#1 Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:35 am Post subject: FamiTracker
Soo its been awhile since I've made a music track.
What I've been doing lately is messing with a program called FamiTracker. If the name wasn't a big enough indicator it is a music synthesizing program designed around the original NES. Or in layman's terms, it can make actual NES chipset music.
It's genuine NES music too, none of that cheap GSXCC garbage you often find on YouTube masquerading as legit 8bit music.
Anyway, I've been busy the past few days making Nes covers of several of my favorite Bman music. Once I've got something to show, I'll post it here as a MP3 and as a Nes sound file for those who like to use Winamp.
I tried getting into Famitracker a few years ago because I wanted to write a song for my youtube show. I wrote a very small piece but ultimately I found it very difficult. The skills involved with music and art is way over my head and I just don't comprehend it well.
Your track sounds good Blue! It'd be neat to see some Bomberman-centric tracks but I'm willing to listen to whatever you put out.
Yeah, I couldn't figure out how to do the Arpeggio / trio notes right for the last part so I just used the more prominent beats to substitute them until I can figure out a proper solution. I may have to redo the entire track to allow for more beats per measure, which would let me get in those Arpeggio notes.
Also thanks for pointing out that the second song was using the same link. That's been fixed. And I've added additional songs to the post, as I just remembered I finished them a while back. As well as made an update to "Bman 93 - Area C - "Planet Inferno" "
Wow, the new Planet Inferno track is a huge improvement!
Thrashin' Tundra is pretty good. I think maybe the beepy instrument should be lowered in volume some, but that's just my opinion.
The password theme is great! There's a quality about the overall sound of it that I can't describe very well, but it gives the song almost a radio-like effect that is really pleasing for some reason. Also, I love how effectively you capture those twangy koto-esque sounds.
Thanks for commenting on this. I always appreciate feedback on my works. I'm glad you loved the new Planet Inferno, it has always been a favorite and I wanted to be faithful to the original.
Unfortunately, because the beeps from Thrashin' Tundra are on the Triangle channel, I cannot adjust its volume due to the NES's hardware limitations. It may be just that I might have to remove those notes from that channel entirely. I'll look it over. I could try to add in its place some of the other beats from the source BGM if I did.
And by the koto you are referring to like the instrument I use for the bass right at the beginning of Thrashin' Tundra? If so that's the result of me utilizing the FDS's extra music channel. It took me a while to figure it out and after some experimentation I came up with that. Maybe one day I'll share it on the Famitracker site. lol
After reading the radio comment, I just noticed that I had the sample rate set at 22k hertz (which is around radio quality). It sounds much clearer now that I've set it to 44k (which is around CD quality)
#16 Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:55 am Post subject: Re: FamiTracker
I've made an update to Thrashin' Tundra removing the beeps entirely. As I'm in the middle of doing art commissions I can't update the source link just yet so I've uploaded to one of my artsites for the time being.