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Hey friends,

For your interest, in case you haven’t seen it on Twitter, Trasevol_Dog and I just finished a major collaboration on JS Bach’s Two-Part Inventions.

I arranged all 15 of these compositions in Pico-8 (Each required 2-3 carts worth of SFX). And Trasevol_Dog created animated portraits for each.

Write-ups on the how he did the portraits can be found on Trasevol_Dog’s Patreon Page

And all of the music and portraits can be seen/heard in this YouTube playlist

Hope you enjoy!

P#50747 2018-03-23 16:41 ( Edited 2018-03-24 11:16)

Cart [#38440#] | 2017-03-20 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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Introducing Pico-8 Tunes Volume 1!

A collaboration between myself (@gruber_music) and @krajzeg, who did all the coding and animations.

The idea was to create a cart with music that others can use in their games, so please feel free to do so!

About the music: I wanted to challenge myself and see how much music I could pack into one cart. There are 12 tunes here. Each use only 2 channels, and take up 4-6 SFX slots.

Hope you enjoy!

P#38442 2017-03-20 08:59 ( Edited 2018-11-22 19:04)

The music editor in Pico-8 only works in groups of 32 counts. This makes using triplets, or writing in triple time (3/4) very inefficient. If you loop a 3-count pattern, the music editor will loop it up to 32-counts, then restart. The only workaround is to not use loops when composing in multiples of three, but this takes up way to much space. For a future update, maybe the ability to edit the number of counts in the music editor? If I could have changed the counts from 32 to say, 24 or 36, it would have saved lots of work and memory. Does that make sense?

Another quick observation, though I don't think it has an easy fix: Gradual, linear tempo changes are also memory hogs. The title music from ALttP required 2/3 of the music allotment, even though it's only 20 seconds long (https://soundcloud.com/gruber99/sets/the-legend-of-zelda-alttp-pico)

Hope this is helpful!

P#17892 2015-12-17 18:06 ( Edited 2016-01-17 09:51)

Cart [#17888#] | 2015-12-17 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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This is my Pico-8 remake of Hyrule Castle from Zelda ALttP (I recreated the entire soundtrack in Pico-8. https://soundcloud.com/gruber99/sets/the-legend-of-zelda-alttp-pico)

I'm happy to upload any other of the cartridges, just let me know!

P#17890 2015-12-17 17:42 ( Edited 2015-12-21 23:38)

Cart [#16677#] | 2015-11-15 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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Very different from my first one. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening!

@gruber_music

P#16681 2015-11-15 18:26 ( Edited 2015-11-17 05:13)

Cart [#15666#] | 2015-10-21 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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Having a blast writing tunes in Pico-8. I have a few more carts I'd like to share, but I don't want to overwhelm the forum with music-only carts. I'll wait a few weeks, or wait for a music only section.

Thanks for listening!

@gruber_music

P#15669 2015-10-20 20:41 ( Edited 2015-10-27 21:27)

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