One thing really cool that I've discovered is that Bing Crosby-era songs, even when slowed to my usual 0.707x editing speed*, the sound quality doesn't suffer barely at all. The brass in this one song I'm listening to literally just sounds like the band decided to play it slower and in a different key.
*0.707x / -29.287% is the best speed for making MIDIs at, in my experience, because it balances speed and sound quality with hearing more stuff at once; same thing with 1.41x, since that's the same thing only it's an octave on the other side of the base sound clip, know what I mean?
I like that the sound of a piano is so distinct that I can turn this audio track to -13db and not hear the normally overpowering electric guitar anywhere near as much as I can nearly *every* piano note. effects, compression and all other additive/compromising circumstances aside, the thing is literally impossible to not recognize
Sice you seem to know a lot about game music, I have a question for you:
Do you know which sound or what sound settings are used in this track https://youtu.be/zBPTJI2shxs?list=PL65A509B85621C5BB between 0:19-0:22 and 0:26-0:30? And do you know of any other 8-bit tracks that use this particular timbre? I have never heard a more ear-pleasing sound coming from my GBC, and it seems to be fairly unique, as I've never heard anything close to it in other games.
So, today I discovered that if you put a Low-Pass filter on the Wildflower Reed preset and set the frequency to ~1192, it sounds like a bassoon or an oboe, one of the two.. or a clarinet, admittedly but that one's definitely a stretch.
Damn, I am feeling really torn on Touched's instruments, because some of them are fantastic (pretty much any stringed instrument, bassy-sounding organs, Wario's heavenly voice), while others are just flaming garbage (they thought *that* could ever replace the Hall of Hieroglyph organs??), and this is just while looking at the Sound Bank for the title screen.
Also, apparently there are a lot of DOPE synth sounds, though they kind of dangle WL4's cool-ass Deow Bass in front of you by having it only play on the keys where it sounds kinda terrible.
Oh okay apparently Masked Dedede is here as well.
Moving onto BANK_crygor_demo (cuz that's a damn fine midi), why would they include two separate instances if it's the same trumpet?
Currently going through the audio files for Touched with VGMTrans (going to attempt to make a soundfont... eventually... sigh...), and I must say, I really appreciate that the voice for Ashley, you know, actually sounds like a kid?? (Glares at Brawl)
Ay yo I just tried to leave a review on Robin's WW title recreation to tell her those preset recreations were pretty dope (except for the Deow Bass which was only *kinda* dope but that's excusable because I don't know if recreating such a concentration of distilled radical is even possible) BUT THE REVIEW DIDN'T POST ;_;
To this day it fills me with great pride that the impression I made upon joining WAA Forums I'd handled so well that it even had the Big Boys (Magma, 3WB, Good King CM30, etc.) collectively going like "who's *this* guy?" I'd never felt so welcome or so proud to be who I am, I think. Even if everybody on the forums tends to be about as active as I am, it's nice to know that everybody's on the same page. Very nice community here, and I like to think my year on the forum has had a positive effect on me. So, thank you all
Currently working on a new Wario World MIDI (a vital service to the world). Doing it by ear kind of sucks for some of these background instruments, though; need to remember to look for higher quality MP3.