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Re: DarkZero's Music

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:50 pm



Here's a new original song! This went through a LOT of rewrites, and was originally inspired by Green Grass Gradation from Mega Man ZX but it kinda took on a life of its own and became almost EDM towards the end.
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Post by Marilink » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:44 pm

That's great, DZ! I'm into it. I'm definitely getting Mega Man ZX vibes.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:07 pm

I am getting early Sonic vibes from this in the best possible way

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:51 am

Kinda Sonic-y/Mega Man-y. Really good.

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Re: DarkZero's Music

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Post by monstrman » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:48 pm

Glad to see you're still writing music

Always good stuff

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Post by Marilink » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:50 pm

hey DZ I just wanted to give you some more specific feedback instead of just comparing it to another game

-I like how you structured the loop
-I love the instrument you use for the restatement/countermelody (so like 0:44) and the contours of that melodic line in general
-The unresolved chord at like 1:14 is cool and I like the chord progression you use in the next section
-The bells that start at 1:36ish are real cute and I like how they outline the chords
-The harmony you introduce at 1:45 and following is rich and cool

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:04 pm

^thanks for the detailed feedback! it's funny, most of the stuff you mentioned is stuff that wasn't introduced until I started rewriting and rearranging the song; a lot of the reprises and harmony elements weren't there in the first version and the length of the song originally clocked in at less than half the length. it's good to know that my efforts to give the melodies more room to breathe and introduce reprises with additional harmonies and counterpoints was worth it.

fun fact: the instrument at 0:44 is actually the exact same instrument used for the bells at 1:36. i just used a fadeout in the latter case to make it sound more like a chime.
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Post by Marilink » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:06 pm

^I never would have noticed that about the bells instrument, that’s really cool.

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:07 pm

working with NES limitations for so long has kinda trained me to be resourceful with instruments even if i dont necessarily need to
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Post by DarkZero » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:14 pm



Remember how Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine had that kickass 2P theme that was actually the final boss theme from the original Puyo Puyo? I did an NES cover of it.
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Post by Marilink » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:32 pm

that was rad

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Re: DarkZero's Music

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:17 pm

DZ you are really out here being the change you want to see in the world covering the niche ass **** you want to see covered and I respect you so much

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