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Dungeon Synth

Battle ended 2019-11-24 12:30:00

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Level 30 Chipist
post #114706 :: 2019.10.11 5:52pm

not sure if i make a music entry for this. but i try to draw something :D
Level 27 Chipist
post #114707 :: 2019.10.11 11:26pm
  garvalf, sc, tfx, mk7, joshcat, Baron Knoxburry, argarak and Zillah liēkd this
I’m just waiting for garvalfs reaction
Level 24 Chipist
post #114710 :: 2019.10.12 9:05am
Oh hey, I've finally found the genre that incorporates Tim Follin's work on C64 Ghouls'n Ghosts

wanna try making something
Level 25 Chipist
post #114714 :: 2019.10.12 10:23am :: edit 2019.11.10 12:21pm
  Oli liēkd this
Interesting battle, I wanna try making another ambient song. :o

EDIT: fuck
Level 14 Criticist
post #114716 :: 2019.10.12 11:02am :: edit 2019.10.12 11:02am
ghouls 'n goblins stuff etc is basically this kind of stuff right?
Level 25 Mixist
post #114757 :: 2019.10.13 2:19pm
  ovrthrustr, garvalf and DCT Master liēkd this
Omg finally Dungeon Synth major
Time to remember these good old Wongraven times
Level 28 Chipist
post #114758 :: 2019.10.13 3:26pm
  mk7 liēkd this
I'm really liking the Kobold album. I'll give this a shot!
Level 25 Mixist
post #114762 :: 2019.10.13 4:19pm :: edit 2019.10.13 4:24pm
  DCT Master liēkd this
Well, it happens that if I add rhythm into almost-oldschool repetetive dungeonsynth track it starts to sound like very weird hiphop mutant subgenre that evolved after aeons of lurking in dark dungeons.
Which leads to a question - should there be some drums or not?

Also I see people submitting tracks with drums so it is probably okay :)
But i don't remember dungeonsynth from 90s having any drums in it though
Level 28 Hostist
post #114769 :: 2019.10.13 5:00pm
  garvalf and mk7 liēkd this
I've found some older tracks with drums, but they're usually at the end of albums after listening to 30+ minutes of music which has some impact! But, yeah, I was worried people wouldn't study the genre enough if they didn't know it already. There are many modern tracks with percussion, but its often used very sparingly. Or totally washed out with reverb (dry 0% / wet 100%). I think drums can be fine, but dance/rock beats are definitely too much in the tradition of the genre.
Level 23 Mixist
post #114778 :: 2019.10.14 1:50am
  garvalf liēkd this
Oh wow, neat compo idea!
Level 22 Chipist
post #114842 :: 2019.10.16 7:19am
  sc and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
I'll try to study the genre and make a track in the Burtiis style...

But how could it be possible to fit a 34 minutes song in 10 Mb only? ;)
Level 31 Chipist
post #114843 :: 2019.10.16 7:25am
GSM Compression.
Level 6 Chipist
post #114871 :: 2019.10.17 8:38pm :: edit 2019.10.17 9:10pm
  MiDoRi and Slimeball hæitd this
  Galgox, garvalf and kleeder liēkd this
All the queer kids want that glorious toxic cishet European tribal music now lol

Edit since i can't do another post:
https://www. yot00b .com/watch?v=ZhYLNqYdMow All you need is Mortiis for reference. This is that one dungeon synth project if you're looking for the original sound. Maelifell is interesting too if you want it even more archaic (read: cheaply produced in that regard). Modern DAW medieval ambient stuff as well as more synth-laden stuff with drums are all nice but it's not the same and IMO straying too far from the genre. If you want to check those straying styles, too, i can recommend Valscharuhn's Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as this
. Yes, i'm aware Kirkwood is old too but this is just his personal style, not the whole genre. Old Mortiis before he sank into industrial is what truly defines the genre.

Sources: Black Metal was all my teenage years

Edit 2:
@Garvalf: 8KB/S! Be authentic ;) lol
Level 30 Chipist
post #114873 :: 2019.10.17 11:06pm
  ovrthrustr, sc, Schallwelle and garvalf liēkd this
i spent my entire day yesterday listening to mortiis.
Level 14 Criticist
post #114875 :: 2019.10.18 3:59am :: edit 2019.10.18 4:07am
  sc and Schallwelle liēkd this
Mortiis - Vandreren's Sang is beautiful

edit: wow his new stuff isn't even remotely the same, he's strayed so far from his original style.
Level 6 Chipist
post #114950 :: 2019.10.21 2:45am
  Oli and DCT Master liēkd this
In some paralel universe i'm not busy with 4-5 from small to giant scale projects and i did actually partake other than just giving out some info on the genre lol
Level 31 Chipist
post #114965 :: 2019.10.22 3:56am
Maybe I should make a wildchip ….
and since I'm not going to learn from my previous mistakes,
pick a platform that I will use for my Dungeon Synth (WILDCHIP) entry,
first suggestion will be used.
Level 30 Chipist
post #114966 :: 2019.10.22 4:13am
Level 30 Chipist
post #114967 :: 2019.10.22 4:13am
be glad i didnt say channel f >:)
Level 30 Chipist
post #114968 :: 2019.10.22 4:14am :: edit 2019.10.22 4:17am
if snibbetracker is not platform enough for you, make it a pce/hes
Level 31 Chipist
post #114969 :: 2019.10.22 4:52am
  pandavova, argarak, ovrthrustr, Baron Knoxburry, DCT Master and kleeder liēkd this
I regret my life.
(puts on meditation robe, fills bucket with sencha tea,
goes 800 miles into the woods, sits down, sips tea,
says "aooouuum….." repeatedly for 10 hours straight)
Level 26 Mixist
post #114975 :: 2019.10.22 2:07pm
  ovrthrustr and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Am I allowed to mix this style with breakcore or no? It's something I've been thinking about since before this was a battle, I can also make a traditional style version if that's really the idea.

