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post #27351 :: 2013.05.06 6:30pm
  Slimeball and goluigi liēkd this
Would've 7'd if not for volume F
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post #27353 :: 2013.05.06 6:32pm
  goluigi liēkd this
very much enjoyed this.
Level 24 Mixist
post #27356 :: 2013.05.06 6:32pm :: edit 2013.05.07 12:38am
  Slimeball hæitd this
  goluigi liēkd this
yea, i never work with vrc7 ever. wish famitracker would emulate the clipping

(uploaded the ftm render)
Level 20 Criticist
post #27371 :: 2013.05.07 4:23am
I thought the ftm export to wav was the default choice for export?
Level 24 Mixist
post #27372 :: 2013.05.07 5:05am
  Doxic and mootbooxle liēkd this
not for me, i prefer using virtuansf or nsfplay since they're more "accurate". virtuansf had some nasty clipping with tho, which wasn't intended of course. i thought that's what you were commenting on, tho nsfplay plays it just as intended.

why is there a taboo on volume F'ing? i thought this was nice balance since the harsher square melody was so much higher than the smooth fm keys.
Level 20 Criticist
post #27384 :: 2013.05.07 1:54pm :: edit 2013.05.07 2:01pm
It seems the standard rule to almost never go above C on VRC7 due to balancing issues. (though I think some bass notes sound fine at F too)

The more I listen the more I'm not sure of my initial opinion. You've got really well balanced tri echo following Pulse1, and the volume gap between Pulse1 at F and Pulse2 at 3 isn't really a space I myself am comfortable with. If you were to lower Pulse1 to like A and Pulse2 to 2 or 1, and maybe Z3F the tri...well then you sacrifice noise volume! Which is _exactly_ where it needs to be already. So the real question is just the amount of power of VRC7 over the 2a03 It probably comes down to taste I don't take since I like equal focus on both chips (in which following the rule of NothingGreaterThanC leads to such a balance).
Also, I'd argue that nsfplay is more accurate for this chip since iirc rain's updated default patches are implemented.
Level 24 Mixist
post #27386 :: 2013.05.07 3:06pm
I'm glad you brought this up cos it's made me realize something kinda interesting.

I went back and readjusted things to sound a bit more traditionally balanced, with the melody more toward the front and the fm key bits at a good supporting volume. I thought maybe it'd just make an objective difference but it completely changes the character of the thing, which I didn't actually expect.

I did choose the original balance because I was in the moment and liked the way it sounded but kind of analyzing it now, I think that the melody being clearly audible yet slightly overpowered created some extra emotional effect. Bringing the melody more forward or the keys more toward the back creates a completely different vibe that more clearly exposes how bland and simple the composition is. It doesn't quite feel the same.
Level 20 Criticist
post #27388 :: 2013.05.07 3:33pm
My ears always hear as much a drastic change in mood from mixing as you would from orchestration. It should be normal that a different mix feels different, no?
Level 24 Mixist
post #27389 :: 2013.05.07 3:44pm
  architect1 and Tuxxy Brown liēkd this
idk, i plead the fif. my jaw hurts

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