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PostPosted: 2012-04-28, 11:51:15 

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Reading this thread makes me realize how little skill I have.


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PostPosted: 2012-04-30, 18:40:46 

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You don't have "little skill", you just have other skills.
You prevent the site from being a huge "unknown composer" mess. That's why you have your own private star. ;)


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PostPosted: 2012-05-01, 0:05:23 

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eh. still takes less work to do a lil research than it does to code. xD


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PostPosted: 2012-08-18, 19:56:07 

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I guess I should introduce myself as well.
Hello all, I am Raijin. I like to do various things, such as drawing and gaming. I usually challenge myself in the games that I play in various ways, from speedrunning to limiting myself to the games basics and all kinds of things in between. I also like to break games that I play down. If I take the time to break a game down, as I have the Megaman X series for example, I can pretty much explain anything about the game, even the small details, like how the physics work and how to take advantage of that.
I am also interested in Chiptunes, and have been for quite a long time. It wasn't until early 2011 that I actually decided to try making Chiptunes myself with Famitracker. Suddenly one day, after watching so many videos on Youtube, I decided that even with my non-existant knowlege of music, that I would just try it out. To my surprise, I have improved quite a good bit since then, even though I didn't think I would get anywhere. After some time, Shiru released VGM Music Maker. I was always intrigued with the Genesis sound, and FM in general. I have been inspired by Geckoyamori's FM covers on Youtube, so I decided to try VGM Music Maker as well, and again, I have improved quite a bit since I started. I am still active these days with Famitracker and VGM Music Maker, and I should probably share some of the VGM's I made here.

tl;dr: I like challenging myself in retro games, and writing chiptunes.

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PostPosted: 2012-08-18, 20:00:16 
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Welcome :D
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I should probably share some of the VGM's I made here.
The Homebrew section is waiting for you! :music2:

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PostPosted: 2012-08-18, 20:13:31 

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Thanks for the welcome!
I'll share some VGM's soon!

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PostPosted: 2012-10-09, 7:33:41 

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Ahoy hoy! Pleased to meet you all! :)

I'm not very well known outside the circle that I'm in, but I am jrlepage. However, by all means call me jp.

I'm from Canada (the French-speaking variety), and I'm a relatively long-time chiptune artist specialising in the NSF format (though some of the big names out there predate me by quite a long way - Rushjet1, tristendo, Kulor etc.). I've done my share of XG MIDIs as well in my time. In 2007 however I found out about the NSF format (through VGMusic), taught myself MML and eventually figured out how to use Famitracker. Haven't looked back since!

I've become fairly notorious over at Battle of the Bits over the past two or three months for entering 14 one-hour compos of various formats and winning 11 (as of writing this). I'm usually not boastful or anything of the kind (and I hate those who glory in being as such), but this has to be my proudest achievement so far.

Over the five or so years that I've been into chiptunes, I've produced mostly NSFs of course, but I've also had a go at a variety of other formats, including, MasterSystem, ZX Spectrum and more recently AdLib (OPL3). I love the sound of 4-op FM music, too - but I couldn't make any sound with four operators to save my life! Otherwise I'd probably have made a couple Genesis tunes as well.

I tend to unknowingly and unconsciously sign my name over anything that I write, since I usually resort to the same elements from one piece to the next. My basslines are notoriously active and usually do more than just support the rest of the piece. I use 7th chords a lot, don't tend to use arps, etc. You'll see for yourselves when you listen to it I suppose. :p

I initially came here because I needed some help logging a couple VGMs from obscure arcade games. RichterEX2, tails_ and ValleyBell have been kinder and more helpful than words could ever express, and I'm very thankful for that. I see this community is very well stitched together and I hope it'll grow bigger as time passes. :)

I'll be sharing some of my VGM-and-other works in the appropriate section for those of you who are interested.

Well met!

P.S. It's good to recognise a few familiar faces. Shout out to my mates Sam, Rêverie, Raijin and MaliceX!


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PostPosted: 2012-10-26, 3:47:05 

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Guess I should post here.

