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Offline mihaelkyeah

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So I've been binge listening to this soundtrack, both the YM2151 version and the YM2612 adaptation, and I surprisingly ended up liking the Mega Drive one better. However, I do feel the drums aren't very friendly for the average listener... I decided to make a version mixing elements from the arcade soundtrack (mostly in the drum arrangements), using sampled drums, and taking a few liberties with the channel layout and the volumes.

For whatever reason, nor VGMJUICE nor VGM2TFI could rip the timpani instrument properly, so I tried my best to imitate it.

I hope you like it. c:

UPDATES: The patterns have been fixed and so has been the note delay I had set for the tuplets. The drum volumes have been balanced a bit more – the snare was too loud in comparison with the rest.
PSG HiHat patterns have been fixed.
I tried importing the YM2151 timpani preset into a YM2612 instrument (minus a DT2 parameter) and I couldn't make it sound any better; the best I could do was pretty much the same result as the earlier timpani preset I had tried to tweak before.
This should be the final release of this cover.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 06:17:30 pm by kyusawamura »

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[Mega Drive] Altered Beast: Rise from your Grave (cover/remake/arrangement)
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 03:47:50 am »
VERY nice! This song NEEDED those drums! Heck, I personally think they're better than the arcade drums as well! (I realize this goes without saying)  :-[
Music truly is without age.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 03:52:23 am »
I think I got them from the FM Drive sample pack that included the YM2608 drum samples.
Bass drum: European Club Soccer
Snare: Golden Axe II
Toms: Mortal Kombat I

I'm happy you liked it. :)
« Last Edit: November 20, 2015, 03:56:58 am by kyusawamura »

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 11:51:43 am »
Very good quality drums here! Also, that snare sounds a lot similar to Sonic ones.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 01:53:55 pm »
Thank you. :) Well, originally it's a little lower in pitch but I rose it for it to be a bit brighter and still keep (to an extent) that tight feel the FM drums had in the original.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 06:39:05 pm »
Updated. Now it should be fine.

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 10:04:43 pm »
Very nice song ^^
It really reminds me of a Castlevania clone game I've played on PC a long time ago, The Soul of Dracula... Ever heard of it? Well this song sounds just like that game!
(And yeah I did play Altered Beast but only one time and very briefly, and I didn't pay attention to the music)

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 12:07:18 am »
Thank you. I'm happy you liked it. ^.^
Also, I might check that game out. :o Maybe it did have this music in it!

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 02:42:30 am »
Well it didn't have this exact song in it, but the instrumentation is identical and the style of composition is similar...