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Edge of the Sky
  13th/277   Σ27.960   Apr 24th 2017 5:40pm
Ha! Got a Sega Arcade spring track in! This time I'm going for a sort of RPG inspired loop. I imagine riding atop a dragon, soaring so high that you reach the edge of the sky and break reality causing the world to flip and invert so that the edge of the sky merges with the bottom of the sea. When you look around you see birds bellow you and whales surprisingly above you in an enclosed canopy of ocean.

The hardest part about making this track for me was the sound balance on the Sega Arcade chip and making sure it doesn't clip, plus using a string sample in the PCM channels for melody. I had to use the 20xx command and kind of tune each note and keep listening to it in order to make sure it hit the right tones and sounded good with the other channels.

This was made using Deflemask 12.1 but it is the "preview" version. I don't know if there are any differences between that and the final version because I have yet to download it.

Some things I was able to do with this tracker that may not actually be possible on the real chip was use fine panning commands to control the volume of the PCM but the format here is Deflemask tracker so if the tracker allows it I'll use it :).

Anyway, I spent a bit more time on this than I thought I would even though it's only a few patterns it loops quite well and the sounds are decently balanced. I hope you guys enjoy, and thanks in advance for listening :D.
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Level 23 Chipist
post #83055 :: 2017.04.24 6:39pm
  Jredd and Quirby64 liēkd this
WTF someone finally used the 20xy effect in Deflemask! Those samples are fucking boss! This is a nice piece!
Level 23 Chipist
post #83056 :: 2017.04.24 6:49pm
  Jredd liēkd this
Whoa, this is more amiga/s3xmodit than anything. My flip Jredd, awesome song as always! \.o./
Level 23 Chipist
post #83057 :: 2017.04.24 6:56pm
  goluigi liēkd this
Thanks guys :D.
Level 23 Chipist
post #83069 :: 2017.04.24 10:08pm
  Quirby64, garvalf, Diagamblic and Jredd liēkd this
Excellent track, stellar work as always brother! This is like a spring time spiritual successor to your winter celtic track.
Level 18 Chipist
post #83072 :: 2017.04.25 12:22am :: edit 2017.04.25 4:42am
  Jredd liēkd this
Magnificent, though it's pretty short though :(

If BotB ever gets its own RPG game, you would be one of the coolest and chillest characters \[T]/

Also nice to see someone else using the stereo volume effects to control the PCM volume too! :)
Level 23 Chipist
post #83077 :: 2017.04.25 6:06am
  RazerBlue6 liēkd this
Thanks RazerBlue6, I agree that it is on the short side but manually tuning those PCM strings kind of made it a bit of a slog to track with so I lost a bit of steam there. If I can think of more to add I suppose I still have plenty of time to add something, but as I am still somewhat new to the YM2151 my guess is that time might be better spent on another category. We'll see what happens. Thanks for the kind words guys. I think my tunes will get longer the more comfortable I get with Deflemask over time :).
Level 18 Chipist
post #83080 :: 2017.04.25 7:30am
  Jredd liēkd this
I sure hope they'll get longer, your music always is a delight to my ears and brain haha
Level 11 Chipist
post #83110 :: 2017.04.26 4:05am
  Jredd liēkd this
This is well put together! I can empathize with you about the 20xx command. Did some tracks with sampled bass/strings and wasn't exactly short work.
Level 14 Chipist
post #84299 :: 2017.05.21 1:28pm
  RazerBlue6 hæitd this
  Jredd liēkd this
percussion is a bit grating but everything else is just wow

Level 21 Chipist
post #84342 :: 2017.05.21 2:27pm
  Jredd liēkd this
that's very very good!
Level 28 Chipist
post #84441 :: 2017.05.22 3:30am
  Jredd liēkd this
: )
Level 22 Mixist
post #84574 :: 2017.05.23 3:02pm
  MiDoRi and Jredd liēkd this
i can't wait to play the witcher 3 on my snes
Level 22 Chipist
post #84619 :: 2017.05.24 11:23am
  Jredd liēkd this
always love your celtic-inspired stuff
Level 19 Pixelist
post #84750 :: 2017.05.27 3:01pm
  Jredd liēkd this
Ordinate :D
Also sweet song!
Level 25 Mixist
post #84830 :: 2017.05.28 10:49pm
  Jredd liēkd this
This is a different style for you but it's pretty cool! The notes are spot on and the mix sounds great.
Level 16 Pixelist
post #85589 :: 2017.06.07 10:13am
  Jredd liēkd this
description blew my mind!
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post #86101 :: 2017.06.12 6:20am
  Jredd liēkd this
Level 23 Mixist
post #94087 :: 2018.01.07 1:25am
  Jredd liēkd this
Man, this is really good. I love the instrumentation!

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