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(16 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hi RDE I'm Ants-In-My-Eyes Johnson and I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING or FEEL anything it's a very rare condition I have what's ^^^^ with you??


(23 replies, posted in General Discussion)

So sorry to hear this Yerzmyey. I'm wishing you and your family the very best during this difficult time. Hang in there, buddy.


(27 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I don't really post as much chipmusic stuff as I should.... I'll have to fix that.

Oh jesus this looked like fun, too bad way over in not-nearly-as-cool Oklahoma City.


(9 replies, posted in Nintendo Handhelds)

Back up your .sav and maybe try re-formatting. Did the dreaded "Don't Panic!! Send this info to (yadda yadda etc)" pop up as well?

Someone *please* correct me if I'm wrong, but the battery just saves your file. If it's glitching out like that then the cart itself may be corrupted. That's happened to me on a couple of carts.

TylerBarnes wrote:

Individual instrument exporting is seriously a game changer.

^ this

Seriously thank you OP for the work you've put into this, can't wait to try it out.

Nice article! Especially liked this bit:

"When using LSDJ, you have 4 monophonic channels to work with. This limitation forces you to be creative in the way you produce rhythms, bass lines and melodies."


(29 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Strong melody is a KEY part in any one of my own tracks. Sometimes, it pops up in my head randomly, and sometimes I get some ideas by tinkering away at a piano for a good 10-15mins. But, (to go into more detail, here) I almost always think of it like a skeleton, or building blocks, or something. If I'm trying to write a melody (as opposed to it popping up randomly) I begin by deciding what rhythm I want, next I try to fit some pitches into that rhythm, and then I might begin adding things like articulations and perhaps ornamentation. Lastly, once my melody is completed, I will write everything else (harmony/chords/bass/percussion) to fit with the melody. For me, it is SO important to write a piece around a melody, and not the other way around, for a couple of reasons.

1.) It is so much easier to do so. Chord progressions are easily interchangeable, melodies are not so much.
2.) It makes your work more memorable. Let's face it, if you're in the audience and you're listening to another person's work, what part is going to stick in your head the most? 9 times out of 10, it's probably a strong melodic line.

But, again, this is just MY way of doing it, and it may not be the best way, but it's worked for me. Maybe it'll work for you! (Also, I agree with n00bstar's article, the part about treating the melody like a singer.)

EDIT: Can't believe I forgot to mention this, but ~RECORD YOUR SHIT EVEN IF IT SOUNDS BAD AT THE TIME. YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE IT LATER!!~ And by "Record", I mean audio recording or just writing it down on paper, or typing it in a .doc, whatever works best.

Feryl wrote:
Popsicle Theory wrote:

and what about Hurrigame Boy?

He came back recently with a new song, but now I can't find it.


He has a couple of newer tracks on ucollective! Here is a link to one of them:


I love these kinds of threads! (I also hate them because I have so many favorites to choose from :3)

Fearofdark - Coffee Zone
chibi-tech - MoeNES Vol. 1
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy


(12 replies, posted in Releases)

Bought smile

Congrats again, man!


(32 replies, posted in General Discussion)

My resolution for 2015:

-Release something new. Would like to put out another EP plus a debut full-length album, but we'll see.
-Play more shows
-Not worry about the small stuff
-Have more confidence in my abilities, musically and otherwise.
-Stop saying sorry all of the time, like it's a fucking reflex.
-More participation in all things chiptune and chip related, online or offline.

MAGfest will be a great start to some of these, I feel. smile Happy 2015, everyone.

Pack of 24 AA batteries for my DMG's.
Giftcard to a local sushi restaurant.
Pizza socks
A decal of the Kodama from Princess Mononoke.
Shelving unit
and a shit ton of cash that I was NOT expecting to receive. But yay Chrimbus!

ForaBrokenEarth wrote:

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn't have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You've just gotta fight your way through.”
Ira Glass

Best quote, seriously.

This year? I think like, close to 20 or so. And at least 3 of those are covers. Per year it varies anyway so idk really. But, I usually take a LONGGG time with writing tracks because I'm very perfectionist and critical of my own work. I also have a few more that I've sketched out but haven't put into LSDJ or Famitracker or whatever I'm writing for yet.