palpable energy you can feel from it-- it's Voice 1 at its absolute best, which makes me wish there were more voice lines from it. (some of the voice lines in there actually get reused in Wario World, funnily enough)
    From Voice 2, I think Shake It's is my favorite, and a good amount of that has to do with the Stage Start "wwwWAAAAAA HAA HAHA HAAAAARRIOOOOoooo", which fucking sounds-resource seems to have CHEATED ME OUT OF when I downloaded the WL:SI voice lines--
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    The compression makes Wario sound even better then.
    Boppity BopPop
    Boppity BopPop
    I really like both but I like the energy you can feel from the earlier voices just like what you said. It makes him sound crazy, in a good way, and energetic. Best shown in WL4 and World. On the other hand, the deeper voice really just does something to me especially in Shake it!
    The teacher in my Sampling and Audio Production class sounds suspiciously like the guy from the N.A. Wario Land 3 commercial...
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    oh come on, cut me some slack, the media embed's title goes on too long to include the "Dutch" part,
    i was ignoring the narroter b(cuze fuck that guy XD)

    and "ik ben de meester" sounds just like "ich bin der meister" with a thick-ass walleo-ass accent put on it
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Believe it or not, but that exact same voice could still be heard in toy and video game commercials until a few years ago.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    well i can see why, it's got the wario vibe to it
    Do you still use MIDI for making covers / original compositions? Because as of lately, I haven't seen you giving information about what tools you use as much as you used to do.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Yep.

    Regarding what tools I use, as of late I've started using Reason 10 more. For example, that's what I used to make the Monsoon Jungle and Arabian Nights Mario Makerrangements. I've actually gotten over my hatred of pretty much everything I once complained about (as I actually predicted back then, which you may recall)-- even that you sometimes need to make connections with literal digital wires, and I found that concept repugnant when I started. ...I still don't like Reason 10's sequencer, though. It's still pretty awful.
    For one thing, I hate that Ctrl+scroll zooms in vertically instead of horizontally, that's just bullshit. the thing doesn't treat the "End of Song" point as a cue to stop moving the time bar forward. One time I looked at the timer and it was logged at something like "644.2.2.464" or some shit, even though the big "E" marker was set at 58.0.0.0.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Ah, I see. I really thought you stopped using MIDI for some reason. Your new covers of Monsoon Jungle and Arabian Night are really good.

    need to make connections with literal digital wires
    If you thought you had it bad, imagine how it must've been back in the 60's and 70's, when synthesizers were still largely analogue, and looked more like the
    ENIAC than an actual musical instrument.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    well, i don't dislike it anymore, my retardation just makes me very apprehensive towards anything unfamiliar to me. i'm perfectly fine with it now, and i suspect that if you plunked me down in 1968, and I for some reason had access to Adderall still, I probably would've eventually figured out how to use one. To some extent I probably could work out how to use one of them in the present day... though I imagine working with the actual wires would be a pain in the ass unless the Bypass setting for the effects' power switches is based in reality. ...Ironically, I probably have Reason 10 to thank for that, because its Mixer panel looks a good amount like those giant tables of knobs you see in The Studio.
    Update on the Twisted's Shared Samples thing: I just discovered that Patch 22 of Bank 37 is a hi-passed Ocarina of Time clarinet

    edit: also helpful, Patch 22 of Bank 26 is some kind of twinkly, fairy pad sound, like the level teleports in Crash Bandicoot. oh, and Bank 13's Patch 22 sounds kind of like a certain Wario Land 1 sound. It's not, but it does sound like it.
    okay gang, favorite Kirby stage theme (specifically the ones that are in multiple games, and most likely Super Star is one of them)
    TB100
    TB100
    I'm gonna agree to Butter Building, it's a memorable Kirby track that suits a ton of situations. another favorite from Adventure is Ice Cream Island, such a catchy and relaxing piece, especially the Epic Yarn version.

    Another favorite classic Kirby song IMO is Castle Lololo.
    and the soundtracks of Dreamland 3 and Kirby 64 in general are some of my favorite soundtracks in the series.

