Very cute stuff. You should post your .smu songs, though, that would be nicer, I think. I've just started to create this musagi "mod" version [t1.61] so far, and I couldn't go back to 0.23, if I dared.
I've always preferred the CHIP, as making a sound from the ground up inspires me to a song and when the song begins to take shape I can create instruments that go with it in return. But many times my process varies. Could be the above or that I have a melody in my head, or that I'd like to try some rhythms, have harmony progression as an experiment or I want to create a certain moment. It's all kinds of motivations and therefore processes that eventually get me to do a song.
In the beginning I also did mostly just these little patterns, few measures and that's it. Later I began to string it all together and see, if I can actually put together a whole song, you know. It's quite exciting. A good song can take you on a journey, makes you explore your own understanding of music and to translate your senses, so to say.
Anyway, great doodles, for sure!
I'm still in the process of tweaking things in my version, but you could give it a shot, if you wish. A few more things are really comfortable in it. I've hooked up duplicating multiselected patterns within the song edit as well as velocity adjusting to multiple selected notes within pattern edit mode. Still more to come...
Post by theferrymanhymn on Mar 4, 2011 12:30:50 GMT 1
Nice lil tunes, love the 11thmusagi01.mp3 one!
The way I go about making music had me ending up with tons of loops. I can enjoy hearing a loop for hours sometimes... its a weakness I guess. Usually i don't use much percussion in such loops. Or temporarily use a simple beat to make counting a bit more easy. So yeah, tons of loops, that often get some layers by just "jamming" with myself. But sometimes they "catch fire", hehe. Then i need to build it into something bigger. -That doesnt always work out as I want it. But its fun. ;D
Your music sounds rhythmically solid (except ironically '9thmusagi'). I like the long one. Your music sounds quite retro (that is good). Getting more varied sounds out of the XNES is something I'm not good at myself; but the key seems to be: not to fear sounds which at first may seem ugly.
This is how I usually sequence: I bump into something in which I hear something that's not there yet. Then I try to complete it that way. Then I think of a way to follow it up. Then I look at what kind of logic/patterns I've used. Then I try to reuse that logic/patterns. Then things get complicated. Then I expand that. Then I lose track of what's happening @_@ Then I try to make it sound more consistent, and fail. Then I call it quits Sometimes I start with a vague goal, like: 'retro'; 'rocking'; or 'ambient'. And sometimes I start with a less vague goal like: 'use a certain progression'; 'minor-scale with offbeat bass and no 7th tones'; or 'saw and square go in unison later on'. I hope this gives you some ideas. By the way, I don't know what I'm talking about >_>
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