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O U T C A S T (arc-outcast.s3m)

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  • arc-outcast.s3m is a S3M format module. Uncompressed, it is 89.44KB in size and has been downloaded 159 times since Sun 24th Jan 2021 :D

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  • Mod Archive ID: 191151
  • Downloads: 159
  • Favourited: 0 times
  • MD5: afcd163691566afec5dda9efc71de85c
  • Format: S3M
  • Channels: 16
  • Uncompressed Size: 89.44KB
  • Genre: Electronic (general)

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artist I imagine most musicians aren't going to upload their first ever track here. But I did. Not because I think it's great, but because I made it and I have a fondness for the music I've made, even if it's not very good. Plus I get to talk about what went into writing it, what I was thinking at the time, etc. It's a glimpse into my mind in the 1990's.

I wrote this in late spring/early summer 1996. I downloaded MOD4WIN so I could listen to FF3 and Chrono Trigger mods. It wouldn't play IT files, though, so I downloaded Impulse Tracker so I could listen to one of them.

I later connected with a local BBS called R-Squared and downloaded tracks from other teenagers in the area, namely Kalanaras and Subliminal. One of the songs by Kal was called Echo's Call, and I liked it a lot. (Subliminal would eventually release some songs to the broader demoscene community, as did I, but Kalanaras I don't think ever made anything that got beyond the audience of R-Squared).

I downloaded Scream Tracker and tried to figure out how to get it to work. I clumsily figured out how to retrieve samples from Echo's Call and insert them into my own track. After some false starts, I learned how to edit patterns and put them into an order list. The looping bass sample may have come from somewhere else - Echo's Call is probably lost to the ages, so I won't be able to say for sure (as a side note, I later made my own version of that song when I was a bit more comfortable with using Scream Tracker).

The song itself is a mess but I was really excited about it at the time. You may notice that I didn't know how to stop the looped bass from playing, and I think I just inadvertently cut it by playing a different sample in the same channel later. Actually, I probably didn't even realize that it was still playing.

At the very end I added a "bonus track" which was supposed to sound like "Spoon Man" from Soundgarden. I would later make two new versions of Outcast, and included this little ditty at the end of each one.

I don't completely remember the order that I "published" my songs in but this is most definitely the first. After the first 2 or 3 it gets muddled. I used to have a document listing all of them in order, but it's probably lost forever, unfortunately.
- arcturus

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Tech Bass hit 1
Tense Strings
Slide Strings
baby Bass Click
Hard Snare
Light Drum
Echo Note
Tiny Bass
Looping Bass

By Arcturus

Please forgive me for
writing this!  It's not my
fault! :)

This is my first mod ever.
Don't worry, I'll get

Special thanks to:
Kalanaras of Nucleus,
because I used some
instruments that were in
some of his songs.  Good
thing I am not charging
money for this, or else
he could sue me!  :)

As you can see, I enjoy
using emoticons. :^)


(C) 1996 Mark Abersold

If you went all the way
down here, you are the type
who has no life!  :-)

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