Making music for your game

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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:22 am

Hi all, I have another issue.

I'm at the point where my game is nearly finished for a beta release, but I would like to at least get a theme song and a boss theme done.

Thing is, as a primary artist and getting the hang of the quirks of Construct 2, I do not know how to compose music.

Last time I tried to compose music was when I had Mario Paint... when I was 11. It had a block format that worked by adding symbols representing sounds on the music sheet lines.

I'd prefer like a 8-16 bit chipset style, but at this point I'll settle for anything to try out.

Any recommendations?
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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:51 am

I am in the same boat too. I need music for my game too. I have done some, but they are not as good.
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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:39 am

Sony Acid studio is pretty good for creating stuff quickly
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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:00 pm

you can also purchase cheap music from jewelbeat.com for each about 1$.
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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:54 pm

You can also use free music, check this thread for good links: http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/7743/where-can-i-find-music-or-sound-effects-for-my-gam.html

There is some quality stuff available for free, pay attention to the license as it may have conditions like crediting the original author.
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Post » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:55 pm

I've been playing with Nanostudio lately
It's basically a mobile app, but I use it on desktop for now (free download for windows!)
And because it's compact and "simplified" you don't have to mess with a lot of options, so it's a neat thing to play around, even for complex stuff
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:46 am

Wow thanks for the speedy replies, I'm going to try some of these. The dollar music ones sound like a good idea, I'll definitely remember to credit the author.
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:55 am

There are tons and tons of composers willing to work for free on noncommercial projects (not sure if that's what this is). Try newgrounds as a start.
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:13 am

My favorite music making program is Linux Multimedia Studio, or LMMS. It is free and open source and is for windows, not just linux. You can make a good beat pretty quickly with it and make melodies with a piano roll kinda like a graph where you place notes. http://lmms.sourceforge.net/SpacialPumpkin2013-03-14 03:14:10
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Post » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:58 am

I'm very interested in this as well. What would be a good program to specifically create digital music within the program, rather than recording instruments?
Personally I'm most interested in ease of use, and it doesn't have to be free.
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