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Ponies, on the ZX Spectrum

Discussion in 'Music, Audio and PMVs' started by Hampshire Brony, 26 August 2012.

  1. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/epmamhs7p5azc7l/ATG-test4.mp3

    One of the things added to the 128k Spectrum was the ability to do polyphony.
    If we take some letters out of that, we get "lyphon". That is not a word.
    If we try again, we get "pony".

    This is the first few verses of "At The Gala".

    There's one note in Rarity's verse which I'm not 100% about, the code is correct but I think it may be an effect of the bleeper. I'm not going to say which one I think it is, as that makes anything there more obvious since you're looking for it.

    I am hoping to finish this, I had to redesign the entire thing for Rarity's verse, just to find out that I didn't have to, so reverted it back.
    Dash's verse is also going to be a pain, since I only have 3 channels to work with here.
     
  2. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    This is a joy to listen to. You've recreated the song very well.
    Tim Follin eat your heart out.
     
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  3. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    After much stress, I have a new version!
    I have dropped the violin track during Rarity's verse down an octave, found the note in that which was sharpened, making everything else sound flat, and added a few more bars.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/l4yi8t10i9yij0r/ATG-test5.mp3

    And for those of you interested, here it is so far:

    Code:
    1 LET s$="T116O5N"
    2 LET c$="T116O4N"
    3 LET m$="T116O6N"
    5 REM bars 1 - 5
    6 LET s$=s$+"9&&&8&3&1ee3e#c5&6&1#f#f"
    7 LET c$=c$+"9&&&&5&3&1#F#F3#F#C5&"
    8 LET m$=m$+"1&&#f#fbb#C#C#C#fbb#C#CEEEE#f#fbb#C#C#C#fbb#C#C#F#F#F#F#f#fbb#C#C#C#fbb#C#CEEEE#g#gbb#C#C#C#fbb#C#C#F#FEE#C#CEE#C#C#CEbb#C#CEE"
    10 REM bars 6 - 7
    11 LET s$=S$+"3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#d&#f#f#g#a#f#g#f&1#f#f"
    12 LET c$=c$+"9&&"
    13 LET m$=m$+"9&&"
    15 REM bars 8-9
    16 LET s$=s$+"3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#f#g#f#f6b&1#f#f"
    17 LET c$=c$+"9&6&1#F#F3#Fb5&"
    18 LET m$=m$+"9&&"
    20 REM bars 10-13
    21 LET s$=s$+"3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#g#a#f#g#f&1#c#d3e#f#g#f#f#d5&#f#f#g#f"
    22 LET c$=c$+"9&&&&"
    23 LET m$=m$+"O3N7b#C#DE#C#DE#F"
    25 REM bars 14-16
    26 LET s$=s$+"3#f3_7b5&9&8&3&1#f#f"
    27 LET c$=c$+"3b#C5#D3E#D5#CEE#G#F3#FB&1#F#F3#Fb5&"
    28 LET m$=m$+"O3N8B3&1#d#d7e#f3#f&8&"
    30 REM bars 17-18
    31 LET s$=s$+"3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#g#a#f#g&&1#f#f"
    32 LET c$=c$+"3&1#F#F3#Fb&1#F#F3#Fb7&3&1#G#G3#G#F"
    33 LET m$=m$+"O5N3&1B#F3#Db&O6N1#C#f3#d#c&1#d#f3b#DE6&"
    35 REM bar 19-20
    36 LET s$=s$+"3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#d&1#f#f3#f#g#a#f#g&&1#c#d"
    37 LET c$=c$+"3&1#F#F3#Fb&1#F#F3#Fb7&3&1#G#G3#F&"
    38 LET m$=m$+"3&1b#f3#dO5b&O6N1#C#f3#d#c&1#d#f3b#DE&5&"
    40 REM bars 21-22
    41 LET s$=s$+"3e#f#g#f#f#d5&#f#f#g#f"
    42 LET c$=c$+"9&&"
    43 LET m$=m$+"O5N3E#g#CE#F#fb#D#G#gbE#Fa#C#F"
    45 REM bars 23-27
    46 LET s$=s$+"3#f3_7b5&9&&&8&3&1#d#d"
    47 LET c$=c$+"3b#C5#D3E#D#C#DEE#G#F5#F#D3b#C#D#DE#D#C#D5EE#G#F3#FB&1#F#F3#Fb5&"
    48 LET m$=m$+"1b&#f&b&#C&&#fb&#C&E&#f&b&#C&&&&#fb&#C&#F&#f&b&#C&&&&#fb&#C&E&!bar 26!#f&b&#C&&&&#fb&#C&#F&b&#F&5&1b&#F&5&"
    50 REM bars 28-30
    51 LET s$=s$+"O4N3#Db&1#C#D3E#C&1#F#F3#F#F#G#F5#F3&1b#C3#D#D#FEE#C#DE"
    52 LET c$=c$+"9&&&"
    53 LET m$=m$+"3&1b&#D&b&&&#C&E&#C&&&#D&#F&#D&&&E&#D&#C&&&b&#D&b&&&#C&E&#C&"
    55 REM bars 31-32
    56 LET s$=s$+"O4N3#F3_7B3&1#D#D3#Db&1#C#D3E#C&1#DE"
    57 LET c$=c$+"5&3&1#F#F3#F#C5&7&&"
    58 LET m$=m$+"3&1b&E&b&E&#D&#C&BO6#C3#Db10#ab#a3#g1#C#D3E#C1#DE"
    60 REM bars 33-35
    61 LET s$=s$+"O4N3#F#F#G#F5#F3&1#C#D3EE#G#F#F6#D5#F#F#G#F"
    62 LET c$=c$+"9&&&"
    63 LET m$=m$+"O6N3#F10E#FE3#D#C#G&1#c#de#f7#g#a5b3#C#DE#F#G#A"
    65 REM bars 36-40
    66 LET s$=s$+"O4N3#F9_6B7&9&&7&5&3&1CC"
    67 LET c$=c$+"3b#C#D#DE#D#C#DEE#G#F5#F#D3b#C#D#DE#D5#CEE#G#F3#F5B1#F#F3#Fb5&"
    68 LET m$=m$+"O6N3B&5&7&O3N8&3&1#F#F8_3b1#C#D7E#F6B1#F#F3#F5bO4N1gg"
    70 REM bars 41-43 - I'm being naughty and borrowing s$ for the trumpet line - Also, bar 43 is in 2/4 unlike everything else
    71 LET s$=s$+"O5N1c&e&e&ddd&e&e&#d#d#d&g&g&fff&ggg&ggg&ggg&&&"
    72 LET c$=c$+"9&&7&"
    73 LET m$=m$+"O4N1g&g&g&aaa&C&C&#a#a#a&#D&#D&CCC&FFF&FFF&FFF&&&"
    75 REM bar 44 - Again, I'm cheating and c$ can carry some guitar
    76 LET s$=s$+"O4N3&#D#G#F1#D3#D#G4#F"
    77 LET c$=c$+"3#g#g5&3#f#f5&"
    78 LET m$=m$+"O4N3#d#d5&3#c#c5&"
    80 REM bar 45 - This one's been such a pain it's on its own - That G# is bad
    81 LET s$=s$+"O4N3&1#F3#F#F3#G3#F#Cb"
    82 LET c$=c$+"3bb5&1#C#C&#C&#C#C"
    83 LET m$=m$+"O4N3#f#f5&1#g#g&#g&#g#g"
    85 REM bars 46 -
    86 LET s$=s$+"O4N3&#D1#G3#F#F#D#G#F1#F"
    87 LET c$=c$+"3#g#g5&3#f#f5&"
    88 LET m$=m$+"O4N3#d#d5&3#c#c5&"
    90 REM bar 47 - may merge this with 46 if this isn't like 45
    91 LET s$=s$+"O4N5&1#D3#D#F#D#Cb1b"
    92 LET c$=c$+"3bb5&1#C#C&#C5&"
    93 LET m$=m$+"O4N3#f#f5&1#g#g&#g5&"
    95 REM bar 48
    96 LET s$=s$+"O4N3&b#D#F#F#D#G3#F"
    97 LET c$=c$+"3#g#g5&3#f#f5&"
    98 LET m$=m$+"O4N3#d#d5&3#c#c5&"
    1498 GO TO 1500
    1499 GO TO 9000
    1500 LET s$=s$+"O2N5C"
    1501 LET c$=c$+"O4N5C"
    1502 LET m$=m$+"O6N5C"
    9000 PRINT "pony"
    9999 PLAY s$,c$,m$
    
