Virt new free OST - SPC700 songs
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Author:  Knurek [ Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Virt new free OST - SPC700 songs

Boot Hill Heroes OST, PWYW on Bandcamp

"This soundtrack represents probably the most difficult musical challenge I have faced; adhere to the limitations of the SNES' SPC-700 synth chip, while evoking both the Final Fantasy 6 / Earthbound sound AND the haunting Old West film scores of Ennio Morricone and Luis Bacalov. It took over two years to complete, and now you can enjoy it wherever you are!"

Might interest some people.

Author:  blitzlunar [ Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Virt new free OST - SPC700 songs

Namely me :) haven't got around to listening to it yet, but based on that description I'm already melting.

Author:  KungFuFurby [ Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Virt new free OST - SPC700 songs

I'd be shocked if this was in actual .spc format (or in some way, shape or form actually played on a SNES). Otherwise, it takes a bit more to convince me these days...

Author:  blitzlunar [ Wed May 28, 2014 3:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Virt new free OST - SPC700 songs

That's the tail wagging the dog. It takes a lot more than an .SPC file extension to convince me.

SPC format is inconsequential in most cases. Far more significant to producing SNES arrangements is thought, sensitivity, artistry and musical/technical understanding.
When it comes down to it the SPC700 is merely a sampler ~ anyone could track a module and run a script to produce an spc, but that's meaningless by itself as the result could quite easily be a lo-fi sounding sample-based song that just so happens to have an .spc extension, rather than something truly evocative of SNES soundtracks from the ground up.

tl;dr SNES music is a whole host of technical and creative dilemmas, not just a file format.

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