8Bit+,What sound and music making programs are you using?

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Post » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:37 pm

Well, I couldn't find a post in the forums, so I'm asking again because else someone had to have asked.

8Bit+,What sound and music making programs are you using?

My last game, I used Garage Band and another program on my Ipad.
Link to programs I've found.
http://www.pixelprospector.com/the-big- ... -software/
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Post » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:37 am

I use BFXR for sounds but I plan on switch to ChipTone when it's done. If you're going to use BFXR, I recommend not using the presets - they sound terrible and way too many retro indie games use them. For music I use FL Studio and various retro console VSTs from woolyss. Trackers will always be the better option for chiptunes but I can't stand using them :T
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Post » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:54 am

For the NES soundchip, i use Famitracker.

For the sega genesis soundchip, the two best on the net are VGMM (Videogame Music Maker, by Shiru Otaku), and Deflemask, which replicates a whole host of soundchips (NES, Genesis, PC Engine, etc.).

I am far more comfortable with VGMM (sample track). In general most fakebit music sounds, well, fake, overproduced, and usually of low quality (as Tokinsom mentions), and having programs that emulate the real soundchips + expansions are very good indeed.

It took a long time and many lousy tracks to get used to using trackers but I think I've progressed nicely. 8-)
Check out my VGM on my soundcloud page!
Video-Game Music: E.C.2151
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Post » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:34 am

Bfxr is awesome as it allows you to generate randomized sounds and then alter them further if they're close to something you can use. It's also completely free!
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Post » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:02 am

Thanks @Tokinsom @Emperor Ing and @Psi.
I found active links to the programs you mentioned.

VGMM Link
https://code.google.com/p/snesgss/

BFXR
http://www.bfxr.net/
Also, I found this game on sale at Steam. It also allows you to create music, but I'm not sure about the licence.

https://vimeo.com/43194854
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Post » Wed Aug 19, 2015 1:04 pm

I also found a way to covert music into an 8 bit song--
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taNLptVRPgk
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Post » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:17 pm

For really raw, from-scratch 8-bit sounds, I use this guy: http://www.superflashbros.net/as3sfxr/
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Post » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:12 am

I've been playing around with this program recently for making music, its easy and fun.

http://terrycavanagh.itch.io/bosca-ceoil

pay what you want (or free)
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