     
  4. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Ahh that Rainbow section is shaping up brill.
    Will you be doing more songs in the future?
     
  5. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    Depends how much grey hair this one gives me!
     
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  6. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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  7. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Less than a day and it's complete.
    Don't think you got too many greys finishing it. It's sweet.
     
  8. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    Started it Saturday, certainly spent a fair few hours on it.

    I had a moment of panic in the office, after copying and installing everything bar the source music midi file.
    Then I remembered I downloaded it, and I was looking for the "Not Reedmacestar, the other one" version, before remembering that that was Smile and not At The Gala.
     
  9. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    That just makes me long to hear Smile ZX Spectrum style now.
     
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  10. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    I tried before doing ATG.
    Now that I've got everything set up for doing it, it should be a bit easier.

    I'll probably go for something a bit easier next, getting the descant to behave in Smile could be a [BSA]
     
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    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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  12. Absentia

    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    That extended theme sounds well good. Just need the accompanying game on tape now.

    Glad you have thrown ATG on youtube too. More need to hear it.
     
  13. Ripp_

    Ripp_ Now in Smoky Bacon flavour.

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    This is amazing
    I wonder if we could make a whole band using old computer tech.

    but with ponies
     
  14. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    I will not be doing any more of these this week - They are a bit stress inducing.
    Also, I've only got a time limited trial of Photoshop at the moment, so I'm going to try and run off a load of tumblr posts while I can.

    Any suggestions for the next one?
    Smile is off the list at the moment. It's just too much work getting the intro to behave at the moment.

    I should see if I can find a copy of PAW somewhere.
    "You are outside Carousel Boutique. Exits are N, W, E. You can see: Fluttershy"
    "take flutt"
    "You can't pick that up"
    "i"
    "You are carrying: A horseshoe, Poison joke, Quill"
     
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    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    I'm not sure which video style I prefer. Thoughts?

    Also, I have tried another Pony song, and it made me cry doing it, and I've tried a non-pony one and that's making me cry too.
     
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    Absentia Zero Zero Six

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    Maybe Becoming Popular. It's a nice short one.
    Keep at it man.
    As for video style I'm still contemplating on that one. I can't decide.
     
  17. Hampshire Brony

    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    This was premiered on some street in Hove:

     
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    Hampshire Brony Shaun of the dead

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    Not pony, but still cool.
     
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    bobby.p #StayBased #MostWanted

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    great stuff as allways
     
  20. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Depends how you define "old", but easily, I'd have thought. After all, these Spectrum songs are great. RainbowCrash88's "Game Boy" remixes sound pretty impressive. If anyone has C64 musical knowledge, that could probably come up with some pretty impressive stuff. Even my utterly feeble BBC Micro programming ability managed to get a few bars of the CMC theme to sound almost recognisable. And so on. :)
     

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