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Gardée Grove Zone
  14th/268   Σ27.405   Apr 10th 2020 9:34am
[Ominous Pigeon Master]
Synths Used:
FM Drive
Ym2612 Vst

"Bean stalk loops take you to the high-in-the-sky gardens of Gardée Grove Zone. Watch out for those April showers; a freak weather change here can do more than get your clothes wet."

Going for a 16 bit Sonic vibe with this one. Some fun frequency modulation; the song itself has two phases, reminiscent of the 2 act structure found in some of the later titles, onward from Sonic 3.
The track is set during Spring; bouncy shrubs, beanstalks, and sudden changes in weather.
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Level 9 Chipist
post #118995 :: 2020.04.10 10:32am
  OminPigeonMaster liēkd this
Really dig the 2 act structure! Instruments really vibe with the Spring feeling given how bumpin' they are
Level 26 Chipist
post #118999 :: 2020.04.10 2:09pm
  Ethlial liēkd this
Thanks Ethlial; first time entering a botb battle. Was thinking along the lines of Mushroom Hill Zone, with the first half. Glad to hear the swing of act 1 worked.
Level 7 Mixist
post #119001 :: 2020.04.10 4:50pm
mmmm this is good! makes me wanna dig more into FM & YM2612 =)
Level 26 Chipist
post #119002 :: 2020.04.10 8:46pm
Thank ye indeed KaizokuFish. If thou wants to meddle more in the dark arts of frequency modulation, I deeply recommend watching a couple of "Mega Drive oscilloscope deconstruction" videos on YouTube.
Would love to see someone such as yourself put it to good use; enjoy your track "caught asleep on a soil mattress".
Level 12 Criticist
post #119004 :: 2020.04.11 12:38am
Hey, uh, can you prehaps send a FLAC download our way? This is great! (I can't exactly render one myself)
Level 26 Chipist
post #119009 :: 2020.04.11 8:34am
  Maximemoring liēkd this
Sure thing :D usually export in lossless anyway. And thanks a bunch! Still getting used to Botb's setup; what would the best way be, to present a downloadable FLAC file? Was gonna upload it to Soundcloud, so could maybe make the download option available there, but I'm not sure how much Soundcloud lower the quality.
Level 30 Chipist
post #119011 :: 2020.04.11 9:02am
idk about soundclown, but the usual way people sharing hq renders of allgear or wildchip entries is through platforms like dropbox, google drive, bandcamp, idk, etc, and so on. it doesnt really matter. for other formats, since the source file is uploaded, people could render their lossless file themself
Level 26 Chipist
post #119015 :: 2020.04.11 7:11pm
Ah, of course Blandcamp. Ya, I'll get the track on there in lossless format, send a link this way when I've got it up.
Level 23 Chipist
post #120323 :: 2020.05.10 2:22pm
  architect1 and Jakerson liēkd this
the first OPM botb entry
Level 13 Criticist
post #120643 :: 2020.05.13 12:36pm
  OminPigeonMaster liēkd this
Love Act 2! The motifs and themes on Act 1 were a little difficult for me to pick up so when Act 2 hit, I couldn't really hear them echoed, but I enjoyed myself. After the rain, does the Guarded Grove sprout mushrooms in its hills? Because you definitely worked in some hints ;)
Level 26 Chipist
post #120927 :: 2020.05.16 12:50pm
Thanks McSloop! : D Yeah, a few returning motifs but much of it is new.

Was thinking along those exact lines; foliage, mushrooms and general plant-life sprouting and developing rapidly, something akin to Lost Jungle Zone from Sonic Heroes I guess.
Meant to reply sooner, thanks for the in depth comment!
Level 19 Mixist
post #121470 :: 2020.05.24 5:10am
  OminPigeonMaster liēkd this
love a good, ambitious structure. great work!
Level 26 Chipist
post #121476 :: 2020.05.24 5:50am
Thank ye Mr Donut! :D Neither acts really felt complete by themselves.

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