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twisted registers (famitracker VRC6 121Hz)

By bryface on February 7, 2016 11:59 pm

thought i'd experiment with famitracker again - I think i finally managed to come up with something i'm really happy with; most other NES tunes i've made in the past were only "serviceable" at least from a sound design perspective.


prior to this i hardly ever used the DPCM channel, so this tune began mainly as an experiment to learn the wave import workflow.  i started with the modulated chord stabz - those were rendered via Charlatan VST running through reaper.  i spent most of the time tweaking the parameters to get a feel for which frequencies would most likely survive the DPCM conversion.


i was also hoping to make a hardware recording of this, as i fixed my famicom to provide a cleaner mic-less signal out of the TNS-HFC3 unit that i have.  what i didn't realize though was that the cart doesn't actually support custom NSF timer speeds.  darn!  hopefully next week i'll record something that doesn't cause the cart to die.

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February 8, 2016 12:20 am

Maaaaate.  Close to the deadline ;-)  Would love to hear this running a real NES cart!!  Sounds super tight big_smile

February 8, 2016 12:24 am
cTrix wrote:

Maaaaate.  Close to the deadline ;-)  Would love to hear this running a real NES cart!!  Sounds super tight big_smile

upload progress bar finished with 8 seconds to spare =P  i actually tried recording it using the TNS-HFC3 cart that Vanno gave me, but it slowed down and sputtered a few seconds in.   time to invest in a powerpak smile

February 8, 2016 1:16 am

Sounds great, especially that angry muffled chord and the spicy noise channel action.

February 8, 2016 8:07 am

Awesome vibe. The DPCM stuff sounds good to me.

February 8, 2016 5:16 pm

Cool groovin' vibe here, really like it!

February 9, 2016 12:10 am

twisted funk, i dig. awesome work man

February 9, 2016 1:03 am

This is what I'd imagine what SoR should sound like on nes.

February 10, 2016 1:51 am

cool tune!
Feel the battle of the theme.

February 11, 2016 1:19 am

Mmmm such tasty dissonance. I've strayed away from chip music lately, but this right here has me wishing there was a repeat button!

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