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Frost, Fright and Fairies
  78th/237   Σ24.481   Feb 7th 2020 10:30am
This track uses both STe DMA channels (for 5 channels in total), and LMC1992 commands for a short bit. If you want to be sure you're not missing anything, check the mp3.

This is Frost, Fright and Fairies, to be part of my Lux Environment series, which musically explores settings that are very often found in video games.
This particular tune has a bit of a story to it, that I will try to aid through the DEGAS cover art, but I won't have time to make that before the deadline of this contest. Here's the gist: there's a guy gaily walking through the snow on a lake. However, the ice turns out to be not as strong as he had judged. It starts cracking, and he panics. Then he cracks through the ice. The guy might die, but then a fairy saves him. He triumphantly continues over the lake, to his home, and sits back. ... and then he goes back to the lake and the story begins all over again, because this tune loops.

I am submitting this to the Winter Chip because someone recommended joining it to me, and as I was planning to create a snow-themed composition I thought it'd fit a 'Winter' Chip. I am aware that the use of DMA channels is controversial, so we'll see how this goes.

The samples I used are not self-made, but I did check if I was allowed to use them.
All other instruments were made for this composition, with MaxYMiser.

I rendered the MP3 with Hatari. I let the tune play once wholly and then a bit more. One measure into the second loop a fade out begins, which lasts for 4 measures.

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Level 31 Chipist
post #117435 :: 2020.02.07 5:49pm
first of all: great entry! i love it!

the aym-format in general could easily be splitted up into 2 or 3 seperate formats but it never happened, so IN MY OPINION the current format is something like a "collective" format for every variation, which means you entry is completely legal in my book. c:

on the other hand, im an aym-n00b, so i might be missing some important things here. if not, this is a potential-format-winner, i guess
Level 7 Chipist
post #117726 :: 2020.02.16 4:20am
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@tags: tambourine? That's sleigh bells. :P
Level 14 Chipist
post #118182 :: 2020.03.04 8:40am
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Ah, this is wonderful. Fun, cheery tune, and it completely follows the story you set down. I just started smiling in the middle when it got really narrative, with the cracking, the fairy, and then the happy-go-lucky theme returning!
Level 7 Chipist
post #118350 :: 2020.03.09 5:08am
Thank you, Sloopygoop! Great to hear.

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