Level 25 Chipist
Atari Pokey x2

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
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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Level 28 Renderist
post #30655 :: 2013.08.04 12:11pm :: edit 2013.08.04 12:11pm
  Xemogasa, Interrobang Pie, Chip Champion, plrusek and Beard hæitd this
  goluigi, raphaelgoulart and Jangler 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
Level 22 Chipist
post #30692 :: 2013.08.04 9:26pm :: edit 2013.08.04 9:26pm
  Jangler and Slimeball 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.
Level 28 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. ;)
Level 27 Chipist
post #30751 :: 2013.08.05 4:13pm :: edit 2013.08.05 4:13pm
  raphaelgoulart, cce and Flaminglog 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
Level 22 Chipist
post #30757 :: 2013.08.05 6:48pm
  TMM12 liēkd this
  Jangler hæitd 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.
Level 21 Chipist
post #30762 :: 2013.08.05 7:28pm
  Modus Ponens, goluigi, Flaminglog, raphaelgoulart and Fearofdark liēkd this
wow one in solar power because the sun is gone wooooooooooooow
Level 25 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 :)
Level 19 Chipist
post #30799 :: 2013.08.06 5:59pm
  Dimeback, TMM12, Modus Ponens and raphaelgoulart 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.
Level 14 Chipist
post #30800 :: 2013.08.06 6:15pm
  Modus Ponens, goluigi, raphaelgoulart, gyms and MS liēkd this
we can all believe in MS's opinion as he is a criticist
Level 25 Mixist
post #30865 :: 2013.08.08 8:18am
  Jangler, Quirby64, cce, goluigi, Xyz, mootbooxle, Fearofdark and Flaminglog 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?
Level 30 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.
Level 22 Chipist
post #30880 :: 2013.08.08 12:48pm
this win so what point sumer chip ??????????????????????
Level 11 Chipist
post #30987 :: 2013.08.11 7:11am
  Fearofdark liēkd this
Sweet! I feel Kulor vibes.
Level 24 Chipist
post #31422 :: 2013.08.21 7:28am :: edit 2013.08.21 7:28am
  Beard, goluigi, Doxic and raphaelgoulart liēkd this
  Rainbow Dash and Jangler hæitd 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
Level 20 Criticist
post #31649 :: 2013.08.23 9:52pm
  Modus Ponens liēkd this
Ya'll gotta get your ears tuned
Level 27 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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