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Gradius 2: Take Care! Cover/Remix [Genesis]
« on: October 18, 2013, 05:21:22 pm »
Hey all.

I'm very new to music creation in general; much newer still to the Deflemask scene. I recently decided to test my skills/get acclimated to the Deflemask interface by creating a cover (or perhaps it can be considered a remix? arrangement, perhaps?) of a boss theme to one of my favorite shmups: Gradius 2.

It was challenging to create instruments in the Genesis tracker that worked, but overall I'm rather pleased with the results (which kind of marks a first in my forage into music composition).

Feel free to check out the DMF file; constructive criticism is welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 11:19:08 pm »
All instruments are custom made?, very nice sound and instruments setup. Good job.

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 02:18:09 am »
Everything except the bell instrument is custom. Thanks for the feedback, and as always, thanks for making such a wonderful tracker.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 05:38:38 am »
I really like the bass sound you've got on the FM1 channel. Not so sure the bell suits the track, but I like it otherwise. :)

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Gradius 2: Take Care! Cover/Remix [Genesis]
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 07:29:01 am »
Version 2. This has some tweaks, added channels, and, most importantly, stereo panning.

As for the bell instrument, I was especially inspired to use that, mostly because of Manabu Namiki's work in Contra Rebirth, which makes good use of classic FM bell-like instruments.

Enjoy.

« Last Edit: October 19, 2013, 07:44:43 am by efs »

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 09:56:54 am »
Making your own FM instrumentation is really a hard task. I'm very impressed you have obtained this good setup. Did you get this knowledge from tutorials or only by ear?

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 10:01:14 am »
Just by ear, years of listening to FM synth, and pure perseverance.