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Colony Rigel 3 (arc-colonyrigel3.s3m)


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  • arc-colonyrigel3.s3m is a S3M format module. Uncompressed, it is 59.53KB in size and has been downloaded 64 times since Sun 24th Jan 2021 :D

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  • Mod Archive ID: 191141
  • Downloads: 64
  • Favourited: 0 times
  • MD5: 4c1cb1f7461ca3e25ad2e422e0a9e520
  • Format: S3M
  • Channels: 6
  • Uncompressed Size: 59.53KB
  • Genre: Electronic - Techno

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artist Composed summer 1996, probably late July.

Some of you, if you hear this, might think this song is a rip-off of the Mortal Kombat theme song (from the movie, not the game). And it would not be unreasonable to make that connection. However, I can definitively say that for once, no, this song is not a rip-off. This is because that was how EVERY techno song sounded in the early 1990’s.

I was particularly impressed with myself when I finished this song. I can’t really claim with a straight face that it was good, but it was good for me time relative to what I had recently produced (this was, after all, only weeks removed from completing my trashy CPDP set). And this song actually sounded like REAL techno. I think I did get a bit carried away with the main theme, given how often I repeated its pattern. But that was just how I made a song longer back in those days.

I don’t remember what my source was for the orchestra hit sample, but the lead (which I had previously used in the Unbrunchables) came from the famous Jupiter by Trash. It’s kind of badly looped, but I had no ability to smooth out the loops with the technology I had available to me at the time.

I was still having issues with volume control as well at this point. When a channel was too quiet, my go-to solution was to simply double it up to increase the volume. As a result, my songs were inevitably very noisy. However, I was starting to learn how to use effects to enhance the sound of my lead, as noted in the vibrato and pitch slides.

The title isn’t particularly significant, I just gave it a space-sounding name. I was really into astronomy during my teenage years. “Rigel” is the name of a star in the Orion constellation. My own alias, Arcturus, is the name of a star in the constellation Bootes. Those two star names were always my favorites, and I would also name characters in my never-finished fantasy stories after those stars as well (Arcturus was the warrior, Rigel was the sorcerer).

So overall, Colony Rigel 3 ultimately would not go down as one of my greatest songs, it was one of the best I had produced at the time, and was a sign that I was starting to develop some skills and technique.
- arcturus


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Beep
SY35.Brass.Lead
VFX/2.Mirage.Orch.Hit
Bang Slide Drum
Snare
fngrbass.780 (no header)

Colony Rigel 3

by Arcturus

I am getting tired of
writing these comments...

-Arcturus

(c) 1996 Nucleus Software

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