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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #25 on: 15:36, 13 September 13 »
I haven't really got the hang of 'instruments' and how they're constructed, I often find with the sample ones I'm getting weird cross overs and distortions with other instruments, or they suck at certain octaves. But I'm learning.


Most of your crossovers and distortion problems come from using hard sounds in several channels at once. I would recommend you to stick to "normal" sounds until you master them.

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #26 on: 05:37, 18 September 13 »
You can "mix" the bass and drums in one channel if needed. Also for the chords, the most usual thing is to use arpeggios to save channels.
A quick example:

Oh McKlain .... that's awesome!  :o I think you've cracked it and well... I can't see how much more I could improve on that!!!  :D


Do you mind if I use this? I was making it as a short intro for my YouTube videos.

Over time though I will use the basis of this and possibly finish the whole song :)

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #27 on: 10:39, 18 September 13 »
Of course, go ahead!. And don't mind making changes of your own to the song, I think that there is a lot of room for improvement on it :)

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #28 on: 10:40, 18 September 13 »
Of course, go ahead!. And don't mind making changes of your own to the song, I think that there is a lot of room for improvement on it :)

Thanks! :)

And what else do you think could be improved upon specifically?

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #29 on: 11:31, 18 September 13 »
Do you mind if I use this? I was making it as a short intro for my YouTube videos.

Hey Xyphoe, it would make my day/week/month/year/life if you did a Subtera Puzlo video :)

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« Reply #30 on: 04:07, 19 September 13 »
Hey Xyphoe, it would make my day/week/month/year/life if you did a Subtera Puzlo video :)

Ooh, what's that? Sorry I'm really out the loop at present!!!  :-[

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« Reply #31 on: 09:26, 19 September 13 »
Ooh, what's that? Sorry I'm really out the loop at present!!!  :-[

EgoTrip and I entered the game in the 16kb ROM Competition.

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #32 on: 09:28, 19 September 13 »
EgoTrip and I entered the game in the 16kb ROM Competition.

Oh yes I heard about that and I think I saw some brief video clips!

Yea I need to get round to that, and one about that recent Zombie game that is awesome too!
I just need to get this damn 300th video special out the way. Keep procrastinating with it!

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #33 on: 09:30, 19 September 13 »
Oh yes I heard about that and I think I saw some brief video clips!
Yea I need to get round to that, and one about that recent Zombie game that is awesome too!
I just need to get this damn 300th video special out the way. Keep procrastinating with it!

Ah, good luck with the 300th video!

Your videos were in part what inspired me to do more coding because I watched them to look at techniques etc and really enjoyed them.

So to see one for my first CPC game would be awesome :)

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Re: STarKos - needing help getting started!
« Reply #34 on: 14:36, 19 September 13 »
Thanks! :)

And what else do you think could be improved upon specifically?


Well, make it more like an 8 bit cover and not just an 8 bit recreation of the song. More arpeggios, effects, adding the drum rolls, etc etc.  :)