now_its_dark

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created 2020-07-24
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Helloo! I'm a visual creator/designer & enthusiast of various music formats and synthesis, pushing myself to make more music + learning to work within the limitations of the chips.

The BotB community has long been an inspiration and source of music I love to listen to, so If you're reading this, thanks for being awesome <3


A while back, I got kinda upset upon discovering the huge but generally overlooked potential for sound design within the MT-32 and spent time learning to edit it. There is a section about editing the MT-32 in the lyceum, but if you have any questions on this topic, I would be genuinely delighted to help :)


Also I could render from hardware for you with any of the following devices. Feel free to ping me on discord or wherevs for this if you like.

Consoles / Computers

  • Sega Genesis / MD (both YM2612 discrete + audio mod & YM3438 asic version).
  • OPL3/Adlib (via a toshiba laptop)
  • SNES / SFC (60hz, 1chip variant + audio mod)
  • NES / FC (60hz, stereo output)
  • Gameboy (+ "prosound" mod)
  • Game Gear / SMS (+ audio mod)
  • *VIC-20
  • *atari 2600

  • *still need to fix :/

    LA / GM / GS / XG sound sources

    • Roland MT-32 "old" variant (firmware v1.07, new capacitors)
    • Roland MT-32 "new" variant (firmware v2.04)
    • Roland CM-64 (CM-32L+CM-32P)
    • Roland RA-50 (CM-32L w/o the extra sounds but nicer output stage).
    • Korg 05R/W
    • Nokia N70 (Symbian phone + line output adapter cable)
    • Kawai DRP-10 / (GM)
    • Yamaha DOU-10 (GM)
    • Roland SC-55 (GS)
    • Roland SC-88 Pro (GS)
    • Yamaha MU50 (XG)
    • Yamaha MU2000EX (XG)
    • Yamaha MU10 (module version of DB50XG card: XG + QS300 patch compatible)
    • Yamaha eVY1 NSX-1 (eVocaloid + basic XG on ch# 2-16. It uses the YMW820-S chip, basically the brain of a pocket miku w/ VY1 voice).

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    124779
    Level 19 Chipist
    Sloopygoop
     
     
     
    post #124779 :: 2020.08.06 9:13am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    Btw, welcome to BotB!
    Also: that is a rad avatar, how did you make/get that?
     
     
    124841
    Level 21 Chipist
    now_its_dark
     
     
     
    post #124841 :: 2020.08.06 5:25pm
      
      tenryuu, YQN, Sloopygoop, sean and kleeder liēkd this
    Thank you!! It’s been really fun :-)
    I made the avatar in aseprite— setup the position of the planet, then painted some fuzzy blobs and animated them for a few frames (ensuring continuity with the onion skin view). Once the animation was working more or less as a loop, just selected the inverse of the planet and chopped off the messy edge of the painted blobs. Then added some dithered shading on top of everything to add dimensionality and crunchy pattern interaction between the layers.
     
     
    125065
    Level 24 Chipist
    YQN
     
     
     
    post #125065 :: 2020.08.11 3:03am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    great avatar!
     
     
    128295
    Level 21 Criticist
    Xyz
     
     
     
     
    post #128295 :: 2020.10.11 11:21am
      
      Modus Ponens and now_its_dark liēkd this
    that avatar reminds me of rushjet1's avatar https://battleofthebits.com/barracks/Profile/rushjet1/
     
     
    130850
    Level 28 Mixist
    mirageofher
     
     
     
    post #130850 :: 2020.11.17 7:32pm
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    hallo!!!
     
     
    144561
    Level 28 Mixist
    mirageofher
     
     
     
    post #144561 :: 2021.07.24 1:53am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    happy burf!!!
     
     
    144562
    Level 26 XHBist
    tree
     
     
     
    post #144562 :: 2021.07.24 3:15am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    1 year lets go!
     
     
    144583
    Level 21 Chipist
    now_its_dark
     
     
     
    post #144583 :: 2021.07.24 2:25pm
      
      skydev, mirageofher and tree liēkd this
    Wheee thank youu! ☺️ 1 year of botbing.. botbr-ing.. botbdom?
    Joining this site motivated me to start making art more seriously and challenge myself 🙏
     
     
    145906
    Level 27 Chipist
    TrippleP
     
     
     
    post #145906 :: 2021.08.27 8:14am
      
      skydev and now_its_dark liēkd this
    love your avatar!
     
     
    158629
    Level 31 Chipist
    damifortune
     
     
     
    post #158629 :: 2022.07.24 7:10am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    woohoo happy burfday, love your tunes!
     
     
    158661
    Level 24 Chipist
    Viraxor
     
     
     
    post #158661 :: 2022.07.24 9:20am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    happy burf!
     
     
    158674
    Level 24 Grafxicist
    Webriprob
     
     
     
    post #158674 :: 2022.07.24 2:49pm
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    Happy Burfday!!!!
     
     
    161074
    Level 21 Chipist
    Kot
     
     
     
    post #161074 :: 2022.09.24 9:06am :: edit 2022.09.24 9:07am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    Is there a way you can set up SoundDiver to work with MUNT?
     
     
    161093
    Level 21 Chipist
    now_its_dark
     
     
     
    post #161093 :: 2022.09.24 4:52pm
      
      Kot liēkd this
    Hi Kot! Yes, it should work nearly the same as with hardware. The main difference is that the communication is only one direction: SoundDiver can talk to munt, but not the other way around. This means that SoundDiver can't detect it automatically or request the current state of the device, neither of which are critical at all.

    I would guess that it could be more complicated with the vsti version, but it will for sure work for the standalone munt application without any special setup.

    Check out the note on this topic in the Lyceum
     
     
    162853
    Level 10 Playa
    VirtualMan
     
     
    post #162853 :: 2022.11.07 12:24am
      
      Kot and now_its_dark liēkd this
    It's just you, me, and eight bots right now.
     
     
    173907
    Level 22 Chipist
    Collidy
     
     
     
    post #173907 :: 2023.07.24 1:56am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    now_its_your_burf!
     
     
    173913
    Level 31 Chipist
    damifortune
     
     
     
    post #173913 :: 2023.07.24 6:45am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    happy burfday !!
     
     
    173917
    Level 24 Chipist
    YQN
     
     
     
    post #173917 :: 2023.07.24 8:20am
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    now it's your happy burfday
     
     
    173934
    Level 27 Chipist
    kilowatt64
     
     
     
    post #173934 :: 2023.07.24 3:52pm
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    Hey, thanks for making great music!
     
     
    185468
    Level 22 Chipist
    Prestune
     
     
     
    post #185468 :: 2024.02.22 10:40pm
      
      now_its_dark liēkd this
    I think you definitely have the coolest avatar on botb
     
     
    187251
    Level 21 Chipist
    now_its_dark
     
     
     
    post #187251 :: 2024.03.26 8:23am
    Thanks Prestune! I spent a long time on it. Have often wondered whether the intention behind it is apparent– to be a literal representation of my handle, every 2.5ish seconds haha.
     
     

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