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My chiptunes

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Hello!

Instead of making a new thread for each new track I make I'll just post them all in this thread...

Hope you like them, and criticism is welcome!

Here's the last one I uploaded:


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Thanks Atarieterno :)

There comes a new tune!


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I like this tune very much, very original and the sound is great!

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Thanks favardin :)

Here's one more! I've been busy working on my YouTube channel (modular synth jams) but I'm getting close to having a chiptune album ready for release :) This one's among my faves!


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Overall nicely done. The only criticism I have is that the lead is too loud and there isn't enough dynamics on it, it's mostly full loudness and no pauses between notes. Dynamics makes a lot of difference because a pause and differences in volume make make melodies more interesting. In electronic music, we usually tend to forget about dynamics, but in acoustic music like orchestral music for example, it's paramount because otherwise everything will sound unearthly.
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!cube wrote:Overall nicely done. The only criticism I have is that the lead is too loud and there isn't enough dynamics on it, it's mostly full loudness and no pauses between notes. Dynamics makes a lot of difference because a pause and differences in volume make make melodies more interesting. In electronic music, we usually tend to forget about dynamics, but in acoustic music like orchestral music for example, it's paramount because otherwise everything will sound unearthly.
Thanks a lot for this constructive feedback! I've heard some of your track on Soundcloud and remember their production was quite impressive, I should use them as a reference!

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Hey! This one got 2nd in the Atari Trilogy battle on battle of the bits :D (if you make chiptunes you need a botb account btw). Hope you like it!


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Ah yes, really cool track, nice rhythms and progression. :)

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congrats Yqn, it sounds really cool
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Cyprian wrote:congrats Yqn, it sounds really cool
dma wrote:Ah yes, really cool track, nice rhythms and progression. :)
Thanks guys :)

This one got got the gold in the AY/YM format in the Winter Chip XIV battle on botb :) I guess the "gwEm sines" were quite enjoyed!


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They sound nice, real retro but still different. Keep it up...
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Rocks! Keep it up!
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That Battle of the Bits thing seems interesting, I hadn't heard of it before.
I like the tune you made for the Winter Chip XIV. :)

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dhedberg wrote:Rocks! Keep it up!
Thx! :) There comes a short track about global warming:


607 wrote:That Battle of the Bits thing seems interesting, I hadn't heard of it before.
I like the tune you made for the Winter Chip XIV. :)
Thanks :) Battle of the bits really made my music better because you compete with all sorts of musicians, including geniuses, it forces you to raise your standards and expect more from yourself :) You should join, we are lacking YM chiptuners there :)

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YQN wrote: Thanks :) Battle of the bits really made my music better because you compete with all sorts of musicians, including geniuses, it forces you to raise your standards and expect more from yourself :) You should join, we are lacking YM chiptuners there :)
Okay! I'm trying to learn some basic music theory first, so I can figure out why my latest tune seems a bit lacklustre compared to my previous tunes, and then I was planning to make a snow-themed track. So if there's another Winter themed event, let me know... ;)

cqrefree/cqreless is quite interesting. Do you have a story behind it written anywhere? I like the ending. ;)

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607 wrote: Okay! I'm trying to learn some basic music theory first, so I can figure out why my latest tune seems a bit lacklustre compared to my previous tunes, and then I was planning to make a snow-themed track. So if there's another Winter themed event, let me know... ;)

cqrefree/cqreless is quite interesting. Do you have a story behind it written anywhere? I like the ending. ;)
There is a Winter Chip battle every year, whose deadline is generally around february ;)

cqrefree/cqreless is about how we're (not) dealing with global warming, like we're trying to be carefree but we're actually being careless and most of the world is gonna be fooked up in a few decades. Indulge the mario ending, I needed the most recognizable game over melody!

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YQN wrote:There is a Winter Chip battle every year, whose deadline is generally around february ;)
Are you joining yourself again? I got my tune finished, but then saw that the deadline has been extended by two weeks, and as such I'm going to wait a bit with submitting it, and ask a housemate for feedback first. :)

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I'm cooking something but having a hard time making it good enough to compete for gold

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Forgot to spam you with this short track I made for a friend's birthday (the one with which as a kid I spent most time playing and making music on our ST's)


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Hi Yan,

I discover your soundcloud profile, interesting :)

<Out Of Bre"a"th> song is my favourite !

Et si tu es tenté de produire sur des vrais démos sur STE, tu sais comment me contacter ;)

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Music for my ears.
Nice work congrats.

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tksm wrote:Music for my ears.
Nice work congrats.
Thanks :)
Zorro 2 wrote:Hi Yan,

I discover your soundcloud profile, interesting :)

<Out Of Bre"a"th> song is my favourite !

Et si tu es tenté de produire sur des vrais démos sur STE, tu sais comment me contacter ;)

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607 wrote:Are you joining yourself again? I got my tune finished, but then saw that the deadline has been extended by two weeks, and as such I'm going to wait a bit with submitting it, and ask a housemate for feedback first. :)
Eh we didn't score very high this time but I hope you'll submit something for the summer!

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