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ITT Your musical instruments and talent. Anything pertaining to your music. I know some of you (cough cough Roast cough Crazy cough cough) have soundclouds in which you post music. That goes here too.

So my homebrewed ax-o-matic on which I blow peoples minds is in need of actually being finished. I've kept everything really quite the same and boring since I made it, but I'm feeling rich and am gonna go drop dough on a humbucker the size of a regular pickup to place in it to get a nicer, more humbuckerlicious sound. Among other things, it needs a place to add a strap and some awesome design features. It's really just my old electric guitar, in fact my first electric guitar, that I decided was not awesome enough due to its horribad design. Don't really know what else should be done, though. It def needs something, but I'm not sure what it is.

I only got one picture, so here it is. I know it's bad but I don't really have a camera.


I didn't want to necro Foil's old instrument thread because it was from so long ago that it was way too old to be brought back up, and this has a different flavor as it also pertains to your music.


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I could tell I'd get a mention as soon as I read the title.

Sure I'll post my stuff when I have pics and some time.


Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:46 pm
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I can play guitar; I used to play woodwinds, but I gave that up because of my shitty teachers.
I have a generic acoustic, a broken acoustic, and an Epiphone SG or something.
I can sing okay, but like the singer of BTMI, I get nervous about it a lot.
I often sing along to my favorite folk and ska songs.


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I can't actually play any instruments, but I compose stuff every once in a while. Let's see what I can find kicking around...

A lot of my work is done with PXTone, which is made by the creator of Cave Story, so it has a bit of a similar sound to the music from that game. For instance, this uses some of the same instruments as Cave Story: Calm During the Storm
I think I've actually posted this one before: Blizzard-Whipped
If you played Prison Escape Episode 3 recently, you may recognize the tune here, which is because it's a predecessor of sorts to the theme in that mission: Havoc MK2
This is a remix of a bunch of music from Mega Drive-era Sonic games (cookie to whoever can actually name the tunes it's a remix of): Black Hole Dust

I've also done some playing around with the Ultimate Megadrive Soundfont, which I've been using to make music for a game I was working on. Someday I'll actually finish the game, but in the meantime, here's a couple tracks from it:
Main theme
A boss theme


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That's pretty cool. I like the musical instrument thing, keyboard or whatever, but the fake drums really get at me. I hate drums in the first place, or at least bad ones, but fake drums are really hard on me. Something about their perfect uniformity is really unappealing to me.


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I like percussion doohickeys. I hit stuff and it makes noise


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Nonsequitorian wrote:
Something about their perfect uniformity is really unappealing to me.

Yeah, that's fair enough. The ones I did with PXTone are mostly modified white noise with the occasional sine or square wave, so they sound pretty artificial. The last two songs both use samples from the Mega Drive, and because of how the soundfont is set up, pitch variation is pretty hard to achieve, so they can sound quite fake. My music tends to be very videogamey, because that's what I learned from.


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The thing is is that I dislike drummers as much as I dislike drum machines. The thing I love about drum machines is that they actually keep time, but drummers don't. I swear I have never seen a drummer who is also a musician. They think it's their duty to whale on everything they see.

When I find a good drummer however, I basically bow down and suck his drumsticks, because metronomes that are sentient and can keep me on track and support my every whim are the bee's knees. Just like when I find a drum machine that has genuinely good hit sounds and has some sort of un-artificial quality that I can't really describe in any other way, drums can be one of my favorite parts of a song.



I really do like the whibbledee music instrument that you use to go up and down and such. That's as good as I can describe it. It's fast and it makes pingy noises.


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Hmm, depends on the track you're talking about. Chances are it's some form of square wave you're hearing - I use them a lot.


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I'm a Piano man, but I know my way around an Ocarina as well (I bought one at some hippy market thinking it looked cool, got home to look up some tabs and found out about the game :oops: )
Anyway, I haven’t played in a while, but I'm getting back into it.
Starting to learn this,

I love Classical-ish sounding pieces, and I usually wouldn't have a problem playing something like this, but the left hand for this is (while do-able) quite hard.
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I can't think of anyway to do this other than bringing the 2nd finger over the 1st and back again like some sort of ninja freak, but for the whole song, over and over again. I may actually have to sit down and (god forbid) practice this.


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Nonsequitorian wrote:
It def needs something, but I'm not sure what it is.

You should sand/stain the wood. It'll make it look cooler.

Also, I play trumpet, and people tell me I'm a good bass singer.


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I have private piano lessons once a week. Been practicing He's a Pirate recently, I can play it fairly well.
Mostly I just play classical music, though.


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Fail Flail wrote:
Starting to learn this,
<Romance in Andante 1>

That's not one I would have tried learning myself, but there are some ESPECIALLY good piano pieces in that ost, such as Jitter, Wiosna and Friendship. I want to learn at least a couple of them.


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Jitter and Friendship don't provide enough of a challange :grin: , and Wiosna is too guitar based.
I really wanted to learn Parity, but other than it looking quite daunting, it wouldn't sound the same without the backing.


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I play some piano and mess around in Famitracker from time to time.
I can play some Friendship is Witchcraft songs :grin:


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