As last season, I unfortunately am not as thoroughly prepared as I wish. For example, my romhack concept still is doing its baby steps.
This said, I want to showcase and submit some ports that took a good amount of grind to complete.
I wish you a happy listening.
List of ports:
01. Chrono Trigger - Tyran castle (1:1 wip 6/8 channels and tuning issues: explanation below)
02. Secret of Mana - Distant Thunder (unsampled)
03. Secret of Mana - Distant Thunder (Trials of Mana style)
04. Trials of Mana - Frenzy (unsampled)
05. Trials of Mana - Harvest November (unsampled, exclusive)
06. Trials of Mana - Political Pressure (1:1)
07. Trials of Mana - Political Pressure (unsampled)
08. Trials of Mana - Raven (1:1)
09. Trials of Mana - Raven (unsampled)
10. Undertale - Another Medium (arranged)
Now, you can either listen them online, download the spc bundle or go and find the submissions to the music section :
listen | download | links
!1 2 3 4 !5 6 7 8 9 10
Also I have some walltext to comment on the making for those interested, so buckle up! But before that, here goes for my little rant, it has been a bit more than one year that I learned porting on regular basis, on top of my day job duties, and I must say: so far I am really proud of my progress, although sometimes publicly sharing really does feel ungrateful. I believe I am bringing to the table some songs that are different or not necessarily popular. I also appreciated a lot the requests I have treated so far, thanks for your trust guys, be it Infinity, OrangeBronzeDaisy, Green Jerry, K.T.B. or Brutapode89.
Tyran Castle :
comment: So this work overlapped with KevinM's version
nearly at the same time, but due to IRL I had to leave it WIP. It's only gotta live here on C3 and god this is a blessing because it sounds janky as can be. But I wanted to say I am proud of myself for going through such an ordeal: instrument changes, tempo change, lots of samples to tune, I even tried to adjust the pan the way it is done in the original source, but to no avail, eats up too much ARAM. So here there's this, it's only 6-channel completed so far and the tuning, and the pitch bends all are approximative. But nevertheless I decided to show it. Maybe I'll be able to finish it off for the sake of glory!
This port first has been made for the Super Famicompo 2 and it gave me great difficulty with all its instrument changes among channels. The feedback received was good enough (ranked mid-list) and I improved it according to the comments. Only then came the idea to re-sample it in the style of Trials of Mana. I searched the most suitable samples and to no surprise there were a lot, except claps and bassoon.
So first of all I didn't know Infinity already was on that before beginning, actually I posted a former version of that work to Super Famicompo 2 but I was using a midi extracted from an older build of vgmtrans, so a lot of notes were offset. After a fruitiful Discord convo, a friendly user sent me an updated version of vgmtrans, and I became able to finish the work. Oh! It features a cool pitch modulation stuff, so that's my revenge for that 72hospc where I ridiculed myself lol.
Edit: no, the pitch mod is cancelled finally. But I'll re-try it elsewhere until I pull it out!
A very nice unsampled version since no instrument is missing here really. Couldn't have completed it without the latest vgmtrans either. I recently decided to make this exclusive for a project, so I won't release the txt as of now.
This is just the perfect track for tense atmospheres and I could not believe it is not ported to SMWC, so here it is. The unsampled version sounds kinda funny but I made it my habit to replace anything choir by some @13 ADSR. Those samples gave me the idea to re-sample this other song
from Secret of Mana.
The 1:1 version was very fun to do. On the unsampled version, it was a bit tricky since there is only one marimba in SMW samples, as @3, but the song had one marimba and one kind of xylophone, so, after trying something with wood blocks, and it was ugly, I just settled for a slightly different ADSR of @3.
comment: I am glad I found an arrangement for this since ther's no midi extractor for Undertale. I chose this one because it seemed well organized and had percussions. In the end, I became a bit too overwhelmed by the fact there were so many melody lines coming with their lower octave counterpart, so I tried to arrange something with musicalman's octaved samples. Somehow I managed to cram everything in, along with some writing weirdness. Since the txt is so weirdly done, I leave a filebin link here
in case the submission gets rejected and I cannot fix it. I'll also leave the midi
for anyone wanting to try it, too.
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