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Stretch of All Imagination (NES, PAL)

By cTrix on April 3, 2016 3:49 pm

Bring on the original NES!  Prog style.  This is plain 2A03 (or 2A07) with no expansion.  So 2 pulse channels, 1 noise channel, the "triangle" channel, and DPCM channel.  Came across lots of technical issues but we'll save those for another day.
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This is exported straight out of Famitracker and I've just high pass filtered the noise / PU so they don't make as much low rumble on a sub, maybe a touch of 'verb on the pulse, otherwise it's stock as it would sound on a NES.
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The DPCM usage in the first half is extensive (understatement).  The hammond / french horn stuff is all from the Korg Triton.  DPCM suuuucks - most horrid digital channel I've ever heard on any console.  I'm about 60% of the limitation of the memory of what you can do with an NSF (currently).  The second half of the track currently doesn't have any samples in it.  But I kinda like it dry too so I might leave it that way ;-)
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NSF for playing on the real hardware via PowerPak / Everdrive (or similar) - https://we.tl/2DegAFHTFb

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April 4, 2016 1:12 am

Yo dude, Loved hearing the makings of this track whist were were in the Studio!

PROGNES smile -- sweet work on the sample conversions too! (Custom software to crunch into DPCM right?!!)
OH! You added way more sections since I heard it too! hahahah, WELL PROG'ED!

April 4, 2016 9:10 am

sounds great man smile haha i also tackled nes music last week big_smile but this sounds amazing

April 4, 2016 11:47 am

nice song! wink

April 4, 2016 2:00 pm

April 4, 2016 3:25 pm

big_smile big_smile big_smile Loooove it dude

April 5, 2016 2:35 pm

Awesome man!!!

April 8, 2016 6:10 pm

great track! looking forward to next week smile

April 10, 2016 2:31 pm

Thanks for feedback peeps.  Easily my best track this year IMHO. (certainly one I've spent most time on)  Struggling with this weeks.

April 11, 2016 6:45 pm
cTrix wrote:

Thanks for feedback peeps.  Easily my best track this year IMHO. (certainly one I've spent most time on)  Struggling with this weeks.

The amount of detail in this piece is incredible.  obvious you worked hard and long on it.  congrats!  i can see this incredible montage of every NES game I've ever played at the same time. This crazy game where you have to play one short level of every game.  And then the song switches, and you have to fight the amalgamation of EVERY NES BOSS.  favorited and downloaded! smile

April 16, 2016 6:46 pm

Every time I hear the opening chord progression my knees weaken and my heart sparkles.

All the harmonic and melodic variations throughout gives me goosebumps!

April 20, 2016 2:10 am

I can't believe how rich this sounds for NES, not to mention it's top-notch music regardless of the tech. i m p r e s s e d dude.

April 26, 2016 11:18 pm

jesus. new NES king right here

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