It’s still October.
Programming audio for the NES is fun, so when I came across an emulator for the S-SMP (the SNES sound processor), I had to take a stab at Super Nintendo music as well.
I’m not very good at action/battle music. So, of course, I wrote an RPG battle theme.
Naturally, I went for something in the Final Fantasy vein. I probably could have done some further sample-rate/bit-depth reduction to make it sound more like it was coming from a real SNES DSP (the percussion’s a bit too crisp in particular), but this seemed to be an acceptable balance that hopefully still captures its distinct feel.
Got a neat little inverse-colored super-portable miniature MIDI keyboard to use with my laptop on a Labor Day sale, so I of course had to throw something together with it
Another go at an ’80s-noir synth vibe (but with a koto for some reason). Had a heck of a time getting it to sound O.K. streaming – pure sine waves amid a lot of ambiance is really hard to compress, apparently. Ended up uploading FLAC instead of MP3 this time, which helped a bit, but this piece seems a lot more dependent on physical speaker properties than most.
…is what I need to be doing. But then laziness and business (…and TV and video games) keep happening. What’s up with that?
Well, I guess I did write two screenplays this week…
I mean – they were for fifteen-second shorts. Let’s not get crazy, here.
Still. I guess that’s better than nothing…!
Sorry for the lapse.
I haven’t had time to post.
So here’s a haiku?
Also, the last of the three CFL bulbs I had in my master bathroom died last night (with a nasty pop). Something started to small like burning electronics a while before and I didn’t realize what it was until the light burnt out. I was worried at first that it was coming from the vents, and the last thing I need is another episode of not being able to use air conditioning because of it flinging bad smells throughout the house.
Anyway, all three of these bulbs went out within the last three months or so (though the others didn’t scorch), so none of them even lasted three years (so many threes!). I thought these things were suppose to last longer than incandescent bulbs…
I replaced them with some LED ones I had on hand, which I guess are better anyway, but these particular CFLs were nice – 1600 lumen 6500K ones (very bright, super white). I’ll have to see if I can find LEDs in such a configuration.
Dang, I’m boring.
A plastic dog came up to me.
He asked for five; I gave him three.
I guess that was all right, since he
Accepted that instead.
A metal cat went up to you.
She asked for ten – what did you do?
I heard you only gave her two.
I guess that’s why you’re dead.