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Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« on: 06 Oct 2003, 16:12 »
So there it is, finally. I'm really, really, really sorry it's taken some time, but I've been rather busy. Anyway, this week's theme:

Tragedy.

Yeah. Something really tragic in some way. Not a very good idea, perhaps. But I trust you people to make something really good out of it. :P

Good luck to you all.

Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #1 on: 06 Oct 2003, 22:14 »
I might be able to come up with something.  Good theme.  I like it.
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Fuzzpilz

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #2 on: 07 Oct 2003, 00:17 »
http://asdruihofvnuaeiorsz7iasnodfiaz7sd.com/tragedy.mp3

A while ago, I set out to make the worst, most annoying track ever. As some people actually LIKED it, it was a complete failure. The horrible melody thingy in my entry for this week goes along the same lines.

DISCLAIMER: These are generic goat samples off the web, and I don't know whether or not the goats are male; so this might *not* be tragic.
« Last Edit: 07 Oct 2003, 00:17 by Fuzzpilz »

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #3 on: 07 Oct 2003, 03:16 »
That is the most absurd domain name I've ever seen  :o
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #4 on: 07 Oct 2003, 04:11 »
I'm not allowed to make 2 entries, am I?
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« Reply #5 on: 07 Oct 2003, 04:30 »
Fuzzpilz, that goat song is the most awful, tragic thing I've ever heard.   ???
« Last Edit: 07 Oct 2003, 04:31 by Migs »
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Fuzzpilz

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #6 on: 07 Oct 2003, 12:15 »
It's a pun, silly. :)

Go look up the origin of the word "tragedy" somewhere, I'm sure you'll find a site on etymology. Maybe dictionary.com has it, I recall occasionally seeing that kind of information in entries there.

Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #7 on: 07 Oct 2003, 18:20 »
I was very much aware of the pun (I don't think it's technically a pun, though).  I still knew what you meant.  I was just giving you a sideways compliment.  That song rocks!  I laughed the whole time I listened to it.  ;D
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Fuzzpilz

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #8 on: 07 Oct 2003, 18:28 »
Ah, the ??? in your post confused me.

And thanks. :)
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« Reply #9 on: 07 Oct 2003, 22:49 »
Yeah.  I don't know why I used that particular emoticon.  :-*
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DNA

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #10 on: 08 Oct 2003, 13:42 »
im no master at midi sequencing but i figured id try my hand at it.

Tragic1 midi

Migs' Submission
« Reply #11 on: 08 Oct 2003, 20:35 »
I'm sure many of you are thinking of songs that are patently tragic: depressing violins everywhere, chilling oboes invoking tears...I just used this week's contest as an excuse to write a song for my game.  If I win, great.  If not, oh well.

The song IS played after a tragedy, but the game demands a not-so-typically-tragic tone.  Therefore, I was only going for a hint of tragedy in the background, overlayed with the regal splendor of a small castle's great hall.  The tune is intentionally simple, i.e., it's not a vastly multilayered orchestration.

I might make some changes to the song later, namely enhancing it with a synthesizer once I finalize it (that takes a long time, so I didn't do it for this contest), plus adding some reverb, and maybe slowing it down slightly.  Other than all that, the song is exactly how I want it.

Was that too much background?

The Hall
« Last Edit: 08 Oct 2003, 20:50 by Migs »
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #12 on: 09 Oct 2003, 21:07 »
Quote
A while ago, I set out to make the worst, most annoying track ever. As some people actually LIKED it, it was a complete failure. The horrible melody thingy in my entry for this week goes along the same lines.

I did something similar awhile ago, too.  The idea was to make a song that was catchy at first, but quickly got annoying and corny (achieved mainly through overrepetition and square waves).  I don't think it's as annoying as your song, though.
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #13 on: 09 Oct 2003, 22:21 »
There's a lot of potential for that melody, migs. Mind if I fix it up?

Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #14 on: 09 Oct 2003, 23:07 »
Oh well, too late -- I already did it. Here's my version of Mig's catchy song. So, what's the title?

http://www.sonic.net/~schlae/herculeaneffort/jazz3fixed.mid

Great, now you've got it stuck in my head!

Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #15 on: 10 Oct 2003, 01:34 »
Why'd you have to go and make it cool sounding?  Really nice job!  8)

The song doesn't have a title...feel free to give it one yourself, and I'll go with that.

Now you've sparked my interest...I'm going to take what you've done and fix it up some more.  :)
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #16 on: 12 Oct 2003, 04:21 »
http://www.sonic.net/~schlae/herculeaneffort/jazz3fixed.mid

Whoa!  Can you say Xenogears?  :)  Not accusing you or Migs of ripping it off or anything of course.  But man, that instrumentation--particularly the bending flute-thing or whatever it is that you added--and overall tone is straight out of that game.  Crazy stuff.
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #17 on: 12 Oct 2003, 20:24 »
Xenogears? Never heard of it.

Besides, I had nothing to do with the creation of the melody. All I did is modify the rhythm and spice it up with some flute/recorder articulation.

Sounds sort of like a Yellowjackets song now.

remixor

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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #18 on: 13 Oct 2003, 03:13 »
I know, as I said I wasn't accusing you of ripping it off.  But the flute articularion with the overal mood of the song sounds EXACTLY like Xenogears, moreso than in the original version.  All I was saying was that it was quite a coincidence.  If you'd heard the game's soundtrack, I guarantee you'd know what I mean. :)   In any case, Xenogears was a hugely underrated Square RPG for the PS1.
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Re:Tune contest! October 6 - 13-ish. Finally.
« Reply #19 on: 13 Oct 2003, 03:42 »
Accusing me of ripping it off, eh, Remixor?

Just kidding. Anyways, don't give me any credit. The song is Migs's.