My third song is finished!

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By Totta

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19-09-2021, 12:31

Since I used hardware envelopes to create a thicker bass sound in my last song, I thought I would experiment some more with it to see what is possible. My focus this time was to play around with resonance to give the sound some more flesh. It sounded like shit at first but I discovered that if I played notes pretty fast in a row it could make an interesting bass line anyway. However at first I only managed to create the sound I liked when using the bass note D. It wasn’t until I also found a working G that I could start making a song with it.

So I started with creating a recurring motif and then I filled the rest of the song with kindof guitar solos. Then I added a beginning and an ending and spent a few hours making adjustments here and there to make the song not too repetitive. It’s not that easy to create a full tune with only two bass notes to play with.

But I’m happy with the result and especially with the snare drum which I managed to give some PUNCH this time.

Please listen to the tune with good speakers or headphones. There is a lot going on with sub bass and lower portamentos which can be difficult to hear using a bad speaker.

So here it is: Rezzonance, v1.0

A pure PSG song without any samples or usage of other sound cards. Should be possible to play with any standard unexpanded MSX1 even.

Happy listening
https://youtu.be/ol63MdcFhtc

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My previous songs:

Poppy
https://youtu.be/wGpKBPGuYC4

Groovy
https://youtu.be/4d5S5dqBq4U

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By Grauw

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19-09-2021, 13:37

Very nice track!

If you’re interested, I wrote down some of my thoughts about ring modulation (AM) with the envelope generator here, and I explored it a bit in this video.

By Ivan

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19-09-2021, 13:54

Man, your songs are impressive, you should be composing music for current MSX games in development.

By Totta

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19-09-2021, 15:20

Sure. It's as simple as asking me

By Totta

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19-09-2021, 15:22

Grauw wrote:

Very nice track!

If you’re interested, I wrote down some of my thoughts about ring modulation (AM) with the envelope generator here, and I explored it a bit in this video.

Haha. That text and video I've looked at several times before so I can easily say thanks to you for providing me with a lot of insight in how HW envelopes can be used.

By Grauw

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19-09-2021, 16:52

Ha, cool!

By defdanny

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19-09-2021, 20:52

Hey Totta, great new PSG techno joint! NICE!
I really like to explore how others are creating their sounds and strucures with Arkos Tracker 2.
Would you mind sharing the song files with me? If you are interested, I would be happy to share mine with you.
Send me a PM if so.

By Totta

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19-09-2021, 21:23

Sure Danny. I like your songs too so I’m all for sharing and help each other make even better music.

Send me a mail to tottalmedia@gmail.com

I think it’s the easiest way to share the files

By thegeps

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20-09-2021, 00:14

Or both of you can ask tfh if he is interested in creating a space for musicians' sharing on his site. I'm sure there are many musicians (not only you two) interested in sharing songs and thoughts. And maybe you can start a dedicayed thread here where you can discuss and/or explain your techniques

By defdanny

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20-09-2021, 07:45

thegeps wrote:

Or both of you can ask tfh if he is interested in creating a space for musicians' sharing on his site. I'm sure there are many musicians (not only you two) interested in sharing songs and thoughts. And maybe you can start a dedicayed thread here where you can discuss and/or explain your techniques

I like these ideas, sort of "Music corner".... I already thought about making some tutorials for creating music with Arkos Tracker (and how to use the Arkos players in self-created software like games).

By Bengalack

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20-09-2021, 09:05

Wow! Great work!

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