madk

I need some 8-bit music to use in my game.

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I'm making a game that demands a nice retro soundtrack but I'm terrible at audio.

I'm making a "demake" of the final fantasy tactics series. Here's a video for an idea of what the game's (going to be) like. It's in very early development.

edit: newer video up

What I need:

-A bunch of retro beep and boop music files (just about any format other than wav is acceptable) spanning a wide range of moods (happy, suspenseful, hostile, relaxed, danger, etc.)

What you'll get:

-A place in the game's credits if you so wish

-Unless you don't want to be for any reason, you get to be a beta tester.

Thanks for reading, and please consider helping me out. I have no money, so don't ask for it. I imagine anyone with talent (which I lack) can put together an 8-bit musical score in all of 5-10 minutes. Please don't link me to free use music, I really want the music to be original and unique.

For those of you who saw paradox, this is the beginning of the summer, and I want to start it off with something relatively easy before moving on to a full-fledged game like that. It will come, it's just not here yet.

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Alright, Koolfox here,

I am interested,

and I can write some 8-bit music for you,

but as a a question for starters, do you want me to do it Tracker style? I mean, using MODs and all.

so a full 8-bit song will be something like 4kb instead of an MP3.

just as a suggestion...

and second, should I demake and make 8-bit music based on the original themes from the original FF tactics game?

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but as a a question for starters, do you want me to do it Tracker style? I mean, using MODs and all.

Your choice. I can convert the format if need be, though yes, midi or mod is preferable.

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and second, should I demake and make 8-bit music based on the original themes from the original FF tactics game?


I'd appreciate some original music in there, but yes, that would be nice. And for the songs you may use for reference, my favorite game audio-wise was FFTA for the Gameboy Advance.

Here are links from vgmusic.com for songs that are cool. (in all their non-8-bit greatness)
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... Valley.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... Hopev2.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... Hopev2.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... _intro.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... ta_120.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... Battle.mid
http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... _World.mid

Heh, that's a lot, isn't it :P
If you can do all or most of those and maybe 2 or 3 original songs with the same style, that'd be perfect. For other songs that would fit pretty well, check out Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword for gba (Not usually referred to with the subtitle if there happens to be any confusion). Songs similar to those also would fit nicely.

It doesn't have to be completely 8-bit, it just has to fit that style and feel.

As thanks for your help, you can have all the pricey stuff on my website for free! :o (yea, that's an entire buck fifty.)

Hopefully I'm not asking too much here. If I am name your conditions. I can write you a specialized application if you need something done (see the autotyper on my website, that was done as a request)


BTW could I see some previous work, Koolfox?

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Listen to RockingFortress - His album.

Some 8bit music within the song "Rocking Fortress" itself I believe, well it sounds 8bit.

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I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING AT YOUR STILL ALIVE MAKE IT STOP

srsly that's hilarious stuff

EDIT:

[ignore]here's a good example of what I'm hoping for:

http://www.vgmusic.c...usic/console/ni ... jbatl1.mid

it sounds pretty 8-bit but it really isn't (at least I think it's not, I really wouldn't know lol)[/ignore]

Found some real 8-bit music and it sound much more fitting than that. Make it 8-bit.

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Koolfox, where art thou?

I found this wonderful piece of free software called famitracker for making 8-bit music, but my lack of talent really shows on the songs I've made with it :P so unless you have something you prefer, famitracker is pretty easy to get ahold of.

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ooo very cool.

you made them, I assume? What name should go in the credits, if any?

BTW:

I dunno if there's more where that came from, but I liked all but 3 of the songs

song 1 was to techno-ish for a mideival-ish themed game

song 8 had some unpleasant static in it.

song 10 had a laser sound near the beginning. see song 1. didn't listen to the rest of it.

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madk said:

ooo very cool.

you made them, I assume? What name should go in the credits, if any?


BTW:
I dunno if there's more where that came from, but I liked all but 3 of the songs

song 1 was to techno-ish for a mideival-ish themed game
song 8 had some unpleasant static in it.
song 10 had a laser sound near the beginning. see song 1. didn't listen to the rest of it.


No. I didn't make it. It's from Yoyogames resources

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madk said:

Koolfox, where art thou?

I found this wonderful piece of free software called famitracker for making 8-bit music, but my lack of talent really shows on the songs I've made with it :P so unless you have something you prefer, famitracker is pretty easy to get ahold of.


Sorry for taking so much time to reply, my mistake, I sent you a PM with my MSN, so I can send you some tunes in private without the need to upload so much.

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ehhh.. (nervous laughter)

I'm not a big guy on IM'ing. I don't got MSN. Or much of anything else for that matter. Would never use it anyway. Steam, maybe? I dunno.

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