Do Golden Axe and Turok Dinosaur Hunter music fall into this category? I always felt like the did but they have drums tho.
Level 31 Chipist
post #114979 :: 2019.10.23 5:45am :: edit 2019.10.23 5:46am
  Baron Knoxburry and sc liēkd this
I would guess that "allowed" is up to the voters to decide ;)
I have the impression that percussion elements in general should be kept at a minimum, or be very subtle, breakcore tends to not have percussion at a minimum or be very subtle :o
Level 22 Chipist
post #114987 :: 2019.10.23 1:47pm
  sc, argarak, ovrthrustr, growley and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Many dungeon synth work have percussions! But it's generally timpani, something that sounds medieval and epic, not modern stuff.
Level 18 Chipist
post #115002 :: 2019.10.23 8:43pm
  garvalf liēkd this
I'm back! I WILL be submitting an entry to this :)
It will most likely be orchestral cause that's what I've been messing around with lately. Not a genre I'm super familiar with but hopefully its not too out of bounds...
Level 18 Mixist
post #115003 :: 2019.10.24 12:39am
  sc liēkd this
a couple of my favorite DS works are :
kyndll ogg stein by Lord Lovidicus
realms of majickal sorrow by Old Sorcery
morketsvind - I (2014)
faery ring demo
as far as percussion goes tympani and other deep simple drum sounds along with tambourine seem to be typical. if you wanna be REAL AUTHENTIC you will use crappy old consumer keyboards and 4 track
Level 26 Mixist
post #115076 :: 2019.10.26 7:34am
  ovrthrustr, cce, garvalf, DCT Master and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
I've always been a fan Era 1 Mortiis releases. I haven't attempted to make a track like this since high school and it's pretty difficult. After developing all the production habits and intuition, making a song with this kind of mood and production quality is really counter-intuitive. I'm planning to submit something authentic for this.
Level 22 Chipist
post #115148 :: 2019.10.28 2:57am
  ovrthrustr, sc, growley, argarak and puke7 liēkd this
Unfortunatly most BotBiters are happy fellows who are rather dedicated to make pun and cheesy song titles. Are they hopeless for dungeon synth? Yep, DS is all about mood. If you're not in the mood, it's not DS. But the good thing is you can create witty content based on this statement. Pretend you're a depressive teenager who is longing to take refuge into a distant, epic, realm.

So instead of making cheesy titles such as "Lawnmowing my Garden", let's find something more inspired (and still cheesy) like "The enemies' teeth are filling the battlefield"
Level 18 Chipist
post #115166 :: 2019.10.28 3:56pm
  ovrthrustr liēkd this
Do any of you DS aficionados have any recommendations for the 'Synth' part of this compo? I've actually written a track that I'm quite happy with but I've done it with modern orchestral plugins (Albion One) - its got some pretty Zimmer-esque movie trailer vibes. I'm pretty sure that's not in the spirit of the genre so I was wondering what some better options would be...?
Level 22 Chipist
post #115176 :: 2019.10.28 5:08pm
  tfx, ovrthrustr, sc and growley liēkd this
It might be ok. There are several discussions whether it is still "true" to use good sounding devices for creating DS, instead of using cheap FM yamaha toy keyboards from the 90s. It's a bit similar to the discussions about fakebit :) So do whatever you want (hint: only cheap sounds are trve, of course).

A few months ago, there has been a DS compilation, and the requirement was to use the DSK Vst. I had never used it before, but it was rather satisfying, still sounding ok, but not too excessive. If you want to have a good sample, here it is (I'm also on it) :

Level 18 Chipist
post #115177 :: 2019.10.28 5:15pm
  garvalf liēkd this
that VST is perfect! thanks garvalf :)
Level 18 Chipist
post #115825 :: 2019.11.24 1:31pm
  kleeder, zygrunt, ovrthrustr and Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
4th place?!? Wow, i was not expecting that :)
Thanks everyone, this was a really fun compo!!

and b1g c0nratz to the n00be5t of kn0obs, puke7 !1!01!!!11
Level 30 Chipist
post #115894 :: 2019.12.01 1:54pm
Average Score: 20.543
Level 31 chipist
post #116058 :: 2019.12.08 6:10pm
  ovrthrustr, argarak, puke7 and kleeder liēkd this
just when you thought you had escaped teh dungeon, you again awaken in chains. something new has been scrawled upon the wall. "b..n..c..m...p..." you can't make it all out. what could it mean?
Level 31 Chipist
post #116060 :: 2019.12.08 11:46pm
  ovrthrustr, growley, puke7, Chip Champion and argarak liēkd this
bone computer? ban comparison? boner-chimp?


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