    And Sky Tower is easily my favorite modern Kirby tune. It's a such a catchy, triumphant and beautiful tune
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Ice Cream Island and Castle Lololo are among my favourites from the old Kirby games as well. Ice Cream Island is very upbeat and gives me instant vacation feels, with a bit of tension in the middle part, whereas Castle Lololo has a strange feeling to it that I can't quite describe. However, the game manual describes the castle as being 'gloomy', and I think that feeling comes closest to what I feel to it.


    And I shouldn't forget about these two:


    Another somewhat dark and gloomy theme, the best one in the game, I think.


    Very relaxing, really captures the serenity of a beautiful winter forest.
    TB100
    TB100
    Dark Clouds is really good too, in fact, Mass Attack's soundtrack in general is so fucking good and it deserves more love, In fact, since this is about favorite Kirby themes, I have to bring mention to Meadow Breeze as it's possibly one of my favorite Kirby overworld themes, it's just pure joy in musical form.
    So, apparently WarioWare: Mega Party Game$ omits a bunch of Wario's vocal samples as heard in WL4-- which is understandable, given how the ones removed were all clips that are technically extraneous (when you work with WL4 for as long as I have, you learn these things). However, what I don't understand is why, after already taking out the "Good" vocal sample, they left in the one where he says "Luck!" The only thing I can think of is human error, or perhaps they planned on doing some vocal splicing with that and the "Hee!" to form "lucky", but unlike with WL4, which has compression lossy working for it, this sort of thing would be much more noticeable, so it's not too likely. Thoughts?
    TIL that A Minor is all the white keys starting from A.
    The fact that C Major is literally all those exact notes just in a different order is fuckin' crazy.
    Why again do you always put your name in lowercase?
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I suppose it's mostly for the uniformity of how it looks. Gives an extra bit of solidarity to how it looks which gets lost when you capitalize one or both T's. As you maybe can imagine, writing it out as TAHUTOA also bothers me less than writing it as Tahutoa or TahuToa for this same reason.

    Perhaps it's related to how "a e s t h e t i c ." videos on YouTube's titles are always written out like how I just demonstrated, where to write it otherwise would make you feel like something was missing. Rather ironically, though, in the case of said example(s) I wouldn't actually care that much.
    Apparently, not only does Twisted feature sounds also heard in Mother 3 and Metroid: Zero Mission, but as I just discovered, it has at least two of the samples from Mario Party 2, albeit in compressed form. Namely, it contains the recorder, the brass hit (most recognized from "Duel!"). I believe there's a third sample as well, the seldom noticed Brass Ensemble, but I can't claim to know the sample well enough to recognize it with enough surety.
    There may be more then this, but I haven't come across them as of yet.
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    CM30
    CM30
    Wait, really? That's kinda interesting. You should probably post about it with recordings of the samples to compare.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I have some recordings of the Twisted samples that I took with Bandicam last week. If you add .mp4's to the list of Custom Files for attaching stuff I could put them in a thread, or a similar preexisting thread.

    Also, speaking of samples, that guy saladplainzone has all of the MIDIs from WarioWare, inc., which she somehow managed to convert from .gbs or whatever into actual .mid's (the proof of this being the MIDIs for 9 of the songs). I occasionally would remind her to post them on here as a resource, since they're technically an entire mini-archive of important documents, but she kept forgetting so I eventually stopped trying. If you contacted her on Discord maybe she would finally remember to go through with it, or at the very least make a tutorial on how she did it herself.
    Is there a name for that heavy, buzzy sound that is used as the bass channel in many NES games? From a video about how NES music works, I know it as the triangle wave. Yet, when I produce a pure triangle wave at a low frequency on a tone generator, it doesn’t sound like an NES bass at all. Do you know more?
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    It's possible that the song(s) you're talking about have a 12.5% pulse as their bassline, rather than a triangle. Triangle waves are always smooth like that.
    does anyone know where i can find samples of the individual syllables for Drifting Away
    i'll settle for the uncompressed versions (a la Mega Party Games), but if you know where i can get the ones from in-game, puhLEAAZE tell meh
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    In that rope-jumping minigame in WW:MM you can select the Drifting Away song to play, and it plays by one short bit at a time. Maybe this would be helpful? :shokorashrug:
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Maybe. I don't know for sure. Maybe I could put it into that one AI thing that separates vocals from instruments
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Well, gang, my main theory I'd had proved correct: I was able to locate the versions of them from Mega Party Game$ and make them sound like the Mega Microgames versions.
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