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big trap (1bit)

big trap (1bit)

By irrlichtproject on Aug 13, 2010 9:00 pm

a strange zx spectrum beeper track made with alone coder's beep tracker (fix7). it was hard as hell to compose this, and musically it's far from perfect. i'm still a little bit proud of it as beep tracker is probably one of the most complicated and tricky editors around. plus, to my knowledge this is the first bt track that wasn't composed by the author of the engine himself.

if anybody wants to try this engine, here are a few tips: 1) don't try this engine 2) i'm serious. turn around before it's too late. nothing but frustration awaits you. 3) ok, if you absolutely have to use it, then...  don't turn the volumes up all the way, it will only obfuscate the sound. volume levels 7-A usually do the job. if the overall volume is too quiet then use external amplification. 4) try to use 3rd octave notes wherever possible, they are the best sounding ones. 5) use breaks and rests frequently to cut through the fuzz (a rule not very well observed in this track) 6) use octave doubling a lot. if you use different notes on all 5 tone channels you won't get very good results.

on a side note, even this 320 kbps mp3 still sounds significantly more fuzzy than the wav version (which was exported from unreal spectrum emulator)

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