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NUMBSKULL

Hey all! We had a great turnout and received 23 awesome submissions! Unfortunately due to size restrictions on the cart, we were only able to accept 9 of them for the cartridge release. The remaining tracks will be included in the digital release as b-sides (though they really are a-sides).

We're taking preorders now. These are the only carts we're going to produce, so get your preorder in ASAP.

Preorder and listen to some previews here: https://catskullelectronics.com/YM2017

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Last edited by catskull (Jul 25, 2017 4:18 am)

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Adelaide, Australia

yikes Sounds like a great idea! Is this completely open to anyone? Won't there be a limit of how many tracks you can fit on the cartridge?

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Whateverville, California

I'm all about it. I'll try to get something together for this.

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NUMBSKULL
freezedream wrote:

yikes Sounds like a great idea! Is this completely open to anyone? Won't there be a limit of how many tracks you can fit on the cartridge?

Anyone is welcome to make a submission. Generally songs will be chosen based on quality. I don't expect that to be a huge problem, but low quality submissions won't make it into the release. I don't think anyone needs to be super worried about that though!

And we should have plenty of space on the cartridge for songs smile

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Michigan
freezedream wrote:

yikes Sounds like a great idea! Is this completely open to anyone? Won't there be a limit of how many tracks you can fit on the cartridge?

Yeah, there will be a limit of course, but songs tend to be rather small. A sample ROM we looked at ended up being less than 512KBs with 14 tracks!

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oklahoma

Sexy stuff!

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Atlanta, GA

guess I should learn deflemask!

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Whoa, coolness!

I'll have to pray about it.

But I've been working on doing FM drums with no PCM sample usage. So we'll see what happens.

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Brazil

Nice! This could be something to make me work on Deflemask!

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NUMBSKULL

You can use VGM Music Maker to write your song as well! Basically anything that can export a .VGM will work. I've included a download for it on the website.

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Denver, Colorado
catskull wrote:

You can use VGM Music Maker to write your song as well! Basically anything that can export a .VGM will work. I've included a download for it on the website.

Awesome! Thanks, VGM Music Maker is legit!

Last edited by Retrowynn (Apr 3, 2017 6:34 pm)

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NUMBSKULL

I had some cart labels printed up as a test for YM2017. It will be a clear cart shell with a clear label. The design is nowhere near complete, but I think the look will work! There's still plenty of time to get your submission ready! Really looking forward to this release!

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Adelaide, Australia

That cart looks amazing! The clear case works really well. Nice!

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What player should we test our song on? if it plays correctly on Deflemask, it should be OK, right?

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Chicago IL

:cool guy with sunglasses emoji:

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cyberic wrote:

What player should we test our song on? if it plays correctly on Deflemask, it should be OK, right?

Yep! You can send me a "preview" .VGM so I can make sure it will work correctly as well if you're worried about it!