June 5th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Remake Started: Darkerly Stormy

I've been wanting to remake this one for a long time... Grin It just took a while (and still taking a while) to figure out what new samples to used as opposed to the Edirol VST I had in the original Darker Stormy (which was not that strong, especially in the climax).

Here's a taste for now - the sound should be noticably different, perhaps a littler darker.

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May 28th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Batch Mode Added to SMF Notify Group

Upon request, I've gone and added a batch mode for the SMF Notify Group mod.  This allows you to subscribe/unsubscribe members and groups from multiple topics/boards at once instead of going in one-by-one.

The new functionality can be found under the Batch link when you view the mod main page (click "Notify Group" on any thread/board and then "Reset"; or go to /forums/?action=notifygroup).

For SMF1, the mod has been updated to version 1.8.
For SMF2, the mod has been updated to version 2.2.

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April 20th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Violin and Flute Piece: Feltip Leaf

Love having 18 units of class but no clubs to worry about - gives me so much spare time to do this random stuff.  Grin

This is just another song I picked up on after stalling for about a year.  It's a more peaceful one after my last song but seems a lot plainer.  Not really about a leaf.. though you could definitely picture one floating along here.  Just running out of ideas for names.   Huh

Thoughts and suggestions welcome as usual.  This is the first time I used East West instruments exclusively; it seems to make my songs sound unintentionally emo but I guess I'll have to figure ways around that.  -_-
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March 23rd, 2012
Posted by pftq

New Orchestral Action Piece: Nightfall

This deviates a lot from the style of my older songs.  It's much  more percussion/choir heavy - I guess you can say it's kind of the first real "action" piece I've made so far.  It's a lot darker and more heavy on the ears than my usual stuff.  This is also the first time I looked EQ a bit during the production of a song, so it should have a bit more clarity than in my past works. Grin

If there's only one song you bothered to hear from me these past months, it's definitely this one. Tongue

Wanted to do a lot more with this piece as I had a lot more in mind, but once Spring Break came along, I couldn't think of anything new. -_-
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March 5th, 2012
Posted by pftq

Some More Piano and Other Stuff

Running out of ideas lately - seems kind of hard to make anything besides just piano.

This one is a little dark but it's a new key I figured out how to play (rather than the one I used in like 5 other songs):

Kind of wondering if I should bother trying to clean it up or make it orchestral.  It seems nice enough as it is, even with the occasional pausing while I was thinking of what to play next.

And this one is an example of me trying to force myself to make orchestral:
Dilo's Shun: https://www.pftq.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=18316

It's been going nowhere - ran out of ideas and no idea how to expand on it.  Any suggestions welcome.
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