Thought I'd share two songs I've finished here. One is more recent than the other, but they're a pair, so they go together. They're the Act 1 & 2 Desert songs for Tortured Planet, a decent SRB2 level pack I've been composing for over the past year. 30 something songs total, but I only have 3-4 left to do. I'm kinda looking forward to finishing up, because though this has been a good learning experience, it'll be good to be able to move on towards other musical goals. You know, working on some things of my own, getting involved in group projects, but most of all, trying my hand at chiptunes.
The first song, The Sun has been Doubled
, is probably my less favorite of the two, but I still like it. It is for the first act of Gritty Columns, which takes place in and around ancient desert ruins. I made this one after Act 2, so it was a remix of the indoor theme. It was a bit of a pain to make a proper outdoor remix, and I'm still not sure how well I did. It's worth mentioning that the drums in this song are my favorite part. That makes sense though, because they verge on Zack Parrish plagiarism.Absolutely no My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic references in the song name. Maybe.
Also, fifth lead synths are awesome and help me come up with chords I never would have found on my own.
The second song, Moonlight Mysteries
, was actually composed a few months ago, but it being the partner song, and my favorite of the two, I thought I'd include it. It has a bit of a funny story behind it, too. Originally, I had composed the song with a picture of the moonlit temple it takes place in imprinted in my mind. Only when I had finished the song to my satisfaction, did I bother replaying the level. Then I found out it takes place in broad daylight. Luckily, the creator is a nice guy, and with the urgings of me and a few others, he changed it to night. That being aside though, I tried hard to give this song a large, dark, ambient feeling, and I think I succeeded. The string patch I found in one of my FL folders was a big help with that.
Hope you enjoy them. I had an unusual time with making these two songs, and I learned a lot in the process, especially about the homogenizing of certain samples.