Fearofdark
Level 24 Chipist
 
Atari Pokey x2
1st/6

 
solar power 
9th Σ5.866

 
naked power 
11th Σ5.684

 
cool breeze 
5th Σ5.897

 
face melt 
16th Σ5.645

 
burning pants 
4th Σ5.805

 
The day the sun exploded
 
  5th/231   Σ28.897   Aug 3rd 2013 2:21pm
 
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10774
 
Billions of years into the future. Humanity had no resources left to colonize other planets outside their solar system.

The sun was running out of hydrogen, and began expanding rapidly. Mercury and Venus were gone in moments. The earth vaporized, and was eventually engulfed. All of life was wiped out in an instant and not a trace was left.
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30655
Level 26 Renderist
post #30655 :: 2013.08.04 12:11pm :: edit 2013.08.04 12:11pm
  
  Beard, plrusek, Chip Champion, Interrobang Pie and Xemogasa hæitd this
  
  Jangler, raphaelgoulart and goluigi liēkd this
This arrangement is so lovely, it's sort of a shame to see it....being molested by the pokey chip. ;(

Also it's amazing how you got an actually decent stereo mix out of sapx2's awful stereo capabilities hehe. :P
 
 
30692
Level 22 Chipist
post #30692 :: 2013.08.04 9:26pm :: edit 2013.08.04 9:26pm
  
  Slimeball and Jangler hæitd this
I love the pokey chip and the way it makes songs sound, and oh my god, this is so well-done. Thank you for it, FearofDark, it does have a lovely arrangement, but I'll have to disagree with Slimeball on the pokey hate.

By the way, you should make a version of this with real instruments or something, I can imagine this song would sound really neat outside of a chip, excluding the arps which can be replaced with chords.

It's a bit short, though.
 
 
30720
Level 26 Renderist
post #30720 :: 2013.08.05 9:07am
  
  Xemogasa liēkd this
It's mainly the detuning on some notes! I wonder if you haeitrs think it actually sounds better with that detuning or didn't notice it. ;)
 
 
30751
Level 26 Chipist
post #30751 :: 2013.08.05 4:13pm :: edit 2013.08.05 4:13pm
  
  Flaminglog, cce and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
a little bit of detuning can be charming but this is more sour than is palatable to me

also don't you dare replace these arps with chords

also I already said this on soundcloud but the ending is lovely
 
 
30757
Level 22 Chipist
post #30757 :: 2013.08.05 6:48pm
  
  Jangler hæitd this
  
  TMM12 liēkd this
I enjoy detuning, and it's not a big issue in this song at all. Or maybe I just suck at hearing things correctly.
 
 
30762
Level 20 Chipist
post #30762 :: 2013.08.05 7:28pm
  
  Fearofdark, raphaelgoulart, Flaminglog, goluigi and Modus Ponens liēkd this
wow one in solar power because the sun is gone wooooooooooooow
 
 
30786
Level 24 Chipist
post #30786 :: 2013.08.06 8:28am
  
  Rainbow Dash liēkd this
@Slimeball + Jangler: I understand your point. The detuning problem (sadly the bane of working with this chip) is especially apparent towards the start during the thinner sections of the song.

This entry was admittedly a rush-job and looking back on it, I'd fill in the emptiness a little more towards the beginning with lil' details and things in order to make things more interesting and hopefully mask the detuning a bit. That being said, I've always felt the Pokey's detuning adds a certain "creepiness" that could be effective (evidently not here though, haha). I appreciate your criticisms :)
 
 
30799
Level 18 Chipist
MS
post #30799 :: 2013.08.06 5:59pm
  
  raphaelgoulart, Modus Ponens, TMM12 and Dimeback liēkd this
I have a folder where I place the "perfect" Botb songs, it contains just six songs by now. This song went into that folder.

I don't see the detuning as a problem. I see it as charming. Love it.
 
 
30800
Level 14 Chipist
post #30800 :: 2013.08.06 6:15pm
  
  MS, gyms, raphaelgoulart, goluigi and Modus Ponens liēkd this
we can all believe in MS's opinion as he is a criticist
 
 
30865
Level 24 Mixist
post #30865 :: 2013.08.08 8:18am
  
  Flaminglog, Fearofdark, mootbooxle, Xyz, goluigi, cce, Quirby64 and Jangler liēkd this
There was some discussion earlier about tuning systems vs harmony, and the point was brought up that even in non 12-tet tuning systems you can still get similar harmonic pushes and pulls(it will just sound 'out of tune'). What's interesting to me is that our cultured ears are gonna pick up on the harmonic functions despite how 'in-tune' they are; the message within the music will still be there...just with a funny accent.

So does it really sound 'bad' or are the ears just being stubborn and conservative?
 
 
30879
Level 29 Mixist
post #30879 :: 2013.08.08 12:42pm
I don't mind the detuning at all! But I kinda like things that are a little 'out' sometimes. For instance, you can make a synth sound very stark by making it several cents sharper than the rest of the mix (I actually did that in my wildchip with the Minimoog).

This is lovely. It's like the Kirby soundtrack of my dreams.
 
 
30880
Level 21 Chipist
post #30880 :: 2013.08.08 12:48pm
this win so what point sumer chip ??????????????????????
 
 
30987
Level 11 Chipist
post #30987 :: 2013.08.11 7:11am
  
  Fearofdark liēkd this
Sweet! I feel Kulor vibes.
 
 
31422
Level 24 Chipist
post #31422 :: 2013.08.21 7:28am :: edit 2013.08.21 7:28am
  
  Jangler and Rainbow Dash hæitd this
  
  raphaelgoulart, Doxic, goluigi and Beard liēkd this
The POKEY chip is like a wild space squid - only the skilled may tame it and put it on a leash and take it for nice strolls!! <3
 
 
31649
Level 17 Criticist
Xyz
post #31649 :: 2013.08.23 9:52pm
  
  Modus Ponens liēkd this
Ya'll gotta get your ears tuned
 
 
84096
Level 26 Chipist
post #84096 :: 2017.05.18 1:13pm
  
  Dimeback liēkd this
this definitely deserves a bump as well. why on earth didn't i have it faved
 
 

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