Overall, I would have to say that this tune is very impressive both from a musical perspective and especially from a technical stand point (not easy to find a 4 channel 24k MOD that sounds this good!).
The tune's intro opens up beautifully with a square lead (w/ reverb in another channel), a thick chippy bass and, what I would like to describe as, a classic MOD sounding synth. It has a very open feel. Then after the intro finishes it transitions perfectly fading out the square lead and unleashing a catchy beat along with a wicked bass line that carries the song. After this, the song progresses making use of different effects for the lead (such as arpeggios, vibrato etc.) and has tons of cool tracking techniques. It is also important to note that the song finishes up by looping (and does a pretty good job in doing so).
Pink demonstrates excellent tracker skill with this piece. It's not easy to make a MOD tune that has such a small file size sound this good, but thanks to Pink's tech skill, it gets pulled off.
Some examples of good track structure and effects are:
+ Excellent use of mixing arpeggios in with a sample phased square-wave.
+ Excellent use of vibrato and volume dynamics (especially with the synth).
+ Excellent speed/time management
+ Takes advantage of the jump and repeat commands
+ Very good percussion mixing (for one channel)
+ Good reuse of patterns
This is definitely the work of an experienced tracker.
The arrangement is impressive. This song does not have any notable EQ problem, everything is balanced and fits together very well (that is unless you are listening to this tune with headphones on and you are playing this with the hardware limitation of hard panning). The samples are 8-bit and they all work well together giving the tune a good mix of chip sounds with more advanced samples (synth, drums etc.).
One of the things that I found very interesting with this tune is the use of cycling through different square samples to create a very unique sounding lead. Another creative element to the tune is the speed changes that occur. In this tune Pink will keep the bpm the same up change the speed to fit in faster notes when needed. In addition to this, the song had really good use of the pattern jumping commands (Exx, Dxx, Bxx).
I have listened to this song hours on end while I am either programming or developing graphics. It's a great tune to work to. The repetitive looping really works with the song, giving the listener a smooth cadence to follow as they work.
No particular part of the song makes me want to stop it. It's a very catchy tune that will keep you listening.
The only down side is that the song is only 2 minutes and 10 seconds long, which does wear down after a while.
Really leaves you with a stunning impression, Without a doubt the sampling in this song would be considered the strong point. The stereo sound is awesome not to mention the synth solo about 5mins into the song. The beat is great, something that you can really get down to! Just listening to this makes me want to dance.
These types of tunes definitely take a lot of time and effort to write,, i know from personal experience back when I wrote this type of synth music. anyways the tune fully demonstrates the power of sequenced music, especially in xm. I personally feel that it is more impressive to write an .xm tune rather than an .it tune,,
The arrangement is good for the type of song it is,, I personally like the way this tune is arranged for dancin'. everything seems balanced and the hardware does not seem to be a limitation. sampling is great, its not real noisy or scratchy and its pretty clean from what I can tell.
Seems a little slow at developing but that's expected for this genre. I feel as if it definitely would take a lot of creativity and motivation to write this song. As I said before I feel that the creativity really is in the sampling and in the beat of the song.
This song would definitely work as a piece of music. I would keep this module in my collection, in fact its under my favs list. this song is repetitive, but that is expected once again as it suits the genre. Nothing really seems to trashy about it, it really is fine to me.
This is definitely one of my personal favorites from Ghidorah! The song is super catch and always leaves me in a good mood. I can't get sick of it, even when it's on the 130th loop lol. I think it has great structure and good chip samples!
I mean I know its not easy to write at this level at first but the skill it takes to write a chiptune really doesn't have to be that high, just got to learn the basics and apply good chord structure and sample transitioning,, I think this tune is a good solid foundation for chip making,, I based some of my early work on this philosophy and though it may not take that much skill to do, this sound is awesome and thats what matters!
Arrangement is good, could be improved but I think this style of arrangement adds to the overall feel of the toilet story series, therefore making real good! I feel that the looping could have been better but thats just my oppinon
The melody in this tune is awesome,, i love how Ghidorah makes his tunes so chippy by adding the fadeout effect to his lead waveforms, and also not to mention the chord articulation is impeccable. Very inspiring!
For some this tune may be too repetitive since it is a basic looped chip and a lot of the part are the same and repeating but i feel that the repetition simply adds to the beat of the song and gives it a good feel.
The over all feel to this composition is just astounding! It has a great tempo and the transitions are excellent,, sampling is excellent and I sometimes forget that I'm listening to a four channel mod!
This first time I heard this song I thought that this type of tracking was really easy, I mean I though to myself "well this is only four channels, it must be pretty easy to write something like this lol",, I have never been so wrong,, the skill it takes to write a song of this complexion to work within the properties of a 4 channel mod file are beyond me,,
The mixing is perfect in this tune, would not listen to it in any other way,, the use of protracker panning has defiantly been taken advantage of and the pattern transitioning as I said before is super smooth and the samples are just awesome.
Pattern "2F" is perfect example of how crafty the effects are in this tune,, I mean there plenty of other instances were the mod effects add to the tunes element but I feel that 2F is a good example. This is a Demo tune so its understandable how the melody is developed.
The entire song is awesome, there is not one part that i don't like or that i think is unnecessary,, it's not at all too repetitive and I feel that the all the parts in the tune together make it catchy, the bass the drum loop the synth the guitar, all of it.
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