What if the world were empty, but for you? What if you were so deep in trouble, with no one to turn to? Abandoned and unable to overcome a problem? Tonights theme is “Stranded.”
Stranded, eh? Perfect for starting off with slow ambient meandering pad textures, so that’s exactly what I did! Much use of Alchemy soundscapes, Motion, and Texture, and there’s even a sine wave pitch slide that’s very reminiscent of Earthbound. I even used a texture from Crystal!
Then comes in a beat with a bit of swingtime to make it groovy, and i made it all lofi and slightly distorted. Yay for chunkiness.
After that the next section is basically just me having fun chopping up a bunch of stuff–the piecemeal bassline is a chopped up bassline loop, and the percussion loop that comes in is sliced up too.
Then there’s this deep, deep bass from Triangle II that I looked at and said “hey, what happens if I turn the filter cutoff up on this bass” and voila there was an epic lead…so that’s exactly what I did, after a pretty long buildup. And at that point we’re into UNTSland.
I get the feeling I could have mastered this a little bit louder, but oh well whatever.
A neat entry, but not that kickass. I’ll try again next time, maybe with a song that has a repeated chorus and maybe even a catchy melody. Maybe I should also try and do more detailed work on things instead of doing really long songs. I’ve also really been wanting to do chiptune stuff, so maybe i’ll do that…