Wow this sounds good! It reminds me of those NES action-adventure RPG's title screen or story music."Hello!
It's been a while since my last published MaxYMiser composition. At the end of last school year, I suppose in May, I started work on a new tune. I stopped at a tough spot, though, and when I tried to resume work some days later, I didn't really feel it. Then, I thought I'd have plenty of time in summer to pick it back up, so I didn't feel the need to do it any time soon. ... and I didn't compose all summer. Oops.
In October, I was chatting online with a new friend of mine, Ruth. At some point I told her I wanted to do some composing again soon.
A day or two later, I tried to pick up my old composition again, but once again, I failed to continue it. So I decided to start fresh! I started out on piano, and then put what I made up into MaxYMiser. I worked on it for a day or two, and then I was too busy again. I think I have worked on the bulk of the composition across 4-6 days total. As usual, I did the YM channels first, and added the drum samples later. While working on the drums, I made a mistake and lost a pattern's worth of music. I turned out to have made a back-up a while ago, and part of what I lost was in there. The rest I had to redo, but at that point I had heard the tune so often that I didn't have too much trouble with that, and in the end it only cost 20 minutes or so.
I finished the tune on Sunday the 17th. I still needed to make a drawing for it, though, and I'd have to wait for that, as the Atari is at my parental home. When I got back there, it took me a few days before I had time to actually do the drawing. In the meantime, I did make quite some little adjustments to various things, improving the overall tune. So I guess it's good I had to wait!
Because I started making this tune because of a conversation with Ruth, I wanted to do something with that name. Ruth is a biblical figure, who, if I recall correctly, reaped on the fields of Boaz, under special conditions. In any case, I thought of the name 'Reaping Benefits'. It's a well-known phrase, and it fits. I am reaping the benefits of the study I'm currently doing, for example - the study I met Ruth at.
This also set the theme for the picture. I wanted to draw ears. However, after trying for the third time, I still hadn't come up with anything good. My mother needed me for something and I asked her to have a try... 20 minutes or so later, we had exactly what I wanted. So thanks to her for that! The rest of the picture is fairly simple. I _did_ at first manage to write the title wrong. xD Luckily it's got a simple background, so I could remove the title and try again.
Well, that's it for this description... it's quite long, isn't it? I can't really tell, as for some reason the box to write them in on YouTube is still really small... the upload page hasn't been uploaded in ages anyway. Dark mode doesn't even work here.
Anyway: be the first to answer the following question correctly to earn 7 CP (see http://folk.simpsite.nl/cp): In what book of the Old Testament is the story of Ruth told?"
Cool, thanks for the reply! I was planning to work a lot on my current tune these holidays, but I haven't spent too much time on it yet. :$ It's a tough one, as I'm having some technical problems and some compositional problems!I haven't heard everything that you posted yet but this is good shit! I usually go with Famitracker for 8-bit jargon but I like the sound that this Atari ST stuff has, I'd love to give it a try at some point