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DOS - Music composing

 
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Nemesis Zero II
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:36 am     Post subject: DOS - Music composing Reply with quote

There were two things I did with MS DOS during my youth:
- Gaming
- Composing / listening of Music

The 2nd item is what I would like to talk about here. I used FastTracker II and samples to compose xm-files (not professional, quite simple but for fun together with friends). I played them (and music from other composers) with cubic player V1.7.

I am thinking about composing a new song with FastTracker II again after 15 years just for fun.

Are there other composers who like to talk about their DOS-music career / experience / tools?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it! I've messed around with MilkyTracker and Famitracker a few times. I love making music, but I just can't find myself skilled enough to make anything masterful. Maybe one day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear wardrich,

my music wasn't also masterful. Anyway, I had fun and I found some people who liked to listen. I was lucky, we were a group with the same hobby. We exchanged our music and experiences / samples.
If you have still interest, go on composing! Don't stop, just for fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Impulse Tracker back in the day. Of course, no one ever heard my songs, too self-conscious for that. Upset Recently I played around with Schismtracker for Windows, because it basically attempts to copy IT. But then I realized that IT runs quite well in the newest version of DOSBox (it didn't run so well in older versions years ago) and Schismtracker is rather buggy, so now I just run the original when I feel like messing around. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:45 pm     Post subject: Shine on! Reply with quote

Dear Emmzee,

don't hide your light, an artist needs audience. The thought and creativity counts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I play the piano (very rusty now) because I bought an MT32 package from Sierra for Space Quest 3 (I think it was 3), that got me into MIDI, I eventually bought a cheap MIDI keyboard, and between "writing music" on one of the bundled staff music utilities and learning to play, ended up playing with friends in college and up 'til my early 30s when a move finally saw my current equipment all get packed away.

I often think about getting back into it, just balk at the time. And kick myself for sitting in front of the TV instead of doing such projects and self improvement. But I'd love to retire having developed some such skills and not be too rusty at it. [sigh] Still lots of time until retirement, the "retire at 35" plan didn't even come close to working.

Cheers to all the computer musicians! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

since I have a busy job AND a family my music plans are also standing still. The best opportunity for me is, when I have an out-of-office-job (my english is strange I know) at a boring place.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nemesis Zero II wrote:
out-of-office-job

Is that like an out-of-body-experience? Laughing

Seriously, paycheck + freedom = wonderful. I'm saying that from my office, dreaming of freedom, but happy for paycheck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is:) I meant a visit on costumer site at a place in the world where is nothing to do in the evening hours. Then I have the time for composing.
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