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Ningyo no Shiro

By Gab Manette on March 22, 2020 8:23 pm

人魚の城 (Mermaid Castle)


This awesome illustration came up in google search: Flux, by Martin Hsu.

NES style, two pulse waves and a triangle wave. Instead of using a noise channel and DPCM, I decided to go with the Casio MT-68 for the drums (thank you laguna for reminding me of these awesome hi-hats)!

I was playing around, creating little melody bits using this setup and after a while it sounded like an adventure theme, which made me think a bit of a Gradius-like game, but with a mermaid instead of a spaceship.

Hope everyone is healthy and safe, have a wonderful week!

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March 23, 2020 12:17 am

First!
Super bon!

March 23, 2020 12:32 am

The drums are great! They have that 909 sound but more rounded and chill. Composition on point as usual. Have a good week too, hope isolation isn't too bad /

March 23, 2020 1:22 am

Very cool again.

March 23, 2020 1:35 am

The drums give it some extra oomph for sure.  Sounds like an epic mermaid adventure.

March 23, 2020 1:39 am

I'm really glad you found those drums useful!!! I used them also on this week's track, in a whole different context. They're really useful, though not as ubiquous as Roland TR beats smile

The melody is lovely, so the illustration. It reminded me of the best MSX games, like Penguin Adventure.

I'm sure you will be amazing on the AY-3-8910 soundchip (avaliable via Deflemask!)

   

March 23, 2020 2:41 am

Awesome man, the main melody is so catchy, I love it. The little bits of polyphony in it are so goddamn satisfying for some reason.  Its such a simple but luscious synth sound.   

March 23, 2020 11:57 am

Very triumphant sounding!  Much celebration.  I like the almost double kick pattern section later in the track too!

March 23, 2020 1:22 pm

Ohhh yeah those drums!!!  Beautiful melodies too!  Nice work, Gab.  Definitely a triumphant track.

March 23, 2020 4:03 pm

Sweet arrangement man! Love those hihats big_smile

March 24, 2020 2:48 pm

Gab, Ive listened to this track at least 10x! There are so many moments throughout this track that are so nostalgic. Can't tell if Im training in Mike Tysons Punch Out, I've just earned my 8th badge in Pokemon Red, or beat Zelda. There's a lot of chip tune on this site. You sir, are in the lead by far. I would love to experiment with that NES sound.

March 25, 2020 1:05 am

That's nice. The sounds are on point, the mix balance is so good and it just takes me back to playing NES/SNES. Just awesome.

March 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Procyon Lotor wrote:

First!
Super bon!

heart heart heart

hieme wrote:

The drums are great! They have that 909 sound but more rounded and chill. Composition on point as usual. Have a good week too, hope isolation isn't too bad /

Thank you! Isolation is definitely getting me down but I'm counting my lucky stars because I can still work! Hope you are doing ok as well?

djippy wrote:

Very cool again.

Marci! heart

CosmicCairns wrote:

The drums give it some extra oomph for sure.  Sounds like an epic mermaid adventure.

Epic! Aah, thank you! wink

laguna wrote:

I'm really glad you found those drums useful!!! I used them also on this week's track, in a whole different context. They're really useful, though not as ubiquous as Roland TR beats smile

The melody is lovely, so the illustration. It reminded me of the best MSX games, like Penguin Adventure.

I'm sure you will be amazing on the AY-3-8910 soundchip (avaliable via Deflemask!)

Thanks again for telling me about those awesome drums! Penguin Adventure is one of the first video games I have ever played! Did you know it is the first game Hideo Kojima worked on? I'm gonna have to check out the AY-3-8910 sometime smile

Chrisfoo wrote:

Awesome man, the main melody is so catchy, I love it. The little bits of polyphony in it are so goddamn satisfying for some reason.  Its such a simple but luscious synth sound.

Thank you! There's something about the pulse/pulse/triangle combo of NES that just works really well! Bonus is that it is very simple to replicate smile

rdomain wrote:

Very triumphant sounding!  Much celebration.  I like the almost double kick pattern section later in the track too!

Hehehe thank you! I wanted to get a bit more energy from the drums for that part, I'm happy you liked it!

coreytrev0r wrote:

Ohhh yeah those drums!!!  Beautiful melodies too!  Nice work, Gab.  Definitely a triumphant track.

Many thanks! heart

Mission Crossing wrote:

Sweet arrangement man! Love those hihats big_smile

Thank you! Yeah those hi hats sold me on using that drumkit actually!

Saucey-dough wrote:

Gab, Ive listened to this track at least 10x! There are so many moments throughout this track that are so nostalgic. Can't tell if Im training in Mike Tysons Punch Out, I've just earned my 8th badge in Pokemon Red, or beat Zelda. There's a lot of chip tune on this site. You sir, are in the lead by far. I would love to experiment with that NES sound.

Wow wow wow! heart Thank you very much! I think there are people on here doing chiptune that are running circles around me to be honest, but I appreciate the compliment! If you want to try out the NES sound, there's a free VST here that will let you do just that! Limit yourself to 2 square/pulse and 1 triangle wave playing at a time and you'll effectively have something close to the real limitations: https://www.mattmontag.com/projects-page/nintendo-vst

Kedbreak136 wrote:

That's nice. The sounds are on point, the mix balance is so good and it just takes me back to playing NES/SNES. Just awesome.

Thank you! ^_^

March 25, 2020 7:40 pm

Hell yea. Thanks for the advice! I'm looking into it now. I'm sure I'll venture into that arena at some point this year! I look forward to continuing to jam your tunes!

March 25, 2020 8:52 pm

This jam makes me wanna gear up and embark on an adventure. Great vibes man

March 26, 2020 12:49 pm

When the track started, I knew it was going to take me on a ride. Great composition.

March 26, 2020 4:55 pm

Delightful

March 26, 2020 6:40 pm

March 27, 2020 12:37 am

Never lose your passion for woodblocks..

March 27, 2020 5:09 pm

Amazing piece, plenty of application really.

March 28, 2020 5:50 pm

Wow totally different sound Gab, would not recognize this as your music! This has a strong video game feel, like the soundtrack to an adventure game.  The drums are super tasty!  You stumped me this time, I would not have recognized them as Casio.  I fell like I must dive deeper into Casio samples.  Fun!!

March 28, 2020 6:32 pm

very suprising track from you soundwise, but the melodic hallmarks are all there, Very cool! The double melody line is very sublime... thanks!

March 29, 2020 2:57 pm

This is so good, it's inspired me to fire up some NES games today! Love it

March 30, 2020 2:33 am
Gab Manette wrote:

hieme wrote:

The drums are great! They have that 909 sound but more rounded and chill. Composition on point as usual. Have a good week too, hope isolation isn't too bad /

Thank you! Isolation is definitely getting me down but I'm counting my lucky stars because I can still work! Hope you are doing ok as well?

Yeee I'm doing great, living a very comfortable life of gardening, music and reading. It's been sunny and peaceful and I'm overall grand. Not sure how long I can stay like this but sure look, we'll see.

April 3, 2020 2:48 pm

Gotta love that 8bit feel!  So many cool melodies going throughout as well.  The MT68 added a nice touch.  I almost thought someone started up a Mega Man 2 game on computer lol.  Nice work!

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