Feeling Experimental with Music

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  1. VinsCool
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    Hiya!

    So I've been making chiptune music lately, mostly covers of many tunes, but never anything original due to the lack of inspiration.
    However, yesterday night, I had a lightning stroke of ideas, and pushed it further tonight.

    So here I share my current original PoKEY tune.

    https://instaud.io/2pJs


    Feel free to give me critics about it, I'm all for learning, and I'm still a beginner musician after all :P
     
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    I have absolutely no grasp on music theory, so I can't really offer much criticism there. However, I have this image in my head of a boss fight taking place in the middle of a computer, with elements of reality fizzling in and out of existence as you try to deal with this dark, almost shadow-like creature infecting everything in this virtual world. That's the kind of ambience I get from this song. It's cool. I really like it.
     
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    Thanks! I like how you had this in mind.

    I personally built this tune as a "lesser than good" attempt.
    So here's the story from my perspective: It's about trying, and never giving up, building up stronger, to the point where you maintain the momentum, and finally slowly fade out, after you invested all your energy in something you like, satisfied of your work.
    Midway in the tune, the efforts felt stagnant, making the tune to slowly fade out, almost as giving up, but a sudden surge of motivation pushed it even further, leading to the "solo" part, to eventually finish for real.

    Also, I don't even know music theory at all, it's all from what felt "right" there.
     
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    Music for a long moving train level. Or Something to do with construction.
     
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    What is your "instrument" of choice? I really like the sound.
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    Definitely has either a "boss fight" or "quick fire event" tone to it. :x
     
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    I used Raster Music Tracker to make it, which is using the Atari PoKEY soundchip to make the sound.

    You can compare to stuff made with LSDJ (Gameboy) and Famitracker (NES) in term of similarities and limitations.
     
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    That's super cool. What is your opinion of using something like an Atari ST for music?
     
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    It has a great midi interface, and is relatively available, which is great for musicians from that time period.
    Sound capabilities depend on what's inside, because the YM chip inside by itself sounds a bit more limited, even though it never stopped anyone to make some amazing stuff with it.

    This is some of the sick stuff someone can do using an Atari ST
     
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    So I finished it! Here's the final result.

     
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