I'm generally known as MaliceX, though I haven't decided whether to drop it in favour of dj.tuBIG altogether. I generally lurk about random music-related forums particularly if it involves video game music. People may recognise the handle from the random bits of contributions to things like video game MIDI transcriptions, or sound design/synth presets, or otherwise floating around with some kind of information I couldn't make useful but someone else does. :)

Currently studying in university (albeit extended in time than one would like) doing a Bachelor of Computer Science after a degree switch and a life-halting, year-long leave of absence for medical reasons. Computer music has always been an interest but I regret to have only started to really explore the deeper trenches of dealing with digital signals at a low level as opposed to "using" the tools already made to make something useful. Other than a (useless) certificate in music at a vocational level, I prefer to retain my own musical abilities away from a stave/score sheet and go with the ear instead. 9 years and counting, I generally play the piano/keyboard and a bit of drums. Learning the bass but cannot play guitar for crap (but I love the sound of it).

Musical interests generally stem from your typical JRPG soundtracks, to Jazz Fusion and 80's ballads because yeah ok. :) Some example of my work could be found floating on the web with a quick search. Best achievement thus far is getting my name on the SOUNDSHOCK presents FM FUNK TERRROR album on Ubiktune, alongside others I look up to.

As a (late-to-learn) programmer, I do wish to contribute something at some point but it seems that gap has already been filled by more seasoned coding talent. Hopefully there will be something I can share to the world with confidence, code-wise. Even moreso if it's musically-related.

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PostPosted: 2012-10-27, 23:19:24 

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MaliceX wrote:
As a (late-to-learn) programmer, I do wish to contribute something at some point but it seems that gap has already been filled by more seasoned coding talent. Hopefully there will be something I can share to the world with confidence, code-wise. Even moreso if it's musically-related.


You could practice your C++ chops on the WIP version of the update to VGMTool; you will need the phoenix GUI toolkit wrapper by byuu and a gcc version 4.6.1 or higher.

And yes, I'm aware I haven't posted an update to it in a while.

Anyways, welcome!


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My name is Stefan Lindberg and i have a general interest in game music so i tend to hang out at some game music related forums (or at least i try to).

I have quite a big arcade PCB collection but i also still use Atari ST and DOS PC... ATM i am more into DOS PC actually :)

Just have a look at my youtube videos.. i think they represent my game music interest quite good :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/betalningsmottagaren


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PostPosted: 2013-07-21, 12:11:59 

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Welcome to vgmrips.

You have a few nice game sound track videos there, btw. (Time Trax is only one of them.)

Also, please try to upload your avatar again. When Oerg866 restored the data after the last server crash, it reset all permissions, so the PHP script couldn't write to the avatar image folder.
I just fixed this.


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Yes i thought it was strange that my avatar never showed up even if i uploaded it several times... good it is fixed now :)


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Hello. :)

My name is Ian.

I came to request some VG Music tracks to be added to the website. :)


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Hi, I'm sherpa. That name really only means anything in vgm related matters. I haven't had much to do with music in many years, but recently came back to pursue a very old interest, only to find there were tools to convert some of my favorite tunes into readable notes. I studied music a long time ago, and what I have learned is this, you will learn more about music by actually making it or training your ear than you ever will by looking at the notes. Practice makes progress (maybe).

I'm relatively new here, have little programming experience outside lua (which I have not mastered), but I like to solve puzzles. Learning the vgm tools was a challenge, but I am very comfortable with the process. I tend to be a bit slower than needed since I often try to get a loop right, all while learning names of composers I never knew, but who played more of a role in my musical tastes than anything on the radio ever did.

I sometimes like to do transcriptions, as they help my ear a bit, and are a more through study of a piece. Still transcription >>> than adding a track, so I do that, sometimes, even though logging doesn't help me develop my musicianship much. It' more like historical appreciation.

I'm a latecomer. Last time I was listening and studying chiptunes this community did not exist. But it's nice to be here among people of different tastes and skills.

For those of you who just composed tunes even though you did not know any music theory, you did it the right way. Yoko Shimomura apparently did not know anything about composing when she started, and look where she is today. Wish I'd made that choice. I;m better at talking about music than making it.

But never too late, so I am here developing a new hobby.
Mainly interested in developing my skills in programming and music. This place serves both needs.

Outside here, I usually volunteer at some place or other, even for a little bit. It helps develop new skills and keep me motivated to learn something. I live in an area where this is very common.


So Hello to everyone.


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Hi! Name is Dave and I'm from Texas USA. Just stopping in to say "hi" :mrgreen:

Love the site and wow these smileys are old school. Been a long time since I've been on a forum with smilies like these.


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