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Re: Retro game music appreciation page

by dsheinem Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Last year I showed my students this documentary, which seems right up this alley. Have you seen it? It is pretty technical, but fascinating:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beep:_A_D ... Game_Sound
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Re: Retro game music appreciation page

by PresidentLeever Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm

Cool, I'm watching the O'Donell interview and it seems well done. I've also seen and can recommend Diggin' in the Carts, which focuses on JP game music, while also bringing up some of the more recent chiptune and "fakebit" artists (at least the version I saw of it).

One of the reasons I wanted to highlight the music by itself is that both music and sound design was usually more of an afterthought back then, which led to a lot of good music getting lost behind loud/grating sfx, or in some place you would quickly click away from or rarely get to, or you'd get music that didn't fit the game well, or good music in a crappy game, etc.
http://minirevver.weebly.com/ - Mini-reviews, retro vgm tribute, rom hacks, chip music, mockups, misc. lists
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Re: Retro game music appreciation page

by PresidentLeever Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:18 am

Latest update: Namco C219 Page

A variation on the C140 wich was quite powerful for the time, with twice the amount of channels on SNES and pretty good sample quality. Shame it wasn't used that much.

Next up is QSound.
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Re: Retro game music appreciation page

by PresidentLeever Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:20 pm

I took a bit of a detour and made a top list of 1980s composers & arrangers based on the top picks from each sound chip page.

http://minirevver.weebly.com/top-composers-1980s.html
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