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Old 08-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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So! After the trilogy of Video Game Cover Albums that I started, it's time for a new series:

The UG Community 8 bit Style Music Album!


The idea is simple enough, make songs that sound like 8-bit era video game music. Examples would be, for instance, Cave Story, this Adventure Time fan video , or even things like this dubstep song.

Da Rules:

1. You can only submit things that you have personally recorded and arranged.

2. The submission should be over 1:30 minutes in length

3. The submission needs to be in a decent mp3 format

4. Collaborations with other users are of course allowed, and are welcomed. Just make sure that both users' names appear on the submission

5. You may only submit songs that you yourself have written, that means no 8 bit covers of existing songs!

6. Songs must have an element of 8-bit sound to it. That doesn't mean that the entire song has to be in the style of 8-bit, but a good portion has to. Take the dubstep song from earlier as an example, you need to at least have that much "8-bit" sound in it for it to count.

7. Deadline is the 1st of October - NO EXTENSIONS this time, no exceptions!



For those of you with absolutely ZERO equipment, here's what you can do:

1. ask us UGers who have spent way too much money on recording crap and software to help you

There are tons of programs out there to write MIDI files. They may sound like crap, but the great thing about MIDI files is that you can export and import them into nearly any software. This means that you can compose something with a program that sounds like crap and send it to someone with better software, who just runs it through it and voila! instant awesomeness.

2. Cheap recording for beginners

To being recording, all you need is an audio interface. These range in price from 30$ to 1500$. To record for this simple project, you can get an interface like a UX1 from Line6, which comes with a great program called Podfarm. For further information, please refer to this thread from the recording forum , which will get help get you started with any questions you might have. Don't worry about sounding like the latest Bob Rock record, none of us know that much about recording, and we can still make stuff that other people enjoy.

3. Collaborate with another UGer

If you collaborate on a song with a UGer who has better equipment than you, you can also get good results without spending any money or having the equipment yourself. I recommend going with the other two options, though, as this is pretty much the option for lazy people.

4. Free VSTs:

The Peach , Toad and Triforce plugins from Tweakbench are excellent 8-bit style plugins, I can highly recommend them, and they're for free!

So, Excelsior! Let's get this ball rolling, maggots!

Don't forget to all personal sticky this thread!



People who've signed up:

Jon777
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Alright guys, so I made a Dropbox account and a group, there's a thread in the group for the Dropbox invites, where you'll be able to upload your songs, update them and move them to the "Final Version" folder when they're finished!

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/8bitalbum/

Anybody can join.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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In my experiences, an octave effect can give a video-game style sound
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #7
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omg I already have an 8bit-ish song I can totally do this it just needs tweaking and a fatter low end

and it's better than the piece of shit I put into the VG album

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Actually never mind, I'm afraid of commitment.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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I'll have to pass on this one, I'm too busy with other music projects, with my full length still in the works that I want to get out before UGPR4 comes out, a song for the stoner/doom/sludge album, a split with another UGer...
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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I'll have to pass on this one, I'm too busy with other music projects, with my full length still in the works that I want to get out before UGPR4 comes out, a song for the stoner/doom/sludge album, a split with another UGer...

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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Never composed an 8-bit song before... sign me up!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:01 PM   #15
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I remember someone else tried an 8-bit album a long time ago, and it failed miserably.

I also know of a program that takes MIDI files and turns them into 8-bit sounding MP3s. I'm trying to remember the name. It was something like GCSX or something, if anyone knows that i'm talking about.

Oh, and sign me up.

EDIT: Found a download site for the program. http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconV...0/P/GsorigE.htm

It's old, but it still works fine.
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Ok I'm in! I do not dabble in the realm of digital shit so this will be fun.
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Ok I'm in! I do not dabble in the realm of digital shit so this will be fun.

I knew you'd commit!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #19
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Is there a deadline for signing up? What if you sign up but don't produce anything?
I'm considering giving this a go, but I'm afraid of commitment and should probably be doing other things.
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I'm in. Do they have to be original tunes or can they be 8-bit arrangements? I have a few transcriptions of songs (most I did) that I would love to make 8-bit.
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