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Music Authoring on the Cheap

August 9th, 2012 11:24 pm

If I don’t make a finished game in two weeks, terrible things will happen.

Okay, so in the past few days, I’ve been practicing content generation. I wasn’t actually planning on sharing any of it just because that would take several minutes out of my day, but considering how long it took me to make this song and how much it would benefit me to be able to use it once the competition starts, I changed my mind.

I found this handy web-based sequencer yesterday called Soundation. It comes with effects, some nice instruments, a large handful of free samples, automation, recording… knobs of all sorts… uh, buttons. It’s pretty decent software, especially considering how free it is. Check it out.

Anyway, I made this untitled horror theme. It sucks. I really just wanted to hurry up and get it done, but I might fix it up later. I also have the source available if anyone else is interested in fixing it up.

Good luck!

EDIT: Looking back through the rules, I now realize I’m not allowed to use this the song I attached here. I don’t think I like that.

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3 Responses to “Music Authoring on the Cheap”

  1. Khayet says:

    Are you sure it’s not allowed? Because you can use samples as long as “you have the legal right to use them.” Content-generators are also allowed and I think they are an even more time efficient way of producing music than soundation.

    I’m asking because I’m thinking about using Soundation myself.

    • sorceress says:

      You are allowed to use freely available samples for writing music with (eg, drums or pianos), but no samples for sound effects (eg, weapon fire or death sounds).

    • silverDistortioN says:

      Yeah, you can use Soundation, definitely, including any of the samples included in it. I can’t use the song I attached here, though. That was just a poor choice of words in the edit.

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