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Ochre Skies

By Mission Crossing on September 13, 2020 4:43 am

First time messing around with the M8! Gotta say, this thing packs a lot of punch in a very small package. This track was recorded straight off of M8 using the USB audio feature; no external processing was used (apologies in advance for the terrible mix big_smile).

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September 14, 2020 12:14 am

A new age of chiptune has arrived. And the future needs a bit of mixing.

September 14, 2020 12:20 am

Nice, that's somewhere between synthwave and chiptune. All of this is from the M8? It sounds like it does have a nice sound package!

September 14, 2020 12:26 am

Not familiar with the M8, but looking at the link it seems interesting and I can hear from this that it makes some cool sounds.

September 14, 2020 12:31 am

Reminds me of the kind of rhythmic playfulness you find in the soundtracks for Katamari games. I like it a lot!

September 14, 2020 12:49 am

Love it when that percussion track comes in. Really nice work.

September 14, 2020 2:58 am

So nice sounds on this and the bass gives a warm feeling. Your gif is a perfect match with the sound. Good work!

September 14, 2020 7:32 am

September 14, 2020 5:21 pm

Very nice track. It works pretty good, I wouldn't say that the mix is that off... Nothing sounded off place to me.

September 16, 2020 3:10 am


September 16, 2020 4:48 am

So good. These things have popped up a bunch since seeing folks talkin' about it on the discord. A few people I follow on Instagram got their hands on one. I've always wanted to learn to use a tracker but just... cbf. This is a great track m8 (orthentic 'strayan here).

Any tips/resources on tracker lrnin?

September 16, 2020 5:31 am
fc wrote:

So good. These things have popped up a bunch since seeing folks talkin' about it on the discord. A few people I follow on Instagram got their hands on one. I've always wanted to learn to use a tracker but just... cbf. This is a great track m8 (orthentic 'strayan here).

Any tips/resources on tracker lrnin?

Yeah! I’d start out with something that has good documentation like MilkyTracker or OpenMPT (if you want to go old skool) or Renoise (modern). Then hunt for some samples (the ST-XX sample pack is a classic) and get to tracking! Also, cracking open an existing tracker song is a great way to learn tracking techniques.

Have fun and hit me up on the WB or M8 Discord if you have questions smile

September 19, 2020 11:02 am

Very nice! A bit like new age and warp sound had a baby. Very soothing and still quite powerful... great!

September 19, 2020 11:44 pm

this is amazing - I want to learn trackers so I can get an M8.  What is the easiest tracker with the best tutorials for a total dum dum like meself?

great sounds!

September 20, 2020 4:19 am
orangedrink wrote:

this is amazing - I want to learn trackers so I can get an M8.  What is the easiest tracker with the best tutorials for a total dum dum like meself?

great sounds!

Thanks!! Check out my reply to fc above; I listed some trackers with good docs. M8 is most like LSDJ though, so I’d suggest getting a gameboy and LSDJ cart if you want to learn something very similar.

September 20, 2020 6:49 am
Mission Crossing wrote:
orangedrink wrote:

this is amazing - I want to learn trackers so I can get an M8.  What is the easiest tracker with the best tutorials for a total dum dum like meself?

great sounds!

whoops, I read your reply but I was just wondering if you would pick one out of those for the total noob.  I have LSDJ and it's tough, but maybe I need to spend more time watching/reading tutorials.  ty

Thanks!! Check out my reply to fc above; I listed some trackers with good docs. M8 is most like LSDJ though, so I’d suggest getting a gameboy and LSDJ cart if you want to learn something very similar.


September 20, 2020 8:33 pm

What a lovely melancholic yet hopeful song! I like it being 'rough around the edges' mixing wise, but also the blend of retro computer drum sounds, modern bass and synth. The part around 1:30 -> 1:50 is fantastic and I really like the melody! Very well done for your first M8 production! Chapeau!

September 27, 2020 3:44 am

Goddamn, the oscillators on this thing as fat as hell.  Very intense.

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