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  • 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
    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.
    The pest control people are currently checking up on the house right now, and one of them looks like John Mulaney. The other one looks like Kenny from South Park.
    Recently I found an extremely well-performed harpsichord cover of a music piece from Shovel Knight, and this got me thinking: have you ever considered using the harpsichord in one of your pieces? I know quite some game songs that would be really cool to use this instrument for as part of its soundfont.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Actually you would call that instrumentation. The reason why they're called soundfonts is because much like regular fonts, they're different versions of the same things. And yeah, I have used harpsichord before, but outside of this song I've not used it for anything in a long while.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Ah, yes. I remember that song.

    Anyway, here are some suggestions of VGM that could do great in harpsichord:

    Kirby: Castle Lololo
    Kirby: King Dedede’s theme
    DK: Toxic Tower
    DK: Snakey chanty
    NSMB Wii: Athletic theme
    Shantae: Burning Town
    Super Mario 64: Inside the castle walls

    There are without doubt many more, but this is all I can come up with for now.
    tahutoa
    It is genuinely baffling how MIDI makers will get notes in the goddamn lyrics section wrong when that's the part everyone and their fucking mother knows. Just now, I heard an example of this in a demo mp3 for a MIDI published by the number one paid subscription MIDI service. How did they not get fired???
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    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Related: people who insert their own "artistic liberties" into their sequence that claims to be a song "recreated in MIDI" need to be fined. Like, that's false advertising, and second of all the artistic liberties you took (most likely) sound like shit, (so most likely) fuck you
    it's so weird to think that i've been using this same pseudonym for over half my life now
    i literally have to be reminded that toa tahu is who i am named for it's become so instinctual.
    Considering that it plays in real time, following a MIDI sequence; how in the HELL does The Moon's Lamppost actually work?
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