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  • 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?
    It's honestly really obnoxious how good of an investment having a "Door Closing" stick has been.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Continue, please. This sounds like it's gonna be fun to hear.
    i got a pair of studio headphones for Christmas, and Jesus Christ that's a lot of treble
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    Does it have lots of bass too? I'd rather have a lot of that in my headphones. Most headphones aren't doing very well on this.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    Apparently the sound spectrum I'm hearing through these phones is supposed to be how headphones sound optimally. Rather obnoxiously, this causes some samples I use to feel a bit tinny when I have them open in FL. But yeah, the bass is about as good as my previous pair of regular headphones. It's just that there's more treble than there used to be.
    tahutoa
    tahutoa
    I'm happy to report that I'm now more-or-less used to them now, so the sound spectrum feels normal again. so, now i just have a pair of good-ass headphones :0-)
    One thing that I find interesting about the human condition is; right now I'm currently listening to music, and it sounds loud to me, despite my volume only being at 32%. Meanwhile, I distinctly remember thinking to myself that '52% sounded too quiet' just this morning.
    Just a Wario Fan
    Just a Wario Fan
    That's because your hearing isn't always equally sensitive. This could be because your ears have to get some rest after they are exposed to sound, music for example, for an extended amount of time. Make sure you give your ears the rest they deserve, or else you might get hearing damage.
    the nexrt thing i saw, fat albert was on screen, but je looked too far realistic for NES.
    "hey hey hey, you're gonna die kid" i dident believe my ears, that was some crisp audio? not even bitcrushed at all! what was going on here???
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