(8 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

Thank you! I have given it a quick try - looks like a lot has changed with a lot of new things to get familiar with.

The backwards compatibility mode is greatly appreciated - please leave this in for as long as you can, because I have many half-baked projects in the old version that I would like to come back to.

Very exciting to see the added options - looking forward to playing more with it!


(25 replies, posted in Audio Production)

If you do something as a joke for long enough, it stops being a joke and starts becoming a thing.

Does that make you the creator of post-chiptune?

I enjoyed DrawCircles and Serpedelic - found them a while ago, but I don't remember how I came across them. (Edit: come to think of it, it may have been pdroms.de)

Thanks for posting the itch.io site though - I didn't know the creator had a page there.

barmyfluid wrote:

is it the intention that a pattern isn't really meant to be a musical chunk and should be treated more as just a general collection of parts?

I'm not that we'll versed in composing but that's how I see it when using patterns - each "pattern" is a combination of parts from each instrument. The composition is only really "alive" in the song window in my view, though I think there may be space for other approaches (some types of live improv oriented compositions could alternatively be "alive" in the pattern window).

With the current system, there is the advantage of having more space to do subtle variations in each instrument individually, which I appreciate.
I might go as far as to say that the current system would encourage more subtle transitions one instrument at a time rather than all instruments changing at once. That's how it feels for me anyway.

Unrelated to Android, but nanoloop one (maybe nanoloop two as well?) for Gameboy has a pattern screen that allows you to switch the "pattern" of all channels at the same time (by pressing A and a directional key).

I hope you can find a way that works for you!

Composition takes time and effort (not that I'm any good at it) - composing two tracks within a week is a bit of a hard ask.

You could try looking on soundcloud for tracks that allow modification and commercial use, and contacting the composer about it:
https://soundcloud.com/search/sounds?q= … mmercially


(12 replies, posted in Software & Plug-ins)

I don't know about accuracy, but xmp, deadbeef (might need the free plugins pack), and rockbox (there is an apk for android though not in the store) are also options:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … &hl=ja
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … &hl=ja

I've made something recently that I'm relatively happy with (using nanoloop on android).
https://soundcloud.com/mojilove/transit … d-nanoloop

I'm not that happy with the beginning that much - I've only ever really done "add layers one by one" openings with nanoloop. I'd appreciate any advice on how to make it more interesting.

I still have three channels free and I was thinking about making some sort of "swooshing" noise channel, but thought against it (perhaps inconsistent with the rest of the track?).
Probably could use some more small variations in the start as well as the whole track, though I don't want to make it too complex melodically as it has a (relatively) thick texture.

Thanks for your time!

My one worry with 1.7 in a Color or Pocket is that the outside of the gameboy (the part just outside the cart slot) might get bent if I put it in my pocket, since it doesn't have the body of the cart against it to support it (I have been too wary to actually try this).


(7 replies, posted in Releases)

I really enjoyed this! Cheers!


(1 replies, posted in Trading Post)

You might already know this, but it seems that it was only on sale at specific events - this site says that there were only 120 copies sold: http://jironosuke.cocolog-nifty.com/blo … -62d2.html

Also, just to give you an idea of how much you may have to spend: http://auction.rakuten.co.jp/item/11665005/a/10000204/ (195000 JPY is about 1600 USD). Other auctions have ended with a cheaper price (about 400 dollars).

A continued search on the Japanese Yahoo auctions and Rakuten auctions is one possible plan - you may need to be patient.

I have an android phone, so I don't know if it's any better, but Modizer (http://yoyofr.blogspot.com/p/modizer.html) is another option.

What sorts of issues do you find? I have noticed strange behaviour in some Genesis/Mega Drive .vgm depending on the version of GameMusicEmu used.

For the record, I have a mixture of Modo, mdxplayer (http://clogging.blog57.fc2.com/blog-entry-169.html - Japanese page with download link), and MinePsfPlayer, but Droidsound E (https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … roidsounde) is also pretty good for newer devices.

Thanks for this!

It reminded me of this MDX (FM, x68k music format) archive. Mostly covers of other songs I think though.

I think AudioOverload can play them (I use an android app called "MDXPLAYER").

Hello everyone! I'm a student at the moment, but I enjoy listening to a bit of chiptune music.
I'm not that good at making music, but I mess around with nanoloop on android and the korg ds-10.

CS wrote:

Been waiting years for someone to make a Mac app for 64 EMS carts. But now this is out I'll give this a try as I don't have a Windows computer. This is great.

You may have already come across this before, but there does seem to be a command line app for mac here: http://lacklustre.net/projects/ems-flasher/

It looks like it needs a few dependencies to build it though...